5 Rhythms Movement & Art of Clown
with Andrew Holmes & Sharon Usher
We’re good at gathering experience. We like to figure it all out, so we can get things covered, perfecting our grand theory of life..
Trouble is.. stuff just keeps surprising us. And actually we’re most alive when we haven’t got a clue what’s coming next.
What if we were to stop trying to make sense of things, and welcome the unexpected ~ make our practice stepping into the unknown, with curiosity and a sense of humour? And play with our usual nonsense, when it comes, so instead of weighing us down, it opens us up..
Because after we step, and before we land, that’s where we find..
The 5 Rhythms are a simple, profound form that invites us to find the unique dance of our own energy. The art and practice of clown is improvised theatre that comes from inside.
This weekend we’ll use them both to jump over the edge of our certainties, and re-discover ourselves in the flailing and the flapping and the flying of our spontaneous humanity. Once we get a taste for it, we may decide to hang out there more often..
Fri 20th Jan 1pm - 6.30pm. Sat 21st 10am - 6pm. Sun 22nd 10am - 5.30pm
Headington Parish Hall, Dunstan Road, Oxford OX3 9BY
Cost: £175 (£150 if booked by 15th November).
£50 non-returnable deposit secures a place, Full fee due by 10th January.
Enquiries and bookings: Sharon Usher on (07732) 749573 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Group limited to 14. First come first served. No previous experience necessary.
Sharon has been facilitating clowning workshops for 16 years, and dancing the 5 Rhythms for longer. Her clowning teachers include Didier Danthois, Jonathan Kay and Vivian Gladwell.
"The most wonderful weekend, utterly astonishing. A great combination"
“A triumph. The dancing really helps the clown come out”
"An amazing journey. I am still growing from it"