Clown

Posted on 04 Mar 2013 in | Comments Off on Clown

“The clown brings everyone in the public down to the common state of a one year-old.”

As the students encounter the phenomena of the clown, they develop a freedom of play while discovering their stock comic character, their unique way of making people laugh. Working with the solitude of the clown gives them a sense of being well centered in themselves on stage and in touch with the immediate circumstances. Working with the naiveté of the clown gives each student experience with a basic human condition and their own vulnerability. They discover that their personal vulnerability is what makes them interesting on stage no matter what style they are performing in.

“ I remain just one thing, and one thing only – and that’s a clown.  It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.  –Charles Chaplin ”

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