FRASER HOOPER

Taiwan workshop-min

CLOWN WORKSHOP

What makes a great clown? How do you create a show, hold an audience and get them to stay? Starting with rhythm and play, participants will quickly discover the joys of seriously clowning around in a practical workshop that shows you how to build material into comic routines. Topics covered will include working the audience, developing style, directing and object theatre. Clowns on film will provide an additional feature to the class, plus if time allows there will be an opportunity to show work to an invited audience.

“Fraser delivers clearly and with much joy, the principles and practices that make his own work as a clown so brilliant. I came away with solid tools for creation and performance that will have a positive impact on my own work for years to come.”  Pete Sweet USA


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Fraser is a popular clown teacher at Circus Schools and Theatre Festivals worldwide and for twelve years was the regular clown tutor at The National School for Circus Arts in London. In 2009 he rewrote the clown module unit for the UK BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts. Now resident in New Zealand he juggles his year performing and teaching around the world. He concentrates on rhythm, play and style and specialises in teaching effective methods of how to give great feedback. Fraser has a huge library of clown books and clown related films which provide an invaluable resource for every class.

“I learnt more about stage craft in his workshop than I’d learnt in years of training, Fraser Hooper is brilliant.”
Suzanne Andrade, 1927, UK

“Helpful, fun, funny, inventive and silly, just what I needed.”

Amy Saunders Miss Behave UK

“In Fraser’s workshop I finally felt comfortable failing, I’m funny when I fail AND I enjoy it.”
Jessica Arpin Switzerland

“If you get the chance to do his workshop I highly recommend it. Not only was it fun and learning, I haven’t laughed that hard in years”
Grace Hammersley-Myers New Zealand

“I did Fraser Hooper’s clown workshop over the past weekend. It was a really amazing experience. Not only did I learn more about the physical side of comedy but I also felt that I learned more about the rhythm of comedy.”
Joshua Samuels Wellington New Zealand

“I really enjoyed the three days that I got to participate in your Clown Workshop in Toronto. It was really great to shake things up a bit, think about everything a bit differently and have you push me past my ‘little self’ and into the domain where I was thinking less and clowning more”
David Aitkin The Checkerboard

“I didn’t hate it.”
Victor Rubilar Argentina