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Dates: August 27th, 28th and 29th, 2021

Where: Online
Cost: $175 plus hst
20% discount for students, returning participants, union members.
Pre-registration and payment is required as space will be limited to 14 people.

This work encourages us to show up- to explore an open channel between ourselves and the audience or scene partner. Clown teaches us not to push too much or shy away but to bring our full selves to the moment – to find our open, sensitive, vulnerable, human and ridiculous quality.

The clown, unlike the comic, isn’t trying to be funny. They are committed to showing their virtuosity as a performer with such openness, vulnerability and presence that we burst out laughing. We laugh because their pleasure to play is great. We also laugh when things go wrong for the clown or they aren’t received the way they thought they would be. We are engaged by seeing the clown deal with their situation. We fall in love with their energy; something we recognize; something deeply and ridiculously human.

During weekend intensive we will explore:
-Plugging into a powerful energy source within -our pleasure to play.
-Using costume and body mask to find greater freedom.
-Creating ridiculous ensemble work.
-The alchemy of failure or becoming friends with flop; How the moment things go wrong is often when we are most present.
-Developing a short clown piece.

Open to actors, non-actors, clowns, artists, brave souls and those craving to reconnect with play and laughter and the liberation that comes with falling flat on your face.

John Beale is an actor and the master teacher of Clown and Bouffon for the Humber Theatre Arts Performance Program. He teaches clown and improv for Seneca College and Randolph College, Character Study for George Brown’s School of Media and Performing Arts and Acting and Scene Study at the Toronto Film School. He has been teaching publicly offered performance workshops in Clown and Presence for over 15 years. John is a graduate of the Philippe Gaulier International Theater School in Paris, France.

When:
August 27th, 28th and 29th, 2021
Friday 7-9
Saturday 10-12, 1-3 and 4-6
Sunday 10-12, 1-3 and 4-6
Where:
Online
Cost:
$175 plus hst
20% discount for students, returning participants, union members.
Pre-registration and payment is required as space will be limited to 14 people.

REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION
www.johnbeale.net
john@johnbeale.net
416-892-4322
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“With this work people have to find a way of being beautiful and surprising…and by beautiful I mean being in the grip of pleasure or freedom.”
Philippe Gaulier

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