Clowning, hosted by Jeni-Louise Ayodele

This class is part of The School of Uncommon Knowledge

After a short history of clowning, the class will cover the basics of physical theatre for Clown, developing the persona, gestus, facial expressions, appropriate emotion and voice for the clown. The session aims to develop expression and the art of PLAY through a variety of exercises, and of course the use of the "worlds smallest mask" - the red nose!

About Jeni-Louise Ayodele

Jeni-Louise starred performing in notable productions aged 10, but first undertook training in professional physical theatre with told by an idiot theatre company in 2005. In 2008 she studied under the cast of Sheffield Theatres Touring production of The Elephant Man. Jennifer began work in the arts at 15 teaching Spanish through drama and movement. At 16 she began working on a freelance basis for the Crucible and Lyceum theatres. Her work included facilitating workshops, assistant and co-directing shows and being part of the adult theatre company. On moving to study Community Arts and Applied Theatre at Sir Paul McCartney institute for performing arts, Jeni began work almost straight away as a director of an adult community theatre and a children’s Youth Theatre. Jeni studied physical theatre, clown, mask and puppetry as just a few of her electives and went on to work freelance around Liverpool facilitating and directing. After graduation, Jeni moved to Italy to work as an actor for a year and then came to Singpaore in 2013 to work as a Musical Theatre Teacher. She has now co-founded Singapore based Arts Centre, Evolve Arts where she is now artistic director, theatre, dance and music teacher and outreach coordinator.


All classes in A Home for the Arts run on barter. When registering please select one (or more) of the following that you would like to give in exchange for the class.

  • An object or item/ photograph (or picture of an item) that is meaningful to their 'inner-child' or that reminds them of the joy and innocence of childhood

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

7pm - 9pm

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