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Oct
14
Tue
2014
Intercultural Clown Workshop
Oct 14 @ 14:00 – Oct 19 @ 11:00
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Residential Workshop

Led by Robert McNeer & Paul MacDonald
from october 14th to 19th 2014
the workshop will begin on october 14th at 4pm and end on october 19th at 1pm

The clown’s nose, “the smallest mask in the world,” is the mask which unmasks. Through the clown, we can discover our inner qualities of openness, spontaneity, and play. The clown helps us fly with our imagination, while holding our feet firmly on the earth. This work regards the theatrical, not the circus clown, and gives great attention to the internal process, helping us towards deep and gentle human communication. This clown has nothing to do with juggling, acrobatics, or comical gags, and is simply a door to our human innocence, happy to play with whatever emerges. We will work with play, with improvisation, and with the empty stage, to find the clown within. That which makes this particular workshop so special and joyous is the mixture of participants, part Italian and part non-Italian, a mixture of cultures, ages and life stories. Communicating with each and all often becomes a desperately comical enterprise, bringing out the clown in each of us. And all this in a natural setting, warm and protected. With Italian food.

This workshop is open to all, with or without previous clown experience.

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Earlybird discount for those who sign up within the 10th of july

Mar
23
Mon
2015
Clown Master Program II
Mar 23 @ 16:00 – Mar 29 @ 13:00

Clown Master Program at La Luna nel Pozzo

Led by Paul MacDonald & Robert McNeer

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What is it?

Bringing to bear our theater performance and facilitation experience over the last thirty years, we will explore with you the light which clowning brings to questions of perception and cognition, community and inclusion, performance and presentation, and memory.

Who is it for?

This course is of interest both to practicing clowns, and to all those who feel that its pedagogical and/or therapeutic aspects could be of use in their own work.  Besides that of professional clowns, the practice of counselors, therapists and educators could be greatly enhanced by this work.

What will we study?

Each of four one-week sessions will explore a different theme:
week I The sharing gaze: facilitation in theory and practice
week II Clown in community: special needs and hospitals
week III My clown: devising and performance
week IV Memory games: social clowning

How is it articulated?

We propose four 6-day sessions of work between autumn 2014 and spring 2016.
These sessions will be divided between theory and analysis (discussion, group work and presentation) and practical work (stage play).
We are confident that the playful opening of this work will have multiple implications for anyone involved in a creative process, while the collegial approach of a community of learners will enormously enhance the research of each individual.

What are the dates?

WEEK I – 6-12.11.14
The sharing gaze: facilitation in theory and practice, with guest Chris Seeley
WEEK II – 23-29.3.15
Clown in community: special needs and hospitals, with guest Ewan MacKinnon
WEEK III – 30.11-6.12.15
My clown: devising and performance, with guest Rodrigo Morganti
WEEK IV –  21-27.3.16
Memory games: social clowning, with guest Mirco Trevisan

EARLYBIRD SPECIAL reserving a place six month before the upcoming session

The course will be limited to a maximum of 14 participants, open only to those who have previous experience of our work, and we will require a CV, as well as a motivational letter, from any prospective participant. We will give precedence to those who pledge to all the sessions.

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Apr
27
Mon
2015
intercultural clown workshop
Apr 27 @ 16:00 – May 2 @ 13:00

Residential Workshop

Led by Robert McNeer & Catherine Bryden
from april 27th to may 2nd 2015
the workshop will begin on april 27th at 4pm and end on may 2nd at 1pm

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The clown’s nose, “the smallest mask in the world,” is the mask which unmasks. Through the clown, we can discover our inner qualities of openness, spontaneity, and play. The clown helps us fly with our imagination, while holding our feet firmly on the earth. This work regards the theatrical, not the circus clown, and gives great attention to the internal process, helping us towards deep and gentle human communication. This clown has nothing to do with juggling, acrobatics, or comical gags, and is simply a door to our human innocence, happy to play with whatever emerges. We will work with play, with improvisation, and with the empty stage, to find the clown within. That which makes this particular workshop so special and joyous is the mixture of participants, part Italian and part non-Italian, a mixture of cultures, ages and life stories. Communicating with each and all often becomes a desperately comical enterprise, bringing out the clown in each of us. And all this in a natural setting, warm and protected. With Italian food.

This workshop is open to all, with or without previous clown experience.

information and reservations >>

intercultural clown workshop
Apr 27 @ 16:00 – May 2 @ 13:00

Residential Workshop

Led by Robert McNeer & Catherine Bryden
from april 27th to may 2nd 2015
the workshop will begin on april 27th at 4pm and end on may 2nd at 1pm

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The clown’s nose, “the smallest mask in the world,” is the mask which unmasks. Through the clown, we can discover our inner qualities of openness, spontaneity, and play. The clown helps us fly with our imagination, while holding our feet firmly on the earth. This work regards the theatrical, not the circus clown, and gives great attention to the internal process, helping us towards deep and gentle human communication. This clown has nothing to do with juggling, acrobatics, or comical gags, and is simply a door to our human innocence, happy to play with whatever emerges. We will work with play, with improvisation, and with the empty stage, to find the clown within. That which makes this particular workshop so special and joyous is the mixture of participants, part Italian and part non-Italian, a mixture of cultures, ages and life stories. Communicating with each and all often becomes a desperately comical enterprise, bringing out the clown in each of us. And all this in a natural setting, warm and protected. With Italian food.

This workshop is open to all, with or without previous clown experience.

information and reservations >>

Apr
25
Wed
2018
Intercultural Clown – Residential Workshop @ la luna nel pozzo
Apr 25 @ 10:00 – Apr 30 @ 20:00
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Led by Robert McNeer & Mirco Trevisan

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The clown’s nose, “the smallest mask in the world,” is the mask which unmasks. Through the clown, we can discover our inner qualities of openness, spontaneity, and play. The clown helps us fly with our imagination, while holding our feet firmly on the earth. This work regards the theatrical, not the circus clown, and gives great attention to the internal process, helping us towards deep and gentle human communication. This clown has nothing to do with juggling, acrobatics, or comical gags, and is simply a door to our human innocence, happy to play with whatever emerges. We will work with play, with improvisation, and with the empty stage, to find the clown within. That which makes this particular workshop so special and joyous is the mixture of participants, part Italian and part non-Italian, a mixture of cultures, ages and life stories. Communicating with each and all often becomes a desperately comical enterprise, bringing out the clown in each of us. And all this in a natural setting, warm and protected. With Italian food.

This workshop is open to all, with or without previous clown experience.

Jun
2
Sat
2018
Clown & Relax – Residential Workshop @ la luna nel pozzo
Jun 2 @ 16:00 – Jun 7 @ 16:00

Condotto da Robert McNeer e Rodrigo Morganti

20151024_142737Partiamo dal presupposto che ridere insieme fa bene alla salute, apre il cuore e unisce il gruppo. Qualcosa che migliora la qualità della vita senza alcun effetto collaterale negativo certamente meriterebbe di essere preso più sul serio!
Nel lavoro del clown teatrale le debolezze diventano punti di forza e gli errori basi di partenza; ciò che comunemente è messo a margine in una società sempre più veloce e perfezionista si trasforma in poesia.
Scoprire il proprio clown è un viaggio nell’autenticità, la spontaneità, la semplicità, l’humour e la gioia. E’ la ricerca della propria vulnerabilità, senza doverla nascondere, per trovare lì la propria forza e una nuova autostima.
L’ingrediente che dà un sapore così particolare e divertente a questo stage è il fatto che i partecipanti sono in parte italiani e in parte stranieri, un miscuglio di culture, età e percorsi di vita. Comunicare con tutti diventa un impresa spesso disperatamente comica e molto coinvolgente per il clown di ciascuno.

20160509_094753Clow&Relax è la nostra proposta per chi vorrebbe divertirsi a fare il clown (o vorrebbe provarci), ma anche visitare alcune delle meraviglie naturali, archeologiche e culturali delle quali la Puglia abbonda; per chi è curioso di sapere a cosa si riferisce l’”extra” nell’”extravergine;” per chi desidera abbronzarsi e mangiare il pesce accanto al mare.

 

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Durante i sei giorni del laboratorio, passeremo la maggior parte del tempo con il lavoro clown: nel generoso ambiente naturale della Luna nel Pozzo, farai amicizia con gli altri come solo i clown sanno fare, attraverso il gioco, la danza tenera e gioiosa, i malintesi linguistici e passeggiate silenziose nel nostro labirinto, godendo della cucina pugliese dello chef Rudi.

Inoltre, potremo visitare insieme i meravigliosi posti locali: i paesini dei dintorni, con la loro architettura dal Medioevo al barocco; i frantoiipogei, con i loro ulivi millenari; i trulli; Delia, la principessa paleolitica incinta, il quale scheletro, datato a 28 millenni è stato scoperto in una grotta nei pressi di Ostuni pochi anni fa…
E naturalmente non dimentichiamo il mare: la riserva naturale vicina, con le sue larghe spiagge di sabbia mista fra tufo e vulcanico, le dune, le rocce e le torri silenziose, guardiane dall’età oscura.
E la cucina locale…
L’unico pericolo è che non tornerai mai più a casa tua!

Questo stage è adatto a tutti, con o senza esperienza clown.

Sep
22
Sat
2018
Intercultural Clown – Residential Workshop @ la luna nel pozzo
Sep 22 @ 10:00 – Sep 26 @ 20:00
[:it]Clown interculturale - Stage Residenziale[:en]Intercultural Clown - Residential Workshop[:] @ la luna nel pozzo | Ostuni | Puglia | Italia

Led by Robert McNeer & Mirco Trevisan

The clown’s nose, “the smallest mask in the world,” is the mask which unmasks. Through the clown, we can discover our inner qualities of openness, spontaneity, and play. The clown helps us fly with our imagination, while holding our feet firmly on the earth. This work regards the theatrical, not the circus clown, and gives great attention to the internal process, helping us towards deep and gentle human communication. This clown has nothing to do with juggling, acrobatics, or comical gags, and is simply a door to our human innocence, happy to play with whatever emerges. We will work with play, with improvisation, and with the empty stage, to find the clown within. That which makes this particular workshop so special and joyous is the mixture of participants, part Italian and part non-Italian, a mixture of cultures, ages and life stories. Communicating with each and all often becomes a desperately comical enterprise, bringing out the clown in each of us. And all this in a natural setting, warm and protected. With Italian food.

This workshop is open to all, with or without previous clown experience.

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