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Jon Davison is one of the most sought after clown teachers worldwide

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Weekend Workshop

in Potsdam, Germany

12th-13th March 2022 

Time: 10am-5pm Sat and Sun

Venue: Werkstatt für Clownforschung

Lennéstr. 74/75

14471 Potsdam


Full details:



Early Bird Spaces 1-6  €150

Spaces 7-12 €180


Booking and more info:

tel. +49173/738254


The course will take place when at least 8 participants have signed up. If the course is cancelled due to COVID restrictions, your payment will be refunded in full.

About the workshop:

This workshop dives into the fundamental dynamics of clowning, how to make yourself and your friends look stupid so we will love and laugh at you.

Converting our habitual fear of ridicule into the pleasure of laughing at ourselves, we can use it to make others laugh and experience the freedom of the clown. How do clowns do what they do, how does your stupidity make you a success, and how does the unthinkably ridiculous come about?

When you really look, most things are ridiculous: our bodies, our movements, our ideas, our emotions, our words, our relationships, the universe. The only aim in clowning is to turn failure into success, fear into laughter, suffering into joy. We don’t need to change ourselves, just look at everything from another perspective. It’s a human thing to do, so anyone can do it.

Clowning is sometimes shrouded in mystery but in reality it's a very simple mode of performance. This workshop uses simple exercises rooted in laughter response in order to access clowning in the most direct manner possible.


It's been a long time since we have been able to get together and share clowning in person. But now there are plans underway for some workshops in 2022 around the world, in:


Almetyevsk (Tatarstan), Russia

Iași, Romania

Prague, Czech Republic

Potsdam, Germany

Los Angeles, USA

Montevideo, Uruguay