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Sun, 25 Aug


L'Improviste, Bruxelles

Avner Eisenberg teaches clown and physical comedy

How to make any audience your ally, how to stay joyfully in the moment and how to find the treasure of failure

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Avner Eisenberg teaches clown and physical comedy
Avner Eisenberg teaches clown and physical comedy

Time & Location

25 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 27 Aug 2024, 16:00

L'Improviste, Bruxelles, Rue de Fierlant 120, 1190 Bruxelles, Belgium


About the event

Hailed as one of the greatest clowns of all time, Avner Eisenberg is often a featured performer in comedy, magic, and clown. He studied with Jacques Lecoq and has, since then, developed a unique physical approach to comedy and acting that he teaches in workshops around the world. He has been described by New York Magazine as “a clown for the thinking man.” His show Avner the Eccentric was a hit of Broadway tgether with Ghetto and The Comedy of Errors. Avner is widely known for his scene-stealing portrayal of the holy man in the Michael Douglas film The Jewel of the Nile. He continues to tour his one-man show internationally and has won awards at the Edinburgh Festival, the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival, and the Festival Internacional de Pallassos in Barcelona.

Eccentric Performance is one of the most personal and paradoxical of theater forms: It can be ingenious or dim-witted, skillful or blundering. It can have sharp verbal wit or be completely silent. It can be extremely silly while also pointing out the failures of society. Above all, Eccentric Performing is funny!

This five-day introduction to the world of Eccentric Performance is open to performers of all experience levels. Avner will teach classes and be available for one-on-one coaching.

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Create rapport with the audience
  • Use your breath to increase your comfort and heighten the emotional impact of your performance
  • Use problem-solving to create comedy out of ordinary activities
  • Apply the training of Jacques Lecoq to clowning
  • Turn any audience member into an exceptional volunteer
  • And much more

Extraordinary useful not only for actors, clown, mask and physical theatre performers, but also for managers, leaders and coaches the like.  Fo the latter, this work is tremendously useful to work without a script and grasp the power of working unscripted from what the moment delivers, it helps to make any audience your supporter and to find the unexpected treasure in any failure. Some find just a very different approach to life in general, which is much more light, playful and focussed on what's really important.  

Standard fees are 400€ +VAT (artists fee) and 660€ + VAT (business fee), both prices include VAT. For for information and booking, please contact

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