Celebrating Karolos Koun

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 9:15am
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building

Audio-visual exhibition and one-day conference

On Friday 22 September the APGRD will host an audio-visual exhibition and one-day conference to celebrate the life of the Greek theatre director, Karolos Koun (1908-1987). The conference is co-organised with Dr Angeliki Varakis-Martin (University of Kent); with generous support from the Institute of Classical Studies.

The audio-visual exhibition is to be co-curated by the theatre designers and Koun collaborators, Dionysis Fotopoulos and Lily Pezanou.

The conference will be held in the JdP Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Oxford, with lunch and exhibition viewing (12.15pm to 2.45pm) in the Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’, Oxford.

Registration costs £20 (£10 concession) - this includes lunch, refreshments, and a drinks reception. There will be an optional conference dinner at an additional cost of £35.
Register via the University of Oxford's Store website

Programme:

In the Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Oxford:

9.15am Coffee and Registration
9.45am Welcome: Fiona Macintosh (Oxford)

Opening Lecture: Chair: Oliver Taplin (Oxford)

10-10.45am: Helen Varopoulou (Berlin), ‘Karolos Koun: Greekness and interculturality’

Panel 1: Chair: Olga Taxidou (Edinburgh)

10.45-11.30am: Dio Kangelari (Thessaloniki), ‘Karolos Koun and the “popular expressionism”’

11.30am-12.15pm: George Sampatakakis (Patras), ‘“hunger was hunger…”: Koun’s ideology on acting’

LUNCH and Audio-visual EXHIBITION at the Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’, Oxford

In the Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda’s College, Oxford:

Panel 2: Chair: Pantelis Michelakis (Bristol)

3-3.45pm: Gonda Van Steen (Florida), ‘Theatre, politics and money: Koun’s Art Theater and the Greek dictatorship’

3.45-4.30pm: Platon Mavromoustakos (Athens), ‘Karolos Koun between identities, languages and aesthetics’

4.30-5pm: TEA

Panel 3: Chair: Hans-Thies Lehmann (Frankfurt am Main)

5-5.45pm: Eleni Papazoglou (Thessaloniki), ‘Between west and east, character and figure: Koun’s “dark” Electra

5.45-6.30pm: Angie Varakis-Martin (Kent), ‘“The movement that speaks”: Koun’s masked chorus at the World Theatre Season’

6.30pm Drinks Reception 

*8.15pm Optional Conference Dinner

Registration

Registration costs £20 (£10 concession) - this includes lunch, refreshments, and a drinks reception. *There will be an optional conference dinner at an additional cost of £35.

Please Register via the University of Oxford's Store website

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