Xavier Neszvecsko

ONLINE: LA NAB (MTL) — Bend before you act – Clowning Workshop

June 1-5, 2020– 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
$30 for the week, must be eligible for the *Emploi-Québec support
Open to artists of all disciplines / In French
Capacity: 12 people

Given the current circumstances, we’ve decided to move this workshop online! Let’s connect in a new way, and continue supporting each other from afar.

Please plan to have clothing that allows for movement, a water bottle, as much clear space as possible (Whether a bedroom or kitchen, it will all be a part of the experience!), a steady internet connection. 

What can we do with all the emotion we have? How to value the full range of emotions, without categorizing as positive/negative, stimulation/brake, accepted/repressed? This course offers itself as an opportunity to re-enchant, invigorating delirium. Let us give ourselves the right to have 3 years of mental age, or 13, or 160. Let our faults blossom, our preliminary states, our overflow. Let us give ourselves the right to be stupid, to be ridiculous, naive to wish, if not noisy and shaky. To bend is a work of art.

La Nab‘s pedagogy is anchored in a festive and warm spirit. She perceives clowning art as a garden from which to draw joy and embrace excess. Her approach prioritizes: the poetic dimension, the troubadour desire and the revived childhood. Inspirations: Lior Shoov (ex-clowne turned woman-orchestra-fragile), Gardi Hutter (Swiss clowne), Sol (the soliloque), Zouc (woman-theatrical phenomenon). She is also very interested in the work of Jacques Lecoq and Marc Doré.

Here is how to participate in this workshop:

You will receive an email with the link and password to connect to the video conference following the reception of points 1, 2 and 3. 

1. Registration through Zoom by clicking here ** Registration is closed **

Registration ends Friday at noon

2. Emploi-Québec form to be completed:

You will receive an e-mail to complete the Emploi-Québec form. You must be eligible. Please note, this e-mail may be in your SPAM folder. It is sent from the address @formationartsetculture.ca

Who can benefit from the subsidized rate by Emploi-Québec?
– Artists or cultural professionals, Canadian citizens or permanent residents living in Montreal
– Foreign workers with a temporary work permit living in Montreal living in Montreal
– Employment Insurance or social assistance recipients are welcome (please notify your agent at Service Canada or MTESS)
– Part-time students living in Montreal

3. Payment before Friday, May 29th by interac e-transfer, after completing step #2:

  • – To: info@studio303.ca
  • – Security Question: Registration
  • – Answer: online303
  • – Please note the name of the teacher as a description.

 ** Please note: the above price includes access for all 5 days. You may participate fewer days, but no drop-in rate is available.**

Liability: By participating in this online offering, you acknowledge that there are inherent risks of physical exertion to any workshop activity, and agree to hold harmless Studio 303 and its employees and contractors from any and all liability for personal injury, however caused, arising from your participation. You freely accept and assume all such risks from participation in any workshop or event with Studio 303. Please note that RQD members usually covered by CNESST during workshops are NOT covered during online workshops. Thank you for your understanding!

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

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