Sunday August 28, 2016 - Friday September 02, 2016
Starts 18:15 on first day - Finishes 14:30 on last day

6 day residential – taught in English and French.


intercurtural-clown-2013-62-300x225A rare opportunity to work with one of the originators and teachers of our work Bertil Sylvander is a founding member and director of the Bataclown.

This course is highly recommended to people who have some experience of our work. Participants on this course say that this course is unlike any other clown course they have experienced – and many keep coming back year after year. The workshop is set in the beautiful grounds of Emerson College, Forest Row, Sussex, UK.

It offers the opportunity for six English speaking participants (previously from Germany, UK and the US) to work with six French participants to explore and celebrate their cultural differences through clowning. The playfulness and authenticity of clowning offers a safe and fun way to meet with what is new and unfamiliar in our lives.

The course limited to 12 people.


Bertil Sylvander

Acteur-clown, cofondateur et codirecteur du Bataclown et Clownanalyste dans la compagnie professionnelle “Les Clownanalystes du Bataclown”. Formateur dans les stages “à la découverte de son propre clown” du Bataclown (formation de base et formation professionnelle “clown et création” et “clown et intervention sociale”).
- Il a travaillé le théâtre et l’improvisation, le masque, le mime, la commedia dell’arte, la voix, le clown, le bouffon et le fou du roi avec la Cie “Le Fil à Plomb” (Christian Cailleret), la Cie “Omnibus” (méthode Decroux), Serge Martin, Georges Bonnaud, Hervé Laudières, le Roy Hart Théâtre, etc. Il a travaillé le piano et la clarinette. Gymnastique sensorielle méthode Danis Bois depuis 2006.

- Il a joué dans les spectacles du “Rateau Bavoir” (Fanfare clownesque) de 1978 à 80 et du Bataclown (depuis 1980).

- Metteur en scène de spectacles de clown-théâtre : “Avec Plaisir” (Cie les Karamazones, 1988), “La Papillonne” (Cie Clown toi-même, 1990), “La débâcle” (Cie Nez au vent , 1992), “Comme un cheveu sur la soupe” (Cie les Piqués du Nez, 1993), “Le Grand Poucet” (Cie Pierre Courtiade, 2008), « Les grands mythes d’Albert » (Cie Bulldartis, 2008).

- Cofondateur du Centre de Recherche sur le Clown Contemporain et membre du comité de rédaction de la revue semestrielle Culture clown :www.cultureclown.com

Vivian Gladwell
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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.

Course fee: £345 – Tuition only

Accommodation and meals:
To book your accommodation and meals at Emerson go to  http://www.emerson.org.uk/clowning2
To contact Emerson email bookings@emerson.org.uk

Date and times:
The course begins Sunday – 18h15 (with supper)
Ends Friday – after lunch – 14h30

Venue: Emerson Village, Forest Row, East Sussex

TO SIGN UP for the course, simply pay your deposit of £120 with Paypal or a Bank Card below.

Paypal or Credit Card – CLICK HERE


IMPORTANT: This workshop is only open to those who have done Clown 1

Fee £345 – (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.)


Q: Can I talk to someone? A: Yes, just send an email with your phone number to mail@nosetonose.info and we’ll call you as soon as we are free to do so.

Q: Where can I stay? A: If you require accommodation and meals at Emerson during the clowning course in November you can go to their web site and book directly, the link is http://www.emerson.org.uk/calendar

Q: Are there still spaces available on the course? A: To find out just click on the Paypal or Credit Cardlink 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 mail@nosetonose.info to ask. We will put you on our waiting list and let you know when a place becomes available.

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Emerson College
Emerson College
RH18 5JX Forest Row
United Kingdom