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This course will focus on a journey of unearthing each participant’s individual clown.

Introduction to Theatre of Clown through The Mask of Four Temperaments and The Mask of Red Nose

The Mask of Four Temperaments – Connected to the four elements and the medieval ‘four humours’ the constitutional types of the Four Temperaments: Choleric, Sanguine, Phlegmatic and Melancholic are manifest in the shape and rhythm of the human being. Through exploring these extreme approaches to life we aim to increase our flexibility and range of physical and vocal expression.

The Red Nose is the Mask behind and through which is revealed the very essence of our being in all its greatness and in all its fragility.

The goal is to gain understanding and practice of the clown state, what it is to be ‘authentically present’ and how to bring that authentic presence into play.

“In Native American Mythology they say there are six directions of the self, North, South, East, West, Above-Above and Below-Below and if we were to look at ourselves in all six directions at the same time we could only laugh at the beauty of our own ridiculousness”Sue Morrison – Master Clown Teacher of Pochinko Method.“There’s a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in” Leonard Cohen

There will be another introductory clown course running from 3rd August until 7th August. If you would prefer to book a place on this date, please email admissions@thelir.ie