Performing Nationalism

As we prepare our departure for Croatia, it seems fitting to reflect on our 5 days in Athens and particularly for me our interactions with the theaters in Epidaraus and Athens. While we were playful, as some photos will show, there was a clear sense for me of the ways in which those spaces remained not only sacred, but also performances in themselves, carrying with them a history of traditions both long forgotten and yet still maintained. As our guide Roula, explained the “Greek” historical elements of the space, as well as many other monuments we visited, I heard the Nationalistic voice of the country and became increasingly aware of the significance of my own cultural location. It will be exciting to share these experiences with my students and engage them in exploring their own Nationalistic sense of being.