Short Courses

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

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WEEKEND COURSE

Clown Course May 14th - 15th

https://youtu.be/QjTnqciSvDw

 

"How to connect with the audience by being yourself and not die trying 😂"

 

Have you already done a Clown course, but you don't know what to do when you have an audience in front of you? Or you haven't done any course, but you want to dive into it?

 

In this two-day workshop we will learn to let go in order to be "present" for the audience, and to connect with the people who are watching us. What do you need? Do they need the same? What will make them laugh, or feel loved? If they laugh, do I do it again?

 

What can I do?!?! What suits me best?

And, the big question: do I need to know how to do something "right"?!?!? 😂...

 

Apart from making the audience laugh, we also want to make them feel and connect with their hearts, and to get there we first have to do that ourselves 😉. How can I show my vulnerability, and also make them laugh?

 

If you want to practice and experience all of this, write to me and reserve your place ☺️.

 

The course is with accommodation included, and the food is brought and shared by the students, to make it cheaper (we request that the food be vegan or, at least, vegetarian 🙏).

 

Arrival is on the 13th, and departure is on the 15th in the evening.

 

Price for the two days with accommodation: 135 euros

Registration deadline: May 5th

If you live nearby and don't stay the night, we'll give you a discount, write to me for more info 😉.

 

Cal Clown's beautiful environment allows us to disconnect from our lives or concerns, focus on work and connect with ourselves.

 

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 carries the torch of hope in their hand, and lights up people’s hearts with it" (Clara)

 

For more info and reservations, contact +34 693972230

 

PROFESSIONAL CLOWN ONE-WEEK RETREAT

An unmissable opportunity to understand how to create your own Clown numbers.

You will take home many ideas and various numbers that Clara will give you, and that she will work with you on the course.

 

Being a workshop with a limited number of students, you will receive a lot of attention from Clara, and you will be able to find different topics suitable for you, from which to create material that truly expresses who you are.

 

What message does your clown have for humans? And how can you convey it in a poetic and/or comic way?

 

Or, how to use your talents or your inabilities to create a clown act? What if we do it with music?

Or with a character?

We will try different types of numbers until we find the ones that resonate best with you!

 

Clara will help you realize how easy it is to create a clown number, and all the possibilities that you have being the way you are!

 

There is a NEW DISCOUNT if you book your place before April 29, and also, if you come in your van and make your own food, it's cheaper too! Ask us the prices of meals if this is your case 😉

 

DAYS OF THE COURSE: from May 23 to 28, arrival on the 22nd in the afternoon and departure on the 29th at noon.

 

Cost of the course (includes the 6 days of classes and direction, outings to perform in the city, accommodation and 3 daily vegan meals):

If you register before April 29: 530eu

If you sign up after that date: 660eu

 

To reserve your place you need to send half of the entire course, and you will receive 7 videos of Clara's online course, and various tasks to prepare for the course 😉

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE MAY 11!

 

If you prefer to take a course for all levels and less professional, check 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

 

“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

Unique and intensive residential course, for those who are very eager to create their own clown material.

 

This retreat is for people that have done at least one clown workshop, or for professional clowns who need or wish to receive new input into their clowning.

 

You will develop your ability to generate personal material by yourself and to know how to make it work in performance.

 

Once you’ve reserved your spot, I will send you a list of different ideas for creating numbers, which vary a lot in style, depending on what kind of audience or context they are thought for. During the course, you will work on at least one of those ideas, chosen by you. Also you can bring a simple idea that you already have.

 

The hours of work will be at least six daily, but you can use the tent and the exterior space to rehearse out of those hours. We will record your impros, and I will give you specific feedback, so that you can improve your number and show it again to me when you' re ready.

 

The natural environment at Cal Clown is very beautiful and helps to disconnect from your life concerns, and to focus on your creative work. It will be up to you how much you want to work and take advantage of my directing, but you will also be able to enjoy some relaxing time if you wish to.

 

We will do a final show to try out our new numbers.

 

You will also receive, prior to the course, some of my private online clown videos, with optional homework in them, and directions on how to create a clown costume in different ways.

 

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.

 

We will provide full board, with 3 vegan meals prepared for you daily.

 

The students will be responsible for cleaning up the spaces they use, and washing up the dishes.

 

Places are limited to 10, 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.

 

Reservation will be confirmed once you’ve sent half of the total cost.

 

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

 

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!

Create your own solo numbers, as well as some together with other students. You will receive constant guidance and direction for your work, and in order to be able to work in the future, you will have videos of your rehearsals and performances to take away and to continue working after the course.

RESIDENTIAL CLOWN SUMMER COURSES ALL LEVELS

 

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

 

Course from June 24 to 28, arrival on the 23rd in the afternoon, departure on the 29th at noon.

Course cost: (includes 5 days of classes, outings to perform in the city, accommodation and 3 daily vegan meals):

If you reserve your place before May 23: €440

If you reserve your place from May 23: €550

Registration deadline: June 11

 

Course from August 8 to 12, arrival on the 7th in the afternoon, departure on the 13th at noon.

Course cost: (includes 5 days of classes, outings to perform in the city, accommodation and 3 daily vegan meals):

If you reserve your place before July 1: €440

If you reserve your place from July 1: €550

Registration deadline: July 22

 

 

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

 

Course from August 16 to 20, arrival on the 15th in the afternoon, departure on the 21st at noon.

Course cost: (includes 5 days of classes, outings to perform in the city, accommodation and 3 daily vegan meals):

If you reserve your place before July 1: €440

If you reserve your place from July 1: €550

Registration deadline: July 22

 

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

 

If you come in your van and make your own food, it's quite cheap! Ask us the prices of meals if this is your case 😉

 

To reserve your place you need to send half of the entire course, 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 out 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.

 

Places are limited to 10, 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.

 

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

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. 

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. 

 

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

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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. 

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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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