Date

2018.10.1 - 5    7-11pm (5 sessions)
Luting Theatre

Fees 

5-day workshop $2500

Registration
+852 5401 6768 (WhatsApp)
workshop@theatrehorizon.com

'New Directors' Movement' is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. This workshop is part of the project.

The content of this activity does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

About Théâtre du Soleil (France)

Théâtre du Soleil of France is currently the most unique theatre company in the world. Since its establishment in 1964, Théâtre du Soleil with its 53 years of history, has been supported by the French government. Yet it owes its success to its director, Ariane Mnouchkine. Mnouchkine's works borrowed from many oriental theatre traditions without lacking originality. In 1970, the company moved into its current home base, La Cartoucherie, a former munitions factory in the Vincennes in Paris. Since then they have been creating an alternative theatre space to let the spectators have a different relationship with the theatre space which can be altered according to the needs of various works. The works of Théâtre du Soleil are mostly collective collaborations between Mnouchkine and the company members. The company are often invited to perform in major theatre festivals and its works are being made into films.
You may visit the official website of the Théâtre du Soleil here:
http://www.theatre-du-soleil.fr/ 

Elements Involved
Music / Greek Theatre / Movement / Theatre

Language  
In French with Cantonese interpretation by Fok Man Wai, actress of
Théâtre du Soleil.

Openings  
25

Theatre Horizon Presents

 Tragedy
- The Modern Atreides
and the Musical Body Workshop

with
Jean-Jacques Lemêtre,
Former Music Director of
Théâtre du Soleil

The Workshop
Greek Theatre has often been considered an integral part of formal theatre training. It develops the actor's voice and movement and it is an excellent teaching material. This workshop is based on Les Atrides of Théâtre du Soleil to work on the choral sense, musicality, rhythm, bodily coordination, and individual thinking.  Jean-Jacques is a music legend in France. His last workshop in Hong Kong had very good response. This workshop is specially designed for theatre professionals. Please contact us if you have any questions.

This workshop has the following aims:

To promote awareness of the self
To liberate oneself
To develop a humble mind
To find the truth
To be
To have integrity
To revert to natural breathing
To learn rhythm from everyday life: How to walk on the stage in different rhythms
To learn how to listen, listen and listen
To learn about the importance of your partner: receive him, let his body become music
To learn the rhythm of speech
To be independent
To be interdependent
To separate the body and the voice
Space
To take a walk in the theatre
Quiet inner music, etc.

The Tragedy - The Modern Atreides and the Musical Body Workshop  is associated with the Pre-show Seminar of Mourning Becomes Electra,  Primitive Voice Workshop and  the play Mourning Becomes Electra

Jean-Jacques Lemêtre (France)
Teacher

 Jean-Jacques Lemêtre is an award-winning grand master in music. He is the first winner of the Best Music award of the prestigious Moliere Award.

As a child, Jean-Jacques Lemêtre taught himself how to play a variety of instruments. As a 12-year-old he performed with Parisian rock bands. Parallel to this he began a wide comprehensive academic training: Gregorian Chants at the Academy of Loreto, Clarinet, Saxophone, Composition and Instrument Building at the Paris conservatory and graduated with several awards, degrees and diplomas.

He has performed with several French symphonic orchestras, engages - partly exclusively - in the music and the instruments of the Middle Ages. He worked with Pierre Boulez in his Orchestre Intercontemporain. In between he returns to Rock, plays Jazz and Free Jazz, pertaining stylistic elements of European and extra European Folklore, as well as traditional music of the Middle East.

In 1978 he worked for the first time with Ariane Mnouchkine and her Théâtre du Soleil where he found his artistic focus. He created music for the company for nearly forty years. Apart from that, he has taken part in film, tv and theatre and ballet productions since the 70's. He also composed three operas and music for the Olympic Winter Games in Albertville 1992, not to mention the Bi-Centennial of the French Revolution. Many of his live theatre performances  were recorded on CD. His own concert compositions are now available in four albums.

He does seminars and workshops on traditional instruments and theatre music throughout the world (Japan, China, Indonesia, and India). He is continually invited to particular countries, the musical traditions of which have unfortunately been buried by virtue of political developments and wars, in order to assist in reviving the traditional tunes and to pass on his knowledge about the meaning and the use of their traditional instruments. Thus recently he visited Afghanistan several times.

From his collection of more than 2500 original musical instruments, Jean-Jacques could have 300 instruments on stage in one single concert. He is also a luthier.

Video for reference


 

     
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