2019 POETRY OF NONSENSE CLOWN WORKSHOP LAB
A 4-part weekend workshop series aimed at exploring the poetry of the clown, via dynamic phenomena, both visible and abstract. The elements, objects and materials, colours, and music will serve as inspiration for clown discovery.
Click on each workshop below to find out more.
6 & 7 April, 10am-4pm
What is the essence of the clown (of your clown), its being state? Uncovering clown through silence and stillness and finding the pleasure in discovery.
10 & 11 August, 10am-4pm
Exploring live sound and different musical works to create moments of conflict and comedy for the clown.
15 & 16 June, 10am-4pm
Physical approaches to finding and creating a clownesque body via every day phenomena like materials, objects and nature.
2 & 3 November, 10am-4pm
Investigation into finding a theatrical language to transform personal human tragedies and narratives into works of poetic clown performance for the stage.
Nice things said about Alicia...
Alicia’s way of teaching is very playful yet challenging and an extremely useful way of getting to know the clown within you. I learned so much about clowning during my classes with her and it was hands down one of the most valuable workshops I’ve ever done.
Mathias, clown student
'Clowning has been an inspiring and amazing experience. I've learnt so much about myself more than ever; to embrace my humanity, my flaws, my inner playful child, my insecurities.... I got to recognise and be open to rejection, silence, awkward moments, vulnerability... and being truthful to my feelings'.
- Carolina, clown student
I liked the Clowning that I learnt from Alicia Clownzález. Helped me be real in the present, in performance and in life.
Tim, clown student
Thank you so much for pushing me out of my comfort zone, however reluctant I was to be pushed. The class pushed me to be more comfortable with myself and with being vulnerable which is something I never was able to do before. Never thought that would be something I got out this class but I'm so happy I did. The class was so much fun and I hope you continue the classes!
- Heidi, clown student