Holly Stoppit
The Online Clown Academy
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Zoom Clown 1
Clown Play

Cultivate more play, connection and spontaneity with this series of 4 weekly 2-hour interactive clowning sessions on Zoom.

This 4-week introductory course is designed for adults at all stages of their clown journeys, from beginners to pros. The Online Clown Academy invites you to drop into the open, curious state of clown and discover playful connection, from your zoom window across the globe.

"From the comfort of your own home, you will be taken on a grounding and exhilarating journey towards the magic that is your own creative, playful, idiotic self." Previous participant

Each week, you'll be invited to tune into your body through a short guided meditation, before jumping into facilitated playful movement explorations, designed to help you release tension and discover new ways of expressing yourself through your physicality. Then, through a series of simple tasks, you'll encounter your living space and it's familiar objects with fresh eyes and a playful heart. There'll be opportunities galore to connect and play with other clowns in fun and surprising ways. Plenty of laughter guaranteed!

"A mad romp through your own flat that helps you to become more comfortable being ridiculously silly in your own space with a group of highly enjoyable fools." Previous participant

Zoom Clown 1 – Clown Play is brought to you by The Online Clown Academy (previously Clown Workouts), which is headed up by professional idiots Robyn Hambrook and Holly Stoppit. Robyn and Holly will be co-facilitating each session, drawing on their vast experience and combined backgrounds in theatre clowning, rebel clowning (Robyn) and therapeutic clowning (Holly), to take you on a journey into stupidity and beyond! 

Holly Stoppit will not be offering any of her usual face-to-face training this term. The Online Clown Academy’s Zoom Clown 1 is an online alternative to Holly’s Introduction to Clowning weekend, offering a coherent foundation in clowning, fusing together both Holly’s and Robyn’s tried and tested approaches. 

Holly and Robyn have run this course 4 times since May 2020 and we are thrilled to unleash it on a brand new batch of idiots this autumn!

When? This October we are running 2 versions of this course, one on Thursday afternoons (3-5pm UK time) and one on Thursday evenings (7- 9pm UK time) 

Dates: October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd 

Where? Zoom 

How much? £100 / £80 / £60 / £40* for the 4 week block + booking fee (select the level of payment that best suits your pocket)

*Limited £40 bursary places only available until Friday 11th September

How do I book a place? 

1. Apply right away - we are allocating places on a first-come first-served basis 

2. Complete the short application form (at the bottom of this page)

3. If you are accepted for a place we will send you payment details 

4. Once you have paid we will send final joining information and your Zoom Clown link

About The Online Clown Academy

The Online Clown Academy 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. Find our facebook group here.

More 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 Holly’s work is a desire to promote creative discovery and connection through play. More about Holly here.

More 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 here.

Completing this course will give you access to our intermediate course: Zoom Clown 2 – Building Blocks to Clown Devising, which will take place in November and December 2020.

BOOK A PLACE ON Zoom Clown 1

Online Thursday daytimes 3-5pm

01 October 2020 - 22 October 2020

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Online Thursday evenings 7-9pm

01 October 2020 - 22 October 2020

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