Familiar with various techniques such as, Method Acting, Jerzy Grotowski, Keith Johnstone, or Peter Brooks theories, I was able to discover the method clowning , inspired by “Nose to Nose”, a method that supports the search of one’s own clown in such a light and positive way. Since then, it has inspired me to use my own knowledge of drama, clowning, dance and energy techniques and to assist people in their search for more humorous ease and joy.
Whether young or old, a professional artist or a layperson, whether public phobics or a stagehunter every participant will quickly find fun to find and present his very own clown character.
The art of the clown is to free oneself from all roles except one: to be oneself.
To devote oneself to calmness, to understand emotions as an invitation to improvisation, to be able to rediscover the playfulness of a child, to observe the audience as a mirror and to develop joy in here and now is now a craft for all people and can be used by all professional genres. Encouraging one’s own failure and playing with it joyfully is the base of clowning.
Clowns and comedians prove that there are ways to develop clowness strategies to make others laugh. The rules of comedy – already known to ancient Indians- such as exaggeration, changes in everyday logic, or breaks in expectation, can indeed be learned.