Berlin, Germany

The Many Masks of the Clown

when 19 August 2024 - 22 August 2024
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 400

This 4-day workshop will enlist help from the clown, the shaman and the fool to playfully explore the liminal and take bold leaps into the unknown.
How can we be spontaneous in our creativity and surrender to the freedom of failure? In this laboratory space we will explore the clown state as mask state - a portal to new narratives and expressions. Using the 'Clown Through Mask' work of Richard Pochinko, we will touch on different territories which the clown mask opens into - butoh, the bouffon and the grotesque. By harnessing the embodied poetry of the fool in both group and solo work, we will explore what needs to be created to meet the moment - bringing light into the darkness within.

Times: 10.00 - 16.00 ( inclusive of a 60-minute break )

Course leader

Michelle Madsen is an Argentine/Danish artist with a background in poetry, theatre and investigative journalism.
She has a degree in English Literature from University of Oxford and studied Devising & Integral Movement and Performanceat

Fee info

EUR 400: Early bird discount: 360€ if you book and pay before 15th April 2024
Please quote the Early Bird discount when applying.

Additional Discount: a further 10% discount if you book four or more workshops !