Purple Mangoes invites you to its first ever Clown Residency, 'The Juicy Genius of Play'. Its a residential clown workshop of four days, hosted at the beautiful, 'Hidden Oasis' very near Pune in Maharashtra. From 29th March, 2018 to 1st April, 2018.
Register here https://tinyurl.com/yc4uv2nh
WHAT IS THE ART OF CLOWNING?
The red nose of the clown is the smallest mask that unmasks. It gives us the licence to just be, without the fear of judgement, without the need to 'fit in', without inhibitions. It liberates us and allows us to be who we wish to be in that very moment, ever present and aware.
Clowning is a powerful tool to become more self aware and to learn to accept ourselves for who we are. We also learn to accept others around us and to see and hear them as they would like to be heard or seen. We also see the world from a different point of view- that of empathy and humour.
The Clown is also a physical being, expressing most abundantly, with complete abandonment, with her body, face, sounds and silence. With clowning we connect with and learn more about our body and its wisdom, the ways in which it communicates. The clown is a spontaneous storyteller, a master of creating magical stories out of nothing.
And all this, we do with ridiculous amounts of fun and silliness, and playfulness... something we adults are forgetting.
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
This workshop requires no previous experience in performance arts or any art for that matter. This workshop is for anyone who wishes to discover a new part of themselves and connect with their body. If you want to pause, take some time out for yourself, play, giggle yourself silly, look within and at the same time learn to create comedy and stories ON THE SPOT, this workshop is for you. This workshop is persons of age 16 to 100 years.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE WORKSHOP?
Playing, moving, emoting, expressing, improvising comedy and stories, slowing down and just breathing, playing with sounds and props. You do as much as you can or as much as your body wants but the invitation is to push yourself and do what you would think is impossible or what you would stop yourself from doing. You can watch a video about our workshops here http://youtu.be/su_7PvJQHao
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Dates are 29th March 2018 to 1st April 2018 (psst... its a long weekend!). The workshop will end with a celebration of fool's day!
Its a residential workshop so please arrange to stay the whole time i.e. from 11am on the 29th till 5pm on the 1st. The Hidden Oasis has very comfy accommodation. https://www.thehiddenoasis.com/
This workshop is being offered on a sliding scale of (which means you can pay anything between) Rs.7000 to Rs.10,000. this includes your stay, food and tuition.
We have partial scholarships available. please mention your request for one in the registration form.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Purple Mangoes are facilitators and clown performers. Their shows are for all ages and are also very interactive and playful. They also share their clown philosophy through fun and liberating workshops.
Sukhmani Kohli been a theatre practitioner for 14 years. She has designed and directed plays in theatre and clowning, and loves telling and listening to stories. Along with teaching theatre to young people, she performs as a clown and also teaches the sacred art of Red Nose Clowning. Her work as a clown and facilitator is centred around holding spaces and experiences for people of all ages where they feel free to be real and authentic and have deep, transformative conversations. She is an empathetic facilitator, an art of hosting practitioner and an InterPlay leader.
Vibhuti is a natural learner at heart. Loves to follow her curiosity and dives deep into whatever captures her creativity and energy. She has found a deep passion in clowning and loves to be her authentic self with the red nose. She is exploring other methods and ways to express herself more. In her usual days,she travels for work. Is a freelance facilitator and designs various programs related to alternative learning and un-learning. She also loves to travel because she gets to eat amazing new food and hear lots of stories. Shifting from a urban based,outward looking life to a simple inwards looking life in the hills is what is on her mind presently.
Call Harsh 9958311401 or Sukhmani 9650118376 for any queries or concerns. Register here https://tinyurl.com/yc4uv2nh