Summer theatre workshop for teens 13/17 years old

"Discovering the work of the actor" from 4th to 10th August 2019
The concept
MASTERCLASS BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED
REGISTRATION: CAPACITY LIMITED TO 15 TRAINEES 
FRENCH LEVEL: MINIMUM B2 
THIS COURSE HAS THE SUPPORT OF CENTRE NATIONAL DU THÉÂTRE

Allow teenagers to gain an accurate understanding of the actor's work and to foster a personal theatrical expression, in contact with theatre professionals in the wonderful setting of the Jean Cocteau theatre.
Participants will:

  • Understand the difference between Reality and Fiction;
  • Maintain their freedom to build their character;
  • Open themselves to various stage offerings.

The course takes place at the Centre Méditerranéen d'Etudes Françaises of Cap d'Ail, a linguistic and cultural international centre founded by Jean Moreau in 1952, located close to the Principality of Monaco. The Centre is housed in a beautiful park containing three hectares of flowers and trees overlooking the Mediterranean mountainside. Its open-air theatre was decorated in antique style by the poet Jean Cocteau between 1957 and 1962, out of friendship for the Centre and its founder and to provide the youth of the world a place of education and meditation. Throughout the summer we receive international teenagers who come together through the arts, language, and sports activities and learn how to enrich each other through their differences.

The pedagogical approach

The proposed activities are based on observation, analysis, and response. The course will begin with the implementation of specific exercises to assess the skills of the trainees and to build their confidence to better prepare them for acting. It will end with a performance in the Jean Cocteau theatre.

  • Basic tools:
    • Mastering one's body to better manage space;
    • Knowing how to breathe to make one's voice heard;
    • Bringing together the body and the voice.
  • Building the character:
    • Finding one's character in the play, and analyzing it to build it;
    • Listening: to partners, to the text, and to the director;
    • Improvising to develop imagination while maintaining spontaneity.

The program

A detailed plan will be given to participants at the beginningof the course.
Example of one day (8h30-22h30):
8:30: Breakfast 
9:00: Theatrical activity
12:30: Lunch and free time
16.00: Theatrical activity
19:30: Dinner
21:00: Theatrical activity or international animation

Nota Bene : at the welcome barbecue on Sunday evening, the participants in the theatre workshop will be introduced to the French speaking international teenagers with whom they can share animations in a multicultural context.
One afternoon (14:00-18:00) will be devoted to a cultural or sports outing of their choice, together with the international youth and under the supervision of the Centre animators.

The pedagogical team

This course will be led by Éric Sautonie, director of the Art'Venture theatre company, accompanied by a teaching assistant.
Éric Sautonie, actor trained at the Conservatoire d'Agen and in Galabru, this actor, writer, and director has worked with Pierre Debauche, Daniel Mesguich, and Raoul Sangla. In parallel, he directs theatre workshops of the cultural space L'Escale in Levallois Perret: 400 students (children, teenagers, adults). 

Rates and Registration
REGISTRATION: CAPACITY LIMITED TO 15 TRAINEES
FRENCH LEVEL: MINIMUM B2
540 EUROS ALL INCLUSIVE, EXCLUDING TRAVEL: DEPOSIT 270 EUROS - 270 EUROS BALANCE.
  • Arrival at the Centre Méditerranéen before 17h Sunday, August 4th, 2019
  • Beginning of internship Monday, August 5th at 9:30 am
  • Show Friday, August 9th
  • Departure of participants after breakfast on Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Print, complete, sign, and send the downloadable registration form, along with an insurance document and a deposit check of 270 euros payable to the Centre Méditerranéen d'Etudes Françaises.

CMEF BP38 Chemin des Oliviers, 06320 Cap d’Ail  FRANCE

Email : contact@cmef-monaco.fr  Fax : 04 93 41 83 96  Tél : 04 93 78 21 59 

Upon receipt of your (complete) application, we will confirm by email listing your child's enrolment and will include practical information regarding on arrival at the Centre and the running of the course. 
Payment of the balance of 270 euros, at the latest two weeks before the course begins, by check payable to ERIC SAUTONIE and sent to the address:

Eric Sautonie  61, rue Carnot 92300 Levallois FRANCE
 
For information on theatre activities:

+33(0)0680238976 ou +33(0)0142688902, www.artventure.fr 
For information on accommodation at CMEF: +33 4 93 78 21 59 

Reception Conditions

Transfers and arrival at the Centre

We provide a caring service ensuring all students are met on their arrival at Nice airport or Monaco station and subsequently dropped off on their departure.
On their arrival at the centre, the students are greeted at the reception for check-in in order to hand over documents, a part of their pocket money, their room key, the rules and regulations for the centre. They are then allowed to settle into their rooms and they are invited to go on a tour of the centre with a member of staff.

Accommodation and catering

The rooms are ensuite and have between 3 to 5 beds and wardrobe space (towels not supplied).
The self-service cafeteria provides generous and well balanced meals.

Health

First Aid is on hand at reception where members of staff in possession of their First Aid Certificate (AFPS) take care of all minor injuries under supervision by the management at the CMEF. In cases of illness or more serious injury, a doctor of Monaco would be called in to intervene. The nearest hospital is only 1 kilometre away situated in Monaco. 
Nota Bene: The medical form which you receive on enrolment must be carefully completed and returned to the centre before your child's stay.

Security

The Centre is a secure area, in 3 hectares of nature; access is supervised 24 hours a day. Students can move around freely and safely.
For the protection of young minors (health and safety and risk of fire) smoking is strictly forbidden in schools in accordance with French law. This visit is authorized by the Youth and Sports Ministry.

STAGE DE THÉÂTRE POUR ADULTES, +18 ANS

du dimanche 11 au samedi 17 août 2019
prix: 632 euros

Arrivée des stagiaires le 11/08 à partir de 10h, déjeuner inclus. Début du stage le 12/08 à 9h30.
Spectacle le vendredi 16/08.
Départ des stagiaires le samedi 17/08 en matinée, déjeuner non inclus.

Acompte par chèque de 342 euros à l'ordre du Centre Méditerranéen (+ 10 euros/jour en chambre individuelle selon disponibilité, premier inscrit premier servi). Solde par chèque de 290 euros à l'ordre de Art'venture.
 
RENSEIGNEMENTS ET INSCRIPTIONS : www.artventure.fr
Eric Sautonie: +33(0)680238976