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Learn to Play Dangerous! Safely! with John & Andy

Posted by John Leo on Saturday, April 28, 2012, In : Workshops 

Learn to Play Dangerous!Safely!

Jam Sessions
all five Wednesdays in May 2012 7-9pm 
Location TBD (in Manhattan)
Come together with other performers in a safe, structured environment to work-out your play muscles and play out your work muscles.  Lead by experienced teacher/performers, John Leo and Andy Sapora, the class will be an opportunity to work closely with other performers, develop partnering trust and rhythms, and most of all, just get up on your feet and do stuff....

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Clown intensive in the Berkshires!

Posted by John Leo on Friday, May 27, 2011, In : Workshops 

 I'll be teaching Clown (INTENSIVELY) at EARTHDANCE'S Western Mass. Moving Arts Festival 


August 4 (Thursday evening) - August 7 (Sunday afternoon)

The Clown's Job with John Leo

The Clown's Job: be seen...seeing! Zen Buddhism's Beginners Mind will be the jumping off place for this investigation into the painfully silly quality of Now. We'll play fiercely in a nurturing, gun-to-yer-head environment, listening for the unexpected in ourselves, in our bodies and in the audience. So...dip your feet...

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Clown in Contact

Posted by John Leo on Friday, January 7, 2011, In : Workshops 

come take this workshop at this amazing place in the Berkshires!

E a r t h d a n c e

E | MERGE Interdisciplinary Arts Exchange Workshop Weekend
February 4 - 6, 2011 


I'll be teaching: Clown in Contact with John Leo . Haven't you looked at contact improvisation and said to yourself, "this stuff is WEIRD! and really FUNNY!" In this class we'll expand on the comedic potential of contact improv.  Using extreme contrasts, timing and stillness we'll delve into...

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Come see a play I dramaturged for!

Posted by John Leo on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : shows 

Off the Hook: Original Plays by Red Hook Kids

Friday, December 3 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 4 at 3:00 pm
PS 15 — The Patrick F. Daly School
71 Sullivan Street, Brooklyn
Admission is free.

Off the Hook is a free program for youth who are 11 - 14 years old to write and act in their own plays. Kids learn theater basics working 1:1 with adults. Plays get finished during a field trip out of the neighborhood. There are two Saturday rehearsals then kids and adults perform the plays.
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Clown Workshops at EARTHDANCE, Western Mass.

Posted by John Leo on Friday, May 21, 2010, In : Workshops 
I'll be teaching "Clown in Contact" & "The Performer's Presence" at this years:
Western Massachusetts Moving Arts Festival @ Earthdance, August 6 - 8
with Angie Hauser, Martin Keogh, and Leigh Evan
plus Cynthia McLaughlin, Eric Huther, Felice Wolfzahn, Heather Kuhn, Jennifer Hicks, John Leo, Julia Handschuh

Contact Improvisation, Performance Improvisation, Contemporary Butoh plus Action Theater, Site Specific improvisation, Voice, Clown, Somatic forms, and much more!

This festival has some...

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CLOWN: a two-day intensive, taught by John Leo

Posted by John Leo on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, In : Workshops 

There's a few more slots available!

"John challenges students to continually go deeper in their self-awareness, to use their emotions intelligently, and to use this power to connect with an audience."  Edy Rodewald, former student

From fancy to flop to flight, the world of Clown is full of extremes. In solo, duo, trio, and group work, we'll examine status, minimum to maximum, letting go to the moment & keeping it simple. Come play in a safe, but challenging class ...

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