The Clown Cloud - Clown Culture and History

Clown Culture and History

The Clown Cloud / Clown Culture and History

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For thousands of years, around the globe, clowns have played an essential societal role, bringing communities together through laughter in the midst of the serious, painful, and mundane aspects of life providing refreshing, poetic perspective ; empowering the disenfranchised by turning power dynamics (sometimes literally) upside-down. Indigenous cultures have often had sacred clowns as an integral part of daily life in their community.

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One essential difference between a theater character and a clown is that the clown plays for and reacts to each audience in the moment: there is direct contact and a live interaction between the two. Even with a written script there is improvisation, and the show continues to evolve and change over time.

Today, clowns continue to play an integral role in today’s societies, on stage, in the circus, in films, as well as in more surprising contexts.

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Clowns Without Borders International

15 capítulos em 15 países, cerca de 120 projetos por ano, pessoas diferentes, culturas diferentes, uma linguagem comum: o riso.

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Clowns Without Borders International

15 Partnervereine in 15 Ländern, die mit etwa 120 Projekten pro Jahr für verschiedene Menschen und Kulturen eine gemeinsame Sprache teilen: das Lachen

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Clowns Without Borders International

15 capítulos en 15 países, alrededor de 120 proyectos por año, gente diferente, culturas diferentes, un idioma común: la risa.

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Clowns Without Borders International

15 chapitres dans 15 pays, environ 120 projets par an, des personnes différentes, des cultures différentes, une langue commune : le rire.

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Clowns Without Borders International

15 chapters in 15 countries, about 120 projects per year, different people, different cultures, one common language: laughter.

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Bill Irwin The Clown Bagatelles

Bill Irwin Solo The Regard of Flight

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Charlie Chaplin- Table Ballet

One of Charlie Chaplin’s more famous routines is the table ballet scene from the The Gold Rush from 1925

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Charlie Chaplin – The Great Dictator- Globe Scene

A classic scene of cinema, Chaplin's dance with the globe, from The Great Dictator, 1940, Chaplins first true sound film

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Pigeon Drop Comedy Company ‘The Bakers’

Pigeon Drop Comedy Company - 1984 - Duett Routine

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Andrej Jigalov and Csaba Szegö – Duett Routine

Duett routine by Jigalov and Csaba