Founded by Vivian Gladwell in 1990, Nose
to Nose is a team of people with 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 Kay’s Theatre of Now and the Roy Hart
Theatre. See also:
founding member of Nose to Nose and Fool View, the social clowning
group, Vivian Gladwell trained in France with the Bataclown working
as a modern day Court Jester and teaching clowning internationally
since 1988. He taught English at the University of Social Sciences
in Toulouse for 16 years.
His research into the applications of clowning to training teachers,
doctors and carers regularly takes him to:
* Emerson College, Forest Row, UK
* Blackthorn Medical Centre, Maidstone, UK,
* Pedagogik Institute in Witten Annen, Germany
* Perceval Fondation, in Switzerland.
began organising Nose to Nose workshops in the UK in 1994. A trained
counsellor, she works on a helpline for children and families and
facilitates non-directive play with children and young people. She
runs clown workshops for counsellors and for team building in organisation.
Sharon's background is in scientific and environmental research, organisational
consultancy, group facilitation and community building. She has worked
in both corporate and community contexts. She was director of the
Sutton Courtenay Abbey (a community and retreat centre) for
8 years. In addition to training with Nose to Nose she has studied
sacred clowning with Didier Danthois and toured with an improvisational
theatre company with Jonathan Kay’s Theatre of Now. Her main
interest these days is in Social Clowning - how the clown can allow
the heart fully back into organisational life.
teaches drama and clowning at the Artemis School in Peredur, East
Sussex where he first trained in Creative Speech. He also runs clown
workshops for Waldorf teachers, doctors and Special Needs groups.
He is currently directing a number of clown performances.
and in memory of Jackie Moore
who died 31 July 2006
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