Monthly Archives: October 2011

Place Jules Joffrin

We have 2 weeks for our next ‘auto-cours’.   After the first 3 I did not think the stakes could be raised higher but they have been.  Like the first season of  good reality TV series, we have been given … Continue reading

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Un Voyage Imaginaire

On Friday we presented our 3rd piece.  We spent a week developing ideas and creating improvisations. The theme this time was an imaginary trip. If we thought the imaginary man was difficult!?! My group consisted of 2 Japanese, 1 native … Continue reading

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In a foreign language

Today we completed our second week of classes at the school.  Again, we performed a short improvisation – this time in groups of 7.  The game had been ratcheted up with a surreal addition – an invisible man.  I found … Continue reading

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Les Cours Commencent

Classes started yesterday at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq. We spent an hour or so registering and introducing ourselves – there appear to be between 60 and 70 students – most in the early 20s, a few in their thirties, and … Continue reading

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Wild Side

It is certainly cooler in Paris; rain came off and on all day.  Finally, big cumulus clouds could be seen through the Belle Epoque buildings down the grand avenues at sunset and I realized that Paris – like Dallas – … Continue reading

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French Class

The Indian summer has ended and we had cooler weather and rain today.  I think this may be the pattern for the rest for my stay.  I got lost coming back from Montparnasse and discovered the ‘upper-east-side’ of Paris looking … Continue reading

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Far Neighborhood

Tonight I traveled to the edge of Paris to the Theatre Monfort to see ‘Loin Quartier’ or ‘Far Neighborhood.’ The performance was a theatrical staging of a Japanese manga about a middle-aged man who, while commuting to work, has a … Continue reading

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Dimanche a Paris

Since I had a ‘nuit noir’ last night and slept in, I decided early this morning to head up to the Flea Market – Marshe de les Puces – up at Porte de Clignancourt at the end of the hot … Continue reading

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Fountainbleau and Nuit Blanche

This morning I took the train to Fountainbleau to see the castle of monarchs from Francois I to Napolean III. Indeed, it has more history than Versailles – and some stunning interiors as well. The style of much of the … Continue reading

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