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CIRCLE UP PRODUCTIONS: CLOWNING WORKSHOP
June 9 – June 11 PDT
Circle Up Productions is bringing Jon Davison, Founder of the London Clown School to the South Puget Sound! Specifically to Olympia. This workshop is for performing artists, actors, clowns, circus artists, dancers, and anyone 18+ who is interested in learning more about the art of clowning
This workshop dives into the fundamental dynamics of clowning: what happens between us when we clown in front of others, alone or with others?
This workshop is concerned with laughter, and the unique relationship the clown performer has with it – when it is present and when it is absent. But it is not concerned directly with the question of HOW to be funny. Nor is it concerned with the question of WHY something is funny. These are not inane questions but they are dealt with amply by others elsewhere.
Jon Davison has been a clown performer, teacher, director and writer for the last 40 years. He has performed at festivals, theatres, tents, streets and bars throughout Europe, and taught worldwide. Pre-pandemic he was the producer of the long-running monthly clown theatre show ‘Friday Flop’. He is currently working on a new solo show drawing on pre-modern European traditions of carnival.
Michelle N. Matlock, Founder of Circle Up Productions is a performing artists, clown, teacher, producer and creative coach. She has had the pleasure of working with Cirque du soiled, Big Apple Circus, Royal Caribbean Cruise lines and many more. Circle Up Productions (CUP), based in Tacoma, WA is a live entertainment and performance arts education company focused on supporting independent performing artist & creatives. More about Michelle here