2 – 8 February 2004
Clowns are the personification of the human condition and with them we are able to laugh at what it is to be who and what we are... and who and what we are not !
Conducted by master clown teacher and performer Tom Greder, the workshop is aimed at performers with preliminary experience who wish to gain greater insights into their motivations, abilities & work as artists. The work will help participants to develop a deeper understanding of their creative process and find a more articulate, meaningful and relevant form of personal and artistic expression in their performance.
By exploring the state of ‘play’ through roll situations, group & individual exercises and games participants discover what it is to be a human. They discover the paradoxes, ironies and absurdities of the human condition... and, as a result, they discover the domain of humour and the clown. Participants can expect to gain a deeper practical and theoretical understanding of their creative processes, an understanding of the nature, significance and creation of humour, explore techniques for freeing up movement, fantasy and speech, and, develop a more articulate, meaningful and relevant form of personal and artistic expression.
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