Philip Himberg, Sundance Institute's Theater Program Artistic Director.
Philip Himberg, Sundance Institute's Theater Program artistic director.
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Five theaters directors will take part in Sundance Institute and LUMA Foundation's Theater Directors Retreat, August 25-September 7 in Arles, France.

JoAnne Akalaitis, Daniel Aukin, Ali Chahrour, Diane Rodriguez, and Seret Scott will take part in 14 days of "rigorous creative interchange." Time in Arles comprises reflective working sessions, conversations among the participants, and engagement with the Rencontres d'Arles, as well as the historic Camargue region.

Artistic director Philip Himberg and producing director Christopher Hibma curate this rare opportunity for a convening of established artists who build new work from both text and in an ensemble or choreographic model.