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Samovar School teaches Clowning Arts, from the sketch of a character to the development of dramaturgy. This training is based on the acquisition of techniques. The school’s goal is to train artists, both performers/interpreters and authors/creators who are able to develop their own world.

The curriculum aims to provide students with technical and artistic skills, in terms of rigor, precision and teamwork, respecting their individual character and background. This gives them the basis to develop their own projects.

Pedagogical principles rely on highlighting the personal sensitivity and range of emotions, starting from improvisation work, acting techniques and”clowning tools” (writing and dramaturgy, tumbling,  objects manipulation).

The first three cycles constituting the basis of the training. They aim to tackle playing techniques, from the preparation of the actor or to the writing and construction of numbers: solos, duets and collective forms. A fourth and a fifth cycles, dedicated to creation (cycle 4: duo / trio, cycle 5: solo), aim to support young artists in writing and completing their acts.

Curriculum offered

Vocational training in Clowning Arts, lasting 5 cycles. Each cycle lasts 3 months at a rate of 35 hours per week. The level III title listed in the French National Register of Professional Certifications issued at the end of the 3rd cycle.

Cycles 4 and 5 are intended for young artists with a creation project and are not certified.

Admission

CV + cover letter + recommendation letter.

  • Applications opening: 1st January 2023
  • Applications deadline: 29th May 2023
  • Auditions dates and process:
    • June 19-21, 2023
    • Various exercises to prepare: acting, singing, monologue, music and work sessions with various pedagogical speakers. Individual assessments at the end of the auditions.
  • Learn more : https://lesamovar.net/cycles-de-formation/