• An intensive seminar of Training, Research and Creation

    Directed by Ian Magilton

    Organized by:Compagnie Imagi-nation & Association Pivoine
    Dates:24.10.2023 - 29.10.2023
    Place:Lasalle 30600 France
    Price:300 €
    Level:Open to all

A partnership between the Compagnie imagi_nation, the association and training organisation Pivoine, and La Régie de coordination de Lasalle, with the support of the Roy Hart Theatre/CAIRH

This is an experimental project on Handel’s English baroque opera “Acis and Galatea”, which we hope will eventually lead to a production in the spirit of the Roy Hart Theatre. We will explore the beautiful and varied choruses of this opera, with an emphasis on vocal and theatrical expression.

– To learn to make certain choices : which voice, which sound, which pitch, which timbre, what volume, what intensity, what sound quality ?
– To become more comfortable with your voice, learn how to play it and project it efficiently.
– To refine our perception of ourselves and of space.
– To develop the energy required to express different emotions.
– To explore the concept of rhetoric: a vital element in baroque music, which links perfectly music and theatre.
– To explore the notion of ensemble work : how can a group of individuals form a cohesive choir with a common ear and a united expression ?
– To work on the way the choir articulates the text so that each word and each note can find its correct vibration.
– To interpret Handel’s music in a way that allows maximum expression, without losing the meaning of the original score.

“The most important task of a musician is, like that of an actor, to give life to what is written on the page…”

The work will be accompanied and directed by four professional actor/musicians, all with extensive experience in the vocal research of Roy Hart Theatre at Malérargues:

Ian Magilton, Theatre director and voice teacher
Stephen Rivers-Moore, baroque musician and choir director
Sašo Vollmaier, pianist and voice teacher
Caroline Boersma, baroque musician and voice teacher

– The ability to read music and a solid experience in choral singing are highly desirable.
– Potential candidates for the project will undergo a selection process (which could, for example, consist of sending audio or visual recordings of themselves singing a classical air of their choice).
– The selected candidates will receive their Handel scores well in advance, and by the time of the workshop they will have already done the individual preparatory work necessary to be ready to sing them.

The course fee (excluding accommodation and meals) is 300 euros.
If you have access to financial help from your own country, contact us

Location of the workshop:
La Filature du Pont de fer, Lasalle 30600 France

Registration and Contact:
If you wish to send in an application for the workshop (or if you require more information), please contact us at : imagi_nation@icloud.com
Or phone +33 76896 3379

Theatre company born from the tradition of the Roy Hart Theatre at Malérargues.
It exists to carry out research and to produce performances in the field of the ‘human voice’ without borders.