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MetaWORKSHOP:

HOLY CLOWN! (60h)

3–14 of June 2024

 

KEY WORDS

Theatre clownery, The Smallest Mask in the World, personal ridiculousness, clown and holiness

 

TO WHOM

Professionals, students and advanced amateurs in the wide field of performing arts, interested in theatre clownery and physical theatre. No need for previous experience in clown.

 

DESCRIPTION

During the ten days intensive clown workshop, we will start a journey towards each participant’s personal clown and eventually take those fools to the sacred land of not understanding.

 

One aim of the workshop is to become more aware of the ridiculous side of ourselves and to use our personal material i.e. movement qualities, mannerisms, emotions and our history as a starting point for our clown process.

 

What we think is funny in us, might differ a lot compared to the experience of the audience. Ideally we could take a big step in the lifelong process of learning to laugh at ourselves. 

 

This type of working might appear therapeutic and the teacher has great knowledge in kitchen psychology, but obviously we will not do therapy. Our goal is to transform our personal material to the universal level throughout various physical theatre training methods and performing techniques.

 

The workshop is not religiously committed. We will define our own red nosed holiness.

 

TEACHER  

Soile Mäkelä (TeM) is a founding member of Teatteri Metamorfoosi and a theater teacher who graduated from University of the Arts Helsinki, Theatre Academy in 2008. She approaches theater-making from a physical point of view, in the spirit of the French Lecoq pedagogy.

 

Soile's most important teachers and inspirations on his own clowning journey have been Giovanni Fusetti, Mario Gonzalez, Pierre Byland and Philippe Gaulier, and of course all of Soile's own numerous clown workshop participants (ks. portrait), with whom she has been able to unravel the great mystery of clownery.

 

Beside of teaching she has also done artistic work as a director and a clown and researched themes like being outsider (“Ugly Duckling”, Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth 2012), end of the love (Femme Fatale and the General Theory of Love, Teatteri Metamorfoosi 2013), mystery of the death (Halla Kalma -ajasta iäisyyteen, Teatteri Metamorfoosi 2017). Since 2019 she has been an artistic director of MetaLAB: Clown Chorus.

 

 

LANGUAGE

Finnish and English (if needed) 

 

 

TIMETABLE

Mon–Fri 3.–7. of June daily at 10-17:00 (including 1h lunch break daily)

Sat and Sun 8.–9. of June are free

Mon-Fri 10–14 of June at 10-17:00 (including 1h lunch break daily)

 

 

PRICE

Early Birds 539€ (the offer is valid until 5th of May) 

Normal price 600€  (paid by 19th of May.)

 

PARTICIPANTS

Min. 8 person

Max 14 person

 

 

VENUE

Teatteri Metamorfoosi / Point Fixe

Suvilahdenkatu 10 A 4th floor

00500 Helsinki

Metro: Kalasatama or Sörnäinen

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