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Le Bouffon 

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Le Bouffon
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Dates

November, 1 to 5, 2021
Schedule : from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
[ 20-hour workshop - 5 blocks of 4 hours of training ]

 

Registration deadline

October 18, 2021

Language

French

Maximum number of participants

15

Cost

Subsidized Rate: 88.50$
Actual Value: 502.75$

In order to be eligible for the subsidized rate, participants must reside in Quebec and either be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident,or hold a work permit (open or closed). In addition, they must have one of the following employment statuses: Self-employed individual or Support for Self-Employment Measure, employee of a non-profit organization or a company whose payroll does not exceed $2,000,000, recipient of Employment Insurance or Social Assistance, recipient of an employment integration measure, or unemployed.

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 Description 

Through this workshop, artists will gain a better understanding of the art of Bouffon, the differences between Bouffon and clowning and its associated vocabulary. Interactive exercises will allow participants to expand their range of circus expressions. Artists will learn about Bouffon’s place in the history of the performing arts and in their artistic choices. Finally, artists will be introduced to a collective creation method and work together to bring a unique Bouffon character to life.

This workshop is intended for circus artists.

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 The trainer 

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An artist and pedagogue with 42 years of experience, Dolorèze Léonard is known for her teaching of bouffon, clowning, and character creation. In 1981, Dolorèze was one of the founding members of Les Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul, the troupe that was to become Cirque du Soleil. During the 1980s, she studied theatre in Paris with Philippe Gaulier and mask work with Guy Freixe. Dolorèze is also known for creating and performing the characters MS Linda and Madame Zazou. For 13 years, she worked at Cirque du Soleil as a clown in residence. She has also directed several shows in Europe and the United States.

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 Workshop outline 


Course #1 
History of the jester, where he comes from, the job of the King's fool, at what period, the popular jesters from yesterday to today, introduction exercises.

Course #2 
Explanation of parody/exercises. Find your "bouffon" opinion. Find your jester, his approach, his spirit.

Course #3
Presentation of your costume and your jester. Make your jester speak. Exercise of the television news, transformation of a news item.

Course #4 
Presentation of your jester, with song. Jester's family, the role of each one. Jester's chorus

Course #5
Laughter/exercise. Criticism/subtlety. The jester and his walk/dance. Group work on a skit chosen by all.

 

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 Reimbursement of travel and accommodation expenses 

The Multiregional component is designed to allow participants from all over Quebec to have access to the continuing education program. Participants who register for the Multiregional component and who live more than 50 km from the training location will be eligible for reimbursement of their travel and accommodation expenses. To be eligible, participants must reside in Quebec and must meet the conditions for the subsidized rate. 

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 Required material 

Appropriate clothing, loose fitting clothes to be comfortable

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 Location 

Théâtre Premier Acte
870 Av. de Salaberry
Québec, QC G1R 2T9

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