The Actor-Dancer, The Makings of the Actor Practice Research centre


01/09/2020 - 11/09/2020    
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Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
Peiraios 206 , Athens, Attiki, 177 78
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UPDATE: Conference timetable sessions and abstracts announced here: Makings of the Actor Conference September 2020

The Labanarium with support from Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and the newly inaugurated The Makings of the Actor practice research centre invite proposals to present at The Actor-Dancer conference, due to be held 1-11th September at MCF, Athens.

Please see the link for details of themes. Please send your submission by the 15th of July 2020 to:

The Actor-Dancer conference will be the first of a series of international events under the aegis of The Makings of the ActorThe mission of The Makings of the Actor project is to gather international practitioners and researchers, from diverse fields of performance practice and scholarship, to develop and disseminate (through conferences and workshops) an evolving performance pedagogy that addresses the needs of present and future actors.

In recognition of  both the global reach of the actor dancer network and the current pandemic, participants are invited to take part either in person or virtually.  Conference proceedings will be live-streamed; papers, and where appropriate workshops, can be presented remotely.

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Vladimir Mirodan FRSA, Emeritus Professor of Theatre

Prof. Rob Roznowski  Head of Acting & Directing, Department of Theatre, Michigan State University

Prof. Frank Camilieri Associate Professor of Theatre Studies, School of Performing Arts, University of Malta.

Juliet Chambers-Coe  Director of Labanarium; Laban tutor Rose Bruford College (FDS); Drama Studio London (FDS); PhD researcher University of Surrey

Katia Savrami Associate Professor of Choreology at the Department of Theatre Studies at the University of Patras, Greece.

Ramunė Balevičiūtė Associate Professor in Theatre Studies, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

Dr. Evangelos Koudigelis Med. Orthopadisch-Traumatologische Darstellung in den epen homers, University Essen Germany.

Dr. Kiki Selioni Affiliate Research Fellow Royal Central School of Speech and Drama University of London.

Call for papers, teaching demonstrations and performances

We welcome submissions from acting/voice/movement/dance teachers, acting coaches, theatre practitioners, actors, directors, dancers, choreographers, film directors, dance-film directors, training practitioners, theatre and dance researchers and academic researchers within varying aspects of practice.

for papers please send your abstract of 200 words for your oral presentation in word doc form, including title, institutional affiliation, your brief cv and email address. the paper presentations will be 40 min, followed by a 10 min discussion with the audience/participants. we accept submissions for online paper presentations.

submissions of teaching demonstrations must be in english and can be up to 4 pages (including references and figures) in a word doc form, including title, institutional affiliation, your brief cv and email address. the first 2 pages are expected to describe your approach. the third and fourth pages are expected to be used for images, references, and technical requirements. you can expect wireless network access. 15-25 students will be provided for all accepted demonstrations. the demonstrations allows practitioners/researchers to demonstrate their works in teaching in a dedicated session of 100 min., followed by a 20 min discussion with the audience/participants.we accept submissions for online teaching demonstrations.

performances will take place at mcf, alkmini theatre and cartel. proposals must outline the planned work accurately in 2 pages in a word doc form and must include title, brief cv, technical requirements, images and video. performance running times must be 20-90 min., followed by a 20 min discussion with the audience/participants.

please send your submission by the 15th of July 2020 to:

If an official invitation is required earlier for research funding purposes, please contact and ensure that you submit your abstract as early as possible.

Registration fees:

paper presentations fees: 150

paper presentations unwaged fees: €100

teaching demonstration: €200

teaching demonstration unwaged fees: €150

attendants fees: €200

student & unwaged fees: €100

virtual attendees fees:  €100

virtual attendees students & unwaged fees: €50

Paper presentations, teaching demonstrations and performances will be held between 2– 11 September  2020


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