WHO: Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts
WHAT: Clown Boot Camp
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 13, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center
DETAILS: Students in grades three to eight will learn clown techniques, such as basic slapstick comedy, proper makeup application and creating a gag. They will also learn to juggle three objects and will get the inside scoop on what it’s like to be a professional clown.
The workshop will be taught by:
- Matthew Belopavlovich, Patel Conservatory instructor and former Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus clown. Belopavlovich toured for two years as a clown and served as pre-show host for the circus. His original work was featured at the New York Clown Festival.
- Dustin Portillo, former Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus boss clown and Aga-Boom clown
- Brandon Foster, toured as a clown with Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus for six years.
The workshop fee is $25 and registration is required by calling 813.222.1002.
The Patel Conservatory offers classes in dance, music and theater for students of all ages and experience levels. Registration and more information are available at www.patelconservatory.org.
Events, days, dates, times and prices are subject to change without notice.