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Second summer programme of the Site for theatre practices Lavauzelle
Intensive workshop 2012
August 12-17

Lavauzelle, 23250 Janaillat, France

This worksession is open to young actors, dancers and singers, professional or not, who are willing to immerse themselves in an intensive work. Using several practices as the base of our work, we propose the participants to experience a comprehensive training, which questions everyone’s relationship to the actor’s art.

This worksession stands as an introduction to the theatre we want to promote. It contains 4 sections, led by by young practitioners, all specialized in specific traditions:

Sankar Lal Sivasankaran Nair (pedagogue and co-leader of Studio Kalari, Wroclaw): physical preparation and practice of martial art Kalarippayattu

Przemyslaw Blaszczak (actor and director, Teatr ZAR, Wroclaw) : physical

composition theatre, acrobatics, partner and group work

Marie-Geneviève L’Her (actor and pedagogue, theatre de l’homme ivre, Paris):

basics of corporeal mime, individual and couple physical composition

Jean-François Favreau (actor and director, Teatr ZAR / Théâtre de l’homme ivre) :

singing, from polyphonic traditions (Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily)

Biography of the pedagogues


The work will take place in an old barn, typical from the craft of the famous « maçons de la Creuse » (masons from Creuse), as well as outside, at the edge of the wood and on the pedestrian paths in the vicinity. It will be held in French and English, according to the possibilities of the group.

> 8 hours of daily work

> in the evenings : meetings, video projections, talks

> open work presentation, at the end of the week, by participants and pedagogues

> resting and relaxing in the nature, the surrounding countryside and forest

Full fee for the workshop: 300 / reduced fee (students, unemployed): 240 €

Full board accommodation for the week (meals prepared on the spot and accommodation

organized in the closest village): 150 €.

Travel to the Site is not included in the price. A shuttle is though proposed from La Souterraine (train station on the line Paris-Limoges-Toulouse).

This session is limited to 10 participants maximum.

To take part, please send a letter of interest mentioning your past experience, before July 9 th to spt [at]

For the selected persons: half of the fee will be required before the July 23rd in order to reserve the place.

If the application is sent before June 4th, a 20% reduction is offered on the fee.

For specific cases, especially for those coming from far away, please contact us.

Jean-François Favreau and Marie-Geneviève L’Her

Site de pratiques théâtrales Lavauzelle | 1 La Vauzelle, 23250 Janaillat |

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