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Clowning Summer School 2017

This 5 day course builds on Holly’s Introduction to Clowning Weekend, offering participants opportunities to drop deeper into the state of clown, exploring ever riskier realms of interactive clown improvisation, whilst learning new skills and structures for clown theatre devising.

Hooray! 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.

Summer 2017 Clowning Summer School dates:

August 21st - 25th

Application deadline:

20th March

Course costs:

£350* / £300** / £250***
*This is our sponsor rate. It's for those who are earning enough money that they feel able to support another participant to attend for the supported rate.
**This is our standard rate.
***This is our supported rate for those who are unemployed or in full time education.

You need to have completed Holly's Introduction To Clowning to attend this course.

“Holly’s teaching style is fantastic, very free, inspiring and insightful.”

“Holly is totally unrelenting in her selflessness, her sense and knowledge of humour is mindblowing. She is a true inspiration.”

“You don’t need to be a performer, thats the whole point. Holly makes you do things you wouldn’t know you can do. [This training] helps you being a grown up by acting like a kid, really helps you to remember your true feelings, understand them and react to situations with your true feelings, makes you comfortable to look into peoples eyes and you can say I'm a CLOWN.”

BOOK A PLACE ON Clowning Summer School 2017

Bristol- August

21 August 2017 - 25 August 2017

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