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Healthy Humor Conference 2019

Last week I was invited to the ‘Healthy Humor Conference 2019′ to photograph the 40+ clowns that reside in their employment.  HH is an arts organization whose professional performers create moments of joy, wonder, laughter and comfort for hospitalized children and all others who are most in need. As it turns out most of these clowns are folks I have photographed outside the hospital environment. They have careers in the arts and make appearances in cabaret, theater, circus, variety shows and other fun venues.

I was hired by Healthy Humor to photograph this amazing conference and shot photographs of all these clowns for their ‘baseball’ card type of handouts. They print up these funny cards as souvenirs to leave with the children after their visits.

Healthy Humor’s Artistic Director Karen McCarty

During this fun packed week, workshops are given by professional movement theater teachers (Dody DiSantoPedro Fabião and Stephen J. Ringold)  and the group spends hours trading skills including magic, juggling, bubble creating, and other related professional expertise.

Stephen J. Ringold conducting his workshop.

Club passing skill exchange with Andy, Liz, Peter and Watson

One of the highlights of the week’s activities was the ‘Variety Show’ where all of the performers could show their peers what they do outside the hospital. Here is a video of Dikki Ellis and Andy Sapora performing the Beatles song “When I’m 64”. Great fun!

For more information on Healthy Humor Inc. you can visit their website or Facebook page!

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Vaudevisuals interview with Hilary Chaplain – “Physical Comedy Workshop”

Hilary Chaplain – Physical Comedy Workshop

Performers of all levels and disciplines are welcome!
Limited class size – 12 students, 18 and older.

CLASS DATES AND TIMES
Saturday & Sunday, April 2 & 3, 11 – 6
1-hour lunch breaks each day
You must be able to attend both days

For more information/fees/signup – go here.

“Hilary is a master teacher. She creates a safe, playful, fun learning environment for people of all skill levels. I learned a great deal about developing as a clown, connecting to other clowns and the audience. And doing everything with intention and love.” Marian Rich, NYC student.

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“Enjoyed the workshop – great, simple, always needed focus on listening for and growing the game WITH your partner FOR the audience. It was a good amount of risk for me too – started safe, got riskier, but never terrifying. Appreciated you framing the “taking steps forward” exercise as hard to do but good to learn from.

Sarah Peterseil – performer and co-founder of Under The Table, Hospital Clown, Big Apple Circus

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“That hour with you made ALL the difference. You are an incredible director, and it was such an amazing experience for me to sense immediately your talent and expertise and that I could let go and trust what you had to say.

Lara Lee Rasberry Circus Contraption

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