SPECIALTY Classes

 

our specialty classes are unique in style, frequency and length. if you are looking for something a little different from our core classes, or in addition to them, you are in the right place!

many of these classes are OPEN TO beginners, INTERMEDIATE and advanced students. They can be taken solo, and all are permitted to repeat them endlessly. No two classes are alike!

 
 
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LOS ANGELES: PURE POETRY

Class Type Intensive
Dates Wednesday July 24 thru Saturday July 27, 2019
Times 1-6pm
Location Live Arts LA, Eagle Rock
Instructor David Bridel
Cost $399 plus a $15 materials fee (discounts for previous Clown School participants)

This integrated intensive combines David’s pure clown training with his approach to the Poetry of the Clown. First, make a glorious mess in front of the audience; next, turn that mess into clown magic with beautiful music, mad props, and wild dreams that come alive. Clowns will start earthbound but end up flying!

Ages 18 and older.

Prerequisite: None. All experience levels welcome!

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JESTER: return of the jester (LOS ANGELES)

Class Type Intensive
Dates Thursday, January 2nd thru Sunday, Jan 5th, 2020
Times 1-6pm
Location Live Arts LA, Eagle Rock
Instructor David Bridel
Cost $399 plus a $15 materials fee (discounts for previous Clown School participants)

The Jester opens up new ways of looking at the world. Through mockery, absurdity, irony, satire, and a frenzied delight in the foibles of human nature, the Jester cuts through centuries of dogma to reveal the truth and to turn convention on its head. Finding your Jester means exploring your potential for a kind of comedic spiritual awakening. For new and returning students - don’t miss this rare opportunity to tap into an ancient wisdom expressed in deliciously contemporary ways.

Ages 18 and older.

Prerequisite: None. All experience levels welcome!

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MASK: Archetype and Character (LOS ANGELES)

Class Type Intensive
Dates JUNE 2020
Times TBD
Location Live Arts LA, Eagle Rock
Instructor David Bridel
Cost TBD

For the first time, The Clown School offers a training in the limitless mystery of the archetypes, using specially created, hand-crafted Balinese masks, rich in power and poetry. Surrender to the ecstatic energy of the mask and learn how archetypes can change your understanding of yourself, and the way that you create and inhabit dramatic characters. Designed for clowns, actors, writers, and all who have an interest in self-discovery. Courage is necessary, but no previous experience required.

Ages 18 and older.

Prerequisite: None. All experience levels welcome!

 
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MASK: Commedia dell’Arte (LOS ANGELES)

Class Type Intensive
Dates JULY 2020
Times TBD
Location Live Arts LA, Eagle Rock
Instructor David Bridel
Cost TBD

Transform yourself through the famous characters of “the Italian Comedy” - Arlecchino, Pantalone, Columbina, and more - as you dive into a world of trickery, fantasy, and obsession that strengthens your physical expression and your improvisational skills. Once you learn to think like the masks of the commedia, you’ll never be the same again! One of the most rigorous, challenging, and spectacular trainings any actor or clown can experience. For new and returning clowns, actors, and performers alike.

Ages 18 and older.

Prerequisite: None. All experience levels welcome!