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 2017-2018 the chorus hosted sixty children originating from twenty different countries.

 

Teachers: Mariza Vamvoukli, Elsa Kundig, Myrto Tikof.

Registrar: Elli Kosteletou

The choir is designed for children 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 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 are dancers/choreographers/teachers: Yiannis Nikolaidis, Candy Carra and Maria Foundouli.

Registrar: Elli Kosteletou

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.

 

POLYPHONICact

In this workshop the children get acquanted with the world of the theater. POLYPHONICact was created in collaboration with the Theater PORTA with the initiative of the writer, stage designer, and costume designer Paris Mexis  (member of POLYPHONICA's Board of Directors) and director Thomas Moschopoulos. The children are initiated by specialists to the different parameters of the theatre world (acting, music, stage settings, circus, costume design ets.).

 Project manager (from PORTA theater): Sofia Pashou

Teaching: Sofia Paschou, Anna Micheli, Yannis Giannoulis, Nikos Galenianos, Maria Logotheti, Paris Mexis and others

Registrar: Elle Kosteletou

This workshop is designed for children aged 10-16
The lessons take place every Wednesday from 17.00-19.00 at the Theater PORTA, 59 Messogion, Ampelokipoi.

 

Polyphonica Dance & Drums Connection

In this workshop, trying to combine African dance with African percussion, participants alternate, either playing djembe drums or dancing african dances.  The students are encouraged to create their own choreographies, which they present to the public either in open lessons or in small presentations.
This section replaced in October 2017  POLYPHONICA DRUMS TEAM (2014-2017)

Teachers: Anna Karamitsou (choreographer / dancer), Antonis Papadopoulos (percussion)

Registrar: Iro Maggina

This workshop is intended for youngsters aged 10-16 .
Courses take place every Friday from 17.00-19.00 at the 60th Gymnasium, at 2-4 Rinias Street, Kypseli.

 

Uku team

 A happy workshop where children learn to play the ukulele and accompany their songs and occasionally POLYPHONICA's choir, improvise and have lots of fun! A great initiation to playing an instrument.

Teacher: Elli Kosteletou

In this wotkshop are admitted children from 8-16 years of age. Many of them come from the Choir section. 

The lessons are held every Monday 17.00-18.30 in a classroom offered to POLYPHONICA by the Municipality of Athens, Panormou Street, Ampelokipoi

 

Polyphonica Aegean

 

Due to the recent social and economic crisis and especially with the refugee crisis which greatly affects the Aegean islands close to Turkey, many children are currently in particular need for a safe place which they can trust. POLYPHONICA decided to create a children's choir on the island of Mytilene. Our cross-cultural choir offers all children, whether Greek, immigrant or refugee, the opportumity to sing, to move and play with their bodies, to  communicate and work closely as a team and thus encouraging the integration of children coming from abroad. 

Head of Choir:: Mariza Vamvoukli
Teaching: Mariza Vamvoukli, Christina Katsamatsa, Giorgos Gergos

In the choir are admitted children age 5-14 divided in two sections according to their age
The lessons take place every Thursday from 17.00-19.00 at the Cultural Center of MOZAIK in the center of Mytilene, which kindly offers the suitable space.