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An online 8-week course to explore the art of storytelling through clowning with Vivian Gladwell and Angie Foster.

What insights can clowns bring to the art of storytelling? 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.

Our hope for this work will be to playfully practice staying present to what is living for us in these challenging times. 

The group is limited to 12 participants.

If you have some experience of storytelling and are interested in discovering how clowning can enrich your skills. 

If you have some experience of clowning and are interested in exploring the art of storytelling.

We recommend some experience of either clowning or storytelling. ALSO – please let us know if you need technical help with Zoom.

8 Saturdays – please check your local time below – or click here
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm U.K. time 
12:00 am – 2:00 pm New York time
9:00 am – 11:00 am – SEATTLE, United States, Washington
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – DENVER, United States, Colorado
9:00 am – 11:00am  – PHOENIX, United States, Arizona

Sat 14, 21, 28 January 2023
Sat 4, 11, 18, 25 February 2023
Sat 4 March 2023


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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. Your fee 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 previous experience of either 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

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.

Angie Foster

Angie FosterAngie Foster is a Clowning Facilitator, Actress, Director, and teacher.  She trained with Vivian Gladwell and is on the team of Nose to Nose of North America.  She has facilitated clowning workshops in the Philadelphia area and at the Rudolf Steiner College in Sacramento, California as well as Threefold Education Center in Spring Valley, New York and elsewhere in the country.  She teaches co-workers regularly at Kimberton Hills, Beaver Run, and Soltane communities.

She trained first as a classical actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.  She has performed on Broadway in two productions as well as off-Broadway.  She did several years of experimental theater with Andre Gregory, as well as regional theaters around the country.  Other trainings include Spacial Dynamics with Jaimen Macmillan and Gestalt Training with Mariah Gladis.  She has been teaching Drama and directing plays at Kimberton Waldorf School for 20 years.  This form of clowning combines her passion for improvisation and theatre, her quest for what it is to be human, and discovering freedom through play.

  • 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.