Caroline Dream- The Worse the Better
Saturday and Sunday 25th-26th March 2023
The worse, the better!
How to get yourself into a tough situation... and make it worse.
How many times have you had a close shave with death, or found yourself in
a complicated situation, about to lose your poise, manners or reputation?
You’ve probably lost count, right? Because life, others, and we ourselves are
far from perfect.
Clowns are well aware of this, they’re constantly encountering difficulties, but
their tragedies are wonderfully comic. Sadly though, when we clown, we often
don't make the most of all the problematic situations that arise. Our natural
tendency is to attempt to get out of the tricky situation unscathed and as
quickly as possible. We resist making things worse.
In this workshop, you’ll discover how much fun, and how much funnier, it is to
“jump from the frying pan into the fire”. The first step will be to learn how to
instantly recognise all the situations that could lead to a monumental mess.
When clowning, these situations pop up all the time through an act of
stupidity, a moment of thoughtlessness, a need to emotionally vent or through
a minor transgression. But once your clown opens up the window of
possibility, your task will be to conscientiously stoke up the fire; make the
situation evolve into the “worst possible scenario”...while enjoying every
The worse, the better! is an invitation to transform your instinctive rejection
of difficulty into a a comic embrace. 4 sessions of encouragement to remain in
a playful, creative and joyful space while providing exciting and wacky
entertainment for an audience.
(you must already have a basic knowledge of clown and have participated in
at least one clown workshop)
What to bring:
CAROLINE DREAM (UK / SPAIN)
B.A Theatre graduate of Exeter University, she then trained at Fooltime Circus School (Bristol, UK) and refined her education with the best teachers on the performing arts scene. She has performed in festivals and theatres throughout Europe.
She has been teaching clown since 1998 throughout Spain, and internationally in the USA, Portugal, Germany, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Peru, Mexico and Colombia. Her online trainings are attended by clowns from all over the world.
Her first clown book has become a reference in the world of clown. It was published in Spanish and Portuguese, and then in English under the title, The Clown In You (2014). It has sold over 10,000 copies worldwide. In October 2020 she published her second clowning manual, Clown Yourself, which has also been translated into Spanish under the title, Apayásate.
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Facilitator: Caroline Dream
Venue: remise/werkstatt für clownforschung
Early Bird Spaces 1-6 € 225
Spaces 6-12 €245
Should you wish to cancel your booking, your course fee will be reimbursed, if a replacement participant is found for your spot. The course will take place when at least 8 participants have signed up. If the course is cancelled, your payment will be refunded in full.