Workshops

Polyphonica Voices

POLYPHONICA’s first project was the creation of a cross-cultural youth choir, the POLYPHONICA VOICES, in which young people learn to sing in a correct and safe manner, in order to communicate and to cooperate. The children, even the youngest ones, are exposed to the languages and musical traditions of countries all over the world, which, needless to say, broadens their horizons and reinforces the message that they are part of a global community. During the school year 2015-2016 the chorus hosted sixty children originating from twenty different countries.

 

Polyphonica Voices

Chorus master:Mariza Vamvoukli

Teachers: Mariza Vamvoukli, Elsa Kundig, Myrto Tikof.

The choir is designed for young people between the ages of 8 and 16.

The rehearsals of the chorus are held at the Hill School (Thoukididou 9, Plaka) every Friday from 17.00-19.50 in the afternoon. This includes a 20 minute break.

Participation in POLYPHONICA VOICES chorus is free-of-charge for the underpriviledged children.

Polyphonica Drums Team

The percussion workshop POLYPHONICA DRUMS TEAM was established in April of 2014, under the direction of experienced musician Giorgos Fasolis. This workshop was designed to bring children in contact with rhythm and the percussion orchestra. Initially, using the voice and body like a percussion instrument (body and vocal percussion) and then such instruments as the African djembe, boomwhackers (plastic tubes), toubeleki (oblong folk drum), and everyday utensils, the children rhythmically tune in to the common rhythm of the group.

Drums team in action

Cooperation and communication among the members, community and teamwork, enhancement in concentration and self-respect, but also the enthusiasm and the joy of collective musical creation are some of the benefits acquired by the children who take part in a percussion orchestra.

Head of the percussion section/teacher: Giorgos Fasolis, Μichalis Afolanio

This group is designed for young people between the ages of 8 and 16.

Rehearsals for the drums team are held every Monday afternoon at 17.00-18.00 and from 18.00 to 19.00 at the 60th Gymnasium School, Rinias 2-4 street, Kypseli. The two classes are organized according to age and skill of the student.

Participation in POLYPHONICA DRUMS TEAM is free-of-charge for the underpriviledged children.

Polyphonica Dance

POLYPHONICA DANCE was initiated in October 2015. Body movements, theatrical games, patterns which provide confidence, improvisation, openness and group interaction should help youngsters gain coordination, fluidity, reflexes, precision, awareness of their actions in space and time. 

Heads of the Dance section/teachers: Yiannis Nikolaidis and Candy Karra

This group is designed for children and youngsters between the ages of 8 and 16.

Rehearsals for the Dance classes are held every Thursday afternoon from 18.00-19.00 and 19.00 to 20.00 (two classes of one hour each) at the Griffon Dance School, Argolidos 48 street (next to Panormou street), Ambelokipoi

Participation in POLYPHONICA DANCE class is free-of-charge for the underpriviledged children.