a masterclass with philippe gaulier

Amadan, in conjunction with The Lyric Creative Learning, is delighted to welcome Master Clown Teacher Philippe Gaulier back to Belfast in March 2020 to teach a 5 day “LE JEU WORKSHOP”!

PHILIPPE GAULIER was a master teacher at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris before starting his own school in 1980. After ten years in Paris, he moved his school to London and finally, in 2002, back to France. The Ecole Philippe Gaulier is an important centre for theatre training for students from around the world. Philippe’s unique approach to actor training has influenced performing artists as diverse as Emma Thompson, London’s Theatre de Complicite and Sacha Cohen’s Borat and Ali G. ‘‘Jeu’’ (Game & Play) is the source of everything; of the pleasure and desire to be an actor. It’s the first thing Gaulier teaches at his school in Paris and is the fundamental principle behind his pedagogy.

VENUE : The Lyric Theatre, Belfast & Other venue in Belfast Area T.B.C

HOURS : 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. with a break for lunch

£450 early bird until 23 December 2019
£500 full price after 23 December 2019


For more information please contact amadanensemble@gmail.com.




ClownLAB is an 8 week training programme to give participants the chance to explore their inner idiot & what it means to be joyful amidst certain disaster.  Clown personifies happiness & optimism, they meet every catastrophe with a smile & are delighted in the face of every flop.  

In ClownLAB we will use games & exercises to discover what is uniquely funny about you.  We will focus on play & being open to the audience & any unforeseen occurrence.   This programme will build your confidence in front of an audience & help you accept confusion & spontaneity with a smile & a game, letting your mind run free into the fantastical.

The 8 week programme will build to a relaxed showing of the clown work at our cabaret Bedlam Bazaar.  (Inclusion in this event is not compulsory.)  ClownLAB is open to all arts practitioners irrespective of their discipline as well as those outside the arts industry. 18+


Future ClownLAB dates to be announced soon!

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