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"Discovering the Clown" Acting Seminar With Yale Professor Christopher Bayes

Monday, August 7, 2017 to Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Co-hosted by Yale Center Beijing and The Beijing Center For Exploration Of Western Acting Art.

Time and Location

Monday to Wednesday, 08/07/2017 - 08/09/2017

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Regular: ¥18,800
Early-bird (payment by June 30): ¥16,800
Groups of 3 or More: ¥16,800
Student: ¥8,800

Student ticket is for current Master and below degree students. Student needs to upload scanned copy of valid student card to be certified when registering.

All fees are non-refundable.

Click HERE to register.
Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

Seminar Description

Jump into your like a little flower...rediscover your playful spirit and the simple pleasure and ferocious generosity of performance. In this workshop we pursue the clown together in all of its messy and hilarious beauty. Your relationship to all other forms of drama will be enriched by the openness and reckless abandon that the clown requires.


The language of the seminar will be English, with consecutive interpretation into Chinese.

The Speaker

Christopher Bayes
Professor Adjunct of Acting and Head of Physical Acting

Christopher Bayes began his theater career with the internationally acclaimed Theatre de la Jeune Lune where he worked for five years as an actor, director, composer, designer and artistic associate. In 1989 he joined the acting company of the Guthrie Theater where he appeared in over twenty productions. In New York, he has directed Servant of Two Master, Red Noses, The Bourgeois Gentleman and etc.

He has received numerous awards and grants including a Jerome Foundation Travel/Study Grant, a General Mills Foundation Artist Assistance Grant, and both a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship Grant and a Career Opportunity Grant. He is a 1999/2000 Fox Fellow.

He has served on the faculty of Juilliard for 23 years and is currently a Professor and Head of Physical Acting at the Yale School of Drama.

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