• Clown Masterclass with Caroline Dream Dates: 3rd July 2022 Level: Intermediate (you must already have a basic knowledge of clown and have participated in at least one clown workshop) Language: English Number of participants: maximum 14 Hours: 3 hours Price: 55€ Class schedule: 19:00 to 22:00hs (Spanish time) Look for the time in your country at https://www.zeitverschiebung.net/en (putting Barcelona as one of the locations). Please make sure there is no time change in your country the night before the masterclass. With less than 10 participants the Clown Masterclass will be finshing at 21:30hs (Spanish time) INSCRIPTION To register you must pay through this page. ACCESS TO THE ONLINE WORKSHOP Four days before the start of the workshop, we will send you an email with the access link and instructions. ‼️Please put as a safe address on your email program these email: onlineclownworkshop@gmail.com‼️ so the emails with the link to access the Clown Workshop and our communications about the Clown Masterclass don't go to your spam folder. ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED All the information you need is on this page. Please review the sections below to get the best experience during the workshop. If after reading everything you have any questions you can call or write us (via"Contact" in the menu)
    Material that you must have nearby:
    •  a red nose
    • a shoe box or similar
    • an object that fits into the box
    Essential requeriments:
    • a laptop with a camera or, failing that, a tablet with a camera (if you have an external webcam that sends a higher quality image than the computer's camera, all the better)
    • internet connection
    • a free account on Zoom.us
    • your mobile phone (occassionally you will be required to use a timer in the rooms)
    • a private space to work in Ideally, we recommend a clear working area of ​​approximately 2 x 2 meters that is within the viewing angle of the camera. Outside that area, you should have some space at least on one side so that you can make exits and entrances into the area (that is, you can "leave camera" at least on one side) . Don’t worry about curtains, sofas, shelves with things on them, etc in the background ... these can often be used advantageously during the workshop ;o)
    • adequate lighting (frontal) so that we can see you well, both infront of the computer and when you are in your work area (please avoid bright lights behind you, such as windows through which the sun enters, etc)
    • please put onlineclownworkshop@gmail.com as a secure address in your email program so that our email with the link to access the workshop does not go to the spam folder (this could happen, it depends on which email server you use). And if you write us for any reason, put “not spam” at the end of the subject matter to be sure that we will receive it.
    Comic Tactics for Terrific Liars Boost your creativity with blatant dishonesty You may imagine that you are never dishonest or untruthful (unlike others of course). But maintaining this self-deception on stage will only hamper your ability to be funny. Because obvious, playful and creative liars make audiences laugh, whatever their age… and we are in fact, all well practiced in the art of lying! Clowns have to tell tall tales more often than most because they don’t take into account the consequences of their words, actions or behaviour. Without apparent difficulty, they find themselves in all kinds of awkward situations, where their only way out is to resort to pretence or fabrication. Of course, the clown’s futile attempts to hide their tracks are extremely comical, largely due to their incredible inventiveness. In this Masterclass, we will pay tribute to our enormous capacity to tell fabulous fibs and to the long-standing clown tradition of using blatant dishonesty to provoke the audience’s laughter. We'll go over the skills that the conspicuous comic liar must master: the body language, emotional contortion, rhythms, pauses and timing. And we'll explore how to use them to maximise the comedy. We’ll also cover a couple of the seasoned tactics that clowns use to avoid being punished when the inevitable happens… when someone confronts them with their lies and demands the truth.

    Caroline Dream
    B.A Theatre graduate of Exeter University, she then trained at Fooltime Circus School (Bristol, UK) and refined her education with the best teachers on the performing arts scene. She has performed in festivals and theatres throughout Europe. She has been teaching clown from 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. She also teaches Corporate Clown Trainings. Her first clown book was published in Spanish and Portuguese, and then in English under the title, The Clown In You (2014). It has sold over 6000 copies worldwide. Clown Yourself, her second clowning manual was released in November 2020 and is available in Amazon. + info at https://about.carolinedream.com

    During the workshop we will not be able to help you if you have technical problems, that's why...
    • If you have never used Zoom, do a test video conference with a friend or family member.
    • Also check the audio. Zoom has allows you to check the audio. By clicking on the arrow next to the Zoom microphone button, a menu will open. Look for the "Test audio" section.
    • Use this link to find all kinds of help on how to use Zoom.
    Some tips to optimise your internet connection
    • If you can connect by cable, it will be better than via wifi.
    • Before the start of the workshop, check that your internet connection works well. Restarting the router by unplugging the power cord for 15 seconds usually increases the speed if you haven't restarted it for a while.
    • Disconnect the Wi-Fi from all your other devices (mobiles, tablets, tv's, etc.)
    • Ask the people who live with you not to use the internet during the workshop hours, especially Netflix, YouTube and the like.
     
  • Private Clown Coaching with Caroline Dream

    A detonator to release, stimulate and enhance your clowning abilities. A genuine catalyst for your clown.

    Are you in need of help? Motivation? Inspiration? A kick up the arse? Do you want to work with Caroline but can't find a workshop that suits your timetable? Would you like to receive some personalised laser-coaching, tailored to your clown needs or desires? Do you have an idea you'd like to develop?

    Take a Clown Catalyst Online clown coaching sessions, absolutely personalized and adapted to any level. What to expect Honest feedback, guidance in the areas you need to work on, an eagle eye for details and of course, fun.

    The sessions will be very much like a clown class but 100% focused on YOU and your needs. She will ask you to improvise, give you ideas and feedback, and work with the material you have prepared between sessions.

    *The session can be recorded for your exclusive and personal use only. This is a great way to re-inforce the learning process, see for yourself what works and remember the points covered. Commitment Caroline recommends you commit to 4 sessions over a 4 week period. Each session will be 1h. You'll agree on a day and time that suits. Obviously, if you have an emergency or know at least 48hs in advance that you won't be able to make the session, it can be re-scheduled.

    Your homework (if you want it) will be to prepare a sketch around an idea she gives you or your own ideas (you decide). You will have to send her the video of your improvisation 24hs before the next programmed session.

    Requirements

    • a laptop with a camera or, failing that, a tablet with a camera (if you have an external webcam that sends a higher quality image than the computer’s camera, all the better).
    • internet connection
    • a free account on Zoom.us
    • a private space to work in. Ideally, a clear working area of approximately 2 x 2 meters that is within the viewing angle of the camera. Outside that area, you should have some space at least on one side so that you can make exits and entrances into the area (that is, you can “leave camera” at least on one side) . Don’t worry about curtains, sofas, shelves with things on them, etc in the background … these can often be used advantageously during the class ;o)
    • adequate lighting (frontal) so that I can see you well (please avoid bright lights behind you, such as windows, etc)

    What did they say?

    Caroline is so much fun to work with… her sense of play is unparalleled, and she offers feedback in an honest and joyful way. I grew so much during our time together, she is truly a master teacher.
    Daniel Lendzian actor, author, and lecturer at SUNY Fredonia college NY (USA)
    Caroline’s clown coaching has opened up infinite possibilities to continue developing my clowning skills. Not only a fun experience, but a space for enriching self-discovery and increasing clowning abilities and skills.
    Emily Kingsley hospital clown with Dr. Yaso International (Dom. Republic)
    I lost all self-consciousness and just bared my soul and funny bone with her. She revealed gifts in me that I didn’t know I had. If you want a coach who offers clown inspiration, humor, fun, personalized positive critiques, challenges, modeling, classical instruction and brainstorming, then Caroline Dream is just for you.
    Betsy Walkup Retired teacher, actor, hospital clown, USA
    With a critical and professional eye, Caroline guides you down the clown path learning as you go. In each session you enjoy and challenge yourself at the same time.
    Andrés Valerga, teacher, actor (Argentina)
    Caroline helped me put my doubts aside, to just go for it! And in just four sessions (with their corresponding homework of course), I now have my own clown number, to present in public!
    Miquel Martinez, clown & electrician
  • The Clown in you is a clowning manual for students, teachers and practitioners. You have info and how to buy it in this link Clown Yourself is a useful manual for both clown students and facilitators. Within its pages Caroline shares what she has been exploring with her students since publishing her first book, The clown in you. You have info and how to buy it in this link "The clown in you" has become a reference in the world of clown and clown pedagogy. The book is also available in Spanish El payaso que hay en ti, and Portuguese, O palhaço que existe em você. "Clown yourself" has also been translated into Spanish under the title, Apayásate.
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