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Deepening Clown (5-days)

This 5-day course picks up where Holly Stoppit’s Introduction to Clowning Weekend finishes. The course is a carefully plotted descent into the deeper realms of clown.

Please note, you need to have completed Holly's Introduction To Clowning to attend this course.

What will happen to you?

-You'll be guided through exercises to help you increase your sensitivity.
-You'll build up the courage to express new levels of ridiculousness, with your voice, body and imagination.
- You'll deepen your understanding of rhythm and surprise, the mechanics of physical comedy
- You'll continue exploring how it feels to see and be seen and carry on with the work of removing blocks to connection.
- You'll have guided practice at owning / playing with the flop, giving you greater freedom to play on stage.
- You'll get to play at dressing up!
-You may get to go out in public in the state of clown on the last day and make some friends.*
- You'll be guided through reflection sessions to capture your clown’s wisdom.
-you'll get to hang out with a room full of playful people for a whole week!

*going out to play has been the finale of the previous two 5-day clown courses, but we'll wait and see whether it feels right for this group.

To read about what happened during Holly's Clowning Summer School 2017, check out this here blog.

May 2019 course details

  • Dates: Monday 27 - Friday 31 May 2019
  • Times: 10-6 each day. 
  • People: 12 max
  • Venue: Central Bristol
  • Deadline for applications: 8th April
  • Application form: at the bottom of this page.
  • Facebook event here.

August 2019 course details

  • Dates: Monday 5 - Friday 9 August 2019
  • Times: 10-6 each day. 
  • People: 12 max
  • Venue: Central Bristol
  • Deadline for applications: 7th June
  • Application form: at the bottom of this page.
  • Facebook event: here
  • Cost: This workshop is part of Holly's 4-week summer school, you can attend however many weeks you like, discounts available for multiple weeks.
  • 1 week: £350 std / £325 low income / £300 no income
  • Any 2 weeks: £50 discount: £650 std / £600 low income / £550 no income
  • Any 3 weeks: £150 discount: £900 std / £825 low income / £750 no income
  • All four weeks:  £300 discount: £1100 std / £1000 low income / £900 no income.
  • See the full summer school programme here.

“Fun, silly, cathartic, deep, real, therapeutic, adventure, liberating.”

“A deep dive into fuller, funnier, more compassionate relationship with yourself, other people and the world around you. A massive opportunity to learn to play whatever the emotional weather or outside context.”

“The whole week was an absolute treat.”

BOOK A PLACE ON Deepening Clown (5-days)

Bristol May 2019

27 May 2019 - 31 May 2019

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Bristol August 2019

05 August 2019 - 09 August 2019

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