The clown was a traditional character of the theatre élisabéthain. If he were gaffor, oaf and ridiculous, he also showed a great good sense, and sometimes even of a cynicism close to that of the buffoon. He appeared in the popular theatre in England to the XV E century and replaced the character of vice old (too much old and not enough convenient to make laugh) which was not other than the servant and henchman of the devil. Obviously, the clown being a character of comedy, it was never equal to the underhand tasks that its Master entrusted to him, which served obviously the dramaturgy. The name of this character was Clod, this name evolved/moved one does not know how as a clown.
With the XIX E century, with the theatre, certain artists wanted to mix Shakespeare and the circus. It was a total vacuum, the public wanted acrobatics, not text. Even if certain clowns are famous thanks to the few sentences which they launched like “1, 2,3…” or “Music! ”, that does not make inevitably clown-actors of them.
contemporary Scene, to the XX E century [to modify]
To the XX E century, the actors burlesques made their appearance like Raymond Devos and Coluche, which, in all their spectacles, kept in their gestures and frame of mind a typical attitude of the clown.
In second half of the XX E century took place of the experiments of meeting and fusion between the various kinds clownesques and the theatre. A certain number of “types” emerged everywhere in the world. Ground, Buffo, Dimitri, Franz-Josef Bogner, Slava Polunin, Jango Edwards, Bolek Polivka, are examples.
Clown and stereotyped [to modify]
Strongly typified character, the clown, in the burlesque beginning character, saw his diverted image: first of all the prototype of the sad clown, “obliged appeared to make laugh even when its heart is large” (the white clown is in addition close, except for some spangles, of the nostalgic Lunar Pierrot); then characters of clowns malefic, who use the attraction that they exert near the children to kill them (such as the protean monster of That, novel of Stephen King), to torture them or violate them (such as Tweedles, of the group of avant-garde The Residents).
Clown, rock’n’roll and dance [to modify]
For a few years, the character of the clown has been integrated in a form of punk rock’n’roll, in particular by the French groups Bérurier Noir, Wriggles as by Insane Clown Poses or the Unpleasant Clowns. One can also note the emergence of the krump (current dance resulting from Los Angeles, at the instigation of Tommy the clown resulting from the hip hop clowning. One speaks even about Clown Core, mixture of metal and of rap, in a dark environment directed by clowns malefic, one can quote as example Bawdy Festival
CIRCA, the large army of the clowns [to modify] the
The initiative to create an army (parodic) rebellious clowns was born in England in 2003, at the time of the entry in war against Iraq. The idea was to prolong a dimension festive and subversive resulting from the old popular cultures of transgression (carnival, festival of insane…), to leave the traditional demonstrations plan-plan, to allow each one to bring its own ideas and its motivation thanks to a completely horizontal organization. From the English experiment of the Army Clown, groups of the same type developed in Denmark, in Belgium, in Germany and France (with in particular the VAT in Paris, but also the GIGN in Lyon, CRS with Clermont, the CRY in Marseilles, 73eme BCA in Chambéry, Nezfragés in the Gironde
The modern Clown is a comedy character
The modern clown usually as red nose big shoes and colorful costume.
That’s is the stereo type of a clown. A character like Charlie Chaplin is also a clown or buster Keaton.
They are from the movies, but the circus clown is what most people think of when they think of a clown.
There is the birthday clown this usually a man or woman clown that goes out to children birthday to entertain the kids.
What does a clown do at the children birth day party?
This varies. Some clown does balloon modeling?
They Form the long balloons into various kinds animal flowers motorbike hats ect
Children really love Balloon animals is liked grownups like them too.
The clown might do magic tricks this could be anything from making nose disappear and repairing behind the child’s ears.
It could backing a birthday cake using magic.
Other clowns do juggling as their main entertainment point they may do a circus number with the kids
Or even teach them simple circus skills
Other clowns may rely completely on things going rung falling down all the classic that clowns are known for with a mix of some of the above
This kind of clown tend to involve the children a lot in their clownery.