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Clown Workshop

22 July @ 9h00 - 25 July @ 16h00

4-day Clown workshop with David Melendy from Compagnie Les Diptik

July 22nd-25th 2024, 9:00 – 12:00, 13:00-16:00.

During these 4 days, we will exploring the style of theatrical clown practiced by duo Les Diptik, and techniques and methods they use when starting to create new material.

The work will be focused on the exploration the a “state of clown”, and centered around exercises, improvisation, and play. The work is very centered around the body and movement. We will play with creating characters and clowns, being someone new and being yourself. You are encouraged to come ready to become many different “clowns”, working on specifc numbers or “clowns/characters” is not the goal of this workshop.

Working language will depend on the composition of the group, participants should be comfortable with either English, French, German or Italian, or be comfortable not understanding the working language.

This workshop is for adults.
Participants do not need to have any prior experience working with clown, however a minimum of performing experience is requested (theater, dance, circus, other…)

Labo Théâtre
Maison des Artistes
Rue Jean-Prouvé 6
1762 Givisiez (less than 10 min from Fribourg train station by public transport)

This workshop is “choose your own price”. We encourage you to choose an amount that corresponds with both your financial situation and the value that these 4 days hold for you. Our goal is to make this workshop accessible to everyone.
If you need more information, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

Please write to info-at-lesdiptik.com, with a breif description of your experience / interest.
It is required to sign up in advance to reserve your spot. Participation is not guaranteed.
Maximum 12 participants, minimum 7.

All questions are welcome, don’t hesitate to send an email to info-at-lesdiptik.com

cover and right: © Jean Paul Guinnard
left : © Konstantin Demeter

Need more information about the price?

This workshop is “choose your own price”. That means that you can choose to pay CHF4.50, you can choose to pay 4’500.-, or you can choose something else, and it will be accepted.

Here is some supplementary information about the organisation of the workshop:

  • The total hours I spend for preparation, administration, organization, and teaching are equivilant to about 6 days of full time work.
  • I do not have children or other dependents
  • There will be between 7-12 participants in the workshop
  • I have over 10 years of professional experience performing and teaching
  • Using the LaboTheatre will not cost me extra rental fees, as my  company Les Diptik are members of the association, I can use the space for free.

If you are feeling lost, here are some thoughts you could take into consideration:

  • How much you earn at your job for the same amount of time
  • How much your uncle earns at his job for the same amount of time
  • What you paid for the last workshop you took
  • For a person of my profile, many institutions as well as the professional performing arts syndicates in Switzerland suggest a weekly salary of CHF 1’600 – 2’000.-


22 July @ 9h00
25 July @ 16h00


Labo Théatre
Rue Jean Prouvé 6
Givisiez, FR 1762 Switzerland
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Les Diptik
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