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FREEDOM IN FAILING with DAN LEES

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FREEDOM IN FAILING with DAN LEES

DATE: Sunday April 8th

TIME: 3-7pm

LOCATION: Old Vic Workrooms, 16 Drummond Road, Bermondsey, SE16 2JX

HOW WILL IT WORK?

This workshops explores what makes you funny. We are all humorous in different ways and each have our own unique comedic self. The clown is at its essence You, not a character you play! They exist in the moment, responding to and constantly finding games with the audience and fellow performers.

As humans beings we are all fallible and it is this imperfection that gives us our humanity. We are conditioned to always be good and hide our mistakes and faults. Conversely the clown finds pleasure in being bad and does not disguise anything; as a result they are released from the normal constraints imposed on us, in our day-to-day lives.

By embodying the true idiotic self, with optimism and sensitivity, we can find freedom on stage, opening up the imagination to find a place of infinite possibilities for laughter and play. Which is why this a workshop for all actors, not just those who are seeking to be clowns per se!

Through a series of playful exercises, games and improvisations you will be encouraged to take risks, be impulsive and to find the pleasure to be stupid.

This workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced performers.

"Dan creates a beautifully playful and safe environment and allows the participant to learn at their own speed."

Stephen Sobal, Artistic Director of All In Theatre.

"The workshop was exhilarating and fun. Whether it is clowning or public speaking, Dan will help you seek the play and the truth in what you do"

Andrea Spisto, Infinite Experience Arts Company

PREPARATION

There is no specific preparation to this course.

COST: £35



ABOUT DAN

Dan Lees has studied at Ecole Phillippe Gaulier in Paris and with many other highly respected clown teachers. He has performed his award-winning, one man show ‘Brainchild’ in Australia and the Czech Republic and he received a Judges Award for Theatre at the London Mimetic Festival in 2014. He was a Hackney Empire and Amused Mouse New Act Finalist with comedy duo Moonfish Rhumba. Dan has also tours regularly with Clowns Without Borders UK, a non-profit organisation who perform to children in crisis areas all over the world and is a co-founder of the London Clown Festival.



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As a non-for profit project we rely on your attendance for these events to go ahead. Please note that we are unable to offer refunds for bookings cancelled less than 72 hours before the event.

If you cannot honour your booking for whatever reason please let us know so we can find fill your space with actors on our waiting list. The world's a nicer place that way.

Eventbrite refunds have been disabled for technical reasons. Please e-mail us directly 72 hours before start of the workshop, and we will refund your ticket, no questions asked.


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