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.

STUDIESBasic Clown

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CLOWN THEMES

In this block we continue to investigate our clown but from very special topics.

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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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PERMANENT CLOWN CREATING PLATFORM

(March to December, all year)

Bont’s offers you the opportunity to come throughout the whole year to Menorca to investigate your own work in afternoons and evenings hours. You can come for 2 weeks, 1 month, etc …, you can work in the school and “buy” hours with Eric and other teachers according to your need.

Here you can come with an idea that you want to create or with something already worked on that you want to develop or work on the dramaturgy, the originality, the cleverness or clean and shape it. Or you can come for direction of your work!

Limited availability!, for more details please send us an e-mail to the office.

SUMMER ACADEMIES

Two different Summer Academies are offered in the 2018 program.

1. Basic Clown

2. Clown Laboratory

Summer Academies

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PROGRAM 2018

BONT’S
INTERNATIONAL CLOWN SCHOOL
& CREATION CENTER


SOUTH AMERICAN BLOCK
BONT’S INTERNATIONAL CLOWN SCHOOL
QUITO ECUADOR

Every year during the months of January and February Bont’s travels to Latin America.
In 2018 we’ll be in Ecuador in cooperation with “Humor & vida” and the Culture department of Quito.

JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2018

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

SOCIAL CLOWN 12-14/01/18

QUITO

BASIC CLOWN 22/01-02/02/18

CLOWN & CREATION 05/02-16/02/18

 

Both courses will end with a final presentation in Quito the last friday of the course.

* For Information & Inscription please contact Shana our coordinator from Ecuador

ericdebont.ecuador@gmail.com

 


MARCH 2018 BASIC BLOCK SPRING MENORCA

BASIC CLOWN

1 MONTH
05/03/18 – 30/03/18

09:30am – 15:00pm

900€


APRIL 2018 CREATION BLOCK SPRING MENORCA


A totally new & unique innovating concept to create

CLOWN CREATION
following these concepts

Clown Laboratory

Clown Creator
Human Tragedies
Own Work

4 WEEKS *

02/04/18 – 27/04/18

09:30am – 15:00pm

2 weeks
600€
3 weeks
750€
4 weeks
900€
* You can study minimum 2 weeks, 3 weeks or the whole Block
For more information of how to participate in this Block have a look in Clown Studies Creation Block & video


SPECIAL ACADEMY
MAY 2018 MENORCA

First Week

BASIC CLOWN

Second Week

CLOWN CREATION

3 WEEKS
14/05/18 – 01/06/18

09:30am – 15:00pm

800€

Third Week

CLOWN & HUMAN TRAGEDY

*THE WHOLE ESSENCE OF BONT’S PHILOSOPHY CONCENTRATED INTO 3 WEEKS!
YOU ONLY CAN SIGN UP FOR THE WHOLE ACADEMY!


JUNE 2018 MENORCA

PERMANENT LABORATORY WITH
ERIC DE BONT

2 WEEKS

11/06/18 – 22/06/18

POSSIBILITY OF 20 SESSIONS of 2 HOURS

MONDAY – FRIDAY

10:00am – 12:00pm

13:00am – 15:00pm

PRICE/
SESSION


SUMMER ACADEMIES MENORCA

 

JULY 2018

Summer Academy I
BASIC & LABORATORY

2 WEEKS
02/07/18 – 13/07/18


09:30am – 15:00pm


600€

AUGUST 2018

Summer Academy II
BASIC & LABORATORY

2 WEEKS
13/08/18 – 24/08/18


09:30am – 15:00pm


600€


BONT’S NOMAD IN CALIFORNIA/USA
“RED NOSE QUEST”
21 – 26 JULY 2018
Big Pine, CALIFORNIA
BONT’S IN COLABORACIÓN WITH THE SCHOOL OF LOST BORDERS

CONTACT: school@lostborders.org

(Global Program)


BASIC BLOCK AUTUMN MENORCA


Basic Clown

1 MONTH
17/09/18 – 12/10/18


09:30am – 15:00pm


900€


CREATION BLOCK AUTUMN MENORCA

A totally new & unique innovating concept to create

CLOWN CREATION
by the following concepts

Clown Laboratory
Clown Creator
Human Tragedies
Own Work

6 WEEKS *

15/10/18 – 23/11/18

09:30am – 15:00pm

2 weeks
600€
3 weeks
750€
4 weeks
900€
6 weeks
1500€
* You can study minimum 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 1 month, etc. or the whole Block
For more information of how to participate in this Block have a look in Clown Study’s Creation Block & video


BONTS NOMADE DECEMBER 2018

*VENUE STILL TO CONFIRM

CLOWN CREATION

2 WEEKS
03/12/18 – 14/12/18


09:30am – 15:00pm


600€

 

PERMANENT CLOWN CREATING PLATFORM (March to December)
Bont’s offers you the opportunity to come throughout the whole year to Menorca to investigate your own work in afternoons and evenings hours. You can come for 2 weeks, 1 month, etc. You can work in the school and “buy” hours with Eric and other teachers according to your need. It’s a very vibrant platform, we already have a lot of reservations confirmed, limited availability!

For more details please send us an email to the office: bontsmenorca@correovia.com

 

EXTRA INFORMATION PROGRAM 2018

SOUTH AMERICA BLOCK 2018
We start each year in January, February with a Clown Basic Studies, Clown Creation and a Permanent Laboratory in Latin America. It is so difficult to reach Menorca for them, paperwork and European prices, but there is so much hunger and desire to learn that the Bont’s School is directed towards them, as we have done for over five years with courses in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, etc ..

BASIC CLOWN & CREATION BLOCK 2018
Since 2016 we have developed a new formula to study Basic Clown immediately followed by the Clown Creation block where you opt for a few weeks up to 3 months … if you want to continue studying. We have two Basic Clown and two Creation Blocks per year:

* BASIC CLOWN SPRING and CREATION BLOCK SPRING in SPRING (March & April) (Basic: 4 weeks, Creation: 4 weeks)

* BASIC CLOWN AUTUMN and CREATION BLOCK AUTUMN in AUTUMN (September to November) (Basic: 4 weeks, Creation: 6 weeks)

Look very closely at the video and content of the creation block, which explains exactly how you can study.

SPECIAL ACADEMY MAY 2018
The entire essence of Bont’s philosophy concentrated into 3 weeks! You can only sign up for the whole academy!

SUMMER ACADEMY BLOCK 2018
In the Summer Academy Block we offer 2 courses of Clown Basic & Laboratory.

BONT’S NOMADE IN CALIFORNIA/USA JULY 2018
A collaboration with the “School of lost Borders”, Big Pine California. 6 days of clown & wilderness work

BONT’S NOMADE DECEMBER 2018
2 weeks of clown & creation. ( Venue still to be confirmed)

HUMAN TRAGEDY
Bont’s also focuses on research of Clown & Human Tragedies, a large pillar in our center in the future.

SMALL GROUPS
Another novelty is Bont’s decision to work with smaller groups for a better relationship between student and teacher. At the same time there is an increased quality of clown and creating a deep development throughout Bont’s teaching.

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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 MaiwaldSchool Address:
Urbanización Cales Coves, 84 A
between Sant Climent & Cales CovesPostal Address:
Apartado 211
07710 Sant Lluis
Menorca Españaemail: bontsmenorca@correovia.com
website:    www.bonts.com
tel: 00 34 649 98 01 85
      00 34 633 95 86 83Bont’s International Clownschool

WHERE TO FIND US

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

 


PROGRAM 2018

BONT’S
INTERNATIONAL CLOWN SCHOOL
& CREATION CENTER

SOUTH AMERICAN BLOCK

BONT’S INTERNATIONAL CLOWN SCHOOL
QUITO ECUADOR

Every year during the months of January and February Bont’s travels to Latin America.

In 2018 we’ll be in Ecuador in cooperation with “Humor & vida” and the Culture department of Quito.

JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2018

BASIC CLOWN 22/01 – 02/02/18

CLOWN & CREATION 05/02 – 16/02/18

 

Both courses will end with a final presentation in Quito the last friday of the course.

* For Information & Inscription please contact Shana our coordinator from Ecuador

ericdebont.ecuador@gmail.com

 

MARCH 2018 BASIC BLOCK SPRING MENORCA

 

 

BASIC CLOWN

 

1 MONTH

05/03/18 – 30/03/18

09:30am – 15:00pm

900€
APRIL 2018 CREATION BLOCK SPRING MENORCA

 

A totally new & unique innovating concept to create

CLOWN CREATION

following these concepts

Clown Laboratory

Clown Creator

HHuman Tragedies

Own Work

4 WEEKS *

02/04/18 – 27/04/18

09:30am – 15:00pm

2 weeks

600€

3 weeks

750€

4 weeks

900€

* You can study minimum 2 weeks, 3 weeks or the whole Block

For more information of how to participate in this Block have a look in Clown Study’s Creation Block & video

MAY 2018 MENORCA

 

 

BASIC CLOWN

 

1 WEEK

14/05/18 – 18/05/18

09:30am – 15:00pm

300€

CLOWN CREATION

(Creation Concept: objective-problem-solution)

 

1 WEEK

21/05/18 – 25/05/18

09:30am – 15:00pm

300€

CLOWN & HUMAN TRAGEDY

 

1 WEEK

28/05/18 – 01/06/18

09:30am – 15:00pm

300€
JUNE 2018 MENORCA

 

 

PERMANENT LABORATORY WITH

ERIC DE BONT

2 WEEKS

11/06/18 – 22/06/18

POSSIBILITY OF 20 SESSIONS of 2 HOURS

MONDAY – FRIDAY

10:00am – 12:00pm

13:00am – 15:00pm

PRICE/

SESSION

SUMMER ACADEMIES MENORCA

 

JULY 2018

Summer Academy I

BASIC & LABORATORY

2 WEEKS

02/07/18 – 13/07/18

09:30am – 15:00pm 600€

AUGUST 2018

Summer Academy II

BASIC & LABORATORY

2 WEEKS

13/08/18 – 24/08/18

09:30am – 15:00pm 600€
BONT’S NOMAD IN CALIFORNIA/USA

“RED NOSE QUEST”

21 – 26 JULY 2018

Big Pine, CALIFORNIA

BONT’S IN COLABORACIÓN WITH THE SCHOOL OF LOST BORDERS

 

CONTACT: school@lostborders.org

(Global Program)

BASIC BLOCK AUTUMN MENORCA

 

Basic Clown

1 MONTH

14/09/18 – 12/10/18

09:30am – 15:00pm  

900€

CREATION BLOCK AUTUMN MENORCA

 

A totally new & unique innovating concept to create

 

CLOWN CREATION

by the following concepts

Clown Laboratory

Clown Creator

Human Tragedies

Own Work

8 WEEKS *

15/10/18 – 08/12/18

09:30am – 15:00pm

2 weeks

600€

3 weeks

750€

4 weeks

900€

8 weeks

1800€

* You can study minimum 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 1 month, etc. or the whole Block

For more information of how to participate in this Block have a look in Clown Study’s Creation Block & video

 

PERMANENT CLOWN CREATING PLATFORM (March to December)

Bont’s offers you the opportunity to come throughout the whole year to Menorca to investigate your own work in afternoons and evenings hours. You can come for 2 weeks, 1 month, etc. You can work in the school and “buy” hours with Eric and other teachers according to your need. It’s a very vibrant platform, we already have a lot of reservations confirmed, limited availability!

For more details please send us an email to the office: bontsmenorca@correovia.com

 

EXTRA INFORMATION PROGRAM

SOUTH AMERICA BLOCK

We start each year in January, February with a Clown Basic Studies, Clown Creation and a Permanent Laboratory in Latin America. It is so difficult to reach Menorca for them, paperwork and European prices, but there is so much hunger and desire to learn that the Bont’s School is directed towards them, as we have done for over five years with courses in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, etc ..

From 2018 onwards Bont’s will spend the months of January and February in Quito/ Ecuador.

BASIC CLOWN & CREATION BLOCK

Since 2016 we have developed a new formula to study Basic Clown immediately followed by the Clown Creation block where you opt for a few weeks up to 3 months … if you want to continue studying. We have two Basic Clown and two Creation Blocks per year:

* BASIC CLOWN SPRING and CREATION BLOCK SPRING in SPRING (March & April) (total 8 weeks)

* BASIC CLOWN AUTUMN and CREATION BLOCK AUTUMN in AUTUMN (September to December) (total 12 weeks)

Look very closely at the video and content of the creation block, which explains exactly how you can study.

HUMAN TRAGEDY

Bont’s also focuses on research of Clown & Human Tragedies, a large pillar in our center in the future.

SUMMER ACADEMY BLOCK 2018

In the Summer Academy Block we offer 2 courses of Clown Basic & Laboratory.

SMALL GROUPS

Another novelty is Bont’s decision to work with smaller groups for a better relationship between student and teacher. At the same time there is an increased quality of clown and creating a deep development throughout Bont’s teaching.

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