Attila Andrasi RAINBOW

I am deeply fascinated by the profound and multifaceted phenomenon of clowns and the various archetypes intricately woven into clown practice, particularly when expressed through the body and embodiment. In my current exploration, I am delving into the captivating world of clowns and their diverse archetypes, aiming to unravel the complexities and nuances. I am observing what lies beyond the hyper-performative, visual, and illusional way of being. What exists beyond this realm? The piece, titled “Rainbow,” creates a transcendental and utopian realm, a space where the boundaries of reality and imagination harmoniously intertwine.

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Embracing the Absurd: Exploring the World of Clowning

Date: October 20, 2023

Have you ever felt a sense of confusion and being lost? A desire to express yourself physically, but without relying on your knowledge of dance? These questions have been on my mind lately as I delve into the realm of clowning. I find myself pondering how to embody the essence of clowning through my body, and what it would look like to embrace the abstract and instrumental expression of movement.

For me, the clown persona represents an innocent and naive way of being. It is a liberating art form that allows me to break free from societal norms and expectations. Through clowning, I can explore the absurd and the foolish, embracing a realm of boundless possibilities and unrestricted creativity.

But how does one stay within the realm of clowning? It’s a question that I’ve grappled with. I often find myself reverting to a mental scenography, creating a “heterotopia space” using objects and tools. While this can be helpful, I believe that solely relying on the body for the clown spectrum, without any costumes or visual aids, can be challenging to embrace and convey.

Clowning is not limited to a select few. Anyone can become a clown and assume the position of ridicule. It is a genuine art form that embraces physicality in a different way than dancers do. By incorporating melodies and acoustic guitar sounds into my studio lab, I can exist within the paradox of the “said” clown, experimenting with caricaturing and provocatively parodying abstract narratives.

Parody is a concept that has intrigued me on this journey. It is a powerful tool within the realm of clowning, allowing us to playfully mock and imitate, creating moments of laughter and reflection. But what exactly is parody, and how can one create it?

As I continue to explore the world of clowning, I find myself constantly inspired by its ability to challenge societal norms and push the boundaries of creativity. It is an art form that encourages us to embrace the ridiculous and find joy in the foolishness of life. Through clowning, we can tap into our true selves and shine in all our absurd glory.

So, if you ever find yourself longing to express yourself physically, to move in a way that goes beyond the confines of dance, consider stepping into the world of clowning. Embrace the absurd, break free from expectations, and allow your true self to shine through. Who knows what wonderful and unexpected adventures await you in the realm of the clown.

Let the laughter and the freedom guide your every step!