Spymonkey Clown Workshops (NY & London)

I’ve featured Spymonkey Classes here before– this is the latest iteration.  They’ve got 2 weeks in NY and 1 week in London.  If you haven’t taken a workshop, check it out!


28th Nov – 2nd Dec 2011

People Show Studios, Pollard Row, London E2 6NB

Spymonkey Clown Masterclass

A five-day workshop with Aitor Basauri, Spymonkey co-founder and one of the most eagerly sought-after teachers in the field, a staff tutor at the École Philippe Gaulier in Paris and Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas. Develop and hone your comedic skills. Discover how to make an audience belly laugh. Be part of a great group dynamic, creating a fresh, trusting and highly enjoyable workshop in an atmosphere of revelation to find out how you’re funny.

Suitable for students, professionals and non-professionals, 18+

10.30am – 5pm cost: £250 (£230 concessions)

Download the booking form here


Spymonkey Clown Masterclasses 1 & 2


9 – 20 November 2011

Triskelion Arts
118 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11211

After a smashingly successful workshop in March, Aitor Basauri returns to Brooklyn, NY in November for two workshops! In addition, Aitor will be assisted by fellow Spymonkey founder Petra Massey for the first week in New York.


Week 1
Wed 9th – Sun 13th Nov 2011 10am to 5pm
This is a class for people studying with Aitor for the first time or for those interested in repeating the workshop. The class is for professionals, non-professionals, actors, dancers, and for anyone interested in any way!
Aitor Basauri is a Spymonkey co founder, clown teacher at the Phillipe Gaulier School, Paris and Cirque Du Soliel, Montreal.

Participants will learn to develop what makes them funny, hone their skills and discover how to make an audience belly laugh whilst being part of a great group dynamic. The performer who dares to stand before a crowd, unafraid to make mistakes and find pleasure in being wonderfully silly will reap fruitful rewards. We strongly believe that it is in this moment that the seed for the best performances can begin.

Age suitability: 18+


Week 2
Wed 16th – Sun 20th Nov 2011 10am to 5pm
This will be a continuation with an emphasis on building clown numbers open to anyone who has studied previously with Aitor. Please come with a number you’ve already begun to work on. This will be a continuation with an emphasis on building clown numbers open to anyone who has sutdied previously with Aitor.*

* If you have not worked with Aitor and are absolutely dying to take week 2 and can’t do week 1, please send an email anyway and they’ll see what they can arrange.


Workshop fee per week $450 (Early bird $400 by September 1st 2011)

For bookings and more details contact Hilary Chaplain on hilary@hilarychaplain.com


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