Clown Training

Workshops and Trainings for performers who clown, on stage, in festivals, and in health care settings. His teaching focuses on ‘the funny’, lightness, inner and outer connection, non-verbal expression, human authenticity, awareness, and listening. Since studying Butoh Dance with Hiroko Tamano and Kazuo Ohno, Moshe has pioneered the ButohClown training method.

“The work with Moshe is unique, he speaks from the heart and goes far beyond a few techniques, he goes towards the clown as a way of feeling the other, of taking him with you through a language full of humor, truth and poetry, with Moshe you learn”

Grace

“A journey to the inside. Listening, exploring, expression. The sacred mischief in the eyes as an entrance to the humor and lightfulness. The clown doesn´t need a red nose, he´s inside you!”

Jean-Pierre

“Do you have fun? YES! Thank you very much for the wonderful workshop and the huge amount of exploring and remembering!”

Elisabeth

“He is an excellent guide for navigating the inner world and discovering emotional and expressive possibilities from sincerity and joy.”

Luisa

“Thank you for showing me the way to my inner clown. Thanks for you awareness.”

Helga

Workshop Offerings

For Current Offerings (please check calendar)

Inner Clown

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.

Improve your clown’s awareness, authenticity, and your capacity to embody clown.

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.

Requirements: A familiarity with your clown.

“He is an excellent guide for navigating the inner world and discovering emotional and expressive possibilities from sincerity and joy.”

 

Luisa

Butoh Clown

Butohclown, a practice developed by Moshe, 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.

“You create a wonderful space where I felt safe to try out, to play and where it was possible to take risks….. I really like the Butohclown-to slow down, to reduce creates an awareness for the small moments that are so full of secrets…”

“Butohclown is so good for the awareness of/for myself, and the others, and the world around you/me! Thank you very much, I’m so happy with this!”

Butoh Clown

For Health Care Clown Groups

Butoh Clown

Moshe is often working with Health Care/Hospital Clown Groups offering 2-5 day trainings. He designs the workshops with the artistic director addressing the clowns’ collective needs and wishes often working with butoh clown and mindfulness to offer renewal, refreshment and expansion of clown world, play, collaboration, lightness, subtlety and resiliency.

Moshe has worked with CliniClowns (Vienna, Upper Austria, Munich, Hanover, Hamburg, Köln, Dortmund,) Röten Nasen International, Röten Nasen, Deutschland, HCIM2018, HaHaHa Akademie, Clown Visite…

“I found the exercises you shared really applicable to our work. We sometimes have an idea that we are ‘present’ but in reality just think that we are. I think any practice that aids us in getting into the right hand brain is vital and frankly delicious! So thanks again! ”

 

Suzie F. Artistic Director. Hearts&Minds

Some of the Places Moshe has taught:

Clown/Circus Schools:

TUT schule, Ateneu No Barris, Ravensburg Clown Sommerakademie, SF Clown Conservatory, Wise Fool NM, Clown Encuentro.

Spiritual/Zen Centers

Zen Center Los Angeles, San Francisco Zen Center, St Virgil, Omega Institute, Le Forum (Paris FR), Tassajara, Village Zendo, ZLMC, Buddhistisches Zentrum Hamburg, Sivananda Yoga Retreat Bahamas…

HealthCare Clown Groups:

CliniClowns Austria, Röten Nasen Deutschland, KlinikClowns München, ClownVisite EV, HaHaHa Akademie, Dream Doctors Conference, Emergency Smile, HCIM2018, KlinikClowns Nürnberg…

Institutions:

Carlton College, World Philanthropy Forum, Alte Poste Kulturforum, Warsaw Academy of Drama, Cal Institute for the Arts, Walschule Flensburg, Children’s Day School SF, Nell-Breuning-Haus…

Organizations:

Paypal, Dolby, Google Arts, Center for Council, Medecins du Monde, Procurador de los Derechos Humanos…

Moshe’s Teachers

40 years of performing

Clown : Richard Pochinko and Ctibor Turba

Movement Theater: Sigfrido Aguilar, Antwerpen Mime School, Daniel Stein Mime School

Physical Theater: Phillipe Gaulier, Monica Pagneux

Voice: Roy Hart Theater (Rossignol, Ahkmatova, Saul, Vincente)

Kyogen: Kaoru Matsumoto, Juro Zenchku

Butoh Dance: Kazuo Ohno, Hiroko Tamano, Yoshito Ohno

Zen: Roshi Bernie Glassman, Roshi WEndy Egyoku Nakao, Roshi Michel Engu Dobbs.

Calendar

Upcoming training and workshops

Currently
Teaching
Online

InnerButohClown x 5 Online

InnerButohClown x 5 Online

We will meet for 6 Thursdays, mornings 10am-noon in California and evenings 19-21:00 in Europe. 
experience level:   familiarity with your  clown world
class size limit: 12
course language:  English. Potential assistance for people with limited English (French, German and Spanish) if agreed to in advance.

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Clown + Zen Online w/ Undine Bißmeier

Clown + Zen Online w/ Undine Bißmeier

Wir laden in den kurzen Wintertagen Leichtigkeit und Humor ein. Nutzen Sie die Gelegenheit, sich über Ihre bekannte Welt hinauszuwagen, sich selbst herauszufordern und sich selbst zu überraschen, indem Sie das “not knowing” – „Nicht-Wissen” – erkunden. In einer Reihe von Übungen und Meditationen verbinden wir die Perspektiven des Zen und der Clownerie. Genießen Sie an vier Winterabenden sowohl lustige als auch tiefgründige Momente, während Sie Ihre mentale Flexibilität fördern. Dabei entwickeln Sie spielend leicht die Fähigkeit, auf entspannte und kreative Weise mit Ihren Gefühlen und Gedanken zu leben. Clicken die ‘read more’ für mehr info und anmeldung link.

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ButohClown

ButohClown

Butoh Clown. Deepening Connection, Centering and Re-energizing Clown. An opportunity to deepen/reconnect /refresh/expand your clown world. When we bring our clown to the stage, our momentum amplifying our delight can take us beyond connection to the generating motor inside.  Using tools from the world of butoh dance, this workshop offers opportunities to slow your clown way down, (re)connect with your inner clown and expand your clown’s expressive universe….click the link ‘read more’ for more info and registration links

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