I present you the workshops I can teach. I only run the workshops that I'm sure I do properly.

   The space we need must be a non-smoking place where we can stay in private, big enough for all the participants to be able to walk inside.

   Spectators or video recordings aren't allowed. I want the participants to feel comfortable and safe. Pictures are welcome only if the participants agree.

   Everyone must bring a red nose with an elastic string. There are many ways to DIY (do it yourself) and several places to buy one. Painting your noses red would not be a good system because you couldn't take off your mask.

Clown workshop in Tirana School of Theatre, Albania.

   The maximum time for a session is 4 hours with a break. If we have two sessions in one day, I want to have a break of at least two hours in the middle. The intensive workshop is really exhausting for me because I have to run the course, speak a lot, watch all the students at the same time, open my eyes and ears to know what they are doing well and wrong, know what they are thinking, analyse their facial expression and body positions,... I love it!

    If someone can’t speak the language I'm using, I can’t accept that someone translates all my words in the intensive workshops because it could be really boring. This person should have to stay close to a friend who will translate it to him. If most of the people can't, we must work together to translate all that I want to say and print it. Then I will let you know which part you should read in each moment and you will translate me during the improvisation sessions.

Introduction to clowning.
   I like a lot this workshop and I enjoy running it. I worked hard for two years to design and test it. It works very well and the feedback is always very positive.

   This is a very intense workshop and we won't waste any minute. In 8 hours, I can teach you the basic theory and techniques of clown theatre (that you can find on the section Classroom) playing games. I mix theory with games. There are around 30 games and we will play a lot with the red noses (our clowns).

   Each session has 3 parts: warm up, clown exercises and clown improvisation. All games will prepare the participants for the next games in the way that they will learn eastly and feel like a warm family. One of my objectives is that you feel good. Don't be afraid because you will not feel stupid.

   This workshop isn't only suitable for beginners. It's also interesting for actors and clowns with experience. If you study acting or you learn clown by yourself this workshop is perfect for you.

Invensive clown workshop in Beograd, Serbia.

   In several theatre schools, students learn clown in the last year. That is wrong in my opinion. Clown is about being natural and spontaneous, but experienced actors are all the time looking for ideas before and during the improvisation. My work in these cases is to break their preconceived ideas once and again until their brains are empty.

   Objectives:
  • To assimilate all clown philosophies by playing games.
  • Techniques to learn:
    • Putting on the red nose.
    • A sequence to put on the red nose.
    • Pointing with the red nose.
    • Personal walking style.
    • To open your eyes and ears.
    • Asking for permission to enter.
    • Focus.
    • Transmit with the eyes.
    • Emotions.

   Specifications:
  • Required experience: No
  • Length: Between 8 and 12 hours in two consecutive days.
  • Participants: Between 12 and 24 clowns.
  • Aimed at: Adults with or without clown experience.
  • Language: English, French or Spanish (no translators).

   Here I share the games: Games and exercises.

Short sessions for children.
   The method to teach children is different than the one to teach adults. They don't need to learn all the techniques details because they will learn playing.

   The objective of this workshop is to teach them human values through games and to try they grow up without the useless fears that society instills in us. They will play games to work with the five emotions and funny psychomotor games to get used to work with both sides of the brain at the same time.

   Specifications:
  • Required experience: Kids are the most experienced clowns. :o)
  • Length: 30 minutes maximun each session.
  • Participants: Between 10 and 20 little clowns and at least one adult responsible of the group.
  • Aimed at: 7-14 years old.
  • Language: English, French, Spanish or an adult or a kid could translate.
Clown workshop for kids in Bratislava, Slovakia. © Cirkus-Kus

For children.
   This workshop is for kids really interested in clown.

   The objective of this workshop is to teach them human values through games and to try they grow up without the useless fears that society instills in us. They will learn the clown techniques.

   Specifications:
  • Required experience: Kids are the most experienced clowns. :o)
  • Length: 90' or 120' minutes each session. At least 2 sessions.
  • Participants: Between 10 and 16.
  • Aimed at: 7-14 years old.
  • Language: English, French, Spanish or an adult or a kid could translate.
Clown workshop for kids in Bratislava, Slovakia. © Cirkus-Kus

Clown dancing.
   I'm working to define this specific workshop to teach rhythm and clown dancing. It's super funny! We will play a lot of games to move all the parts of our bodies, to improve the rhythm and do dance a lot. The emotions will be present all the time.

   We don't care how we dance when we are alone because nobody is watching us. We can do what we want and without feeling stupid. If you do... you understand now, how powerful is the social pressure, such is the case that you feel bad with yourself even being alone? This is the point of this workshop. We will break the rules and we will dance, however we like!

   Specifications:
  • Required experience: Participants must have done the 'Introduction to clowning' workshop with me or have clown experience.
  • Length: Not defined yet.
  • Participants: Between 10 and 30 clowns.
  • Aimed at: Adults and teenagers.
  • Language: English, French or Spanish (no translators).
  • Stuff: Sound system, computer and video projector.
Clown workshop in Imbersago, Italy.