Nov 23rd and 24th, 2018
Location: TBA, Toronto
Cost: $300 + HST
50% discount for returning students
20% discount for Equity and ACTRA
Pre-registration and payment is required as
space will be limited to 14 people.
REGISTRATION AND MORE INFORMATION
This work helps us get unstuck. It teaches us to listen, to re-discover play, not to push too much or shy away but to let go and be attuned to the moment. You will discover your special quality that connects you to others, how to be present and engaging to an audience opening a channel between you and them. It's a rudimentary practice for anyone. More at www.johnbeale.net
“How do you find your clown? By following this saying to the letter: ‘When laughter breaks out, the clown isn’t far away. When laughter dies down, the clown goes away. Where is my clown? He is born in laughter, lives near laughter and dies beside laughter”-Philippe Gaulier.
With your pleasure PLAY and ability to FLOP with panache you will engage with a powerful force that connects you on a profound level to the audience, opening a channel between you and them. This is a connection that goes way beyond the gag. Open to all levels. For performers and non-performers.
“Finding one’s own Clown, in other words an absolute unique idiotic character, is an important moment in an actor’s life. The Clown’s way of playing is a special one. He is not only using his normal virtuosity as an actor, but he also has a frequently appearing playmate: - flop -. With this training we call him Mister Flop and we treat him with a heck of a lot of respect. Playing with Mister Flop happens after many, many other flops that weren’t at all deliberate. Mr. Flop will say to the Clown: “You are in trouble! - Salvage the show! The great delight of being on stage, combined with childish pleasure, fun and perhaps a very special yell make us love him again and the Clown is off to save the show. If the pleasure in staying on stage is great, then the Clown will be forgiven. He’s allowed to be no good over and over. If the pleasure is not great enough, the clown will look like someone ashamed at being no good. He won’t be loved. 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
For more information: http://www.johnbeale.net