Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Nouveau Clown Institute: 2011 Sessions

N.C.I. Clown Master Classes
and Comic Formulas
2011 Sessions

The Nouveau Clown Institute, would like to thank all the Master Artist who joined the faculty, the talented professional actors in training who have participate during our first year plus the numerous friends and patrons of the N.C.I. who have paid us a visit at the weekly “CABARET CABRON” productions. Happy Birthday to all of you from the global nouveau clown family and the N.C.I. is your home, your institute, your school and research   centre. We wishes to announce the 2011 winter and spring master classes sessions for professional actors who wish to continue their training.  The 2 master class sessions are scheduled as follows:

January 30th - February 27th, 2011
 (registration closes 18th  January 2011)
 (Enrolment: Sunday 30th January, 16:00 at the Nouveau Clown Institute)

April 24th - May 22nd, 2011

Each session is conducted by a team of 15 international master instructors. The team will be changed for each of the 1 month sessions to insure every class is completely unique in content, instruction and information.
Classes will be held 5 days each week from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday, totalling 120 hours. On Saturdays actors in training will be in the media rooms to attend special viewing assignments of films and videos. In addition, each participant of the Master Class will receive a one on one session with a master teacher.  At the end of each week, both Saturday and Sunday evenings, there will be performances presented by the actors in training, faculty and invited guest artists (Cabaret Carbon). These performances will be open to the general public.

The tuition fee for each one month session is 1,500 €.  For those artists who wish to attend two of the N.C.I. Master Class sessions there is a special reduction for tuition.

The February 2011 master class instructors confirmed at the moment are as follows:
Jango Edwards, Andrey Jigalov, Grada Peskens, Greg & Karen De Santo, Steve Smith, Lucas Trapaza, Virginia Imaz, Michael Swatosch, Laura Herts, Claudio Fois, Tom Greder and David Berga.

Instructors for the April/May 2011 master class sessions confirmed at the moment are as follows: Avner the Excentric, Peter Echo, Roberto Olivan, John Towson, Jef Johnson, Amy G, Hilary Chaplin, Johnny Melville and Ruby Boukabou. The additional faculty members for the April/May 2011 session will be announced in the near future.

If you are interested in attending one or more of the Nouveau Clown institutes “Clown Master Class and Comic Formulas” 2011 series then visit our web site at Here you will find information and the official form to apply for acceptance to the N.C.I. Once you have submitted your application the N.C.I. review board will consider your application and inform you of their decision.  Your acceptance does not secure your place at the selected master class session you have requested until you have paid a minimal 50% of the tuition fee (750 €) in advance to the N.C.I.

We suggest you do a little research about the artists who will be your instructors during the sessions you have chosen, so you have a basic knowledge of their approach to the clown art.
Those of you who have clown or comedy routines, stage acts or numbers that you would like to perform in the weekly  “Cabaret Cabron”  productions please bring those items required to present your act including music, props and costumes.  A maximum of no more than 3 acts from your repertory is advised.  We also recommend that you bring any audio/ video material of your work which can be viewed by us to assist us in directing you.

In addition to the in class sessions you will receive selected data based materials. It is a mandatory request that you bring with you a pen drive or memory stick in which this data can be stored.   This information will be a useful reference in the future once you have successfully completed the master class and graduated from “The Nouveau Clown Institute”...that is if you graduate!!!

Finally and most important of all it is the wish of the N.C.I. staff to make your visit as creative, productive and inspiring as possible.  To achieve this we remind you that the “Nouveau Clown Institute” is an educational institution of the highest standards and, if you come with open mind and heart then we will open the door for you to a new future.

N.C.I. is a school for professional clowns to learn, teach and exchange among each other;  a school where new actors have the opportunity for direct contact with master instructors and a daily exposure to assorted technique, production skills and an understanding of the essential comic formulas and styles that make the clown art function globally in all environments. This school belongs to all members of the Nouveau Clown community.  N.C.I. functions as a launching pad for actors to become familiar with the variety of clown artists and schools that specialize in comedy and the art of clown.

If you need additional help of have specific questions please contact us by:
Email at:
Telephone: 00 34 607187854

To view the facilities of the "Nouveau Clown Institute" located in the Roca Umbert Fabrica de les Arts in Granollers, Catalunya, Spain 


We also recommend that you join the Facebook group Nouveau Clown Institute and join and check the group N.C.I. -Second Class- March 2010, created by the participants in March 2010 Master Class, where you can find their comments, pictures and videos.

On behalf of the N.C.I.
Sincerely yours,
Grada Peskens, Johnny Melville and Jango Edwards

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