Perfoming Space 2023 Conference

Scientific Comittee

Chair:  Dr Eftichios Pirovolakis

University of the Peloponnese: Dr Maria Mikedaki, Dr Christina Zoniou, Dr Athena Stourna

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid: Prof Alberto Morell Sixto, Dr Pablo Berzal Cruz

Università degli Studi di RomaTre:PhD (c) Alba Balmaseda Domínguez 

Nottingham Trent University: Dr Andrea Moneta

Conference programme
Park Hotel (Dervenakion 1, Nafplio)

Friday 7th

9:15        Registration

9:30       Welcome address

1st Session. Site-specific performance I

Chair:    Dr Athena Stourna

9:50       Dr Anna Tsichli Boissonnas. Theatrologist. Department of Theatre Studies. University of the Peloponnese

Traumland - The Land of (our) Dreams. A journey through space, body, language and performance for the search of the iconic and sublime place to live in surreal times.

10:10     Fatma Erkök. Faculty of Architecture. Istanbul Technical University

Site-Specific Performance Works of Tugce Tuna: Examining spatial performativity through a Turkish choreographer’s perspective.

10:30     Kimvi Nguyen. Site-specific Performance Artist and Lecturer. Department of Architecture at Xi' an Jiaotong- Liverpool University, Suzhou. China

Performing Topophilia

10:50     Dimitra Kordomenou. Architect. School of Architecture. National Technical University of Athens

“Lifting one's head up”: Two cases of public nomadic interventions

11:10     Discussion

11:50     Break

2nd Session. Space, Ritual and Myth I

Chair: Dr Maria Mikedaki (Dr Christina Zoniou)

12:00     Dr Ioanna Papadopoulou. Classicist. Department of Theatre Studies. University of the Peloponnese

This used to be my playground… Argos as ‘background’, as scenery, as past and as present in the Aeschylean tragedy

12:20     PhD(C) Stefania Strouza. Visual artist. Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly

Posthumanist performativity in Heiner Müller’s play ‘Despoiled Shore Medea-material Landscape with Argonauts’

12:40     Evangelia Danadaki. Contemporary Art Practice and Philosophy. Central Saint Martins

Metramorphosis: a performative model of becoming and the paradigm of Antigone (again).

13:00     Ilias Sapountzakis. Drama and Performance. University of Athens

Tragic Space in site-specific productions of aeschylean tragedies: Prometheus Bound (2010) by Theodoros Terzopoulos and Persians (2010) by Mike Pearson.

13:20     Discussion

14:00     Lunch

3rd Session. Space, Ritual and Myth II

Chair: Dr Maria Mikedaki (Dr Pablo Berzal Cruz)

16:30     Dr Ufuk Soyöz. Architect. Kadir Has Üniversitesi

Reconstructing Hellenistic performance: Rituals of Nikephoria at the precinct of Pergamon Altar.

16:50     Aristotelis Kaleris. Architect. Dipl. NTUA, M.S. student in Advanced Architectural Design, Cornell University

Gabi Castro. Architect. BArch, Cornell University

De-form to Re-form. Architectural preservation as safekeeping of the performative structure of space, an experimental study for the Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae.

17:10     Discussion

17:30     Break

Keynote speaker

17:40     Dr Dorita Hannah. Architect. School of Architecture & Planning. University of Auckland

Theatre has left the Building: What is (a) Theatre Now?

18:20     Discussion

18:30     Free time

19:30     Guided tour of the National Gallery in Nafplio

20:30     Cocktail at National Gallery

Saturday 8th

4th Session. Site-specific performance II

Chair: Dr Athena Stourna

9:30       Dr James Martin Charlton. Theatrologist. Middlesex University

Farms, Libraries and Adventure Playground spaces for Orwell, Hardie, Carroll and Fry: James Martin Charlton's site-responsive productions of James Kenworth's plays in Newham.

9:50       PhD(C) Aycan Kizilkaya. Architect. Visiting researcher. Technical University of Munich

Site-Specific Theatre: A Case Study in Istanbul. 

10:10     Rania Kapetanaki. Performer, Director, MA Sociology. University of Athens

Performance – Public Space and Time: A Dialogue of Co-Creation and Interaction.

10:30     Discussion

11:00     Break 

5th Session. Performance and Space Theory

Chair:  Dr Eftichis Pirovolakis

11:10     Dr Tyrone Grima. Theatre practitioner and researcher. Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology

Spatial dynamics in Sartre’s Huis Clos: otherness as a spatial oppression.

11:30     Magdalini Dourou. Msc Dramaturgy and Performance. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

The politics of space in Ça ira (1) fin de Louis directed by Joël Pommerat

11:50     Dr Thomas Symeonidis. Theory and History of Art. Athens School of Fine Arts

Aesthetic Description as Performative Act. On re-figuring spatial loss.

12:10     Break

12:20     Dr Elena Peytchinska. Visual artist and stage designer. University of Applied Arts Vienna

Performing Stage: An Interdisciplinary Re-reading of the Black Box.

12:40     Dr Eleni Linaki. NTUA, Msc Dramaturgy and Performance, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

How the tangible and the intangible cultural assets of the space create a new identity.

13:00     Discussion

13:40     Lunch

6th Session. Understanding Space through Performance

Chair:    Dr Pablo Berzal Cruz - PhD(C) Alba Balmaseda Domínguez

16:00     Dr Dimitra Kanellopoulou. Architect. Associate professor at ENSA Paris-Malaquais School of Architecture.

Dr Stella (Styliani) Dimitrakopoulou. Performance, Dance and Theatre. University of Peloponnese.

Performing Architecture: A collaborative educational research in Akronafplia.

16:20     Ph(C) Burcu Bostancı. Architectural Design Doctorate Program. Istanbul Technical University

Fatma Erkök. Faculty of Architecture. Istanbul Technical University 

Exploring Symbolic and Temporary Spaces in Urban Rituals Using Fire as their Primary Component.

16:40     Dr Ursula Dimitriou. Associate Lecturer Central St Martins University of the Arts London, Architect ARB, Dipl Arch Eng

Aliki Kylika. Architect and Performance Maker, National Technical University of Athens, Central St Martins - University of the Arts London

Eliza Soroga. Performance & Video Artist, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Goldsmiths University of London

Negotiating Performance Architecture as a Pedagogical Tool.

17:00    Break

17:10     Dr Renato Bocchi. Architect. Università Iuav di Venezia

Juan Carlos Quindós. Architect and visual artist. ESI Escuela Superior de Diseño, Valladolid

PhD(C) Valentina Rizzi. Visual artist. Università Iuav di Venezia

Performing Bodies, Performing Architectures. Lab excursion between art installations, build space and transformative practices.

17:30     Dr Anna Tzakou. Performer, theatre director and practice-based researcher. Department of Performance and Digital Arts. University of the Peloponnese.

Performing Landscape as a “Dream of Presence”

17:50     Discussion

18:30     Free time

19:30     Festival Athens Epidaurus. (Parallel activity, not included in the registration fee)

National Theatre of Greece: Hippolytus

Sunday 9th

7th Session. Perceiving Space

Chair:     Dr Christina Zoniou

9:00        Dr Antonia Vasilakou. Physical theatre. Department of Theatre Studies. University of the Peloponnese

Healing Flavors: Exploring Emotional Perception in the Landscape of Askleipeion Sanctuary. 

9:20        Iro Grigoriadi. Dancer, Pedagogue, MA University of Peloponnese

The Notion of Space in Dance Performance.

9:40       Patricia Lazou. Artist – performer- researcher. MA Visual Arts and Art Sciences of the University of Ioannina 

Anti-memory. The space where the body moves becomes its place of origin. (Online)

10:00     Ph(C) Georgia Eleftheraki. School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, MA Curation: Theoretical and Practical Approaches, School of Fine Arts, UOI   

George Tzamalis. Civil engineer. MA Department of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

The "CATography" of Apo Syros. A different narration  .

10:20     Discussion

10:50     Break

8th Session. Digital matters

Chair:   Dr Andrea Moneta (PhD(C) Alba Balmaseda Domínguez)

11:00     Dr Fernando Zaparaín Hernández. Architect. Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura. Universidad de Valladolid

Dr Jorge Ramos Jular. Architect. Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura. Universidad de Valladolid

Digitalstage. Spatial analysis of 21st C. digital scenographic installations. (Online)

11:20     Dr Pablo Llamazares Blanco. Architect.  Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura. Universidad de Valladolid

Digital stages for a new performative space. The work of Random International.

11:40     PhD(C) Daniel Barba Rodríguez. Architect. Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura. Universidad de Valladolid

Digital Interactive Space Created by Adrien M & Clarie B.

12:00     Dr Vasiliki Sirakouli. Anthropology of Music. University of Athens

Virtual Spaces of Music and Dance. The TRaMIR project on intangible Heritage.

12:20     Discussion

12:50     Break

9th Session. Performing Space I

Chair: Dr Alberto Morell Sixto

13:00     Dr Christina Zoniou. Department of Theatre Studies. University of the Peloponnese.

Performing Democracy. Site-specific and forum theatre in Spintime, Rome.

13:20     Dr Athena Stourna. Department of Performing and Digital Arts. University of the Peloponnese.

Of Real and Mythic Places: Performing in Archaeological Sites in the Argolid.

13:40     Discussion

14:00     Lunch

9th Session. Performing Space II

Chair: Dr Alberto Morell Sixto

16:00     Dr Andrea Moneta. Architect. Senior Lecturer. Nottingham School of Art & Design. Nottingham Trent University (Online)

The City as a Museum: restoring the identity and intangible heritage of Nottingham's multicultural past through Augmented Reality and location-based technology.

16:20     PhD(C) Alba Balmaseda Domínguez. Architect. Università degli Studi Roma Tre

WET Cities: Reversing bathing rituals.

16:40     Dr Pablo Berzal Cruz. Architect and researcher. Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Spatial Performativity in the Natural Environment. At the Origins of the Asklepeion at Epidaurus.

17:00     Discussion

17:30      Closing ceremony

18:30     Free time

20:30     Closing party at Fougaro Art Centre

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