Clowns and Power Symposium – 21 January @ Jacksons Lane

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Clowns and Power Symposium – 21 January @ Jacksons Lane


Clowns and Power Symposium
Led by Bim Mason

Jacksons Lane
Sat 21 Jan 10.30am – 2.30pm
£10 (Concessions £8)
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Clowns engage with all kinds of power play – status drops, the ‘one who is hit’, Augustes and White Clowns, light and dark clowns, Clowns Without Borders. If clown actors are OK with using their own stupidity does this lack of fear give them more power? Are clowns playful anarchists and if so why are their actors often so seriously principled? As they move outside formal spaces, can they disguise their serious intentions behind the perception of naivety and frivolity?

A panel of leading clown practitioners, including Nola Rae, John Wright, Jon Davison, Hilary Ramsden and Maggie Irving, take a serious look at an apparently frivolous subject. Hosted by Bim Mason, co-founder and co-director of Circomedia, one of the UK’s leading contemporary circus schools, this symposium will provide a fascinating insight for all those interested in thinking about different types of clowning – professionals, teachers, students and academics.


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