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Physical Theatre and Clown, with Justine Arden
14 March 2022 @ 10 h 00 min - 15 March 2022 @ 17 h 00 min
Clown – an introduction to Physical Theatre.
A workshop by Justine Arden
Clown and Coach at Cirque du Soleil Events + Experiences
Artists Director of Breadknives
14/15 March 10h -17h
Registrations at La Caserne office (Monday to Friday 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)
We all know the clown –don’t we? But do we know what clown really is, and how important it can be to anyone who steps on a stage?
Actors, acrobats, dancers, musicians – this workshop could be for you. It’s for anyone who wants to discover the basics of physical theatre, and begin the approach to clown performance.
Clown is an essential part of my performance art. I currently create and perform in clown acts, as well as coaching for Cirque du Soleil events.
I am a co-founder of the performing arts company Breadknives.
I’ll be at La Caserne in March for two intensive days of physical acting from 10am to 17pm!
We work through improvisation. I accompany you through the basic notions of physical theatre inspired by the Lecoq method – physical presence and awareness on stage, space dynamics, neutral masque, bouffons, children, and, finally, let’s bring out your clown!
“The clown lets the actor work and comfortably waits for his turn to emerge.” (Michel Dallaire).
I work through physical theatre technique in order for you to have a large range of repertoire when searching for your clown. This technique will allow you more freedom of movement and play while creating clown work.
See you at La Caserne on the 14th and 15th of March.
A little about me
I’ve been dancing as long as I can remember and as I matured I shifted my focus to physical theatre, where the Lecoq method crept up on me, and I was soon attending the two-year Jacques Lecoq school. I delved into the world of masks, mime, and clowning but I was also introduced to the world of circus. This is where my heart leaped for joy, and soon I was in full training, mainly in aerial silks with Florence De Lahaye.
I currently collaborate with Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, performing as a clown, but I also coach their acrobats in “jeu” during their acrobatic acts.
I co-founded a troupe, Breadknives, together with other clowns, mask performers, acrobats, dancers and musicians. We perform mainly in France and the U.K.