THE INTERNATIONAL CONNECTION!
WELCOME to our creative collaborators in Greece!
The cast and crew of THE PORTRAIT PROJECT are thrilled to welcome our international collaborators from the University of the Peloponesse in Nafplio Greece. Kathryn Bracht, the initiator of the project here at the University of Regina, and her colleague Emmanouela Vogiatzaki Krukowsky from the University of the Peloponesse in Nafplio, Greece, have connected through their artistic and academic practice to bring together students from Canada and Greece in an international collaborative response. The students in Greece began the semester at their university in mid-October, and will complete their creative responses to the same portraits you will see here today in mid-February of 2021. At that time, we will be sharing the work of our Greek collaborators on this website - so be sure to visit us from time to time as we continue to update our website and showcase not only the work of our own film and theatre students here at the University of Regina, but also that of our new friends and colleagues at the University of the Peloponesse! Students in both countries have had the opportunity to meet and connect online, and will have more opportunities to meet in the future to discuss the process of creation in this unique international collaboration.
Watch it here:
Professor and Director - University of the Peloponesse
Emmanouela Vogiatzaki-Krukowsky is a Multidisciplinary Artist a member of the Teaching Staff of the University of Peloponnesus. She holds a PhD in Theatre Studies: Acting and Directing (subject: Cyborgism and performance Art. Directing, designing and spectating connected-technologized bodies) from the Open University of Cyprus, MA and BA (Honors) in Set and Costume Design from the Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, an MA in Audio-Visual Production (specialized in Film Directing and Editing) from the London Metropolitan University and a BA in Economics from the University of Athens. She worked for BBC NeEws Resources in London as a TV Studio Operator, responsible for robotic cameras and lights during live News-24 broadcasts. Her work portfolio includes more than 30 theatre productions, 20 short films and 1 feature, screened at Curzon Cinema in London, British Film Institute, as well as conducting focused research work under European Framework 7 program, Horizon 2020, COST etc. She has authored two theatre plays, and published a number of conference articles. She frequently participates as a Technical Committee member at prestigious national and international conferences, festivals and other events. Her research interests include: Performance Art, Theatre, Advanced Technologies in Performing Arts, Cyborg Theatre, Virtual Environments and 3D Sets, Tele-Presence and Smart Collaborative Environments, Mixed Real, Virtual and Immersive-Reality Systems and Immersive User Interfaces, Serious Gaming in the Context of e-Health (rehabilitation), Media Broadcasting and Future TV/Cinema beyond HD.
Portrait: In The Orangery
By Charles Edward Perugini
Maira is a fourth-year student at the University of Fine Arts of Peloponnese in the Theatrical Studies Department, currently undeclared. She produced a play with her first theatre group, which won the audience award. Also she participated in seminars for creative writing because one day she aspires to become an author.
Portrait: Freya's Tears by Anne-Marie Zilberman
Vasiliki is in her third year at the University of the Peloponnese majoring in Theatre Studies. She enjoys writing, acting, directing and generally creating and expressing herself through the Performing Arts. This is her first attempt to create a video-art performance.
Portrait: Broken Column by Frida Kahlo
My name is Sotiria Igglezou. I study at the University of Peloponnese in the Department of Theatrical Studies. I am in the third year, fifth semester. I attend Mrs. Vogiatzaki 's lesson' Multimedia in the performing arts: light and image. I participate in my work with my classmate, Maria Varsou, the painting we work on is "broken Column by Frida Kahlo"
Portrait: The nightmare- Henry Fuseli
My name is Rafailia, I am a fourth year student at the University of Peloponnese, department of theatrical studies. I appreciate the art inside of me, so I am working like that. I am an occupational therapist too, so every day I learn how disability gives presents to art. This is my second attempt on video art, so let the show begin.
Portrait: The Magic Circle by John William Waterhouse
Nikiforos is currently in his third year at the University of the Peloponnese majoring in Theatre Studies. He publishes comedy sketches and experimental short films on YouTube, exploring and recording nature through glitch art. Although he has directed a few video performances before, this is his first time in front of the camera. He thoroughly enjoys devised theatre and improv and his latest work "Plastic Is Fantastic" is an online photo book challenging fashion sense.
Portrait: Woman At Her Toilette By Berthe Morisot
Marina is currently completing her BA in theatre studies. This is her third bachelor’s degree as she has also obtained a BA in economics and successfully graduated from drama school. While she has been working as a professional actress for a decade, this is her first solo project. Her favourite genre is documentary theatre and her latest projects involve writing and acting from personal testimonies. Her lasts plays "The Thorn Of Acacia" and "Their Fight", dealt with female genital mutilation (FGM) and homosexuals and the holocaust, respectively. Both explored violence, torture and mass murders.
Portrait: Broken Column by Frida Kahlo
Maria Varsou studies at University of the Peloponnese, School of Fine Art: Theatre studies at Nafplio (Greece). She has studied journalism and for many years lived between the hunt of news and Dj’s decks, until she was permanently driven to the circus and the puppetry. He has been working as a performer for 20 years now and is a founding member of the "X-Saltibagos" street theatre group and the "Plagones" puppet theatre group. In 2017 she published her first book, a children's novel-fairy tale "A flame in Skotinoupoli". Through the classes of ’’Multimedia in the Performing Arts I: Light and Image’’ and ’’The Costume in the Performing Arts I’’ with Emmanouela Vogiatzaki Krukowski has taken the opportunity to take part in ‘’The Portrait Project’’ and is very happy for this.
KONSTANTINOS NIKOLAOS ALEXIOU
Portrait: The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli
K.N. Alexiou is an undergraduate senior in Theatrical Studies at the School of Fine Arts of the University of the Peloponnese. In the context of his studies there, he has successfully directed and performed in different theatrical and non-theatrical performances. He has attended seminars on Theatre of international range such as the “6th Pan-Hellenic Theatrical Conference”, or “Approaches to the Greek Tragic Chorus” Workshop, A Collaboration between Stanford University & The University of the Peloponnese. Last summer, he was a Stage Assistant in Robert Wilson’s production of “Oedipus”, at the performance’s presentation in Epidaurus.
Portrait: Self Portrait With A Monkey By Frida Kahlo
Fragkiskos Papadakis, 22 years old, lives in Athens. He is a student in the School of Fine Arts, Faculty of Theatre Studies at the University of Peloponnese. From a very young age he was initiated in drama in Education at Xenia Kalogeropoulou’s Porta Theatre, with Peggy Stefanidis as his teacher. He is currently a teacher himself of drama in Education. As a student, he presented, in 2019, his first performance, as a director, Medea by Euripides (Ancient theatre of Messene, Nafplio, Athens). He will try for the first time to theatricalize on screen, Frida Kahlo’s painting “Self-Portrait with a monkey” via Portrait Project. He is particularly interested in ancient and contemporary drama.
Portrait: Untitled by Kim Byungkwan
Angeliki Andreadaki is a student and is in the 3rd year of the Department of Theatrical Studies of the University of Peloponnese and has chosen the practical direction. She wants to work in theatre and especially in acting and stage design after graduation. This is her first time working on video performance and she is very happy with the collaboration and experience of the project. She likes to be challenged and evolve through new experiences.
Portrait: Freya's Tears by Anne-Marie Zilberman
Anastasia is an undergraduate student in the faculty of Theatre Studies of the School of Fine Arts in Greece. As a former social worker and a single mother of two, she likes setting some high goals and keeps doing her best to achieve them. She believes that art is not a way to live but a way to be. Nothing less than a statement about the world we need to change. Speak clearly and speak up, the world needs more art!
Portrait: Portrait of Madame X by John Singer Sargent
Vangelis studied Cinema at a Private Vocational Training Institute and now is a senior at the University of the Peloponnese majoring in Theatre Studies. He has created a few short films and directed performances as part of the university curriculum. He worked as a volunteer and later as a freelancer at Epidaurus Lyceum (part of Athens & Epidaurus Festival) as a volunteer, photographer and editor. His passion is directing plays, scenography and costume design. His latest project is Plastic=Fantastic, an online Photobook. He wants to be employed in the field of theatre.
I have a diploma in early childhood education, but in 2011 I decided to study fashion and industrial design. Then with a friend and colleague, we started a small handmade clothing company. I am an amateur photographer and I have participated in photography exhibitions. In 2016 I started taking an interest in cinema and I participated in short length movies as a costume designer. From 2018, I am a student at University of Peloponnese in the Department of Theatre Studies. This is my first video art, or better, recorded performance.
Portrait: Social Disconnect 3 by Josh Miels
Katerina is in her sixth year of her theatre studies at the University of Peloponnese with a concentration in directing. She has participated in many projects and theatrical performances during her studies. Katerina was attracted to the arts from a young age. She has studied piano for 10 years and at the same time with her studies in theatre, she is engaged in painting.