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Generation tours

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Generation-poster4webThe Roy Hart International Arts Centre has not received any aid from the Culture Ministries for more than twenty years, but thanks to the generosity and hard work of its members and despite several severe crises, it survives very well, thank you very much! Our biggest loss in these years was  not being able to tour our performances. But now we are proud to announce that Génération, our biggest performance since Moby Dick, will begin touring in 2016!
Génération emerges from Sašo Vollmaier’s work as accompanist and musical guide to founding members of Roy Hart Theatre – “Because they are such special people” People who came from London to Malérargues in 1974 and who work there still. A whole generation! !
This is what Midi Libre says about it: “Surprising, mystical, jubilant, scary, joyful, bluffing, harmonious, dissonant, gliding, hilarious, disquieting, touching, violent, pleasurable, tender… In perfect harmony and complicity, the result of many years together, bringing rigour and depth and a large dash of improvisation, these sixty, seventy and octogenarians gave us a lesson in youth and fantasy”. See a short ‘taster’ of Génération here.  Contact: e-mail

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Reading/performance, “Faces give away their secrets in the dark” in Lasalle

Les Visages livrent leurs secrets dans le noir 10 octobreUn poème de mots et de sons. Qu’est- ce qu’un visage ? Dans un visage, il y a l’attente et le regard, l’ouverture et l’inconnu. Un visage, même silencieux, irradie. Quand je vois l’autre, je vois d’abord son visage. Le visage est à nu, c’est notre partie la plus vulnérable.

Le spectacle associe textes, piano, voix et vidéo.

Ecrit et composé par Catherine Bédarida, Walli Höfinger, Christiane Hommelsheim.

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A New Generation

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There are four of us who appear in both photographs and two that arrived shortly after yhe first. With help of the Slovenian composer, Saso Vollmaier (top centre with glasses) and without the help of La DRAC, they have created our biggest show since “Moby Dick” – “Generation”. In a formula of mixed workshop and performances that we hope to tour in 2016 – and beyond!

 

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Annual General Meeting of the C.A.I.R.H.

The annual General Meeting of the C.A.I.R.H. will be held at Malérargues on Monday 27th of July at 10 o’clock. All members are cordially invited to attend.

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Summer performances

Malérargues will be especially busy this summer, as well as the usual workshops, parties, conferences, lectures, exhibitions and impromptu presentations, there is a full programme of performances. We are still working with the details and for more information about the performances.

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The eighteenth of May

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Forty years ago today Roy, Dorothy and Vivienne died in a traffic accident on the motorway near Fréjus in the south of France.

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New Dance Floor

Studio Theatre Malérargues
Studio Theatre Malérargues

Studio Theatre Malérargues

We are proud of what we have achieved at Malérargues over the last twenty years without public funding, but we are equally proud that every year whenever their finances permitted, our local commune of Thoiras has managed to give us ‘something’. This year they are contributing to a new floor for the Studio Theatre.

The Studio theatre was converted from the ruins of a ‘magnanerie’ in 1974 for the first rehearsals of ‘L’Economiste’, though the floor at that time was still almost mud! There have been many ‘economic’ floor solutions since, but now the support of Thoiras allows us to install a high-quality dance surface there. Ready for the season of 2016.

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Inaugural Intern Residency at Malérargues March 2015

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Eight artists are giving their time and work to the windows and the gardens of Malérargues and in exchange ten senior teachers are offering their own special view of our work in daily classes. This experimental project is in the context of the essential Roy Hart Theatre principle that ‘there should be no division between art and life’.

We hope that it will be the first of a regular programme of studies engaging the question of how to take the deep personal research and freedom of Roy Hart Theatre work into professional performance.

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