The essence & (non)sense of clowning

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Bart Walter

My clown has been born in the streets. As a nine year old boy I started performing as a mime, and there, on the street I slowly developed to the clown I am now. The contact with my public, the pure emotion, made me grow, made my fire burn passionately and let me search always deeper into new ways of making contact. Now, almost 35 years later, in a way I still do the same thing, ofcourse  I have walked lots of different paths, but the essence stayed...

I have been working since 2004 as a hospital clown for different organisations 'de cliniclowns België' ‘Contactclowns in de Zorg’, Clowns à l’hôpital’ ‘Dr Zinzin’ & ‘Empathiclown’, ‘De Zorgclowns’. Next to this I make theatre, started several companies (o.a. The Poetic Bodies, Kokliko Theatre, Cie LYDM) and have given birth to even more shows.

I have been inspired by and interested in Butoh dance, for which I went to Japan to study with Min Tanaka, and in Europe with several other masters.

Teaching is a big passion to me. How to help people develop, as well artistically as personally. And by doing this I feel myself grow and open...