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FESTIVAL ARCHIVES

The Myth and Theatre Festival is an international organization of festivals, forums, workshops organized by Pantheatre.


Created with James Hillman, Charles Boer, Paul Kugler, Jay Livernois at Château de Malérargues in 1987. It took place at La Chrartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon from 1991 to 1997, and travelled to New Orleans (1999 and 2001), Ireland (2000), Granada (2002 and 2003.) In 2005 it returned to Malérargues with a yearly Summer University.

The Myth and Theatre Festival was created to study the relations between myth and theatre from a double point of view:

1 - in the use of mythological motifs in theatre dramaturgy, following the models of tragedy and comedy. In these traditions the stories and characters of classical mythology are represented, rewritten and reinterpreted - from the original founding figures - Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes - to contemporary variations.

2 - in the fact that a large section of contemporary performance aims at creating images which have mythical dimensions, regardless of whether they include or not literal mythological references. This is what could be broadly called image theatre, and includes most of physical and dance theatre, and contemporary opera. Pantheatre's own brand of choreographic theatre certainly fits into this category, with the inclusion of voice work and text interpretation.

Festival themes have included:

Alchemy
1989
Aphrodite
1993
The Enemy
1997
         
Tragedy
1987
Dionysos
1991
Magic
1995
         

you can consult the web archives of

 
 

 

GRANADA
Mythical Mediterranean Forum

Archives
2002 and 2003

The Paris 2003 Spring Academy
Diana and Actaeon
archives

 


HOMEPAGE

2008  Festival
Summer University
(English)

juillet / July
Malérargues - Roy Hart Centre

Festival 2008
(Français)

Archives
2005 Français English
2006 Français English
2007 Français English