CLOWNING – EXPLORING THE POETRY OF ACTION – AMSTERDAM
Monday October 17, 2016 - Friday October 21, 2016
Starts 09:30 on first day - Finishes 12:30 on last day
CIRCUS WERKPLAATS BOOST – AMSTERDAM
Clown level 1 & 2 (course in English)
This course offers an exploration of clowning with a focus on voice, silence, musicality, rhythm, movement and space. Beginners and confirmed clowns are welcomed. The purpose of the week is to look at ways in which we can free ourselves from speaking too much when we are on stage. For this we need to trust our voices and our physical bodies to guide us.
This course will offer both an introduction to clowning (with a specific focus on not speaking) AND will also be useful for experienced clowns who wish to deepen their understanding of clowning.
The teaching method will emphasise finding greater insights into the techniques of improvisation and performance, providing enough challenges and inspiration to take your understanding of this work forward.
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 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.
Piotr Bujak (Poland)
Piotr was trained at Emerson College, The Artemis School of Speech & Drama (Sussex) and with The Nose to Nose. Since 6 years he has been facilitating clowning workshops in Ireland – where he lives and works as a speech and drama teacher and therapeutic speech practitioner for Camphill Communities of Ireland. He has visited Holland several times and started to teach clowning there 4 years ago. Piotr understands Dutch as he had been a student of Waldorf Education in Holland once.
Course fee: €350 – Tuition only
Date and times:
Every day from 9:30 to 17:30
Last day: 9:30 – 14:30 finishing with lunch
Venue: Circuswerkplaats Boost
1091 TK AMSTERDAM
SIGNING UP FOR THE COURSE
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COURSE REQUIREMENTS: All welcomed
MORE INFO CONCERNING COURSE FEE
Fee €350 – (a deposit of €120 is required to hold your place –Your deposit is NOT REFUNDABLE LESS than 2 months before the start of the course. There is a €20 fee for refunds – for Paypal fees + admin costs. If the course is cancelled your deposit will be refunded in full.)
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