Clown Diving in Nature
Clown Diving in Nature proposes an immersion in the work of clowns in close relationship with nature.
In this course we work on the sensitive and poetic state of the clown from a deep connection with our senses and our intuition. We will research around our primordial feelings and emotions, approaching the state of the elements of nature and the animal.
We will dive inward to discover clues that reveal our authenticity and spontaneity. We will focus our attention on what our body is asking us for to produce the pleasure of being and playing from exploration with and for nature.
We will do group and triplet exercises where we will work our energy, focus and listening in order to redeem ourselves and be free. Where we don’t think but where we connect with a deeper feeling.
In the latter part of the course you will focus on creating short created clown “moments” or “sketches” specified in relation to space.
Target audience : groups of children and carers. For parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, godmothers and godchildren, teachers and students…
Minimim number 6 people.
Maximum number 50 people.
Sessions lasting 90 minutes to 3 hours technical needs: large and bright space;
Soud equipment. It is advisable to brind comfortable clothes and shoes.
Small and big are delighted when it comes to playing because for the human being is through play that he learns about himself and the world, expresses emotions and reveals their subjects of interest. Through play, the human being experiences and learns in a logic of trial and error.
The clown is the guiding figure of this Brincá-Brac workshop that challenges adults and children. To be a clown is to be spontaneous again and to be driven by creativity in the here and now.
At Play-Brac we propose to think about the importance that “playing together” can have in our day to day and help improve it by bringing laughter and complicity in relationships. Playing just for the pleasure of doing so, without fear of making mistakes, sets up a predisposition for experimentation, daydreaming, laughter, and creation. In addition, through the game we connect with each other in a sincere and empathic way.
First we start the session with some games and exercises of disinhibition and confidence. Soon after we experimented with some group and peer dynamics. In the end, we make some improvisations from everyday objects and materials, letting us guide our imagination.
This is a workshop for introducing the state and the clown game. The clown or clown is a state that lives and pulsates from ourselves when we accept “being” in essence and purity, driven by the pleasure and desire to play and play. In a vision of the clown as an archetype, lived from a state of authenticity, madness and surrender, let us seek the laughability of our presence, in connection with the public and our partners.
We will work our generosity and deep listening and enjoy our crazy clown and our authenticity.
We will connect with the Here and Now. Sailing through unfamiliar seas, we revisit this Clown Crossing through specific exercises, the pleasure of playing and the acceptance of error. In this workshop we try to let the body “talk” and become aware of how this body pulses and lives from emotion and fragility and then we look for their comic potential.
Duration from 3h to 20h / minimum number of participants: 6; maximum no. 20
The Visiting Clown
The VISITING CLown is the one who, in the most varied social contexts: schools, families, homes, prisons, hospitals, among others, can bring out the deep sense of humanity and connection between human beings through empathy and play.
Social clowning differs from circus, theatre or street clowning in that it focuses on relationships and encounters, where the person being visited is seen not just as a “spectator” but as a fundamental part of the clown’s game, in which we transform and are transformed.
In this workshop we won’t learn how to create a show or how to make a large audience laugh, but we will understand how the specific mechanisms of the clown’s language can help us in our work with audiences in social or therapeutic intervention contexts. In order to do this, we will go further in our process of self-knowledge and then intervene with others.
This workshop will cover
– Body and sound exercises that allow us to develop each person’s playful and communicative expression;
– The encounter: presence, listening and empathy;
– Emotions and their expression through the body;
– The clown’s positive attitude;
– The generosity, authenticity and vulnerability of the clown state;
– The state of curiosity and the clown’s mask in spatial play;
– The game (pairs/trio/group): pleasure, creativity and improvisation;
– The specificity of social contexts for clown intervention and various forms of application – guiding and being guided;
The general public; anyone interested in learning about and discovering their own playful and creative way of communicating, volunteers, teachers, animators, health professionals, performing arts students, the curious, artists wishing to implement community intervention projects, artivists, among others … over 16
About Palhaços Visitadores
workshop São Paulo, Brasil 2022
In the Rebel Clowning workshop we start with the figure of the clown as the archetype of transgression and laughter.
The clown exists in a space of threshold, border or transition.
Between the dream and the real, the clown poetically fills in the empty spaces that delimit one from the other. We can therefore say that the clown is the realisation of a possible utopia, in the encounter between the imaginary, the subversive and the everyday.
Drawing inspiration from ancient figures such as the clown shaman, the buffoon and the theatre priest, we investigated how clowns can look at the world we live in from their innocence and deep humanity.
Through the intersection of specific exercises in buffoonery, street theatre and theatre of the oppressed, we investigate how the clown inhabits unconventional spaces, such as the street, the square, areas of protest or activism.
Clowns are masters of the art of ritualising, amplifying and dilating emotions, sensations and their bodies. Since ancient times, they have been the ones who exaggerate behaviour, parody the status quo and reveal the invisible side, the shadow of the human being. Here, @ artist allows himself to be seen as he is and mirrors the imperfections of humanity, playing from his vulnerability and authenticity, from a zone of pleasure.
Laughter unites, liberates and transforms.
“You have to toughen up without losing tenderness”
Anyone interested or curious in discovering or developing the art of clowning, from 16 to