Educational Concert Medea (October 28, 2018)

'Medea' is focusing on one of art’s most familiar plots – the plot from the Euripides' eponymous ancient Greek drama – and is seeking a modern interpretation of the human condition as presented by the play – the right to life, the process of choosing, the nature of love and the power of vengeance. The initiative brings together well-known names from the field of theatre as well as children from different communities in Plovdiv - Roma, Turkish, Jewish, Armenian, Bulgarian.


As part of the Medea project educational programme, the concert with Snezhina Petrova as a moderator will present a game of questions and answers, clapping, beating out time and dancing in the atmosphere of ancient Hellas. Some of the key terms, ancient Greek authors and heroes are philosophy, tragedy, democracy, architecture, sculpture, theater, amphitheater, cothurnus, orchestra, skene, corypheus, Ionian, Dorian, agon, proagon, the Argonauts, marathoners, diobelia, parodos, proscenium, theatron,diasoma, iambus, anapaest, dactyl, dithyramb, deus ex machina, Parthenon, Acropolis, Poseidon, Socrates, Eshil, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Athens, Medea, Argo, Jason, Dionysus, Rembetiko, Cavafy. The concert will take place in the big hall of the Shalom Jewish Community Organization in Plovdiv (20 Hristo G. Danov Str.).


The Medea Project aims to help children, through theater techniques, to communicate and find solutions to everyday issues, teach them how to resolve conflicts based on persistent psychological patterns of behavior. In the year 2018, the project evolved as a learning and child-centered project. At the end of June, the exhibition 'The Children of Medea - Deus ex machina or What is Antique Theater' brought together all the groups together and presented 82 drawings on the Central Square. The theater performance 'Medea' is scheduled to take place in the summer of 2019 at the Antique Theater. Dessislava Shpatova is the director of the show. There will be children from the communities and recognized Bulgarian artists such as Snezhina Petrova, Vladimir Penev.

Snezhina Petrova (actress), Assen Avramov (composer), Georgi Gochev (classical philologist), Asya Ivanova (actress) are part of the training team.

The project is a Legal Art Centre production in partnership with The New Bulgarian University, Alliance for Equal Rights and Sustainability, Arax Foundation, Shalom Organisation of the Jews in Bulgaria, Plovdiv University 'Paisii Hilendarski', and Goethe-Institut BulgariaMore detailed information about the event HERE.

Children from different communities in Plovdiv recreate the Ancient tragedy with an educational concert



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