Chœur, Clowns et Masques: L’Acteur tragi-comique dans l’univers de Shakespeare.
Directed by Louis Fortier and Sophie Brech
The purpose of this workshop is to explore the universe of clown and mask acting.
Our recent teaching and performing experience in countries such as Bosnia, Canada, Colombia, France, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Iran has revealed the extraordinary power of clowns and masks, especially in their ability to reach people beyond language barriers, as well as cultural, educational, social and political differences.
Masks and clowns encourage us to question the world we live in, in the most daring way, heightening the actors’ capacity to reveal life’s secrets and mysteries, in a continuous effort to reach beauty.
Clowns and masked characters are ultimate storytellers. They’ve seen the beginning of time, have witnessed all wars, and have fallen in love a million times over.
Therefore they are ideal theatrical tools to reveal the truth on both an individual as well as on a social level.
We will confront those extraordinary theatrical beings to the extreme situations, themes and passions imagined by Shakespeare, drawing fundamental links between his work and the reality of the participant’s life.
We can provide workshops for both professional and non-professional actors.