This project has two sources and two possible locations:

1 - Malérargues (Roy Hart Center, South of France) - around the persons I worked with last April 2017.

2 - Paris Studio DTM, around the regular Paris Laboratory group.

We must decide the PLACE. The decision will depend on the participants; I am waiting for your answers to decide at the latest by the 15th of December.


Conditions (to be confirmed)

This project is open to all on selection (Letter of Motivation, and CV.)

The price (as well as the precise dates) will depend on the chosen location.

If Malérargues, it could be either

from April 24 to May 1 or from April 28 to May 6.

The price would be 500 € (housing not included.)

If Paris, dates would be around the weekend of April 27 - May 1.

Price to be determined.

April 24 avril - May 1st   2018

 Sticks & Snakes
   Anima & Animals
    Angels & Demons
     Charms & Oracles
      Leaders & Followers
       Teachers & Cheaters
        Masters & Mistresses
         Magicians & Tricksters
          Shamans & Charlatans

Laboratory   Symposium

Performance   &  Teaching

Direction Enrique Pardo


Presentation by Enrique Pardo

This gathering will be both a banquet of ideas (symposium) and a poetic factory (laboratory). working on the complexity of the couplings above : paradoxical duos and doubles, complementary and antagonistic; partners, brothers and enemies; real or fake twins; sometimes traitors.

The theme and proposals of this event started with an article titled "Teachers, Cheater, Gurus and Mentors".

I teach what I am searching for, and in this sense it is, of course, "Enrique Pardo". My references will be first of all James Hillman and Roy Hart, but also the configurations and ideas that inspire us today - including for instance the interest in shamanism. We will have a guest of honor: Maria Fernandez.

Linda Wise, co-director of Pantheatre, will also be with us: with time our differences become more marked and therefore more interesting. We also hope to have with us Kaya Anderson (see the latest article on the BLOG: she will be 85 in November 2017.)

The question of pedagogy, especially "Roy Hart", has been much discussed at the Roy Hart Center in recent months. This project is my contribution as an autonomous artist, sometimes even a voice of the opposition. See BLOG articles (search by categories).

Concerning Roy Hart’s legacy and the never ending discussions around transmission, teacher training, diplomas, orthodoxies, etc., these experimental laboratories are proposed to both foster and question digressions, differences, re-visionings, deviations (Roy Hart did once say: "I am a deviant"!) - or what philosopher Steve Levine put as "wonderfull betrayals".

Amongst the expected artists teachers (to be confirmed): Michaëlla Gallozzi, Joëlle Thisse, Didier Monge, Hélène Larrodé - members of the Paris Laboratory.

In principle, the mornings will be dedicated to sessions by different teachers (experienced or in training) in order to be able to analyse and discuss them.

In the afternoon, I will lead a laboratory. Evenings will be dedicated to either work presentations or study seminars.




Maria Fernandez – No one that I know has travelled the way Maria has, and therefore no one that I know knows more about “teachers, cheaters, gurus, mentors”. To mention the masters and mistresses Maria has befriended would sound like science fiction. She has been a friend and advisor of Pantheatre since the very early days. She is also a hardy performer. Searching on internet I found dozens of Maria Fernandez - she has the ultimate ‘archetypal’ flamenco name! And I had a great time (check out La Caramba!) - but in fact she is not Spanish but of Italian-Afro-Portuguese origins. English in fact, born in Trinidad, she now lives in Amsterdam. Such geography points actually to a uniquely ‘placed’ voice.  E.P.

Nota: a series of four interviews with Maria will be posted on Pantheatre’s site in the coming weeks.


  • Article Teachers Cheaters Gurus Mentors  (en français - voir les commentaires et dialogues en anglais - encore en cours.)

  • Enseignement ROY HART aujourd'hui, propositions et polémiques.

  • James Hillman - POSTHUMOUS HOMMAGE

  • Roy Hart - articles by Enrique Pardo. Check BLOG / Categories : Roy Hart and  Voix/Voice




Planning  (to be confirmed)


9:00 - 10:15

Preparation classes

10:30 - 13:00

Different group classes taken by participant teachers

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch dialogues & studies

15:00 - 17:30
Enrique Pardo Laboratory
18:00 - 20:30
Professional talks and / or performances

in the making



Pronto en Español


Arrivals Monday April 23, 2018
Departures, either Monday evening April 30, or Tuesday May 1st (holiday).  8 full days

Times to be confirmed

9:00 - 10:15

Preparation classes

10:30 - 13:00

Laboratory Enrique Pardo

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch dialogues & study

15:00 - 17:30
2 or 3 group classes by participant teachers.
18:00 - 19:30 Professional dialogues
21:00 Performances


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