CAIRH - Roy Hart International Arts Center
Chateau de Malérargues
F-30140 Thoiras +33 466 85 45 98

Workshops

The workshops entitled "HUMAN VOICE" are open to all and concentrate on the fundamental elements Roy Hart Theatre voice work:
development of vocal potential.
theatrical and musical improvisations.
individual work in small groups.
breathing and physical exercises to prepare the body to sing.
the art of listening to others and oneself.
seeking the dynamic sources of sounds.

Reduction of 15% on the announced price for students under 30 on presentation of their student card.

14 - 18 Février 2015Vocal Technique, Traditional Song and ImprovisationDavid GOLDSWORTHY, Marianne LE TRON & Benat ACHIARY* register

David GOLDSWORTHY, Marianne LE TRON et Benat ACHIARY*
Hours: 30  (9h30 – 12h45 & 14h30 – 17h30)
Price: €435
Participants: 16

Improvisations, the study of traditional songs, and songs brought by the students, collective body and voice warm up, work on breath, individual vocal training, freeing the voice, exploring the connections between song and poetry, interiority and exteriority.
We will work towards giving life to song and improvisation.
Creativity is at the heart of this work which engages “body and soul”.

For more information : +33 6 72 71 45 96 or e-mail

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8 - 20 Septembre 2015The Creative Voice International SeminarKaya ANDERSON, Albino BIGNAMINI*, Anne HEEG et Saso VOLLMAIER *register

Directed by Kaya ANDERSON, Albino BIGNAMINI*, Anne HEEG & Saso VOLLMAIER* (pianist)

Price : 1200 € (teaching and lodging but no food)

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29 March - 8 April 2015Teacher Training GroupCarol MENDELSOHN - Saule RYAN - Edda HEEGregister

Directed by Carol Mendelsohn, Saule Ryan & Edda Heeg

By selection only.
For more information, please contact e-mail

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28 Sept / 24 Oct 2015 4 Week Vocal IntensiveCarol MENDELSOHN/Saule RYAN/David GOLDSWORTHY/Walli HOEFINGER/Christiane HOMMELSHEIMregister

Directed by Carol Mendelsohn with Saule Ryan, David Goldsworthy, Walli Hoefinger & Christiane Hommelsheim.

This is a comprehensive programme of individual and group vocal training for those students who have already gained some experience in Roy Hart voice work or in other related fields. Students will be able to enjoy the process of developing the full expressive range of their voice. From exploration of archetypal sound to the theatrical expressions of texts (Shakespeare, poetry, etc.) and the imaginative interpretation of songs, each person will discover his/her unique vocal potential. In this workshop we will emphasize the profound connections between body, breath and vocal expression. The essential elements of the programme are: – Voice and body warm-ups – Individual and group voice lessons – Group improvisation with sound, text and music – Interpretation of song and text. Please send a short CV + photo with a cover letter in addition to the registration form. For more information: e-mail
Price : € (with lodging not food).

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7 - 12 April 2015Move Sound Objects in Musical Accompaniment Susanne WEINS & Saso VOLLMAIER*register

Directed by Susanne Weins & Saso Vollmaier*
Hours: 36 (9h30-12h30 & 14h-17h)
Price : €490
Participants : 12
Level : intermediary & advanced

We propose to do a series of workshops (4+), focusing on different theme in each workshop, starting with nature; going from analogue technique, to digital… and coming to the pure human voice. Last workshop will be a combination between all the themes, followed by movement and musical direction. Each workshop is also set as unique. The experimental voice, inspired by the sounds of the theme, will enriched the Dialog of expression. While Sašo Vollmaier will work with your voices through musical and vocal direction, Susanne Weins will open and develop your vocal potential through the energy of body, breathing and movement. This workshop series is open to all, especially those, who like to dive into listening and creating unexpected and new world of soundscapes.
Sašo Vollmaier (1982), pianist, accompanist, arranger, composer.
He graduated from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana in 2008. During his studies, he came to Paris on the
invitation of Izidor Leitinger, a composer, trumpet player and voice teacher who collaborated with the
Pantheatre at that time. Vollmaier started to collaborate with the Pantheatre as a accompanist and assistant from 2005 – .
From 2007- 2013 he joined the Slovenian industrial group, called “Laibach”, as a keyboard player. He did
concerts with them in the Europe and USA. In the same period he started to play with Slovenian accordionist Bratko Bibič & The Maddleys.
In July 2013 he moved to Paris. He is working on a vocal composition called “Regenerations” in collaboration with Roy Hart Theatre (Malérargues), “La Licorne”, electro-acoustic project with Izidor Leitinger and Luka Jamnik, “Peau de tambour” musical and poetic creation with Viviane Gay, based on the texts by Henri Michaux.
He is developing his own way of teaching voice linked with the piano accompaniment (influenced by voice
work with Linda Wise, Susanne Weins, Izidor Leitinger…)
Vollmaier’s accomplishments include theatre and cartoon scores, arrangements for choirs, marching
orchestras, big bands, as well as a studio musician (Laibach, Bratko Bibič, Silence, Funtango, Slovenian radio broadcastings…)

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27 au 31 Octobre 2015Voix – Conte & ClownAgnès DUMOUCHEL & Marie GALLOT*register

Dirigé par Agnès DUMOUCHEL et Marie GALLOT

Nbre de participants : 12

Durée : 30 h (10h – 13h et 14h30 – 17h30) et une soirée de de 18 h à 21 h

Prix : 405 €

Niveau : Intermédiaire et avancé

Stage exclusivement en français

Ce stage s’adresse à des conteurs ou des clowns qui ont déjà de l’expérience dans leur domaine. Il est préférable d’avoir déjà travaillé la voix. En partenariat avec le Centre Méditerranéen des Littératures Orales à Alès pour une conférence sur la Nuit de Samain.

Travail voix/narration et clown en demi-groupes le matin. Jeu corporel et vocal, impros et mise en situation en grand groupe l’après midi. Expérimenter l’enrichissement réciproque des spécificités des trois matières. La voix apporte souffle, liberté, et expression. Le conte apporte imaginaire, merveilleux et fil narratif. Le clown apporte fantaisie, surprises et émotions. Voix, Conte ou Clown, il s’agit d’être soi, de libérer sa parole, d’être en jeu de manière authentique et créative.

Plus d’infos sur www.agnes-dumouchel.com (rubrique “stages”)

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30 June - 5 July 2015Ways to the VoiceRalf PETERSregister

Directed by Ralf Peters

Hours: 24 (9h 30 – 13h30)
Price: €360
Participants: 10
Open to all

There are always different ways leading to “my” voice. In this workshop we will explore some of them to find out which ones are the most promising for the current situation of yourself and your voice.
There will be a focus on the way of “training” the voice that is not necessarily evident within the idea of voice that follows the tradition of Alfred Wolfsohn and Roy Hart. How can a regular training help to free the voice to itself – without following a theoretic idea how the voice has to be, but following the directions the voice wants to go?

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27 Octobre - 1 Nov 2015Voice ResearchKAYA ANDERSON & Pascale BENregister

Directed by Kaya ANDERSON & Pascale BEN

Hours: 33 (9h30 – 12h30 & 15h – 17h30)
Participants: 8
Price: €445
Level : intermediary

We will explore each person’s vocal-physical achievement and aim to take then further towards more effective musical expression.

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14 - 18 April 2015Human VoiceCarol MENDELSOHN & Véronique CAUDALregister

Directed by Carol Mendelsohn & Véronique Caudal
20 hours  (9 h – 13 h)
Price : €270
Open to all.
Participants : 12

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1er - 6 Novembre 2015Voice in Artistic Expression (Year Group 2015/2016)Edda HEEH & Walli HOEFINGERregister

Directed by Edda Heeg & Walli Hoefinger
(Dates : 14–19 June 2015 / 1–06 November2015 / 13–18 March 2016 /5–10 June 2016).
Level : intermediary
Hours : 10h- 13h & 15h – 17h30
Participants : 12
Price : 1782 € (for the 4 sessions – 132 h)

In this group we will focus on the possibilities/availabilities of the voice in artistic expression and explore the connections between body/movement, voice, emotion and music.

This workshop is created for people who would like to work on a continuous base for one year. We will meet for 4 sessions of 6 days. There could be a performance at the end of the 4th session.

There will be body awareness work, group singing lessons and ateliers, as well as individual sessions with both teachers.

Our focus will be to discover and dive into your own space and your own emotional depth so that you can bring them both into your artistic expression and your life.

“Make the unheard audible.”

Participants will be invited to bring and develop their own artistic material as part of the progression in the group.

Other working elements:
body and voice awareness
polyphonic singing
song interpretation
improvisation
vocal composition/your own music/your own text
performance issues

Preference will be given to candidates who have already worked with Roy Hart Theatre teachers.
Please send with your enrolment form a short letter of motivation.

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1 - 12 July 2015Voice Performance : Workshop FestivalEnrique PARDO & Linda WISEregister

Directed by Enrique Pardo & Linda WISE with Daniela Molina*, Pierre-François Blanchard*, Laura Fuentes*, Anna Griève*, Xavier Papaïs*.

84 hours
Participants: 25
Open to all with brief CV and motivation.

Workshop Festival: workshops mornings and afternoons. Performances, lectures and debates in the evenings.
Voice Performance. Accent on personality, on the pertinence (or impertinence) of what we want to give voice to, through singing, broken sounds, words, gestures, images, and their synthesis in a Choreographic Theatre.
Philosophies of the Voice – including a homage to Roy Hart on the fortieth anniversary of his death. Evening with guest lecturers Xavier Papaïs and Anna Griève – at Malérargues and at the Galerie du Petit Temple, in Lasalle, including an exhibition of Enrique Pardo’s recent paintings and performances on “Figures of a contemporary shamanism.”
Complete information and registration on: www.pantheatre.com/gb/2-MT15-gb.html

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23 - 26 April 2015Songs of the Heart, Songs of the BodyDavid GOLDSWORTHY & Marianne LE TRONregister

Directed by David Goldsworthy & Marianne Le Tron
Hours : 20 – Price : €270 – Participants : 10 maximum
10 h – 13 h / 15 h – 18 h

An open workshop to develop the singing voice and give life to “your” song.
Daily voice and body warm up, voice lessons in small groups, individual work on interpretation of songs of various styles (blues, jazz, popular, traditional, gospel…)
Learning a polyphonic song.
An evening of presentation is possible.
The work is adapted to the level of each participant.
You must come with two songs, learned by heart, and the music score.

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28 Avril - 3 Mai 2015A l’écoute de nos voix : l’art de l’accordageMarianne LE TRON & Isabelle MARIE-BAILLY * (Phoniatre/Musicothérapeute)register

Directed by Marianne Le Tron & Isabelle Marié-Bailly* (phoniatre/musicothérapeute)
33 hours   – Price : 445 € – Participants : 12
Open to all

Stage exclusivement en français

Autour d’une progression pédagogique, ce stage alliera l’approche Roy Hart de la voix parlée /chantée mise en jeu créativement, avec les bases de fonctionnement de l’anatomo-physiologie de l’appareil phonatoire dans ces grands axes :
1er : attitudes, axes et postures
2ème : énergie, inspiration et souffle
3ème : vibration laryngée et poses de voix
4ème : résonance et harmoniques
5ème : émotions, accordage vocal et relationnel
Apportez textes et chansons qui pourront servir de support au cours du stage. Si la météo nous le permet, nous irons chanter dans la nature. Prévoir des chaussures adaptées S.V.P.

Pour plus de renseignements, vous pouvez contacter Marianne Le Tron (e-mail) ou Isabelle Marié-Bailly (e-mail)

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1 - 3 May 2015Do You Want to Sing ? With Your Own Voice ?Ian MAGILTONregister

Directed by Ian Magilton

Hours: 15 (10h – 13 h & 15h – 17h)
Price: 200 €
Participants: 8
Open to all.

Workshop for those, who believe they cannot sing, but want to, and for those who can and are looking for their own, genuine voice.
Mornings : fundamental work of Roy Hart Theatre
Afternoons : leading this work towards music. Chorale and solo songs.

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7 - 12 July 2015Moving your Sound within Musical ShapeSusanne WEINS & Saso VOLLMAIER*register

Directed by Susanne Weins & Saso Vollmaier*

Hours: 36 (9h30–12h30 & 14h-17h)
Participants: 12
Price: €540
Level : intermediary & advanced

Voice, supported by movement is very powerfully connected to expression. First Susanne Weins will follow the creation of origin and personal sources for free soundscapes in movement. Careful listening will already bring the quality of your potential towards expressing, repeating and developing free and structured musical approaches. Saso Vollmaier will lead your awareness for your proposals through his musical knowledge into a creative structure/shape, which will connect to your very personal feeling. Through his accompaniment you will also find new and rich possibility to develop even more vocal ability. In this way, together we will find your creation of the week, which may be inspired by words, text, songs (sent to both of us at least 2 weeks in advance) or a theme of the heart and your interest. If there is a collective wish, this can take place in an open presentation. Sharing our experiences with  students in this specific is also as part of our own personal research.

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14 - 17 May 2015Voice and CelloKevin CRAWFORD & Caroline BOERSMAregister

Directed by Kevin Crawford & Caroline Boersma

Hours: 22 ( 9h30 – 13h & 14h – 17h; 17 May : 9h – 13h)
Price: €297
Participants: 12
Level: Intermediary & advanced

A workshop of discovery and playfulness : as we listen , words take flight.
The voice is an amazing tool, capable of diving to the depths or driving us to ever dizzying heights. The Cello is an instrument that sings, that vibrates nerves and bones, that , by its mix of wood and strings, pierces and radiates through us. Bringing these two elements together in a workshop is not just an idle challenge, but is a real encouragement, an invitation, to dive deeper into the subtle alchemy of sound, word and musical gesture.
Moments of collective work alternate with small group classes, that heighten our listening powers and bring into play voice and cello, essential and eloquent partners.

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26 - 31 May 2015Voice ChaosIan MAGILTON & Saso VOLLMAIER *register

Directed by Ian Magilton & Saso Vollmaier *

Hours : 30 (10h-13h/15h-17h)
Price : €405
Participants : 12
Level : intermediary & advanced

In order there is beauty and repetition, but not invention. To find something new we first have to get lost and then there is the great and noble task to bring invention back out of the chaos to create beauty. That is a task that fascinates Saso and I. If it fascinates you, and you have the possibility, join us.

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2 - 6 June 2015Opening Voices with Brazilian Rhythms and SongsPaula MOLINARI & Pamela Cristina de Almeida *register

Directed by Paula Molinari with Pamela Cristina de Almeida * (percussionist)
26 hours (8 h 30 – 13 h & 15 h – 17 h)
Participants: 20
Level: intermediary
Price: €350

This workshop aims to develop the voice in the perspective of Roy Hart Theatre using Brazilians rhythms and songs. The student will experience singing with music and percussion, integrating movement, text and songs. They will also experience body and Brazilian’s percussion.

Please send a letter of motivation to e-mail including the name of one Brazilian song that you would like use in the work. You will receive teacher’s comments and additional information to enrich your participation and development at the workshop.
It will be possible to speak in French, English, Portuguese and Spanish.

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7 - 12 July 2015Personal Presence – Voice & Communication Skills For Business ProfessionalsIvan MIDDERIGHregister

Directed by Ivan Midderigh
Hours: 36 (9 h 30 – 13 h & 14 h 30 – 17 h)
Participants: 12
Price: €540

Based upon the actor’s discipline of effective, engaging, and heightened communication, this workshop, focuses on the person as a communicator, addressing voice, body, heart, spirit, imagination, and emotion. Participants develop their natural ability to express feeling, inspire others, and build trust among teams.
Participants learn powerful language, active listening, how to give and receive feedback, empathy towards others and presentation skills. Through the programme, effective communication and compelling dialogue become intrinsic life skills.

The Skills
The actor has to be clear on the meaning of the text, so that it will come across to the audience. They have to use their voices with enough volume and colour to ensure the audience will listen and also behave in a way that supports their words, as well as having the self-confidence to face the audience and be able to improvise – to think and act quickly under pressure – if something unexpected happens.
All these ‘actor’ skills are also required by business people, and, indeed, anyone who is required to address an audience. The audience may be one person, a group meeting, or a large corporate gathering
Storytelling is also an essential aspect of the work. Everyone has stories which are gathered from their life experiences. The connection between one person and another, between a presenter and the audience, is firmly established by the telling of a personal story.

Ivan Midderigh

A founder member of the Roy Hart theatre and senior facilitator for Corporate Scenes since 1992, Ivan has led seminars with wit and style for major international companies including AT&T, Pacific Bell, Nortel Networks, The Gap, Sandia National Lab, Levi Strauss, MacKinsey and Co, is a guest lecturer at The Olin School of Business at Washington University, St Louis, and is senior faculty with the annual Executive Coaching Institute at the Center for Executive Education, University California Berkeley Haas School of Business.
He also spent 5 years (2004 – 2009) in South Africa as a master facilitator of the Brand Ambassador programme for Avis Corporation of Southern Africa and the Brand Champion programme for the Kelly Group and Transnet.
Ivan creates a fusion of humour, honesty, compassion and energy in his work, helping business professionals expand their ‘presence’, and communicate more effectively while developing their interpersonal relationship building skills.

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9 - 14 June 2015Painting & VoiceZwaansje De VRIES & Ian MAGILTON register

Directed by Zwaansje De Vries & Ian Magilton

Hours: 30 (10h-13h / 15h-17h)
Price: €405
Participants: 12
Open to all

A key element in the history of Roy Hart Theatre is the celebrated body of paintings by Charlotte Salomon that she entitled “Life or Theatre”, inspired Alfred Wolfsohn, the originator of our work and a central figure in her paintings. There is a common feeling between painting and singing that has drawn many painters like Zwaansje and myself to Roy Hart Theatre.
Mornings : painting classes inspired by the light, the heat and the nature of ‘le Midi’, as so many great artists have been, including Charlotte. And voice classes inspired by colour, line and human feeling.
Afternoons : personal art work and tuition.

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14-19 June 2015Voice in Artistic Expression (Year Group 2015/2016)Edda HEEG & Walli HOEFINGERregister

Directed by Edda Heeg & Walli Hoefinger
(Dates : 14–19 June 2015 / 1–06 November2015 / 13–18 March 2016 /5–10 June 2016).
Level : intermediary
Hours : 10h- 13h & 15h – 17h30
Participants : 12
Price : 1782 € (for the 4 workshops/ 132 h)

In this group we will focus on the possibilities/availabilities of the voice in artistic expression and explore the connections between body/movement, voice, emotion and music.

This workshop is created for people who would like to work on a continuous base for one year. We will meet for 4 sessions of 6 days. There could be a performance at the end of the 4th session.

There will be body awareness work, group singing lessons and ateliers, as well as individual sessions with both teachers.

Our focus will be to discover and dive into your own space and your own emotional depth so that you can bring them both into your artistic expression and your life.

“Make the unheard audible.”

Participants will be invited to bring and develop their own artistic material as part of the progression in the group.

Other working elements:
body and voice awareness
polyphonic singing
song interpretation
improvisation
vocal composition/your own music/your own text
performance issues

Preference will be given to candidates who have already worked with Roy Hart Theatre teachers.
Please send with your enrolment form a short letter of motivation.

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14 - 19 July 2015The Art of InterpretationLinda WISE & Saso VOLLMAIER *register

Directed  by Linda WISE &Saso VOLLMAIER * (musician/pianist)

36 hours (9h 30 – 13h & 14h 30 – 17h)
Participants: 14
Price: €540
level: intermediary & advanced

“The Art of Interpretation” – a dialogue between singer, actor, musician, composer and director. How to incorporate Roy Hart extended voice registers in performance – particularly in the intersections of music, dance and theatre.

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23 - 27 June 2015To Sing a SongIan MAGILTONregister

Directed by Ian Magilton

Hours : 25 (10h-13h & 15h-17h)
Participants: 8
Price: €340

To sing a simple song is much more demanding and rewarding than is normally acknowledged, even for those, who are highly trained.
We will work on those demands and go in search of those rewards at whatever your level is, but some previous experience of singing and music is desirable.

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23 - 28 June 2015River of Life – Signature Story – Telling for Business ProfessionalsIvan MIDDERIGHregister

Directed by Ivan Midderigh

Price: €490
Hours: 36 (9h30 – 13h & 14h30 – 17h)
Participants: 12
Open to all

“The choice for leaders in business and organisations is not whether to be involved in storytelling – they can hardly do otherwise – but whether to use storytelling unwittingly and clumsily – or intelligently and skilfully. Management fads may come and go, but storytelling is fundamental to all nations, societies, and cultures and has been since time immemorial ” Stephen Denning ‘The Leader’s guide to Storytelling’.
Telling the Compelling Story teaches the art of inspirational presentation through storytelling. Effective leaders need to be able to inspire and motivate. There are times when storytelling is the most effective and efficient way of making a point or of confronting a difficult situation. Participants learn how to construct a succinct and powerful story and master the skills necessary for delivering appropriate and compelling messages. In this workshop the participant will draw a River of their life marking out the key moments, events and people that have influenced the direction of their lives. From this ‘life river’, three personal stories will be worked on and rehearsed, which can subsequently be used in a presentation context.

The Skills
The actor has to be clear on the meaning of the text, so that it will come across to the audience. They have to use their voices with enough volume and colour to ensure the audience will listen and also behave in a way that supports their words, as well as having the self-confidence to face the audience and be able to improvise – to think and act quickly under pressure – if something unexpected happens.

All these ‘actor’ skills are also required by business people, and, indeed, anyone who is required to address an audience. The audience may be one person, a group meeting, or a large corporate gathering

Storytelling is an essential aspect of the work. Everyone has stories which are gathered from their life experiences. The connection between one person and another, between a presenter and the audience, is firmly established by the telling of a personal story. Once the connection is made, people will listen to the information the speaker wishes to give.

The activities in a workshop range from active, high energy group exercises, to calm dialogues and reflective listening. The work is a mix of group work, partner work and individual work.

Ivan Midderigh:
A founder member of the Roy Hart Theatre and senior facilitator for Corporate Scenes since 1992, Ivan has led seminars with wit and style for major international companies including AT&T, Pacific Bell, Nortel Networks, The Gap, Sandia National Lab, Levi Strauss, MacKinsey and Co, is a guest lecturer at The Olin School of Business at Washington University, St Louis, and is senior faculty with the annual Executive Coaching Institute at the Center for Executive Education, University California Berkeley Haas School of Business.
He also spent 5 years (2004 – 2009) in South Africa as a master facilitator of the Brand Ambassador programme for Avis Corporation of Southern Africa and the Brand Champion programme for the Kelly Group and Transnet.
Ivan creates a fusion of humour, honesty, compassion and energy in his work, helping business professionals expand their ‘presence’, and communicate more effectively while developing their interpersonal relationship building skills.

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14 - 19 July 2015The Moments in a Performing SituationUlrik ROMER BARFODregister

Directed by Ulrik Romer Barfod
Hours: 30 (9h – 14h)
Participants: 10
Price: €450

We will challenge and find trust in the richness of the moment(s), explore the freedom in the emptiness and enter a performing situation without a structure.
 Please bring some material, for example: movements, defined sounds, visions or sensations, that you wish to use as a starting point. If you wish, texts, songs and other structured material will also be welcome.

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14 - 19 July 2015Voice Music PerformanceJonathan HART MAKWAIAregister

Directed by Jonathan HART MAKWAIA
Hours: 38 (14-15 & 19 July: 9h30-13h & 14h30- 17h) & (16-17-18 July: 9h30-13h30 & 15h30-18h15)
Price: €570
Maximum number of participants: 12
Level: intermediary & advanced
Development of vocal and musical creativity with a view to performance. Each participant should come with a working project related to their personal interest in the voice & music. Letter of motivation requested. Priority will be given to those who have already worked with the Roy Hart Theatre.

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14 - 19 Juillet 2015Conte sur ta voixAgnès DUMOUCHEL & Michèle LAFORESTregister

Directed by Agnes DUMOUCHEL & Michèle LAFOREST

Hours : 13 h 30 – 20 h
Price : 540 €
Participants : 12

Stage exclusivement en français

Ouvert aux conteurs qui ont déjà l’expérience de la scène et/ou du travail vocal. En partenariat avec la Nuit du Conte à Thoiras et le Centre Méditerranéen des Littératures Orales à Alès. Il comprend un travail pratique, une Conférence, des Spectacles.
Pour réaliser un travail individuel sur la voix, les gestes, la narration. Échauffements corporels/vocaux en grand groupe, travail personnalisé en demi-groupe. Expérience du public en fin de stage. Entendre son corps sonner, traverser ses émotions pour parler « vrai », inclure sensations et créativité dans la prise de parole. Sur le chemin : Voie, vois, voix et parle !

Plus d’infos sur www.agnes-dumouchel.com (rubrique “stages”)

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21 - 26 July 2015Intensive Voice SeminarUlrik ROMER BARFOD, Walli HOEFINGER & Saule RYANregister

Directed by Ulrik Romer Barfod, Walli Hoefinger & Saule Ryan
Hours: 36 (9h30 – 12h30 & 14h30 – 16h30)
Price: €540
Participants: 14
Open to all

The themes of ”Human voice” (singing, improvising, speaking) will be explored and deepened. Special emphasis on individual work and voice-movement interactions; the body becoming a dynamic source of sounds and movement expression.
Each participant will experience individual work with 3 teachers. Please bring a text and/or a song learnt by heart.

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21 - 26 July 2015Human Voice (“Strings of Expression”)Véronique CAUDAL, Orly ASODY & Sulajma BALLINGregister

Directed by Véronique CAUDAL, Orly ASODY & Sulajma BALLING

Hours: 33 (9h30-13h30 & 17h30-19h)
Prix: €495
Participants: 14.

Each sound that we sing is a perfect expression of who and what we are. Our voice is a magnificent instrument with many strings, though some are rarely used. In our work we will try to uncover some of these muted strings, and to discover our unique ‘soul voice’.
The morning sessions will include warm-up, small groups of music atelier and individual singing lessons. In the late afternoon, we will all work together in a form of a ‘Roy Hart Choir’ singing polyphonic songs and improvising.
Open to all.

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21 - 26 July 2015From the Voice to Song / From the Song to the StageFlavio POLIZZY, Renata ROAGNA avec Annette MENGEL*register

Directed by Flavio Polizzy, Renata Roagna with Annette Mengel* (pianist)
Hours: 39 (9h30-13h & 15h-18h)
Participants: 12
Price: €585
Intermediate and advanced level.

This workshop is for everyone who has already worked with the voice: in song, dance, in the theatre and in the field of communication and teaching, and would like to extend their knowledge in their own artistic or professional engagements. (This workshop is open to all who have attended a Roy Hart voice workshop.)
Please à short CV or letter.
More info : e-mail

1.Mornings — 9h30 – Physical preparation relating to breathing, energy and space, dramatic character of vocal imagination: Collective warm-up and intensive work on breathing: awareness of the physiology of breathing and the production of singing voice. Breath: motor and heart of the voice. Vocal imagination through improvisation: voice and body theatrical exercises, exploration of sound, colours, and the rythmical richness of the voice.

11h00 — Singing lessons: individual and in small groups : The dynamic process from breath to sound; Balance and posture; Capacity to relax and feel your body awareness; Technique of the singing voice: vocalisation, legato, “linea di canto,” developing register capacity, colour and dissonant harmonies.

Afternoon: 15h /18h — Interpretation and stage work (individual): We will take the time to experience the stage – feel it with body and voice as a whole: Personal interpretation of a song;  dramaturgic relation between text & notes; expression of the voice; presence, space and economy of silence; staging in relation to the cabaret world (5 days working with a pianist).

Important: We ask all participants before the beginning of the workshop- to propose a personal list of sheet music: arias, lieder, folk songs, popular songs…
Please bring a song learnt by heart. We will propose other works from authors and composers of our choice.

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21 - 26 July 2015Voice, Writing & Body PaintingMaryline GUITTON & Claudia MORAND*register

Directed by Maryline Guitton with Claudia Morand*
Hours: 36 (10h – 13h & 15h – 18h)
Price: €555
Participants: 12
Open to all

Workshop ‘HORS LES MURS’ (La Filature – LASALLE)
No lodging at Malérargues but it’s possible to stay at Lasalle in the gite ‘La Cure’. For more information, please contact directly Régie de Coordination Lasalle e-mail

Maryline and Claudia share a passion for Roy Hart voice work, body-painting and writing
poetry. Thus, they are willing to share these joys in this experimental and experiential
training.
During the workshop, we will improvise with our voices, with our bodies and with pens and colours that we will make ourselves. We will prepare different “materials” that will blend in laboratories where we will experience crosses between mediums.
Among these “materials” we will prepare and cook, there will be:
– singing voice improvisation
– moments of writing workshops
– exploring spoken voice using the participant’s own written texts.
– making homemade paints from natural pigments and binders such as beer, yogurt, egg yolk …
– body painting, using personal texts.

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28 July - 2 August 2015A Journey Through Your VoiceMarianne LE TRON & Véronique CAUDALregister

Directed by Marianne LE TRON & Véronique CAUDAL
Hours: 33 (14h30 – 19h30)
Price: €495
Participants: 12

Open to all.

The themes covered by the human voice workshops (the connection between voice and body, development of your vocal potential, breathing, improvisation) will be explored and developed, and you will be encouraged to delve deeper into your own creative abilities. Using a variety of means such as songs, snatches of melodies, rhythms, vocal qualities, corporal movements, words, sentences… allow your inner potential to come forth and to express itself. Come and create your own music both to feel a greater closeness with your self and to feed the collective creative process.

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28 July - 2 August 2015Human VoiceKaya ANDERSON & Pascale BENregister

Directed by Kaya Anderson & Pascale Ben
24 Hours  (9h – 13h)
Price: €360
Participants: 12

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28 July - 2 August 2015Voice Music PerformanceJonathan HART MAKWAIAregister

Directed by Jonathan Hart Makwaia
38 Hours (28-29-2: 9h30-13h&14h30-17h / 30-31-1st: 9h30-13h30 & 15h30-18h15)
Price: €570
Participants: 12
Level: intermediary & advanced

Development of vocal and musical creativity with a view to performance. Each participant should come with a working project related to their personal interest in the voice & music. Letter of motivation requested. Priority will be given to those who have already worked with the Roy Hart Theatre.

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28 July - 2 August 2015Voice Dance SpaceEdda HEEG & Rosemarie ANTON*register

Directed by Edda Heeg & Rosemarie Anton*

Hours: 33 (10h-13h & 17h30-20h) Sunday: 10h – 13h & 14h30 – 17h
Price: €495
Participants: 12
Open to all

In this workshop we aim to explore each individual’s creative space through voice and dance, following the thread of emotions and images and giving them expression.
We will work in studios, with time for individual work, and also outside, using inspiration from the countryside around. How are voice and movement affected by nature and the elements – for example down by the river, by the light of the sunset or in an ancient chapel? And how can we best integrate these influences in our own creativity?
When we work outdoors, we may have different working hours.

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4 - 9 August 2015Voice – Movement – SongAgnes DUMOUCHEL & Esther KNAPPEregister

Directed by Agnès Dumouchel & Esther Knappe

Hours: 36 (9h-13h & 15h-17h)
Price: €540
Participants: 12

Moving between spoken voice, body movement and singing voice to serve the interpretation of a text or song. You will connect to the intuition of your voice and movements to deepen expressive potential.
Agnes’ artistic practice of storytelling allows you to feel how each song tells a story and how each story comes from an emotion.
Esthers artistic dance experience gives new ways to use the body. As a singer-musician she will support you to get in touch with collective and individual voice imagery.
We offer Qi Gong and Feldenkrais exercises to warm up the body and feel the deep and fine vocal musculature act. And we will use polyphonic world songs to be both listening to oneself and the others and to take pleasure in sharing a common musical experience.
Each participant should come with his project (dear to his heart!); a song or a text learned by heart, which he or she wants to go toward a subjective and authentic personal interpretation.
Open to all.

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4 - 9 August 2015Voice in Performance ArtRalf PETERS & Agnes POLLNER*register

Directed by Ralf Peters & Agnes Pollner*

Hours: 30 (10h-13h & 14h30-16h30)
Participants: 12
Price: €450
Level: intermediary & advanced

In this workshop we will explore the possibilities of the extended voice in performance art (as opposed to performing arts!). How can working with the voice open passageways to the immediacy of performance? How can our understanding of what a performance is unfold by using the voice and its interplay with body and space? We will develop voice performances that will be shown at the end of the workshop. Participants should have some experience with Roy Hart voice work and/or experiences on stage.

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4 - 9 August 2015The Teachers of a “Generation”Ian MAGILTON avec Kaya, Marianne, David, Saule, Carol & Saso Vollmaier *register

By Ian Magilton, Kaya Anderson, David Goldsworthy, Saule Ryan, Marianne Le Tron, Carol Mendelsohn & Saso Vollmaier*
24  Hours  (9h –13h)
Price: €360
Participants: 12
Level: intermediary & advanced

A unique chance to work with six founding members, who constitute the cast of the latest Roy Hart Theatre Production, ‘Generation’. The common theme will be the creation of the performance, which the members of the cast and its composer will approach each in their own individual way.
The mornings will begin with a group class given by the different teachers to warm up the body, voice and imagination. Followed by small group and individual lessons and then music sessions with the composer, Saso.

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11 - 16 August 2015Human VoiceCarol MENDELSOHN & Zwaansje DE VRIESregister

Directed by Carol Mendelsohn & Zwaansje De Vries
Hours: 24 (9h – 13h)
Price: €360
Participants: 12
Open to all

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11 - 16 August 2015The Voice at PlayDavid GOLDSWORTHY & Marianne LE TRONregister

Directed by David Goldsworthy & Marianne Le Tron
30 Hours  (14h -19h)
Price: €450
Participants: 12
Open to all

An open workshop to to engage “pleasurably” with sound and breath, the speaking and singing voice, creative expression, improvisation;
- collective body and voice warm ups with vocal “games” and improvisations.
- individual vocal training in 2 small groups
- collective singing and improvisation “laboratory”

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11 - 16 August 2015The Voice – The SongPascale BEN & Renata ROAGNA & Olivier PHILIPPSON*register

Directed by Pascale Ben & Renata Roagna with Olivier Philippson * (musician accompagnist – accordéon chromatique and guitare)

Hours: 36 (9h – 13h & 15 h – 17h)
Price: €540
Participants: 12
Open to all

Body to breath, breath in the voice, the voice singing through space and silence, through the imagination and emotion.
Mornings: work on the fundamentals of ‘Human voice’.
Afternoons: ateliers, research, improvisations from the imaginary voice, interpretation of songs (work on the text, the vocal line, space, emotion).
Participants are invited to bring a song memorised and if possible, the score. Teachers will also propose songs in one or more parts.

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11 - 16 August 2015Voice & MassageLaurent STEPHAN & Domininique HERMAN*register

Directed by Laurent Stephan & Dominique Herman * (formatrice en massage sensitif)

Hours: 36 (9h-13h & 15h-17h)
Price: €540
Participants: 12
Open to all

The teaching will be mainly in French, but there will be a possibility for translation into English, Italian or Spanish if necessary.
 
This workshop will combine two different approaches: Roy Hart Theatre voice work; and Massage Sensitif.
 
This workshop is for: 
- People interested in RHT physical and vocal work who want to experiment how massage can open new vocal possibilities;
- People interested in Massage Sensitif who want to discover and develop their voice.
 
The participants will use their voices in a wider way, exploring vocal registers and qualities they normally don’t use. They will develop their body awareness and their breathing. They will learn the basic movements of Massage Sensitif. There will be specific exercises that can give more body to the voice and participants will work on their voices individually and collectively (some songs will be learned).
 
The free vocal expression in Roy Hart Theatre work and the free body language developed in Massage Sensitif will be combined to increase self-presence and receptiveness to others.
 
For the massage work, participants should bring clothes for movement, a towel and a sheet. 
 
For more information, go to: http://www.massagesensitif.tm.fr
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18 - 23 August 2015Acting SingingIan MAGILTON , Orly ASODY & Nuria INGLADAregister

Directed by Ian Magilton, Orly Asody & Nuria Inglada

Hours: 36 (10h -13h & 14h30 -17h30)
Price: €540
Participants: 14
Level: intermediary & advanced

Work on bringing the emotional engagement of acting to singing, and the structural beauty of music to acting. A first step on the path to find the emotions connected to a song, playing with the lyrics and the music. Discovering what the song brings to us and what we bring to the song. Is it possible to be totally in an emotion yet know that it is not controlling you? We will alternate between free improvisation and strictly following the structure of the song. We will play with different interpretations and meanings in order to find a deep personal connection to it. We also work on how to deliver a song to an audience. We will learn three songs with an emphasis on one of them which will be “your song”. The workshop will include: Warm-ups of the body, voice and imagination, individual singing lessons and group ateliers of music and theater.

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18 - 23 August 2015Your Own Voice on the Threshold of MusicWalli HOEFINGER & Christiane HOMMELSHEIMregister

Directed by Walli Hoefinger & Christiane Hommelsheim

Hours: 36 (10h – 13h & 15h – 18h)
Price: €540
Participants: 12
Open to all

In this workshop we will focus on recapturing “music”, out of the hands of the specialists of form and culture, trusting your intuitive competence in music, making it your own, finding your own sense of music, beyond virtuosity and style. You will have the opportunity to explore what “music” means within your voice, and how to allow your own music to emerge.
The workshop will include deep physical and vocal preparation, individual lessons and group improvisation, where we will play with the connection of voice and body, voice and perception. We will move into new territory of our voices beyond the areas that we habitually use, and enjoy the pleasure of singing together!

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18 - 23 August 2015A Thousand and One Voice/ Vocal Improvisation on StageFlavio POLIZZY & Annette MENGEL*register

Directed by Flavio Polizzy & Annette Mengel* (composer, pianist)
Hours: 36 (9h30-13h & 15h-17h30)
Price: €540
Participants: 12
Level: intermediary & advanced

Please send a short CV. or personal letter and for more information : e-mail

A workshop for everyone, who has already worked with the voice; in song, dance, in theatre, or the field of communication and who would like to extend their knowledge in their own artistic or professional engagements. Preference to those who have previously attended a Roy Hart voice workshop.
Mornings: 9h30-11h30: Physical preparation relating to breathing, energy, space, dramatic character of the voice; voice and body theatrical exercises, exploration of sounds, colours, and rythmical richness of the voice.
11h30-13h: Work with piano accompaniment:  individual and small group singing lessons; techniques of the singing voice: vocalisation, legato, “linea di canto”; increasing register capacity, colour and dissonant harmonies.
Afternoons: 15h-17h30: VOCAL IMPROVISATION ON STAGE. We will take the time to experience the stage – feel it with the body and voice as a whole. We will experiement with vocal improvisation in different systems: solo, duets, trios, quartet… Songs, texts and images will be our inspiration.

**IMPORTANT. Please bring personal texts: from poems, theatrical monologues, letters, stories, etc. Songs, arias, lieder, folk songs, popular songs;  painting reproductions… images.

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25 - 30 August 2015Your Own Voice – Your Own MusicChristiane HOMMELSHEIM & Ian MAGILTONregister

Directed by Christianne Hommelsheim and Ian Magilton

Hours: 30 (10h-13h & 15h-17h)
Price: €450
Participants: 12
Level: intermediary & advanced

Let your voice lead you to your music!
In this workshop we will focus on connecting to who we are, through the voice, and also on the creation of our own music. Beginning in the rich inner world, that everybody has within themselves, we will explore and experiment with different ways of expression and musical form, trusting our intuitive competence, beyond virtuosity and style. You will have the opportunity to explore what “music” means within your voice, and how to allow your own music to emerge. Prior musical training is not required!
The workshop will include physical and vocal preparation, individual lessons and group improvisation. We will move into new territory of our voices beyond the areas that we habitually use, and enjoy the pleasure of singing ourselves and singing together.

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25 - 30 August 2015Singing with Body & SoulPascale BEN & Laurent STEPHAN & Olivier PHILIPPSON*register

Directed by Pascale Ben et Laurent Stephan with Olivier Philippson*(musician)

Hours: 36 (9h – 13h & 15h – 17h)
Price: €540 level: Level: Beginner & Intermediary Participants: 12

How body gives birth to breath, to sound, to words and singing, with many different shades. Breath is also spirit. It is also the spring that we will invite, with the power of imagination. Breath is the spiral which gives us energy in order to sing with all our being. By taking a stroll in our garden or in the gardens of other people present (visiting the clearings as well as the shady areas) we will enrich our vocal range and our possibilities of expression.
Mornings: physical and vocal warm up, followed by individual work in two groups.
Afternoons: atelier work; improvisations and learning of songs, with one or several voices. A group where we will listen to one another over six days, in kindness and respect, guided by a genuine spirit of research.
Participants are invited to learn by heart a song or a text (if you have the music-score, please bring it).

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25 - 30 August 2015Songs of the MediterraneanEsther KNAPPE & Renata ROAGNA & Philippe MARTIN*register

Directed by Esther Knappe, Renata Roagna & Philippe Martin*(musician)

Hours: 30  (9h30 – 12h45 & 14h30 – 16h30) Sunday : 9h30 – 13h15
Price: €450
Participants: 12
Open to all

Connect your voice with your body resources, your imagination, your intuition. In the small groups the emphasis will be on exploring different colors of the singing voice, its flexibility and your listening. In the bigger group classes you will be taken on a journey through songs (one or more parts) from different regions of the Mediterranean. They will be taught with precision and structure, but also serve as inspiration for playful, spontaneous creations via free vocal improvisation. Accompagnement and dialogue with various musical instruments (strings, percussion) will help you to go deeper into individual and collective expression.

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1 - 6 Sept 2015Giving Body to Voice & Voice to BodyLaurent STEPHAN, Walli HOEFINGER & Jesus MUNOZregister

Directed by Laurent Stéphan, Walli Hoefinger & Jesus Munoz

Hours: 36  (9h30 – 12h30 & 14h30  – 17h30)
Price : €540
Participants : 14
Open to all

An intensive experimental workshop: 36 hours in 6 days of group and individual work, with emphasis on the relationship of body, movement and voice. Exploring what moves us, our voices and our bodies with teachers from the « new generation » Roy Hart Teachers. This workshop will include bodywork, improvisations, text and singing work.

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8 - 18 Sept 2015Teacher Training GroupEdda HEEG, Carol MENDELSOHN et Saule RYANregister

Directed by Edda HEEG, Carol MENDELSON & Saule RYAN

By selection only.
For more information, please contact e-mail

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