East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
How To Be A Stupid - The Clown's Intelligence
Clowning offers to the theatre practitioner an immense spectrum of new possibilities, a freedom that we can’t find in any other art form.
Clowning is an art of courage and discipline. Not a technique but a state that needs to be explored fully. This five day course offers a serious and enjoyable introduction to de Castro's methodology aimed to explore the state of the clown, develop the clown’s intelligence, and the confidence to use and apply this unlimited power of imagination in any creative or performance context.
Come prepared for challenges and change. It is a rare opportunity to work with a theatre practitioner who has been seriously dedicated to research into and use of clowning in all aspects of performance for over 30 years. This is a safe space to work, with expert guidance through de Castro’s methodology for each participant’s individual journey of development as a performer. It creates a supportive world in which participants can joyfully make mistakes - with a great deal of laughter and play along the way.
For clowns (beginners and experienced), actors, directors, dancers, writers and artists in any field, as well as all those interested in the development of creative intelligence.
Angela de Castro is one of the most loved female clowns. She is a leading theatre practitioner, actor, teacher, director and speaker. She has toured the UK and internationally with the major contemporary theatre and circus companies and is well known as a teacher of her master class ‘How To Be A Stupid’ or 'The Art of Creative Intelligence’. Her performances and methodology have been well recognised in the UK and abroad, awarding her, among a few, a Lawrence Olivier Award (UK), the Golden Nose Award (Spain), the Nesta Dreamtime Fellowship, an Arts Foundation Fellowship and an International Fellowship by Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama for her contribution on the art of clowning.