Tags American Theatre Wing Art art of clowning Brent McBeth clowning clowns David Shiner documentary explore foolishness happiness humor Joel Jeske joy laughter nat geo natgeo national geographic nature Performance philosophy PLivjPDlt6ApRiBHpsyXWG22G8RPNZ6jlb PLivjPDlt6ApS5FeUq8c-I7WWPVx3W0blc PLivjPDlt6ApTDlm7OufY6HAzNmFAqxWSo science short film showcase Slava Polunin survival
Rooted in physical comedy, clowning has transcended cultural barriers since ancient times. In this short film by the American Theatre Wing, enter the whimsical world of philosopher Slava Polunin and follow clowns through their routines.
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About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world’s premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what’s possible. For clown philosophers like Slava Polunin, happiness is both an art form and a mission statement. Through constant and playful practice, Polunin has dedicated the past 40 years of his life to nurturing the art of foolishness. Blurring the line between fantasy and real life, Polunin’s famous shows have brought joy to millions of people around the world. In this short film by the American Theatre Wing, enter the whimsical world of Slava Polunin and follow clowns Brent McBeth, Joel Jeske, and David Shiner through their routines. Rooted in physical comedy, clowning has been transcending cultural barriers since ancient times. Speaking the universal language of laughter, clowns bring people together to share in the joy and absurdity of the human condition. As said by Big Apple Circus clown Joel Jeske, “Clowns fall down so we don’t have to.” American Theatre Wing: http://www.americantheatrewing.org/ This Clown Philosopher Lives in a Wonderful, Whimsical World | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/k4uT3ergY04 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo