Dimitris
Kataleifos

Eight (8) elements of awareness for approaching a role in realistic theatre

1st WEEK (13-17/7) – 5 HOURS/DAY
10:00 – 15:00, DANCE CENTRE CLASS 2

Eight (8) elements of awareness for approaching a role in realistic theatre

Introduction to theatre of Realism acting with theory, exercises, improvisation and practical training.
Through the observation of their daily lives, the participants realize eight valuable elements about Theatre. These are the space, the time, the subject, the relationships with people, objects and clothing, the purpose, the obstacle and the action. These 8 elements of awareness become work tools first in improvisation and then in small scenes that will be created by the participants.

The workshop will be conducted in Greek.

Ages: Adults
Levels: Students of Drama Schools or experienced amateurs

Dimitris Kataleifos

He was born in Athens and his places of origin are Serifos and Smyrni. He studied Law and also graduated from the Drama School of Pelos Katselis in 1975. He has collaborated with numerous troupes and directors, including Antonis Antypas («Aplo Theater) and Spyros A. Evangelatos (“Amphi-Theatre”). He was a founding member of the theatre company “Skini” and the theatre “Embros” (“Morfes” Theatre institution), in Psiri Athens, which drastically contributed to the reform of the surrounding area. Both of these organizations were very important theatrical cores of that period and they broke down in the 1980s and 2000s respectively.
Since 1998, he has directed for the theatre (“Don Juan comes back from the war”, “Embros” Theatre), and has taught at schools including the Embros Drama School, the National Theatre, the Athens Conservatoire and the University of Patras. At the theatre for the two-year period 2002-2004 (“Translations”, “Three Steps Before”) he was honored with the First Prize “Aimilios Veakis”.
His major film appearances include Pantelis Voulgaris’s “Petrina Hronia” (1985) and Lakis Papastathis’ “Theophilos” (1987), for which he won the Best male Actor in a leading role Award at the Thessaloniki Festival. For his role as Hugh O’Donnell in the film “Translations” (2003), he won the Second Award for male Actor in a leading role, for the role of Pastor Manders in “Ghosts” he won the Best male Actor in a leading role Award and in “The Caretaker” (2010-11) he was honored with the Best male Actor Award of Athinorama Magazine.
His most notable appearances on television have been Fotis Mestheneou’s «To minore tis avgis» (1983-4) and Pigi Dimitrakopoulou’s «10», for which he was honored with the Best male Actor Award, «Prosopa 2008».
Since 2012, he has been presenting classical and contemporary repertoire at the «Emporikon Theatre», either directed by him or by other directors.
He was born and raised in Nea Smyrni and has lived in Pagrati in recent years.

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