Tuesday 24th January 7.30pm
Performed and conceived by Lucho Guzman
Directed by Felipe Ortiz. Original Music by Aldo Zolev
Tickets: Free but booking required
A lone soldier takes refuge in an abandoned big-top. While the battle rages on outside, he opens the clown’s suitcase and finds himself being drawn into the world of the circus.
Lucho Guzman brings us his considerable talent as a clown in this feast of absurd and macabre comedy, inspired by real experiences of conflict in Colombia.
Ceniza is presented as part of Lucho’s week-long residency at Edge Hill University and tour of Northwest venues, featuring performances, clown workshops and lecture presentations on the growing practice of the social and humanitarian clown.
6.30pm drinks reception
7.30pm performance of Ceniza
8.30pm book launch and Q&A
Colombian Clowning as Social Performance: Ridicule and Resistance
By Barnaby King
Join us to celebrate the publication of this new book that details the proliferation of clown performance in Colombia and its surprising social significance. Drawing on 5 years of ethnographic research, author Barnaby King explores the relationship of comic performance to Colombia’s precarious political and social situation, which even today seemingly hangs in the balance.
Barnaby King is a senior lecturer in performance at Edge Hill University. His research revolves around clowning, circus and popular performance, and their relationship to local culture and social conditions.