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Chinese Students Study Ancient Greek Theater at Summer School in Nafplio

Students from China are currently in Greece, taking part in the Greek Educational Drama Summer School held in Nafplio.

Focusing on educational drama and theater, the summer school is co-organized by the Study in Greece initiative, the Theater Studies Department of the University of the Peloponnese and Muse Academy, an educational institution in China providing Greek music and theater education.

Until August 4, the Chinese students will take part in educational drama workshops in Nafplio, on-site learning in Epidaurus, Mycenae and Argos and attend lectures about Greek history, mythology, music, and ancient theater.

Besides attending the workshops, the lectures and the on-site learning, the students of the summer school will give a 15-minute presentation at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, and also a final presentation at Trianon Theatre in Nafplio.

The summer school aims to attract Chinese students to Greece, the birth place of drama and theater, to experience and study Greek theater and bring it back to China.

“In China, educational drama is still a new concept but has increased high interest,” says Study in Greece, the official initiative of Greece for the promotion of international studies in Greece and the implementation of educational programs for international students.

This is the first time that such a summer school is organized for Chinese students in Greece.

The teaching staff of the summer school includes Anna Tsichli, theater director and Member of the special teaching staff at the Department of Theater Studies, University of the Peloponnese; Maria Mikedaki, archaeologist and Assistant Professor at the Department of Theater Studies, University of the Peloponnese; Miao Bin, Founder of Muse Academy and Meet Culture; and Eley Yuan, musician and Education Director at Muse Academy.

The Greek Educational Drama Summer School is running under the support of DOPPAT of the municipality of Nafplio and the Ephorate of Antiquities of Argolida.

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