Theatre 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.
Hart 1926 - 1975
Nato in Sud Africa, Roy Hart ha studiato teatro a Londra (RADA) e ha lavorato con Alfred Wolfsohn, da cui ha sviluppato il lavoro con un piccolo gruppo di allievi di Wolfsoh n, dando luogo a ciò che divenne il Roy Hart Theatre (1968 – 1989), uno dei grandi gruppi radicali del periodo. Un attore carismatico, un vocalista eccezionale e un grande guru-regista, ha lavorato con i piu famosi compositori dell'avanguardia degli anni 60' nelle performance dalla più forte vena polemica.
Wolfsohn 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 explore singing, leading
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
on Roy Hart Theatre, Roy Hart and Alfred Wolfsohn is
mostly historical; there is little in terms of cultural
studies. Pantheatre in collaboration with the Roy Hart
Centre and Centre for Performance Research, Wales, is
organising a "Myths
of the Voice" Festival in July 2005, followed
by a series of cultural studies workshop symposiums
on the voice.
: 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 http://pantheatre.com/archives/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.
Articles by Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise : http://pantheatre.com/archives/pages/writings.htm
is no agreed official definition for the use of the "label"
Roy Hart in voice training today, in spite of
various attempts to restrict or institutionalise its use.
Some original members of the troupe still use it (including
in performances), and entitle their pupils to do so. Pantheatre's
stand is that "only the integrity of the individual
teachers acts as warranty for the 'method'", and
that artistic projects should go under the identity and
responsability of the individuals concerned.
de Malérargues, in the Cevennes foothills in Southern
France, 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.
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, Odin-inspired physical training, and dance) and
was inspired by the cultural ideas of archetypal psychology,
especially those of James
Hillman who became the company's honorary president,
together with Liza Mayer,
a founding member of Roy Hart Theatre. Based in Paris,
Pantheatre also organizes projects in collaboration with
the Roy Hart Centre. www.pantheatre.com