Clowns are comical performers, stereotypically characterized by their grotesque appearances: colored wigs, stylistic makeup, outlandish costumes, unusually large footwear, red-nose, etc., who entertain spectators by acting in a hilarious fashion. The types of their acts varies greatly. Although some find clowns to be scary, their intended purpose is to entertain people, especially young children. For this reason, clowning is often considered an important part of training as a physical performance discipline, partly because tricky subject matter can be dealt with, but also because it requires a high level of risk and play in the performer
The above is a very good explanation of the Word CLOWNS...We all had some great experiences of seeing clowns at some stage or another, at a Circus Ring, in a festival or a special party....You may also dressed up as a clown for a dress up party...I find most adults love introducing their kids to clowns...Some kids will find them very funny and can see the funny side that a clown portraits others are actually scared away...What was your experience?
Apart from dress ups ...reading or watching a show, one can introduce Clowns through puppetry which as probably my readers know by now I find it very fascinating...
Puppetry is a form of theatre or performance which involves the manipulation of puppets. It is very ancient, and is believed to have originated 30,000 yearsBC. Puppetry takes many forms but they all share the process of animating inanimate performing objects. Puppetry is used in almost all human societies both as an entertainment – in performance – and ceremonially in rituals and celebrations such as carnivals.
Most puppetry involves storytelling. The impact of puppetry depends on the process of transformation of puppets, which has much in common with magic and with play. Thus puppetry can create complex and magical theatre with relatively small resources
I think the freedom of dressing up or pretending by using puppetry, one can bring out their inner emotions and free himself of things or certain issues, that perhaps are troubling someone being a child or an adult...
What do you think, what were your experiences?
1. Have you dressed up as a clown before...how did you feel...happy, emotional, fun, relieved, embarrassed?
2. Did you ever had a go or played with a puppet...?
3. Out of all the puppets that I have in store...the clown seems to be the most popular...Is there a reason why?
Would love to have your input in this and leave some comments to see what you come up with it..
Thank you for sharing...