Antón Valén

The clown on the floor

Avanced clown course

Finding your clown is one thing, the other is knowing what to do with it…


What we call the fourth wall does not exist on the floor or at different scenic spaces where a clown performs; he is in direct permanent contact with the public to collect a smile.


We will work on the theatre bases of the clown and research on how to be effective before the public. At the same time, we will work on clarity in gesture, on actions and on emotional projection that enable the clown to connect with the audience.


The games and individual and collective improvisation will serve to awaken the creativity in which we will find the scenic presence, pauses, rhythms, listening, pretext, complicity with the game, companion and public. Each one must discover and feed his own investigation.


The character will evolve as students finds meaning and come closer from oneself to their own clown that will be discovering through the reaction of others (public). We will see how different clown styles can come about from these game, but you will first make yourself laugh and be honest about what you are feeling and what you are doing.

  • Antón Valén is formed with Jacques Lecoq, Norman Taylor, Philippe Gaulier, Pierre Byland, Michel Dallaire, Antonio Fava, Ángela de Castro, Ramón Albistur, Carlos Colombaioni and Théâtre de Complicite, among others.
  • In 1993 he started as a teacher of gesture interpretation and clown at Murcia Higher School of Dramatic Art until 2002. He was selected by Slava Polunin to work as a clown in Algeria by Cirque de Soleil, where he toured the world for five years (2002-2007).
  • He then created and leads new numbers of clowns of the show they actually still represent, La Nouba. He again returns to the Canadian company as a primary party in the new production Kurios (2002-2017). 
  • He is a artistic advisor on comic routine for different theatre and clown companies, street theatre and comedy of art. He gives courses on clown and nationally and internationally acting technique.

From the 30th of March to the 2nd of April

From 10:00 to 14:00 h

Escola Josep Pallach

Carrer dels Fossos, 1, Figueres

210,00 €


Members of the AGT, AADPC, APCC and students from the Aula de Teatre de Figueres: 120,00 €

16 teaching hours

Spanish-taught workshop



Associació Gironina de Teatre

Festival Còmic de Figueres

In collaboration with: