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Class Description

Study with the amazing and inspirational clown master Shannan Calcutt of Cirque du Soleil’s ZUMANITY fame! Play big, risk gloriously and fail better. This class was workshoped and designed to be experienced virtually. It's time to bring the playground into your own home where all the props, toys, and costumes you often wish for in the studio are suddenly at your disposal. Participants must explain to housemates ahead of time that they will be noisy, move throughout the house and be free of inhibitions. It’s recess for grownups! A chance to play, get moving, let loose, be silly and make genuine connections with other fabulous fools. Common side effects include (but are not limited to) feeling more alive, awake, joyful, connected, playful, confident, hopeful, present and creative.

About Shannan Calcutt

Shannan Calcutt is one of the world's leading instructors in clown and play. A multi-award winning performer and instructor, she has conducted workshops throughout Canada, Australia, Europe and the United States. Her critically-acclaimed solos shows, The Izzy Trilogy, won dozens of 5-star reviews and were broadcast in full on CBC Radio and Canada's Bravo! network. CBC declared her, "a national treasure." Calcutt has performed for millions of spectators as a lead clown in Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity. She is also a comic act designer and acting coach for Cirque du Soleil as well as Berlin's Friedrichstadt-Palast, the world's biggest theatre stage. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Dramatic Media (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance (University of Victoria) and is a graduate of the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre. Shannan is fluent in English and sarcasm. More blah, blah, blah about Shannan here:

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