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Poetry of the Inner Idiot(s): Theatre Clown Workshop

Poetry of the Inner Idiot(s): Theatre Clown Workshop

This workshop is inspired by the teachings of Jacques Lecoq and invites participants to explore the parameters of one’s own comic persona(s) through theatrical clowning. Theatrical clowning is character-oriented and explores the dynamics of the clown’s reactions to the world which rejects them, exacerbating their perpetual failure. Regardless of the failure and bafflement, however, the clown never gives up – they are too naive to comprehend adversity. Through a number of physical improvisation exercises participants will explore the state of clown and will engage with a range of clownesque scenarios, exploring a variety of statuses, emotions, relationships with other clown-characters as well as the audience.

This workshop specifically appeals to those who have attended BPTP clowning workshops previously, but new-comers are very welcome, too.

Prices: £45 (full) £35 (conc) £30 (returners)
Bookings and info: igne.workshops@gmail.com

For more information about Bristol Physical Theatre Project please visitwww.bptp.live

About the facilitator:

Igne is Bristol-based theatre-maker and founder of Bristol Physical Theatre Project. She trained at L’Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris and also holds a BA in Drama at UWE in Bristol. Whilst in Paris, Igne has also had an opportunity to train with Peter Brook (International Centre for Theatre Research) and Nina Dipla (Tanztheatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch). After completing her two – year course at Lecoq, Igne continued her research at Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico (INDA) in Syracuse, Italy, where she also worked as a visiting movement teacher for the undergraduate actors’ course (2013-2014). As a performer and theatre-maker Igne has collaborated with The Missing Pieces (Hamilton House, Bristol Old Vic), The Edible Theatre (Bristol Old Vic, Theatre Uncut), The Mechanical Animal Coorporation (The Paintworks, Bristol Old Vic, Edinburgh Fringe), Panevezio Dramos Teatras (Lithuania), O&O Ensemble (The Wardrobe, The Lyric Theatre, Theatre N16 Balham, The Shoebox Theatre, Exeter Phoenix)

Effortlessly Funny, clowning workshop, Dance space, Bristol

Effortlessly Funny

Effortless Funny – A 3 day clowning workshop with Jamie Wood 

I Am Nincompoop is really excited to be bringing the wonderful Jamie Wood to Bristol with a workshop invitation to show us how to let down the defenses that prevent people from laughing.

This will be a workshop led by Jamie, exploring his definition of the word, We try very hard all the time to not appear idiotic, what would happen if we stopped trying? It will lead participants through a series of exercises and provocations connecting body, voice and imagination with the presence of an audience, and explore the laughter that can result when that relationship is fully embraced.


To create an atmosphere of play, support and provocation which encourages participants to open up and share themselves fully with an audience and experience and enjoy the resulting laughter


£150 full price

£125 concession

£20 deposit required to secure a space with full payment required by 10 th April



21 st – 23 rd April

10am – 5.30pm



To book a space email hello@iamnincompoop.com