Paris Summer Academy (PSA) is an intensive artistic educational program dedicated to new forms in Dance, Physical theatre, Performance art and Body-Mind researches. PSA is organised by ORIANTHEATRE in partnership with CITÉ INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS DE PARIS & MICADANSES.

Where: Paris, France

When: From 31 July to 26 August 2017 (weekly participation is also possible).

The program is open to all Dance, Physical Theatre and Performance artists, regardless to their nation or age. In 2017, our invited teaching-artists are as below (while waiting for more names to be confirmed):


#  ULAY (Netherlands) will be teaching a series of workshops around and about Performance art called The simultaneity of the other. followed by a group public performance. This workshop is recommended to dancers, actors and of course performance artists.

# ULTIMA VEZ Company (Belgium), represented by Rob Hayden. Participants of this workshop will study the vocabulary from several Ultima Vez shows in order to understand the most important aspects of these performances.

# Miguel Pereira (Portugal) will be teaching his workshops about and around Seeing & Performing. The starting point is the body as an instrument of research and analysis, focusing on interpretation and composition.

# Mehdi Farajpour (Iran/France) will teach a series physical cutting edge workshops focused on the Creative choreography, Performance art & visual poetry. Mehdi’s workshop is called Empty Body is a meditative type of dance and movement inspired by the images of Persian mystical poetry and philosophy.

# Skye Reynolds (Autralia/Scotland) will be teaching a workshop called Practice : Practise. She will focus on defining ideas using the body and/or language. How and what do we wish to communicate? How does performance influence practice?

# Elke Luyten (USA) will be teaching Dance Base workshops. The interest is to open our bodies to new somatic experiences and thoughts. Her workshops are enriched by years of collaboration with Robert Wilson, Marina Abramovich, Davis Bowie,…

# Cyclic Yoga with Mehdi FARAJPOUR (Iran/France). Cyclic Yoga is a creative way of practicing Hatha yoga, firstly created by the outstanding Indian yoga master: MAYA. Lately it has been adapted for performers, actors & dancers by Mehdi Farajpour.

Deadline for applications: On going (limited by the capacity)

How to apply: Send your CV to oriantheatre(at) and ask for application form.

Contact details:
contact(at) – oriantheatre(at)

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