Clown Intensive with Mikhail Usov

The Art Of Clown:
Timing, Character and State

You will find yourself in a clown's hideaway, where you will be exposed to a bit of theory and a lot of practice.

You will learn the laws by which clowns live, as well as some of their secrets. This knowledge will guide you towards a character of your very own. At the end of the workshop you will participate in the creation of a routine.

The workshop will focus on exploring three main elements that fuel discovery and creation of a clown and their antics: timing, character and state. Participants will learn about the use of gags, pauses, and silence as well as clown make-up, costume and props. Furthermore, participants will be led into notions of alogism and the four levels of comedy.

Mikhail’s workshop has had great success in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Vancouver and others. He had held workshops for students of theater, professional actors, professional clowns, and people who are just interested in the art of clowning.  Even artists of Cirque du Soleil have enjoyed his Workshop.

The workshop is educational for professional artists, team building for groups, and even for personal introspection. To be a Clown means to change yourself everyday, and so this workshop is also about human aspiration.