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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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)