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Richard Pochinko (1946–1989) was a notable Canadian clown trainer who developed a new style of mask/clown performance training, known as the "Pochinko technique". Originally from Selkirk, Manitoba, he was based primarily in Toronto, Ontario and founded the city's Theater Resource Centre.
The "Pochinko technique" for which he is known combined both European and First Nations traditions of masked and clown performance. Notable figures who studied under Pochinko included Karen Hines, Cheryl Cashman, Nion, Tantoo Cardinal, Sue Morrison, Sara Tilley and the duo Mump and Smoot.
Pochinko was gay, and was the partner of Gabriel Manseau. He died in 1989 of AIDS-related causes.
- ^ "Clowning technique expert dead at 42". Toronto Star, June 8, 1989.
- ^ a b c "Richard Pochinko: Talented artist developed Canadian form of clowning". The Globe and Mail, June 9, 1989.
- ^ "On and Off Stage". Toronto Sports and Cultural Centre Magazine, June 21, 1989.
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