Barbara Prammer, President of the National Council
Ulrike Lunacek, Member of European Parliament, spokesperson of the European Green Party, Co-President of LGBT Intergroup
Sandra Frauenberger, Executive City Councilor for Integration, Women’s Issues, Consumer Protection, and Personnel
Introduction to Clown
Held by: LILA MONTI (clown, actress, director, teacher), from Buenos Aires, Argentina
Saturday 01.12. & Sunday 02.12. | 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Workshop-Location: Theater Heuschreck, 1070 Wien
Price: € 140,-- (without food) for both days
Number of participants: min. 10, max. 14 (open to women and men)
Registration via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Account number: 00510-035-607
BLZ: 60.000 (PSK)
The workshop is for adults who are interested in clowning. Beginners are welcome.
The workshop is held in English.
The workshop teaches the basics for beginner clowns.
For example, contact with the public, play and imagination, transforming impulse into action, handling joy and failure, improvisation (solo and group), etc.
As the curtain falls…
Sustainability in Clown and Festival Work
Panel discussion with presentations
Monday, 12/03/2012(6.30 pm)
Are festivals isolated events or do they possess a sustainability that can affect a continuous work of art?
Can the significant impact of a festival stimulate the art scene and create a new consciousness in terms of recognizing clowning as an art form?
Nara Menezes (BRA, organizer of the women’s clown festival PalhaçAria in Recife, Brazil)
Gabi Frimberger (AUT, head of the annual women’s film festival FrauenFilmTage)
Aina Moreno (ESP, clown, festival participant, member of IETM - International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts)
Silvia Jura (AUT, head of femous - platform for famous female culture, former president IG Worldmusic Austria )
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Heads of Festival: Gaby Pflügl (theater super.nova), Pamela Schartner (theater super.nova), Barbara Klein (KosmosTheater)
Organisation: Gaby Pflügl, Pamela Schartner
Production: Daniela Patz
Support: Teresa Kögler
Press: Gaby Müller-Klomfar
Video: Katharina Lampert, Johanna Kirsch
Photo: Carolina Frank
Technics: Helen Farnik, Susanne Tauber, Peter Thalhammer, Joe Albrecht
Organisation KosmosTheater: Silke Felber
Communication KosmosTheater: Beate Schneider
Juliana de Almeida (Cia. Animé), BR
Melissa Caminha (BR)
Tamara Floriano (Cia. Animé), BR
Ana Gallego, SP/GB
Annette Gröminger, DE
Laura Herts, FR/US
Orsola Hollósi (Pécsi Légitársaság), HU
Gardi Hutter, CH
Helga Jud (Tris), AT
Henriette Kervinen (Agnes & Greta), FI
Andrea Kiss (Pécsi Légitársaság), HU
Johanna Kohonen (Agnes & Greta), FI
Katja Brita Lindeberg, NO
Enne Marx (Cia. Animé), BR
Christina Matuella (Tris), AT
Eva Maurer, SL
Nara Menezes (Cia. Animé), BR
Marie Miklau (BoboBabes), AT
Lila Monti, AR
Aina Moreno (Té a tres) ,SP
Madoka Nishino, JP
Nola Rae, GB
Tanja Rainalter (Tris), AT
Alexandra Nicolaïdis, FR/BE
Stacey Sacks, ZW
Tanja Simma, AT
Stefanie Sourial, AT
Silvi Spechtenhauser, AT
Margarita Wagner (BoboBabes), AT
Francesca Zannier, IT
Nola Rae (England)
„Exit Napoleon - Pursued by Rabbits“
Friday, 07.12.2012 (7.30 pm)
clownin extension: Wednesday 12.12. and Thursday, 13.12. (7.30 pm)
Photo: Matthew Ridout
With: Nola Rae
Director: John Mowat | Stage/Lighting Design: Matthew Ridout | Music: Peter West | Costumes: Alannah Small
Tyrants have a lot in common: They are generally outsiders, small in stature, and hungry to be noticed. Peppered with oblique references to short despots, Nola Rae’s wordless comic drama sees the clown follow a well-worn trail towards absolute power and absolute disaster.
A retreating army cook drags himself unsteadily through the mud. Alone and abandoned, he has no idea where he is going. He is just going.
A campaign tent lies in his path. He staggers straight through it.
He should have kept going, but something draws him back. There is something strange about this tent.... a bed, a greatcoat, the imperial bee symbol, a strange looking hat....
As he rummages, he finds he is no longer lost.
He finds himself rehearsing a new and dangerous role...
All he needs is murderous charisma, rustless iron will, and a cheese grater.
Referring obliquely to small dictators, all of whom start as outsiders, manage to gain power, and then wreak havoc, the clown is taken over by a desire to rule. We who could have stopped him don’t...and then won’t...and finally can’t.
It’s a black comedy on a serious subject. The fashioning of a dictator from a clown should not be possible...It’s too absurd...
The title refers to an embarrassing episode in Emperor Napoleon’s life, which he wanted to keep secret.
"This piece is endlessly inventive... high speed humour and marvellous characterisation."
born in Sydney, has been living in London since 1963. After originally studying to be a ballet dancer, she switched to mime theater and began working with Marcel Marceau and Jango Edwards. In 1974 she founded the London Mime Theatre with Matthew Ridout, with whom she has been working ever since.
In 2000 she was inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame (USA). In 2008 Nola Rae was awarded an M.B.E. by the Queen in her “New Year’s Honours List for services to drama and to mime”. She received a Total Theatre Lifetime Achievement Award and The Charlie Rivel Award for Clowning.
She combines mime, dance, comedy, and puppetry, making her one of the most extraordinary actresses of modern British theater. Her plays have been performed in over 67 countries so far.