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1st and 2nd Creative International Digital Encounter

"CHILDREN & YOUTH PERFORMING ON AIR"

 
''Δον Κιχώτης''Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 22:20

Drama Center "Poupoulo" - Thessaloniki

''Ο Γύρος του Κόσμου σε 80 ημέρες''Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 11:47

'' Creative Drama & Arts Center '' Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria - Australia

''Ο ψεύτης βοσκός''Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 07:04

'' Creative Drama & Arts Center '' Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria - Australia

''Αυλή των θαυμάτων''Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 12:19

Drama Center "Poupoulo" - Thessaloniki

''Ατυχές γεγονός''Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 11:59

'' Motivation in Arts '' Paphos - Cyprus

''Πινόκιο''Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 10:45

'' Motivation in Arts '' Paphos - Cyprus

"To δέντρο που έδινε"Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 04:38

CD&A Alphington - Australia

"Tο κουτί της Πανδώρας"Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 05:28

Y9 Balwyn campus - Australia

"ΔΑΙΔΑΛΟΣ και ΙΚΑΡΟΣ"Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 07:54

Grade 6 Balwyn campus GCM - Australia

"Ο Ηλιος και ο Άνεμος"Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 05:56

Grade 4 Doncaster Fr - Australia

"Οι ξυλοκόποι"Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 06:55

Grade 6 Doncaster Fr - Australia

"Τα γενέθλια της Καλυψώς"Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 04:30

Grade 2 Balwyn campus GCM - Australia

"Τζίτζικας και Μέρμηγκας"Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 08:17

Grade 3 GPL BENTLEIGH GCM - Australia

"Η κοτούλα και η αλεπού"Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 08:33

Grade 5 Balwyn campus GCM - Australia

"Το φράγκο"Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 04:39

Canto Olympus - Greece

"Η Κατσίκα και ο Λύκος"Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 05:17

Doncaster campus GCM (5th grade) - Australia

"Μια Πεινασμένη Κάμπια"Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 08:10

Doncaster Fr GCM (Class) - Australia

"Η Απρέπεια των Μελισσών"Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 05:57

Alphington campus GCM (Australia) - Australia

"Το μήνυμα"Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 03:32

4th grade of the Primary School of Kalivia, Pella - Greece

"Το δώρο της Παπλωματούς"Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 10:58

C2΄ class of the Primary School of Kalavrita - Greece

“Το άγγιγμα του Μίδα”Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 10:36

Greek school in Krakow - Poland

"Γκόλφω"Yout Theatre On Air
00:00 / 18:17

Theatrical creation workshop of the Municipality of Kalamaria - Greece

2nd Creative International Digital Encounter

"CHILDREN & YOUTH PERFORMING ON AIR"

 

"Radio turned into Theater Stage and we went from having Viewers to having Listeners!"

 

Social distancing and the inability to stage performances, due to Covid-19 pandemic, instead of holding us back, they made us more resourceful. We just shifted attention from what we “could not do”, to what we “could do”. Theater on Air, once celebrated for its power to excite and inspire, became our “playground” and radio waves took youth's dramatic expression and traveled it to new wave-lengths from Greece and Cyprus, as far as Australia!

 

The meeting was organized by the Theatrical Visual Arts Center "Poupoulo" of Thessaloniki (Greece) in collaboration with the Motivation in Arts Foundation in Paphos (Cyprus) and the Creative Drama and Arts Center in Melbourne (Australia).

 

Youth took over the microphone and performed on Air excerpts from classic plays and myths to fairytales. Broadcasted by national radio-stations, in all partner countries, the performances reached different corners of the world and exerted strong emotional responses from families, relatives and friends. Radio turned into Theater Stage and we went from having Viewers to having Listeners!

 

Theater on Air provides ground for experimentation, creative exchange and active learning. Though it did not compensate for the all-round transformative, physical experience of theater, it permits other liberties, and, makes its own demands.

 

"CHILDREN & YOUTH PERFORMING ON AIR" engaged youth creatively and kept it connected, enabled cultural exchange and familiarized with great works of literature. Equally important, it was Covid-19 safe and made good and conscious use of digital media.

 

Our intention is to make "CHILDREN & YOUTH PERFORMING ON AIR" grow and expand. For this reason, we are already working on the 2nd Creative International Digital Encounter to be released on the Fall Semester of 2020. We will use Theater on Air to build bridges among countries, cultures and youth. Information regarding the upcoming “gathering” and its terms and conditions of participation will follow shorty. Stay tuned !!!

 

The first 7 recorded adaptations of plays of the 1st International Radio-Internet Meeting of children and adolescent theater groups from Greece, Cyprus and Australia entitled "Theater in front of a microphone" have been successfully completed and broadcast on air.

The main source of inspiration for this particular initiative was the Radio Theater, a genre of dramatic art that was very successful in the 1920s and was one of the first choices for the newly established Western radio stations, led by the British BBC.

 

Many amateur theater groups had the opportunity to talk on the radio, to explore new forms of expression, as well as to experiment creatively with new technologies. At the same time, this unprecedented experience for all participants had as its vehicle the Greek language, which traveled through radio frequencies to different parts of the world, moving the ubiquitous Hellenism!

 

The impact of the action on the public exceeded all expectations. A large number of children and adolescents participated from all three countries. Adaptations of seven plays were heard in Greece and Cyprus, while in Australia the children and young people of the Greek community continue this exciting journey in the world of radio theater until September, giving a dynamic presence to the radio SBS Greek with new recordings. In Greece, the works traveled through the 102fm radio waves of ERT3 and in Cyprus the transmission took place through the First Program of RIK. The recordings remain available to the general public online.

 

This innovative action, which aims to become an institution, returns dynamically in September 2020 with the organization of the 2nd International Radio-Internet Meeting and aspires to be a bridge of communication and "voice" for all Greeks abroad, gathering even more amateur teams from Greece, Cyprus, Australia and wherever possible.