Xavier Neszvecsko

LA NAB (MTL) — Clownish laboratory

Mar. 25 to 29, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
$105 full week
$25 drop-ins, Mon. only (unless full)
Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher
Capacity: 16 people, priority for full week attendance

Games, notions and guided improvisations. We will learn how to craft remarkable moments. To enter into the unbridled poetry of the human body. And to fall.

The torrential power of abstraction, the impact of images, pleasure, wildness and philosophical silences are all on the menu. Because, yes, the clown holds the power to adventure into living poetry. Life without limits. The specific approach of the artist is an amalgam of the clown (the theater tradition) and living poetry. Here, the clown does not seek to be a laugh-machine at all costs, but rather a being producing slow-ness, gusts and metaphors. Emotion is always front and center, queen of the stage.

Clowns of all experience levels are welcome!

La nab (or Annab) has the avidity of a gold miner. Born in Sutton, she has lived in Montpellier (France), La Paz (Bolivia) and Val-David (Laurentians). She wrote her master’s thesis on the pleasure of creation (Literary studies, Université du Québec à Montréal, january 2018). Holed-up today in Montreal, she searches for more terrestrial formulas to continue to write and live like a Pierrot. La nab expresses an outrageous sensibility towards fiction. A self-described lunatic, she hails from the planet poetry, and her discovery of the art of clown arts were a complete accident. A majestic happy accident. La nab has led workshops on the clown arts at Caserne 18-30 in Montreal, at LézArts Loco in Val-David, and at L’Envolée, a day-center for mental health in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts. She trained with Dominique Malacort (Bas Saint-Laurent), Juliette Jamois (Toulouse) and Olivier-Hugues Terreault (Montreal). In march 2019, she will have the pleasure of leading a clown workshop centered on living poetry at Studio 303! Artist portfolio


All workshops are for professional performing artists. Some require advanced dance training.

Registration – Please contact (514) 393-3771 or at info@studio303.ca. A non-refundable deposit of $20 is required to reserve your spot.

Payments – By check, cash, Paypal or credit card on the phone or in person ($1 to $2 fee)

Reimbursement policy– No reimbursement possible without a good reason (ex: sickness or injury).

*Emploi-Québec – With the support of Emploi-Québec. In order to get this rate, participants must be Canadian citizens or permanent resident and live in Québec. Full-time students and social assistance beneficiaries are not eligible to this rate. In case of inadmissibility, you can refer to the non-eligible rate, contact us for questions.

Studio’s accessibility – Consult this page for detailed information.