Myth and Theatre Festival




a performance take


Direction : Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise


Château de Malérargues
Roy Hart International Artistic Centre

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In collaboration with    Roy Hart International Artistic Centre
Univ. of Central Lancashire UK.
School of Film, Media & Performance. Dr. Amy Rome

Pantheatre active members
Mairie of Lasalle   and    Mairie of Thoiras


A Workshop-Festival

June 23 to July 5

two-part event   you can register to one or both

June 23 - 28   training workshops & background theory
June 30 - July 5   laboratories / master classes /  keynote lectures

Two 6-day periods,
a day-break on Monday June 29
Half-day pause in each period
7 hours practice workshops per day
+ evening lectures and performances.

The Myth and Theatre Festival is a context, both festive and hardworking, to explore and study the bridges between mythical thinking and performance practice. It was created in 1987 under the presidency of James Hillman.


latest update: 3/02/20


Enrique Pardo





"Superstition as a performance take: both alert and cautious, highly perceptive, and shrewd in gaging and engaging with signs. Its outcome: sagacious moves and canny risks.

Superstition is the first psycho-semantic filter of perception: a landing platform for poetic connections and serendipities, a gate, open to premonitions, daemons and quirky moves.

A way of letting the spirits in: INSPIRATION. It steers the performer's intuition towards insight and figuring out images or, at least, how to gamble on making sense." EP



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Enrique Pardo Choreographic Theatre & Voice Performance - morning sessions preceeded by warm-ups.
Linda Wise Voice : Singing and Acting - with guest musicians - afternoon classes and groups.
Teachers A circle of collaborators teach voice, singing, rythm, dance, acting and movement techniques.
Lectures Keynote lectures, talks, video presentations, films, related to Superstition (fingers crossed.)
Debates Being on site allows for lots of dialogues, round tables, and parties.
Performances Performances, concerts and work in progress presentations
Malérargues A pastoral paradise with 6 studios and pianos everywhere. Book early for lodging.





... the paraphernalia and pandemonium of superstition is guarded by Anubis,
the Egyptian jackal god, guardian of the passage to death: a divinely alert presence.
He will be the god of superstition for the purposes of our "performance take".
Artwork by Enrique Pardo


Directors & Planning

Enrique Pardo   :   Choreographic Theatre

Mornings : laboratory sessions with the contribution of different teachers and invited musicians.

Linda Wise   :   Voice Performance

Afteroons : Voice work in two periods : work all together, division in two or three groups with different teachers for individual work.


Mornings and afternoons are dedicated to PRACTICE - classes, laboratories and master classes - under the overall direction of Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise with a large circle of collaborators.

Evenings are dedicated to performances, concerts, lectures.

9:30 - 10:15
Mouvement and voice training
10:30 - 13:00
Enrique Pardo - laboratory sessions
14:30 - 17:30
Linda Wise - master classes and small group coaching
lectures, debates, performances

Arrivals Monday June 22 or June 29. Departures Monday June 29 or July 6.

Information & Registration


New policy : coming to the festival at Malérargues is quite an investment for many artists and students - and we want them there. So we offer substantial bona fide discounts, and also donor's fee (last year's full fee.) Pantheatre also accepts donations.

Fees 2 weeks 1 week
Donor Fee 950 € 500 €
Full Fee 750 € 400 €
Bona fide & in training 600 € 350 €
Active members 400 € 300 €


Registration :

Registration to the Myth and Theatre Festival is done directly through PANTHEATRE (and not through the Roy Hart Centre's registration form.)

Email to PANTHEATRE. Include a brief CV and a letter of motivation if you have not worked with Pantheatre.

Confirmation - Deposit : if your request is accepted, your place will be reserved. It will be confirmed on reception of a deposit of 200€ to “Pantheatre".

Deposits can be returned up to one month before starting day, with a 50€ administration costs deduction.

Payment - see:

Lodging - Important to book soonest. The Roy Hart Centre has lodging for 20 persons which fill very quickly. Check the Roy Hart Centre information page

Contact-us for other possibilities, including shared rentals. Or shared travel.

Check the Camping Filament (20 minutes walk). We checked it and it is fine, especially bungalows in calm green areas, and very convenient, with a swimming pool - it is not at all full before July 15 full season.

If you check AirBnB or similar, check for : Thoiras area, or nearby Lasalle - post codes 30140 30460. (You might need to have or share a car for this.)


Travel - Best access is via NIMES train station + bus to Thoiras Gare (at the back of the station, buse 112), Let us know your arrival time (and mobile N°): we will come fetch you, 10 minutes by car).

Nîmes station. Train from Paris (3 hours),from Marseille Airport (1h30 hours). Or Barcelona (4 hours).


and information on the Roy Hart Centre site


Teachers / Lecturers / Guest Artist

2019 Références to be updated
Enrique Pardo Director, focusing this year on theatre and divination, a take that ranges from pre-socratic shamanism to neoplatonism to contemporary re-assesments of ecology and of magic (including Cubism - as in Cuba).
Linda Wise Artistic co-director, actress, voice and singing teacher, very drawn to Brasil for its music and singers... "mainly because of Africa" (she was born in Kenya).
Paris Laboratory Enrique's 2016/2017 Paris Laboratory included two strong references: the role of the Background Vocalists (voices that know better), and texts by Giulia Sissa from her book on Jealousy.
Anna Griève Writer, has lectured with Pantheatre on fairy tales, and performed in The Twelve Brothers by the Bothers Grimm. This year she will present and analyse the story of Melusine.
Amy Rome Professor at Central Lancashire University, singer, PhD and Pantheatre collaborator, with a background spanning from rock and Atlantic City to Heidegger and phenomenology.
Pierre-François Blanchard Pianist, composer, performer. Travelling musician with Raphaël Humbert, and fortunate to have been the accompanist of the great, and recently departed, Pierre Barouh.
Daniela Garcia Actress, movement and voice teacher, Parisian from Chile. She will present a sybillic solo recomposition of her two performances with Pantheatre - and an awesome oracle : The Black Box. Friday June 22 at 19:00
Michaëlla Gallozzi Actress and clown teacher - working on a performance including Count Dracula and his pagan library. Member of the Paris Laboratory.
Didier Monge Musician, composer, sound-engineer and producer - and webmaster. Assistant musical director of the Paris Laboratory.
Véronique Taconet Performer, vocalist, was part of Pantheatre's Alchemical Theatre project (early 1990s) making a comeback now that her son is a star student at the Geneva dance school.