This August, join award-winning theatre company, Rhum and Clay, for a dynamic week-long workshop to develop your clowning skills.
THE SOLO CLOWN
Monday 24th - Friday 28th August, 11-12pm, one hour every day
Join us in a week-long exploration of some of the key principles of clowning: embracing a state of bafflement, finding the game in any situation and learning not to act! Participants will examine the clown's unique connection to the audience, their complicity with fellow performers and how ‘keeping it simple’ can unlock the game inherent in all good drama, as well as making us all laugh.
£35 for the week-long workshop.
We are also running a second workshop series - The Solo Physical Performer - during the week of August 17th. To secure slots for both week-long workshops for the discounted price of £50, please email [email protected]
ABOUT RHUM AND CLAY
Rhum and Clay was founded at the Jacques Lecoq school in Paris. The central tenet of the school is that theatre comes from playfulness and collaboration and it is this that underpins our workshop methodology.
The company’s work is always devised and physically virtuosic. Productions are cinematic in the telling, playing with overlapping narratives, with flashbacks and montages that cumulatively create artful, visually textured on-stage worlds. Over the past decade we’ve created nine productions that have toured the UK and internationally and our current production, The War of the Worlds, a new devised work, will be touring midscale venues in the UK, Asia and the US in 2021.
Julian Spooner and Matt Wells are the company’s two co-Artistic Directors. They are experienced teachers and have created bespoke workshops all over the world, most recently with young actors for the National Theatre here in the UK and with professional performers in Venezuela and Brazil.
In August, when so many of us would have been in Edinburgh, and at a time when most avenues for performance and skills development have been curtailed, Matt and Julian will be sharing their skills through a series of five-day, on-line workshops for those with an interest in developing their physical abilities and, in particular, for those interested in honing solo performance techniques, whether experienced actors or those just starting out in the industry.