Jean Peysson: Boxeur Bleu: Workshops in Mexico March 8-15, 2008

Jean Peysson is a French clown, writer, and theatre creator who lives in Lyon. Jean has written over 30 plays, numerous songs, two volumes of poetry and is currently working on a trilogy as a novelist. When he works as a clown, he works under the name Lulu.

He is also the founder and director of Boxeur Bleu Theatre, which has performed at a number of international festivals, including Okinawa, Shanghai, and others. They teach clowning, put on shows, and create theatre. Their clown show Fanfine & Lulu has received international acclaim.

Jean will be teaching a class in San Miguel of Allende, Mexico, March 8-15, 2008. The workshop is being held privately, under the auspices of a group of artists who live in San Miguel, two French people Daniel Sirdey and Florence Dengreville, and an LA Director David Hunter. The class will be about clown and also about theatre– creating a clown character, and then using your personal life to create the story of the show. At the end of the workshop there will be a performance

To find out more about the workshop or Boxeur Bleu & Jean Peyyson, visit the websites listed below. All of the websites are only in French, so you might have a problem if you don’t speak French. To the best of my knowledge, the class will be in French, with some English translation available, but the website is not clear on this point.

UPDATE: There are two portions to the workshop– clown & theatre. The clown aspect will be taught in French, English, and Spanish if required. The theatre aspect will be working with French texts in French.

If you are having problems understanding either of the websites, I suggest trying to translate it via this webpage www.babelfish.altavista.com It’s not perfect, but it will get you 80% of what you need to know.

The class costs $450 Canadian dollars, and a deposit must be paid via Paypal. The class is limited to 15 students.

WORKSHOP IN MEXICO WEBSITE: www.ateliertheatre.san-miguel-allende.com

BOXEUR BLEU WEBSITE: http://boxeur.bleu.theatre.free.fr/

You can also email Florence [email protected]if you have any questions.

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