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CLOWN, CIRCUS ARTS & COMEDY WORKSHOPS by ANGEL OCASIO

UPCOMING WORKSHOP THIS WINTER!

CLOWN INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP 1: THE NEXT LEVEL - SATURDAY JAN 25, 2014

A hands-on intensive workshop for clowns looking to move to the next level of clowning. This will be an exciting opportunity to expand and enhance your clown character through physical comedy (facial & body movements), stage presence, silent & verbal comedy. This workshop is designed to help you understand how a clown feels, and to think & perform in the moment. We will work on exercises that will challenge you to think on the spot and discover the real clown within. Learn to bring out more of your character from behind the nose. You will work through comedic and dramatic routines to help you focus on how your character acts and reacts and where to find the comedy. This workshop is limited to 20 people.

WHERE: The All American Magic Theater 9994 SE Washington Street (Inside Mall 205) Portland, OR

TIME: 9:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.

REGISTRATION: $45.00 for each workshop - SIGN UP BY 12/31/13 AND PAY $40.00

CHECK OR CASH (CREDIT CARD ACCEPTED WITH A $3.00 CARD FEE)

For more information contact: Angel Ocasio at ocomedy@gmail.com or call/text 360.901.6798 Angel Ocasio 15315 NE 44th St. Vancouver, WA 98682

Angel Ocasio is a veteran of comedy for the past 25 plus years. A graduate of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus " Clown College."  Angel performs and teaches comedy & clowning skills throughout the United States, Canada, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Malaysia and China.  As an instructor, Angel has headlined varies clown conference teaching his unique style of clowning and stressing quality through the hands-on approach to comedy.  

Angel has been selected twice as the Clowns of America International Artist-In-Residence in 1996-1997 and 1998-2000. He was also the Education Director for World Clown Association for 1998-1999. Angel is also a columnist for the Funny Paper Magazine, and contributes educational articles to "The New Calliope" and "Clowning Around" magazines. Angel is the Executive Director and founder of the "Comedifest" a comedy/clown conference providing quality clowning education. Angel has headlined various clown conferences and conventions in the last twenty years (see list below). Angel is also the artistic director for the Portland Rose Festival Character Clown Corps, now in its seventh year, teaching local folks the art of clowning and making appearances at various Rose Festival events.

WORKSHOP EXPERIENCES:  

  • Clown Camp: LaCrosse Wisconsin

  • Clown Camp on the Road: Phoenix , Arizona

  • World Clown Association: Massachusetts & Illinois

  • Clowns of America International, Puerto Rico, Texas, Oregon, Washington, California

  • Western Region Clown Association: Laughlin , Nevada

  • MACA,  Pennsylvania

  • Texas Clown Association, Texas

  • Dockyard Cultural Festival & Workshops: Bermuda

  • Clown-A-Rama: Arizona

  • S.M.I.L.E. Conference: Arizona

  • Los Tres Amigo Festival de Payaso: Puerto Rico

  • Omaha 's Wild Clown-Dum: Nebraska

  • Clown Fun 2000 & 2002: Calgary Alberta CANADA

  • Jestival: Malaysia  

  • KimTom International Clown Festival, Shanghi,

  • Clownfest Cherryhill & Seaside Heights, New Jersey

  • Clown Canada:  Calgary, Regina, Toronto

Northwest Regional Clown Festivals:

  • Spokane, Washington

  • Bellevue, Washington

  • Olympia, Washington

  • Everett, Washington

  • Portland, Oregon

  • Boise, Idaho

  • Billings, Montana

  • Belingham, WA


Clown & Circus Arts Workshops

  • SLAPSTICK COMEDY: (Hands On)

Easy physical moves; trips, walking into walls & doors.  Slaps, hits, butt kicks, ear pulls, exaggerated actions and more. Learn to do it safe and effective.

  • CREATING A CHARACTER:  (Hands On)

Developing and understanding what makes a character.  You will learn how to begin to create and discover your character by hands on exercises.  

  • SILENT COMEDY: (Hands On)

Learn how to communicate and make people laugh by using body gestures and facial expressions.  

  • STAGE PRESENCE: (Hands On)

Take control of your audience and hold them throughout your performance.  Recover from any mistakes or audience interruptions.  Learn to perform to them and with them.

  • FINDING THE COMEDY: (Lecture/Demonstration)

Understand how your character discovers.  Learn to perform (play) in the moment. Learn to find the comedy in a prop or a situation. Through the use of movement and improvisation, we will take an idea, a spontaneous thought, and together we will find the comedy.  

  • COMEDY MOVEMENT (PHYSICAL COMEDY): (Hands On)

Add dimension to your character with simple comedic movements.  Establish your character from the beginning of your show and keep your character alive throughout your show.  

  • HOW TO BE FUNNY: (Hands On)

This is a fun workshop that will push you to the edge of your comfort zone.  What you get out of it will enhance what you do as an entertainer.  

  • PARTNERS IN COMEDY 1 & 2: (Hands On)

Part 1: working with a partner - Part 2: working with the audiences.  Learn simple techniques to bring out the best of each performer or audience member.  

  • DEVELOPING AN ACT: (Lecture/Demonstration)

Learn what it takes to put a performance together; from how long to make an act, to how to combine what skills you know in your act.

  • SKITS: (Lecture/Demonstration)

Learn how to perform a classic skit or add a new twist to one.  Also, learn how to write a skit from your ideas.  

  • STROLLING ENTERTAINMENT: (Lecture/Demonstration)

Use a hat, a cane and various props to entertain people while strolling at fairs, festivals and other events.

  • COMEDY JUGGLING: (Hands On)

Learn basic juggling and how to incorporate comedy and use it now!  Find the comedy in the props or make the props the comedy.  

  • BALLOON BUFFOONERY: (Lecture/Demonstration)

Don't just blow up balloons and twist them, learn how to entertain your line of children and adults while blowing, tying & twisting balloons.

  • HOW TO COMPETE IN SKITS - (SINGLE OR GROUP): (Lecture/Demonstration)

This workshop will take two or three prepared skits and break them down and show what works and what doesnít work. Then with the assistance of the performer rework the skit so that it would be of performance quality.

Don't take life too seriously. Learn to find humor in your personal life and your work. Through a series of fun and funny exercises, you will learn how add play to your life with a few new skills. This workshop is suited for small or large groups.

  • SPECIALTY CLASSES DESIGNED FOR YOUR CONFERENCE:

Looking for something special that is not on my list? Do you want something to fit with your conference goal such as developing a show where there is a performance at the end of the event?  Letís talk.  

PLEASE NOTE: ALL CLASSES MUST BE CONFIRMED WITH ME BEFORE SECURING TO YOUR PROGRAM.   

You can reach me at ~ Ocomedy@gmail.com

This website was last updated on: December 04, 2013

ANGEL OCASIO'S COMEDY 15315 NE 44th St. VANCOUVER, WA 98682 (360) 901-6798

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