NEW CLASSES TO KICK OFF 2016

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NEW CLASSES ANNOUNCED:

AITOR BASAURI, MASK MAKING, CLOWN 1 AND CLOWN IN SPANISH!

  • Joining us all the way from the world renowned UK-based theatre company, Spymonkey, Aitor Basauri, will be offering a weeklong CLOWN MASTERCLASS. We are over the moon to host this highly sought after Master Clown Teacher in Los Angeles. This intensive will take place the week of February 29th. Don’t miss the chance to study with Aitor!
  • Our collaboration with Second City continues. Beginning February 11, running on Thursday evenings, the wonderful Courtney Cunningham will lead first-timers into the magical world of the clown in our LEVEL 1 CLASS. If you want to begin the journey – start here.
  • Starting February 21st and running for five consecutive Sundays, artist Robert Beuth is returning to The Clown School to offer an Advanced Neoprene MASK MAKING CLASS. We are thrilled that this multi-skilled maestro is continuing his collaboration with us after a wildly successful puppet making class last year.
  • And lastly, for the first time in the history of The Clown School, we will be offering INTRODUCTORY CLOWN WORKSHOPS IN SPANISH! These will be taught by our very own Raquel Gendry who has just moved to LA after 25 years of professional experience in Ecuador as a clown, director, and improvisor. We are very lucky to have her with us. To sign up for one or both of these, email her directly at raquelgendry@gmail.com. MORE INFO BELOW:

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And STAY TUNED for many more offerings coming in the SPRING, including CLOWN 3, which culminates in a show!

 

CLOWN YOUR HEART OUT IN 2015

51STo6gVtMLThe Clown School, LA’s venue for all clown matters, offers a range of extraordinary classes for everyone interested in the discipline this summer, fall and winter.

And check out Clowns: In Conversation With Modern Masters, co-authored by Clown School Artistic Director David Bridel, available now.

Our upcoming classes are as follows:

  • The legendary Dr Brown is back for a new series of Masterclasses starting May 17.
  • Clown School Artistic Director David Bridel offers a Summer Intensive, June 22-25.
  • We unveil our latest class, the Grotesque Clown, with Alex Suha, starting July 12.
  • Finish the year with our Level 2 class Tears of a Clown and our Level 3 class Bim Bam Bom, taught by Zach Steel and David Bridel.
  • Stay tuned for more updates and new Virginia Scott and Bob Beuth classes to be announced soon!

The Clown School is your place to break the rules; to find out just how crazy your creativity can be. Come and join us; you won’t regret it.

Isabella Fratellini

Administrator, The Clown School

 

THE CLOWN SCHOOL IN BRAZIL 2015

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Zach Steel as Abraham

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Zach teaches a workshop at the Latin American Film Institute

The Clown School and partner organization Four Clowns has completed its latest residency at the Stanislavsky Institute/Latin American Film Institute and the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture (MuBE). A series of workshops led by David Bridel and Zach Steel, attended by the public and students from the Institute, have been very successful, and the collaborative Four Clowns/Latin American Film Institute production of Abraham & Isaac is the third installment of the company’s Old Testament cycle. Thanks to LA’s Department of Cultural Affairs and all our friends in Brazil!

PUPPET-MAKING WITH BOB BEUTH

The Clown School is proud to announce a new Puppet-Making class, led by master mask-and-puppet maestro Bob Beuth, running April 19 to May 17, 2015.

Bob studied with Julie Taymor in New York and Mirek Tretjnar in Prague, and has created numerous puppet and mask designs for the theater and private commissions. In 2014 he built the marvelous puppets for Four Clowns’ production of Noah at the Annenberg Beach House.

Spaces in Bob’s class are very limited. Book now to avoid disappointment!Puppet Making copy