A rather different lecture:
"Beware, laughter can be good for you"
About three years ago I was, through my occupation as clown in hospitals and old people`s homes, invited by a hospice initiative to talk about my work.
The staff were curious how a clown deals with pain, death, mourning and fear. I accepted the invitation with great pleasure. As I prepared myself for the evening I discovered that many of the things which happen during my contact with people in hospitals and old people`s homes cannot be expressed in words. I therefore decided that in my lecture that there should be phases where I play and improvise with the listeners, just as I do with ill children or old people.
The audience are thus able not only to get an idea of my work through my words, but to experience at first hand how the clown`s personality and energy awaken people`s zest for living. The audience then understand that the clown is much more than a silly man with large shoes and a red nose.
Length: 70 minutes and time for discussion afterwards