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Clowning

Mon 29 Apr 2019 : 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:45 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon 1 Jul 2019

£18

This course is aimed at different kinds of people: you might be just starting clowning, you might want to reinforce your understanding of clowning, or get back to it after a time away. We begin with introducing participants to the fundamentals of clowning, learning to feel and enjoy our own ridiculousness. Converting our habitual fear of ridicule into the pleasure of laughing at ourselves, we can use it to make others laugh and experience the freedom of the clown.

What are the clown workshops all about?

The main aim is to work continuously on a better understanding in practice of what makes clowning happen. As the years have passed, I have more and more come to the conclusion that it’s all rather simple. So simple, in fact, that it’s easier to clown than it is not to clown (people often say comedy and clowning is so difficult, but maybe they’re wrong). You just have to create the right conditions. So that’s what I hope to do in a workshop: set up the best possible conditions for participants to clown, and, crucially, to understand how it works. Increasingly, then, I’ve preferred to whittle down what used to be a whole mountain of games and exercises into two or three fundamental forms, which can help you access the dynamics of clowning as directly as possible. And those forms, or dynamics, are derived in turn from the basic premise of clowning, which is to be the object of laughter for others.

This workshop is ongoing, drop in, continuous, unending so you can come regularly or occasionally or just once. It works for different kinds of people: you might be just starting clowning; you might want to reinforce your understanding of clowning, or get back to it after a time away; you might want to start performing in public or polish your performance skills.

Age range suitability: 18+

Other restrictions: Monday class no restrictions

Booking information: info@jondavison.net

Cost per class/term: £180 (whole 12-week term); £75 (5 classes); £60 (4 classes); £18 (1 class)

 

Details

Date:
Mon 29 Apr 2019
Time:
6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Cost:
£18
Event Category:
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Venue

Chats Palace Arts Centre
42-44 Brooksby's Walk
London, E9 6DF United Kingdom
Website:
http://www.chatspalace.com

Organizer

Jon Davison
Phone:
07796155546
Email:
info@jondavison.net

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