Clowning for Adults led by Marcus Bale in Kinsale, Co. Cork

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    Clowning for Adults led by Marcus Bale in Kinsale, Co. Cork
    Explore your Comedic Potential in this Weekend Course

    Starts: Saturday, 20 March 2010 at 10:00
    Ends: Sunday, 21 March 2010 at 16:00
    Times: 10am-5pm each day
    Fee: This course is offered at €120 for two days. Bring a packed lunch
    or take a sandwich break in Kinsale.
    Location: Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, Ballinacurra, Kinsale, Co Cork

    Throughout this workshop you will learn about your comedic potential.
    We will explore it and develop it.

    We will regain the pleasure of ‘Play’ with yourself and others.

    Finding your clown will help you hugely to increase self-confidence
    and the use of your body language. For actors and non-actors, you can
    guarantee you will discover a lot about yourself. The level of the
    workshop will be set according to the participants experience.

    Based on tecniques coming from Jacques LeCoq, Phillip Gaullier, and
    other teachers of Clowning, together with basic exercises from
    Commedia dell’Arte and Improvisation, we will attempt to understand
    the underlying principles of clowning:

    – Do not act, just react
    – A Clown is only a clown with an audience
    – A Clown occurs in the audience’s mind
    – Find the pleasure in everything
    – Find the Game in everything
    – Take your audience in the Journey

    More information available on request.

    About the facilitator:
    Marcus Bale trained in Buenos Aires for seven years in different
    Actors Studios. He also studied Improvisation, Clown, Circus, Mime,
    Physical, Mask and Anthropological Theatre. In Ireland he performed
    and directed a multitude of plays. Since 2002 he has been giving
    workshops on Improvisation, Clowning, Commedia dell’ Arte, & the
    Techniques of Jerzi Grotowski, Eugenio Barba & Augusto Boal’s Theatre
    of the Oppressed, always emphasising the physical aspect of theatre.
    He has taught in Ireland, Germany, Italy, Canada & Argentina. In 2001
    he co-founded BYOB Productions. The same year he co-founded Cyclone
    Comedy Improv Troupe. In 2002 he was co-founder of the Snatch Comedy
    Improv Troupe with whom he performs all over Ireland. In 2003 he
    became Teacher for the Gaiety School of Acting in Cork teaching
    adults, children & teenagers. He also teaches "The Spirit of Sign",
    Cork Deaf Community Drama group & is also guest teacher at the Theatre
    Courses in Kinsale College of Further Education & KCAT Drama Course in
    Callan, Kilkenny.

    How to book?: Call 0879696901 or email (
    your booking. A €50 deposit will be required at least 7 days before
    the course dates. It is also possible to pay the deposit (or the
    totality of the course) online via PayPal. In order to do this, please
    go to:

    More information: If you want more information or if you have any
    queries, you can contact me:

    Phone: 0863173543

    Best wishes,


    Marcus Bale Cornally
    Snatch Comedy Improv Troupe

    60 Abbeyview, Kinsale,
    Co. Cork, Ireland
    Phone: 00353214772190
    Mobile: 00353863173543

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