Portland Clown & Mime Workshops With Dan Griffiths

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Dan Griffiths is coming back to Portland for another round of workshops! Dan's unique style of instruction is deeply playful, and customized for the individual. Truly a treat for beginners and professionals alike.

"Dan was one of my original clown teachers, and I wouldn't be where I am today with out his astute eye, gentle encouragement, and supportive play."
-Amica Hunter (A Little Bit Off)
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CLOWN:
This Clown class is intended for performers of all levels and disciplines who now wish to deepen their exploration of Clown. Each participant will exit this class with an understanding of clown as an action, a personae, and as satire. We will also explore the shamanic origins of comedic archetypes and gain increased ability to show thought and emotion in the body. Through instruction and feedback, you will develop an understanding of how to play a comedic personae and create new material.

Join us and deepen your understanding and experience of Clown and discover the path to creating new work. Reconnect with your resilient, voracious, and deeply funny self.

Each class will begin with a physical conditioning warmup necessary for the work. All classes will be held at Performance Works NorthWest. Please be on time and dressed to move.

Saturday 9am-5pm / Sunday 1pm-7pm There will be a 1/hr lunch both days. 12 student limit. Cost $250

MIME:
The Mime class is intended for performers who have some experience in theatre and performance and wish to now sharpen and widen their physical vocubulary. Each participant will exit this class with an understanding of dynamic visual rhythm and an increased ability to show thought and emotion in the body. We will explore the mimetic techniques of French and Polish Mime masters. Students will also explore mimetic writing formats and create new Mime pieces. Through instruction and feedback, you will develop an understanding of Corporeal and Illusionary Mime, Physical Comedy and Dramatic Tension.
Each class will begin with a physical conditioning warmup necessary for the work. Workshop will be held at Performance Works NorthWest.

Friday 1:30-4:30 pm There will be a 15 minute break. Cost $50

Questions? Please call 415-990-6336. You can also find out more at http://www.dangriffiths.us/
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