However clowning can be an empowering and joyful experience for everybody.
Clowning for change and pleasureOnce we can see the power and possibilities behind clowning, it is a journey to the creation of all kinds of clowns. The powerful and formidable, the humble and bumbling, the wise fool, canny trickster, or the gorgeous seductress. Opening up oneself to clowning is an the opportunity to reconnect with our fabulous and playful selves. It enables a broader sense of the possibilities, and most importantly, it can enable people to regain and understand the power of the clowning.
The skills of clowning can even be used very effectively for political manipulation (just consider Boris Johnson) or Charlie Chaplin. Humour itself is a powerful tool, and one cannot imagine that our political leaders have forgotten it.
Even in day-to-day activities, the personalities of our top business leaders are enhanced with a little clowning - whether or not they are formally trained or even aware of it.
Maggie's goal, to open clowning to more people, is not just about gaining clowning skills, but it is also about understanding when clowning is being used for more manipulative purposes. And to that end, providing skills to deal with clowning encounters that will equalise the power, defuse the fire, put a smile on everyone's face or get people thinking.