[MGSA-L] “ INTERNATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE, MUSIC AND ATHLETIC MEETING”

Polyvia Parara pparara at umd.edu
Fri Apr 3 10:32:56 PDT 2015



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HELLENIC REPUBLIC
MINISTRY OF CULTURE,
EDUCATION & RELIGION                                                        ---------
REGIONAL DIRECTORATE OF
PRIMARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION
OF CENTRAL MACEDONIA
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DIRECTORATE OF HIGH SCHOOL
EDUCATION OF PIERIA
INNOVATIVE ACTIONS DEPARTMENT

Address:

8, P. Tsaldari Str.

Postal Code-City:

60100,  Κaterini

Information:

 Miranta Pappas

Telphone Number:

23510-46965

Fax:

23510- 49910

Website:

http://dide.pie.sch.gr/politistika

E-mail:

politistika at dide.pie.sch.gr<mailto:politistika at dide.pie.sch.gr>








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«OLYMPIA IN DION»
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH  THEATRE, MUSIC AND ATHLETIC MEETING

[Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για aristoteles university of thessaloniki]



Katerini    :

03/04/2015

Ref. No. :

1452







   THEMA:   “ INTERNATIONAL YOUTH  THEATRE, MUSIC AND ATHLETIC MEETING”

  1.  Number of Approval: 51105/Δ2/27-03-2015, of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs.
  2.  Number of Approval: 4744/100.5/ΑΣ1120/12-02-2015 of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO
At the foothills of the famous Mount Olympus, the home of the ancient gods, and in the Ancient Theatre of Dion, the Directorate of  High School Education in Pieria and its Cultural Actions  Department organize every year the International Youth Meeting of Ancient Drama, Music and Athletics which is set under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs, (Ref. Number of Approval: 42729/Γ7/29-03-2013, MINEDU) and of the Greek National Commission for UNESCO (Ref. Number of Approval: 4744/100.5/ΑΣ1120/12-02-2015), titled :
                        Theatre, Music and Athletic Games: " Ολύμπια εν Δίω " (Olympia in Dion)
The  Games last for nine (9) days and take place in the second half of September. Each day is dedicated to each of the nine Pierian Muses who according to Greek Mythology were the patron goddesses of Knowledge, Literature, Arts and Sciences. They were: Calliope, Euterpe, Clio, Erato, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, Urania.
The event is a revival of the ancient games which were held on the same place, the sacred city of the Macedonians, under the same title; “Olympia in Dion”.
In the Ancient Theatre of Dion the great tragic poet Euripides wrote and presented five of his plays and his last masterpiece “Bacchae”. According to ancient writers, Euripides died and was buried in Pieria. On his tombstone Athenians engraved the following epigram:
  " Χαίρε μελαμπετάλοις, Ευριπίδη, εν γυάλοισι Πιερίας τον αεί νυκτός έχων θάλαμον…ως αν λάτρις πιερίδων ναίης αγχόθι Πιερίδων".
«Χαίρε Ευριπίδη που έχεις το θάλαμο της αιώνιας νύχτας (Τάφο) στα μελανόχρωμα ακρογυάλια της Πιερίας…Εσύ που λάτρεψες τις Πιερίδες (Μούσες) κατοικείς κοντά τους.
      The archaic choral, the dancing and the athletic ceremonies as well as the orpheic mystery events that were held on the slops of Mount Olympus in honour of Zeus, the king Archelaus(413-399 b.C.) established and highlighted them on a national range, where thousands of pilgrims came from all over the known world. Along with the theatre games, musical and sports games were held too, in which artists and athletes participated from the Greek and later on of Roman cities. The celebrations started with a sacrifice to Olympian Zeus. That is why they are called “Olympia in Dion”. During the reign of Phillip the II and his son Alexander the III (the Great) “Olympia in Dion” became reknowned all over the world. They continued until the Christian times as a nationwide celebration until the games “Demetria” succeeded them after Thessaloniki became the capital of Macedonia.
   The themes of these games include student performances of Ancient Greek, Latin and other peoples’ Dramas, concerts and athletic meetings of archaic style.
   The International Youth Meeting of Ancient Drama, Music and Athletics “Olympia in Dion”, is not a competitive event.
Cooperating members of the International Youth Meeting of Ancient Drama, Music and Athletics “Olympia in Dion” are:
•      Archdiocese of Kitros, Katerini & Platamon
•      Region of Central Macedonia
•      Aristotle University of Thassaloniki
•      University of Macedonia – Thessaloniki
•      Northern Greece State Theater
•      Municipality of Katerini
•      Municipality of Dion-Olympous
•      Municipality of Pydna-Kolindros

    ITS AIMS ARE:

  *   to present and understand  the educational character of early theatrical art as a humanistic universal expression
•       to make students approach and familiarize with important ancient Greek and foreign authors’ texts.
•       to deeply understand the cultural exchange values which is an international need, recognize and accept eternal ideas and values.
•       to communicate and getting to know other cultures and their contribution to diversity of each culture in the creation of world wide culture.
•       to encourage students to develop friendly relations.
•       to promote the exchange of experiences between schools and to create new bonds .
•       to promote theatrical education for students as a contribute to culture.
•       to highlight the universality of the Ancient Theatre and its everlasting value up to modern times
                                     INFORMATION ABOUT PARTICIPATION
 Schools, Universities and Informal groups that are interested in participating in “Olympia in Dion” must send the Application form attached, by email or by post by the end of May, 2015.
   With the Application Form Schools/Universities/Informal groups must also send:
1.     a DVD  ten (10) minutes from the rehearsals
2.      3 photos (rehersal or previous performance)
3.     a list with the  names of the students and their  teacher(s) in charge, in order to be included in the   program that will be published.  All the above material must be sent to:
                 Directorate of High School Education in Pieria
     Innovative Actions Department
           8,  P. Tsaldari Str.
                                            60 100 KATERINI, GREECE
                                      Email: politistika at dide.pie.sch.gr
Phone Numbers: (0030)23510 46965 or (0030) 23510 46952
Fax:  (0030)2351049910
Website: http://dide.pie.sch.gr<http://dide.pie.sch.gr/>
            After the end of the procedures, scheduled performance draft wll be sent to the elected schools.
                   CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
1.     Theatre, music and athletic groups should be composed exclusively by young people. Graduate students have the right to participate in the theatrical group of their school.
2.     Each group will be accompanied by teachers according to the legislation of their countries. (Greek legislation: ΥΑ129287/G2/10-11-2011, FEK 2769, Chapter B’).
3.     The play of the students’ theatre group could be a play of ancient local tradition of the country from where the theatre group comes. ( In this case more information must be sent to the organizing committee).
4.     The performance should last for 50-80 minutes.
5.     Each group participates in “Olympia in Dion” with only one performance. The organizers may propose a second performance in another place if the participating school accepts it.
6.     The organizers will facilitate participating groups for their accommodation . Lodgin per person per day costs 3, 5 Euro. For more information contact us.
7.     Groups coming from abroad to the airport of Theassaloniki will be transfered to the hotel and back to the airport on organizers’ expenses.
8.     Only small- size transportable scenery is proposed.
9.      The theatre games “Olympia in Dion” have not a competitive character. After the performance special awards are granted to the participant groups and certificates of participation to the participant actors.
10.  Applications will be examined early in June and elected groups will be informed in time in order to prepare their trip.
            Moreover, the groups will have the unique opportunity to visit the archaeological park of Dion, the archaeological museum of Dion, to walk in the paths of the legendary Olympus, home of the twelve Gods, to visit the legendary river Helicon- Vafyra where the Maenads killed Orpheus, to visit the Ancient Pydna where Cassander arrested and killed Olympias, the mother of Alexander the Great. Participants may also visit the Old and New Monastery of Agios Dionysios in Olympus.
     In nearby regions of interest are the monuments in Thessaloniki, the tomb of Phillip the II in Vergina, the School of Aristotle in Mieza.
    During “Olympia in Dion” groups from abroad will have the opportunity to learn Greek dances.
     Finally, during the time of the International Youth Meeting cultural activities will take place which groups may visit.

                   In Charge of                                                    Director of
Innovative Activities Department                         High School Education of Pieria

               Miranta Pappa                                                    Dr.  Ioannis Kaztaridis

                             The President of the Organizing Committee

                                                Dr. Athanasios Bindas


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Polyvia Parara, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Classics
University of Maryland
1210K Marie Mount Hall
College Park   20742
301 405 9987
pparara at umd.edu
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