Workshop: The Actor & The Natural World, Sauve, France


03/09/2017 - 09/09/2017    
6:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Dell’Arte International presents
“The Actor & The Natural World”
Sept. 3 – 9
With master teachers Joan Schirle and Laura Muñoz.

We are meeting in the beautiful town of Sauve in the hills of southern France to train, research and create dynamic theater. The focus for this week will be the study and embodiment of the elements (earth, water, fire, air, and ether) to arrive at a free, authentic, and visceral physical power that can play, fully alive, in the space. We’ll look to the 5 Elements as well as to the Senses for our inspiration, with taste, touch and smells playing an equal role with our eyes and ears. We’ll play and stimulate our proprioceptive and kinesthetic senses, and our sense of life.

For 5 days we will meet for 6 hours of instruction, plus evening rehearsal time. The workshop will culminate in a final performance open to the public.

Renowned chef Emily Schons will prepare for us seasonal , organic and local fare for lunch and dinner. She is a wine expert and known for her research into the cuisine of Le Gard, an area of southern France in the Occitanie region. The little medieval town of Sauve is in deep countryside, set in an area of forested hills, vineyards and orchards, although only 40 km northwest of Nîmes. To watch Emily prepare a delicious dish featuring wild shallots, followed by the recipe and wine suggestion:

The workshop begins on Sunday, September 3 for dinner, and will end Saturday, September 9 after brunch.
The price of 630 Euros includes instruction, accommodations, lunch and dinner.
Registration Deadline: May 31

Joan Schirle and Laura Muñoz combine their work with movement, improvisation, FM Alexander Technique, yoga, contact improv and devising to offer an intensive week of somatic and


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