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On The River
2 New Projects 2015 / 2016
Conducted by
Ryszard Nieoczym

Beginning in 2015 we shall introduce 2 New Programs in Europe:

  • The Archetypal Images of Love Lust and Eros  (centre in Bruxelles, Belgium) A Theatre Performance Project
  • Theatre & Performance Soundings  (10 day Master Classes for Performers in the South of France)

Please contact us if you are interested to become a part of any one or both of these projects.

The Archetypal Images of Love Lust and Eros  (A Theatre Research & Performance Project)
For the past several years Compagnie Achtli, based in Bruxelles, (Artistic Directors Kathy Contreras Nicolas Clément) and I have been discussing the possibilities of creating a multi – lingual, multicultural theatre research and performance project which would incorporate participants from Europe, Mexico and Canada.

The project’s working title is The Archetypal Images of Love and Eros. The artistic vision is described below.

To begin this project we propose to open the project up to performers who want to participate through a series of workshops / soundings in various cities in Europe, Canada and Mexico. From the participants we shall select an Ensemble of 7 to 10 performers.

We begin the workshops / soundings this March in Bruxelles. [Further details will be sent shortly] Enclosed in the attachments are a number of poems, scenes, monologues dealing with the themes of love and Eros. We encourage participants – if they so desire - to use texts in their native language and / or to translate the texts they wish to use from the recommended texts in the attachments. As the project evolves we will continue to search for other texts.

Additionally we are looking for more collaborators and organisers who can help to realise this project both artistically and administratively; if you and / or your group would like to join please let us know.

If you are interested to participate in this project as a performer and / or wish to make comments or ask questions please contact the following organisers.

Kathy Contreras   Compagnie Achtli Asbl  Rue de Dublin, 9 1050 Bruxelles Belgique

Ryszard Nieoczym

Theatre & Performance Soundings  (10 day Master Classes for Performers in the South of France)
Theatre & Performance
Soundings 10 - day Master Classes for Performers at Las Teouleres in the south of France, between Toulouse and Bordeaux, in association with Centre International de Recherche et de Formation Théâtral, (CIRFT) artistic director Katharina Seyferth. This project is founded on and a continuation of our previous work in Canada called Theatre Apprentice, which was Ensemble collaboration by Actor’s Lab / Toronto and le contre-courant / Quebec City. This project invites actors from Canada and Europe to join for 10 days of Master Classes in Theatre & Performance. As in the past we invite performers to come with projects they want to develop, either as solo performance pieces, or develop audition texts (we will focus here on how to prepare for auditions, and self presentation), or to work on specific texts and / or songs; we invite seasoned performers as well as theatre apprentices who wish to train within an Ensemble context; all training is intense and is conducted in Ensemble context and follows the Soundings format, an in depth exploration of body, voice, rhythms, songs and texts and scene studies. By coming to France participants are forced to leave their homes, the habits of daily life and enter into an Immersion into an intense work / play process of the performer’s craft. Major focus is on performance within the Ensemble context. Participants can work in the language of their choice. An outline of the training program and the daily work / play schedule and the fee structure is available upon request.

The Training Process: To go forward, one must first go back. Training to develop craft is the constant repetition of meeting, confronting and overcoming oneself: laziness, automatisms in actions, false reliance on habits and techniques; a return to sources. Craft is not a linear process. It is cyclic. The work/play on craft and oneself is a continual process and is never a finished product. It is not to search for perfection but for wholeness and the ability to balance the polarities and extremes uncovered within the creative act.

The Theatre & Performance Soundings project is circumscribed by the environment - in this case the rural conditions of Las Teouleres (see the physical location on the website listed below); the work /play involves creating and/or invoking the Eco-rhythm determined by the context at Las Teouleres: The Atlantic ocean: swimming, doing nothing - ; the open fields, the animals; day and night; sun and moon: all the elements of nature.

Proposed dates September 22 to October 1, 2015-02-27

We are looking to make this an annual event.

For Further information Contact:

R Nieoczym:

For photos and description of the Las Teouleres environs go to the website:

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