7 Circus Company Activities

Reflection Task

What makes you laugh?

Characteristics of a Clown:

A clown must have good humour, lightness and present a scenario which delights in the necessity of failure- making an audience laugh. The routine needs to be an exaggeration of reality. The clown’s voice, movement, costume and makeup is big, bold and entertaining.

Vocal Communication Techniques: 

Non-Verbal Communication Techniques:

  • Pace 
  • Facial expression
  • Pitch 
  • Gesture
  • Pause 
  • Posture
  • Projection 
  • Walk/Gait
  • Emphasis

Practical Activity 1

Improvise the following comic scenarios individually.

  • A character unsuccessfully trying to learn something
  • A character who is unaware of something others see (eg. Danger)
  • A character who is continually interrupted and unable to complete an action/job

Practical Activity 2