Inner Clown/Butoh Clown

This workshop aims to illuminate your inner clown world and to taste butoh clown to connect to the deeper layers and energies that move your clown.  the workshop will be mostly in German, with occasional English (translated).

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Inner Clown
Developing the clown from the inner impulse, connected to your sense of humor, delight, mischief and more….This workshop is for clowns who wish to explore their inner clown world, to develop clown from the inside rather than putting it on.
Using your personal sense of humor, your sense of fun, funny and all your senses as a guide, define and map your clown world. Expand this universe through improvisations, short set pieces, solos and duos. A series of opportunities to define, deepen and expand your clowns’ non-verbal vocabulary and emotional expression. Inviting humor and lightness into how the clown feels, developing capacity to create resonance and connection with the audience. Work with different levels of expression, from subtle elements of lightness to expansive exuberance.
Based in Richard Pochinko’s (Canadian) clowning method, and physical theater pedagogy, the workshop also integrates a large number of Asian principles and influences – Kyogen, Butoh, Taoist health exercises, Shintaido and Zen.

Butohclown combines aspects of butoh dance with the theatricality and physicality of the clown. Participants invite their clowns to integrate butoh’s ‘being part of the space’ and ‘being danced,’ which in turn demands that the clown slows down their movement; slows way way down to a place of ‘being’ rather than doing.  This creates an in-depth internal connection that strengthens the clown’s external clarity and physical expression. This gives the clown tools to explore and develop material, to decompose moments which reveals the fundamental energies driving the clown, and offering pathways to play (with) them.