Ludus is a Latin word that signifies the act of playing. The type of playing that children do when they play. To me, it signifies the capacity of playing that we all have within ourselves.    
In movement,
Mind and body are one,
All are one,
All and the stage are one,
And one is stillness.

Without action there is no player. Without mimesis there is no performer. As a player, one needs an empty mind before starting the game. As a performer, one needs a keen sense of observation and the ability to re-create what one observes. Finally, one must play economically.

— Blank Mind — Observation —
— Mimesis — Game —
— Economy —

Art is form, not content. It matters not what is happening, but how it is happening. The story of two teenagers who fall in love with each other, whose families are enemies, and who die at the end of the story can be part of the plot of the afternoon soap opera, or of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.    
The script is just a photograph, a frozen moment from the past. It serves only as a starting point for the discovery of something that is ever changing through subtleties.

Economy of action.
Minimal scenery and props.
The intention is to stimulate imagination,
not to create illusion.
The ability to re-create comes first
from the awareness of the body,
then from motor and vocal skills.

In the divine hierarchy clowns, like children, stand between the human and the angelic for they still have the innocence and wonder that allows them to be surprised by everyday life.
  — Marcel Dumont

The following quotes are not always verbatim, and are being presented here because they inspire us.
"Messages are delivered by the Post Office."
— Federico Fellini

"Satisfy people's desire for the ridiculous
and they will accept your idea of the sublime."
— Maurice Willson Disher

"The secret source of humor is not joy
but sorrow." —Mark Twain
  "If I had answers, I'd be a politician."
— Eugène Ionesco