PERFORMANCE PROJECT – Physical Comedy / Theatre / Clown
Develop yourself as a performing artist with this opportunity to create and present original work.
During the two weeks, you will get daily physical theatre training, create and rehearse your own original material (alone and together with others), present your work in three public performances.
Every morning we will practise movement, acting & creative exercises based on the Seidenstein Method. Already from day one, you will be creating material that may end up in the final performance.
The first week is generally dedicated to training and creation. The second week will focus on refining the material and putting together the performance, while still setting aside time each day to free creation. By the end of the two weeks, you WILL have one or several pieces that you have created yourself and performed in public three times.
The project is ideal for solo artists who wish to work with others or with a director. It is also suitable for existing duos who wish to develop their creative partnership.
The formal goal of the project is to create a visually engaging performance. Any aesthetic expression is possible. Call it clown theatre, call it slapstick comedy, call it physical acting, call it what you will. What matters is that the performers are fully engaged, – and that the audience can both see it and feel it.
You are welcome to bring any idea that you want to try out. This project is for you to develop as a performing artist.
DIRECTOR / WORKSHOP LEADER
Caspar Schjelbred directs IMPRO SUPREME in Paris and across the world since 2010. Co-director of Impro Academy and former artistic director (2008-2014) of The Improfessionals, he has been a solo performer with his show PLAN C since 2012 and is also a member of The Story In Motion Project in Luxembourg since 2016. He recently directed and created the physical comedy show AVANT-GARDE in collaboration with HaHaHa Impro Theatre in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Caspar is the main associate of Ira Seidenstein (International School for Acting And Creativity), wrote the foreword to his recent book Clown Secret (2018), and has been assistant to him in several performance projects in Paris and Italy (Beckett's Bits, Shakespeare's Clowns, Commedia, Cubist Clown Cavalcade and Commedia Totò), which has allowed him to absorb a particularly efficient way of creating and directing.
He holds an MA in History of Science from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, where he specialised in the history of psychology and the study of emotion (2007).
2-week project 15-28 July, 2019
Week 1: July 15-20. Mon-Sat 10:00-16:00
Week 2: July 22-26. Mon-Fri 10:00-16:00
3 public presentations: July 26-28. Fri, Sat & Sun (evening)
Duo (i.e. two people): 1550€
Maximum 8 participants.
12 rue Raffin
Métro : Porte de Vanves