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Workshop (Edmonton): 4 day Introduction to Clown

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Workshop (Edmonton): 4 day Introduction to Clown



Fool Moon/Small Matters Productions
May 3 – 6, 2018 Edmonton, Alberta

Many great actors are not great clowns, but every great clown is a great actor.

Master clown teacher Jan Henderson offers a 4 day introductory clown workshop.

Get in touch with your most authentic, playful self. Unleash your Inner Fool –
the one that has grown up within you, which society doesn’t allow you to express.
Learn to:
• Live in the moment
• Shoot from the heart
• Thrive on change
• Laugh at failure
• Break every rule but your own!

For performers and non-performers. Clowning is a highly regarded part of actor training, and Jan’s workshops have been a catalyst for creative awakening for people from all walks of life.

The best atmosphere for learning I’ve ever experienced.”
– Marianne Copithorne, AD, Freewill Shakespeare Festival, Edmonton

Fabulous course – amazing! This was the single best thing that has ever happened to me.”
– Chris Bullough, actor

When I consider all my university and theatre training, Jan’s courses are the ones I draw from the most.
– Deb Bird, Drama Teacher

Jan is an intuitive master – it’s impossible not to gain personal meaning from this workshop.
– Hazel Borg, pharmacist

• Dates: May 3 – 6, 2018
• Hours: 10 am – 6 pm ( 32 hours of instruction )
• Location: University of Alberta, Fine Arts Building
• Cost: $500 Includes a $50 deposit to confirm your registration, and materials
• Noses provided!

• For more info:
• To register:

JAN HENDERSON studied and performed extensively with master teacher, Richard Pochinko, and is one of Canada’s leading clown and mask teachers and directors. Her work is featured in the documentary films Phyllis’s Miracle, To Be A Clown ( NFB), and The Art of Clowning. Jan teaches at Grant McEwan University, Toy Guns Dance Theatre, and the University of Alberta, where she has received four awards for excellence in teaching. She is co-artistic director of Small Matters Productions, whose shows have toured to festivals in Western Canada, the Toronto Festival of Clowns, and the New York International Clown Theater Festival. Jan recently returned to the stage in the comedy, Over Her Dead Body, for Edmonton’s Fringe Theatre Adventures, and is the subject of a new documentary, now in production, called the The Wise Fool.

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