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Saturdays: Sept 21, Oct 26, Nov 23 3-6pm

A monthly drop in opportunity to develop your clown turn.

Saturdays: Sept 21, Oct 26, Nov 23 3-6pm
$60 /person/visit
TDT studios, 80 Winchester St./Parliament
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Performed at a cabaret, or have a turn gathering dust on the shelf? Not sure where to go with it next? These classes are a drop in opportunity to rehearse turns, get feedback and learn skills to edit and practice on your own. All levels of experience very welcome. Please register for which days you will be attending and bring a piece of work to the 3 hour clinic. Feel free to come back each week! Each session will include a 45 min physical and clown warmup and then 20-40 minutes of rehearsal per person (depending on class size) with Fiona and Calvin. We will be keeping these classes intimate, in order that every participant gets a solid session of rehearsal, so book your places fast!

Calvin Petersen is a performance creator, director and clown from Wellington, New Zealand and currently based in Toronto. He trained at Toi Whakaari: The New Zealand Drama School, where he earned his Masters (MTA: Directing) specialising in creating collaborative devised theatre. Since moving to Toronto in November 2017, Calvin has assistant directed Hand to God at the Coal Mine Theatre and I, Malvolio in the Toronto Fringe, and directed two shows for the Toronto Festival of Clowns, Grave and Sharon and Steve.

Fiona Griffiths (RN, BFA, MFA, MA) is an acclaimed multimedia theatre artist with extensive performing, touring and teaching experience in dance, theatre and clown. Intensive multidisciplinary study in all aspects of performance has resulted SourceWork, integrating both the inner and outer performative experience. She worked closely with Richard Pochinko and coaches many clowns including Mump and Smoot, Karen Hines, Morro and Jasp, Christel Bartelse, 'Ethel' and Wanda Carrol. Fiona was part of the team for the Dora award winning work Kittley Bender created and performed by Jen Dallas. Fiona regularly teaches SourceWork work nationally and internationally and collaborates with performers from all disciplines. As well as her private practice, she also teaches at The Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance.


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