Fundamentals of Clowning

  • About this Workshop

    In this 4hr 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. 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:


Date and Time:

Sunday, October 1st, 2023
2.00pm to 6.00pm

Venue of Workshop:
21 Tan Quee Lan St,
#02-10 Heritage Place,
Singapore 188108

In the Stage Left Studio


  • 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

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“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 Stanislaus is an award-winning clown artist, actor, and dancer. She is an international award recipient of the ‘Pick of the Fringe’ for her touring comedy show in Vancouver and the award recipient of the Yale-NUS Alumni Arts Development Grant for the Performing Arts. She also was featured in El Festival Del Grec (Barcelona) in the award-winning show, Dance to Death in 2016 and works locally and internationally in theatre, film, and commercials. She frequently works as a director in the medium of film and has had her documentaries featured in international film festivals in Toronto, Spain, and the United States. 

She is the founder and director of Creatives Inspirit, a creative arts company with the mission to empower and nurture communities that experience illnesses, caregiving, or poverty through community arts productions and educational outreach programs. As an active advocate for inclusive movement and arts education, she has been working with the mediums of clown and dance as inclusive arts rehabilitation for caregivers, children, and youths with chronic illnesses and/or special needs with organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Rainbow Center, Superhero Me and in poverty-stricken villages in Cambodia.

Shanice is a graduate of E’cole Philippe Gaulier (Paris) and has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Yale-NUS College. She also has trained in dance and theatre in New York at Tisch: school of the arts, Stella Adler Studio for Acting, Broadway Dance Center, and La Caldera in Barcelona.