Logos

Logos was an Erasmus+ funded international training course set in Eastern Greece. It was designed to teach 34 Greek and Irish young people advanced methods of facilitation and devising.

This was a project created by Crooked House following a series of highly successful partnerships with Greek organisations. It features an ensemble of upcoming facilitators who had been engaging in similar projects to become facilitators and youth workers.

Logos was an Erasmus+ funded training course set in the beautiful mountains of eastern Greece. It brought together 34 participants to train in more advanced methods of facilitation and devising. Using a mix of peer-learning, practical demonstration, collaborative creation and discussion, young Irish and Greek facilitators worked together to boost their facilitation skills and techniques. The project took place in the little village of Agios Ioannis, where our participants slept at a local campsite, void of wifi and home comforts.The project culminated in a series of site-specific performances featuring both Greek and Irish participants around the campus which expressed and displayed the themes and topics discussed throughout the week. Some topics covered included global ignorance towards the theatre of climate change, domestic violence, and the rights of disadvantaged youths.

“Coming into contact with a different culture was fascinating; experiencing their food, and enjoying their music and other aspects. Sleeping in a cabin out in a Greek forest was an incredible experience” – Irish male, 20.

“It was exciting to work with other young people and experienced facilitators. The new techniques and devising exercises they brought were refreshing” – Irish female, 20.

The Logos project also would later inspire further partnership between Crooked House and TENet-Gr, namely the ‘Inspire’ and ‘Oikos’ projects of 2021.

Documentary of Project (in Greek):

 

Documentary produced by Crooked House of the project:

Dates and times info: 24th August – 3rd September 2019, full days, dates inclusive.

Location: Pelion, Greece at the Papa Nero Campsite.

This project featured a partnership between Crooked House and the Hellenic Theatre / Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr). It involved participation of Crooked House’s Senior Ensemble and members of TENet-Gr. It was facilitated by Peter Hussey and Shane Hickey O’Mara representing Ireland, and Alexandra Sakavitsi, Dimitra Papaspyrou and Georgina Kakoudaki. 

The performances were in English and Greek and featured different site-specific performances around the campsite. All participants walked around the campus as a chorus, and when a group reached their specific location, they would break out of the crowd suddenly and start performing. 

Funders: Erasmus+ with support from Léargas.

 

A video documentary of the project premiered at a later date on YouTuvbe (linked below).