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The Clown has always represented to the community the sense of entertainment in the game of life and the ability to be ironical about one’s own errors and faults. This character, endowed with a double nature, represents with extraordinary directness the different “adults” feelings and behaviours: their emotions, their hardiness and openness within the range of their inconsistent human relationships.
The White Clown is the human rational part, to whom everything must have a logic in life: objects, dresses, words, colours, shapes and space.
Clown Augustus, on the opposite, represents the irrational part, who breaks up the order of things and resets it according to a disorder.
He’s the one who finds a new way of conceiving social organization. So, order and disorder are the two contrasting factors which bring into action the mechanisms of comic, of critical sense and of comic specific rhythms. In the Circus, the White Clown is identified by his fine clothing, usually of a sparkling white, and by his conical hat, in tune with his dress; he usually plays a musical instrument (trumpet, clarinet, as well as other instruments), he’s got elegant manners in moving and addressing the audience. On the contrary, Clown Augustus is odd: he wears big, coloured, often patched up jackets, loose trousers and a strange hat, and his manners are clumsy.

Technical schedule:
Examining the differences; body and voice peculiarities; person and character; White Clown and Clown Augustus; form and substance in contemporary society; comic rhythms; poetic dramaturgy (invention and creative writing); juggling; stage costume and make-up.