Summer Courses

These courses are for visitors, anyone welcome except boring people.

How do you know whether you are boring or not? Ask your family, ”Daddy, mammy, brother or sister, am I boring?” If they answer, ”No, but you could be a bit more funny” its means you are really boring. Then don’t come, stay in your boring way. 

Theatre is serious game as children play. ”Le Jeu” means ”Game”. It is a very important basic lesson of Philippe Gaulier’s teaching. No game, No theatre.

These short courses are especially made for people who don’t have enough time to be in the year long programme. Students who are in the year long programme cannot apply to this course.

They are open to anyone who wants to work in theatre professionally.

People who are 19 years or older.

There are no auditions or interviews. First come, first served. 

 Every day students begin the class with lessons from Le Jeu. It will help you to enter into the subject, no doubt.

 Finding one’s own clown,  in other words a unique idiotic character. The way in which the clown plays is very special.  He uses not only his normal virtuosity as an actor,  but also the frequent appearance of a playmate : the flop . In my school,  we call him Mr. Flop,  because we treat him with a lot of respect.  It is funny that playing with Mr. Flop happens at the end of, and after, many many other flops that weren’t at all deliberate,  that weren’t playmates, then Mr. Flop says to the clown : Salvage what you can. So the clown lets the audience see the great delight of a child who wants to stay on the stage,  and who lets out a very special yell.  We carry on loving him.  He has saved the show.  

The Bouffon is a crippled out cast, a lame person,  a legless or one-armed cripple,  a dwarf,  a midget,  a whore, a homosexual,  a witch,  a heretical priest,  a madman.  He has not been chosen by the gods.  He has been chased into the swamps and ghettos by the children of god in fact,  who have seized the opportunity to announce that in view of the bouffon’s physical and moral ugliness,  the father could not be a great artist of international fame.  So his father was the opposite of God,  his father was the devil

Lucifer. The Bouffon was elected son of the devil and he was happy about this.  He was happy to be the son of the first Tempter and of the first women seduced: Eve.

In the Bouffon workshop we learn to be a big person who enjoys being Small, with a special additional pleasure enjoyed by those people: blasphemy .

 It is funny that playing with Mr. Flop happens after many many other flops that weren’t at all deliberate, that weren’t playmates. Then, Mr. Flop says to the clown: salvage what you can. So the clown lets the audience see the great delight of a child who wants to stay on the stage, and who lets out a very special yell. We carry on loving him. He has saved the show. Clown is coming from kingdom of bad students. Everything goes wrong with them, catastrophe ! But they have a dream as a great artist . We will discover poetly of ideot in this workshop.