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Theatre Summer School / Paris - Avignon


Welcome to the Sorbonne Nouvelle University's first Theatre Summer School on the theme of "Exploring the actor".

This Summer School is a unique opportunity for students from all over the world to benefit from the distinctive education of our Drama Studies Department's expert professors, and to discover the Festival d’Avignon, one of the most important international events of theatre and performing arts.
 

A Summer School in three steps


2nd to 10th July 11 th to 17th July 18th to 20th July
PARIS AVIGNON PARIS
Conferences at
Sorbonne Nouvelle
University, located in
the heart of Paris
Week at the Festival
d’Avignon, one of
the most important
contemporary
performing arts events
in the world, with shows
and theoretical classes
Workshop at the
Sorbonne Nouvelle,
to link the conferences,
shows and students’
research

Exploring the actor


How can we understand the actor’s role and his relationship to the spectator? What is the actor’s ‘performance’?  What is his role in the writing and creation process of a play? What is his role in society? Can the actor truly separate himself from his character? How do modern technologies alter the actor’s performance and the spectator’s experience? To what extent is the actor bound to his appearance/body? How does a costume shape the actor’s body? How is an actor trained, nowadays? How does the actor’s memory work? What is the actor’s lasting imprint?

Our Summer School aims to explore these main questions through an approach that combines theory, analysis and debate around the shows seen in Avignon.

During this Summer School you will:

  • Develop your knowledge and research through thought-provoking discussion
  • Discover shows and artists at the Festival d'Avignon
  • Multiply scientific, artistic, and friendly encounters

Programme fee

The fee for the Theatre Summer School programme is € 2850, including:

  • 3 weeks of courses and workshops in Paris and Avignon
  • 11 shows in Paris and Avignon : 10 shows at the Festival d'Avignon (8 official shows and 2 shows from the OFF Festival) and 1 show in Paris
  • transportation to/from Avignon
  • accommodation and breakfast in Avignon

Enrollment

You must enroll before February 26th, 2018 by completing the online enrollment form.

The Festival d’Avignon is an internationally renowned festival that attracts thousands of visitors each year. In order to guarantee entrance to the shows, tickets must be booked well in advance, which is why the relatively short deadline of February 26th has been set.

Places are limited to 25 participants.

Additional fees

Additional fees apply for :

    Courses will begin on July, 2nd. Please arrive in before this date to guarantee your attendance. Last day of class will be on July 20th.

 


    You are in charge of your meals in Paris. Breakfasts in Avignon are included.

 


    You are in charge of all commuting expenses in Paris and Avignon.

 


    The University can provide you with a single student room with private bathroom in Paris. The room costs range between 350€ and 550€ for a full month. If you are interested in this housing option, please request it on the online enrollment form.

 


    Please verify that your national/student insurance provides coverage in France. If not, you will need subscribe to an international insurance.

Payment

After acceptance into the program, you will have one week to make a bank transfer of 2850 euros. The bank transfer should be made to Sorbonne Nouvelle Accounting Agency:

IBAN: FR76 1007 1750 0000 0010 0578 976

BIC: TRPUFRP1

Once the bank transfer has been made please send the bank transfer notification to summer.school@sorbonne.nouvelle.fr in order confirm your enrollment. Please include “Theatre Summer School” in the notification subject line.

Contact

For more information, please contact Sara MONTOYA:
summer.school@sorbonne-nouvelle.fr

Date of update January 30, 2018


Practical information


When: 2-20 July 2018

Where: Paris (Sorbonne Nouvelle University) and Avignon

For whom:
For 3rd-year undergraduate and postgraduate students

Fees: € 2850, including:
  • all workshops and conferences
  • shows in Paris and Avignon
  • transportation to/from Avignon
  • accommodation and half pension in Avignon

Enrollment:
Until February 26th, 2018 by completing the online enrollment form.
Places are limited to 25 participants.

Language:
All sessions will be held in English and will be carried out by professors from the Sorbonne Nouvelle Drama Studies Department.

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About the Sorbonne Nouvelle's Drama Studies Department


Created in 1959, the Drama Studies Department was the first of its kind in France, exclusively centered on theatrical studies and performing arts.
Its mission is to instill and elaborate on theatre and performing arts’ historical and theoretical knowledge, in close collaboration with theatre scholars and professionals.


About the Festival d'Avignon


The Festival d'Avignon is an annual arts festival held in the French city of Avignon every summer in July in the courtyard of the Palais des Papes as well as in other locations of the city. Founded in 1947 by Jean Vilar, it is the oldest extant festival in France and one of the world's greatest.
Alongside the official festival, the "In", a number of shows are presented in Avignon at the same time of the year and are known as the "Off".
The 72nd edition of the Festival d'Avignon will take place from July 6th to 24th, 2018.