NY Clown Training Opportunities

Training New York Downtown Clown Playground Conditioning for the Physical Performer with Keith Nelson of Bindlestiff Family Circus May 5th 9-10 pm. Come learn excercises that will keep you in top shape. More info: http://www.newyorkdowntownclown.com/workshops.htm New York Downtown Clown Slapstick Dojo – Every Wed- Info http://www.newyorkdowntownclown.com/workshops.htm Maestro Antonio Fava Commedia workshop– April 26th, 2008 Register now http://fava.stolenchair.org Columbus Program for […]

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Workshop with Ronlin Foreman 3/2 in Chicago

On Sunday March 2, Master Clown Teacher at the Dell’arte School RonLin Foreman and Joe Krienke will teach a class entitled: The Powerful Presence: Effort, Risk Momentum, Joy. The 3 hour workshop, at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, will include work on the actor’s presence, physical efforts, movement and improvisation. Ronlin was one of my teachers at Dell’arte. And while […]

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Circus Juventas

Circus Juventas is a performing arts youth circus school located in St. Paul, Minnesota and serving the Twin Cities metro area. They offer youth circus arts training and performance opportunities for children and youth ages 3 to 21 in a safe and noncompetitive environment. Circus Juventas was founded in 1994 by former circus performers Dan and Betty Butler. Originally known […]

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Clown School of San Francisco

The Clown School of San Francisco is a character based school that combines small classes with intensive personal work to create clown characters and routines. The focus is on creating work that is personal to the actor. The work is primarily theatrical and exploratory in nature– not particularly of the circus. The instructor, Christina Lewis Clinton, has been teaching workshops […]

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Dell’arte Workshop in LA 2/9/08

In conjunction with the LA tour of The Golden State, the Dell’Arte Company is offering a one-day workshop at 24th Street Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 9. Where: 24th Street TheatreWhen: Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, 2:00-6:00pmCost: $100 This four-hour workshop will be an exploration of the physical comedy techniques and ensemble-based exercises at the core of Dell’Arte’s work. Physical […]

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Circus Action International

Inspired by the success of Cirque du Soleil’s “Cirque du Monde”, Ethiopia’s “Circus of Hope” and Cambodia’s Phare Ponleu Selpak, Canadian director Jerry Snell has founded another institution for Youth at Risk using Circus and Performing Arts as a tool for helping migrant and street children, working children, freed bonded labor children, trafficked and victims of slave labor in Asia […]

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Emotion Masks

Cleaning up old papers, found this photo of masks. We used these in Arne Zaslove’s commedia class at Dell’arte in the summer of 1995. Arne, Carlo Mazzone-Clemente, and Joan Schirle team taught the class. Not sure who made the masks, but they are stunning, easy to use, and oh so much fun. (UPDATE:  Melody Anderson is the creator of these […]

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School of Physical Theatre, London England

The School of Physical Theatre is a full-time professional school based in London, UK, devoted to the training of physical theatre artists – writers, directors, and actors. The School offers a focused program – a voyage from the complex everyday world to its created reflection in the theatrical space. The School was founded in 1978 in Toronto, Canada under the […]

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NYC Tramp Workshop with Giovanni Fusetti 10/31-11/4

HUMAN TRASH A theatrical exploration of the American Archetype of THE TRAMP a workshop led by Giovanni Fusetti New York theater company The Combustibles is hosting a workshop taught by Giovanni Fusetti exploring the archetype of the Tramp. This workshop is part of the research and generation phase of a new production, Detritus, a show about waste in New York […]

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Toronto Physical Performance Workshops in November

Toronto clown Adam Lazarus and guest instructors Susanna Hood and Meagan O’Shea will present three weeks of workshops focusing on physical performance techniques. These 5 day courses will challenge students to take risks, hone their improvisational skills and push through performance inhibitions to find the pleasure of being present, space, rhythm, fixed point, complicity, focus, flop and play. Students will […]

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Portland OR: Intro to Clown Weekend 10/20-10/21

Barnaby King is teaching a workshop weekend in Portland OR. “INTRO TO CLOWN” Workshops Weekend – Oct 20/21 2-6pmInterstate Firehouse Cultural Center(5340 N Interstate Ave., Portland OR)Working with the basic concepts of clown work: connection, engagement, knowing yourself, playing with vulnerability and strength.Cost: $90 Barnaby’s Clown Training Philosophy The kind of clowning I teach stands apart from most clown training […]

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Jane Nichols

Jane Nichols is a teacher, director, and actor who has been teaching Clown for over 15 years. Her work brings together skills and techniques of Improvisation, Mask, Le Jeu, Physical Comedy, Clown, and Fool. She has studied with world-renowned Clown Master Philippe Gaulier, Avner Eisenberg (Avner the Eccentric), Clive Mendes (Theatre Complicite), Ronlin Foreman (DellArte School of Physical Theatre), Michael […]

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