CPLS02E03 Nola Rae

Clown Power Live – Nola Rae

Nola Rae

Nola Rae MBE, is a highly experienced professional in mime, clown and all forms of dance. In conversation with Sue Broadway, Nola is invited to share her knowledge, expertise and passion.

Dublin: Wednesday, 6th May 2020, 21:00
London: Wednesday, 6th May 2020, 21:00
New York: Wednesday, 6th May 2020, 16:00
Los Angeles: Wednesday, 6th May 2020, 13:00
Melbourne: Thursday, 7th May 2020, 06:00
Beijing: Thursday, 7th May 2020, 04:00

***There are only 100 tickets to the live event***

Places offered on a first come / first served basis

Free. Donations appreciated. Patreon link below.

Register in advance for this webinar:


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Also live streamed and a recording available on YouTube after the event.

Nola Rae:

Nola was born in Sydney and immigrated to London with her family in 1963. She trained at the Royal Ballet School in London and then danced professionally at Malmö Stadsteater and Tivoli Pantomime Theatre in Copenhagen, before turning to mime and studying with Marcel Marceau in Paris.

She was a founder member of the French based International Research Troupe Kiss, co-founded Friends Roadshow with Jango Edwards, and was a member of the Bristol Old Vic Company. In 1974 she founded the London Mime Theatre with Matthew Ridout, with whom she has worked ever since.

Nola has received a Total Theatre Lifetime Achievement Award, The Charlie Rivel Award for Clowning from the Festival of Amandola and has been inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame in the United States. Elizabeth’s Last Stand was awarded best solo show of 2000 by Venue Magazine.

Nola and Joseph Seelig were the original instigators of the London International Mime Festival, which has now been running for over 30 years and is the world’s longest running festival of its type.

Nola is also in demand as a director, her speciality being subverting tragedies by turning them into clown plays

Sue Broadway:

Sue is a director, choreographer and creative producer of circus and physical theatre, with extensive experience in large-scale and site-specific events. She also performs as a clown, compere and eccentric juggler. She was a founding member of Circus Oz in 1979 and went on to perform with them as an aerialist and acrobat until 1984. She then moved to London, where she co-founded, Ra-Ra Zoo. On her return to Australia she became Circus Oz’s artistic Director and has since worked on the several large events such as the London Olympics and in the comedy duo Batten & Broadway.

Zoo Logical Team:

Sascha Goslin:

Is an independent producer, focusing on outdoor work, circus and accessible shows. When not producing she can be found studying clown, puppetry and… accountancy.

Dave Spathaky:

a greybeard circus performer. He produces zoom video webinars. He started performing in The Amazing Mendezies, a comedy double act in Covent Garden, London in 1981. He co-founded circus theatre company Ra-Ra Zoo in 1984. He holds the world record for spinning 108 dinner plates at once and started a new career as a circus community builder last in April; he says he’s been training for the role all his life.

Dave also curates the Clown Power discussion group since 2012 on http://facebook.com/groups/clownpower with over 3,000 members.

All previous episodes of Clown Power Live are at the ZooLogical channel at  https://www.youtube.com/c/DaveSpathaky

Please support Clown Power Live and Dave at patreon.com/zoological. Suggested donation £5. You could think of it as buying Dave a coffee and a piece of cake. 

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