Circle of Art 2021-2023


Circle of Art 2021-2023

a Kalamata Drama project

‘Circle of Art’ is a new project by Kalamata Drama that, together with the annual Kalamata Drama International Summer School (KaDISS), makes a cultural contribution to the local area and to the region. ‘Circle of Art’ is a programme of educational and cultural events, engaging students and professionals within the performing arts to take a truly focused, perhaps alternative, view of their craft and, through encounter, reassess and examine their craft and develop new techniques and broader outlook.

The ‘Circle of Art’ project will begin in 2021 with a series of webinars streamed from Kalamata revealing the process of a costume designer and of a stage designer and introducing the role of a dramaturg in theatre- making. This will be followed by a guest performance by a ground-breaking theatre group.

In 2022, ‘Circle of Art’ will include webinar/seminars in Kalamata on development of the theatrical set design in collaboration with a director and two immersive Labs: on movement for the performer and on composition of music for the theatre.

In spring 2023, we close our ‘Circle of Art’ with another visit by a ground-breaking theatre company and a webinar/seminar on directing for the theatre.

By the end of the three-year ‘Circle of Art’ programme, we shall have explored and widely shared a holistic approach to theatre-making, performance and training for contemporary theatre practice.

All these webinars will be held in Kalamata for a limited number of students completely free of charge.

 The first webinar will be a creative conversation between KaDISS Course Leader and Director Andrew Visnevski and the Costume Designer Nathalie Bries. It will be streamed live on Monday 24th of May, at

20.00 hours (local time).

We will host up to 30 participants – based on merit of their application. The deadline for the applications is Friday 21st of May. The duration of the webinar will be 90 minutes (to include 30-minute question- time).

 All participants must send an email with their cv attached and a short paragraph explaining why they are interested in participating in the webinar.

All participants will receive a reply and the details required will be provided.

‘Circle of Art 2021’ is exclusively funded by the Bareva Foundation in Liechtenstein which also supports KaDISS 2021


Costume Designer and PhD Researcher in history of dress and fabric Nathalie Bries is an acclaimed designer with long experience in fashion and Art. She runs her fashion and design company called 'Nathalie D' Anvers' which is based in Belgium. She is the co-founder of the international non-profit making organisation for the research, preservation, promotion, and education of cultural heritage relating to textiles, fashion, craftsmanship, and associated fields, called 'Euphrosyne AISBL'.

She has designed costumes for numerous performances. She is considered a specialist in the field of clothing in Ancient Attica and Greece. She has presented many workshops and participated in seminars and presentations across the EU. Her current PhD research thesis at the Sorbonne University in Paris is, 'Women of Akrotiri (Thera) in the Late Bronze Age'. It is research on the elegance and sophistication of women and clothing (based on wall paintings and archeological textiles), combining anthropology and scientific perspectives.

As Designer-Director of ‘Nathalie d'Anvers’, her emphasis in on creating an alternative for fast fashion through sustainable creations. The designs are made in natural, high-quality materials by haute couture ateliers and artisans.

Nathalie Bries, is the General Manager of Euphrosyne AISBL, Member of the International Council of Museums (France – Costume).

We would also like to remind you that Applications for KaDISS 2021 are open until 16th of July.

You can find the Application form and more about the KaDISS training programme at:

The Creative Team, KaDISS



tel: +030 695 5933407


Fb page: Kalamata Drama International Summer School

Twitter: Kalamata_Drama

Instagram: Kalamata_drama 

*’Circle of Art’ and KaDISS are the projects of Kalamata Drama and the outcome of the collaboration between the Maria Callas Alumni Association of the Music School of Kalamata and Theatre Alive!


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