Diakopanagiotou Maria – acting/ improv
She was born in Rhodes. She studied acting while having many years of studies in classical ballet.
She has collaborated with the National Theater in the performances Golfo, Flandro, Dekaimero, Fantastico – The bonds of interest, Filumena, Crime and Punishment, Operetta, The game of slaughter, Plutos, Simple Transition and with the Stegi in show Ornithes and in the ENTER project where she directed and participated in the video performance Perspective. At the same time, she participated in the show Inspector in collaboration with the New World Theater, as well as in the shows Other Side, The Breadwinner on the roof, Deadline, Pulp Fiction, So it is, Muriel’s Wedding, etc. Recently, she performed the iconic role of Velma Kelly in the musical Chicago presented at the Olympia Theater – Maria Callas Music Theatre.
She has collaborated with theater and cinema directors such as: Nikos Karathanos, Yiannis Kakleas, Sotiris Hatzakis, Stamatis Fasoulis, Lydia Koniordou, Lakis Lazopoulos, Elektra Ellinikioti, George Papageorgiou, Nikos Karageorgos, Panos Koutras, Pantelis Voulgaris, Kostas Samaras, Spyros Mich alopoulos and Babis Makridis among others.
In the cinema, she has participated in short and feature films, fiction and documentaries such as Magic Skin, Xenia, Brides, Luna Bark, Heptagon, The Birds (or how to become a bird) as well as in a number of successful television series.
How can a young actor create and develop in an environment of freedom? A space without fear, full of curiosity and risks? A place of substantial exhibition and play?
The course will be an open field of expression using improvisation and the study of theatrical roles through various techniques and methods of the acting art as dominant elements.
The aim is for the students to investigate experientially how improvisation contributes to the creative process (directing/dramaturing approach) and to become familiarized with the actor’s body, his active presence and readiness on stage.