Re-Ignite Play in the World...
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Help fund actor/educator Trilby Jeeves to train with a master in Chicago. A little over a week ago she expressed an interest in enhancing her performance training by learning from Philippe Gaulier (one of the last significant bouffon masters). By fate ...
Help fund actor/educator Trilby Jeeves to train with a master in Chicago. A little over a week ago she expressed an interest in enhancing her performance training by learning from Philippe Gaulier (one of the last significant bouffon masters). By fate or coincidence three days later, Fixt Point Theatre called to personally invite her to their “2 week Bouffon Master Workshop with Philippe Gaulier” in Chicago. With the momentum of her own "Buffoonery Workshops" (http://www.buffooneryworkshops.com) expanding, the timing was perfect to participate in a two week session with Monsieur Philippe Gaulier was clear (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RI2h55ue-g&feature=player_embedded). And as one of her students who understands the depth of her work, this opportunity will only strengthen her teachings. Trilby says, "this will take me out of my own comfort zone"- something she encourages her students to do. Here, beyond the “safe zone” we find our gems for life. Flash backward: Trilby was introduced to “Le Bouffon” during her three years studying acting at Le Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique in Quebec City through her teacher/mentor Marc Doré, who studied with Jacques LeCoq (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Lecoq), the creator of le bouffon. Le bouffon is a personage who loves to mock and laugh at society - hence, ourselves. This character became an amazing tool that served all her other performances. Years later, after a back operation and months of physio, Trilby found herself unable to continue her part-time job as a set costumer for film and TV. She returned to le bouffon and designed a workshop that has served, so far, over 700 students in various contexts. Le bouffon also helped her to accept her new physical limitations. Not surprisingly, the buffoonery workshop enables both actors (http://buffooneryworkshops.com/buffoonery-for-actors/) and non-actors (http://buffooneryworkshops.com/priority-to-play/) to embrace their own imperfections, gain confidence and play. It is Trilby's mission to help people truly be themselves by discovering their "inner bouffon". By spreading the word and donating, you are sending Trilby to augment her training and also to provide an opportunity to local people, non profits, and businesses who would not otherwise have the chance to participate in a Buffoonery Workshop. More on this story: http://buffooneryworkshops.com/buffoonery-workshops-and-philippe-gaulier/ And a Buffoonery Flash Mob bringing joy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65EcLeB6JNk
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