[Please note that the programme is in Central Europe Time (UK -1h / Greece +1h)]

23rd June

09:30 Welcome | Introduction
Dr. Pablo Berzal
Dr. Maria Sanchez | Staffordshire University

10:00 Performing Agora: Collective narratives, from site to digital spaces
Prof. Aleksandar Dundjerovic | Centre for Interdisciplinary Performative Arts | Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (UK)

11:00 The movable stage of the ancient Greek theatre at the service of the city
Assistant Prof. Maria Mikedaki | Department of Theatre Studies | University of Peloponnese (Greece)

12:00 Activating the past. Contemporary artists’ encounters with ‘the difficult’ Greek heritage
Eleana Yalouri | Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences.(Greece)


14:00 – 15:20 Session 1 

Slow ontologies in the city: interventional performance practice and site-specific dance.
Dr Polly Hudson | Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Indoors and Outdoors: Sanja Iveković’s Trokut uncages a balcony
Ioanna Lioutsia | PhD researcher | Department of Theatre Studies | University of Peloponnese

Holding the Space: Choreography, Architecture and Urban Heritage
Dr Marie-Louise Crawley and Dr Rosemary “Rosa” Kostic Cisneros | C-DaRE (Centre for Dance Research) | Coventry University (UK)

15:20 – 15:30 Break

15:30 – 17:00 Session 2

Arterial Routes: Performing Urban Mobilities through Corporeal Inquiry
Dr Victoria Hunter | Dance Department | University of Chichester (UK)

Playing in the Hypercity: From Actors to Performers. Alejandro García | Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

The body of the relationship: A practice-based exploration of the relationship between the body and its environment informed by the notion of Butoh-body. 
Dr Eleni Kolliopoulou | Department of Audio-Visual Arts | Ionian University (Greece)

24th June

10: 00 Bodies that plan, bodies that design.
Prof. Javier Ruiz Sanchez | Department of Urban Planning | School of Architecture of Madrid | Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)Metropolitan University (UK)

11: 00 Festival, Theatre and Medieval Architecture: Continuities in Ritual Engagement in the European Tradition
Prof. Christian Frost | Head of School of Architecture | London

12: 00 Performing the politics of urban, cultural and social developments of the city of Nafplio, Argolis
Dr. Christina Zoniou |Tenured specialised faculty member, Field: acting | University of Peloponnese (Greece)


14:00 – 15:30 session 3

Exit the Proscenium Arch. Creating Pro-Localist Theatre in Urban, Non-Theatre Environments
James Kenworth | PhD researcher | Media Department | Middlesex Univesity of London

A Deep eco critical perspective on the Performance of the Agora and the Polis
Dr Gareth Somers | Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

The agora of Prijedor 
Vladimir Vlačina | Master of Fine Arts | Theatre of Prijedor (Republika Srpska)

How to get to Agora?
Ljubinka Stojanovic | PhD researcher | University of Belgrade, Serbia

15:30 – 17:00 Round Table | End of Symposium

Chair: Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez | Staffordshire University

Anna Francis| Associate Professor of Fine Art and Social Practice | Staffordshire University

Aleksandar Sasha Dundjerovic | Professor of Performing Arts | Centre for Interdisciplinary Performing Arts | Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Angeliki Spiropoulou |Head of Department of Theatre Studies | University of Peloponnese (Greece)

Jonathan Day | Centre for Interdisciplinary Performing Arts | Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Javier Ruiz Sanchez | Deputy Head of Urban Planning Department | School of Architecture of Madrid

Paul Sadot | Centre for Interdisciplinary Performing Arts | Royal Birmingham Conservatoire