• Hercules T. Doukas | Ηρακλής Τ. Δούκας

    Interior Designer, Public Relations, Artistic Director

    Thessaloniki, Greece

Art Studio Delta • Interior Design • Public Relations Services • Management and Directing for Artistic Shows, Parties, Events, Live Stage and Films A Boutique Art Studio with Greece-wide presence stylized in its logo as ArtStudio Delta (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 terrain while keeping his design ideology intact. Three-division services into one integrated name, they are those that were designed by Hercules Doukas surrounded by a team of external associates. Delta’s label has earned a reputation with VIP-list celebrity clients. Head Office: Art Studio Delta 11 Papakiritsi str. 54133, Kalamaria Thessaloniki Tel: 2310416716 Mob: 6944313947 Opening Office Hours: Monday to Friday, Timings 10:00-14:00, 18:00-20:30 Information available for questioners only by phone-call (no hidden numbers, calls). vCard: directly from Work Samples If applicable, It may be contacted at Email: iraklis_doukas@yahoo.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We move at different rhythms so always only a Guest with a prior arranged appointment will then be considered to visit us. You are able to arrange an appointment by telephone. Office hours may be change without prior notice. Contact via e-mail will be provided as and when required. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- § © 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 § No digital photographic image or digital file may be reproduced, cropped or modified (digitally or otherwise) § nor its caption altered without prior written agreement from owners and artists. • Via Coroflot-Page's Contact Form the ArtStudio Delta does not accept/replay messages • For our Coroflot Page you can choose Mozilla Firefox web-browser for better visual outcome • The information on this social page does not necessarily reflect Mr Hercules Doukas’ views and opinions. • The ArtStudio Delta is not responsible for any of the contents or opinions shared by its coroflot administrator.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Convenor, Tutor

    • Freelancer
    • Thessaloniki, Greece
    • 2013 - Present (1 year)

    The courses headed by Mr Hercules T. Doukas • State-Approved Courses:
    • Body Language Presentation and Public Speaking
    • Orthophony and Oral Rhetoric • Actor Training • Dramatherapy • Phychodrama
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    • One-to-One Training • Group Training with minimum number of participants of five.
    All courses are in Greek. Each course of studies may start many times within a calendar year in accordance to demand. The studies include the conversion of theoretical courses and practical workshops.
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    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.

  • Freelancer, Interior Designer

    • Art Studio Delta Office
    • Thessaloniki, Greece
    • 1980 - Present (34 years)

    The history of Hercules dates back when started out as a assistant at his uncle's architectural firm that he had his first architecture lessons and practice. In 1980s when after working at several design offices he established his own design studio office developed a long list of famous clients. It remains today just as it was then. In the early 00’s it had opened a self contained art-shop in-housed at the ArtStudio Delta, named Showroom of Décor and Art Objects, which ceased in 2010. Among his interior projects, one can find private residences, villas, hotels, boutiques, offices, restaurants, shops, show rooms, 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 (the most exquisitous living area in Athens), Shops and Luxury Villas on the world-class island destination of Mykonos retaining to the traditional Cycladian character fused with high-end design. Throughout his series-years stay on Barcelona, Spain, Hercules worked as a Interior Designer and Travel Guide and he operated his own travel and event agency, focusing on providing services to tourists from Greece.
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    Recurring themes in his interests center mainly on Decorative and Visual Arts, Luxurious Hospitality, The Esoteric Character of the Theatre. Shortly, Hercules signs his own crafts collections in the area of installations and art objects.
    He has participated in many exhibitions, alternative spaces, galleries and fairs.

  • Artistic Director in Shows, Theatre, Art Activities | PR Manager

    • Freelancer
    • Greece
    • 1976 - Present (38 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 more than 100 different shows, theatre plays, art events, decoration projects. He did a stint as a TV director worked for ERT3 the country's national TV network, 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. Before began his own design firm he served in the world of advertising as art director of acclaimed firm ‘Renta’ in Thessaloniki, owned by Yannis Voglis. 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, Artistic Director

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

    Thessaloniki’s most storied fabled cult 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. He was in a way near what anyone would evoke as an incarnations of avant-garde 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 who was the presenter.
    His personality and achievements led to his being hailed as MC-Master of Ceremonies and Entertainment Architect.
    Hercules who nicknamed by many as the ‘Lord of Entertainment’ hosted star-stunned parties and launched countless shows. Thessaloniki’s first ever Theatre-Live Stage Club conjures the original spirit of cabaret-style and café-théâtre atmosphere with 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.

Education

  • Technical School of Applied Arts Eukleides of Thessaloniki

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

    Taught Décorateur d'Intérieur courses in Parisian School École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts

  • The National Performing Arts Conservatory of Thessaloniki | Odeon

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

    Granted Director’s Professional License by Hellenic Ministry of Education (MoE). ................................................................................................................................................................................................. He took part in the training sessions as a mentee broadened his theatrical training in Athens, under the mentorship of distinguished directors. Advanced his knowledge of visual art principles and techniques through master classes 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 tutor for the rest of his life until the end 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 sadly left us peacefully 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 High Distinction Honours
    • 1966 - 1971

    Honored the award IKY-State National Scholarship and the State National Award ‘Aièn Aristeúein’, The highest Academic Honor Nationalwide Graduated Scholar 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 image 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 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 Northen Greece, Thessaloniki ------------------------------------------------- Directors Guild of Greece | Theatre | Cinema | Television

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