“The search for the true Clown”
Pierre Byland Stage 2009
proposes a summer workshop with
Pierre Byland
assisted by

Mareike Schnitker
Musical Collaboration by
Oliviero Giovannoni: “The Music of the Actor”
CAVIGLIANO (Switzerland) August 1st- 13th 2016

This workshop is offered to theatre, dance and circus professionals who wish to complete their training, conduct some personal research and have a new experience, as well as to all people who are strongly motivated by work on the Clown.

Dates: Monday, August 1st to Saturday, August 13th, 2016
12 days, 6 hours per day
Hours: 10am - 1pm technique / music
3pm - 6pm improvisation, writing
Participants: age minimum of 20 years old
Location: Scuola elementare di Cavigliano, 6654 Cavigliano, Ticino - Switzerland
Price: 1'000€ (*reductions are available for groups of 2 or more people and for students currently enrolled in a theater or circus school.  Please contact burlesk.center@gmail.com for more information.)
Insurance: everyone is responsible for his/her own insurance

Enrollment: “first come, first serve”. Please send a curriculum and photo along with a down payment of 200€ in cash or check made out to Pierre Byland (EU/Swiss Citizens Only!) to reserve your place. The check will not be deposited and will be returned on the first day of the workshop. The workshop must be paid in full in cash on the first day. In case of annulment, the down payment will not be reimbursed (or the check will be deposited).

Burlesk Center ℅ Byland - Canton Zott 18 - 6654 Cavigliano - CH
tel 0041 (0)79 628 67 34

Pierre Byland Stage 2009
Lodging: responsibility of the participant. Upon request, we can give directions to hotels, hostels, or campsites. We highly recommend the Campsite/Hostel “Riposo” in Losone, easily reachable by bicycle. www.campingriposo.ch

Costumes and Materials: besides training clothes, participants are asked to bring “dress clothes” that are too big or too small, suits and dresses in bad taste, “Sunday clothes”, skirts, jackets, shorts, trousers that are too big or too small, overcoats, hats, caps, berets, purses, backpacks, suitcases, mountain boots, tennis shoes, dress shoes, and other accessories.
Every actor must also bring a musical instrument (even a triangle…) and/or a song.

“...it was Pierre Byland, a student at the school before he returned to teach here, who introduced the famous red nose, the smallest mask in the world, which would help people to expose their naiveté and their fragility.” (Jacques Lecoq, “The Moving Body”, Routledge)