THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL AND FURTHER SIGN-UPS WILL BE PLACED ON A WAITLIST IN CASE OF NO SHOWS.

This course is for seniors who want to explore the wondrous art of Clown. Together we'll blossom into our authentically glorious and fun selves. Starting from connection and play, Spark LeoNimm (Big Apple Circus, Health Humor Inc, Clowns Without Borders) creates comfort and community through the ferocious PLAYING of FUN games. In this 5 week online course, the group will use some of the great Clown Duos as inspiration (Lucy & Ricky; Laurel & Hardy; Tom & Jerry) to create loving Clown friendships full of opposition, status and quirk. Recipients will also receive clown accoutrement in the mail so that they can juggle and goof off right from the comfort of their own homes! Before we know it, we'll be skipping along that comedy tightrope between glory and failure, entirely forgetting we're on a Zoom; all while learning a new skill and making new friends!

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Just a willingness to download Zoom and be silly!

Fridays 10am to Noon, from May 28th to June 25th, with a Clown-sharing on June 25th

Participants must attend all 5 sessions and sign up by May 25th.

Classes are FREE to seniors aged 55 and up, through a SU-CASA grant.

SIGN UP AT: https://forms.gle/QzZxSTjddAwkJtS77  

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL AND FURTHER SIGN-UPS WILL BE PLACED ON A WAITLIST IN CASE OF NO SHOWS.

Spark LeoNimm (they/them) is an award winning Clown performer (SF Fringe Best Comedy & Physical Theatre; Gold Medal, Eccentric Dance, NY Clown Festival). They have also performed in Central America with Clowns Without Borders. For the past 12 years they have been cheering up elders & children in NYC hospitals with Big Apple Circus and through Healthy Humor, Inc. A founding member of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, they are a graduate of Bard College and Dell ‘Arte School of Physical Theatre. Spark has been a SU CASA grantee from 2017 to 2021.

SU-CASA is a collaboration among the New York City Council, the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Department for the Aging and the City's five local arts councils. This program is supported by public funds from the New York City Council in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Department for the Aging.