Last week, the Department of Performing Arts organized its “Ancient Drama Week” and hosted five students from the ALEF University of Iran as well as Professor Mirali Fotouhi and Delaram Habib Piran.
Throughout the week, the Iranian theatre students joined second-year Bilkent Performing Arts students in attending two master workshops. Director, choreographer and actress Ayşe Emel Mesci and Angel Simon, a master of puppetry from Spain, conducted the workshops “Ritual to Drama” and “Ancient Greek Mask Work.”
The students also took a trip to visit ancient sites in and around Ephesus, including Priene and the Temple of Apollo at Didyma. They spent time exploring Ancient Greek drama from different perspectives.
In the Priene theater, they performed “A” and staged a ritual enactment inspired by the Eleusinian mysteries.