Monday September 11, 2017 - Saturday September 16, 2017
Starts 15:00 on first day - Finishes 14:30 on last day

intercurtural-clown-2013-62-300x2256 day residential – taught in English and French.

A 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.

And for the first time, this course is run at the home of the Bataclown, in the beautiful countryside of the Gers in South Western France. Click here to see map

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.

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.

IMPORTANT: This workshop is only open to those who have done at least Clown 3


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: 450 EUROS

Accommodation and meals: 248 EUROS

Date and times:
First day – 14h30 – 20h00
Each day – 9h30  – 12h30 / 15h30 – 20h00
Last day – after lunch – 15h30

Venue: La Robin – 32220 Lombez (France)
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Click here to book this course or enquire

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 25 EURO admin fee for refunds.  If the course is cancelled your deposit will be refunded in full.

We will confirm your place 3 months before the course begins.

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 mail@nosetonose.info
If full email us at mail@nosetonose.info to go on our waiting list. We’ll let you know when a place becomes available.


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: Are there still spaces available on the course? A: Just click on the link Click here to book… above. You will see on the form whether there are available places.

Q: Can you put me on the waiting list? A: Sure, just click on the link Click here to enquire and fill the form. We will put you on our waiting list and let you know when a place becomes available.


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