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About The Founder of Clown Spirit

Barnaby King is an internationally recognised clown practitioner who bridges the worlds of live performance, clown coaching, and academic research. His book, Ridicule and Resistance: Clowning as Social Practice in Colombia, was published by Bloomsbury Methuen in 2017. In 2009 he founded the ClownEncuentro International, an annual festival of clowning in Colombia. He is the inspiration behind Clown Spirit, a pioneering online resource for clowning. And when he’s not busy doing all those things, he loves to direct and perform in all manner of clown shows, such as his latest creation, Ship of Fools, a collaboration with clowns from Sweden, France and UK. 
I’m inspired by the world that surrounds me, and the people, places and things that fill my daily life all find their way into my work. Get in touch to find out about my artistic process, or to hire me for a private event.