The clown is a state where urgency prevails, living in the moment, in the ‘Here & Now’. Through the clown, explore the world from a more positive viewpoint, free from moral and logical constraints. Discover your true sense of pleasure and joy in play as we delve into the world of the clown. Together we will explore the vulnerability and the “stupidity” of our playful spirits ranging from the ridiculous to the grotesque to the innocent. Comedy often makes us laugh but doesn’t manage to touch our hearts. When we work from a place of personal truth and with the vulnerability of the clown, our comedy reaches a much deeper place. This class will explore that place where you go beyond gags and finding your clown who can touch the hearts in a way that makes our comedy more universal and makes us laugh from the gut.
Born in Kashmir, Ashwath Bhatt, after his graduation from National School of Drama- New Delhi, did his Post Graduation in classical acting and acting instruction from LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) London. He is a visiting faculty to various prestigious institutions in India like FTII-Pune, BNA-Lucknow, abroad like TUT-Hannover; and worked with reputed theatre companies like Oxfordshire touring theatre Company- Oxford, Flying Fish Theatre Company- Berlin etc. He has done plays for BBC worldwide and National Theatre, Mannheim/Germany etc. He has acted under the direction of various Indian and Foreign theatre luminaries and conducted workshops on various aspects of acting in England, Germany, France, Croatia, Czech Republic, Nepal, Pakistan and India.
In 2007, he established Theatre Garage Project (Not for profit company). He is widely known in India for his work on 'Red Nose Clowning' theatre form.
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10th & 11th April 2012 10am to 5pm: Date & Time *Rs. 2000/- (includes lunch on both days): Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9711877256