CLOWN 4 - Method of Creation

(Prerequisite: Clown 1, 2, 3 and evaluation by the professor)

“Clowns are more than the sum of their gags. For me the gag is merely a secondary tool, punctuation at the end of a sequence, while it is the sequence itself which contains the true laughter and determines the power of the gag.”  James Keylon

Clown 4 is a place to meet and exchange with Clown Artists. This workshop is conceived for those who want to go further in creation, character and play with partners.

We will go deeper into the technique of Physical Play 'emotion/movement/text', the structure of numbers and we will work on developing the play Major/Minor, thus the questions of relationships inside partnerships. We will explain the palette of emotions and rhythms for each character in order to better understand the interior role inside a duo. We will tame the structured improvisations, rehearsals and the creation with the help of mini-numbers for two. We discover the importance of the emotional thru-line and the utility of the story thru-line. It is not what you do, but how you do it that is essential to the Clown.

It is not necessary to be in a Clown duo to inscribe in this workshop, the partners can be formed in the class (under the council of the professor).

At the end of the workshop, the students will be equipped with the tools to continue their research concretely and be able to evolve further in their work. On completion of this workshop you will be ready and have access to the Laboratory of clown.

Directed by Francine Côté and James Keylon (white clown “Alfredo”).

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