JOS HOUBEN Jos studied at L’École Jacques Lecoq with Philippe Gaulier, Monika Pagneux and Pierre Byland. He is a certified practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method—Awareness Through Movement. An original member of Complicité, he co-created and performed in A Minute Too Late and collaborated on many other projects with Annabel Arden, Simon McBurney and Lilo Bauer. Jos was a director and co-writer of the cult comedy troupe The Right Size (which has won Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Entertainment in 1999 and Best New Comedy in 2002) playing in the West End and Off-Broadway. For Thames TV he created and performed Mr. Fixit, a silent slapstick TV comedy for children. He was also creative director and associate producer for Ragdoll TV’s Brum –The Magical Little Car. He created and performed Quatre Mains, a theatre piece for four hands with Andrew Dawson. Jos collaborated with Greek contemporary music composer Georges Aperghis in Paris; collaborations including Commentaires, Zwielicht and Paysage sous Surveillance. Recently he directed for Theater YBY in Salzburg, BPZoom in Paris, Les Flamiches Noires in Belgium. His Conference on Laughter tours the world (Argentina, Israel, France, Holland, Edinburgh Festival, London). Jos is a teacher, director, deviser and consultant with comedy troupes, opera companies, circus schools, international organizations, workshop festivals, dance schools, universities and magicians worldwide. Since 2000 he has been a teacher at L’École Jacques Lecoq.
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