Monday, January 12, 2009

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Artist Opportunities

Performers Workshop with International Sensation Pascal Rambert
In conjunction with Mercury Baroque and Texan French Alliance for the Arts , DiverseWorks hosts internationally renowned Director, Choreographer and Curator Pascal Rambert for a two-day workshop.

Known for his incredible avant-garde interpretations of classics and new creations, Rambert seeks a new theatrical vocabulary, what he calls “real time writing,” a challenge to the centrality of text in dramatic presentation.

For Houston, he states:

I am the stage director of a contemporary French-American musical show that will b e presented at the Wortham Theatre in May 2009. I came to Houston in last August to prepare this artistic production. What struck me was the energy of the city. I would like to show this energy, coming from the numerous communities of Houston, on stage. This is the heart of my show. So I need you. If you like the idea of participating in the show, please come! No artistic knowledge is required. I’m just need you to be truly yourself.

Thank you.
Pascal Rambert

To participate in a workshop/audition that will take place on January 23 and 24, 2009, please contact

Born in 1962, Pascal Rambert began his career as a director in 1980 staging bold productions of Marivaux, Buchner, Brecht, Dario Fo and Shakespeare. In 1984, he began to direct his own plays in avant-garde theaters across France, in Nice, Lille, Rouen, Nanterre, Cherbourg and twice in the Avignon Festival (Le réveil, 1987; Les Parisiens, 1989). On previous working trips to the US, he mounted John Strand’s Burying Molière for the Experimental Theater Wing at NYU and his own play, Race, with the Los Angeles Povert y Department at California State University. In 1998, Rambert began work on his celebrated production of the Epic of Gilgamesh, which had early productions in New York (again at NYU), Marseille, France and Damascus, Syria, before its memorable presentation in a 25-acre sunflower field at the Avignon Festival in 2000. The years 2002-03 were devoted to workshops for PARADIS, a process recorded by Jean-Christian Riff for his film documentary, S’éloigner du Théâter (Leaving the Theater); the production had its premiere at the National Theater of La Colline. He is currently at work on Quand Nous Étions Punk and Car Washfor France 2, directing Philomela, the first opera by composer James Dillon, and Pan, an opera by Marc Monet for the National Opera of Strasbourg.