Coulrophobia is a fear of clowns and it is singularly unfunny, stemming as it does from the prevalence of evil clowns in popular culture – Pennywise from Stephen King’s It, for example, will forever haunt a generation.
The GreenWay’s bereft clown, however, is a joy.
Celebrating the poetry of nonsense and Inspired by the teachings of Lecoq, performer, teacher and artist Alicia Gonzalez’s clowning approach and research is focused on the poetry and the metaphors that traverse and express out of the clown to help us reach an absurd profundity, a deeper understanding of the human condition that goes beyond the personal.
When she’s not trying to find absurdity in the everyday idiosyncratic human condition, she enjoys eating hot, flaky croissants, so we caught up with her to talk about nonsense and pastry.
Thursday 6 May 10am-1pm (container @ Peace Park) & 2-4pm (Hawthorne canal under Lilyfield road bridge)
Saturday 8 May *workshop* 10am-1pm (meet at container @ Peace Park). Register HERE.
Sunday 9 May 10am-1pm (container @ Peace Park) & 2-4pm (Hawthorne canal under Lilyfield road bridge)