It is at the same time a school and a theater dedicated to clown arts, Every year, the Samovar theater located in Bagnolet puts on a Burlesque and Eccentric Clown festival. A diverse programme of shows, workshops, projections and master class that stretch as far as les Lilas and Pré Saint-Gervais. This will be an occasion to discover the elite of today’s clown performances, new circus. Come and enjoy the « off » on the Streets and amazing shows at Samovar or in the other concert halls.
The festival aims to reflect the extreme effervescence that reigns in today's world of clown creation. It welcomes founding figures of the new clown, established artists and young, as-yet-undiscovered talents.
Carte blanche" events are given to various partner structures, all of which are major clown venues. These are important moments for valuable encounters and exchanges.
The festival is also an important rendezvous for the Samovar school, with spectators welcomed by the students' brass band, who also perform as opening acts on certain evenings. Last but not least, shows by former students are included in the program, helping to keep track of them and their companies.
Complete program of the Burlesques festival (in french PDF download)