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Master Class in Clown: Skill Integration with Jaron Hollander & Slater Penny
Z Below Theater
San Francisco, CA
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Master Class in Clown: Skill Integration with Jaron Hollander & Slater Penny

presented by foolsFURY as part of the FURY Factory Festival of Ensemble Theater
with Jaron Aviv Hollander & Slater Penny
July 13, 10am-1pm at Joe Goode Annex, SF

Can you, burp the alphabet, sing opera, play the kazoo, decorate a cake, solve a rubics cube, fold a paper crane, dance ballet on point, stand on one hand or make fart sounds in your arm pit? Any skill can be a vehicle for narrative.  This master class in physical theatre lead by former Cirque du Soleil performer Jaron Hollander and Emmy Award winner Slater Penney explores how tricks and narrative can be combined to create truly virtuosic performances.

Come with your bag of tricks and clothes you can move in.

Jaron Aviv Hollander, International Circus Artist, Physical Actor is the Co-Founder, artistic Director and Master Teacher of the Kinetic Arts Center in Oakland CA. Jaron has been performing professionally for over 30 years around the world with many companies including Cirque Du Soleil, Impact theatre,  Make*A*Circus and Flynn Creek Circus. He is known as an accomplished teacher of physical theater, aerial rope and a variety of other circus skills.  He taught theatre and circus arts all over the San Francisco bay area at well known schools including the Clown Conservatory, Cal Shakes and Berkeley Repertory's Theatre School, Sacramento Theatre Company and Splash Circus just to name a few.

Slater Penney is a local and international performing artist and instructor. He grew up in Berkeley, went to UCSC in 1992 Upon graduating in 1996 with a BA in Theatre Arts Slater refined his circus training at the San Francisco Circus Center (SFCC) under Master Lu Yi, Xia Ke Min, and Jeff Raz. He began professional performances clowning with the Bantu Mystic Family Circus, acting in the musical theatre company Emerald Rain Productions, and fire dancing at Burning Man. Slater was a body performer for motion capture with Tech TV, earning an Emmy award in 2000. He graduated from the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre in 2004. This led him to working back in the Bay Area with the ensemble puppetry troupe Lunatique Fantastique, the monkey chant and Gamelan troupe Gamelan X, and the Crucible's Fire Dramas. He went back to Burning Man a bunch, performed all over California with LunFan, and toured overseas to Bali with Gamelan X. Slater met his wife Christine Germain, and created a duet using partner acrobatics and contact improvisation called "Le Projet Migration." Together they've traveled to New York and Thailand as both teachers and performers. He hopes to continue doing this for the rest of his life.


Z Below Theater (View)
450 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States

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Arts > Burlesque & Cabaret
Arts > Circus
Arts > Dance
Arts > Theatre
Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 16
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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