Clown Therapy
When: Saturday, March 12th and 26th from 4-7pm
Location: Institute for Playful Beings
320 Dean Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues)
$10 suggested donation
RSVP required by emailing: info@thebodyliterate.com

Cori Olinghouse will share Clown Therapy, a performance practice exploring the relationship between humor and the unconscious. Clown Therapy employs the creation of fictitious characters through movement, collage, and visual comedy. Based on clowning as an imaginative key for humor, stream-of-conscious modes for excavating the unconscious, and aesthetic practices of collage, Clown Therapy brings internal landscapes to the surface and mines them as material–exaggerating and animating a series of shape-shifting characters and personas. Meant as a space for mess making, irreverence, and amusement, this practice invites and celebrates failure and the absurd.

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Cori Olinghouse is choreographer, archivist, educator, and curator working in the realms of performance and film. This year, Olinghouse is the recipient of The Award, a mentorship program conceived by Dean Moss (2015), a participant in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Extended Life Dance Development program made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2016-2017), and a panelist at MoMA’s “Storytelling in the Archives” forum. Additionally, she has performed in the works of Trisha Brown and Bill Irwin. Olinghouse is an inaugural MA candidate of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University and the Archive Director for the Trisha Brown Dance Company.   More information about Cori here