Clown School Founding Director David Bridel, in collaboration with clown aficionado Ezra LeBank, has been commissioned to write a new book – Clowns: Conversations with Modern Masters (publisher: Routledge, UK). The project brings together interviews with 20 of the world’s greatest clowns, including David Shiner, Renee Bazinet, Peter Shub, Aziz Gual, and more. In discussion with David and Ezra, these legends of comedy will reveal the origins, inspiration, and techniques that underpin their remarkable odysseys. Clowns promises to be a unique and definitive study of the art of clowning – straight from the horses mouths.
So many amazing clown opportunities these days in LA. The Clown School, in collaboration with ARTEL, is co-presenting a five day workshop with Aitor Basauri, Spymonkey co-founder and one of the most eagerly sought-after teachers in the field, formerly staff tutor at the Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Paris. Aitor’s workshop is specifically designed for professional performers from the worlds of theater, comedy, circus and dance looking to widen and develop their experience of clown and physical comedy. For more information and a special offer, go here, and enter the code “clownschool”.
Meanwhile our clown friend John Gilkey continues to offer his delicious Idiot Workshop on a regular basis in LA.
There’s still time to catch the incredible Lorenzo Pisoni in his stunning one-man clown show Humor Abuse at the Mark Taper Forum.
And we are priming for our next class at The Clown School: our January Intensive.
Come and study our beautiful art!
Administrator, The Clown School
Taught by David Bridel,The Lights and the Elephants – a Level 2 Clown class – takes participants on a magical journey towards the clown archetypes of the White Clown and the Auguste. Expect more mayhem as you are stretched to the limit to find your personal clown. Level 2 Clown classes enrich and develop the experience of clowning for all participants, and offer performers of all stripes a chance to explore elements of their creative abilities that most other classes leave untouched! They are open to all previous Clown School participants, and others with equivalent experience (such as Philippe Gaulier’s recent masterclass, of course!). Come and join us!
“His classes really are life-changing and it was one of the most powerful experiences I’ve ever had.”
And book now for Sublimity, starring David Bridel. Two performances only in Los Angeles, September 22 and 29, and tickets are moving. Go here to book your seats for this “unique and magical experience.” Sublimity will also be featured at the United Solo Festival in New York in October.
The great clown teacher Philippe Gaulier is in Los Angeles, thanks to Fixt Point and The Clown School. Philippe’s masterclass runs through September 6th, and there is an open class on the 6th, between 2-4pm, at The Rosenthal Theatre @ Inner City Arts. Come and see the maestro at work! Tickets are $20.