Holly Stoppit's 2017 Summer School Programme!

Feb 09 2017

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It's the news you've all been waiting for! Holly Stoppit will be delivering a programme of five (that's FIVE) summer schools this year!

Summer schools are only open to a select few - those who have previously done a Holly Stoppit course. If you haven't already completed Introduction To Clowning, see this page for dates of upcoming courses.

Fooling Summer Schools • May 8-12 • June 12-16 

3 x 5-day courses in 'fooling', a wonderful form of solo improvisation where the performer walks into the empty space with no script, no plan and no ideas and discovers parts of themselves, (known as 'masks' in fooling) who are ready to be seen. Perhaps these masks will sing, perhaps they’ll dance, tell stories, spout poignant wisdom, or maybe they’ll just sit quietly and think about cheese. The performer's mission is to step out of the way of themselves, to allow the masks to live and be seen.

Advanced Fooling Summer School • August 7 - 11 • July 24th- 28th 

This 5-day course builds on the 5-day Fooling Summer School and is designed to take 8 brave explorers deeper into their fooling practice. Only for those who have already attended the Fooling Summer School. 

Clowning Summer School • August 21 - 25 

Jam-packed full of games and exercises that will help you to travel deeper into the state of clown. 

We will play and play for 5 whole days, discovering more about your clown each day. There will be opportunities galore to explore: • solo and ensemble improvisation • rhythm and surprise, the mechanics of physical comedy • audacious / authentic audience connection • owning / playing with the flop • status play • playful voice work • dressing up • performing for each other • plus guided reflection sessions to capture your clown’s wisdom.

For more info on each summer school, including cost, deadlines and application forms, follow the highlighted links above or email info@hollystoppit.com

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