January 27, 2020

In-person classes in NYC!

SEASON 8: September 14 – December 14, 2021 and January 4 – May 31, 2022. 

WHEN: Tuesday nights from 7:30pm-9:30pm

WHAT: Each class features a warmup, group games and individual and/or small group exercises. Wear movement clothes, because we get sweaty. You must register in advance to attend Clown Gym. REGISTER HERE.

WHO: All experience levels are welcome and encouraged. You’ll be challenged and have fun. Most weeks are led by Clown Gym founder, Julia Proctor, with occasional special guest teachers taking the lead.

PRICE: $20/class. If you need to pay less, please do. If you can pay more, please do. 

COVID Protocols: You must be vaccinated to attend in-person Clown Gym. Masks must be worn while entering and moving around the building. In the studio: masks will be worn, except while doing solo work exercises. Please only attend if you are feeling well.

WHERE: My Room at 150 W 28th Street, Suite 303.

Register Here for Clown Classes!

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Sign up for the monthly newsletter, or check the Facebook page to learn about guest teachers. 

Have a request for a special guest teacher? Have other questions? Email info@clowngym.com.

Bouffon Intensives with Sophie Amieva!

“Daddy, daddy, look at me daddy!“ Level 1 Bouffon: an introductory weekend intensive 

For two days, we’ll play and rejoice with the darker and more disturbing side of clowning, the incorrigible outcasts –  the Bouffon. Through games and improvisations, we’ll revisit and redefine elements of the Bouffons. How do we create the stylized mask realm? How to maintain presence and tension to keep the critique relevant? What is the game?

We’ll sharpen mask techniques, keep a state of urgency, serve the moment, surrender to our id and, most importantly, make each other laugh. Let’s show Daddy that our inner fool is still here and very much alive!

All levels are welcome. Bring your silly, your joy, your fears and fearlessness…and some comfortable clothes to move in.

Saturday December 11 from 1:30 to 5:30 at ART Brooklyn

Saturday December 12 from 10-4 at Molloy Studios in Manhattan
Cost to participate: sliding scale, you chose between $150-300

REGISTER HERE for Bouffon!

In the MakingLevel 2 Bouffon: How to build a Bouffon piece?

For the first time, we’re offering an advanced Bouffon series. YES!!

The Bouffons seduce the audience and hold a mirror to the underbelly of human greed, power, sexuality. How do they speak such truth to power and make us laugh at the same time?

In this series, first we’ll address who’s in the room to set a foundation to play and then dig into the Bouffons realm. We’ll improvise with children’s play to explore different logics and rhythms, design grotesque masks, and engage with a creative process to collectively unleash folly and fun.

Be ready to be challenged, to shake your own ground, and to find the freedom to let go:

you will be magnifique!

Tuesdays Jan 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 7-10pm 

Space TBD

Cost to participate: sliding scale, you chose between $200-350. 

You must have bouffon experience to participate in the January series. 

The December weekend intensive will prepare you for the January series.

REGISTER HERE for Bouffon!