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Happy Families: Clowns in the Circus

Barnaby King

Barnaby King is senior lecturer at Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK, where he teaches clowning and physical theatre. With over fifteen years’ experience as a professional director and performer, he has toured his solo clown show internationally to critical acclaim, and is also founding artistic director of the Clown Encuentro, an annual festival of clowning in Latin America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clowning as Social Performance in Colombia : Ridicule and Resistance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Two Clown Routines Rusbelín enters the ring of Circus Las Vegas to a pumping Reggaetón beat and flashing disco lights. He is a blur of movement in purple tails with gold edging and a mop of black...

Conclusion: A New Map of Clowning

Barnaby King

Barnaby King is senior lecturer at Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK, where he teaches clowning and physical theatre. With over fifteen years’ experience as a professional director and performer, he has toured his solo clown show internationally to critical acclaim, and is also founding artistic director of the Clown Encuentro, an annual festival of clowning in Latin America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clowning as Social Performance in Colombia : Ridicule and Resistance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...In transcribing, filtering and ordering the traces of lived experience that constitute ethnographic evidence, then organizing them into coherent arguments and cohesive narratives, one must make many decisions that fundamentally alter...

Introduction: The Politics of the Ridiculous

Barnaby King

Barnaby King is senior lecturer at Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK, where he teaches clowning and physical theatre. With over fifteen years’ experience as a professional director and performer, he has toured his solo clown show internationally to critical acclaim, and is also founding artistic director of the Clown Encuentro, an annual festival of clowning in Latin America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clowning as Social Performance in Colombia : Ridicule and Resistance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...April 2004 It is my first day in Colombia. Still fuzzy-headed with jetlag, I find myself in a small but well-appointed circus tent, pitched in a car park near the centre of Bogotá. While the heavy afternoon rain beats down...
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...Written by José Rivera, recent Academy Award Nominee for The Motorcycles Diaries, Each Day Dies with Sleep is the story of a young woman’s struggle to find an identity apart from the two men in her life – her father and her husband. Written...
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...Santos & Santos centers around a morally ambivalent Mexican-American law firm that subsidized its well-meaning political battles with drug money. A chain reaction of tragedy ensues when the youngest and well-meaning “good brother” betrays...

Acts of Faith: Clown Theatre and the New Wave

Barnaby King

Barnaby King is senior lecturer at Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK, where he teaches clowning and physical theatre. With over fifteen years’ experience as a professional director and performer, he has toured his solo clown show internationally to critical acclaim, and is also founding artistic director of the Clown Encuentro, an annual festival of clowning in Latin America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clowning as Social Performance in Colombia : Ridicule and Resistance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...The Iberoamericano In the 1980s and 90s, rampant economic and cultural globalization in Colombia had significant impacts upon the field of clowning. The national policy of opening up to global influences...

Neo-Clowns: Culture, Citizenship and Public Space

Barnaby King

Barnaby King is senior lecturer at Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK, where he teaches clowning and physical theatre. With over fifteen years’ experience as a professional director and performer, he has toured his solo clown show internationally to critical acclaim, and is also founding artistic director of the Clown Encuentro, an annual festival of clowning in Latin America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clowning as Social Performance in Colombia : Ridicule and Resistance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...December 1995 It is rush hour in central Bogotá. This is an imagined reconstruction, based on newspaper reports and interviews with two of the performers involved, Juan José Aguirre (31 October...

Mangos and Salsa: Clowning the Marketplace

Barnaby King

Barnaby King is senior lecturer at Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK, where he teaches clowning and physical theatre. With over fifteen years’ experience as a professional director and performer, he has toured his solo clown show internationally to critical acclaim, and is also founding artistic director of the Clown Encuentro, an annual festival of clowning in Latin America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clowning as Social Performance in Colombia : Ridicule and Resistance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...How do we study the cleverness with which the city attempts to reconcile everything that arrives and proliferates, and tries to contain all the disorder? ( García Canclini 2005: 3–4) I wander through the maze of narrow...

Unruly Play: Clowns in Hospital

Barnaby King

Barnaby King is senior lecturer at Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK, where he teaches clowning and physical theatre. With over fifteen years’ experience as a professional director and performer, he has toured his solo clown show internationally to critical acclaim, and is also founding artistic director of the Clown Encuentro, an annual festival of clowning in Latin America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clowning as Social Performance in Colombia : Ridicule and Resistance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Hospital clowning has been a growing global phenomenon since the 1980s, becoming ever more widely recognized and accepted within the medical profession and supported by a significant output of academic research. See, for example...

Dialogues and Divides: Humanitarian Clowning

Barnaby King

Barnaby King is senior lecturer at Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK, where he teaches clowning and physical theatre. With over fifteen years’ experience as a professional director and performer, he has toured his solo clown show internationally to critical acclaim, and is also founding artistic director of the Clown Encuentro, an annual festival of clowning in Latin America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clowning as Social Performance in Colombia : Ridicule and Resistance

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...The last chapter described the processes by which various leaders and institutions exploited the potential of clowning as a cheap and effective way to promote the kinds of social and economic development they desired. While new modes...