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BOUFFON INTENSIVE - (NEW YORK)

3 day Intro to Bouffon
HOSTED BY PANDEMONIIUM STUDIO

MARCH 23, 24, 25
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BOUFFON 2:  MOCKING AND THEMES
(LOS ANGELES)

Only enroll if you have taken Bouffon 1 with Eric Davis

Jan 28-Feb 25.

Sundays 10- 1:30 PM
Thymele Arts
5481 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029


Take a deeper dive toward devising as we apply ensemble techniques from  INTRO BOUFFON to rich social themes.

If the Bouffon is a wild PLAYER who just wants to play and  mock everything, 
Inside the artist is also an AUTHOR- who asks questions such as:

What did we make?
What are we talking about?  And 
What is the potential of this piece?

Here the collective chorus of bouffons begin to describe core dynamics and roles of societal themes.  



CANCELLATION POLICY

If you need to cancel for any reason, deposits are not refunded. However, you can book another workshop within a 2 year period from the beginning of the said course using your deposit. One rebooking will be allowed.
 
There are no refunds or vouchers if you cancel within 2 weeks of a course starting.


$350

PAYPAL INSTALLMENT PLANS OFFERED.
BODY MASK: The Shape of Fun
(Los Angeles)

March 10, 17 SUNDAYS
10AM -1:30 PM

Thymele Arts
5481 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029,
$160


This course will explore changing the architecture of the body, asking-
What is the shape and rhythm of fun?

Participants will disguise their bodies by altering their shape. What is the potential of this new game of the body and what new personas will it lead you to?

The game of the body includes:

Articulation
Space, weight, time, flow,
Shape and Line
Motifs
Stillness and movement,
Counterpoint
And dynamic contrasts…

Feel the freedom of the mask and the technique that is required to fill it!



CANCELLATION POLICY

If you need to cancel for any reason, deposits are not refunded. However, you can book another workshop within a 2 year period from the beginning of the said course using your deposit. One rebooking will be allowed.
 
There are no refunds or vouchers if you cancel within 2 weeks of a course starting.


$160

PAYPAL INSTALLMENT PLANS OFFERED.
MAPPING YOUR CLOWN: The Plan and The Play

COMING SOON

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The difference between THE PLAN and THE PLAY is where your clown lives.

The myriad of impulses, running like a current under your social self- contain ridiculous and compelling beauty.

Using looping exercises we will excavate, clarifying these ridiculous impulses, transforming them into playable actions, emotions and relationships which can be used to clown pieces.

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you need to cancel for any reason, deposits are not refunded. However, you can book another workshop within a 2 year period from the beginning of the said course using your deposit. One rebooking will be allowed.
 
There are no refunds or vouchers if you cancel within 2 weeks of a course starting.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

BOUFFON 1: Introduction to Bouffon

Calling Comedians, Clowns, Actors, Improvisers, Sketch, and Dancers! Unleash your inner Bouffon in an explosion of fun that turns life’s Sh!t into comedy gold!  

How is Bouffon different than Clown? The World laughs at the Clown, but the Bouffon laughs at the World! 

Imagine a wild-eyed pack of outsiders. These outsiders have ecstatic pleasure to mock anything and everything. Ridiculous, mischievous, confronting and poetic, this chorus of anti-clowns ride the line between comic fun and uncomfortable truth.

In this class, students will discover the attitude and spirit of the Bouffon through:


  •     - Ensemble play & Complicity
        - Choral work
        - Finding the fun in becoming and mocking
        - Navigating rich thematic territories.
        - Discovering hot spots that make the audience say “ouch!"

Come join us.  Fun, freedom and mischief await!

Suitable for actors, clowns, comedians, improvisers, dancers,
devisors and anyone investigating pleasure, play and fun.







COVID POLICY FOR WORKSHOP:

  • VACCINE:

  • In person participants must provide PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION.



  • Please email me with any questions.