The essence & (non)sense of clowning

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Bart Walter

My clown has been born in the streets. Being a nine year old boy I started performing as a mime, and there, on the street I slowly developed, thanks to the contact with my public, into an improvising clown...   Ever since I have been doing lots of different things, but the essence is still the same.

I have now been working for almost 9 years as a hospital clown for 'de cliniclowns'. Next to this I create theatre, started several companies (o.a. Kokliko Theatre, Cie LYDM) and have given birth to even more shows. My clowning-trail has led me to some very inspiring teachers  :(Michael Christensen, Avner the Eccentric, Lory Leshin, Moshe Cohen, Paul MacDonald, Robert McNeer ...etc... and Jan Dillen)

I have been inspired by and interested in Butoh dance, for which I went to Japan to study with Min Tanaka, and in Europe with several other masters.

Nowadays, by giving workshops and coaching, I look more and more for connections, between my artistic luggage, personal development and consciousness