Local Performers Recommend Clowning Around

Summer is probably the only season where it's frowned upon NOT to let down your hair. To that end, a number of Kansas City performing artists are spreading their love of clowning and physical comedy to others through community classes and workshops. As KCUR's Steve Walker reports, their goals are to both pass along their artistry and expand their dwindling ranks.

Kansas City, MO – CIRCUS SKILLS & CLOWNING Tuesdays, 6 - 7 pm, City in Motion A description from the City in Motion website: "Give your inner clown some class! Learn to move like Chaplin, dance like Danny Kaye and juggle like Brian Wendling. Some of the skills that will be covered will be Slapstick Combat, how to take a pie in the face, stilt walking, hula hoop, tumbling, character development, make-up application and much more. Lots of fun and inspirational improv guaranteed. Red nose optional."

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