Clown Clinic Drop-In 2024

  • January 9 - December 10, 2024
  • Performance Works NW

    4625 Southeast 67th Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97206
Ticket Price $0.00-$25.00 Register Now
Description

ALL LEVELS - no experience necessary

2nd Tuesday of the Month, 6-8pm

Location change! In July, we will be at Performance Works NW

 

“Anne was able to quickly create a psychologically safe space in which she also gave direct, in-the-moment feedback that I could implement in real time. Not a single moment of the two-hour class was wasted and I felt very comfortable taking risks.” 

—Mason Atkin: Government Auditor, Jello Wrestler

 

Are you clown curious? Clown dubious? Maybe you want a taster before committing to a longer course or you're a former (or current!) student wanting to keep your skills sharp! Whoever you are, you are welcome. Clown Clinic is an affordable drop-in to help you hone precision movement, develop audience connection, and play with curiosity and foolishness. 

We will be moving our bodies and maybe even working up a sweat, so wear what feels good to move in and bring water. There are no street shoes allowed in the studio, and we will be working barefoot. If your access needs or preferences prevent this, please wear grippy socks or clean shoes you can move in.

 

Date & Time

Jan 9 - Dec 10, 2024

Venue Details

Performance Works NW

4625 Southeast 67th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97206 Performance Works NW
Le Why Not Productions

 Mission Statement:

 

 Le Why Not Productions embraces the intersection of the grotesque and the beautiful, the vulnerable and the powerful, the fringe and the familiar. Our mission is to dissolve barriers between audience and performers, shine laughter into the dark corners of the human experience, and create a space where these contrasts collide and harmonize through the art of comedy.

 

About:

 

Le Why Not specializes in live clown-character shows, where the absence of the fourth wall creates a unique, living audience experience. Our core principles - vulnerability, connection, precision and presence - are the cornerstones of our performances and classes, inviting our audiences and students to move from waves of laughter to profound recognition and back again.

 

Named after a quirky bar in a small French town with a dark but irreverent atmosphere, our company is inspired by the blending of cultures, the joy of crossing linguistic and artistic boundaries, and the ‘Why not?’ spirit that ignites playful complicity and laughter.

 

In addition to our live theater productions, we also offer classes in clowning and physical comedy. More than just a space to learn an art form, these classes will challenge your habits and inhibitions, push you to take risks, and create a space for self-discovery, play, discipline and liberation. 


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