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Weekly Clown Course with Jon Davison
Mon 10 Dec : 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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 held every Monday 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.
Cost: £180/ (12 classes) Some drop-in availability on a limited basis £18 per class
Max. no. of participants: 20
How to register for classes: Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your interest and to know if there are places available.