Monday, March 10, 2014

Clowning around with Kendall Cornell: Get your ha-has out!

Clowns Ex Machina's Kendall Cornell will teach a 2-day clowning workshop for women, Saturday-Sunday, April 5-6.
"I'm not funny. What I am is brave." -- Lucille Ball
Come and unleash your inner Delightmaker. Find the truth, the open heart, the freedom, and the physical vitality of the clown. Laugh 'til you pee.
In this 2 day workshop for clowns, actors, performers, and all adventurous women we will explore: 
play, physical improvisation,
spontaneity & imagination,
character & clown psychology, comic timing,
the joyful truth of failure and more...
Saturday, April 5 (3-7pm)
Sunday, April 6 (3:30-8:30pm)

Flamenco Latino Studios
244-250 West 54th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), Ste. 404 Manhattan

Fee: $175

For more info or to register: or 646-729-1188
Kendall Cornell has been creating, directing and performing clown work since falling in love with it in 1993. At the helm of the all-women clown troupe, Clowns Ex Machina, Kendall has created and directed the shows Clowns Full-Tilt: A Musing on Aesthetics, (described as “kaleidoscopically-dizzying physical theater of the absurd with a wicked steel edge"), Clown Axioms and Clowns By Dead Reckoning, all of which played to sold-out audiences at LaMaMa. In 2007, the troupe’s Not Just for Shock Value: A Femmes-Clowns Assemblage, was called “one of the funniest and best-assembled shows in town.” Most recently, her flamenco-clown show Oil of Ole! played to sold-out crowds at LaMaMa. She and her work have been profiled in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Backstage and Spectacle Journal for the Circus Arts. Her solo clown pieces, such as The Maneater, Glamourpuss, P.S. de la Resistance, and The Wallflower have been presented at LaMaMa, The New York Clown Theatre Festival, the International Festival de Pallasses, Dixon Place, 92nd Street Y and elsewhere in New York City and abroad. Kendall was nominated for “Clown of the Year” by the New York Downtown Clown Revue. Kendall has taught clown, dance and performance in Europe and NYC, and assisted director David Shiner on the U.S. version of the circus-theatre spectacle, Pomp, Duck and Circumstance. In 2006, Kendall was commissioned to create a special clown extravaganza with her women clowns for Cirque du Soleil. Check out for more info.

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