What Can Your Clown Do For The World?
As part of the Clowns In Crisis Conference from The Online Clown Academy, Robyn Hambrook, Hilary Ramsden and Sabine Choucair offer a workshop investigating how clowning can help others in times of crisis.
Clowns appear throughout history and across cultures, as the fool, the buffoon, the idiot that speaks truth to power. It is from this unique position in society that the clown can critique and disrupt the status quo. The form allows us to explore political, social and environmental issues through play, parody and humour while releasing subversive powers within each individual.
In this exciting co-lab Robyn Hambrook (Bristol Rebel Clowns, The Online Clown Academy) is joined by Hilary Ramsden (Clandestine Rebel Insurgent Rebel Clown Army, UK) and Sabine Choucair (Clown Me In, Beirut) .Three rebel clowns lead a practical exploration of the role of the clown in times of crisis and the political applications of clowning.
Open to anyone aged 18+ who is interested in diving in and exploring the theme.
This is a ticketed event which takes place on Zoom on Sunday 8th November 2.30-5pm (UK time).
£20-£60 (+ booking fee) Pay what you can. There are limited places. You'll need to register for a ticket and we'll send out the Zoom link the day before the workshop.
Over the weekend of the 6-8 November, The Online Clown Academy are asking: How Can Clowning Help You and How Can Clowns Help Others In Times Of Crisis? There are many other events on offer over the weekend, including workshops, a panel discussion, an Open Space discussion and performances. Find out more here:
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1778405618991909
Holly Stoppit's blog: https://www.hollystoppit.com/blog/clowns-in-crisis-conference
Who Is The Online Clown Academy?
The Online Clown Academy was set up by UK based clown teachers Holly Stoppit and Robyn Hambrook, during the coronavirus pandemic. Holly is originally from a circus and street theatre background and has since trained as a dramatherpist, she specialises in clowning for adult mental health. Robyn is a physical theatre performer, community circus practitioner and leader of the Bristol Rebel Clowns.
Holly Stoppit's website: https://www.hollystoppit.com
Robyn Hambrook's website: https://www.robynhambrook.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Online-Clown-Academy-100444108332167
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/219905246053173
Robyn and Holly decided to organise this conference so that they can explore where their two worlds overlap and to meet others who are playing with personal experiences and political resistance through clowning.
To find out more about The Online Clown Academy: https://www.hollystoppit.com/blog/introducing-the-online-clown-academy
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|Minimum Age: 18|
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