Inside Theatre presents online workshops: charisma, stage fears, happiness

There are more than 7 billion people on the earth and only about 200 are professional clowns. Our world needs Clowns now, more than ever! If you're ready to be a Clown, I offer perfected techniques and ongoing feedback and support.

Mikhail Usov has been entertaining audiences since 1983. In 2009, Mikhail (Misha) joined Cirque du Soleil to work with writer and director Robert Lepage of Canada. Misha created and performed a new character “Fisherman” that was featured in Cirque du Soleil’s Totem from its premier in 2010 until 2018. The character continues to be performed by other artists, with Misha as a creator. Misha was invi

Operating as usual

07/25/2021

🎪🎁 And I have a little gift for you.
Please use this link to sign up through my website and receive two free PDF Lessons N1 and N2
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🎪🎁 And I have a little gift for you.
Please use this link to sign up through my website and receive two free PDF Lessons N1 and N2
https://inside-theatre.com/pages/subscription-gifts

07/25/2021
07/24/2021

The cleverest character in comedy is the clown, for he who would make people take him for a fool, must not be one.
Miguel de Cervantes

Sign up for our online upcoming events in August and September

August 15

Clown Makeup the Base

09:00 San Francisco, 12:00 New York, 17:00 London, 18:00 Berlin, 19:00. Moscow

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/clown-makeup-create-character-create-the-soul-of-your-clown

September 18

Art of Improvisation

Full access
(Ask for a special link with a 20% discount. The discount is valid throughout August)

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/art-of-improvisation-small-group-3-month-training

September 14

Art of the Clown

Full access

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/art-of-the-invisible-clown-small-group-12-sessions

Subscribe to our wonderful and popular
Invisible Clown Club - Membership program Sunday Zoom meeting group:

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The cleverest character in comedy is the clown, for he who would make people take him for a fool, must not be one.
Miguel de Cervantes

Sign up for our online upcoming events in August and September

August 15

Clown Makeup the Base

09:00 San Francisco, 12:00 New York, 17:00 London, 18:00 Berlin, 19:00. Moscow

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/clown-makeup-create-character-create-the-soul-of-your-clown

September 18

Art of Improvisation

Full access
(Ask for a special link with a 20% discount. The discount is valid throughout August)

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/art-of-improvisation-small-group-3-month-training

September 14

Art of the Clown

Full access

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/art-of-the-invisible-clown-small-group-12-sessions

Subscribe to our wonderful and popular
Invisible Clown Club - Membership program Sunday Zoom meeting group:

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/join-the-invisible-clown-club-today-mikhail-usov-live-lessons-tips-feedback-and-surprises

07/23/2021

Our students achieve incredible results through personal training and in a small group.

If you would like to study in a small group, we offer you our bestseller course -

Art of Improvisation
Starts July 29,

17:00 am San Francisco
20:00 pm New York
10:00 am Sidney, Australia (July 30)

How to be spontaneous
How to gracefully go beyond templates
How to get out of any difficult situation.
How to create your own Character
How to create your own act or one man show.

You will create your own clown acts
We will help you promote successful acts on the most prestigious venues in the world
With buying any our courses you will be able to join Invisible Clown Sunday Club Zoom meetings for free.

🎪 ART of IMPROVISATION - FULL ACCESS. 12 Sessions.

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/art-of-improvisation-small-group-3-month-training

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Michael Föger

It was the best decision to attend in mishas school. He gives you a lot of homework, you can work on in between the sessions! You learn the Theorie and the Technik, then he combines it with practice. You devolp scenes. Even just the idea of a scene is enough for misha to get started.
Misha is very focused for your personal goals! He keeps you in track!
And the second important meeting in the week is the Sunday club, there you can show a scene. Everyone will help you to improve it and get the best out of it!! It is a very positive atmosphere and like a little family, where everybody helps everybody!!
Misha has always very individual feedback! I could learn a lot and I am still learning, because I can stay in the club!
THANK YOU, MISHA!

07/22/2021

I have time to rehearse between teaching my clown courses . The first show after such a long pause will be at Aarhus in Denmark at the end of August. I decided to perform this time in the character of Fred Astaire. Does it Looks like it..

Right after my tour we start our most popular online course

Art of Improvisation
September 18

For your comfort, we will coordinate with each group member the start time of the course
(Ask for a special link with a 20% discount for the full access. The discount is valid throughout August)

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/art-of-improvisation-small-group-3-month-training

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Nico Pires(Google Business)

Diving into the clown journey with Misha is one of a kind. I feel grateful to learn from such an experimented master. Misha has this way to share his craft with you on very structured way, yet always in touch with the genuine look of the playful and truthful clown. You will learn about concepts, get some tools that for sure will help you on your path, wether you wanna be a professional clown or not! Enjoy, and see you soon Misha!

I have time to rehearse between teaching my clown courses . The first show after such a long pause will be at Aarhus in Denmark at the end of August. I decided to perform this time in the character of Fred Astaire. Does it Looks like it..

Right after my tour we start our most popular online course

Art of Improvisation
September 18

For your comfort, we will coordinate with each group member the start time of the course
(Ask for a special link with a 20% discount for the full access. The discount is valid throughout August)

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/art-of-improvisation-small-group-3-month-training

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Nico Pires(Google Business)

Diving into the clown journey with Misha is one of a kind. I feel grateful to learn from such an experimented master. Misha has this way to share his craft with you on very structured way, yet always in touch with the genuine look of the playful and truthful clown. You will learn about concepts, get some tools that for sure will help you on your path, wether you wanna be a professional clown or not! Enjoy, and see you soon Misha!

07/21/2021

11 years ago, when I came to Cirgue du Soleil, I was amazed at how unprofessional I was applying my clown makeup.
We often do our clown makeup - intuitively.
In the Cirque I learned to use it more deliberately.

I have prepared this Clown Makeup Session for those who would like to approach it more professionally.

I will show and tell you about the most important part of clown makeup - the foundation.

August 15

09:00 San Francisco
12:00 New York
17:00 London
18:00 Berlin
19:00. Moscow

After you sign up I will send you the Zoom link and more information what we need for the session

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/clown-makeup-create-character-create-the-soul-of-your-clown

11 years ago, when I came to Cirgue du Soleil, I was amazed at how unprofessional I was applying my clown makeup.
We often do our clown makeup - intuitively.
In the Cirque I learned to use it more deliberately.

I have prepared this Clown Makeup Session for those who would like to approach it more professionally.

I will show and tell you about the most important part of clown makeup - the foundation.

August 15

09:00 San Francisco
12:00 New York
17:00 London
18:00 Berlin
19:00. Moscow

After you sign up I will send you the Zoom link and more information what we need for the session

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/clown-makeup-create-character-create-the-soul-of-your-clown

07/19/2021

People ask if my course will work if he or she is a hospital clown or a street clown or a parade clown or a circus clown or a theater clown or a variety clown or a clown for birthday parties.
I do not divide clowns into such gradations. I teach only that there is a clown and there is an imitation and how to find your clown inside yourself and after that you can do all of the above and even more.
Finding your clown is like finding yourself.

Already Tomorrow, we start a new online course

Art of Improvisation
( last call)

09:00am San Francisco
12:00 pm New York
13:00 pm Sao Paulo ( Brazil)
17:00 pm London
18:00 pm Berlin
19:00 pm Moscow
O2:00 am Sydney

How to be spontaneous
How to gracefully go beyond templates
How to get out of any difficult situation.
How to create your own Character
How to create your own act or one men show.

You will create your own clown acts
We will help you promote successful acts on the most prestigious venues in the world
With buying any our courses you will be able to join Invisible Clown Club Zoom meetings for free.
Audit:

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/art-of-improvisation-audit-only-small-group-12-sessions

Full Access:

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/art-of-improvisation-small-group-3-month-training

People ask if my course will work if he or she is a hospital clown or a street clown or a parade clown or a circus clown or a theater clown or a variety clown or a clown for birthday parties.
I do not divide clowns into such gradations. I teach only that there is a clown and there is an imitation and how to find your clown inside yourself and after that you can do all of the above and even more.
Finding your clown is like finding yourself.

Already Tomorrow, we start a new online course

Art of Improvisation
( last call)

09:00am San Francisco
12:00 pm New York
13:00 pm Sao Paulo ( Brazil)
17:00 pm London
18:00 pm Berlin
19:00 pm Moscow
O2:00 am Sydney

How to be spontaneous
How to gracefully go beyond templates
How to get out of any difficult situation.
How to create your own Character
How to create your own act or one men show.

You will create your own clown acts
We will help you promote successful acts on the most prestigious venues in the world
With buying any our courses you will be able to join Invisible Clown Club Zoom meetings for free.
Audit:

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/art-of-improvisation-audit-only-small-group-12-sessions

Full Access:

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/art-of-improvisation-small-group-3-month-training

07/17/2021

New online Course Art of Improvisation starts July 20th, 09:00am San Francisco, 12:00 New York, 17:00 London, 18:00 Berlin, 19:00 Moscow.
How to be spontaneous
How to gracefully go beyond templates
How to get out of any difficult situation.
How to create your own Character
How to create your own act or one man show.

You will create your own clown acts
We will help you promote successful acts on the most prestigious venues in the world.

Request your Zoom link
https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/art-of-improvisation-small-group-3-month-training

#artofimprovisation #clownworkshop #clown #clownshow #clownschool

07/16/2021

Please watch the video of our personal Training. If you like it please subscribe:
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or you have a chance to join our next course:

Art of Improvisation
Starts July 20,

09:00 am San Francisco
12:00 pm New York
17:00 pm London
18:00 pm Berlin
19:00 pm Moscow

How to be spontaneous
How to gracefully go beyond templates
How to get out of any difficult situation.
How to create your own Character
How to create your own act or one man show.

You will create your own clown acts
We will help you promote successful acts on the most prestigious venues in the world
With buying any our courses you will be able to join Invisible Clown Sunday Club Zoom meetings for free.

You can choose one of the packages:

🎪 1. ART of IMPROVISATION - AUDIT ONLY. 12 Sessions.
Student can visit 12 online Lessons with Misha Usov
Free access to the Sunday Zoom Invisible Clown Club

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/art-of-improvisation-audit-only-small-group-12-sessions

🎪 2.ART of IMPROVISATION - FULL ACCESS. 12 Sessions.
Students visit 12 online Lessons and get recorded videos of the Lessons, PDF files of all 12 lessons and practical homework after each session.
Also, students can communicate with Misha any time for 12 weeks to ask questions and get feedback.
Free access to the Sunday Zoom Invisible Clown Club

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/art-of-improvisation-small-group-3-month-training

🎪3. Art of Improvisation
(Personal Training - 12 Sessions)

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/copy-of-art-of-improvisation-individual-3-month-training

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Michael Föger

It was the best decision to attend in mishas school. He gives you a lot of homework, you can work on in between the sessions! You learn the Theorie and the Technik, then he combines it with practice. You devolp scenes. Even just the idea of a scene is enough for misha to get started.
Misha is very focused for your personal goals! He keeps you in track!
And the second important meeting in the week is the Sunday club, there you can show a scene. Everyone will help you to improve it and get the best out of it!! It is a very positive atmosphere and like a little family, where everybody helps everybody!!
Misha has always very individual feedback! I could learn a lot and I am still learning, because I can stay in the club!
THANK YOU, MISHA!

07/14/2021

How long does it take to create your own clown act

For example I started when I was 20 and rehearsed for 5 years before my first show.

In this photo I am 23 years old and will need about two more years.

Very soon on July 20, we are starting a new stream of the Art of Improvisation online course and this is a real opportunity for you to create your own clown, comedy act or develop your unique idea.

Due to the summer, we still have a few places.
Audit:

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/art-of-improvisation-audit-only-small-group-12-sessions

Full Access:

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/art-of-improvisation-small-group-3-month-training

Personal:

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/copy-of-art-of-improvisation-individual-3-month-training

#invisebleclown #clownschool #clowns #clown #clownworkshop #bestclown

How long does it take to create your own clown act

For example I started when I was 20 and rehearsed for 5 years before my first show.

In this photo I am 23 years old and will need about two more years.

Very soon on July 20, we are starting a new stream of the Art of Improvisation online course and this is a real opportunity for you to create your own clown, comedy act or develop your unique idea.

Due to the summer, we still have a few places.
Audit:

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/art-of-improvisation-audit-only-small-group-12-sessions

Full Access:

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/art-of-improvisation-small-group-3-month-training

Personal:

https://inside-theatre.com/collections/professional-clown-institute/products/copy-of-art-of-improvisation-individual-3-month-training

#invisebleclown #clownschool #clowns #clown #clownworkshop #bestclown

Receive updates and news from Mikhail Usov 07/12/2021

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At the beginning of the 2000s I moved to Germany. To begin with, the issue of money became very acute. I had enough reserves for no more than three months. Despite the fact that by that time I had two reasonable clowning acts, I could not find work anywhere. It was unbelievably difficult to break into the circus market in Germany, and in Europe. Even recording a video was difficult because I needed a live audience, and what’s more in a variety show or at a circus. I was prepared to perform for free in exchange for recording a video. Any show could approach me for this. Unfortunately, however, nobody wanted to invite me to perform, even for free. More often than not the directors of the circus or theatre explained their rejection by saying that they already had a whole show, and that I would look out of place there with my acts.
My money was dwindling and I was forced to go and perform on the street. In Germany, in order to perform on the street you need to go to the police and pay 10 Euros, and get permission from them.
At that time I did not have any experience of performing on the street. It seemed like this was another world. One that was completely different to the circus or a theatre. A street clown should react to everything, whatever happens to the passers-by, vehicles, animals, or objects, such as a plastic bag carried on the wind for example. A clown should be a good improviser. That’s not all though. A street clown should organise their space in such a way that they are able to make a stage out of a small area, a grey, boring asphalt, and the everyday passers-by, the onlookers, are transformed into their public, and they become their clown, their artiste. The earnings of a street artiste depend on this.
I, however, did not yet know these rules, or understand them. Having paid for my permission at the police station I applied my make up, took my small tape recorder with speakers, and my clowning costume, and headed for the church of Saint Laurence in Nuremberg. I set up next to a window in the ‘Karstadt’shopping centre. I put my hat out in front of me and then to get things started I put one Euro into the hat myself. I turned my music on. I then began to perform. I had no idea who I was performing for, as the pedestrians just walked past…. No, they looked at me attentively, but nobody stopped, and what is more, nobody threw any money into the hat.
My clowning act came to an end but all that was in the hat was still that one coin that I had thrown there myself.
I took a five-minute break, I drank some water, put the hat straight, switched on some music and performed a second time, repeating the same act, with the self same effect. Nobody thanked me in any way at all.
I packed up my things and, crushed by this failure, I went home.
A street show is not for me – I thought to myself.
The following day this story had its continuation.
In the morning I had to go to the arbeitsamt, or the employment agency. I had to explain why I was not working and I also had to register so that they could find me some mundane temporary work – maybe they could offer my street cleaning or fruit picking.
A tall and beautiful woman met me at the entrance to the office, and offered me a seat. She asked me about my profession and I answered, saying I was a professional clown. She looked straight at me and she was interested if it had been me the day before next to the ‘Karstadt’ shopping centre juggling ping-pong balls. I had to admit it had been me. She said she had walked past me the day before as I had been performing.
This woman then began to print something off that was taking a long time.
Then she told me that I was a real professional clown and that it would be wrong to turn me into an unskilled worker. So she asked me to bring her video recordings of my acts, and she promised that the agency would help me to sell my acts on the German market. She also said that while I was waiting for work as a clown I would receive an unemployment benefit and medical insurance.
The sense of joy that I felt is hard to describe. I got my first assignment in a German variety show only after seven months. All this time, however, I could rehearse without worrying about money, I could rent some premises to record videos of my acts, and send these videos to theatres around Europe.
Even though nobody had dropped a cent into my hat next to the ‘Karstadt’ shopping centre, in actual fact in those fifteen minutes of ‘street clowning’ I earned myself seven months of living in Germany.
There is a sense in everything that happens to us, there are always reasons, and consequences. We, however, don’t see the whole picture. We worry so easily and we are often disappointed over a cent, over the small details. (from my book Invisible Clown, translator Kevin Bridge)
My new upcoming course "Art of Improvisation" will start July 20th. Sign up!
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Clown Intensive with Mikhail Usov

The Art Of Clown: Timing, Character and State You will find yourself in a clown's hideaway, where you will be exposed to a bit of theory and a lot of practice. You will learn the laws by which clowns live, as well as some of their secrets. This knowledge will guide you towards a character of your very own. At the end of the workshop you will participate in the creation of a routine. The workshop will focus on exploring three main elements that fuel discovery and creation of a clown and their antics: timing, character and state. Participants will learn about the use of gags, pauses, and silence as well as clown make-up, costume and props. Furthermore, participants will be led into notions of alogism and the four levels of comedy. Mikhail’s workshop has had great success in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Vancouver and others. He had held workshops for students of theater, professional actors, professional clowns, and people who are just interested in the art of clowning. Even artists of Cirque du Soleil have enjoyed his Workshop. The workshop is educational for professional artists, team building for groups, and even for personal introspection. To be a Clown means to change yourself everyday, and so this workshop is also about human aspiration.

Mikhail Usov

Mikhail Usov has been entertaining audiences since 1983.
In 2009 Mikhail Usov joined Cirque du Soleil to work with writer and director Robert Lepage of Canada; he created a new character called “Fisherman” and performed for Cirque du Soleil’s Totem from its premier in 2010 until 2014. The character will continue to be performed by other artists, with Mikhail as a creator.
Mikhail has been invited to perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Patrick Sebastian and Le Plus Grand Cabaret De Monde on TV5 in France. On German TV, he has appeared on Star in der Manege on TV ARD and ZDF, and ARTE during the Traumtänzer Festival. He has been part of programmes on BBC London, National TV China, TV in Croatia, and with Circo Massimo, which creates circus performances to be broadcast across Italy and Europe. Mikhail has also had the honor of performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London on two occasions.

Mikhail Usov has the distinction of working along side many creative people in the performing arts such as Robert Lepage (Canada), David Scheiner (USA), Tereza Durova (Russia), Anatoliy Zalevsky (Ukraine).

As a clown in Europe Mikhail has performed for Wintergarten Variete in Berlin; Tiger Palast in Frankfurt-on Main; GOP-Group, Prinzregentheater in München; Friedrichbau Stuttgart, and Cirque du Soleil. Mikhail wrote two shows: Panopticum and Stadt der Träume (A City of Dreams). Both proved to be a commercial success in Germany with sold out shows for 18 months.

From the young age of 16, Mikhail has been performing professionally. At 23, he graduated from the prestigious Moscow clown school in Izmaylovo. Soon after graduation, he co-founded MIKOS, which earned the Silver Prize at the 1st International Clown Festival in Moscow. MIKOS performed across Russia and Europe for fourteen years with Mikhail as a creator and principle performer.

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You will learn the laws by which clowns live, as well as some of their secrets. This knowledge will guide you towards a character of your very own. At the end of the workshops, you will participate in the creation of a routine.

Workshops focus on exploring three main elements that fuel discovery and creation of a clown and their antics: timing, character and state. Participants learn about the use of gags, pauses, and silence as well as clown make-up, costume and props. Furthermore, participants will be led into notions of alogism and the four levels of comedy.

Mikhail’s workshops have brought great success to students in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Vancouver, and more. See student reviews on https://inside-theatre.com/

He had held workshops for students of theater, professional actors, professional clowns, and people who are interested in learning more about the art of clowning. Cirque du Soleil artists also take his workshops.

The workshop is educational for professional artists, team building for groups, and even for personal introspection. To be a Clown means to change yourself everyday, and so this workshop is also about human aspiration.

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