Join the Clown Workshop with Nina Hlava

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It’s been a spooky weekend, and things are about get spookier when the all ghosts and ghouls come out to play this Halloween. The rush of zombie-inspired walks springing up across Miami have raised the stakes for next year. But this Halloween, like most, will leave many of us blue and longing for another excuse to dress up and get out of the house.

Nina Hlava.

There’s a solution to the post-Halloween blues: the Clown Workshop with Nina Hlava. Nina Hlava is an Austrian-Czech pantomime, comedy theater, clowning, vaudeville, grotesque and tap dance genius who holds a Ph.D. in non-verbal theater from the Academy of Performing Arts (HAMU) in Prague, Czech Republic. Her teaching philosophy encourages students to find their own nonverbal language and comedy theater.

The ultimate goal of the intensive workshop: to empower students to create a solo a performance and the confidence to perform on the street or in intimate spaces, maybe even Lincoln Road next year. “In this workshop,” Hlava writes “you will be the author, the dramatist, the director, the light designer, musician, costume maker and actor, all in one person.”

The Nina Hlava Clown Workshop is about more than just acting like a clown. Clowning and comedy theater, pantomime and vaudeville are acts of preservation. Performance arts can’t exist without someone to keep these traditions alive.

The Clown Workshop with Nina Hlava will take place Saturday, November 10th from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the World and Eye Arts Center, 109 NW 5th St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-540-9897 or contact [email protected] Tuition is $45.