Gender in Clowning

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Sun. Jan 26th, 10:00am-12:30pm. $40Class held @ Hideout Upstairs Theater (617 Congress Ave. 78701)



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Gender in Clowning

Gender in Clown and Physical Performance workshop

Gender in Clown and Physical Performance workshop

Working from the physical body and movement patterns, come explore how gender is performed. This workshop will use Commedia and Clown techniques to examine how we perform gender onstage and off, and then see how we can exaggerate, confuse and challenge gender in our performances. The fee for this workshop includes a ticket to Ania’s show Transhumance in Frontera Fest, quite possibly the world’s first genderqueer clown show.

Ania Upstill is a New York-based performer, creator, educator and clown. They are also an UT alum! In New York Ania teaches for the Lincoln Center and People’s Theatre Project, as well as running weekly drop-in clown classes. They identify as queer and genderqueer, are passionate about queer representation and center their theatrical practice around LGBTQIA+ characters and stories, utilizing clown, drag, physical theater and music. Ania graduated in 2018 from Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater, and before that spent six years in New Zealand working as a director, performer and producer. They are currently training at the Circus Warehouse in NY in acrobatics.