THE PROGRAM : Each day is composed of three sectors: Movement: Body Awareness, Movement Analysis, Voice, Rhythm, Acrobatic Movement, Movement Sequencing. Actor Play: silent or spoken improvisation, interpretation, creation of scenes on imposed themes related to the program. Creation of scenes on an imposed theme related to the lessons

1st Year:

Module A

From Neutral Mask to Play

  • Movement
  • Improvisation, interpretation
  • Themes of action
  • Journey of the Mask through his natural environment
  • Identification to the elements
  • Transfer, Play (improvisation and interpretation)
  • Creation and presentation of weekly scenes
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Module B
Characters – Melodrama

  • Movement
  • Preparation for Style
  • Identification to the animals
  • Transfer
  • Construction of the characters
  • Dynamics of states and passions
  • Melodramatic Situations and Scenes
  • Creation and presentation of weekly scenes

Module C
Performing with Masks

  • Movement
  • Approach to music
  • Expressive Masks
  • Larval Masks
  • Architecture and manipulation
  • Mask shape and body
  • Treatment of themes
  • Creation and presentation of weekly scenes
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2nd Year:

Module D :

The Language of the gesture:

  • White Pantomime
  • Attitude, the articulation of the gesture
  • Comics, Mimetic Strips
  • Cinema: shots, cutting, zooming,…
  • Silent Cinema
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Module E :

The Tragedy – The Buffoons

  • The dynamics of verbs
  • The World of Poets
  • Formation and Dynamics of the Greek Choir
  • Interpretation of tragedy texts
  • Body and Shapes of the Buffoons
  • The society of the Buffoons : rhythm and ritual
  • Themes, solo scenes, duos and groups
  • Cabaret Bouffonesque

Module F:

Commedia dell’Arte – Clowns

  • Preparations for style
  • Attitudes, Steps of the Commedia Characters
  • Wearing a half mask
  • Voice of the Mask
  • Harlequin’s steps
  • Lazzis
  • Solo, Duo and ensemble of valets
  • Themes and canvas
  • The August
  • The duet (August and white clown)
  • Circus Clown and Theatre Clown
  • Different styles of comedy (situational, burlesque, absurd, …)
  • Elaboration of clown acts
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Free Course :

Module A elementary and compulsory :

  • From Neutral Mask to Play

Choice of modules :

  • All 1st and 2nd year modules

Practical information:

Courses will take place every day, from Monday to Friday:

  • 1st year: from 10 to 13h: lessons and from 14 to 17h : rehearsals.
  • 2nd year: from 10 to 13h: rehearsals and from 14 to 17h : lessons
  • Free course: depending on the module chosen (refer to the plan above)

Scene presentations will take place on Friday.

Course fees: 1500 euros for each module.

Dates of the modules: season 2021/2022

  • A : from 04 October to 26 November 2021
  • B : from 17 January to 11 March 2022
  • C – F: from 02 May to 24 June 2022