a 2-day introductory course with Vivian Gladwell and Piotr Bujak
What do language and silence teach us about clowning?
Like the clown’s nose, language can both reveal and mask us. While silence may enhance the poetry of our physical presence, it can also inspire misunderstanding.
Together we will navigate the paradoxical spaces between silent and spoken understanding, ultimately returning to the puzzle of ourselves, and an endless search for freedom.
This course is open to both beginners and non-beginners. It may be of special interest to writers, poets, teachers, therapists, actors, and anyone who hopes to discover more about the role of play in their lives.
No experience of theater or clowning is required.
Course fee: 120 EUROS
Class size is limited to 12. Please register early.
For more information about the course, and to register, please contact Piotr at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deposit – 50 euros
Times: Each day will be from 10.00 to 18.00
Venue: Castalia, Camphill Ballytobin, Callan Co. KIlkenny, Ireland
Facilitators: Vivian Gladwell and Piotr Bujak
Vivian Gladwell 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.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 in 2006 and Fool View, the Social Clowning group and has trained facilitators in the UK, the USA, Germany and Italy. 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…)
Piotr Bujak has been facilitating clowning workshops in the tradition of Nose to Nose for 9 years. After graduating from Artemis School of Speech and Drama (UK 2004), he completed the Nose to Nose clown facilitator training and has been organizing clowning workshops in UK, Scotland, Poland, New Zealand, Nederland and Ireland, where he lives since 2010.