Jessica Hentoff -Circus Harmony

Jessica Hentoff, founding member of both Big Apple Circus and Circus Flora, is still working in the biz. She is “The Circus Lady” of Circus Harmony and the artistic director of Circus Harmony, a social circus/education program that (as their mission statement says) teaches the art of life through circus education. In addition to classes and performances in the St. […]

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Jeff Raz as a talking head.

Happened to find this video of Jeff Raz speaking at the Commonwealth Club of California in June of 2008. Jeff was a teacher of mine at Dell’arte, founder of the San Francisco Clown Conservatory, and recently returned from a year-long tour as the lead clown (The Dead Clown) in Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo. There’s a lot of good stuff that […]

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ClownLab show- Feb 13, 14 (NY)

Jef Johnson is a principal clown in the international touring company of Slava’s Snowshow. As Clown, he has also toured with Cirque du Soleil. Jef has more than 20 years of experience working in a wide range of physical styles. His approach is rooted in subjective expression, physical expression of condition through impulse and reflex. He has studied corporeal expression […]

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Fwd: Don’t miss Improviso! by Dell’Arte’s first year students

Directed by Stephanie Thompson Thursday – Saturday, February 5-7 at 8 p.mDell’Arte’s Carlo Theatre in Blue Lake.$8 general and $5 for students/seniors (click here).The Thursday, Feb. 5 performance is Pay What You Can. For mature audiences.For reservations, call 707-668-5663 Ext. 5. Visit www.dellarte.com for more information. A physical celebration of rhythm, attitude and improvisational madness, Commedia dell’Arte pushes passions to […]

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NY Clown Festival Workshop with Bob Berky– Special Discount!

Architectures of Physical ComedyWith Bob BerkeySaturday September 6th, 10-3Sunday September 7th, 10-3$200 Special Discount $150 ($50 off)15 Students MaxBreak for lunchat The Battle Ranch Annex405 Johnson Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11206(2.5 blocks from Morgon stop off the L train)http://www.vampirecowboys.com/battleranch.htm This course will explore structural and rhythmic elements of physical comedy, and techniques for opening possibilities ofexploration and writing in […]

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Dell’arte Goes to Bali 2009 Feb 9-March 12, 2009

FEBRUARY 9 – MARCH 12, 2009Check out the Bali Blog 2007by School Director Joan Schirle Since 1996, Dell’Arte International has invited students, teachers, designers, directors, and artists to immerse themselves in the traditional arts of Bali and encounter the profound spirit of the Balinese people. In this unique and wonderfully successful program participants study traditional Balinese performing arts and crafts […]

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July Class in DC– Body-Motion-Gesture

center for movement theatreactor preparation of the body the imagination and the art of collaborationwww.thisisthecenter.com 202 462-5810 BODY · MOTION · GESTURETaught by Dody DiSanto JULY 1 – 29 Tuesday nights 7 – 10pm 5 Weeks Tuition – $250Class location: The Center 4321 Wisconsin Ave, NWMETRO: redline Tenleytown This class will work from the roots of classical pantomime and progress […]

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Didier Danthois

Didier Danthois is a clown and clown teacher based in London, England. Didier first trained in Clowning and Circus skills 24 years ago at the Fratellini Circus School(Paris). He studied Expressionist Dance, Clowning, and then, Indian Raga singing with an Indian master. He is the founder of the Fool at Heart School of Sacred Clowning and teaches, performs, & directs […]

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Authentic Dynamics Workshop: Momentum & Change (NY)

Authentic Dynamics: momentum and change for actors and clowns Join Under the Table’s Matt Chapman on Saturday, July 5 in Brooklyn for a unique physical investigation of the dynamics of the performer This world works on certain undeniable dynamics. To perform with authenticity, the actor must have the ability to identify and navigate them. In this workshop, a few fundamentals […]

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Daniel Stein workshop July 21-Aug 7 Berkeley, CA

I took this workshop 10 years ago at Dell’arte and it was fantastic then– I’m sure it’s gotten even better now. More information at http://www.berkeleyrep.org/school/adult_index.asp ==================================== generating new material: heart of a poet / mind of an actor / body of a gymnast Instructor: Daniel Stein Give your imagination a whack on the side of the head! Discover concrete ways […]

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6 week acting intensive in LA

6 week Acting Intensive YOU ARE YOULaboratory Theater Work for the foundations of the actor’s practice and the devising of performanceBased on Eastern European and Russian Traditions Monday Evenings May 19 – June 237 – 10pm $240limited scholarships available This Workshop will approach the necessities of creating a foundational actor’s practice and its application to monolog and scene work through […]

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Clown school in Norway June 24-July 20, 2008

International clown teacher Giovanni Fusetti will lead a class in Theatre Clowning in Kristiansand, Norway this summer from June 24-July 20. The class is limited to 14 students, and there are still a couple of places available. The class promises to be highly international– thus far they have received applications from Austria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Norway, South Africa, UK, and […]

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