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Workshop (Edmonton): Introduction to Clown

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Workshop (Edmonton): Introduction to Clown

 

MAKE A FOOL OF YOUR SELF – and enjoy it!
Fool Moon & Small Matters Productions

WHEN: May 2 -5, 2019

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

LEARN TO:

  • UNLEASH YOUR INNER FOOL
  • 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. Jan’s workshops have been a catalyst for creative awakening for people from all walks of life

JAN HENDERSON is one of Canada’s leading clown and mask teachers and directors. She studied and performed extensively with master teacher, Richard Pochinko, before co-founding with him what is now the Theatre Resource Centre, Toronto. From 1982-91 she was co-artistic director and performer with internationally acclaimed Small Change Theatre, literally clowning her way around the world, discovering first hand that laughter is the universal language. 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. Most recently, she taught a workshop at Toronto’s Young People’s Theatre on Clown technique as applied to Waiting For Godot. Her work is featured in the documentary Phyllis’s Miracle, the NFB film To Be A Clown, and the U of A films, The Art of Clowning and Clown and Mask. Jan directs for Girl Clown Theatre, and is co-artistic director of Small Matters Productions, whose shows have toured to festivals in Western Canada, and performed at Edmonton’s Play the Fool Festival, the Toronto Festival of Clowns, and the New York International Clown Theater Festival. She is on the Creative Faculty of Leadership Development at the Banff Centre, and is a recipient of Global Television’s 2005 Woman of Vision award. In 2014 she was nominated for an Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award for the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts, Edmonton. After a twenty-five year hiatus, Jan recently returned to the stage in the popular clownesque comedy, Over Her Dead Body, for Edmonton’s Fringe Theatre Adventures, and she is the subject of a new documentary, now in production, called the The Wise Fool. www.foolmoon.org www.smallmatters.ca

Hours: 10 am – 6 pm ( 32 hours of instruction )
Location: The University of Alberta
112th Street and 87th Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
Fee: $500 includes $100 deposit to confirm registration
Max: 12 participants

For more information and to register: Contact [email protected]

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

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

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