More Soup for Spring
Yes! Clown Soup is back with another block of 6 classes for the Spring! Join Robyn Hambrook and friends for your weekly delicious smorgasbord of clown games, improvisations, play and connection. There is an earlybird deal - just £55 for 6 classes. This course tends to sell out so book your place as soon as you can. You can find out more here
The Nomadic Rebel Clown Academy is here
Here it is. The brain child of Hilary Ramsden and I and the culmination of our three years of collaboration that has spanned The Trickster Lab (Bristol & Glasgow), Clown Lab (Athens) and The Clown Congress (Bristol). We hope to take the 2 - 5 day trainings across Europe and are starting with two trainings in Cáceres, Spain, 17 - 19 March and Stockholm, Sweden, 10 - 13 April. You can find out more about the training and curriculum here.
The Laboratory of the Un-beautiful is back
After two sell out online courses and a Devising Weekend Intensive last year, Deborah Bard Antoinette and I are back with another online course. This is a chance to explore this unique blending of the grotesque, bouffon and wild, angry and liberating feminism. This course provides a safe-space for Womxn Theatre-Makers to explore their physicality, voice, presence and power. More information and booking info available here
In clown-versation with Barnaby King
Barnaby King asked me to join him for a Clown-versation about my activism and clowning work. It was a relaxed and easy conversation and the hour passed really quickly with still more to say. Barnaby has had about 30 conversations with clowns from all over the world, including Holly Stoppit, Eric Davis, Jeff Johnson, Nola Rae, Jon Davison and Angela Decastro. You can check out his Youtube Channel to find them all archived there.
More experiments in Mischief
Read about our latest experiments in the streets of Bristol on the day we went looking for the fascists who never came. Read about our escapades including; chasing police, mass skipping and worshipping a tiny man in my latest blog.
Robyn is a Bristol-based director, teacher and performer. With over 20 years experience she is a passionate practitioner of clowning, physical theatre, circus and street arts. She has a MA in Circus Directing, a Diploma of Physical Theatre Practice and trained with a long line of inspiring teachers including Holly Stoppit, Peta Lily, Giovanni Fusetti, Jon Davison, Zuma Puma and Deanna Fleysha.
Robyn has collaborated with companies including Let’s Circus, The Sexual Health Circus and Whispering Wood Folk and performed with acclaimed physical theatre companies including, Derevo, Akhe, Oceanallover, and Gappad as well as her own award-winning company, Fun in the Oven Theatre.
During the pandemic in 2020, Robyn set up The Online Clown Academy with Holly Stoppit and developed a series of Zoom Clown Courses. Robyn’s research, started during her Masters, has been exploring the meeting point of clowning and activism, online, in the real world and with international collaborators. With this drive to explore political edges of her work she has also dived back into the world of the Bouffon; training with Jaime Mears, Bim Mason, Nathaniel Justiniano, Eric Davis, Tim Licata, Al Seed and the grand master Bouffon-himself; Philippe Gaulier. She has also set up the Laboratory of the Un-beautiful; a collaboration with Deborah Antoinette Bard, exploring the bouffon & grotesque with womxn theatre makers.