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Ntina Kafterani

Theater Teacher

Dina Kafterani is an actress, director and animator. 

Her studies at the Department of History and Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, at the drama school "Arhi", as well as her apprenticeship with Anneza Papadopoulou and Tapa Sudana have shaped the dominant fields of her interest and work: with influences from anthropological, folk and street theatre, she is constantly working on the relationship between theatre and politics, while on a practical level she has focused on the relationship between concepts and music.


 As an actor , director and animator she has worked with various institutions, theatres and foundations such as the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , the Kapodistrian University, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, the Mantra Blokku Monument of Kokkinia, the Network for Theatre, in education, etc. But mostly she has worked in the field of self-organized theatre, participating in numerous performances as well as in movements and mobilizations for art and free expression in public space.

Since 2008 she has been directing Stray Bitches. Stray Bitches is a self-organized, music-theatre group that has been presenting the Waltz of the Dirty Streets for 15 years. Waltz is a concert-like performance, a political cabaret inspired by contemporary socio-political reality. So far the Stray Bitches have presented 7 versions of the Waltz. They have performed in many music and theatre venues, in self-managed spaces and barricades. In recent years with Angelos Angelides, the composer and musician of the Strays, they present the "Cinquanta Drachma", a performance of rhythmic speech, and "The mystery of the world", a musical monologue in texts, rhymes and lyrics of her own and music composition and performance by Angelos Angelides.

Since 2006, she has been teaching theatre to children and adults, amateurs and professionals, in Athens and in various municipalities and communities. Author of "The Tales escaped", a play for children, commissioned by the Argo Theatre, . The performance was presented at the Argo Theatre in the winter of 2015.

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