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The Method of Theodoros Terzopoulos

Workshop with Savvas Stroumpos of Attis Theatre

Fri–Sun 8–10 April 2016, 9:00–13:00

Laboratory Theatre Space

The workshop will be conducted in English


Contact and application

Please email your completed application form by 20 March 2016 to Justyna Rodziska-Nair at Please include in the subject of the email ‘BodyConstitution workshops’ followed by the name of the chosen workshop. The number of places is limited. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.


Fee: 60 EUR

The workshop is an introduction to the renowned and influential method of Theodoros Terzopoulos, which is being taught in international drama academies, drama schools and universities, and has inspired actors all over the world. Terzopoulos’ method focuses on the emancipation of the trapped energy and voice, and aims to reconstitute the lost unity between the word and the body.

Participants, as a group, will perform a sequence of dynamic physical and vocal exercises created to cultivate their diaphragmatic breath control through the practice of in-body concentration. The suggested physical and vocal training activates the corporal axes connected to the body centre (energy triangle) while stimulating and liberating the sound sources and resonators of the body. Performers will work towards the emancipation of their voice, investing the elements of the training in a rhythmic interpretation of a text (ancient Greek tragedy and classic texts).

Photo by Karol Jarek

Savvas Stroumpos was born in 1979 in Athens (Greece). In 2002 he graduated from the drama school of the National Theatre of Greece. In 2003 he received an MA in Theatre Practice from the University of Exeter, UK. From 2006 he worked as an assistant to director Theodoros Terzopoulos. With Attis Theatre he performed in Hamlet: A Lesson by Boris Pasternak, Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus, Ohio Impromptu by Samuel Beckett, Ajax the Madness by Sophocles (1st and 2nd version), The Last Mask by Costas Logaras and Cassandra by Marios Pontikas. With Zero Point Theatre Group he has directed In the Penal Colony and Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka; As You like It by William Shakespeare; Document, an adaptation of texts by Samuel Beckett, Primo Levi and Subcomandante Marcos; and Woyzeck by Georg Büchner. His productions are presented on the New Stage of Attis Theatre.

As part of BodyConstitution, practical seminar