• Online Clown Masterclass with Caroline Dream Dates: NOVEMBER 14th 2021 Level: Basic experience nedeed. You must have taken at least one previous clown course Language: English Hours: 2,5 Number of participants: maximum 16 Price: 35€ Class schedule: 19:00 to 21:30hs (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. ACCESS TO THE ONLINE WORKSHOP Four days before the start of the workshop, we will send you an email with the access link. ‼️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 workshop 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)
    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
    • 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.
    What to bring:
    • a red nose
    • a chair
    • a sheet
    • a mop/broom handle

    Listen or die How to fine tune your internal antenna & make your impros look rehearsed.

    Active listening is not a skill we are born with, but without a doubt, it’s worth it’s weight in gold when clowning. Clowns who listen to each other nourish each other’s creativity, they respect each other’s rhythms and support each other’s proposals. They can build on what comes up and create a scene that is both logical, seamless and hilarious. And clowns who listen to their audience know when to expand on a proposal, or shorten it, or completely change tack. They are able to rapidly regenerate an interest in their performance and keep their audience continually entertained. In this Masterclass, we’ll look at the reasons you may be failing to listen, the difficulites that prove it, and the ways in which you can up level your capacity to sense, accept and play with everything that occurs.
    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 for 22 years 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 5000 copies worldwide. Clown Yourself, her second clowning manual was released in November 2020 and is now 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.
  • 2021 SUNDAY MORNING SERIES: CLOWN CONFLICTS WITH CAROLINE DREAM

    Register for the workshop on theclownschool.com Online, Group Experience on Zoom Dates September 5 - 26, 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 PARTICIPANTS IN EUROPE! Location Wherever you are! Instructor Caroline Dream Cost $250 Following her wonderful Rebel Clown class, the amazing Caroline Dream is back with a brand new class! CLOWN CONFLICTS How to get clown mileage from your daily struggles At the heart of every hilarious clown routine lies a conflict: rivalry, misunderstandings, physical ineptitude, invasions of personal space, personality clashes, split emotions, outbursts, competition for the limelight, trouble with the boss, etc. The conflicts clowns struggle with aren't unknown to us, but their attitude towards them, and the playful extremes to which they take them, are certainly less common. As with everything else, clowns add to the mix their enjoyment of the moment. They'll turn any kind of conflict into an opportunity to demonstrate their talent for making things worse before making them better. In this workshop, we'll explore the struggles of our precarious human existence from a clown perspective, highlighting our sublime stupidity and celebrating our incredible inventiveness. Over the course of 4 weeks, you'll be invited to lose control over your vying emotions, sacred notions, unfriendly attitudes, wayward limbs and changeable environment. You'll be guided on how to avoid resolving the conflicts until you've got all the comic mileage out of them you can, and encouraged to find ever more ingenious ways to settle the dispute or conclude the action. This workshop requires a basic level of clown and a willingness to reveal the hilarious truth of your own imperfection and life's complexity. 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. Maximum 14 participants. Ages: 18 and older. Register for the workshop on theclownschool.com
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