NOSE TO NOSE INTERNATIONAL

CLOWNING WORKSHOPS

UK, FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY

AND NORTH AMERICA

Created in 1990, Nose to Nose brings together our diverse experiences in the fields of theatre, community building, teaching, storytelling, play therapy, counselling, Special Needs and organisational consultancy. Our influence and training ranges from The Bataclown (France) and  the Sacred Art of Clowning to Jonathan Kays Theatre of Now and the Roy Hart Theatre.
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Our approach

We are committed to small group sizes - 12 participants - and to a person-centred approach that is respectful of each individuals path towards discovering his or her own clown.
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A two-year clown training

Our courses are programmed to offer you a clear progression through our work - Clown 1, 2, 3, Performance and Social Clowning. We recommend that you take at least two years to complete this progression but it can take longer.
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UPCOMING COURSES


OCTOBER 2016


TOWARDS PERFORMANCE – series of 5 performance weekends
Emerson College, Forest Row, UK
This advanced course of 5 weekends offers an ideal opportunity to practice improvising in front of a real audience. Each weekend will include an evening performance open to the public.
14-16 Oct 2016 / 18-20 Nov 2016 / 13-15 Jan 2017 / 10-12 Feb 2017 / 3-5 Mar 2017
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CLOWNING - EXPLORING THE POETRY OF ACTION - AMSTERDAM
with Vivian Gladwell and Piotr Bujak
ONE PLACE LEFT
This course offers an exploration of clowning with a focus on voice, silence, musicality, rhythm, movement and space. Beginners and confirmed clowns are welcomed. The purpose of the week is to look at ways in which we can free ourselves from speaking too much when we are on stage.
17 Oct - 21 Oct 2016
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INTRODUCTION TO CLOWNING - WEEKEND - EMERSON COLLEGE
with Vivian Gladwell
A course for those wishing to dip their toes in the Nose to Nose approach to clowning. All levels welcomed
21 Oct - 23 Oct 2016
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NOVEMBER 2016


MASTERS PROGRAM - near Florence - ITALY
with Vivian Gladwell
A space for sharing experiences of facilitation and an opportunity to practice facilitation in the Nose to Nose way. Only open to trained Nose to Nose Facilitators.
04 Nov - 06 Nov 2016
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AT A LOSS FOR WORDS - POETRY / CLOWN
with Paul Matthews and Vivian Gladwell - Prague - Czech Republic

THIS COURSE IS SUBSIDISED - £470 – includes tuition, accommodation and meals
6 day residential - exploring language & silence
The workshops that Paul offers are a subtle mixture of playful and profound, individual and in between. They can include simple exercises in movement through which the powers and gestures of language are revealed.
08 - 13 November 2016
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DECEMBER 2016


INTERCULTURAL CLOWNING near Florence
5 day residential - taught in English and Italian
This course offers the opportunity for six English speaking participants (previously from Germany, UK and the US) to join six Italian participants to explore and celebrate their cultural differences through clowning.
07 Dec - 11 Dec 2016
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INTERCULTURAL CLOWNING IN SENEGAL
with Vivian Gladwell

Held on the seafront in lush Casamance in southern Senegal, between rice fields and the beach. Our workshop space is a round house, simple but comfortable and beautiful, surrounded by a ten-acre grounds with trees and vegetable garden. We only work in the morning leaving you free to visit the region or go swimming at the beach in the afternoon.
23 Dec - 31 Dec 2016

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COURSES IN GERMANY


CLOWN 1 - A SERIES OF 3 WEEKENDS FOR AUTUMN 2016 - POTSDAM
The full course establishes the ground for all our work and is an essential first step before going on to more advanced courses. The work, and the group, will build over the three weekends.
16 Sep - 17 Sep 2016  / 14 Oct - 15 Oct 2016 /  18 Nov - 19 Nov 2016

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CLOWN AND MASK - AUTUMN 2016 POTSDAM
In jeder Geste mit einer Maske liegt etwas, das über das Alltägliche hinausgeht. Durch Masken können wir unsere  Verbindung zu archetypischen Kräften und Elementen entdecken und erforschen, welche unser Leben stets beeinflussen und formen.Was für eine Beziehung hegt der Clown zu diesen Archetypen? Wie ist es mit der  roten Nase  – „der kleinsten Maske der Welt.“ (Jaques Lecoq). with Angela Hopkins & Steffen Findeisen
30 Sep - 03 Oct 2016
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COURAGE TO BE - 3 WOCHENENDMODULE - BONN-2017
The full course establishes the ground for all our work and is an essential first step before going on to more advanced courses. The work, and the group, will build over the three weekends.
13 Jan - 14 Jan 2017 /  10 Feb - 11 Feb 2017 /  
10 Mar - 11 Mar 2017
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CLOWN 1 - SPRING 2017 POTSDAM
This course establishes the ground for all our work and is an essential first step before going on to more advanced courses.
with Angela Hopkins and Vivian Gladwell
31 Jan - 04 Feb 2017

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