latest update: 24/04/23

Myth and Theatre Festival






June 17 to July 2


in person at Malerargues, Southern France

with the possibility of registering for one or more, or for the whole festival.

ONLINE events still to be defined.

  Dates Content Specifics

June 17th to 22nd

6 intensive days
open to all


vocal and choreographic theater work
Lectures and Seminars

 morning classes, afternoon labs, evening seminars.

Free day Friday the 23rd.


June 24th and 25th

open to all

Master classes and Laboratories

Voice and Choreographic Theatre


Saturday evening

Work on Sunday till 5:30 pm


June 26th to 29th

4 intensive days
advanced level

Voice work in the morning
Laboratories in the afternoons

Work-in-progress performances in the evenings

The Academy of Boredom
Acting with Objects

Object metaphor (and fetish) work + seminars and performances.


Friday June 30 evening
Saturday and Sunday July 1 and 2
Finishes Sunday 6pm


with Xavier Papaïs

"On Sympathy"

On Fetish and Magic
and the Greek notion of 

the most inclusive anthropological horizon of humanity.








Full Fee June 17 to July 2 950 €
In training participants / Active Members / Students 650 €
ONLINE participation still to be defined.

For special discounts please email

1    June 17 to 22 450 €
2   June 24 to 25 250 €
3   June 26 to 29 350 €
4  June 30 July 1 + 2 200 €




1 - APPLICATION : register and indicate your participation choices.




 2 - Confirmation Deposit: if accepted, you will be sent information to confirm with a 100€ non-refundable deposit.

3 - Payment of the remaining amount: before travelling (bank or Paypal) or ON ARRIVAL (in cash - we do not take credit cards on site.)


EU (European Union countries): payments by free bank transfer. 

Non-EU (outside the European Union): registration payment is done through PayPal




Discounts: coming to the festival in Malérargues is a considerable investment for many artists and students - and we want them to be with us. Available discounts for special requests, please enquire at

Donations: if you are in a position to donate to our scholarship fund for students.







Accommodation is not included in fee. It is important to book as soon as possible. The Roy Hart Centre has accommodations for up to 15 people which fill up very quickly.

To book or consult please contact directly Linda Wise EMAIL

Camping Filament (20 minute walk). We found it pleasant and convenient, mostly bungalows in quiet green areas, with a large pool - it is not at all full before July 15. Their website does look Disney-like - but it is not, outside full summer season.

If you check AirBnB or similar, search for Thoiras area, or near Lasalle - postal codes 30140 30460. (You may need to have or share a car for this - or bike...)




Travel - The best access is by the NIMES Centre train station + bus to the Gare de Thoiras stop (bus 112 at the back of the Nimes train station - one hour journey.) Let us know your arrival time in Thoiras (with your cell phone number): we will come and pick you up, 10 minutes by car)

NIMES train station. Train from Paris (3 hours), from Marseille airport (1h30). Or from Barcelona (4 hours).

TAKE NOTE there are 2 NIMES stations. Nimes Centre (recommended), and the new Nimes Pont du Gard station (extra train or Bus 33 = 25 minutes to Nimes Centre.) Make sure you check station and bus connections times.

bus times to Malerargues :

BUS: Nîmes Gare Feuchère to Thoiras Gare


Directors & Planning

Enrique Pardo

Voice Performance & Choreographic Theatre

Laboratory sessions with the contribution of different teachers and invited musicians.

Linda Wise

Singing & Voice Performance

Voice work in two periods : work all together, division in two groups with different teachers for individual work.


Mornings and afternoons are dedicated to PRACTICE - classes, laboratories and master classes - under the overall direction of Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise with a circle of collaborators.

Evenings are dedicated to performances, concerts, lectures.

Definitive planning will be posted two weeks before we start.

Outline Timetable

9:30 - 10:15
Mouvement and voice training
10:30 - 13:00
Laboratory sessions
14:30 - 17:30
Master classes
lectures, debates, performances (+ ONLINE)
Teachers / Lecturers / Guest Artist
to be updated
Enrique Pardo Director, focusing this year FETISH (including Cubism - as in Cuba).
Linda Wise Artistic co-director, actress, voice and singing teacher, very drawn to Brasil for its music and singers... "mainly because of Africa" (she was born in Kenya).
Xavier Papaïs French philosopher. "The most inspiring thinker today, especially for artists" Enrique Pardo
Paris Laboratory Enrique's Paris Laboratory members will present work in progress.
Amy Rome Professor at Central Lancashire University, singer, PhD and Pantheatre collaborator, with a background spanning from rock and Atlantic City to Heidegger and phenomenology.
Pierre-François Blanchard Pianist, composer, performer. Travelling musician with Raphaël Imbert, and fortunate to have been the accompanist of the great, and recently departed, Pierre Barouh.
Daniela Garcia Actress, movement and voice teacher, Parisian from Chile.
Michaëlla Gallozzi Actress and clown teacher - working on a performance including Count Dracula and his pagan library. Member of the Paris Laboratory.
Douglas MacArthur Actor and Program Director at University of Lethbridge. Canada, and longtime collaborator of Pantheatre.


The Myth and Theatre Festival is a working and festive context for the exploration and study of the links between mythic thinking and performance practice; it was created in 1987 under the presidency of James Hillman.


Direction : Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise

Assistant Directors : Daniela Garcia and Debora Balardini
Alice Bellefroid, Michaëlla Gallozzi, Pierre-François Blanchard

Online Programs Director : Debora Balardini and Querena

Online Technical Director : Adriana Medina

Social Media : Querena

In collaboration with the Roy Hart International Artistic Centre

Univ. of Central Lancashire UK.
School of Film, Media & Performance. Dr. Amy Rome

Univ of Lethbridge, Prof Douglas MacArthur

Pantheatre Active Members
Paris Laboratory Members
Cie. Les Chimistes, Paris

Mairie of Lasalle   and    Mairie of Thoiras

Translation & Cosmopolitics: The festival has always included at least three languages (English, French, Spanish, often Italian.) Each event will have a 'main' language depending on the participants. We will do our best to ensure that there is a friendly inclusiveness. It is impossible to translate everything. Shows will have synopses, lectures will include translation breaks AND summaries, etc.


Malerargues  &  Roy Hart Centre   (a drone overview ! )