Here are some of the key principles we are committed to in our teaching:
- SMALL GROUP SIZES
- A PERSON-CENTRED APPROACH
- STRUCTURED TEACHING ADAPTED TO YOUR LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE
- A COMMITMENT TO GUIDE AND SUPPORT YOU IN THE WORK
- POSITIVE REGARD
- EMPOWERING YOU TO BECOME YOUR OWN TEACHER
- COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH AND LEARNING
- GIVING A VOICE TO BOTH THE PERSONAL AND THE SOCIAL
As facilitators, we believe we stay true to the spirit of clowning when we flow with the creative process of each person, when we nurture its emotional expression and the emergence of the imagination and when we facilitate and free actors to find their own clown, unique and grounded in their relationship to the audience.
It is our belief that by focusing on the individual we are, in fact, going straight to the heart of clowning which is the search for authenticity both in the social or personal dimensions of our lives.
The approach to clowning we have developed over the years has important echoes both in the fields of personal growth with our Clown Within workshops – and in the fields of social mediation with our Court Jester Group. In our workshops we have people from a wide range of professional and social backgrounds, of all ages, with or without previous experience of the theatre.
Many continue working with us because they find the freedom and playfulness of the work becomes vital for them.