A Weekend of Clown with Spymonkey
The UK’s leading physical comedy ensemble is coming to Cork for just one weekend!
In the Spymonkey clown intensive, you will discover what makes you funny, hone your skills and practice making an audience belly laugh! Through clear and specific instruction, you will be supported to develop and hone your comedic skills in a safe and fun environment. This positive group dynamic will allow you to focus on following your impulse, being adventurous and taking risks. You will learn how to shine as an individual and improve on every spontaneous opportunity.
In this highly enjoyable workshop you will play games, do exercises developing trust and complicity with the group. In this atmosphere of discovery and revelation, you will be developing and showing new material. Be prepared to find the pleasure in your own ridiculousness, stay optimistic, discover your comedy gold, and get ready to laugh until your face hurts.
Technically there are many other engines to make people laugh: status games, parody and improvisation. In Spymonkey’s workshops we will touch on all of them, creating an enjoyable and revealing atmosphere to discover the unique way in which you’re funny.
What will I learn in this weekend workshop with Spymonkey?
You will learn how to begin to trust your instinctive and spontaneous self. We will teach you technically how to make people laugh through status play-offs, parody, improvisation and many more games and exercises. All the sessions will be about creating a fresh, trusting and highly enjoyable workshop in an atmosphere of revelation to discover you’re funny.
The comedic geniuses behind this core creative ensemble are artistic directors Toby Park, Petra Massey and Aitor Basauri, associate artists Stephan Kreiss and designer Lucy Bradridge, and executive producer Emily Coleman.
“With our dark, edgy physical comedy rooted ‘somewhere between Monty Python, the Marx Brothers and Samuel Beckett’ (The Houston Chronicle), and a quartet of performers from Spain, Germany and England, Spymonkey have proved to be a truly international phenomenon, enjoyed by and accessible to a wide range of international audiences.” – Spymonkey
Join us and Spymonkey on the 12th and 13th of March in The Crypt at St. Lukes for a weekend filled with fun, laughter and ridiculousness! Over 18s only.
Circus Factory Intensive programme is kindly supported by Arts Council Ireland.