Production: Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo are two classical musicians who have taken the world by storm with their unique and hilarious theatrical shows, combining comedy with classical music and popular culture. Their videos on YouTube have gathered over 40 million hits, and the duo has appeared on television in numerous countries. Equally comfortable performing in classical concert halls and stadiums in front of crowds of 18,000, their collective dream is to make classical music accessible to a wider and younger audience. Workshop: A slapstick is a prop used by clowns to create a loud, harmless slap. Slapstick comedy is one of the oldest forms of physical comedy, based on practical jokes, collisions, clumsiness and embarrassing events. This form of comedy was used in 1920’s silent movies by Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton and it’s still entertaining audiences today. What makes slapstick funny? You’ll answer this question and learn about comedic timing, character dynamics and much more!