Artistic Director: Roland Auzet
TOTEM(s) (Théâtre Opéra Texte et Ecriture Musicale pour le Spectacle - Theatre Opera Text and Musical Composition for Performance) is an academy based at the Chartreuse cultural centre in Villeneuve-lez-Avignon.
The 2017-2018 edition, as in 2015-2016, offers an Academy and a Forum. The Academy includes creative workshops which allow young songwriters and French composers to cooperate in order to imagine, create and produce the draft of a musical production, opera or musical theatre. These artistic drafts will be presented during the 45th Rencontres d’Eté at the Chartreuse in Villeneuve-lez-Avignon.
The Forum will gather together professionals and songwriters/composers/musicians. This platform of exchanges will allow them to review the situation of musical creation today from opera and musical theatre in front of an audience.
TOTEM(s) is involved in two areas, research (experimentation-creation) and production, and to advance the issue of contemporary creation in the field of opera and musical theatre.
Project supported since 2015.