Clown Technique · Scenekunsthøjskolen Snoghøj

16.04 – 22.04.19 Clown Technique with Felipe Ortiz

This workshop in clown technique is an encounter with an essential part of oneself. The clown that we are looking for is hidden there where we hide our defects and our fears. Where we hide optimism and the pleasure to fail as well.

Through games, improvisation, movement and slapstick, we will explore the work of connecting in a special way with the public, the discovery of creativity immersed in failure, the ability to live in the moment and the moment in search of pleasure and play.

The course will take place in the beautiful Snoghøj area with room for walks, sauna and sea view.

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About Felipe Ortiz

Felipe Ortiz was founding member of La Gata Cirko and PICNIC impro. He has been working on improvisation Theatre, clown and new circus from a physical approach since 1995. Has co-directed all PICNIC shows and traveled, playing and teaching improvisation, clown and acrobatics in different countries around the world.

He is one of the directors of La Gata Cirko and has directed different new circus shows: Las Raices Flojas¨2016, Gypsy Express 2015, ¨7 vidas del gato¨2014, “Tropico Destino” 2013, “The Tempest” 2013, ZOOM 2010 and Déjà vu 2006. Clown shows In 2008 directed and played in his clown solo “la Cita” wich has participated in “Festival iberoamericano 2010” and 2014 in NY international clown festival. Has directed other clown shows like CENIZA 2015 and Historias de pareja 2016. At the moment is directing a clown ensamble in the Javeriana University in Bogota.

He is one of the directors of PICNIC IMPRO, that organizes the interational impro festival in Bogota since 2011. With Picnic they have done “lugares”, “Theatersports”, “Director´s Cut” and “SPEECHLESS” in cooperation with dj mamacutsworth, this show has been performed in 14 countries and 21 cities around the world.
Ortiz studied Clowning with Avner the exentric, Miguel Borras and Clown and Buffon with Phillipe Gaulier.
Contemporary dance, contact dance, capoeira, circus and acrobatique techniques, improvisation, acting and clown compose his background.

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Practical information:

The school has both single and double rooms, Wi-Fi internet access, our own park and beach with a wooden pier for swimming, sauna and the possibility for a special diet. This includes vegetarian, vegan or other dietary preferences or requirement. There is a sink in every room and showers are in the hallways. The bus goes straight to the door. The view from the dining room is straight down to the beautiful Little Belt (The Baltic Sea). We can provide you with duvet and a pillow, you can bring your own linen or order it from us with two towels included for 75,- kr (€10)


Double room: €500/kr. 3750
Single room: €570/kr. 4250


Your registration is assured as soon as we have received the deposit.
Security deposit is €150/kr. 1000 per person.
The fee has to be paid to:

Middelfart Sparekasse
Prinsessegade 95
DK-7000 Fredericia

Please mention your name and the name of the course at your payment.

​Payment in euro:
Name: Hojskolen Snoghoj
Account: 0757 3225 812 380
Swift / Bic no. MISPDK21
Iban : DK5507573225812380

​Payment in dkk:
​Name: Hojskolen Snoghoj
Account: 0757 3225 812 488
Swift / Bic no. MISPDK21
Iban : DK4907573225812488​​