Angels Can Fly Tour
Alan Clay's book 'Angels can Fly,
a Modern Clown User Guide', includes 50 practical clown
exercises, plus some theory on the art form, a fictional series
following the experiences of ten clowns, and some anecdotes
from clowns from all walks of life.
Angels Can Fly is now
available in paperback, on order from
bookshops in Australia, New Zealand, America
and England and also available
online. Get one
by clicking this link
( ISBN: 0957884419 )
Angels can Fly, was
previewed at the Australian Circus and Physical Theatre
Conference in Geelong in March 2005, and
was well received at it's launch
at the Brisbane Writers Festival and in a recent tour of launch events
in libraries in
New Zealand and Australia. The
clown workshops run in conjunction with these events were well
attended and successful explorations of the clown art form.
have been very happy with the response to the book over the past
six months." Alan explains.
"It has already sold better than any
of my other books, and sold in markets like England, which I
have not previously reached."
"Around 70 copies of Angels Can
Fly are now in libraries in Australia and New Zealand,
including 17 copies in West Australian
libraries, my first books to make it into Western Australia.
Some libraries also have copies of the
Angels Can Fly DVD."
find more information on the book, including excerpts from the
exercises and anecdotes, on the
Angels Can Fly Blog.
"Clown is a fascinating, diverse, complex and exciting
art form, which has existed around the planet for
thousands of years. Like any art form it has to evolve
to stay relevant to the culture nurturing it, and at the
same time, and by its very nature, clown teases and
turns upside down the cultural patterns and boundaries
"This book is an attempt to chart the growth of modern
clown, and to promote that process by providing, not
only practical exercises for individuals and groups, but
also reference points for thinking.
"Angels can Fly includes a mix of fiction, following the
adventures of ten clowns, some personal clown
anecdotes from clowns from around the world, a total
of 50 practical clown exercises, and some theory on
the nature of modern clown."
Befitting this eclectic mix, the launch events will not
only include readings from the book, and an opportunity
for questions and book signing, but also a 15 minute
clown show entitled the 'Seven Clown Commandments'.
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