2021 SUNDAY MORNING SERIES: REBEL CLOWN – ALIVE AND KICKING WITH CAROLINE DREAM
Organized by The Clown School (Los Angeles)
Class Type Online, Group Experience on Zoom
Dates May 23, 2021 thru June 13, 2021 – Sundays only
Times 10am-12.30pm PST / 11am-1.30pm MST / Noon-2.30pm CST / 1pm-3.30pm EST – THIS CLASS IS OFFERED AT A SUITABLE TIME FOR STUDENTS IN EUROPE!
Location Wherever you are!
Instructor Caroline Dream
The clown’s role is to be provocative; question the status quo, voice discontent, deflate the arrogance of the powerful, mock absurd regulations, be irreverent, insolent, and bold enough to poke fun at anything and everything. If you worry that the clown’s anarchic spirit is dwindling within you – fear no more! Join legendary clown, teacher and author Caroline Dream to engage in a series of foolishly disrespectful activities. You’ll be invited to risk severe clown punishment to stand up for the underdogs and incite them to resist. You’ll explore the fun of being righteously angry, of lodging a complaint, of making up ridiculous laws and of parodying authority figures (behind their backs). And be guided to do this in a way that inspires others to recognize their conventionality and dare to be different.
This class will be capped at 14 participants.
Of British origin (but now Spanish), Caroline Dream has lived in Barcelona since 1989. She trained at Fooltime Circus School (Bristol, England) and refined her education with teachers including Dario Fo, Nola Rae, Michel Dallaire, Eric de Bont, Avner The Eccentric, Bim Mason, David Glass, and Carlo Bosso). Since 1985, she has performed in festivals and theaters throughout Spain with her shows “Footless” and “Just Say Yes!”, and with Alex Navarro in “Niu Adventurs”, as well as throughout Europe with “Primigenio” with Cia. Teatro de Pronto. She has taught clown courses since 1998, throughout Spain, and internationally in Las Vegas (U.S.A., for Cirque du Soleil artists), New York, Portugal, Germany, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Peru, Mexico and Colombia. By 2018 she has taught more than 250 courses for over 4000 students. She also teaches Corporate Clown Training workshops. Her book, The Clown In You, has become a reference in the world of clown and clown pedagogy (info at www.theclowninyou.com). The book is also available in Spanish El Payaso Que Hay En Ti, and Portuguese, O palhaço que existe em você. In 2020, she published her second clowning manual, Clown Yourself, which has also been translated into Spanish under the title, Apayásate.