Ariane Mnouchkine, Europe’s foremost experimental theatre director, and five members of the radical collective Théâtre du Soleil, are bringing their École Nomade to Oxford, at the invitation of Oxford University and the Maison Francaise d’Oxford. Workshop open to all; anyone over the age of eighteen is welcome to apply.
It does not matter whether or not you have studied drama before, you must simply want to engage in the experiment of collective theatre-making. The sessions of the École Nomade, which will take place in English, and will run from the 14th to 25th September, are not drama classes. They constitute moments of practical reflection, involving improvisation, masks, music, dance, and movement, in which Mnouchkine and her troupe seek to set out, explain, and clarify their methods, and their collective way of working.
For those working in the Humanities here at Oxford, this is a great opportunity for Knowledge Exchange for those interested in theatre across periods and languages to enhance their research through immersion in the working practices of one of the world's most respected and ground-breaking theatre companies.
More information and how to apply
For more information please visit the Archive for Performances of Greek and Roman Drama website.
About the Théâtre du Soleil
- An English bibliography on the Théâtre du Soleil
- Videos of a Théâtre du Soleil workshop in Paris, 2009: one | two | three | four
- An introduction to director Ariane Mnouchkine
- Guardian interview with Ariane Mnouchkine (August 2012)
- Serge Nicolaï discusses Théâtre du Soleil's Naufragés (2012)