Short Courses

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

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RESIDENTIAL CLOWN SUMMER COURSES ALL LEVELS

Laugh at your inner 💩 this summer, and learn how to spread Joy! 😁

 

How are you? How are you living these intense times of self-renewal?

Our old "I" needs to leave room for our new self, we are changing (or rediscovering ourselves) at a fast speed, but nobody said that had to be "easy" or "pleasant"😉...

 

As always, humour can come to our rescue, if we know how to do it!

Humour can come from a lot of places, pain, love, etc, but it will take us to the same place: Joy and relief 😁.

 

Humour has been underestimated, and seriousness overrated...even in "spiritual" contexts...but really, Joy is the highest vibration we can aim for, higher even than Love.

 

Laughing at our own misery or pain will separate us from our identification with our little "I", and connect us with our higher "self", which lives in a true understanding of what our life is really about.

 

Laugh out loud at your pain, there is no risk of losing anything in that!

What some people call "shit", others call "shadow". Whichever word you use, the truth is that putting light into darkness will make it disappear.

 

Laughing at yourself will also encourage others to do the same, humour is contagious! And your 💩 is no different to other people' s 💩!

 

If you wish to let me guide you through this path of Joy and Humour, and to give you some very useful tools to spread Love and Joy around you, then come to the 5-day Clown retreat in August or September ❤️.

 

You don' t need to have any experience in clowning to do this retreat 😉.

 

Dates:

 

8th to 12th of August, arrival on the 7th, departure on the 13th.

 

12th to 16th of September, arrival on the 11th, departure on the 17th.

 

Price:

 

350eu for the whole 5-day course including accommodation

 

Food cost is separate and we will offer several cheap options, either cooking it ourselves or prepared.

 

2-day courses (weekend):

August 27 and 28

October 1 and 2

 

Price:

With accommodation and arrival on Friday afternoon/night: 125eu

Without accommodation, with a minimum of 6 hours of class per day: 80eu

 

For more info contact escoladeclown@gmail.com  or +34 693972230 WhatsApp

For more info:

You can find more info on the courses here: https://escoladeclown.wixsite.com/escoladeclown/short-courses

and https://www.facebook.com/events/739127967072952/837140037271744/

 

To see photos of Cal Clown: https://escoladeclown.wixsite.com/escoladeclown/fotos-photos

 

To read students’ testimonials: https://escoladeclown.wixsite.com/escoladeclown/student-experiences

 

Contact: escoladeclown@gmail.com  or +34 693972230 in WhatsApp

 

 

"The Clown: How to be yourself and not die trying 😂"

Course from August 8 to 12

arrival on the 7th, departure on the 13th after clearing up the space.

 

"How to make the audience laugh by being yourself, and not die trying😂"

 

Course from September 12th to 16th

arrival on the 11th, departure on the 17th after cleaning up the space.

 

Price for each 5-day course: 350eu (includes course and accommodation, the food will be at the student's expense, (write to us for more options).

To consult accommodation and food options, write to escoladeclown@gmail.com or +34 693972230.

 

Maximum number of students for each course: 16.

 

If you come to the two workshops you will have a discount of €50

 

To reserve your place you need to send at least half of the course cost, and you will receive several videos of Clara's online course, and various tasks to prepare for the course 😉

 

Unique and intensive residential course, for anyone who wants to rediscover their pleasure in playing, and reconnect with your innocence.

 

No experience required. This course is suitable for any levels, given its profundity and simplicity. Everybody can benefit from doing it.

 

You will experience the joy of finding and accepting your failure, and of using your own ridiculousness in your favour. Flop and laugh at yourself and you will make others laugh! We will admire each other for our own stupidity, and together make fools of ourselves.

 

The hours of work will be at least six daily, but you can use the tent and the exterior space outside of those hours.

 

We will do at least one trip out to practise with audience, in the street or a centre.

 

The natural environment at Cal Clown is very beautiful and helps to disconnect from your life concerns, and to focus on your creative work.

 

You will also receive, prior to the course, some of my private online clown videos, with optional homework in them.

 

The classes will take place in the beautiful spacious circus tent at Cal Clown.

 

The accommodation will be in the farmhouse at Cal Clown, in shared rooms of 4, or in a tent outside, or in your van if you bring one.

 

Places are limited to 16, in order to be able to dedicate plenty of personal time to you and your impros.

 

If you wish to join this course, please write to escoladeclown@gmail.com or WhatsApp +34 693972230, and tell me why you want to do the course, and your relationship with clowning so far.

Payments will be to the PayPal address escoladeclown@gmail.com Please tell us if you need another form of payment.

 

You can find full information about the course here: https://escoladeclown.wixsite.com/escoladeclown/short-courses

 

To see Clara talking about Clown, or see her as a clown, click here 😉: https://youtu.be/kWEAVoFV3Gw

 

To see Cal Clown, click here: https://youtu.be/2GcKhT-lNaA

 

For more info and reservations, write to escoladeclown@gmail.com or 0034 693972230

 

CLARA CENOZ: I have been living for Clowning during the last 30 years, learning it, performing it, analysing it, teaching it and finally creating and running the Escola Internacional de Clown “Cal Clown” in Girona, Catalonia (Spain) in the middle of nature for the last 14 years, with students from all over the world learning and creating shows in record time! 5 years ago I started teaching and directing numbers online and I have created a series of 11 videos to learn Clown, with tasks and feedback included.

 

“The Clown happily holds the torch of hope, and lights the audience’s hearts with it.” (Clara)

 

“Clara’s student-centred approach combines her deep intuition with decades of practical experience as a clown and teacher, enabling her to guide you, whoever you are and wherever you are at, along your own unique path to the joy of clowning, all the way to finished performances if that’s where you are heading.” (Jon Davison, London Clown School)

 

Living with clowns for a week, this is priceless and leaves you with an undeniably great after-feeling, and a breath of joy in your heart ❤️

 

Find more comments of students on her teaching here:

https://escoladeclown.wixsite.com/escoladeclown/student-experiences

CLARA CENOZ: I have been living for Clowning during the last 30 years, learning it, performing it, analysing it, teaching it and finally creating and running the Escola Internacional de Clown “Cal Clown” in Girona, Catalonia (Spain) in the middle of nature for the last 14 years, with students from all over the world learning and creating shows in record time! 5 years ago I started teaching and directing numbers online and I have created a series of 11 videos to learn Clown, with tasks and feedback included.

 

What is my joy in teaching and what do I focus on?

 

What I most enjoy in teaching is trying to "see" the student as much as I can, in order to help them "be" who they really are, without any self-judgement or self-denial. Once that is done the person can express their uniqueness, geniality and vulnerability, which not only makes them very happy, but the audience too. The student guided with enough reassurance and positivity can do this pretty quickly. It' s a natural process, and even if we have buried our inner joy and our true heart expression under tons of negativity or prejudices, the heart is always willing to express itself and has an enormous amount of energy available.

 

Who we really are is always beautiful, but we have been taught to think otherwise, and we have created much uglier structures to cover ourselves up.

 

So, by doing this "peeling" process, we will learn to feel safe showing ourselves in front of the audience, and that is healing for everybody in the situation.

 

When the student finds that safety in being vulnerable, and starts enjoying it and playing with it, is when I feel happy 😁.

 

From there, we find the ways for our light to shine more, and in which kind of activities. And we will start exploring how humour works and what its function is.

 

One of the reasons that made me say "yes" to clowning a long time ago, was the freedom found in truly laughing at myself, and at all the conditioning related to being a woman. I thrived in being "allowed" to be silly, stupid, gross or "not pretty or sexy". I think that there are few pleasures in life as liberating as laughing at our silly thoughts or silly emotions, if done from love and embracing our human absurdity. For me, that IS love. Even more: loving laughter takes the issue at hand and elevates it, creating something beautiful that wasn’t there before.

 

A true Clown elevates people’s vibration. It reflects the audience’s humanity, with all its pain and struggle, and by embracing it with acceptance, love, heart and humour, takes it to a higher place of Joy. Joy and Presence destroy immediately any negativity. This process shows people that there is nothing wrong, we are ok, everything is ok. It' s profoundly freeing and beautiful, and humour is the Clown’s ally to achieve success in this.

 

The only thing a student needs to do is to achieve some awareness of all this, and then put it into practice. It actually is very easy to do, and once you’re there and you get how easy it is, your creativity starts flowing! You realise that, as long as you follow your heart, you can do anything as a Clown! Even if you don’t know how to do it!

 

Observing reality and finding a loving and funny way of representing it, showing the absurdity implied in it with innocence, and offering a positive and enlightening solution to it, is one of the most stimulating creative processes you can go through. The challenge is to not focus on the negative, and to transform it into light. How do you do that? Ah, that I must show you in practice, it’s something that needs to be done, not explained 😂

 

I can' t think of a better thing to do for people than to help them get out of limiting structures, and reminding them of the solutions they have forgotten 😉. That' s my job as a teacher, and that will be your job as a Clown 😉.

 

The Clown happily holds the torch of hope, and lights the audience’s hearts with it.

 

I could go on for hours about this 😂. If you want to hear more, you can wait for me to write a book (no idea when that will happen 😂) or come to my classes.

 

Love, Laughter & Freedom for us ♥️

 

“Clara’s student-centred approach combines her deep intuition with decades of practical experience as a clown and teacher, enabling her to guide you, whoever you are and wherever you are at, along your own unique path to the joy of clowning, all the way to finished performances if that’s where you are heading.” (Jon Davison, London Clown School)

 

To read and see more about Clara' s teaching:

https://escoladeclown.wixsite.com/escoladeclown/claracenoz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cGnf2_hdGI

 

“The course that I had the luck to take part in at Cal Clown was full of emotions, play, fun, friendship and a location where doing exercises in nature was wonderful. A great experience for me and my clown. If you want to give your clown a good time … Cal Clown is a unique opportunity.” (Alex)

Find more comments of students on her teaching here:

https://escoladeclown.wixsite.com/escoladeclown/student-experiences

 

To see pictures of the school and courses:

https://escoladeclown.wixsite.com/escoladeclown/fotos-photos

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1393656594161036&type=3

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1716560111870681&type=3

 

To read about conditions for staying at Cal Clown:

https://escoladeclown.wixsite.com/escoladeclown/staying-at-cal-clown

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 😁

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.

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!

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