The GNO Learning & Participation department continues its activities while taking into account the prevailing volatile circumstances and following all the health protocols prescribed by the pertinent authorities. In a year when the presence of artistic education and contact with the arts is more important than even before, the Learning & Participation department presents for the 2020/21 season a rich programme full of artistic participatory learning activities for children, teenagers, young people, schools, adults, people aged over 65, amateurs and professional artists in Athens and other regions of Greece, made possible thanks to the exclusive donation from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

The new season opens dynamically with the already steady Learning & Participation ensembles, the Intercultural Orchestra and the Intercultural Choir, while almost at the same time the workshops Guitar Express and 65+ Choir renew their weekly online meetings. The workshops at the Korydallos Penitentiary will be completed with a short cycle, following a year-long activity, while the explosive Drum Works return to the GNO and flood the streets and squares of Athens with the deafening sound of their percussion. Young artists come to the foreground in Miniatures for revolution, where up-and-coming choreographers collaborate with young composers, musicians and dancers for the creation of a joint original work inspired by the Greek War of Independence of 1821. The new programme Sundays at the Opera introduces a series of workshops for the whole family that will acquaint them with the exciting world of opera and ballet.  

The Co-OPERAtive programme, the first intercultural opera hub for young people in Europe which received the Fedora Prize for Education 2019, restarts intending to complete its goals and present a final performance in spring 2021 on the GNO Alternative Stage. The artistic programming of the GNO Learning &a Participation department reaches its peak with the inauguration of a new pilot programme of interdisciplinary artistic and pedagogical activities titled How did a raven end up in the belly of a whale? The programme is aimed at schools of Primary Education in the region of Attica and aspires to bring educators and students of Elementary Schools in contact with the fascinating world of Music Theatre, through the use of modern and innovative tools.


Learning & Participation programme manager: Eva Karterou
Artistic coordinator: Ann-Kristin Sofroniou
Production manager: Kallirroi Papadopoulou


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Telephone: 213 088 5752