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 from disciples of Grotowski, Suzuki, Marceau, Decroux, Lecoq, Meyerhold, M. Chekhov, Vakhtangov.

He teaches a Clown Lab in NY on a fairly regular basis. The product, or clinical trial, as he prefers to call it, of one of those Clown Labs will be coming up on Feb 13 & 14.

I haven’t studied with him, so can’t really say what his teaching style is like. His website and (clown journal) was a bit too impenetrable for me to figure out exactly what he is all about.

With most things like this, the best way to figure out if you want to study with him is to go see some of his work. Here are the details to check it out for yourself.

Clownical Trials
In situ modulation using perception action coupling and combined object vectors.

THEATERLAB
137 West 14th Street
New York, NY
February 12-13 at 8 pm
$10.00 Reservations: 212-929-2545
Featuring: Golan, Kathie Horejsi, Julie Josephson, Michaela Lind, Andrew Valins

Jef Johnson’s CLOWN LAB is dedicated to the exploration of the mechanisms underlying the nature of clown through behavior, experience and creative association. This is a clinical trial. Real humans will be used.

To find out more about Jef’s work, visit his website listed below:

http://www.nyclown.com

4 comments

  • …aaaaand you attended Clown College with one of the performers, Kathie Horejsi, also a NYC resident.cheers-mat

  • …aaaaand you attended Clown College with one of the performers, Kathie Horejsi, also a NYC resident.

    cheers
    -mat

  • Oh, I knew that! :o)Yes I did– and then Kathie and I went to Czechoslovakia together (although we weren't "together" in the coupled sense) to study with Czech clown Ctibor Turba.That chick just won't stop following me around! :o) (Actually she moved to Brooklyn long before I moved to Yonkers, so perhaps it is I who is stalking) Although living 45 minutes to an hour away across two bridges and about $9 worth of tolls each way can hardly be called stalking– well, at best it can be called non-efficient stalking.Sadly, I don't think I can attend the soiree. But somebody go and report back on it!

  • Oh, I knew that! :o)

    Yes I did– and then Kathie and I went to Czechoslovakia together (although we weren't "together" in the coupled sense) to study with Czech clown Ctibor Turba.

    That chick just won't stop following me around! :o) (Actually she moved to Brooklyn long before I moved to Yonkers, so perhaps it is I who is stalking) Although living 45 minutes to an hour away across two bridges and about $9 worth of tolls each way can hardly be called stalking– well, at best it can be called non-efficient stalking.

    Sadly, I don't think I can attend the soiree. But somebody go and report back on it!

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