Two weeks of workshops, performances, laboratories, lectures, master classes, debates, plus good food and parties at Château de Malérargues, Roy Hart International Artistic Centre, in Southern France.
Pantheatre's Myth and Theatre Festival and Château de Malérargues offer an ideal setting for combining artistic practices with cultural studies.
Mornings start with warm-ups, physical and vocal, and are followed by workshop sessions directed by Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise.
Lunch is under the mulberry trees in the medieval courtyards.
Afternoons are dedicated to experimental laboratories and master classes, followed by lectures and debates.
Performances, dinners and parties take over the summer evenings.
The theme and emblematic figure of the 2008 Festival will be :
Who is Sheherazade and what is her voice saying - today - especially in performance and in cultural studies?
Scheherazade and the Arabian Nights emerged as a theme during the 2007 Festival dedicated to "Sirens, Sibyls and Sexuality" and more generally to feminine figurations of the voice.
Scheherazade / and her voice today is part of a series of festivals enquiring into "Myths of Voice" - an overall theme that links Pantheatre's cultural studies with the voice legacy of Roy Hart and the Roy Hart Theatre.