Piotr studied English and Storytelling at Emerson College and graduated from The London School of Speech Formation (2004)In 2006 he completed the Nose to Nose clown facilitator training. Since than he has been facilitating clowning workshops in different parts of the world. Piotr has faith in the power of play, imagination and the transforming, cathartic potential of the clown archetype.
FOUNDER OF NOSE TO NOSE (1988)
Vivian is the founder and director of Nose to Nose and has given hundreds of workshops around the world. He lives both in the UK and France where he started clowning in 1978.
He began teaching in 1988 as part of the Lifeways Festival at Emerson College – UK. He trained as a facilitator with the Bataclownin 1990 and joined their team in 1992 also working as a modern day Court Jester (Clownanalyst).
He created Nose to Nose UK in 1990, Nose to Nose of North America in 2006 and Fool View, the Social Clowning group and has trained facilitators in the UK, the USA, Germany and Italy – view history.
He continues his role as ambassador for the work by researching the applications of clowning in the context of teacher training, medicine, conflict management, ecology and intercultural work in many countries (South Africa, USA, Senegal, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, Italy, Germany, Norway…)He holds clowning as a social playground for exploring our humanity.