The Ecole Nomade of the Théâtre du Soleil
We are very glad and honored to welcome during the month of December Ariane Mnouchkine and the first Ecole Nomade du Théâtre du Soleil in India, a project which includes a very tight collaboration with the Indianostrum Theater where the workshop is going to take place, from December 14th to December 30th, with the support of the Institut Français de l’Inde, Institut Français de Paris, Lycée Français de Pondichéry, and French Embassy. This collaboration will offer the possibility for near 80 local and international actors to live a once-in-a-lifetime experience: to work with one of the greatest companies in the world.
The Théâtre du Soleil in Pondicherry
We will also have the pleasure and the honor to welcome this famous company for its artistic work in January in the Indianostrum from January 2nd to January 28th. With almost 50 artists of the company, there is no doubt that Pondicherry is going to be filled with the soul of the Théâtre du Soleil.
You will find on this page every details about the project of the Théâtre du Soleil in Pondicherry. Please visit this page several times, information is going to be uploaded concerning “surprises” of the Théâtre du Soleil…
If you would like to support the project by welcoming one or several comedians at your place, please write to : [email protected]
We will have the pleasure to welcome Jean-Jacques Lemêtre, the famous musical director of the Théâtre du Soleil, in our auditorium on December 14th, 15th 16th, and 17th. There, he will conduct a workshop with people who cannot attend to the Ecole Nomade. Here is a little text from Jean-Jacques Lemêtre himself (translated by our services).
“Like in the origins, this a true symbiosis between musician, director, and performers like actors and dancers we have to to reach. Practicing will offer the opportunity to explore, in its specific nature, the language of each and every one, not only through the voice but through the entire body. Jean-Jacques Lemêtre encourages to overcome the technique, put into light the analogy between the dissociation problems and Human disharmony, questions the artist in his or her relationship with his or her environment in order to conceive and deepen the relationship between the rhythm and Theater music. The initiative calls for a new learning of the rhythmic of the body and metric of the language. We will work without music instruments, in order to use the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic potential of our own bodies and voices, involving our ways of walking, movements, punctuation, breathes, diction and so on.
Conceived for all performers on stage: actors, dancers, singers or musician teachers or from university, the workshop will require to develop dynamism, agility and depth.
More information and how to apply
About the Théâtre du Soleil
- An English Bibliography on the Théâtre du Soleil
- An introduction to director Ariane Mnouchkine
- Guardian interview with Ariane Mnouchkine (2012)
- Serge Nicolaï discusses Théâtre du Soleil’s Les Naufragés du Fol Espoir (2012)