After 8 1/2 hours of clowning…
Jusby can’t figure out how to change the setting on the self-timer!
Dawn has to take the pic: Jhanna, Heather, Jusby, Pauline, Heidi, and Eve.
Then Jusby gets a shot of Jhanna, Heather, Dawn, Pauline, Heidi, and Eve.
I kept coming back for more classes because I expect to learn something new. Each time I do. Although the format stays the same [interactive warm-ups and improv solos (and sometimes duos)], the esoteric connections and intimacy building is different and rewarding on levels usually unknown in conventional clowning workshops.
I imagined that I was on the path Dawn originally outlined on her website http://thesimplefool.com
Discovering the Clown Within
The Simple Fool as Performer
The Simple Fool as Artivist
But, each time I returned we used the many of the same exercises because there were always people coming for their first time. At the end of this workshop, as I was about to drive away, Dawn asked if I really wanted to ‘graduate’. When I said“Yeah, sure!” she said that we’d have to plan a graduation ceremony. The alley used to have those, but new members have been so few that it hasn’t seemed worth it to them. I’ll have to invite them!