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Hokey Pokey – the Clown Matrix”

An Intensive N.C.I. Neoteric Masterclass series

"Dear Artist,


The Nouveau Clown Institute & Teatre La Gleva in association with Claudia Cantone and Jango Edwards are pleased to announce a new N.C.I. workshop series “Hokey Pokey – the Clown Matrix”.  This series consists of four unique 5-day seminars. 1 each month starting this December.  The 1st session is ¨Clown Theory¨, the 2nd in January ¨Sex & the Single Clown-Life in the Laugh Lane¨, a 3rd in February is ¨Hakuna Matata-the Beast in You¨, and the final session in March is ¨Clown Encounter of the 3rd Kind-¨The Buffoon and Alien Creation¨.  Below, you will find all the information about the series and its sessions.



Jango Edwards and Claudia Cantone"



Querido Artista,

El Nouveau Clown Institute & Teatre La Gleva en asociación con Claudia Cantone y Jango Edwards se complace en anunciar un nuevo N.C.I. serie de talleres “Hokey Pokey - The Clown Matrix”. Esta serie consta de cuatro seminarios únicos de 5 días. 1 cada mes a partir de diciembre. La 1ª sesión es ¨Clown Theory¨, la 2ª en enero ¨Sex & the Single Clown-Life in the Laugh Lane¨, la 3ª en febrero es ¨Hakuna Matata-the Beast in You¨ y la última sesión de marzo es ¨ Encuentro de Payasos de Tercera Clase-¨El Bufón y la Creación Alien¨. A continuación, encontrarás toda la información sobre la serie y sus sesiones.


Jango Edwards y Claudia Cantone


In case you are interested in participating, it is important that you also send your CV with your data and your contacts in order to be able to call you back.   


En caso de que estés interesado en participar, es importante que también envíes tu CV con tus datos y tus contactos para poder llamarte. 


The art of the clown actor is not just a profession, but a lifestyle that demands an understanding of emotion, sensitivity, passion, pathos, and the heart.

The essence of a clown, in the pure sense, is a combination of innocence and maturity. The Clown Theory encounter is a way of uniting these qualities so each participant can discover and develop their personal clown, and apply it to their life after the course is completed. A combination of 50 years of professional experience, simple awareness, and common logic, enables the instructor to reveal the clown character within each of us.

Through the use of assorted games, physical activities, socio-logical demonstrations, improvisations, and performance, each student will find his or her comic simplicity, innocence, and logic, which are the fundamental ingredients of the clown formula. A play-environment is created, in which trust within the group ensemble can develop. This motivates the students to remember the innocence they have forgotten. It will also reveal present social and human conditions. It may sound complicated but in fact, it’s simple; it is the simplicity that is difficult for us to grasp.

The clown is a social character in all realms of life. The performance situation, be it theater or circus, is probably the most common form through which we know clowns; but it’s the least important. The primary requirements to reveal your personal clown is a knowledge of the comic formula and the creation of a clown heart.

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You have always had, and always will have, a clown heart, but to revive it demands the simple desire to regain and sustain your youth throughout all aspects of life. The Clown Theory Class first reveals the innocence each of us has surrendered; and then proves it is never too late to recapture it again. It’s a challenge, it’s revealing but most of all it’s fun. Jango Edwards

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