When: Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21 from 10am-5pm, with an hour lunch break.
Where: Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W 43rd Street Studio A in Midtown Manhattan
There are 2 Pay-What-You-Can scholarships available for non-white folks. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Stirring up rebellion and transgression in clown mode
With all the current rules and restrictions, maybe you feel the clown’s anarchic spirit dwindling within you. Perhaps you’ve even quelled that rebellious and nonconformist part of you and have passed into resignation mode.
But as clowns, it is our role to be provocative; question the status quo, voice our discontent, deflate the arrogance of the powerful, mock absurd regulations, be irreverent, insolent, and bold enough to poke fun at anything and everything.
In this workshop, we will engage in foolishly disrespectful activities. You’ll be invited to risk severe clown punishment to stand for the underdog and incite them to resist. You’ll explore the fun of being righteously angry, of lodging a complaint, of making up ridiculous laws and of parodying authority figures (behind their backs). And be guided on how to do this in a way that inspires others to recognize their conventionality and dare to be different.
Rebel Clown will challenge and stretch your boundaries, give you ample opportunities to fully enjoy your rebellious spirit and inspire you to let your clown find creative ways to disrupt the status quo.
ABOUT CAROLINE DREAM
Of British origin, resides in Barcelona (Spain) from 1989. B.A Theatre graduate of the University of Exeter (United Kingdom), she then trained at Fooltime Circus School (Bristol, England) and refined her education with the best teachers on the performing arts scene (among others Dario Fo, Nola Rae, Michel Dallaire, Eric de Bont, Avner The Eccentric, Bim Mason, David Glass, Carlo Bosso).
Since 1985, she has performed in festivals and theaters throughout Spain with her shows “Footless” and “Just Say Yes!”, and with Alex Navarro in “Niu Adventurs”, as well as throughout Europe with “Primigenio” with Cia. Teatro de Pronto.
She has taught clown courses since 1998, throughout Spain, and internationally in Las Vegas (U.S.A., for Cirque du Soleil artists), New York, Portugal, Germany, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Peru, Mexico and Colombia. By 2018 she has taught more than 250 courses for over 4000 students. She also teaches Corporate Clown Training workshops.
Her book, The Clown In You, has become a reference in the world of clown and clown pedagogy. + info at www.theclowninyou.com. The book is also available in Spanish El Payaso Que Hay En Ti, and Portuguese, O palhaço que existe em você.
A weekly, then monthly, variety show hosted on Zoom during the COVID-19 Pandemic featuring innovative comedy performances, live music, intermission dance parties, community announcements, and a whole lot of heart.
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