5 Days of Clown with Peter Sweet
28 September – 2 October 2016
The simple open presence of each person, revealing themselves generously to an audience, is the source of the comedy that we will explore in this workshop. We will work playfully and precisely to reveal the particular way that each of you is hilariously funny. To start we will cover the fundamentals of contact, breath and presence that make all of your actions come alive onstage. From here we will enter the ecstatic madness of the clown-state (!), where common non-sense becomes obvious fact and doing absolutely nothing is the funniest thing anyone’s ever seen. Learn to follow the impulses that come from your core movement and discover your clown, with it’s own rhythm, comedic timing, voice and way of relating to the world.
This is work is simple, clear and full of play. You don’t need any special experience before you arrive, just the desire to live fully and share what your are with your audience. There is great potential for poetry, madness and human understanding. Come prepared to laugh, cry, shake like puppy that’s just out of the bath and generally exceed your expectations of what is possible.
Price – Early bird: 200€ On the door: 250€
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Peter Sweet has been working professionally as a circus artist, clown, teacher and director since 2000. He has toured his solo show, “Meet Pete Sweet,” to hundreds of festivals, circuses, and theaters in more than 20 countries. Peter has trained deeply and broadly in Circus, Physical Theater, dance, Wutao breath work and the Alexander Technique. He has completed more than 10 years of education in the arts, studying full-time at Helikos: International School of Theater Creation in Florence Italy, The Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Salzburg, Austria, Ecole du Cirque Zofy in Sion, Switzerland and the Tao Centre in Paris, France.