Venue: Yogasara studio
Performance Time: 10:00
Performance Duration: 7:00
Full Price: £180.00
Concession Price: £120.00
Box Office Phone Number: 07806 285 992
One week intensive Clowning course with Hanna Berry:
20th-24th August 2012.
5 days: £180 (£120 concs)
What is Clowning?
Clowning is about sharing the joys of being yourself and accepting yourself – as you are. It's about making ourselves at home in the world around us so that we can be expressive and spontaneous and love ourselves at the same time...
This work is not about creating a character. It’s about taking away the performance that gets in the way of us being authentic. The clown appears when you are completely sincere and present with what you are doing. To help you give character, colour and life to your clown we will be working with the vital energies described below.
This week is an opportunity to put everything down and to be truly present with ourselves and with others. Together we will create a safe space and fertile ground for the expression of your own authentic self.
Hanna Berry comes from France with a background in inter-disciplinary theatre, 10 years of experience of Clowning of experience to guide you expressing yourself through your own totally unique story through the body and vocal improvisations.
‘‘The clown’s authenticity brings us closer to the essence of our true selves that our social mask generally covers up. Clowning is a path towards oneself and so I invite you to do something you have never done before and take the next step on your own personal journey towards yourself… This may sound scary but your daring will truly enrich your experience of being human.’’ (Hanna Berry)
What will we be doing?
We will spend the first couple of days exploring the subtle sensations of our physical and emotional body through the vital energies of the masculine, the feminine, the childlike and the juvenile. Once we have become aware of the vital energies within us, we will be using the body and the voice to improvise from a place of ‘’spontaneous being’’ (not doing)
What are the vital energies we will be working with?
-Masculine: Action, focus and direction. It’s about mastering your actions and movements.
-Feminine: softness of being, receptivity, being in the moment, wandering.
-Childlike: 100% play. It’s how we relate to others and objects through game and character.
-Juvenile: Challenge and going to the end. Instability and hesitation.
Who is it for?
This course is open to all, whether you are a professional performer wanting to deepen your understanding of authentic performance, someone looking to deepen your understanding of self. Even if you have never ever done any performing in your life and you are simply somewhat intrigued or you just want to take a risk and surprise yourself, then this is the course for you!
For more info and to book contact:
07806 285 992
10-12 Picton st