HOLDING THE CENTRE IN THE STORM – AN ONLINE WORKSHOP
Tuesday July 07, 2020 - Tuesday August 04, 2020
Starts 09:00 on first day - Finishes 15:30 on last day
with Vivian Gladwell and Ashley Ramsden
“In the Beginning there was chaos”
Such is the opening of many creation myths. We are living in a mythic time, a time of re-creation, a time when we have more time on our hands than we’ve ever had, a time when we will either reshape how we live or be shaped by outer circumstances. Whose voices are you listening to? Whose thoughts are you thinking? How are you holding your centre?
Both storytelling and clowning have practices and wisdom to offer.
If the storyteller holds the patterns for the past and the promises of the future, clowns are always at the beginning, knowing nothing and everything, creating the world out of whatever comes their way.
How can both these archetypes honour, challenge and re-invent the world around us ?
WHAT WE WILL DO TOGETHER
The course will run on Tuesdays: every Tuesday over 5 weeks will consist of 2 sessions (one in the morning and one in the afternoon).
Each session will have different themes exploring particular aspects of clowning and storytelling. There will be open discussions and practical tasks which will be done in small groups and reviewed in a larger group
Every Tuesday will end with a project to be done in pairs for the following week.
We will also give you links to the different materials (films, texts etc.) that we will be working with.
Our hope for this work together will be to playfully offer you practices to stay more present for whatever these times may bring. It might also empower you to do your own projects and (either individually or collaboratively) to devise a clown or storytelling performance, applying different aspects of these art forms in your work or personal life.
No previous experience in either storytelling or clowning necessary.
The workshop takes place over five weeks beginning on 1st and ending on 29th July 2020.
We will meet online every Tuesday on:
- 7 July 2020
- 14 July 2020
- 21 July 2020
- 28 July 2020
- 04 August 2020
There will be two sessions each day
morning 9:00 to 10:30 – afternoon 14:30 – 16:00
COURSE FEE: 395 GBP*
*Approximately 50% of the proceeds from this course will be used to support the Emerson Transition Fund.
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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 fee will be refunded in full.
Fees are paid online.
We welcome those with or without previous experience of storytelling or clowning.
For more information about our way of teaching clowning and our style of work you can read the website articles.
Facilitators: Vivian Gladwell and Ashley Ramsden
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.
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