Clowning Out Of Chaos Conference

Apr 05 2021

Holly Stoppit
Image credit: Clowning Out Of Chaos Conference Poster - image by Jeremy Fennell, design by Robyn Hambrook

The Online Clown Academy proudly presents their second online conference: 

Clowning Out Of Chaos

As we start to emerge, blinking, into this new post-coronavirus world, we’re asking:

- How can we clown with chaos?

- How can clowning help us move beyond chaos and create the world we want to live in?

Over the weekend of 21 - 23 May 2021, we'll be offering a programme of workshops, seminars, performances, panel discussions and an Open Space event where you get to set the agenda and have the conversations you need to have.

We held our first online conference, Clowns In Crisis, in November 2020, attracting a worldwide gaggle of clowns to come together to play, learn, laugh and share. It was very well received and started many new conversations and collaborations. Read about what happened and see videos of performances and discussions here.

The Clowning Out Of Chaos Conference builds on the success of last year, bringing more to the table than before, and looking towards the futures we want to see. We'll be releasing details of all this year’s conference events as soon as we can, but for now, save the dates, from the evening of Friday 21 May – the evening of Sunday 23 May 2021.

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About The Online Clown Academy

The Online Clown Academy (TOCA) was originally created as a space for clowns of all ages and all stages of their clown evolution to meet, play, connect and share their creative hilarity during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. Have a read of this blog to find out what we've been up to.

About Holly Stoppit

Holly is a facilitator, performance skills teacher, theatre director and dramatherapist, specialising in live, interactive, improvised and devised performance. Holly grew up in the circus and worked as a clown for over 2 decades before hanging up her red nose to specialise in facilitating the birth of baby clowns and the creation of clown performance. At the heart of all of Hollys work is a desire to promote creative discovery and connection through play. More about Holly:

About Robyn Hambrook

Robyn is a performance artist, director, teacher and producer with over twenty years experience. Her passion lies in physical theatre, circus, street arts and rebel clowning. Participation is at the heart of her work, she enjoys involving community & artists in the creative process and creating work that asks the audience to join in, empowering everyone she meets to realise their own creative potential. Check out Robyn's website:

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