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Deree – The American College of Greece

Updated: 13-03-2017 17:51

Venue: Trianon

Date: 18 March 2017

Hour: 20:15 - 22:00


A. Department of Visual Arts of the Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts at Deree.


a. Video documentation of a multi-channel installation and site-specific performance in the garage of a hotel near Acropolis.

Panos Lezes (Greece)

– Video (18’)

Title: Interior Remains

Mount Athos, August 2016. The project is based on the symptosis and synchronism of natural phenomena, and the willingness of the individual to grasp these events. Certain places insert their atmospheres in us, as we deliberately submerge in our innermost thoughts. The video /performance refers to the inner struggle for each of us when we transport an exterior place into a metaphysical interior - our own interior. The debris within the image connotes human worries and anxieties that might became fixations. For many people, a vocation that cares for internal matters is a par ergon.

Curator: Sotiris Tsolakoglou 

Director: Konstantinos Xenakis Filming

Cinematographer: Alexandros Karaiskos

Video editing & Color: Antonis Kyritsanis 

Video inserts editing: Ιlectra Poirazoglou




b. Aphrodite-Theodora Andreou (Greece)

– Video (6’)  / performance installation

Title: Recycle-Reusable Humans


Part I

Being Disposable We are machines, we are movement. My android wakes up–even though he isn't asleep–wears his eyes, and is ready to see his whole life passing through his eyes.


Part II Damage/Erasing

She has to cut all of the meat that lays in front of her. She is staring at the camera and the camera is staring back at us. Everything is visible. The cuts are becoming faster as we are erasing the data.


Part III Repair / Customization

The colorful customization comes after we have survived the previous mutilation. Before the end we get a glimpse of what truly exists. It ends abruptly because we are not supposed to see further.


Credits to the people featured in the video: Nikolas Andreou, Helena Melidoni.




Professors, students and graduates of the Department of Music of the Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts at Deree present their work in the context of the performance workshop class.


Stefanos Katsaros (animation) & Aspasia Stavrou (music composition)

– Video

Title: After Light (2017)


An 3-4 minutes animation project featuring the voyage of a warrior from earthly life to after life. The theme will be presented in a surreal and spectacular atmosphere.





FRANK BRIDGE: Three songs (1906-7) for medium voice, piano and cello

I. Far, far from each other (text: Matthew Arnold)

II. Where is it that our soul doth go? (text: Heinrich Heine, trans: Kate Freiligrath Kroeker)

III. Music when soft voices die (text: P. B. Shelley)

- Christine Tokatlian, piano

- Leslie Jones, cello

- Claire-Alexandra Zervas, voice


MAURICE RAVEL: Cinq Melodies Populaires Grecques (1904-6) for voice and piano

Ι. Chanson de la Μariée

ΙΙ. Là-bas, vers l'église

III. Quel Galant m'est Comparable

IV. Chanson des Cueilleuses de Lentisques

V. Tout Gai!

- Maira Milolidaki, voice

- Christine Tokatlian, piano


LUCIANO BERIO: Sequenza III (1965) for solo voice

- Maira Milolidaki, voice

Electronic Improvised Music (2017)

- Christos Geidatzis

- Tim Ward, supervision


Students: Claire-Alexandra Zervas, Christos Geidatzis

Professors: Christine Tokatlian, Maira Milolidaki, Leslie Jones, Tim Ward

Graduates: Aspasia Stavrou, Stafanos Katsaros





Christine Tokatlian is a virtuoso pianist praised for her academic distinctions and passionate performance. In 2008 she was awarded the honorary ‘Eleni Myconiou’ prize for artistic excellence by the Athens Academy. A graduate of The Royal College of Music, she has extensively performed around Greece, the U.K., Italy, Germany, Lebanon, Istanbul and Armenia. Her repertoire includes works of classical, romantic and contemporary composers, as well as experimental music. In 2010 she premiered Khachaturian's Piano Concerto in the Thessaloniki Concert Hall (Megaron). She is an Associate Lecturer II at Deree-The American College of Greece and a piano professor at the Maiandrio Conservatory. She is currently pursuing her PhD at Goldsmiths, UK researching on Post-Soviet Armenian Piano Repertoire, having presented papers in conferences in Athens, London, Istanbul, Berlin, and Latvia (2017). Armenian Piano Images, Christine’s first personal recording with works of contemporary Armenian composers, some of which are world premiers, serves as a window for her audience to see into her dream of magical musical performance.




Leslie Jones began music studies in Portland, Oregon, and was a member of the Portland Youth Philharmonic, She holds Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music and a Master of Arts from Hunter College of The City University of New York. While in New York, she free-lanced with several orchestras including the National Orchestra Association, the Bronx Symphony, and the Ridgefield Symphony (Ct.), and made a national tour of the United States as the solo cellist with the New York Vocal Arts Ensemble. She has participated in major summer music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, the Grand Teton Orchestra Festival, and the International Chamber Music Festival of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Since coming to Greece in 1991, she has given chamber music concerts in Athens and throughout Greece, including premieres of contemporary chamber works at the Megaro Mousikis in association with the Theodore Antoniou and the Union of Greek Composers. Ms. Jones has performed with the State Orchestra of Athens, the Kamerata – Orchestra of The Friends of Music, and the Orchestra of Colours. With the support of the American College of Greece, Ms. Jones has performed and recorded two Piano Trio CDs with the Deree Piano Trio. She has been an instructor of music history at Deree - The American College of Greece since 1992 and is currently the Music Department Head.





Christos Geidatzis got into music when he started learning guitar at the age of 14. However, he never felt as deeply connected to music as he did when he entered the Athenian underground of electronic music. He uses his ever growing collection of analogue synthesizers to make live improvised electronic music. While he is heavily influenced by underground electronic dance music his horizons are ever expanding with new ideas to incorporate in his performances. He is a student of the Music Department of Deree - The American College of Greece.




Stefanos Katsaros is a game developer, currently working as a C# Unity programmer in the gaming-gambling industry. He is a graduate of the IT Department of Deree - The American College of Greece and a postgraduate in Computer Games and Entertainment at the Goldsmiths University of London.




Aspasia Stavrou is a graduate of the Music Department of Deree - The American College of Greece. She has also participated and completed two 3-month short courses in London the one called "Media and Music: Composing for media, film and TV" at the Goldsmiths University and the other called "Music Business: Records, publishing and finance" at City University. For the past years she has been focusing on obtaining as much knowledge as possible in musicology and especially in the field of film scoring.




Claire-Alexandra Zervas was born in 1993 in Athens and is a Greek-Canadian mezzo-soprano. She is currently a Music Performance student at Deree - The American College of Greece and at the Nikolaos Mantzaros Conservatory with Maira Milolidaki. She has performed in concerts both within and outside the Deree, the most notable of which was in the ceremony of the Olympic Truce in Ancient Olympia for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.




Panagiotis Lezes, born in 1958, lives and works in Athens studying Visual Arts at Deree - The American College of Greece, Saint Martin’s College, and workshops at the Art Student League. He served as a bureaucrat in public service for the Ministry of Finance for more than 30 years. As a young artist but a mature viewer, his methodology involves copying real life by digging deeply into his own thoughts. His arrangements are schematic, inviting the viewer to move into a space of speculation. In his performances, the human mimic language emerges. He believes in a dialogue with the given potentials in nature and real life. Lezes envisages turning art into reality.




Aphrodite-Theodora Andreou (b.1995) is studying Visual Arts at Deree - The American College of Greece. Her work is inspired by anthropological and cultural research. She is the recipient of numerous student scholarships. Andreou has exhibited her work in Athens and Romania, where she recently completed an international residency.