Saturday November 26, 2022 - Sunday November 27, 2022
Starts 09:00 on first day - Finishes 15:00 on last day

With Vivian Gladwell and Oda Holmvik Bredvold

Clowning is a state of playfulness that brings us to experience a child-like, naïve and vulnerable state of being. Paradoxically we grow, learn and are strengthened through reconnecting playfully with what makes us most vulnerable. This approach to clowning is not a technique (tricks, gags and routines) but a personal journey towards finding one’s own unique way of being a clown, by listening and being receptive, essential skills for any creative and imaginative expression. It is only when we let go our control over things that we begin to be surprised by the depth of what reveals itself to us. Come for a weekend of letting go and freeing up!

The group is limited to 12




Date and times:
Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 November 2022
Saturday: 9am-6pm (lunch from 12.00-13.00)
Sunday: 9am-3pm (lunch from 12.00-13.00)

Fredrikstad Kunstforening (Fredrikstad, Norway)
Link to venue: https://www.fredrikstadkunstforening.no 

Ferjestedsveien 5A, 1606 Fredrikstad.

(The venue is only 3 minutes away from the train station, if you would be arriving by train from Oslo or elsewhere. Close to the venue is a ferry going to the Fortress Town/Gamle Byen where you can find accomodation if you would like to stay in Fredrikstad during the weekend.) 


Oda Holmvik Bredvold

Oda comes from the north of Norway. She has a background in physical theatre, psychology and art. And she recently graduated as a scenographer from The Norwegian Theatre Academy in Fredrikstad. She has been in the Facilitators training with Nose to Nose from fall 2019, and will finish her course spring 2023. 





Vivian Gladwell

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 speaks French and English fluently.

Vivian began teaching in 1988 as part of the Lifeways Festival at Emerson College – UK. He trained as a facilitator with the Bataclown in 1990 and joined their team in 1991 also working as a modern day Court Jester (Clownanalyst).

He created Nose to Nose UK in 1990, Nose to Nose of North America in2006 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.

Course Fee:  2650 NOK (including lunch) 


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