Kevin Brooking

Kevin is an Ameropean, resident of Belgium for over 25 years. He has worked as a circus clown in Canada, Mexico, USA, UK and in the famous Circus Krone in Germany. He has trained pigs, swallowed swords and his acrobatic tongue has appeared on BBC television. He is a laureate of the Festival de Cirque de Demain in Paris.

Kevin was co-founder of the Espace Spéculoos/Art de la Rue with the support of the city of Brussels, a 6 year program to promote street arts in the Belgian Capital. He is also the co founder of Clowns Without Borders/Clowns Zonder Grenzen/Belgium. CSF is a project that enables artists to bring joy and hope to distressed families. A student of some of the great clown teachers (2 years at Ecole Lecoq, Pierre Byland, Avner the Eccentric) Kevin has continued to teach clowning and theatre…his workshops “The Art of Accidents” and “Clowning for Dummies” have challenged students all over the world.

Classes include: Clowning for Dummies (playing, but as if for real…) The Art of Accidents, Clowning without Borders (for clowns working in humanitarian situations), The Natural Clown (for hospital clowns)
Le Clown est nous, mais plus…
plus sensible, plus curieux, plus ouvert, extra généreux, extra vagant…
Il est le savant qui est dans le bébé.
Un poète qui est un orang-outan.
Le clown sort quand on n’attend pas.
Il vit entre le oui et le non, entre la gauche et le droit, entre le haut et le bas, bref dans le monde de l’impossible ou tout est possible. C’est la ou se trouve le jeu.
L’énergie de clown est “excentrique”.
L’esprit du clown est concentrique (petit point rouge qui rayonne)

Inside Out: a comedy of accidents, Apex Movers (How can 2 men waste so much time achieving so little?), Babazooka: Musical, Military, Marching Men, Click!: Photography “à l’Ancienne”, Les Clowns en Vrac, Clouds (The Architect of Sugar), Les Hommes à Poêles/Naked Lunch (14 million hits on YouTube)