Tuesday January 31, 2017 - Saturday February 04, 2017
Starts 10:00 on first day - Finishes 13:00 on last day

with Vivian Gladwell and Angela Hopkins
Course run in Englishdavid-with-snake-2

The word “courage” comes from a root that means “heart.” Through clowning and connecting to our playful spirit we can develop and sustain, in ourselves and each other, the heart to be who we truly are, to trust life and ourselves. “Taking heart” is a profoundly inward process, and an invitation for overcoming the fears that block us from being fully present in the “Here and Now.” This course establishes the ground for all our work and is an essential first step before going on to more advanced courses.
The group is limited to 12


Dates: Tuesday 31 January – Saturday 04 February 2017
Starts 10:00 on first day – Finishes 13:00 on last day

Fee: 375 EUROS (course fee only) Deposit: 120 EUROS


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 was invited to teach clowning as part of the Waldorf teacher training programs in Witten Annen and Stuttgart and was a regular contributor to the Rudolf Steiner Institute in the USA. He joined the Bataclown team in 1990 and worked as a modern day Court Jester with Clownanalyst team.
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 playground for exploring our humanity.

Angela Hopkinsangela

Angela was born and grew up in Bristol, England. Always living and working in a creative environment she has always been fascinated by clowning. Many years of clowning experience with groups in Italy, Germany and the U.K with small scale public performances have enabled her to come to an understanding of the work with Nose to Nose. Angela´s background is Steiner education; a holistic view of the individual influences her work. As a mother of four children, after building up a centre with agricultural features for children and young people with special needs in a South German community, Angela now works as a foreign language teacher in Potsdam and is bilingual.


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To book a course follow the link Click here to book… above. You will see on the form whether there are available places.  Submit the form with your details and we will let you know how to proceed with payment of your deposit. Your deposit is REFUNDABLE  MORE than 2 months before the start of the course. There is a £20 admin fee for refunds.  If the course is cancelled your deposit will be refunded in full.)

Deposits are paid  online.

NOTE: Your place can only be confirmed after we have received your deposit. As the fee quoted usually only covers the course fee, please check you know the total cost of the course (course fee + accommodation and meals). Click here

Once your deposit has been accepted, we will notify you to confirm your place on the course.
You are booked on the course ONLY when Nose to Nose confirms your place.

If you have questions or problems, email us at berlin@nosetonose.info
If full email us at berlin@nosetonose.info to go on our waiting list. We’ll let you know when a place becomes available.

Clown 1- Mut zum Sein

Das englische Wort “courage” entstammt dem Wort ” cor ” (Herz). Wenn wir an unseren inneren Clown und an unsere Spielfreude anknüpfen, können wir sowohl in uns selbst als auch in anderen Menschen den Mut (das Herz) dazu entwickeln und die Fähigkeit erlangen, zu sein, wer wir wirklich sind, das Leben und uns selbst zu vertrauen. Clowning  lädt dazu ein, die Ängste, die sich uns in den Weg stellen, zu überwinden, um im Hier und Jetzt präsent zu sein. Dieses ist eine Herzensangelegenheit und bedarf Mut. Das ist es, was der Clown uns über das tägliche Leben lehrt! Diese erste Stufe “Clown 1 –courage to be“ legt den Boden für Clowning und und ist ein wichtiger erster Schritt vor fortgeschrittene Workshops.

Wir arbeiten in einer Gruppe mit nicht mehr als 12 Teilnehmern. Wir beginnen uns mit Spielen sowie mit Stimm- und Körperübungen aufzuwärmen. Wir fahren mit Improvisationen auf einer Bühne (alleine oder mit anderen) fort. Jede Improvisation wird nachbesprochen, um die positiven und wichtigen Aspekte unseres Clowns und wie er mit uns lebt, hervorzuholen. Dies alles geschieht behutsam und respektvoll für den Einzelnen, innerhalb eines Rahmens von Regeln, die ein sicheres und schützendes Umfeld bieten.

Kosten: €375

Anmeldung : Anzahlung €120 mit Paypal oder Karte (click “Buy Now” button unten) sichert dein Platz. Die Anzahl der möglichen Plätze wird angezeigt. Gerne beantworten wir weitere Fragen: berlin@nosetonose.info


Q: Can I talk to someone? A: If this is the first time you have worked with Nose to Nose, you might like to write or talk to us. Just send an email with your phone number to berlin@nosetonose.info and we’ll call you as soon as possible.

Q: Are there still spaces available on the course? A: To find out just click on the payment link above and you will see the  number of places available. It will not be possible for you to book if there are no spaces available.

Q: Can you put me on the waiting list? A: Sure, just write to berlin@nosetonose.info to ask. We will put you on our waiting list and let you know when a place becomes available.

You will be emailed further details

Getting there:

The nearest airport is Berlin Schönefeld, we will advise you on the easiest way to get to the venue.






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