Holly Stoppit
The Online Clown Academy
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Zoom Clown 3
Personal Political Clown Performance

This advanced course from The Online Clown Academy builds on Zoom Clown 2 - Building Blocks to Clown Devising. Over 6 weekly 2 ½ hour sessions, we'll introduce you to how to create clown performance from your own personal and political material. The course ends in a scratch performance at our upcoming Symposium of Stupidity (working title).

This brand new course draws on Holly and Robyn's specialities: exploring the personal and the political through playful performance. During the course Holly will lead you through explorations of how to play with your own personal material and Robyn will guide you through investigations to address political issues through your work. You'll then receive support from Holly, Robyn and the other members of the group to create a short solo piece to be performed in an online cabaret as part of The Online Clown Academy's Symposium of Stupidity (working title).

Zoom Clown 3 - Personal Political Clown Performance 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 and therapeutic clowning to take you on a journey into stupidity and beyond! 

Who's it for? 

This course is open to people who have completed Zoom Clown 2 – Building Blocks to Devising (previously known as Clown Workouts Advanced Clowning), plus people who have completed any of Holly's 5 day courses.

When? This course takes place on Zoom on Wednesday evenings 7-9.30pm UK time. 

Dates: September 30th, October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and November 4th. 

The final performance will take place on zoom in the evening on Friday 6th November. 

Where? Zoom 

How much? £180 / £150 / £120 / £80* for the 6 week block + booking fee (select the level of payment that best suits your pocket)

* Limited £80 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

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. To read about what we've been up to, see this blog. 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.

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30 September 2020 - 06 November 2020

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