2012 New York Clown Theatre Festival – “On The Nose” – Mark Jaster & Sabrina Mandell0
‘on the nOse’
Directed by Elena Day and written by Antony Bolante
A wonderful program that incorporates video interviews with different clown professionals and on stage ‘clown’ business that helps explain the art form and it’s many different traditions.
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FROM THE PROGRAM
Each clown is the expression of a unique comedic soul, so the connection he makes is uniquely personal.
It’s a direct connection that ignores the usual barriers between artist and audience. Yet, by embodying our most basic qualities, the clown’s appeal is also universal. Through laughter, clowns restore our spirit and rekindle out sense of play. They understand that laughter is more than the sound of joy. It’s the sign of our humanity, and it signals our recognition of the humanity of others. To inspire laughter is to inspire compassion, empathy, even fraternity. Clowns are important not because they can change the world, but because they believe then can. Laugh a little. Open your heart.
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