with Vivian Gladwell and Ali Stockford

This course offers further practice of clowning with the focus on structure and relationship (such as the Elder-Younger structure).

At this level we practice responsiveness to and awareness of your partner on stage, your audience and the images,  stories and characters that emerge during improvisation.

The teaching method will emphasize finding greater insights into the techniques of improvisation and performance, providing enough challenges and inspiration to take your understanding of this work forward.

Level 2 is a pre-requisite for Clown 3, Towards Performance and Social Clowning.


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 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.


Ali Stockford – Clowning

Ali has been facilitating with Nose to Nose workshops for eight years and holds this work in high esteem as the perfect grounding for all creative work, developing our potential for full self-expression and the bigger picture of trusting ourselves and life and the power of fun!  As a member of the Nose to Nose Team, UK, she has delivered clown training for the Giggle Doctors, Theodora Foundation, UK,  Lis’n Tell Speech and Language practitioners and Quantum Marketing, London.  Ali grew up dancing – ballet, modern and tap -appearing in lots of musicals and pantos . She worked as a tap dancer in France alongside studying for a French literature degree and co-produced a one woman clown show – The Princess and the Pea- for children.  She is currently grappling with writing another clown piece which could transform into either a short story, film, or book or merely get left on the shelf until another time!  Ali speaks both English and French.

Flexible fee structure (Tuition only)*: 

  • £520 – (4 places) 
  • £475 – (4 places)
  • £430 – (4 places)

*We offer a flexible fee structure that allows you to choose the fee that aligns with your budget while ensuring that our courses remain accessible to all. 

Your support, whether through a high, middle, or low fee, is invaluable in helping us continue to bring our work to more people. 

Deposit – Variable depending on course fee £155 / £200 / £245

Date and times:
9 – 14 June 2024
The course begins first day – 18h15 (with supper)
Ends on last day – after lunch – 14h30

Venue: Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex

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