Come learn to clown à la Française with Ugo Gasiglia, a classically and contemporary trained clown from France. Gasiglia has taught and performed from Paris to Marseilles and is bringing Oberlin a style of clowning rarely seen on this side of the Atlantic. This intensive workshop is open to all backgrounds:
The clown: character sleeping in our deepest recesses? A child? A lunatic? A genius? A man? A woman? A human. Who is the clown?
In this workshop we will prepare the body to receive it’s clown, letting it emerge from us naturally, going and fetching it from just the places where it lies.
We will use different techniques—dance, song, automatic writing, breathing work and finally clowning exercises and play—to let live this powerful being that lives in each one of us.
For the workshop please bring:
- Comfortable clothes you can move in
- Between 5 and 10 old, ugly pieces of clothing which you don’t have much attachment to so that we can have a large choice of costumes
- An openness and desire to “faire les cons!”