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Resilience through laughter for young people

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Homunculus Theatre Company believe access to live performing arts contributes greatly to social-emotional skills development. It builds resilience, compassion, understanding of diversity, empathy, focus, problem-solving and communication skills, a sense of community and well-being.

The Company’s annual Queensland and Tasmania In-Schools tour will feature internationally recognised Teaching Artist Clint Bolster, a Character Actor, Theatrical Clown, Commedia Dell’Arte and Mask Theatre Specialist, Stilt Performer and Trainer and Teaching Artist from Brisbane.

With over 15 years committed to developing new works and training extensively, Clint regularly performs in Australia and internationally in the United Kingdom, Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.

"Laughter gives permission to play, allows expression, liberates and reveals. Participants will be continually amazed by their own and their peers, at their transformations. Laughter has the capacity to instill a sense of joy, vulnerability, physical discipline and freedom of expression in the performer. Participants will be given the opportunity to play, express, be physical, relate and discover in real time and space.

“My approach is underpinned by the assumption that everyone has something to offer and that laughter is a unique and powerful engager that has the capacity to inspire participants who might otherwise hang back," says Bolster who is also Artistic Director of Homunculus Theatre Company

Bolster was recently accepted into the Cirque du Soleil database of Clowns for future productions. Clint is also Artistic Director of Homunculus Theatre Company www.homunculustheatre.com.au (Schools Programs )
Manoeuvre Roving Stilt Performers www.manoeuvrestiltperformers.com (Roving Stilt Acts )
and The Mask Family www.themaskfamily.com (Highly Visual & Interactive Roving Mask Theatre Acts ).

2019 Tour Dates

Tasmania
Launceston Monday 11th – Friday 15th February 2019
Hobart Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February 2019

Queensland
Cairns Monday 25th – Thursday 28th February 2019
Townsville Monday 4th – Friday 8th March 2019
Mackay Monday 11th March 2019
Mount Isa Wednesday 13th– Friday 15th March 2019

Homunculus Theatre Company has doing its thing in Australia and New Zealand for over 15 years and offers a wide range of curriculum-linked primary and secondary in-schools workshops, performances, artist- in-residence programs, show-doctoring and professional development for teachers. Homunculus also offers roving and street theatre performances and performance outcome projects for school fetes/ events and regional community projects. 

"Teaching Artist Clint Bolster and Homunculus is the ‘face of’ Masked Theatre and it is a live, modern, engaging face that can connect with all grades, genders, cultures and abilities. Clint’s use of Masked Theatre, allows students to engage in a socially aware style of theatre that can be hard to access in a general classroom. Schools across the state may not always have access to resources such as masks so allowing Homunculus to demonstrate this art form would not only capture the audience but would build their appreciation for the endless opportunities to manipulate non-verbal communication in drama.” ★★★★★ Mau Billiau, Drama Coordinator, Corinda State High School, Qld (2017) www.homunculustheatre.com

 


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