Short Courses

Weekends, weeks, introductory, training, devising, dirrecting numbers and social clowning

Next in-person courses at Cal Clown

 

9th - 14th August

13th-18th September

Introduction to Clown: celebrating our uniqueness

What makes your clown stand out? Creating your unique and personal numbers

 

 

August Course

 

9th - 14th August

 

225€ per course if you pay before 30th June

250€ per course if you pay after 30th June

13th-18th September

250€ if you pay before 1st August

300€ if you pay after 1st August

Introduction to Clown: celebrating our uniqueness

Rediscover your pleasure in playing, and reconnect with your innocence. Loved by the audience, it´s then when our Clowns are born, when we consciously give ourselves the freedom to be who we are, perfect in our imperfection, beautiful in our naivety and clumsiness. You will learn the formulas of Clown and Humour. We will do at least one trip out to practise with audience, in the street or a centre.

Find and accept your failure and use your own ridiculousness in your favour: flop and laugh at yourself and you will make others laugh! Admire each other for our stupidity and together make fools of ourselves. You will learn and apply the formula for Success in Clowning, and we shall begin to select material for your numbers. We shall do at least one performance outside of the school.

 

What makes your clown stand out? Creating your unique and personal numbers

Explore how to generate varied material for your Clown, using your abilities and inabilities! Find what suits you best: emotions, monologues, actions, characters and, especially, the knowledge of how to generate new ideas and numbers for yourself in the future, and how to make a number work. Improve your creative capacity, your criteria and your understanding of humour! We shall do at least one performance outside of the school.

 

To find out more about courses, you can:

 

Check the conditions, photos and feedback at www.escoladeclown.eu

 

Write via WhatsApp +34 693972230

 

Email us here escoladeclown@gmail.com

 

Come to an information meeting on zoom (dates to be announced)

 

Or join one of Clara’s online classes to see how she works

 

If you have no income, but you are very keen on studying at Cal Clown, you can contact Clara with a specific exchange proposal.

EXCHANGE

 

Exchange Work for Clown Course

in August or September

 

Do you want to come and do one of the in-person courses this summer but you can't afford it?

 

Well, you can come to Cal Clown for 6 days to offer your time and effort, in exchange for one of the courses!

 

Upcoming dates:

31st July - 5th August or

4th - 9th September

 

We are looking for enthusiastic people who are able to work, and keen to learn the noble art of Clown and to get out of their comfort zone.

 

The work is six hours daily (during the course the class hours can reach 7 hours a day or more)

 

The tasks to be carried out will vary but will basically be maintenance of inside and outside spaces, such as painting, gardening, cleaning, repairing, tidying and arranging costumes in the tent, etc

 

If you know how to cook vegan it would be of great help 😁If you come with your own vehicle, too.

 

Course dates in August and September

9th-14th August

13th-18th September

https://escoladeclown.wixsite.com/escoladeclown/short-courses

 

The exchange workers will provide their own food, and we will go shopping in a group very cheaply. We will cook and eat in a group, and at Cal Clown we always ask that the food be vegan; we can teach you how to plan and cook vegan 😉.

 

The exchange workers will tidy up the spaces used before leaving. Accommodation can be in rooms, camping or in your van if you bring it.

 

Cal Clown is in Gerona near Figueres.

 

The maximum number of people is 10, reserve your place!

 

Thanks for sharing with like-minded people🙏

 

Contact escoladeclown@gmail.com

or WhatsApp +34 693972230

 

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About the courses

 

Give yourself a present and come and enjoy a few days living a beautifully intense experience, which is healing, fun and enriching!

Surrounded by nature and great people, we will disconnect and centre on ourselves and our joy and feelings, and on how we can bring more happiness to others 💟 

We will make connections between ourselves even though we will maintain distance, the tent is immense and open, and you can eat and sleep in the house or outside if you prefer, or bring your van, or use a Cal Clown caravan, or a camp in a tent.

 

We will go to the river to refresh ourselves, and to the city to spread joy 😁

 

The food is vegan and we will prepare it together

 

Maximum 9 students @, reserve your place!

 

In Gerona, Catalonia

escoladeclown@gmail.com

WhatsApp +34693972230

Rediscover your pleasure in playing, and reconnect with your innocence. Loved by the audience, it´s then when our Clowns are born, when we consciously give ourselves the freedom to be who we are, perfect in our imperfection, beautiful in our naivety and clumsiness. You will learn the formulas of Clown and Humour. We will do at least one trip out to practise with audience, in the street or a centre.

We will start from zero, from the foundations of the Clown. We will rediscover our pleasure in playing, and we will reconnect with our innocence. From that place we will realise that, as we are not hiding anything, as we are innocent like children, we are loved by the audience. It´s then when our Clowns are born, when we consciously give ourselves the freedom to be who we are, perfect in our imperfection, beautiful in our naivety and clumsiness.

You will live a Clown birth in the middle of Nature.

We will go to Figueres with our Clowns to make new friends ;-)

We will watch films and our own videos of class and the street.

What makes us funny, which are the necessary elements to be a good clown and which is the secret formula of the clown to always have success.

We will work on the fundamentals of Clown:

Pleasure. The pleasure we have in play, in being alive. How to recognise it and maintain it, what happens when you lose it and what to do then.

The Flop. What it is exactly. What happens when the Flop comes and what to do then.

The trick to having certain success. How it works and why, if you do it well, it is impossible to fail in Clown.

Innocence. Redefining this concept, and becoming aware of why it is vital for the Clown, and which results we can achieve by being more innocent.

This Clown Course is suitable for either absolute beginners or more experienced Clowns.

Clown courses at Cal Clown for all

“There is nothing like Clowning to remind us that life, no matter how difficult it may seem, is always a game, and that we can keep the spirit of playing alive if we live our life fully, and then learn to let go and reconnect with Joy. Joy is always there for us, regardless of the circumstances, it´s what we are made of, it´s what Clowns “are”. When a person learns this, not only their life changes but they can offer this Joy to others.“ (Clara Cenoz)

For those who do not intend to dedicate themselves professionally to Clown, the short course constitutes a very enriching experience as well as serving to liberate prejudices and fears, leading to greater self-awareness and self-acceptance.

We will put on a red nose in order to remove our masks, to be re-born as clowns. We will admire each other for our stupidity and together will make fools of ourselves, enjoying the healthy craziness and innocence of the clown. We will work on the next concepts in practice: pleasure, flop, emptiness, the “not knowing”, the simplicity of the mental process of the Clown. We will explore, investigate and demonstrate what is it really that makes us funny, and what aspects we need to develop in our Clowns to make them work. We will understand the simple but effective formula to always have success as Clowns.

 

A workshop aimed at those who want to discover or continue searching for their clown, for those who want to be freer, to accept themselves completely and to take full responsibility for their whole being, in order to be better Clowns. It could be a transforming and enlightening experience, and for sure a very fun and enriching time. 

 

At Cal Clown we work on Clown in depth and rigorously, expecting from students commitment, passion and dedication, which is the only way, we believe, to achieve all the benefits of this profession/state of being, whether professionally or as a spiritual path. Making people laugh through Love is a serious business, in our opinion. 

A course at Cal Clown is a complete experience where Nature will aid in freeing your Clown, and where living together with other Clowns will intensify the experience and accelerate your learning.

 

More info and enrolment: escoladeclown@gmail.com and +34 693972230 (tel. or WhatsApp)

Come and spend some days in the company of fellow clown-lovers. As well as laughing at ourselves and each other in clown class, we will share living, cooking, eating and playing in the beautiful and peaceful surroundings of Cal Clown in the middle of nature. A unique collaborative experience, where play and work merge!

Taught by Clara Cenoz:

Clara Cenoz has been a Clown since 1993 and a teacher for 15 years. She has been director of the Escola de Clown de Barcelona since 2006. During that time she has helped hundreds of students from all over the world to encounter the Clown and to create unique and personalised numbers.

She has performed and written 7 shows for adults and 4 for children, touring festivals, theatres, streets, tents and bars throughout Europe. She trained at École Philippe Gaulier. Now, in addition to running the School, she offers Clown courses and directing and online.

Price includes: Classes, accommodation, trips to perform; use of tent and use of facilities at Cal Clown.

Price does not include: food

The food and its cost are the students’ responsibility. Students will be responsible for deciding shopping lists as a group and doing the shopping, which will be organised by the school and using the minimum amount of time as possible out of class, or done after street exercises.

The cost of the food will depend on the students’ choices, but if done wisely should not be much (please remember the food at Cal Clown is always vegetarian).

Please read general course conditions before enrolling

Clown number exchange 😉

 

DO YOU WANT TO SHOW YOUR NEW CLOWN NUMBER or IMPROVE ONE YOU ALREADY HAVE?

 

We are looking for Clown pieces for all audiences, with a maximum duration of 5 min, to be performed in the Cal Clown 😁 circus tent.

 

In return Clara offers direction and help in improving or finishing your number – the numbers can be unfinished or brand new pieces.

 

The directing and performance will take place at Cal Clown, Gerona, on dates to be confirmed, but they will be weekends in July, August or September.

 

We only want a limited number of pieces, and will choose the most appropriate for the venue, and according to your availability it will be on one date or another.

 

For the performance, there will be a voluntary box office, or a minimum contribution, to be distributed among the artists. All travel expenses to get to Cal Clown will be borne by the participants, and accommodation will be provided at Cal Clown during the day dedicated to the show.

 

If you are interested in this proposal, please send a link to your video, even if it is home-made, to escoladeclown@gmail.com  or WhatsApp +34 693972230, and if we decide to include you in the shows, we will organise the when and the how.

 

Do not worry about the quality of the video or the finish of the number, we are looking for numbers or people that convey the magic and joy of the Clown and human absurdity 😉

 

Clara Cenoz has been teaching in-person classes for 25 years, 5 years online classes, and 15 years directing the international school Escola de Clown ‘Cal Clown’ in Barcelona and Gerona.

 

Thanks for sharing it with like-minded people 😁

 

www.escoladeclown.eu

 

Happy summer!

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