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Ecole des Maîtres 2024

International touring theatre Masterclass

XXXII edition: 24 August – 28 September 2024
deadline of the call for application: 30 April 2024
maître: Anne-Cécile Vandalem
workshop: Hauntings, rituals, legacies and transmissions

project partners and art direction
CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del Friuli Venezia Giulia, Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa (Italy), CREPA –Centre de Recherche et d’Expérimentation en Pédagogie Artistique, Théâtre de Liège – Centre européen de création théâtrale et chorégraphique (CFWB/Belgium), Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, TAGV – Teatro Académico de Gil Vicente (Portugal), Le Quai Centre Dramatique National Angers Pays de la Loire, Comédie, Centre dramatique national de Reims (France)

with the support of
MiC Ministero della cultura – Direzione Generale Spettacolo, Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia – Direzione centrale cultura, sport e solidarietà, Fondazione Friuli (Italy)

with the participation of
ERPAC – Ente Regionale Patrimonio Culturale Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy), Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles – Service général de la Création artistique, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, La Loterie Nationale (CFWB/Belgium), Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (France), Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)

The Ecole des Maîtres is an advanced theatre training project conceived by Franco Quadri in 1990. The training objective of the Ecole des Maîtres is to initiate a relationship between young actresses and actors, trained at drama academies and theatre schools in Europe and already working as professionals, and renowned directors of the international scene, in order to give life to a work experience strongly aimed at comparing and exchanging skills on staging methods and practices, starting from different texts, languages and artistic languages, during itinerant ateliers.

The Belgian actress, author and director Anne-Cécile Vandalem has been invited to lead the XXXII edition of the Ecole des Maîtres. The title of her workshop is Hauntings, rituals, legacies and transmissions: «The theme of haunting will be at the centre of our work: what are the buried narratives, the ghost-stories that our dominant narratives prevent us from hearing? As our present cracks, the great stories that supported us yesterday are now revealing their obsolescence. From these faults, undeniable today, minor, unheard, invisible stories re-emerge to haunt us.»

Course Calendar
24/08 – 31/08 Belgium, Brusses
01/09 – 10/09 Italy, Udine
11/09 – 14/09 Italy, Milan
15/09 – 19/09 Portugal, Coimbra
20/09 – 24/09 France, Angers
25/09 – 28/09 France, Reims

Open Lesson
31/08 Belgium, Brusses

Public Presentations
10/09 Italy, Udine
14/09 Italy, Milan
19/09 Portugal, Coimbra
24/09 France, Angers
28/09 France, Reims

Applications for admission to the Ecole des Maîtres selections must be received via the online form by 30 April 2024 >


Sonia Brigandì
École des Maîtres secretariat
CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del FVG

tel: +39 0432 504765
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