• Hercules T. Doukas | Ηρακλής Τ. Δούκας

    Interior Designer, Public Relations, Artistic Director

    Thessaloniki, Greece

ArtStudio Délta • Interior Design • Public Relations Services • Management and Directing for Artistic Shows, Live Stage, Parties, Events A Boutique Art Studio with Greece-wide presence stylized in its logo as ArtStudio Délta (arts, plural of art) and Studio (artist's workspace). It is a creative world of Hercules T. Doukas– a free thinking designer who doesn’t limit himself to the drawing terraint. One name divided into three services concurrently, surrounded by a team of associates. Délta’s label has gained a reputation with a vast following from many famous personalities. Head Office: ArtStudio Délta 11 Papakiritsi str. 54133, Kalamaria Thessaloniki Tel: 2310416716 Mob: 6944313947 Phone contact on Monday to Friday: 10:00 till 14:00, 18:00 till 20:30 Email: iraklis_doukas@yahoo.com Opening Office Hours: By Appointment Only Information available for questioners only by phone-call (no hidden numbers-calls). vCard: directly from Work Samples Please be advised that email contact will provided when is needed. Only a Guest with a previously arranged arrived appointment will then be considered to visit us. You are able to arrange an appointment by telephone. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ © 2013 A series digital material under Single User Standard Licensee purchased from private agency Inc. The digital material is legally protected by copyright law www.copyright.gov and the use is not permitted Under the DMCA-Digital Millennium Copyright Act of USA, Public Law 105-304, October 28, 1998 ArtStudio Délta is shortened to "ASD". Its online-administrator derives no income or unjust enrichment from the presentation of including videos, photos and does not use AdSense or other partner monetization. Reproduction, cropping, modification (digitally or otherwise) in whole or in part of photographic image or file by you or other third parties without express written permission from rightful owners is legally prohibited. "Licensed material" or "artworks" means any digital still image, graphic, icon, icon set or web template, visual representation generated optically, electronically, digitally or by any other means including copies, prints, digital files or reproductions thereof of the material. Disclaimer: The ASD bears no responsibility for the validity of data derived by external sources, as well as for the consequences arising from their use. • All photos, videos, brands or trademarks here portrayed are sole property of their respective owners • The ASD Coroflot-Page's Contact Form is closed for comments, it does not accept messages • The ASD is not responsible for any of the contents or opinions shared by its online-administrator • The information on this social page does not necessarily reflect Mr Hercules Doukas’s opinions • The ASD reserves the right to make any online-content changes without prior notice • For Coroflot Page you can choose Mozilla Firefox web-browser for better visual outcome ArtStudio Délta is proud to partner with its long-standing associate Chrēstos Cānicas: Office Studio Manager, Coroflot Page’s Art directing, Digital Graphics Works, Selection of Themes, Photos and Videos, Editing and Text authoring in English and Greek

Work Samples

Work History

  • Theater Arts Instructor

    • Freelancer
    • Thessaloniki, Greece
    • 2013 - Present (2 years)

    The courses headed by Mr Hercules T. Doukas • State-Approved Courses:
    • Body Language Presentation for Interviewing Skills and Public Speaking
    • Orthophony and Oral Rhetoric • Actor Training • Dramatherapy • Phychodrama

    Participants will explore topics:
    • Dramatology – The science of performance, Kinesiology, Improvisation, Sight Reading, Stand Up, Phonetics, Alexander Technique, Principles of Eugene Vakhtangov method, Silence for Grotowski, System Konstantin Stanislavski, Exercises on the Samuel Barcley Beckett
    • Speech Training (Orthophony): rythmology of the speech – techniques of functional breathes – pronunciation rules - breathing exercises – the correct speech articulation – full breathes -articulating vowels and consonants - articulation of sounds – the treatment of voice problems
    • Performing Arts (Rhetoric): public speaking to media and public -directness - clarity of meaning - transmissivity - accentuation - rhythm -psychological approaches
    • Education Sentiments: Non-verbal elements of communication, fear-aggression acceptance rejection, exercises for the energy flow (bio-chemical and bio-mechanical), confident - style -communicability, psychopathology, communication, dramatizing texts

  • Interior Designer

    • ArtStudio Délta
    • Thessaloniki, Greece
    • 1980 - Present (35 years)

    The history of Hercules dates back when started out as a assistant at his uncle's architectural firm that he had his first design lessons and practice. When after working at several advertising offices where he held senior art directing positions, like the ‘Renta’ in Thessaloniki, in 1980s he established his own firm dual-specialized in interior design and in event management respectively. It has been the choice of famous clientele and remains today just as it was then. Some of Hercules’s interior projects include private residences, villas, hotels, offices, restaurants, shops, clubs, such as Glamour, Moebius, Entasis, Famous Metal Loft Club in Thessaloniki and Athens owned by Thessalonician entrepreneur Lakis Raptakis, Villas at Porto Carras Grand Resort-property Village Inn at Halkidiki, Metropolitan Hotel at Thessaloniki, Porto Valitsa Hotel at Halkidiki, Ahoy at Halkidiki, Vareladiko at Thessaloniki, Villas at Panorama (the most prestigious living area in Thessaloniki), Arachova, Politia in Athens, Luxury Villas in Mykonos island. After having travelled for so long around the globe, later, while living series-years on Barcelona, Spain, he became interested in tourism extending his activities there worked as a Travel Tourist Guide operated his own travel and event agency. Recurring themes in his interests center mainly on Decorative, Visual and Fine Arts, Hospitality, The Esoteric Character of the Theatre. An art installation was entitled “Flying Landscapes” created in 2003 showcased Disegno’s show room in Thessaloniki. Shortly, Hercules signs his own crafts in the area of installations and art objects. He has participated in many exhibitions, alternative spaces, galleries.

  • Artistic Director in Shows, Theatre, Art Activities

    • Freelancer
    • Greece
    • 1976 - Present (39 years)

    He was artistic director at numerous events and fashion shows such as Barrato, Ragby, Forum, Modus Viventi, Lakis Gavalas, Exis etc. As a Theatre Director, Screenwriter, at freelance has been involved in various independent theatre productions. He hosted and produced a numerous different shows, theatre plays, art events, decoration projects.
    He had a tenure at ERT3 the country's national TV network, as a TV director in the running of the “Design” television program which firstly broadcasted in 1993 with hostess Ms Angeliki N. Triaridou, and explored the nature of art, design, architeque, aesthetic, with the appreciation of beauty. Also with art-deco-works and public relations consulting collaborated Thessaloniki European Capital of Culture ’97, Cultural Centre of the Prefecture of Thessaloniki, Town Hall of Thessaloniki, Orphanage Melissa, Thessaloniki Bar Association (Lawyers) Montessori Project, Macedonia Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki, Café Gallery Museum, Nautical Club of Thessaloniki, Apollonia Casino and others.
    He has organized and directed a weekend show titled Biennale Carrefour dated 1991 with Mediterranean fashion designers, it watched by an estimated audience of 3 thousands people at the monuments of the Roman ‘Agora’ forum in Thessaloniki, under the auspices of the Thessaloniki Town Council and its mayor Mr Dinos Kosmopoulos. The ‘Agora’ had its own enclosure, a unique monument which since the 19th century is kept in the Louvre Museum. In 2008 he directed, runed the play “Ascesis: The Saviors of God” (in Greek: Ασκητική), a concise philosophical essay, a series of "spiritual exercises, metaphysical beliefs". It was written by Greek author and essayist Nikos Kazantzakis. It was premiered at Thessaloniki's Geni Tzami (Mosque) archaeological museum and then staged at “Aneton Theatre”.

  • Managing Director

    • Studio Délta | Art Boutique
    • Thessaloníki, Greece
    • 2002 - 2010 (8 years)

    An Art Gallery of Décor and Objets d’art operated as a departmental subsidiary in-house shop at the ArtStudio Délta. With several collections of Objets d’ art, Paintings, Antiques and various luxury Decoratives.

  • Artistic and Managing Director

    • The Banal Club (sole proprietorship)
    • Thessaloniki, Greece
    • 1978 - 1995 (17 years)

    Hercules freewheeling entrepreneurial spirit led him to set up The Banal Club, a byword for the unconventional.
    That has been credited with creating the concept of the Theatrical Night Club Live Stage. Thessaloniki’s most storied fabled club, an artist spot which offered the possibility of multiple uses, notable for wealth and magnificent parties witch encapsulates the art of old-world charm. It famed for one of the first major club to meld theatre, live music, club and live shows which drew national recognition ranked among the top five Greece’s clubs. It was in a way near what anyone would evoke as an incarnation and parallel of Vaudeville and Cabaret. Renowned for its important shows and the artists also credited with devising of Live Shows participating attendance.
    Performances are usually introduced by Hercules as presenter who nicknamed by many as the ‘Lord of Entertainment’ hosted star-stunned parties and launched countless shows. His personality and achievements led to his being hailed as MC-Master of Ceremonies. Thessaloniki’s first ever Theatre-Live Stage Club conjures the original spirit of cabaret-style and café-théâtre atmosphere with surrealistic live shows, stand-up comedy, stage and piano music in Greece. It came to the attention of the "crème de la crème" personalities and celebrities from the 80's and 90's, as a meeting point for the cosmopolitan escape. They have all been drunk, dined as special guess, patrons and they made several appearances on theatre stage cooperated as artistic patricipants. During that era, the Banal's guest list was the ultimate who's who of dignitaries, intellectuals, cinema stars, artists. Banal club operated until it was superseded by the Maroko Baroque Club where Hercules as a creator that time had left his cool-as-sunrise hallmark on Thessaloniki.

Education

  • Technical School of Applied Arts Eukleides of Thessaloniki

    • High National Diploma in Interior Design and Graphics Arts
    • 1973 - 1976

    Attended courses at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris

  • The State Performing Arts Conservatory of Thessaloniki

    • Department of Theatre Studies, Diploma in Dramatic Art and Acting
    • 1970 - 1973

    Nationally granted and licensed by Hellenic Ministry of Education (MoE) as a Professional Director. ................................................................................................................................................................................................. He took part in theatrical master classes in Athens broadened his education, under the mentorship of distinguished directors. Advanced his knowledge into theatrics, visual art principles and techniques through traineeship with spiritual teacher Yannis A Tsarouchis at his Workshop of Applied & Visual Arts in Athens. He was moved by spirituality under the tutelage of him, and he was introduced in methods of visual arts and stagecraft approaches. He remained Hercules’ lifelong mentor and teacher by the end of his life in 1989. ................................................................................................................................................................................................. His previous knowledge in Dramatherapy, drove him in honing his skills and techniques by attending the classes in the Drama Therapy of the professor Dr Sue Emmy Jennings, Dramatherapist. Living by his personal philosophy for the theatre as a physical exercise, as a topping up his life notes, as a free spiritism, he is infused in him that he has grounds more oriented towards to a sharing the practice of Dramatherapy and Psychodrama. ................................................................................................................................................................................................. During the 1970’s he began a long collaboration with the ‘Theatriko Ergastiri of Thesaloniki’ TET hosted at the ‘Amalia’ theater and after ‘Aneton’. He has been associated as a founding co-member in the overall theatrical productions and within the next years he played a crucial role in setting and positioning plays. TET reputation still remains high through its graduates who have succeeded in achieving substantial careers professionally and academically in Greece and overseas. He has worked closely for longtime with a diverse and hugely talented director, actor, a founding TET-co-member, Mr Nikos K. Naoumidis, one of Thessaloniki's brightest lights who peacefully left the world dimmed in 2013. ................................................................................................................................................................................................. TET’s vision was much broader and included among others plays: ‘The Sunday’s Walk’ (La Promenade du Dimanche), Georges Michel. ‘Bitterman and the Arsonists’, Max Fritz. ‘The Knights’ of Aristophanes (‘Ippis’ 1974-1975) Director Vyron Tsamboulis, Hercules Doukas as Dimosthenis, the performance took place in: Theatre Amalia (Thessaloniki), Ancient Theatre of Dion (Pieria), Ancient Theatre of Dimitrias, and island of Ithaca. Some of Hercules’ theatrical plays (representative list): ‘Lille Eyolf’ of Henrik Ibsen with actress Ms Roula Pateraki. ‘Dialogues’ of Lucian of Samosata, ‘Fausta’ (Φαύστα) Theatre Amalia, 1972-73, of Chrysanthos Mentis Mpostantzoglou (knows as Bost).

  • Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki (Alma mater)

    • BA in Economics with Honours
    • 1966 - 1971

    Academically Awards Recipient: The IKY-State National Scholarship and The State National Award ‘Aièn Aristeúein’ annual highest honor nationalwide graduated student award taken by the Hellenic Ministry of Education (MoE). ................................................................................................................................................................................................. Since earlier very young years he was coincided with his father's untimely passing away. After that he worked at odd jobs in order to support his family. Starting University for a BA degree he didn't want to burden anyone, for that he was employed part and full time jobs within strain of balancing classes. His interests were directed towards theatre arts and interior design pursued additional related studies, finally, he dedicated since, his life and career in these arts. In the early 1980s he had dedicated himself to experimenting on theatre became a figure in Greek entertainment giving 'his unorthodox art version' of the news, lifestyle and politics. He is also known for his quick-witted comic's caustic talking temperament, controversial idiosyncrasy and fast-paced improvisational performance. ................................................................................................................................................................................................. Hercules tried to squeeze everything he could into university life with first turning point occurred when he joined as scholarly member of the “Performing Arts Team” of SUTC - Students’ Union of Theatre and Cinematograph at the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki. Wherein he made his first stage début in which he played the lead acting role with play ‘A man's a man’ of Bertolt Brecht. That one appearance would eventually establish the Hercules showcasing his dramatic act. The play success was evident in the rave reviews he received and praised by critics, audience, and the press. Hercules’s first appearance has received critical acclaim in regards to his acting performance and technique from Costas Georgousopoulos, theatre critic, author, professor. By the time he graduated from the University he was ready to do more and he was elected a Graduate Honorary Member of the SUTC (ΦΟΘΚ) in 1974 where he has headed the “Performing Arts Team” for many years. As theatre director of SUTC he presented the theatrical plays (representative list): ‘The Karagiozika’ for celebration 150 years of University, ‘The Dragon’ of Evgeny Lvovich Shvarts, Golfo, ‘The Abyss’ of Maxim Gorky, ‘The Bacchae’ tragedy of Euripides, ‘The Tempest’ of William Shakespeare and mores. His stint at the SUTC included acting, directing and writing his theatrical plays with amateur actors-students many of them afterwards they started their career . ................................................................................................................................................................................................. A alumni shortlist is: Ms Sofia Filippidou actress, theatre director, (TV series ‘To kanali tis Vagelitsas’, Hi rock, 10 mikroi Mitsoi, The red room, Film: Pepermint etc, Theatre: Dinner at Lokastis, Stage Walkers, The six Caryatid etc, As theatre director and founder of Theatre Company ‘T3xni’ it has presented more than 10 plays i.e. Ionesco Blues, Fausta or the Lost Daughter, etc), Ms Filareti Komninou (TV series: The island, Matomena Homata, Yungermann, Dekati Entoli Alpha TV, The red cycle, Witches of Smyrna, Skies sto perisilio), Mr Christos Stergioglou (Films: Dogtooth ’09, Hard Goodbyes my Father ’02, The Horodia of Haritona ’05), Mr Kosmas Fountoukis (Films: Xenia ’89, Akropol ’96, TV series ‘Red Cycle’ etc), Mr Alekos Koliopoulos (Tv series: Karyotakis TV-ET3, Parallhloi Dromoi, Oi Teleuteoi Egonoi etc), Ms Euri Sofroniadou, Mr Theodoros Georgiadis, Mr Kostas Velinopoulos and others.

Specialties

Affiliations

Union of Interior Designers in Northern Greece, Thessaloniki ------------------------------------------------- Directors Guild of Greece | Theatre | Cinema | Television

Awards

First-place award winner of the annual national competition for the 44th TIF’s Official Advertising Poster organised by board of directors of the Thessaloniki International Fair TIF (ΔΕΘ) took place in 1979 at Thessaloniki’s International Exhibition Centre, Helexpo

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