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SUMMER PUPPETRY WORKSHOP – Aug. 15-17, 2014

In this three session workshop we will jump into the depths exploring single and multiple person puppet operation, found object puppetry as well as discussing world puppetry traditions and simple construction techniques and materials. Application deadline: July 25th. For a pdf flyer with full info, cost, application and schedule click here.

THIS WINTER - THREE INTENSIVES, ONE UNIQUE CLOWN COURSE!

We are very excited to be offering a 15 week Clown Workshop in the Winter of 2014-15. Physical Comedy, Prop Manipulation and Verbal Humor combined into one unique, comprehensive and dynamic workshop. What’s more, students can opt to study for 5, 10 or all 15 weeks making this Clown course both flexible and affordable for beginners and professionals alike. It starts with:

CLOWN: The Physical Comedian – Nov. 3 – Dec. 7, 2014

A 5 week workshop in Clown & Physical Comedy with a focus on developing your ability to express yourself physically, with classes in Mime & Movement, Slapstick, Solo & Partner Acrobatics and Improv. Our objective is to give you the tools to develop professional level performance material for cabaret, theatrical clowning, street theater and circus. This first Intensive leads to:

CLOWN: Puppet, Prop, Mask – Jan. 12 – Feb. 15, 2015

A 5 week workshop exploring the common language between Clown and Puppetry: transforming and manipulating a prop, bringing it to life as a partner, a puppet or a mask. Prop play is essential for good clowning. This workshop is an in-depth study to get the most out of your prop partners. A unique approach that builds on our first Intensive in physical expression. This workshop is followed by:

CLOWN: The Talking Clown – Feb. 23 – Mar. 29, 2015

This 5 week workshop explores the bridge between Clown and Stand Up Comedy, characters from the Commedia and the ribald humor of Bouffon.  A unique approach that builds on our first two Clown Workshops. Students can take any individual workshop, combine any two, or sign up for all three!

For details including schedule, tuition and scholarships click here.

Application deadline for Winter Intensives is Sep. 20, 2014

If you have any questions about any of our Clown workshops, send an email to Clown Conservatory Director Joe Dieffenbacher at joe@circuscenter.org. For more information about Clown Conservatory, what we teach, how we teach and who teaches it, check the links below.

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