Triskelion Arts,118 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor,Brooklyn,NY11249
NY Clown Theater Festival 2012 presents: Clown Intuition Led by Denni Dennis
This workshop is a guided journey to discover and further develop your unique and personal way of bringing your intuitive clown to life. For Denni, the world of clown is not only a profession, but a lifestyle. In this workshop he will combine his background of the European style of Jacques Lecoq, Russian character clown and the Pochinko method, with his personal experience working in clown and as a clown director. Throughout this workshop, you will explore the clown’s world—what makes us laugh and why, with an emphasis on having fun and searching for the beauty and poetry of each clown. This workshop will allow you space and opportunity to explore plastic training, status play, improvisation, parody, and your personal creativity, working individually and within groups. Denni will share his process of building and maintaining contact with the audience. Come for two days to practice trusting and playing using your spiritual intuition!
Denni Dennis was born in Denmark. Originally trained as a dancer, and then an actor at The Commedia School in Copenhagen DK, he performed at The Royal Theater, DK. Later training in the UK and Russia for clown, he has been performing and directing clown internationally. Today, he is based in Wales, UK with his company The Denni Dennis’ Company Clowns.
Dennis has extensive training in the Jacques Lecoq style, the Russian character clown and the Pochinko method (Native American spiritual clown), which he has been studying with Sue Morrison in Canada. His work has taken him around Europe, the USA, Canada, and Russia both as a professional clown and as a workshop leader and director. He combines clown, mask, dance, acting, and improvisation to create unique and dynamic characters. His clown work has been featured in theater, circus, dance performances, and art installations.
His company Denni Dennis Company Clowns’ performed his original piece Titanic on a beach at night this spring, and is currently developing PORNo, which will be performed in a local sex shop in Wales, premiering in May 2013. Currently he is directingUnbearable Lightness premiering this September at the 2012 NY Clown Theater Festival. For more information about Denni, Unbearable Lightness, or his company, go todennidennis.com