Group of people
Dimitris Avouris is a poet, playwright and narrator of folktales.
Over the past 25 years, he has given more than 3,500 performances in Greece and abroad, attended by more than 350,000 spectators.
He has created the Cultural Village of Skalia and the Avouris Theater in Zakynthos island.
He is the creator of the NGO “Onar - Through Art For the Sick Child” that has been working for the last 15 years, in pediatric hospitals in Greece and in special schools, with art therapy.
He is the director of the journal "The Folktale" and a founding member of the Poetry and Folktale Academy in Athens and Vamvakou.
He has organized workshops all over Greece for writing and narrating folktales, and for their healing function.
Fotini Dimitriou was born in Athens and at an early age, she discovered her true love for yoga. She teaches yoga for adults and children.
Her first folktale, ‘’The tree that was always talking’’ was published in January 2014 and the same year she founded Yoga violet family alignment system. In 2015, her first collection of folktales “Yoga and folktales” was published by the Poetry and Folktale Academy in Athens, Greece.
Apostolos Domtzidis is the shadow theatre player in the company “The tales of Karagiozis” and a founding member of the Poetry and Folktale Academy in Vamvakou, Greece.
He is an external associate of the Centre of Byzantine, Modern Greek and Cypriot Studies of the University of Granada for the archive of the Greek shadow theatre.
In 2014 he won the Movement Virtuosity Award at the 5th Greek Shadow Theatre Games. He writes new plays of Karagiozis based on folktales, among which “The three good pieces of advice” is published.
He has organised a small permanent exhibition on the relation of Karagiozis and the Greek folktales in the building of the Poetry and Folktale Academy in Vamvakou.
Roula Karachaliou is a preschool teacher and holds an ΜΑ in Education. She is a founding member of the Poetry and Folktale Academy.
She studies Greek traditional folktale and designs related cultural programs in Kindergarten.
She has presented several papers in conferences and organised seminars for teachers regarding folktale. She is specialized in the use of arts in school.
Natasa Koniditsioti was born in Sparta in 1989.
She is a psychologist and a special education teacher.
She studied psychology in Panteion University and holds an MA from the University of Peloponnese and the Universita degli studi di Torino in Italy.
She works with children with special needs.
Nikos Koutsouros was born in Giannitsa Pella. He studied Education and Political Sciences and works in public education for 38 years.
He writes novels and poetry and collaborated with shows regarding education and culture.
He publishes in blogs regarding poetry and lyrics.
In 2017 his first poetry collection "The night of small and big dreams".
Georgia Lempesi was born in Athens in 1981.
He works as a psychologist with children and adults and conducts seminars for educators and specialists of psychic health.
He has worked in special schools in Greece and France.
He studied psychology in Panteion University and holds two Master's degrees by the University Lumiere Lyon 2.
Natasa Michailidou is an archaeologist with an MA in Museum Management and a licensed tourist guide in Greece.
She is a founding member of the Poetry and Folktale Academy in Vamvakou and of the shadow theatre company “The tales of Karagiozis”.
She is also an external associate of the Foundation of Thracian Art and Tradition for which she has designed and presented since 2011 “the young archaeologists of Thrace”; a group of cultural learning programs and guided tours in museums, ancient sites and monuments with hands on activities and the use of tales.
Last, she is a research associate of the “Athena” Research Centre (ILSP Xanthi’s Branch) where she is working in cultural technology projects.
Dimitra Mpoumpopoulou was born in Kalamata.
She holds a bachelor in theater studies from the University of Patras.
She works in public primary schools as theater educator.
She has written various folktales and studies the role of folktales within the work of great Greek writers.
Eva Pisia was born in Athens.
Since 1980 she worked in public school as a teacher.
Her great love was theater.
She has been president of the Cultural-Theatrical Club "Erotechnes" with which she has played in many theatrical shows and participated in various festivals.
She has written the book "Drops of tales and honey" (folktales).
Lizzy Chandakari was born in Athens.
She studied classical quitar and byzantine music.
She holds a bachelor from the Music Department of the School of Philosophy in Athens.
Since September 2015 she is a member of the art group of Evangelos Pappas.
She works as a teacher of classical quitar.
She has written the books: Notes on Syggros Avenue (Poetry Collection) and Dreams Tales.