Granada 2002
Holy Week

March 23 & 28 to 31


on Granada, visit

The first of a series in Andalusia on
"South and East: Mythical Mediterranean"
South and East as mythical places, as shores of a cultural geography (medi-terra)

You can join the workshops of Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise or come as a privileged tourist and join 'the Spanish caravan!' Theatre, voice and archetypal work in the mornings; processions in the evenings - guided by a team of Spanish actors working with us...

Voice and Theatre Workshops: Enrique Pardo, Linda Wise
Lectures : José Monleón, Stephen Karcher,
Mohamed Dahiri
Miguel Hagerty

organized by Enrique Pardo, with Garbiñe Tolosa, Charo Sanchez, Monica de la Fuente


Contacts in Spain:
Garbiñe Tolosa Bakedano : GRANADA : 607 211646

Charo Sanchez : SEVILLE : 95 4900708 & 666 469547

Presentación en Español
Présentation en Français

The Workshops : 2 alternatives

Full registration = 9 days (March 23 to 31)
or 4 days registration (March 28 to 31)

March 23 to 27 : Enrique Pardo
March 28 to 31: Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise

Cost 9 days 350€ (March 23 - 31)
Cost 4 days 250 € (March 28 - 31)

Check below for Registration

2 periods

March 23 to 27 (first 5 days - for those registering 9 days):
Enrique Pardo - Choreographic Theatre (ensemble work, voice and text.)

10h to 15h with coffee break (lunch is usually at 15h)
Laboratories, conferences and/or discussion forums late afternoon

March 28 to 31 (4 days)

10 to 11h15 : Choreographic Theatre with Enrique Pardo

& 11h30 to 15h (with a coffee break - lunch is usually at 15h)
Linda Wise on VOICE
Enrique Pardo: laboratory in collaboration with Nick Hobbs

Conferences and/or discussion forums late afternoon, and, of course, processions...

Enrique Pardo
Choreographic Theatre

Image and Passion
"Rules are made to confirm exceptions - passionately." Enrique will work on ensemble disciplines (the rules of image-making) praying for (and preying on) exceptions: fierce, eccentric, exceptional manifestations of individuality...
And lets see how Granada's Holy Week influences us...

A choreographic theatre workshop.

Linda Wise
Voice and Theatre

Voice and Passion
Linda is known for her work on emotion. Here is a challenging context: Granada's voices and images at their most passionate.
Linda will alternate between individual and group work, between lyrical and wild sounds - hoping some 'duende' appears...

A voice and theatre workshop.

Enrique Pardo
(March 28 to 31)

Enrique will be directing experiments bringing together texts, music, voice and movement, in collaboration with Nick Hobbs (London.)

Guests and Talks

Stephen Karcher will lead the first talks on "South and East: Mythical Mediterranean."

This project is a first, choosing the most intense days in Granada, and setting a precedent for the future: Spanish cultural authorities will be watching in order to help us in the future.
As in any "first time", expect lots of improvisation: processions, singing, parties, not to mention the weather and timetables - all possibly unpredictable.

Stephen Karcher is one of Pantheatre's and Enrique Pardo's main collaborators: they are plotting "The Pastoral Workshop" for 2003.

Cliff Bostock, originally invited to lecture, cannot come to the Forum, for professional reasons.

Join the Caravan

A circle of Spanish participants and friends with whom Linda and Enrique worked recently, have offered to be our guides during the Holy Week outings - you need a knowing guide to be in the right place at the right time in Granada's labyrinthine streets, not to mention which taverna and which tablao...

If you wish to join the project without actively participating in the workshops, you can come and watch, and join in discussions. Suggested contribution per day of 30€ euros.
Lodging and Travel Holy Week is the busiest time in Granada! Book ASAP.

(prices quoted above)

To register write to us and/or submit the
Registration Form.

Registration will be confirmed on reception a deposit of 125€ euros, made out to Pantheatre, France.

The remainder of the workshop fee to be paid in Granada - preferably cash (please notify us in advance if this presents a problem.)


The 2002 Granada Holy Week project is meant to be the first of a yearly series on

South and East: Mythical Mediterranean.

"South" and "East" - two colossal figures in contemporary thought and imagination - are mythical places. They were born in and around the Mediterranean, and to a great extent they still live on its shores. Its mythological memory and cultural history can help us understand the fascination (and panic) they excert, and lead us to new (or renewed) forms of imagining and dealing with their polemics.

Andalusia in general, and Granada in particular, are ideal places for such reflections. They carry memories of long, rich dialogues with "South" and "East." They are also sufficiently removed from the Middle Eastern cauldron to entertain more serene, detached attitudes, sidestepping the hatreds of sibling religions. Al Andaluz was seen by many as earthly paradise - because of its gardens, for sure, but also because of its cultural openness. Its pastoral images and passionate idealisms still fire the imagination...

Yet, because of its geographical position, Andalusia confronts the hundreds of "pateras", the boat-people, that land on its beaches every day, coming up from that Great South, sometimes called the forgotten continent: Africa.

The aim of these meetings is to reflect and study the mythological roots and offshoots of the images, emotions, religions linked to the imagination of "Sout"h and "East."

A brief look at history: 1492, the fall of Granada puts an end to the great cultural chapter of the Arab presence in Europe. A few years later the Catholic kings expel the Jews from Spain, imposing laws of religious and cultural uniformity (Gipsies were victims of this policy, a fact not often mentioned by historians.) These events, together with the Turkish invasions in Central Europe, would draw the boundaries of a Christian occidental Europe. The notion of a "European civilization" grows within an imaginary "North West", amplified by its formidable extension in North America. To date, for instance, it identifies it military defense with the North Atlantic - NATO.

With the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, the ghosts and demons of these divisions returned forcefully. Artists and intellectuals have a task here : not to allow fanaticisms (from all points of the compass: the South, East, the North and West) to take over mythical thinking, the pleasure and the challenge of its diversity and imagination, by converting it into religions or exclusive ideologies.

You can consult the Presentación Oficial en Español.



José Monleón, Stephen Karcher, Mohamed Dahiri, Miguel Hagerty

For this first Forum, we have asked the two lecturers to present, of course, their personnal take on the theme "South and East: Mythical Mediterranean." We have also asked them to establish the Forum's future perspectives by telling us what they would like to see discussed in future forums. José Monleón, for instance, can bring his long and passionate involvement with the International Institute of Mediterranean Theatre, of which he is the founder-director. Besides the two lectures proposed by Stephen Karcher, he will be interviewed by Enrique Pardo with a view to intruducing the work and thought of James Hillman, fundamental to Pantheatre and to the Myth and Theatre Festival. Hillman's books are now being translated and published into Spanish; he has already confirmed his participation in the 2003 Forum.

José Monleón has communicated his intention to present a lecture on "the possible concpet of a Mediterranean culture or world."

Stephen Karcher

2 Lectures

Stephen Karcher will take part in Enrique Pardo's workshop, physically (ha was a dancer in the US), with comentaries, including consulting the Yijing.

Shadow Dancing: the Romance of South and East

"In the north we work; in the south we live."

A picaresque meander through the images of "south" and "east" in the European imagination, featuring Hans Christian Anderson, Socrates’ "frogs around the pond," Virgil and Ariosto’s Italy with its shepherds and heroes, Hillman’s idealization of the Renaissance, Jung’s sense of the "spirit of the east", Jewish and Arab mystics, the development of monotheism and "Osama bin George", sex, passions, bullfights and the "cracked mirror" through which we see the "dance" of Holy Week.

"Which Way I Fly is Hell": Divination and Spirit in the Shadow of the West

"The spirit of the east is at our gates."

A look at traditional Chinese mantic practices, particularly Yijing or the Classic of Change, as a mirror of the "hidden culture" of the Mediterranean. We will take a long look at Jung’s sense of the "spirit of the East" and include practical demonstrations.


Mohammed DahirMoroccan scholar and professor of andalusi and Arab literature at Cordoba University, who will talk on “Immigration, between realities y topics”
Miguel HagertyProfessor at Granada University

James Hillman
- Bibliografia Spain
presidente de honor de Pantheatre y del Festival Mito y Teatro

Invitado al Foro 2003

Ver también: y

El Mito del Analisis (obra fundamental que confronta el mito de Edipo con el mito de Eros y Sique)
Revisioning Psychology (incluye capitulos sobre psicologia, Dionisio y la teatralidad.)
El Pensamiento del Corazon

Ediciones Siruela - Plaza de Manuel Becerra 15 - Madrid 28028 - Tel: 091 3555720

El Codigo del Alma -- Ediciones Martinez Roca SA-- Enric Granados 84 bajos - 08008 Barcelona

Tipos de Poder -- Ediciones Joan Granica SA - Balmes 351 - 08006 Barcelona

La Fuerza de Caracter -- Editorial Debate, Madrid