Bring In The Clowns Byron Community College

Bring In The Clowns

Bring In The Clowns

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Prepare to meet your inner clowns and bring them to life. No, this is not a stage show of Stephen King’s horror movie IT. The clown is a complex and multilayered character.

Meet the Court Jester, the truth-speaker, the sharp-witted one, who can stand up and call out corruption in high places, without being beheaded!

Meet the Bouffon, the misshapen, outcast, called upon to perform and entertain those who cast her out.

Meet the red nose clown, the childlike innocent who performs in the world’s small-est mask.

The clown is the entertainer, the mime, the story-teller, the innocent, the outcast, the truth speaker, the wise fool.

During this course we will meet a few of the world’s clowns. Meet your own story-teller and share their stories through the skillful artistry of clowning.

No experience is necessary, the clown is inside all of us, how your clown evolves and the story it has to share will be your unique discovery throughout this course.

Sama Ky Balson has worked within the performing arts industry for two decades. She has an international body of work in screen and stage across Australia, the U.S.A. and Europe.

She trained at the International theatre school of Jaques Lecoq, in Paris in clowning, mime and Commedia Del Arte, acrobatics and movement theatre. Sama has facilitated workshops programmes and trained with Red Nose Clown facilitator John Beal from Canada and Bouffon Clown, Cirque Du Soleil performer and co-festival director of the New York Clown Festival, Eric Davis. Sama has facilitated workshops with clowns from multiple clowning backgrounds as part of the IPAN International Performing Arts Network at Sudden Theatre Paris and the Bouffon Clown workshop with Eric Davis at The Arts Platform in Sydney.

What to bring

  • Refreshments and lunch
  • An array of clothing, too big or too small, silly, colourful oversized and undersized.
  • Three pairs of black or sheer stockings
  • Start saving up your newspaper collection. You’ll see why.

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you.

Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Students are required to be 15 years old and above at the time of enrolment.

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We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!