The first residence took place in Zakynthos (Greece), involving artists from Italy, Greece, Soain, Romania. Zakynthos is a beautiful island in the Ionian Sea, it is a main tourist destination, well-known for its beautiful coastline and verdant landscapes, called by the Venetians ‘The Flower of Levant’.

In the island there is a peculiar type of theatre, called Omilias, that began in the 17th century. It was influenced from Cretan theatre as well as Commedia dell’Arte, as Zakynthos was a crossroad between the East and the West.

It is a theatre for the people, which is linked with Carnival celebrations for more than 400 years and deals with everyday life and social issues.

It is still alive and flourishes every year in Carnival time.


Calender

February 2020

– Wednesday 12 –
10.00 – 13.00 | 14.00 – 18.00
Preparation of the international performance under direction of Astràgali Teatro / Place: Skulicado Theatre, Skulicado

– Thursday 13 –
10.00 – 13.00 | 14.00 – 18.00
Preparation of the international performance / Place:Skulicado Theatre, Skulicado

– Friday 14 –
10.00 – 13.00 | 14.00 – 18.00
Preparation of the international performance / Place:Skulicado Theatre, Skulicado
12.00 – 13.30
Presentation of “Genius Loci” project
Activity with 2 high schools of Zakynthos “Who is my neighbour?”(Reading of Kostantinos Kapodistrias and Fabio Tolledi on Ugo Foscolo poems)
/ Place: Conferences room – Ionian Island University, Zakynthos

– Saturday 15 –
10.00 – 13.00 | 14.00 – 18.00
Preparation of the international performance / Place: Skulicado Theatre, Skulicado
21.00
Dances and songs from Zakynthos, Romania, Spain / Place: Skulicado Theatre, Skulicado

– Sunday 16 –
10.00 – 13.00 | 14.00 – 18.00
Preparation of the international performance / Place:Skulicado Theatre, Skulicado
20.00 – 21.30
Fioro tou Levante – Traditional Greek Dances Lesson / Place: Studio Fioro di Levante in Zakynthos City – Musical Gymnasium

– Monday 17 –
10.00 – 13.00 | 14.00 – 18.00
Preparation of the international performance / Place: Skulicado Theatre, Skulicado

– Tuesday 18 –
10.00 – 13.00 | 14.00 – 18.00
Preparation of the international performance / Place:Skulicado Theatre, Skulicado
20.00 – 21.30
“Omilia” Open Class / Place: Skulicado Theatre, Skulicado

– Wednesday 19 –
10.00 – 13.00 | 14.00 – 18.00
Preparation of the international performance / Place: Skulicado Theatre, Skulicado
20.00 – 22.00
Presentation of the international performance / Place: Sarakinado Theater, Zakinthou–Volimon

– Thursday 20 –
11.00 – 13.00
Visiting Bagorda – Zakynthos city
17.00 – 19.00
“Omilia” performance

– Friday 21 –
free day Carnival celebrationTsiknopemti / Place: Zakynthos Centre

– Saturday 22 –
departures Carnival celebration / Place: Zakynthos Centre

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