Summer School Folk tradition and Education (SS2007)
Venue: Conference Centre Thessaly
|Event Date/Time: Jul 09, 2007||End Date/Time: Jul 15, 2007|
|Registration Date: Jul 20, 2007|
|Early Registration Date: May 02, 2007|
Cultural Education and Research Foundation (£H.£L.£S.E)
Folk tradition and Education
Workshops, lectures, visits, performances
Volos / Mount Pelion, Greece
Under the Auspices
Greek Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs
Cultural Education and Research Foundation
Research Centre for Greek Folk Tradition
Of the Academy of Athens
Folk Tradition and Education School offers the unique opportunity to establish a privileged relation with the living Greek folk tradition and the current forms of its artistic revival, focusing at its applications in education, aesthetic education and the arts.
Situated in a region with exceptional historical and cultural interest that offers a unique panorama of the continuity of Greek civilization from Neolithic times (Dimini and Sesclo archeological sites) to present days. Mount Pelion was the haunt of the mythical Centaurs and the port of Volos (known as Iolkos in antiquity) has seen the departure of the Argonauts in search of the Golden Fleece. In Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine times the region continues to thrive till the remarkable late development (17th- beginning of 20th century) of many folk art forms (architecture, woodcarving, folk literature, painting e.t.c.) and the emergence of particular artistic styles. The variety of the landscape (wooded mountain, dry hills, lake, islands) is reflected to the wide range of its cultural profile.
The programme includes
A. Activities in plenary
„¥ walks and visits to villages, museums
„¥ excursion to the magnificent beaches
B. The choice of one of the following longer workshops (15 hours in total):
„¥ Storytelling and the oral tradition -from antiquity to modern revivalists
„¥ 2. Ancient Greek and Byzantine painting techniques / woodcarving and contemporary mixed media installations
„¥ 3. Weaving and tapisserie,
„¥ 4. Traditional Mediterranean rhythms and contemporary music composition.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
Certificate of attendance will be presented to the participants upon completion of the course.
Workshops will be scheduled every morning 9 a.m. . Tuesday through Friday
Each applicant should complete an application form and send it by email to the Summer School contact email address: firstname.lastname@example.org , or email@example.com
Deadline for the submission of application is June the 25th 2007. All applicants will be notified by June the 30th 2007.