NY Clown Festival Classes

The New York International Clown Festival has a lot of great classes coming up. Most of the teachers are well-known clown pedagogues (and for those of you with a small vocabulary– it doesn’t mean what you think it means! To the best of my knowledge, none of these teachers have ever been convicted (although I am sure they all have convictions of one sort or another)

What the festival doesn’t have is a good online schedule. At least I can’t find it. I’ve broken it down so that at least it’s chronological. Sadly, most of these classes are out of my schedule (that’s what I get for directing a play, teaching a university clowning class, and directing a festival all at once) All work and no learning makes Adam a sad boy! Or to borrow more directly from the movie — “KITS PALS KITS PALS KITS PALS”

I don’t have the time or space to write up each teacher individually– click on the MORE INFO LINK if you need to know more about the class. Also, each one will take you to a PURCHASE THIS CLASS LINK.

My recommendations: Eric Davis, Sue Morrison, and Dominique Jando are all excellent– I’ve done some of the Jando work previously, and Eric and Sue are supposed to both be great teachers. Stanley Allan Sherman’s class is great. The others are also supposed to be good, but I’ve heard less about them. Fusetti has taught at Dell’arte (my alma mater) but I never studied with him.

SAT & SUN Oct 6 & 7 9 AM- 3PM (1/2 HOUR BREAK FOR LUNCH)
Bouffon taught by Sue Morrison
COST: $300

TUE & WED OCT 9 & 10 9:30 AM- 1:30 PM
Introduction to Clown Through Mask taught by Sue Morrison
COST: $200

SAT OCT 13 1:30-3:30 PM

Circus Yoga taught by Kevin and Erin O’Keefe (Good for Whole Family!)

MON OCT 15 6:30-10:30 PM
Finding your Clown and Beginning to Write for Clown taught by Patrick de Valette
COST: $100

MON OCT 15 & WED OCT 17 2-5 PM
Leather Clown Nose Making Workshop
taught by Stanley Allan Sherman
COST: $182

SAT & SUN OCT 20 & 21 9 AM-1PM, 2-4PM
Working on Your Own Clown: A coaching workshop for clowns taught by Giovanni Fusetti
COST: $300

MON OCT 22 6:30-10:30 PM
Dynamics of Comedy: Space, Weight and Time in the Comic Situation
taught by Eric Davis
COST: $100

SAT OCT 27 10 AM- NOON & 1-3 PM
Classic Clown Entrées taught by Dominique Jando

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