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: IMPROVISATION AND THE ITALIAN COMEDY

Class Type Intensive
Dates Wednesday June 19 thru Saturday June 22, 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)

Take a plunge into the commedia dell’arte, or Italian comedy, an amazing world of masks, obsessions, and human comedy. While commedia is often thought to be a narrow theatrical discipline, with strict demands on how to play the stock characters, this class will open up a different, vital aspect of the form - its extraordinary opportunities for improvisation and the lessons it can teach us about action, fantasy, and play. It’s a perfect playground for actors, clowns, and improvisors alike.

Ages 18 and older.

Prerequisite: None. All experience levels welcome!

 
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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!