Theatre Bristol Bulletin: 4 August 2016 (the clowning around edition)
I’m sending in the clowns this week. Not political clowns. Good clowns.
First up, this article by comedy/arts critic and theatre-maker Brian Logan about the legendry clown teacher Phillippe Gaullier, is great. There are some priceless Gaullier quotes in it. My favourite, apart form “I don’t give a tiny sh*t!” is “If you are an actor, you shouldn’t be comfortable. If you want to be comfortable, you should be a pharmacist.”
I know I could not be a clown. Not intentionally. I may be ridiculous but finding your funny is SO MUCH WORK.
Someone who has found their funny and works hard is Holly Stoppit who lives right here in Bristol. She’s running an advanced class for serious idiots. Deadline to apply 15 August.
Holly’s associate Dominique Fester is running physical theatre training this Autumn and I spotted a one day clowning intensive on the site too. At Hamilton House on Saturday 20th August.
Superb clowns Angus Barr and Sarah Corbett are interviewed about their show We Are Brontë by funny-man Ross Willis pre Edinburgh. The director of the show Ed Rapley spent a year training with Gaullier (I’ve read the interview).
Quick reminder about the Edinburgh Facebook page for Bristol people. If you fancy meeting up for lunch on Monday 15th August, let me know via FB. The full list of Bristol shows in Edinburgh is a corker.
Would you like to join Theatre Bristol in Valencia? Yes Valencia. For the next IETM meeting in November. Exaggerated footwear not necessary. Honesty, humour and a touch of vulnerability is though as you’ll be MAKING FRIENDS ACROSS EUROPE.
We are extremely excited about our new friends on the Theatre Bristol team. NEW ARTIST SUPPORT ASSOCIATES!! Find out who and how you can get youself some of their time.
Funny, subversive and Bozo-free, this week you can catch: Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears by and at The Wardrobe Theatre (now til the 14th), Under A Cardboard Sea by Bristol Old Vic Young Company with a cast of 100 young people from tiny to 25 (til Saturday), and Dance Stage at Redfest in St George’s Park coordinated by South West Dance Theatre on Saturday – all the dance styles, all the fun.
No to Ronald McDonald. The Paper Birds are looking for a performer and facilitator, Tobacco Factory Theatres want two Assistant Facilitators for their Young Theatre Maker companies and Field Art Projects are seeking an Associate Creative Producer for a public art programme for the Bristol Arena. Also – a paid opportunity for an aspiring photographer and an aspiring filmmaker to work with The Plasticine Men.
Something new: Autism Siblings Circus and Theatre Workshops. On 13th and 27th August.
And finally, drum roll please ……..if you are a dancer or choreographer working on something new and you’d like to test it out in front of an audience on October 6th at Circomedia – please let us know as the Testing Ground call out is OUT. Maybe you want to reflect the humour and or frailty of the human condition?! Back to clowns!
Or – try something completely new
love Katie K for Team TB
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