I'm running the first ever clowndance course, in Leicester, UK, in July 2022, and I'm looking for dance artists and students to join me. We'll play, discover, experiment and throw some shapes.
Over the four days, we'll explore some of the fundamentals of theatrical clowning and physical comedy, reworked and specially tailored for dancers. We'll look at:
The material is derived from established clown, physical comedy and choreographic methods, and my own techniques and approaches, developed over more than fifteen years of professional practice.
The course is suitable for professional dance artists (performers, choreographers, teachers and community dance facilitators) and dance students age 18+. If you're interested in interdisciplinary performance, in making dance theatre work for diverse audiences, including families and children, and in making people laugh with your body, then this is for you!
The course will take place at De Montfort University's beautiful PACE building, which has fully accessible, professional standard dance studios. The campus is in central Leicester, which has excellent transport links.
The course is being offered for free, to make it as accessible as possible, and because it forms part of the practical, studio-based research within my PhD. Places are strictly limited to 12, and booking is essential.
Contact me for more information and to book your place!