Play & the Pleasure Principle with John Wright SOLD OUT

Sat Jun 01 2024 at 10:00 am to Sun Jun 02 2024 at 05:00 pm UTC+01:00

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Bristol Clown School
Publisher/HostBristol Clown School
Play & the Pleasure Principle with John Wright SOLD OUT
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Join pioneering clown teacher, theatre director and author, John Wright for weekend workshop exploring the basics of his approach to clown.
The course is designed to explore clown play. What is it? What can we do with it? And how can we inspire and develop it in theatre making?

You can clown with anything that appeals to you. Clowning establishes a liberating state of mind and a unique relationship with performance and the audience you're working with that you can to take directly to devising and theatre making.

Play & the Pleasure Principle is an entirely practical course based on a wide variety of games, interactions and exercises. You learn what you do and you do what you learn.

The idea is to give you seeds that you can plant for your self in your own practice and cultivate to suit your own taste bin the future.
This workshop is for performers and non-performers. People interested in laughter, play and connection with others.
DATE & LOCATION:
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June
10am - 5pm
Bristol Clown School
INVESTMENT:
£140-£190 depending on your resources
Pay your £50 deposit (non-refundable) to secure your place. Remainder payable by bank transfer before the workshop.
Contact [email protected] for booking and information
ABOUT JOHN WRIGHT:
John Wright is an award-winning international teacher and theatre-maker. He co-founded Trestle Theatre Company in 1980 and Told by an Idiot in 1993. He has worked on a string of productions and projects extending over three decades in Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and the UK, where his work has been seen at the National Theatre, the RSC, the Royal Court, the Almeida and the Royal Opera House.
He was granted a Greater London Arts Award for his contribution to professional training; and his belief that teaching is the greatest source of learning has enabled his ideas to be shaped and moulded by generations of students. He pioneered the teaching of Clown at university level and was one of the first people in the country to offer courses in devising.
He is the author of two books, Why Is That So Funny?: A Practical Exploration of Physical Comedy and Playing the Mask: Acting Without Bullshit.
WHAT OTHERS SAY:
"John creates an engaged and judgement free atmosphere in order for you to explore and play freely. I gained so much confidence from the workshop and tools to take forward in my practice. I look forward to joining in one of his sessions again."
Previous participant, The Anatomy of Play
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