Date

2017.7.24 - 28    7-11pm (5 Sessions)
L5-10 Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre

Fees 

Full Workshop $2500
Theatre Horizon Alumni   $2200

'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
Theatre /  Music

Language  
In French with Cantonese interpretation by Fok Man Wai.

Openings  
25

THEATRE HORIZON PRESENTS
New Directors' Movement -

THE MUSICAL BODY

─  A Music Workshop with Former Musical Director of Theatre du Soleil (France) & Music Legend

Jean-Jacques Lemêtre

 

About the Workshop
It is the speech of the musician: therefore rhythm, melody and harmony, plus knowledge of other worlds.

Different cultures, different lifestyles, habits and customs, different musical traditions

Objectives

Self-consciousness
letting go
humility
truth
present
sincerity
natural respiration regained
the rhythm of his body in life: knowing how to walk the theater on the stage in every way
to know Listening, listening and listening
the importance of the other: receiving him, musicalizing his body
language metrics
independence
interdependence
independence of body and voice
spatialization
The outings to the theater
the calm interior musical, etc ...



 

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.

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