Celebrating Karolos Koun

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:00am
Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda's College, Oxford

A one-day conference

On Friday 22 September the APGRD will host a one-day conference with an accompanying exhibition 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 conference will be held in the JdP Music Building, St Hilda’s College, 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:

10am Coffee and Registration
10.30am Welcome: Fiona Macintosh (Oxford)

Opening Lecture: Chair: Oliver Taplin (Oxford)
10.45am: Helen Varopoulou (Berlin), ‘Karolos Koun: Greekness and interculturality’

Panel 1: Chair: Olga Taxidou (Edinburgh)
11.30am: Dio Kangelari (Thessaloniki), ‘Karolos Koun and the “popular expressionism”’
12.15pm: George Sampatakakis (Patras), ‘“hunger was hunger…”: Koun’s ideology on acting’

LUNCH (1-3pm) - Screening of a message from Lydia Koniordou (Greek Minister of Culture), and a newly commissioned film by Vouvoula Skoura. There will be an accompanying poster exhibition by Angie Varakis-Martin in the foyer.

Panel 2: Chair: Pantelis Michelakis (Bristol)
3pm: Gonda Van Steen (Florida), ‘Theatre, politics and money: Koun’s Art Theater and the Greek dictatorship’
3.45pm: Platon Mavromoustakos (Athens), ‘Karolos Koun between identities, languages and aesthetics’

4.30-5pm: TEA

Panel 3: Chair: Hans-Thies Lehmann (Frankfurt am Main)
5pm: Eleni Papazoglou (Thessaloniki), ‘Between west and east, character and figure: Koun’s “dark” Electra
5.45pm: Angie Varakis-Martin (Kent), ‘“The movement that speaks”: The masked chorus in Koun's productions of Greek drama

6.30pm Drinks Reception – with toast by Struan Leslie, Director, Movement Director and Choreographer (RSC Head of Movement 2004-2013) 

*8pm 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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