Pantheatre is a context for performance, training and study, the organizational umbrella for the artistic and cultural projects of its two directors: Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise. It is an officially recognized higher education establishment, especially AFDAS (French Equity / Professional Training.)
Their philosophy includes, amogst others, James Hillman’s mythological thinking, the voice legacy of Roy Hart, and the implications of a Neoplatonic anthropology as proposed by French contemporary philosopher Xavier Papaïs.
Voice Performance | Choreographic Theatre
Voice performance training involves a dynamic blend of technical finesse and expressive risk. It also seeks the affirmation of personal genius - character and musicality - and a commitment to the relevance of what one has to voice, be it in speech, song, scream, silence, image or movement - or their synthesis in choreographic theatre.
Training is mostly of the mentor type (consistent apprenticeship and feedback) by the directors with a large circle of collaborating artists and teachers, and in coordination with other Roy Hart teachers for the awarding of the Roy Hart Voice Teacher Diploma.
As far as Pantheatre is concerned, the aim is for each artist and teacher to take the work and make it his or her own.
See also the Founding Letter by Linda Wise, 1998
1 - The devising of performances
2 - Artistic and vocal training : individual work, in workshops and in long term programs and projects.
|Choreographic Theatre||Ensemble work integrating movement, language and voice. Improvisations and performances. See CHOREOGRAPHIC THEATRE|
|Voice Performance||Expressivity with vocal, musical and physical composition. See PRINCIPLES|
|Cultural Studies||Seminars / Mythology / Bibliography|
|Voice||Voice training includes the Roy Hart approach to extended ranges, timbres and textures and an understanding of the physiology of the voice.|
|Singing||Interpretation and improvisation, from bel canto to hell canto, with a basic musical training for beginners. See SONGS|
|Body||Body awareness, dance and performer's presence.|
|Actor's Training||Emotion, texts and disassociation techniques.|
|Professional and/or personal development with a combination of all the above.|
Pantheatre is based in Paris (October to March) and at Château de Malérargues, in Southern France, the Roy Hart International Artistic Centre (April to September) with residential projects and the Myth and Theatre Festival.
The training program is full-time only during the full-time intensive workshops. Outside these periods INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS are set up with weekly classes and seminars (as well as supervision sessions) and/or rehearsals, in Paris and/or in RESIDENCIES at Malérargues, the Roy Hart Centre (Southern France). The planning depends on each participants agenda, time and budget, and on the directors planning which includes projects abroad.
Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise, with other artistic collaborators (actors, musicians and directors) have directed or overseen a series of performances devised within the training programs. Usually the artists-participants take the 'Grand Stage' in Paris (4 to 6 weeks full time) followed by a period of definition of their performance project, and rehearsals in Paris and/or Malerargues with residential periods in April, May and June leading to first performances during the Myth and Theatre Festival, and later with performances in Paris. See PERFORMANCES
Founded in 1981, Pantheatre was the first independent company to emerge from the Roy Hart Theatre (1969-1989). Both its directors, Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise worked with Roy Hart and are active founding members of the Roy Hart Centre, and co-owner-members of Malérargues. HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
In Memoriam. Important figures who have marked the evolution of Pantheatre
Pantheatre was founded by Enrique Pardo with a solo performance on the God Pan, following several years of voice and movement research with a circle of actors from the original Roy Hart Theatre company - amongst them, Liza Mayer, Linda Wise, Vicente Fuentes, Saule Ryan, Kevin Crawford, Diana Palmer, Noah Pikes, Kozana Lucca, most of whom were involved in early Pantheatre productions like "Poesis" (after Wallace Stevens), and "Demeter" (both 1985).
PANTHEATRE is a French Association (Non Profit 1901 Law)
and an officially recognized higher education establishment, especially by AFDAS (French Equity / Actor's continued training programme), with working links with training institutions and universities throughout the world.
SCHOLARSHIPS : Pantheatre is a private training context. It offers scholarships to selected artists from Haiti. In some projects it offers reductions and work-exchange participation to long term participants, to active members of the Pantheatre Association or linked Companies (mainly in Chile). Participants have often obtained grants in their home or residence countries (Australia, Chile, USA, Norway, Hong Kong, etc.) - more rarely from French embassies (Haiti, Brasil).
PANTHEATRE is a French non-profit "Loi 1901 Associtaion"
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