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    Winter Workshops are dropping!!

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    Bouffon: Play Fuels the Fire

    Has your satirical eye been firing off lately?


    ALMOST FULL! Only 2 places left!


    Bouffon is a style of physical comedy that is rooted in satire, parody, grotesque and tragedy. It is created through wild ensemble play, a style of group improvisation called flocking.


    Bouffon is a style of theatre that requires larger than life play. It is driven by the madness and absurdity of embodied child-like play. Characters, situations and themes become physically saturated and amplified. The writing of Bouffon typically moves towards the big, complex themes of humanity and injustices. The Bouffons love the shadows of society. They love hypocrisy. We must train the actors' sight to have a sharp eagle eye to SEE-IT-ALL. Then we must train the actor's body to be able to BECOME-IT-ALL. Bouffon is a style that fully embraces the art of shape-shifting.


    We will ground ourselves in movement complicity through the technique of flocking. Then we will practice how to make theatrical moments bigger through the technique of amplification. The students will get the opportunity to choose themes to feed to the Bouffons. We will look at what to do when we improvise great work and then want to turn it into something repeatable and performable.

    This workshop will be a great refresher course for previous Bouffoners and will also work as an introduction to the form for people who have not encountered it before.


    Come and dance the wild dance of the Bouffons.


    This Bouffon course is a pedagogic process devised and refined by Giovanni Fusetti. Giovanni has been my main teacher since 2017. As a performer I have studied many theatrical styles under his tutelage. As a teacher, I am one of three Australians to have completed ‘An Advanced Training in the Pedagogy of Movement Theatre’ with him in 2019. Alongside Giovanni my practice has been concretized in the Lecoq lineage of mask, mime and movement theatre.



    July 15th - 19th


    9.30am - 5.00pm each day

    1.00pm - 5.00pm (on Fri 19th)


    Early Bird (Payment due by Jun 15th): $600.00

    Full Price (If paid after Jun 15th): $750.00

    Mob tix: $500.00

    A non-refundable deposit of $200.00 is required upon acceptance into the course.

    Payment plans are available.


    Minimum participants: 9

    Maximum participants:12

    Minimum number of participants must be enrolled by July 1st for the workshop to go ahead.



    Coburg Uniting Church



    Please apply for this course by emailing Kimberley Twiner a letter of motivation. In the letter of motivation please outline what draws you to this work, your experience with physical theatre and performing and any other key motivating desires, hopes or fears. Email your application to ktwiner@gmail.com.


    As some of you may know I am interested in running a longer term Bouffon creation project. Training in this 5 day module is compulsory to engaging in any longer term Bouffon project I may offer. Stay tuned for more info.

    One Day Workshops

    Fixed Point: The Magic of Stillness

    Thurs 11th July, 9.30am - 4.30pm

    If you have not stopped then you have not started. A day of exploring and practicing the technique of articulated stillness.

    More info and booking link here.


    There is no application process for these one day workshops you just book and you're in, all workshops require a minimum of 8 participants in order to go ahead.


    All queries can be directed to ktwiner@gmail.com or 0468664466.

  • Past Workshops

    Summer 2023/24

    Australia Dell'Arte (2 weeks) - by Giovanni Fusetti

    Clowns Life (2 weeks) - by Giovanni Fusetti

    Winter 2023

    Melodrama: More is More (3 days) - by Kimberley Twiner

    Character: An Embodied Way In (3 days) - by Kimberley Twiner

    Physical Theatre Conditioning: Invigorating the Poetic Body - by Kimberley Twiner

    Mimodynamique Training: Animal Drives - by Kimberley Twiner

    Autumn 2023

    Physical Theatre Conditioning: Invigorating the Poetic Body - by Kimberley Twiner

    Mimodynamique Training: Animal Drives - by Kimberley Twiner

    Summer 2023

    Mimodynamique of The Colours - by Kimberley Twiner

    Bouffon (5 Days) - by Kimberley Twiner

    Summer 2022

    The 20 Movements - by Giovanni Fusetti

    The Red Nose Journey - by Giovanni Fusetti

    The Neutral Mask in Nature - by Giovanni Fusetti

    The Spirit of Commedia dell'Arte - by Giovanni Fusetti

    Winter 2021

    Abbotsford Convent Pivot Residency Project - by Kimberley Twiner

    Autumn 2021

    Bouffon 2 Day Workshop - by Kimberley Twiner

    Clown Play 2 Day Workshop - by Kimberley Twiner

    Flock Fit in the Park Series - by Kimberley Twiner

    Winter 2020

    Outdoor Physical Theatre Conditioning Series - by Kimberley Twiner

    Summer 2020

    From the Neutral Mask to Red Nose - by Giovanni Fusetti

    The Pedagogy of Bouffon - by Giovanni Fusetti

    Bouffon and the Ecstasy of Mocking - by Giovanni Fusetti

    Spring 2020

    Drag 101: Performing Skills - by Kimberley Twiner

    Character Charge Up - by Kimberley Twiner

  • Creative Food

    Resources for the eyes and ears that capture something about the incapturable.


    Copeau: Texts on Theatre by Jacques Copeau

    The Archetypal Artist by Mary Antonia Wood

    A History of the Dance by Curt Sachs

    Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord

    The Dance Cure by Dr Peter Lovatt

    Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy by Barbara Ehrenreich

    The Poetic Body (also known as The Moving Body) by Jacques Lecoq

    Women Who Run With The Wolves by Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes

    The Empty Space by Peter Brook

    Why Is That So Funny? by John Wright

    True and False by David Mamet

    Every Little Movement by Ted Shawn


    Myths of the Family by James Hillman

    The Creative Fire by Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes

    The Politics of Feeling by James Hillman

    Pagan Psychology by James Hillman

    Pink Madness by James Hillman

  • The Blog

    Thoughts, musings and ruminations.

    As promised here is the article.   HERE  
    The movement doesn’t mean something, it is something. Mimodynamique training is a type of theatre training that is grounded in one key principle: observe the world then imitate it. It is a pillar of the Lecoq pedagogy of Mask, Mime and Movement Theatre and can create a really liberating state...
    I dare you to make your theatre work radically theatrical. I dare you to return to the roots of this dance. I dare you to stop looking for new ideas. I dare you to play fiercely with old ideas. I dare you to imitate your themes. I dare you to use your body first. I dare you to study...
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