Human Connection and Clowning
with Calvin Kai Ku and Ceci Walken
Saturday, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
October 17, 2020
Schedule: 1 session
Class dates: October 17, 2020
Class length: 2 hours (16 hours total)
Class size: 12 students maximum
Prerequisite: None! Open to all adults 18 and older
Whether you are in improv or in theater, one of the most important tools you could possibly learn is human connection. This class is aimed to heighten your sense of wonder, enhance your listening abilities, and develop ultimate stage presence.
- You will learn how to connect and accept your full self, and discover your unique voice and personality.
- Clowns thrive on golden mistakes. Learn to “Yes And” even when it’s difficult.
- Opening your eyes of wonder will strengthen your connection to the space, to your partner, and to your audience.
- The levity of the Clown becomes the foundation for resilience and community.
- And Hey… Laughter really is the best medicine.
With a mission to build meaningful connections through humor and empathy, Calvin Kai Ku uses his growing experience working as a professional variety performer to build bridges with his audience. With his versatility in magic, music, circus, and theater, he is able to transform even the most stressful environments to ease anxiety and create a safe space of joy. Through his journey of performing in the prestigious WuQiao Circus Festival in China, in various Fortune 500 company events in the U.S. and Internationally, and in circuses including Teatro Zinzanni and Circus Bella, he finds himself continuing the work of healthcare clowning with the Medical Clown Project of San Francisco Bay Area.
Ceci Walken is a clown, therapist (MFT) and climate activist. Ceci delights in the many ways that clowning can enhance one’s life – both professionally and personally. When Ceci is not clowning, she can be found working at BATS (Improv @ Work), making climate videos (IG @ceciwalken), tap dancing, studying Spanish, and playing crazy 8’s with her eight year old daughter and her husband. Ceci is a graduate of the Clown Conservatory Class of 2019 and 2020.