«With regards to the goat or in connection to this mammal: goats are very curious and intelligent. They have good body movement coordination and an the ability to climb and keep their balance in the most unpredictable places.” They are so agile that it is highly likely that they will escape from their enclosures. They are natural explorers of everything new and unknown in their environment. They are less gregarious than sheep and they love to graze all over the countryside, and, also, they leave their kids run wild!”.
I’m Isabel Morera, also a mammal, and as a child people used to call me “goat”… the kid goat. At the time, I was 7 years old and I lived in the canary island of El Hierro. Today, a few years later, I understand why I was “the goat or kid goat” and I smile from within.
Thanks to the pagan baptism of my childhood, which alluded to my Caprine essence, my artistic name was born and that of my Clown Company. I studied Theater, Dance and Clown. In the field of Clown I have trained with different teachers, coming from different schools: Hangar Manicómicos- Galicia (Cristine Rossignol- Michael Dallaire Method), Nouveau Colombier-Madrid (Josep Piris-Claudia de Siato), La Estupenda-Granada (Alex Coelho), PayaSOSpital-Valencia (Sergio Claramunt), Hijos de Augusto- Valencia (Lluna Albert-Jesús Jara), Anton Valen, Virginia Imaz…
Being a clown hasn’t been all that easy! It has been a great adventure, a journey without a roadmap, a tireless search and the result of a strong determination on my part. Becoming a clown was a surprise and still is. It has meant accepting I am a little bit “crazy” (as a goat) as I have been told many times. When I come to think about it, it is very crazy to resist and to continue dreaming, feeling, playing and failing in a consumer society where normality (of normative) is the norm! At the age of 18, cloaked in a strong feeling of secrecy and with the great aftertaste of
the afternoons theater classes of my childhood, I joined a company where I discovered Body, Voice and Text. From there on, guided by my artistic vocation, I flew from my homeland and, then, like a kangaroo, I jumped from school to school burdened with the dissatisfaction of NOT FITTING IN…
One day, I stumbled upon Mr. Jacques Lecoq (in a leaflet, not on the street) and I found, thanks to Pepa Gómez, and I discovered his pedagogical method which was one I could finally relate to, EUREKA! I then attended an experimental school with this method… which, yet again, I didn’t finish… There were reasons for this: the only teacher I found stimulating left and I got a call from a friend from the theater milieu, who understood my professional passions, to tell me that she saw me as a Clown, a C L O W N? Her words hit home in such a way that, I took my first clown course whilst still studying in the Lecoq school where, one had to get through other drama categories before getting to the clown material… I could not wait and left.
From that day on, (it was at the end of 2009 that my 1st workshop) I have found a profession tailor made for me, that every day makes me GROW and expand a Philosophy of Life that fits my CuriousArtisticCreativePlayful gaze on our surroundings, and that gives me the opportunity to keep advancing towards a more friendly, smiling, tender, honest, spontaneous, peaceful, poetic, beautiful… in short, HUMAN world.