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Saturday, 04 May 2013 04:37

The Department of Innovative Actions in Pieria took the initiative in organizing – in collaboration with various institutions at a local, national and European level – the International Ancient Theatre School Festival under the title : Theatre Games : “ Olympia in Dion ” . This action is actually a revival of the ancient theatre games that took place under the same title, in Dion at ancient times, the sacred city of Macedonians and would last for nine days in honor of the nine Pierian Muses. Every day will be dedicated to one of them –exactly as it used to be at those times (kalliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, Ourania).

The innovative element of the festival is that students relive the ancient games without though competing each other. Students from  around the world are invited to perform theatrical plays derived either from the ancient Greek playwrights or their own country’s culture. The objective of the Meeting is to bring together students from different places of the world at Dion, where they will have the opportunity to showcase old theatre texts in so many different world languages, setting art and culture as the basis for a common course of humanity in the future.

The International School Ancient Theatre Festival is under the auspice of the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports (Ref. Number: 42729/Γ7/29-03-2013).

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