The Red-Nose Clown celebrates our uniqueness. By exploring and listening to our physical quirks and peculiarities, we begin to see what, in our physical material, makes us special. By bringing our awareness to our postural quirks, we begin to understand what is funny about us when we’re just being us. This work asks us to listen to our bodies and to take a brave and honest look at ourselves and the way we take and move through space. This work asks for vulnerability and it is normal for deep and honest emotion to come into the space. We invite it and celebrate it.
Date: Wednesday, November 9th 2016
Location: AGR, 15 West 28th Street, 9th Floor, NYC 10001
*limited to 20 students per class
Ages 13 and up
In this class, we will start with warm-up games to wake up the breath and the child-brain. Then, we will explore the basic language of the mask and what it feels like to enter the stage with the red-nose on. Each clown will have the chance to debut themselves to the group. From there, we might have the chance to explore and evolve specific clown forms, if time permits.
Wait List Policy
If a class is sold out, you can sign up for a spot on the wait list.
If a spot opens, the wait list is notified via email and the spot is sold on a first come, first served basis.
If you do not get the spot, you do not need to rejoin the wait list.
We do not offer refunds, but we do offer credit. Cancellations must be made 7 days or more in advance of a class, event, or intensive in order to receive a credit. You can cancel the class online in our booking system or via email.
Unless otherwise noted, if you cancel within 7 days of the class, event, or intensive due to sickness or industry related work, we require a doctor's note or proof of work in order to issue a credit.
Cancellations within 24 business hours of the class, event, or intensive and/or no-shows will NOT be credited under any circumstance. For example, if your class is on Sunday, you must cancel before the end of business on Friday.
Kaitlin Kaufman is a clown performer and teacher based in Brooklyn. She enjoys using clown for both community outreach and creative exploration. She currently works as a clown doctor with the Big Apple Circus and Healthy Humor. She has traveled and performed throughout Southeast Turkey with Clowns Without Borders. She has written and performed numerous clowns shows throughout NYC and continues to develop her unique style. The foundations of her clown practice and pedagogy were forged in Florence, Italy under the direction of Giovanni Fusetti at Helikos International School. Fusetti's training is based in the traditions of Lecoq and commedia dell’arte. In his program, one journeys through the realms of mimodynamics and the neutral mask, into the study of the full mask, half mask, human comedy and commedia. Clown is very much rooted in mask play; it calls for a lot of breath, a strong physical sensitivity and understanding of technique, and a readiness to improvise and play from instinct. So, the first step of this kind of clown training is about understanding the mask.