WITH VIVIAN GLADWELL AND ALI STOCKFORD
Nose to Nose has planned this Introduction to Clowning for anyone interested and curious to discover the Nose to Nose pedagogy and approach to Clowning. Sessions run each Saturday from 1 to 3 pm (UK time). There will be open discussions and practical tasks which will be done in small groups and reviewed in a larger group. The series of 8 sessions is limited to 12 participants.
Our hope for these sessions is to empower people to discover their own unique and personal way through clowning and find how to apply their learning in their work or personal lives.
No experience required – just a willingness to explore, play and discover
Our objective in this course is to present the key aspects that ground our pedagogy. It offers an experiential, playful and reflective introduction to these key aspects so that you will gradually be introduced and practice them through participating in group activity.
SOME KEY CONCEPTS
By beginning with “experience” we invite participants to give priority to emotions, the courage to express themselves in a safe way through games and in small groups and to trust their voice as their path to their own personal and unique clown.
After finding your voice (or discovering how not finding it may also be a gift) then comes what we call a reflective practice. This is where we “distance” ourselves from our experience to identify what is visible to us and to others. This process is both personal and social.
Our courses are focused on creating safe and collaborative activities and reflections as the best way to learn.
We believe that saying a big YES to what we feel and who we are is the first step to developing and practicing clowning skills. In our experience this approach is the surest way of connecting to our creativity.
We promote playfulness as the way to contact and trust what is unknown and unknowable both in ourselves and in others.
8 Weekly Saturdays
1pm – 3pm (UK Time)
Fee : £375
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 theBataclown 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 participated in her first Nose to Nose workshop in 2000 and fell in love with the work. Since training as a facilitator she has worked with Nose to Nose for over 5 years . She holds this work in high esteem as a perfect grounding for all creative work and the bigger picture of trusting ourselves and life. Alison is a qualified and experienced teacher of over 25 years having delivered Performing Arts workshops in mainstream and special schools and older peoples settings. Dancing since the age of four she is drawn to facilitating how others explore the dimension of movement in their clown.
Performing experience includes: tap dancing and comedy in café-théâtre with Les Amuses Gueules Lille, France; Street Theatre and Theatre in Education with Inside Out Theatre Company, Hastings. In recent work for Nose to Nose Ali has presented trainings for the Giggle Doctors – Theodora Foundation and for Lis’n Tell Speech and Language Practitioners, UK. Ali speaks both English and French.
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