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About Clown Camp KISO…

Clown Camp KISO will be held at The Kiso culture park in Nagano Kisofukushima near beautiful nature Mt. Kisokomagatake.
This region has richly nature and associated with art,as venue of Kiso Music Festival over the last four decades.

We have classes at a rehearsal room, studio, meeting rooms and theater hall with theatrical equipment.
Sometimes we will have a class outside, and let’s spend a happy hour practicing juggling, waterspits,and so on.
Before beginning Clown camp Kiso main program, we have a “super intensive lecture” as a pre-program.

◆What you can do in Clown Camp KISO…

  • attending classes
  • practicing clown skills
  • getting advice about your performance
  • watching the professional performance
  • performing your original skit on open mic
  • share information with participants

People who had known clown recently because of Clown camp Kiso are looking forward to meet clowns every summer in Kiso area.
Participants will stay at the residential hall “Komaou” located 60 seconds next to the program site or near hotel.
All participants and staff have meal at the cafeteria in the “Komaou”.  Out side patio is also available.




◆About Class….

Participants can select classes and lessons you want to attend.

  • You can choose the class you wan to to attend.
  • We have 2 types of classes, one is building upon the skills, the other is repeating the same content.

※You can choose some classes what you like and study at your own level.

We are adjusting about contents and the class schedule now.
By the program of this 4 days and 3 nights, the number of classes to be able to perform is limited, including training.
In particular we focus on the basic information of the clown and some variations.
The final class schedule will be dependent on  consideration the request  from participant, what they want to study including caring and artistic performances.

Clown camp KISO focus on

  • What/How is the Clownning
  • ” How to develop your clown”.
  • “How to practice for developing your clown”

We believe this is most important basic  necessary for all clown category. You will be sure to find  the classes which you like to attend.

For deeper training/learning, also provided pre-workshop.

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◆Scheduled classes so far

  • Clowning basic information
  • Caring Clown
  • How to create your clown makeup
  • How to  coordinates your clown costume
  • Communication is IMPORTANT
  • What is a character
  • Character advance
  • clowning for bringing laughter
  • How to use juggling for clowning
  • Mime and Dance for clowns
  • Seminar for one to be a professional
  • Sharing the information from the actual field
  • Balloon Jam
  • Juggling Jam

◆Scheduled Activity (at this point)

Clown Camp Kiso will be ready for your clown appearance.

Here, almost all of people had never seen clowns before  in their life. Since Clown Camp Kiso has begun they are looking forward to see clowns every summer. You will be sure interested in following.

  • Visiting local nursing home, pre-school.
  • Practical training with reflect and learn
  • Open Mic
  • Show on the stage

Program schedule is presently being adjusted.
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◆Teaching and Training Materials

Participants will receive a notebook.
The guidance of the culture hall and neighboring information are listed in this. Of course you can also get the information of a program schedule, a classroom number,instructors and the staff with this notebook.

You will see the important point of each class for the attendance, please refer to it. Also you will see the class-title, instructor, and the summary of the class in the notebook. The participant can confirm a point and the contents of the class before attending classes.

Contents of the notebook

  • Class schedule / Program schedule
  • Explanation of the term
  • Summary of the class
  • The name of the instructor
  • Explanation of the class

◆One-day flow

In the one participated in for the first time in Clown Camp Kiso, most experience “absorption in clown of the surging wave” for the first time.
There was the University of Wisconsin which I heard that this lasted one week by the clown camp, and was surprised at a lot especially Japanese clowns.
Probably, in Japan, it may be VERY unique program.

Because not only the class but also the activities such as performances are incorporated before the short time called three days, the final timetable is ready in about the middle of June.

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. breakfast cafeteria
8:15 – 9:45 a.m. Class1
9:55 – 11:25 a.m. Class 2
11:35  -noon Exercise and break/ staff meeting
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. lunch cafeteria
1:15 to 2:55 p.m. class 3 or  Clown Visiting
3:10 to 4:10 p.m. class 4
4:20 – 5:00 p.m. jam session / exercise  Balloon, juggling,magic…etc.
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. dinner cafeteria
6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Dealers open
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Staff on stage
7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Open mic:  Stage of the free-for-all of the participant
10:00 p.m. – ???

After a one-day program was finished, jam session of the voluntary participation is performed in some rooms. Please peep at what is performed. But do not forget that breakfast of the next morning will be at 7:00.