[Clown college audition #1]

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00:00 At Clown College.

04:58 Director of the Ringling Bros Clown College gives intro to those who are gathered to audition.

09:56 Another person takes over for the director. He readies crowd, and tells them about group improv exercises. They begin with warm up exercises (jumping jacks, loosening, etc). Next, they act out various types of walking (into the wind, on ice, on hot sand).

20:33 During an exercise the audio levels drop very low.

22:32 Audio comes back.

23:47 Miming exercise begins.

39:50 Audio drops out again.

40:30 Audio comes back. Acting/improv exercises continue.

42:35 Audio drops out again.

43:55 Audio returns.

47:30 The director tells the clown hopefuls that performances in clowning are “big”, and advises them to get in touch with their emotions, and let their emotions grow into their face and body. More improv exercises.

59:19 end of tape.



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