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Clown performance is the poetry of the ridiculous. The clown inspires dreams in the imagination of the audience by allowing the idiot that lives within us all to step forward and run the show. The clown is universal, present in all cultures, all age groups and all social classes.

Our workshops are designed to introduce the techniques and potential of clown performance in order to enhance the developing actor's toolbox. Workshops vary depending on time slots to focus on basics of clown performance, to devising techniques, to the development of original material for the participants. Please contact us to discuss further the interest of your group.

When onstage and all ideas, texts, jokes, and tricks have failed to win over the audience all that remains is the charm of the person up there. Clown training helps one discover how this works onstage and how to make a game of failure. It is the clown that has helped everyone from Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Ricky Gervais, Helena Bonham Carter, Slava Polunin, and Maggie Smith save the show.

Workshop topics include:

JEU
BOUFFON
COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE
jeu
bouffon
The essence of the actors
performance as a game
Parody and
the grotesque
The dance
of comedy

 

 

CHARACTER
The RED NOSE
character
rednose
The pleasure
of transformation
The rampage of
your inner idiot

 

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