Melbourne Clowning Troupe


Clowning in term four is an investigation into the freedom of your physicality.

Presented by Melbourne Community Clown Troupe and Westside Circus
Facilitated by Kimberley Twiner

Clowns must be willing to do anything, to become anything – if that’s where the audience laughs will live. The performing body must be ready to jump into action, be awake and present. Grounded firmly in Le Jeu, and the pleasurable art of game playing, participants will focus on genuine play not acting. We will investigate the mechanics of comic timing – looking at impulse, and listening as the basis for this. Also under focus will be the eyes/gaze (the light within the clown’s eyes), and the ever powerful fixed point as key to emphasising the action. Let’s be light and play and go deeper into what it means for YOU to allow your full glorious clown body and actions to be seen!

When: 6.30PM-9PM on Monday Nov 13th, Nov 20th, Nov 27 and Dec 4th

Cost: $160

Who: Suitable for beginners and people with some clowning under their belt.

About Kimberely:

Kimberley Twiner is a Skitch, Gaulier, Bolton and Fusetti trained physical comedian. She is founder of award winning (Original New Circus Award – Melb Fringe 2017) queer comedy ensemble ‘PO PO MO CO’. She is also director of award winning (Best Comedy – Melb Fringe 2017) clown comedy trio The Travelling Sisters. She has been training in clown for ten years, and is deeply interested in the state of physical play required for full blown clown freedom. Kimberley produces Melbourne workshops for international and national masters of clown such as Clare Bartholemew, Deanna Fleysher and Giovanni Fusetti.

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Funding cuts have hit the MLBRNE FSTVL in a big way this year and as a result, the entire festival will be staged at the one venue by one clown troupe made up of 16 under resourced, over trained actors.

Produced by Melbourne Community Clown Troupe & supported by Westside Circus.

Directed by Liz Skitch

Featuring Hayden Burke, Elizabeth Davie, Ella Ellington, Laurie Fraser, Warren Herbu, Nayt Housman, John Latham, Lou Mapelston, Sharney Nougher, Rauri O’Driscoll, Jake Payne, Jess Rizzi, Andi Snelling, Cherese Sonkkila, David Tieck & Kimberley Twiner

3 Shows Only in June: SUN 18th (3pm Matinee & 7.30 pm) & MON 19th (7.30pm)

Tickets: $5 kids, $15 concession, $20 full

Bookings: Trybooking

@ The Wesley Anne, 250 High St, Northcote