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Find Your Funny: Intro to Clown (Level 1)

  • About this Workshop

    In this 3hr workshop, participants will learn how to discover their inner idiot. They will be encouraged to embrace their playfulness, encouraged to take risks, and be open to making multiple flops onstage - all to bring out their inner clown. Participants will learn the fundamentals of physical comedy, silly walks, complicité and putting a clown show together. This workshop will be a highly physical one, so come dressed in comfortable clothes and be prepared to play.

  • Who is the workshop for?

    Anyone and everyone aged 16 and up! You don't have to be funny to sign up!

Workshop Fees:

$149.00

    • Date

Date and Time:

29th June 2024: Saturday
10.00am – 1.00pm

OR

20th July 2024: Saturday
2.00 pm – 5.00pm

Venue of Workshop:
The Stage Club
90, Block D Goodman Rd,
#01-23 Goodman Arts Centre,
Singapore 439053

SYLLABUS

  • Fundamental concepts of complicité and the fixed point,
  • Learning to listen to the audience
  • Building rhythm as a performer and clown gags/tricks for a comedic performance

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30% Bundle Discount
Add any two workshops or two or more registrations for the same workshop to the cart for 30% off

“Out of Stock” means the workshop is full. Email us at hello@hcac.sg with your Name, Email & Contact Number to request to be on the waiting list.

Do I need a red nose?
No. We will be learning the basics which require us to do a lot of work around playfulness and ourselves.


Do I have to be funny?
No-the workshop helps us all discover our clowns. Clowns come in various shapes and sizes, talents, and abilities. Sometimes we laugh at clowns who cry or clowns who are too serious, being funny is not at all required.


I have never done clowning before, I am scared!
It is very normal to feel scared when you have to put yourself out there, make people laugh, or try something new! The workshop is structured around the philosophy of ‘Le Jeu’ which means to play. We will be doing game-based exercises and from there we might accidentally discover your clown! You will be well supported by the facilitator and other friends who just want to have fun and clown around!


Will it be awkward if I come alone?

Absolutely not! In fact, HCAC is a great place to meet like-minded friends.


Do I have to bring anything to the classes?

As our activities and games involve movement, we’d advise wearing athletic gear.
(Note: Skirts/dresses might impede some movements)

About the Instructor

Shanice Stanislaus

Shanice is a multiple award-winning clown and actor. Her comedy-clown show ‘Mail Ordered’ is the winner of 3 Canadian Awards; the Pick of the Fringe award (Vancouver), Patron’s Pick Award (Toronto), and the Jester’s Cap Emerging Artist Award (Calgary), and was nominated for the ‘Artistic Risk’ award at the Vancouver Fringe Festival. She was also a featured artist in the award-winning production ‘Dance to Death’ for El Festival Del Grec in Barcelona. She has worked internationally with Flamenco Dance maestro Antonio Vargas, UK Director David Glass, Spanish director Alberto Velasco, and award-winning Broadway jazz choreographer Sue SamuelsShe has trained with Philippe Gaulier and the contemporary clown theatre company, Spymonkey(UK).

In addition to her acting career, Shanice is a creative entrepreneur and the founder of Creatives Inspirit, a Singapore-based creative arts company. She has taught clown, play-based dance workshops with Clown Gym (NYC), International Schools Theatre Association (UK), Singapore Repertory Theatre, and Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity.

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