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Clown Voice Creativity

Expression beyond words

« Speaking body,

moving voice »

In short

La Voix Du Geste creates performances using the art of clowning, mime and voice. The shows express poetry, creativity and comedy through physical theater. La Voix du geste organise also training courses, open to everyone, intended to develop creativity, expression through movement and voice, public speaking or stage expression. Come and see what we offer!

Next workshops

8-9

October 2022

Workshop

Clown and creativity

Geneva

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ACTIVITIES

Spectacle clown. Le poissonnier. Théâtre du Passage.

Shows

The artistic creations combine the agility of mime, the madness of clowning and the intensity of singing in unique and original creations.

Among the current shows, « Oh Harry! » », a clown-mime show full of poetry that touches the imagination of the spectators.

And for those who like to be surprised, « Catch me! » », an entirely improvised mime show where the actor puts his destiny in the hands of the public.

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Clown workshops

To develop your own creativity. The clown courses allow you to learn to develop an ability to create in a free, authentic and spontaneous way.

By developing our presence to ourselves, to our body and to our feelings, we are invited to find other logics of thought and actions, to get out of our habits and not to censor our creative intuitions.

The magic happens when you begin to surprise yourself!

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Vocal and body expression workshops

To develop your own expressive potential. Learn how to express yourself fully and convincingly in front of an audience.

The focus of the workshops is on communication through both voice and body, so that the two naturally strengthen each other.

Targeting the specific needs of each person, the approach aims to go beyond words to allow your own authentic expression, touching deeply your interlocutors.

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Individual teaching

To develop your expressive potential in a targeted way. You want to be more convincing and authentic in the way you express yourself? Do you want to work on your voice or your body expression?

Classes adapt directly to your needs to help find new resources in your expressive potential. To move forward with confidence.

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“The spoken and sung voice is essentially a gesture, in other words a movement of the body in order to express the thought or the feeling.“ (Tarneaud)

 

The approach of La Voix du geste is based on a unique method that puts the body, consciousness and sensations at the center of creation. It is the pillar that not only allows us to reconcile disciplines that may seem opposed, such as mime and singing, but also push us to go beyond the limits we place on our own creativity and expression.

The basic method is based on the teachings of the clown and director Ira Seidenstein (Cirque du soleil, Slava Snow Show) and allows to give a creative breath as well to the work carried out by clowns as by dancers, actors, singers , improvisers or any other performing arts.

 

The general approach

The general approach

The approach of La Voix du geste is based on a unique method that puts the body, consciousness and sensations at the center of creation. It is the pillar that not only allows us to reconcile disciplines that may seem opposed, such as mime and singing, but also push us to go beyond the limits we place on our own creativity and expression.

The basic method is based on the teachings of the clown and director Ira Seidenstein (Cirque du soleil, Slava Snow Show) and allows to give a creative breath as well to the work carried out by clowns as by dancers, actors, singers , improvisers or any other performing arts.

Flavien Renaud

Flavien Renaud - Profile

Artist, Teacher, PhD

Practicing mainly the art of clowning and mime, I am also an improviser, singer as well as a trainer in vocal and body expression. I like to transmit my passion, as much when I am on stage as when I give training.

I hold a PhD in sociology and anthropology from the Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development in Geneva.

I’ve trained for over eight years in improvisation theater. I have created several troupes and participated in numerous shows, in Geneva and Paris.

But it was to devote myself to the art of clowning and mime that I trained in 2018 with Ira Seidenstein (Cirque du soleil, Slava Snow Show) mainly in individual teaching as part of the International School of Acting and Creativity in Australia. This is where I laid the groundwork for a solo mime-clown show, which I played in Australia, Switzerland and France.

Since 2016, I have also been training in voice and singing work, which I integrate into my shows. After completing the cursis of Pleine Voix school (France), I am a trainer in vocal and body expression.

In addition to my solo clown and mime shows, I’ve collaborated in many projects like clowns duos, theater plays, musical theater plays, operas and performances.

I also regularly give trainings: clown workshops for adults; vocal and body expression workshops (also to facilitate public speaking) as well as theatrical improvisation courses. I also do individual coaching for people who want to work on their voice, body expresion or creativity.

 

On stage

Solo shows

○ « Arrête-moi ! » Improvised mime show, Lussan Festival, France (2020).

○ « Flaboulous » Solo clown show, France, Switzerland (2018).

Theater

○ « Schweitzer : Albert et Hélène, les petits méandres d’un grand projet », playing Eugène. Neuchâtel (2022).

○ « Knock » in the role of Mousquet. France (2022).

Creation in collaborations

○ « Escapade » as mime-clown and singer dans une pièce de théâtre musical with the Avant-Scène Opéra. Théâtre du Passage. Neuchâtel (2022)

○ « Molière c’est nous! »  in an inclusive theater piece in collaboration with Pro Infirmis and the Avant-Scène Opéra. Fribourg (2021), Neuchâtel (2022), Lausanne (2022).

○ « Le Poissonnier » clown piece in an inclusive opera, in collaboration with Pro Infirmis and the Avant-Scène Opéra. Théâtre du Passage, Neuchâtel (2020).

Duos

○ « Plan D » improvised clown duo with Caspar Schelpbred. Paris (2019).

○ « Duo de clowns » with Naree Shields, Sydney (2018).

Performance

○ « The thousand and one boarders of scientific freedom in Iran» Performance at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (2020).

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