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

22 - 27 Juillet 2014“Uniting Opposites” – Body and Voice Theatre Laboratoryregister

Directed by Maryline GUITTON & Ezra KHAN * (actor/martial & performing arts teacher)
Hours : 30 h (13h30-15h30 & 16h-19h)
Participants : 12
Price : 450 €
Intermediate and advanced level required.

To unite opposites, to allow hot and cold, the inner and the outer, the feminine and the masculine to meet, ‘opposites’ need to be explored first.
We shall be exploring them both physically and vocally.
- the physical preparation, run by Ezra, will open up the creative & imaginative body. It will include work inspired by the martial arts, Kundalini yoga, and Song of the Goat Theatre, as well as principles of the Enrique Pardo’s choreographic Pantheatre
- Maryline will train voice, working both on the singing and spoken voice. Her vast experience with Roy Hart’s vocal work, as well as in lyrical, jazz, and impro work, with masters such as Joelle Léandre and Phil Minton, informs her teaching which aims to guide the voice towards free singing improvisation.
- Theatrical exploration of ‘The Song of Songs’.

Mixing text, improvised singing and chorus work, participants will be part of a body-voice laboratory, inspired by the Choreographic Theatre of Enrique Pardo. Participants will be asked to learn an extract of their choice from ‘The Song of Songs’, in their own language. This text, which is both sacred and profane, deals with the union between a man and a woman. It can also be read as a Jungian approach to the union of the masculine and feminine psyches. The text will be a starting point on a journey through the themes of intimacy, pleasure, joy, shadow, and the search for meaning and self-understanding.

For those interested, late-morning meditation will take place outdoors (if weather permits).

Bilingual (french and english).

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