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Workshop (Calgary): Intro to Clown – Urban Curvz

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Workshop (Calgary): Intro to Clown – Urban Curvz


A three day workshop
May 8-10, 2015

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it” – Robin Willaims

Spend three days exploring the world of clown with Jacqueline Russell.

Clown offers artists of all backgrounds a unique way to access the imagination. During the workshop participants will explore games and exercises designed to cultivate freedom to physicalize, breathe and respond with honesty.

Designed for those with little or no previous experience with clown, this workshop is a safe and fun way to get a taste of some of the fundamentals of clown training. Individual and group activities will give participants the chance to practice listening, following impulses and developing a sense of play.

It is not necessary to be a performer to take this course. Anyone curious about the world of clown is welcome.

About Jacqueline Russell

Jacqueline Russell is a Calgary based director and performer and a graduate of the University of Alberta BFA Acting program. She has studied mask, clown and physical theatre extensively at the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance (MCCP). During the summer of 2014 Jacqueline was an artist in residence the MCCP, where she co-created (with Jed Tomlinson) The Sama Kutra (directed by renowned Canadian clown Michael Kennard). Jacqueline’s other clown credits include I’m So Happy For You (Urban Curvz), Going to the Chapel (The Golden Age Circus Cabaret), The Worry Wart (Edmonton Fringe) and Raunch (Western Canda Fringe Tour with co-creator Alice Nelson). Jacqueline has studied clown with Tami Dowler-Coltman, Jan Henderson, Michael Kennard and John Turner. In addition to being a clown, Jacqueline is the Artistic Director for Urban Curvz Theatre.

Workshop will run May 8, 9 & 10th.
May 8: 7-10 pm
May 9: 10 am – 5pm
May 10: 10 am – 5 pm.
Investment: $225 Early bird $175 (before April 15)
($100 deposit required by April 30, 2015)

Deadline to register April 30, 3015
Please email to register or for more information.
Location in Calgary- TBA.

*** Participants should bring with them: Comfy clothes to move in, clean indoor shoes, lunch, water bottle, note book & pen

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