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Clowning, or How to Play in the Moment

Clowning, or How to Play in the Moment

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  • Sat 15 Aug, 1:00pm – 3:00pm


Studio One, 1 Rutherford Mews, Nelson



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  • General Admission: $23.00

Come along to find your inner clown. The clown’s power comes from their ability to be in the moment and to share that moment with the audience. Come and rediscover how to play and be in the moment through improvisation and mime exercises. A good clown shares their world with their audience, they can create games in the moment with the audience. This can assist any performer, or even just people, in rediscovering the art of play in their day-to-day life.

Michael Armstrong originally trained at Circoarts in Christchurch (before it was destroyed following the Christchurch earthquakes). He then travelled around New Zealand performing with Circus Aotearoa before taking his unique quirky circus comedy around the world with his street show “Mr Wizowski featuring Craig the Stunt Carrot” appearing in festivals across Canada and at the Edinburgh Fringe. Career highlights include performing his one man stage show, Blown Away, with a live orchestra, speaking at TEDx Wellington on the use of psychology in street performance and creating and directing a show with 200 hundred children at Slipstream Circus in Tasmania. He recently returned to study to complete his Bachelor in Performance Art at Whitireia while creating his latest show, Diary of a Showman.

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