Clown Culture NZ 2013 with Ira Seidenstein

Date: January 22, 2013
Time: 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm

Clown Culture NZ 2013 with Ira SeidensteinClown Culture NZ 2013 with Ira Seidenstein

Clown Culture NZ 2013 with Ira Seidenstein

Clown Culture NZ 2013 with Ira Seidenstein

When:
Tue 22 Jan ’13, 9:00am–5:00pm
Wed 23 Jan ’13, 9:00am–5:00pm
Thu 24 Jan ’13, 9:00am–5:00pm
Fri 25 Jan ’13, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sat 26 Jan ’13, 9:00am–11:00pm
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Where: Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages

A perfect way to start the year and an exclusive opportunity to work with a world renown tutor with over 35 years of experience in performance, theatre, acting, clown, circus and commedia. Ira’s unique method releases ones creative nature through the body, clowning, and acting. His exercises and improvisations are clear, profound and potent.

The “Clown Culture”: workshop explores how culture is contained within ones body. This retreat will be 50% training and 50% creating & rehearsing culminating in an outdoor ritual performance of clown. Visit Ira`s website for more info on: www.iraseid.com

Weekend workshop is an introduction to the Clown Culture, and its suitable for everybody – from beginners to advanced students. The weekend will focus on Clown Culture including the Short Practice (elements from The Four Articulations), The Clown Knows Exercise, and The Quantum Theatre Ritual. Weeklong workshop is a continuation of the program, for people that want to deepen their practice and take their skills to the next level.

Daily Program
9-11 am Training in The Four Articulations.
11am-1pm Improvisations leading towards creating the clown ritual performance.
1-2 pm Lunch
2-4 pm Rehearsal

Where: Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, Auckland NZ www.kawaipurapura.co.nz

KawaiPurapura is easily accessible by car or public transport, 15 minutes drive from central Auckland. Only minutes walk to the Albany village/shopping centre; 10 min from sunny, spectacular East Coast beaches. Plenty of free parking.

Accommodation, Food, Performance ( optional )

For your convenience and enjoyment – there is an option to stay on the lovely KawaiPurapura property: bring a tent, shared rooms, your own room. This will have to be organised separately with a retreat centre. There is a very limited number of rooms available, be quick to avoid disappointment. All accommodation includes use of the retreat facilities: kitchen, bathroom, swimming pool, bush walks.

Free tea and coffee throughout the workshop and optional – 3 delicious freshly prepared vegetarian meals.

This will depend on number of participants – if you are interested, we will provide you with further information re: accommodation and food at the time of registration.

Yoga classes available daily. Massage and reiki sessions can be booked on site

Saturday 26th – free music concert and an outdoor party. Everybody welcome! A perfect way to wrap up a fun week .. more fun fun fun! This will be also an excellent opportunity for participants ( optional ) to share some of newly acquired skills on stage in front of the audience

Clown Culture Workshops 2013 – the most fun one can legally have in NZ!

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