Daily Archives: April 3, 2015

Professional Clowning Workshops

Calling all clowns, physical theatre practitioners, and all you other crazy beautiful misfits!

Andrew Buckland and Liezl de Kock are holding a few workshops in Joburg as part of the “Crazy in Love” season at The Market Theatre. Yeah – it’s gonna be awesome!

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Spaces are limited, so book now now NOW!

 

THE SKINNY

 

Professional Clowning Workshops with Andrew Buckland and Liezl de Kock.

Wed 8 April 10:00-13:00 Market Theatre Lab, Newtown.

Sat 11 April 10:00-13:00 POPArt Theatre, Maboneng.

150 bucks per person.

 

It’s a steal.

 

Book at www.popartcentre.co.za

 

Thank you, Market Lab and POP Art!

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Crazy Pics

Strangely enough, we have never had a formal photoshoot for “Crazy in Love”…possibly because we’ve been skint, or really busy. No doubt both. (Rob *did* take some early early pics in the Upper Studio, but let’s face it – there’s a reason he’s a theatre-maker and not a photographer…)

So the Conspiracy has relied, since 2013, on pics that other photographers have taken and have very kindly given us permission to use. The awesome Bazil Raubach (who has shot us for many years at festival) took many of our debut year at fest, and they’ve been the ones you generally see in the media. However, now at the Market Theatre, new pics have been taken. The equally awesome Marc Arndt was present at our first preview on 24 March 2015, and took some amazing pics, a handful of which are posted below. (For the full set, including pics of the Grannies and pre-show vibe, go here.)

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LEON: But out here…mannn, out here I could breathe. Nothing was expected of me.

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LEON: And all you can think about is how to get just one more day with that same…skin. Against your skin.  So the last thing you want to do is shed it.

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“When you leave, I’m begging you not to go
Call your name two or three times in a row
Such a funny thing for me to try to explain
How I’m feeling and my pride is the one to blame
‘Cause I know I don’t understand
Just how your love can do what no one else can

Got me looking so crazy right now, your love’s
Got me looking so crazy right now”

(written by Eugene Record, Shawn Carter, Richard Harrison and Beyonce Knowles)

We never knew it was a Beyonce song, mmkay?? The version we know is The Puppini Sisters’ cover remixed by the mighty Real Tuesday Weld. But that’s another post…

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GINNY: So she’s a little bit taller, with her shoulders coming out here and her legs out here and her big furry feet and tail and big ears…

LEON: That’s sorta a metaphor, okay? She is actually human…

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LEON trying to make right with GINNY. (won’t give the spoiler text here…)

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Coming of age, late (and alone) in the night…

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“I’m walkin’, yes indeed, and I’m talkin’ ’bout you and me
I’m hopin’ that you’ll come back to me
I’m lonely as I can be, I’m waitin’ for your company
I’m hopin’ that you’ll come back to me”

(Fats Domino on the radio-o-o-o!)

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“I am alone now
I am beyond recriminations
Curtains are shut
The furniture has gone
I am transforming
I am vibrating
I’m glowing
I’m flying
Look at me now”

Ginny – all grown up, now. (Words by Nick Cave – “Jubilee Street”. Because they fit really well.)

Thank you, Marc, for these. And for permission to use them. We are eternally grateful.