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BOUFFON WORKSHOP
with CARLO JACUCCI

in LONDON

 

Have you ever been able to imitate, mock, parody without being simply annoying? Can you do it with humour, lightness, and beauty? Can you do it while making people laugh and without being vulgar, heavy, militant? This workshop focuses on the art of derision in the world of bouffons. They mock using the grotesque, but never without charm.

WHERE and WHEN

Vittoria Wharf Studio Unit 4, Top Floor,

10 Stour Rd, Bow

London E3 2NT

20,21,22,23 June 2024

10am to 5pm 

BOOKING

Please email to:

edithsagharbor@gmail.com

Regular fee: £350
Early bird fee: £300 (if booked by May 23rd 2024)

Bouffons Workshop in London

On 20 to 23 June 2024 Carlo Jacucci will be in London for this four day intensive Bouffon Workshop, where performers from all disciplines, novices, people with diverse backgrounds will learn how bouffons work to discover their own unique talents, create together and write their shows, with a teacher who has an extensive experience in teaching performers from all over the world.

This is a workshop to learn to play in the shocking and seductive world of Bouffons

Can you mimic, tease, parody without being just heavy? Can you infuse humour, lightness, and beauty into your performance, making people laugh without resorting to vulgarity or heaviness? This workshop is for performers, actors, comedians, musicians, and enthusiasts, refining their sensitivity and humour through dynamic games and exercises.

 

Focused on the art of derision in the realm of Bouffons, participants will master the skill of mockery with a touch of the grotesque, always wrapped in charm. Drawing inspiration from figures like Dario Fo, Joel Grey, and other Bouffons in theatre, film and cabaret, this workshop guides actors in understanding charm and stage presence.

 

We will also explore the Bouffons’ preferred act of mocking the unjust and exposing the antics of the powerful, elected, and elite. Unmasking truths, uncovering lies, and exposing hypocrisies—all while evoking laughter. Bouffons are not merely shocking; they are masters of mirth and levity. We will uncover the humour within Bouffons, understanding their parodic impact through exercises that involve working with constraints—constricting movements, altering appearances, and transforming with costumes to learn the pleasure of being ridiculous.

About Carlo Jacucci

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Carlo Jacucci is the clown of ‘Vitamin The Show’, with which he toured the world with much appreciation from audiences and the press.

 

Carlo runs a range of theatre workshops after having taught internationally in several institutions and worked with many theatre groups, including Dance Base Edinburgh, the Cork School of Music, Dance House Dublin, the International Festival of Contemporary Circus Cirkuliacija in Kaunas Lithuania, International Circus School Fredrikstad Norway, the Théâtre de l'Opprimé of Paris in France, Italy and Burundi, the Volterra Theatre Festival, the Arches Theatre in Glasgow, and at École Philippe Gaulier in Paris since 2011.

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