22 August 2021
A “BIG HELLO” to all who visit our website and WELCOME to the beautiful world of BONT´S, a magical
space on the mythical island of Menorca, a space for the Art of the Clown, light, life and healing!
And how are YOU in these bizarre times?
We hope that you are in good health and with positive energy for the future!
We just finished our summer activities.
In Holland we had such inspiring private consults and a very intense” Clown University” in a cosy theatre
and some weeks ago we had a beautiful Clown Basic & Creation Summer academy, in corona times, in the middle of nature with such authentic clown pioneers from all places.
Really a balm for the soul in these strange times- hehe!!
Thank you all for being there and showing up!
In these times it is not easy to organize a long term program. Constant changes and restrictions due to
corona issues, travel problems etc. create a lot of confusion and uncertainty.
As a school we try to find our best way to deal with this worldwide situation.
One thing for sure, we ALWAYS go on – starting in the Here and Now, feeling and seeing what is possible!
The summer retreats have given us a lot of trust for the months to come!
We worked hard at it and made much progress in its organization, but we decided that in these times, it is not a good idea to start already a pilot edition in October 2021, as we desired it. We can not take the responsibility now to realize this project.
But it is fully planned and hopefully, the new start-date of the Pilot Project will be in Spring 2022.
As you know, the essence of this unique and beautiful Clown Project is, that the student takes ownership of his own way to explore and learn clown in basic, creation, human tragedies and own work, and not from the structure of a school system.
We’ll get you informed about the realization of the Bont’s AS”haha”RAM.
For the moment, we present to you an alternative, colorful and diverse program of Bont’s Studies from October till December 2021.
ZOOM CREATION COLLEGE (third edition!!)
03 October – 28 November ´21
9 sessions, Sunday Evenings 19.00-21.30h (European time)
in English and Spanish!
Course Fee: 290€
A voyage through the pedagogy of Creation.
Introduction and practice of the creation tools and the 5 concepts of creation, invented and developed by Eric de Bont.
Present your proposal and present your creations LIVE or by VIDEO in the zoom sessions.
The last ZOOM Clown Creation College in Spring 2021 was an unforgettable experience, with 12 students from all over the globe.
After two editions, we have created his wonderful and effective ZOOM Clown activity.
Do not miss it!
Only 10 seats, to improve the teaching!
Clown pioneers from all over the world- connect with Zoom- and – AND – BE A GENIUS!!
PRIVATE DIRECTION WITH ERIC DE BONT (for 1 solo, duo or company)
04 – 08 October ´21
5 days, 5 private sessions of 3 hours
Fee for 15 h Private Direction: 950€
Unique opportunity for one person, a duo, trio or clown company, to work during 5 days in private with
Eric de Bont at your creation, dramaturgy,
original clown thinking, clown quality, rhythm & timing, cleaning , final direction – what YOU want – at
THE ESSENCE OF CLOWN
11 – 29 October 21
Three weeks essential clown training
2 presentations – 1 final clown night
Course Fee: 980€
„The essence of Clown“ is a very complete 3-week course, where we travel through the pedagogy of Bont’s, on the path back to the innocence we have lost.
In this journey we invite you to open yourself, put your heart and soul on stage, be vulnerable, transparent and authentic, improve your pure absurd “clown thinking” and wonder yourself every moment, in exploring the so beautiful art of pure and essential soul clowning!
Essential Clown exercises, Energy work, Body work, movement, playfulness, improvisation, creation.
CLOWN & CREATION
01 – 20 November ´21
Three weeks, 5 creation concepts, 9 presentations
THE INVITATION… TO STILLNESS… TO CREATION
Introduction and practise of creation tools and the 5 concepts, invented by Eric de Bont
Bont’s wants to invite you to be your own creator and give you clear and specific tools to make your own unique creations.
The great challenge to your creativity is being original, great, authentic and unique. BE A GENIUS!
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 their heart wish is: I WANT TO CREATE!
CLOWN & HUMAN TRAGEDIES
06 – 12 December ´21
7 days, an unforgettable experience in clown, 2 presentations
Course Fee: 600€
A very strong and intense course for brave people and pioneers!
Human Tragedy creates a totally new dimension to your Clown.
Exploring how to bring your own personal tragedies to the language of clown, a heart taking experience full of laughter, tears and poetry!
An experience where art and healing come together – best “medicine” ever for both, performers and
BUFFOONS CELEBRATING 2022
Unique and very special
“BUFFOONS NEW YEARS RETREAT”
27 December ´21 – 02 January ´22
7 days Special New Year course in rough times
Just as every human being has a hidden Clown, you will also find a hidden Buffoon in everyone.
The audience laughs at the Clown because he is naive, good-natured and awkward. But the Buffoon laughs and scoffs at the public because he is cynical and ironic.
The Buffoon is completely lost in exaggerated extravagance; his strength lies in an area between heaven and earth, at an intersection of an eternal past and the future seen through the lens of cruelty and tragedy.
LET THE SHOUT OF YOUR BUFFOON COME OUT AND GIVE EXPRESSION TO ALL WHAT MOVES YOU IN THESE TIMES…
We are closing this at the end a tremendous intense buffoon play for the audience, theatrical, shocking,
confronting, hilarious and poetic at the same time!!!
BUFFOONS ARE NEEDED!!
FOR ALL INSCRIPTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURSES, PLEASE SEND A MAIL TO THE SCHOOL!
Information & Inscription
Coordinator: Daniela Maiwald
Un abrazo and hope to meet you soon!!!!
Eric de Bont & Daniela Maiwald
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM
Our new website will be activated at 1-1-2022, all in relation with the AShahaRAM project!
These Color Skins are included inside the theme, and also you can easily create your own one! There are unlimited possibilities!