The exercises in this workshop involve listening to our bodies, freely expressing inner impulses, listening to our current context/environment and responding truthfully. Although based in ideas about performance, the work's core principles seek to open a pathway for enhancing creative practice and collaboration by freeing these initial impulses and developing the participants skill in listening. For anybody who's interested in ideas of liveness, presence, and freeing creative impulse.
This is a taster of the Pochinko Technique; a hybrid clown training technique created in Canada by Richard Pochinko. Not limited to performers, this workshop is Clowns are a force for change in the world. Since ancient times there have been outsiders in society who are truth speakers; shaman, tricksters, court jesters. These figures push the limits of their contemporary society by listening to the world, listening to inner impulses, and being honest. Based on the practice of Canadian clown master Richard Pochinko this workshop serves as an introduction to his technique of Clown training.
Suitable for: adults only
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter: Calvin Petersen
Calvin Petersen is a performer, director and Clown based in Wellington, NZ. He has been a theatre maker in Wellington for 4 years and has made everything from an improvised Game of Thrones epic to an immersive clown dining experience in an empty office block. While training at Toi Whakaari: The New Zealand Drama School, he lead workshops on impulse for visiting students and has continued this work with various performance companies in Wellington.