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Mondial du Théâtre - Monaco 2017            August 21st - 30th

The Colloques

Every morning from 10.00 to 12.30, The Colloques bring together the festival-goers and 3 groups which presented their show the night before. These meetings aim at the exchange on the working methods of the groups, in relation to theatre practices of the current Amateur theater in their country.

They are led by Richard Finch (South Africa) and Manuel Ortiz (Chile).

Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd, Thursday 24th, Friday 25th,
and Sunday 27th, Monday 28th,Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th, August

- History of the group
- Artistic goals and aims of the group

- Group life and organisation

- Creation processus of the group

- Cultural context in which the group lives in its own country

- Relations of the group with the National Centre of aita/iata as well as on international level.

Main topics to be discussed

“The rest is silence” - A workshop about corporal expression and neutral mask

Our body can talk using no words. The words, the languages, divide us, the body unites us. The language of the body is universal. A good actor must know the power of his body on the stage. The neutral mask helps to discover this power. The power to watch, to hear, to feel, to touch and to live with the freshness of the beginnings. This technique was created by Jacques Lecoq, as a learning tool for actors - to help them develop emotional honesty and economy of movement.

Workshop 1: Francesco Facciolli & Scilla Sticchi - 22nd to 30th August (except on 26)

Communication through the body language or the mime

Learning how to develop the fives senses, to reach out the imaginary and to imitate, to discover the principles of freedom of movement, breathing, relaxation… To understand the technique of mime, to imitate animated or imaginary objects. To explore the body language, the dramatic no-verbal construction, as well as the pantomime for one, two or three actors…. The instruction will concentrate on these themes, from the simplest to the most complex task, best suited to the various levels of the participants and the available space.

Workshop  2: Vladmir Chikishev - 22nd to 25th August

The Workshops

Every afternoon from 2.30 to 5.00 p.m. high quality workshops aim to give instruction on specific themes to amateurs from all over the world.  Each workshop is independent from the others in order to enable all festival participants and the public to take part.
They are directed by Francesco Facciolli & Scilla Sticchi (Italy), Vladimir Chikishev (Russia) and Genevieve Dunne & Keith Homer (Great-Britain).

Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd, Thursday 24th, Friday 25th,
and Sunday 27th, Monday 28th,Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th, August

Four workshops inspired by the myth of Aeneas and Dido

Exploring dance as means of narration: Apprenticeship to three dances and allowing scope for inventiveness. //  The Greek Chorus: Based on Greek Chorus of Clamour and the propagation of fear. The power of gossip and its influence today.  //  Humans relationships into the Greek mythology: Dido, Aeneas, Achate and Belinda are in dispute over themes of love, destiny, trust and death.  Workshop based on the meaning and techniques of naturalism.  //  Theatre of objects: We shall create a universal theatre by using everyday objects in order to transform them… then give participants’ imagination free rein to illustrate their own stories with these objects.

Scilla Sticchi & Francesco Facciolli

Vladimir Chikishev

Richard Finch

Manuel Ortiz

Auditorium Rainier III

Workshop  3: Genevieve Dunne & Keith Homer - 27th to 30th August

Genevieve Dunne

Keith Homer