Founded in 1981 by Enrique Pardo, co-directed with Linda Wise, Pantheatre was the first independent company to emerge from the Roy Hart Theatre. It integrated movement (corporal mime and actor's physical training in the Grotowsky / Odin lineage, and dance.) It was deeply inspired by the cultural ideas of archetypal psychology, especially those of its founder, James Hillman, who became Pantheatre's honorary president, together with Liza Mayer, a founding member of Roy Hart Theatre.
Based in Paris (September to March), and at Malérargues, the Roy Hart International Arts Centre, in Southern France (May to July), where it organizes the Spring esidential workshop symposium, and the July Myth and Theatre Festival (Summer University).
See also PANTHEATRE DEFINITIONS
Voice Performance School
|Myth and Theatre Festival
||Founded with James Hillman, Charles Boer, Jay Livernois, Paul Kugler, Pantheatre's first Myth and Theatre Festivals took place in Malérargues, in 1987 and 1989. It then was a festival in residence at La Chartreuse of Villeneuve lez Avignon (CNES) till 1999, travelling thereafter to New Orleans, Ireland, Umbria (Italy), Granada (Spain). In 2005 it returned to Malérargues for an annual Summer University .
1969 - 1989
theatre group and company founded around Roy Hart in London
in 1969, it moved to Malérargues, France, in 1974
in a communitarian venture (40 members.) After Roy Hart's
death in 1975, it pursued collective artistic creations
for some years, and, in 1989, a collective decision was
taken to dissolve the company and not to use the name
Roy Hart Theatre for artistic productions.
1926 - 1975
in South Africa, Roy Hart studied theatre in London (RADA)
and worked with Alfred Wolfsohn, whose work he developed
leading a small group of Wolfsohn's pupils to what became
the Roy Hart Theatre. A charismatic actor and exceptional
vocalist, he worked with some of the leading avant-garde
composers of the 1960s.
1896 - 1962
Jewish teacher and philosopher of the voice, Alfred Wolfsohn
emerged with severe war trauma syndromes from World War
I. He travelled to Italy where the contact with Renaissance
art inspired his approach to singing and lead to his explorations
of the psycho-somatics of the voice.
of the archive material (written, recorded, filmed) by
and on Alfred Wolfsohn, Roy Hart, and Roy Hart Theatre
is available through the Roy Hart Centre Archives. Email
to: Roy.Hart@wanadoo.fr or visit an archives site
assembled and presented by Paul Silber and Clara Harris,
both members of the original Roy Hart Theatre: http://www.roy-hart.com
PANTHEATRE is building a Library at Malérargues on the relationships between mythology and theatre. It will also include films of recent productions linked to PANTHEATRE;
On this site you will find bibliography on PANTHEATRE :
on Roy Hart Theatre, Roy Hart and Alfred Wolfsohn is
mostly historical; there is little in terms of cultural
: Dark Voices - The Genesis of the Roy Hart Theatre.
Marianne Ginsbourger : La Voix de l'Inouï - Le
Souffle d'Or, France 1996.
Laurent Colomb : Le Roy Hart Theatre - contribution à une étude pluridisciplinaire de la voix.
Thèse de doctorat, Université Paris 8,
Vincennes St Denis. 2000. Check pages/writings.htm
Paul Newham : The Prophet of Song: the life and work
of Alfred Wolfsohn - Tiger's Eye Press, UK 1997.
Orlanda Cook : Singing with your own voice - Nick Hern
Books Ltd. UK 2004.
For detailed information see
PANTHEATRE ACTS Voice Performance School offers a certificate and two diplomas - see CERTIFICACION. These include the Roy Hart certificates and diplomas.
The "Roy Hart Theatre" label (dissolved in 1989) cannot be used for performance credits. This is a polemic point since some members of the original troupe still do, and entitle their pupils to do so. Pantheatre's stand is that artistic projects should go under the sole identity and responsability of the individuals and companies concerned.
Malérargues (Southern France)
Roy Hart Centre
de Malérargues, in the Cevennes foothills, was bought by members of the Roy Hart Theatre
in 1975, and was later named Roy
Hart International Arts Centre; it hosts workshops
and residential creation projects in its theatre space
and six working studios.