INTERNATIONAL CLOWN SCHOOL

Welcome to BONTS

MENORCA

CENTER OF CREATION

INTERNATIONAL CLOWN SCHOOL

LABORATORY CLOWNS & HUMAN TRAGEDIES

``Adventures in the Art of Clown``

on the magical island of Menorca

Welcome to the great Feast of Failure

``IN FRACASSIBUM EXITUM EST``

BONT´s is a small but professional International Center fully focused and dedicated to the beautiful art of clowning, a place where people from all continents meet, work together, attend classes and develop their own authentic clown and show their work in an atmosphere full of humanity and with a very big heart.

We have discovered a really beautiful site which will be our new working base. An extremely lovely place, surrounded by Nature, with a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere... with many unique places to work. A gift from God!

Bont’s Menorca is now organized as:

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE OF CLOWN CREATION

INTERNATIONAL CLOWN SCHOOL

CLOWN LABOROTORY AND HUMAN TRAGEDIES

THE INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC OF FAILURE

(Social and Cultural Association)

Many people go from course to course, but what we've noticed in all these years of teaching is that all people have a crying wish deep within their soul ... and that wish is that they really want to create! Bont`s offers you a strong, stable platform for this creation process.

Bont’s wants to invite you to be “your own creator” and to give you the tools to make your own creations.

The great challenge of your creation is to go behind the topics and be original, great, authentic and unique…..a genius!

The great challenge to your creativity is...

OUR HISTORY

Bont's International Clown School was founded in 1997 on the island of Ibiza and for 16 years was going great until 2013 where there was an end of cycle, which took Bont's to begin a process of renewal and transformation.

In 2013 Bont's International Clown School became a nomad school and teaching laboratories worldwide clown. During this nomadic year we decided to move the place of the school to Menorca to start a whole new cycle.

This transformation has a great influence in the organization, pedagogy and philosophy.

Bont's Menorca is organized in:

INTERNATIONAL CLOWN SCHOOL

INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF CREATION IN CLOWN

THE INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC OF FAILURE
(Socio-Cultural Association)

This relocation has caused a deep transformation in the pedagogy of BONT'S. Bit by bit we go from the school concept into a center of creation, unique in the world, and this can already be seen in 2015-2016 and 2017 program, where you can check that courses are more focused to create. Many people go from course to course, usually of short duration, but we noticed that there is a great shout from the soul to create and Bont's offers you a solid and strong platform for this creative process.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

To play Clown is not playing a role; it's a way of being.

Discover, develop and make your Clown is a great adventure for both student and teacher.

In Bont's there’s not acrobatics or juggling, or makeup, etc ... it’s really finding the soul of your clown, his innocence, ingenuity, transparency and deep vulnerability to show and share their emotions. We realize much energy work to bring you the essence of the clown and from your own freedom as a human being.

Clown tragedy is included in the fact that succeeds where doesn’t want to succeed, that is, in its failure.

Studies are accessible for people who practice the profession of clown and actors as well as from other styles of theater and other art forms.

In the very special and magical atmosphere of Menorca, between a group of people around the world, you will find the serenity to breathe, assimilate and explore your own Art of the Clown and be your own creator.

STUDIESClown 2020

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INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF CREATION IN THE ART OF CLOWN

STUDIES CLOWN CREATION BLOCK

Stemming from his clown pedagogy and research for over 35 years, Eric de Bont has developed a very simple and effective method that will take you on a journey into the fascinating world of creativity. Join him on a road that will bring you into contact with your own creative source and the power to give expression to all that is within you.

We offer you 4 DIFFERENT CONCEPTS:

1.- CLOWN LABORATORY
2.- CLOWN CREATOR
3.- CLOWN & HUMAN TRAGEDIES
4.- CREATION OF YOUR OWN WORK

HOW DOES IT WORK

HOW DOES IT WORK

YOU will decide how YOU want to create.

For example, from 2016 there will be two creation blocks during the year, both lasting 2months, April-May. The other from October to December.

-You decide when you want to come; you are not dependent on the course dates.

-You decide how much time you want to work, one week, two, one month, two, the whole block... and you could also come with your partner and create together.

-In this way, the group could vary every week.

-When you arrive, we will interview you and we will lay down a personalised path for your own work, guided by your needs and wishes.

-We work in small groups, maximum 12 people.

-Each student will present a concept leading to their own chosen path, Laboratory, Creator, Human Tragedy or Own Work.

-Each time we do a presentation, we will be able to see different concepts that you have been working on.

-If, for example, you come for two weeks or a month, you can experiment and present using all the different concepts.

STRUCTURE

The weekly Creation Block will always have the same structure

Monday to Friday 09.30h-11.00h: Classes

In the mornings we will work on getting going with a dynamic that will lead directly to your creative source; energy classes, movement, massages, imaginary theatre, clown improvisation, dramaturgy, theatrical improvisation, discussions, etc.

 

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 12.30h-15.00h: Presentations

The different concepts from the Creation Blocks

(audiences open to the public)

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12.00h a 15.00h: Private consultation with Eric de Bont

To help you in all aspects of creation, ideas, proposals, dramaturgy, clown thinking....all of your doubts, questions, confusions etc...

 

Every two weeks At 21.00h: Clown Night

You will present your best creation (of the 6 that you will have done), in the school theatre to a Menorcan audience!

4 CONCEPTS OF CREATION

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TeachersOur professional team of teachers will guide you in the search of your Clown.

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Eric de BontArtistic Director, Clown Impro, Creation, Direction, Human Tragedies

Holland
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Celia RuizMovement, Object Theater, Theater of the Senses

Spain
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Maurice WilliamsVoice and Singing

Holland
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Daniela MaiwaldCoordinator, Preparation of the Actor, Bodywork, Playfullness

Switzerland
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Malu MorroTheatrical Improvisation

Spain
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Inge de PeinderDance, Performance, Creation

Holland
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Raquel HormigoStretching, Yoga, Pilatus, Movement

Spain
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Belinda KeizersEnergy Work

Holland

CONTACT US

BONT’S INTERNATIONAL CLOWN SCHOOL MENORCA
Coordinator: Daniela Maiwald

Postal Address:
PO box 211
07710 Sant Lluis
Menorca España

email: bontsclown@gmail.com
Website:    www.bonts.com

Phone: 00 34 649 98 01 85
 

 Bont’s International Clownschool

HOW TO ARRIVEWe know that sometimes it is not easy to reach the island of Menorca, and we want to lend a hand in this.

The School & the Creation Center Are located in an old stable (typical Menorcan) with a small stage, a little theatre, a bar and a pool where you can learn and work in a heartful atmosphere full of humanity, surrounded by beautiful nature, near the Nekropolis of Cales Coves, the beautiful beaches of Cales Coves and Cala´n Porter and the typical village St. Climent and 15 min from the airport and Mahon.In summer there are many direct flights from the spanish mainland and from Europe. A good possibility is also to fly from your place to Barcelona first and then to Menorca by plane or ferry. Another possibility is to fly from your place to Palma de Mallorca (the neighbor island). There you have 2 possibilities, or to take a direct flight to Menorca (30 min) or travel with the ferry to Menorca. There are ferries leaving from Palma de Mallorca or Alcúdia to Mahon or Ciutadella, the two most big Menorcan cities. We hope that getting to Menorca should not be a resistance to come and enjoy your precious clown and live an unforgettable experience at Bont’s!It might be more expensive to get to Menorca but the living costs as accommodation,rentals,etc. are much cheaper than in Ibiza. There are several airlines and shipping companies that can be helpful to find a good and economical trip to Menorca.Safe journey to Bont’s!

AIRLINES COMPANIES: Vueling, Iberia, Easy Jet, RyanairAirEuropa, SkyScanner.
SHIPPING COMPANIES: Trasmediterranea, Balearia

We can send you a list with a lot of possibilities very cheap for your staying at the island.

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