THE WISDOM OF IMPERFECTION – CLOWN 3
Sunday June 05, 2016 - Friday June 10, 2016
Starts 18:15 on first day - Finishes 14:30 on last day
Clowning is the art of making mistakes and there is an art to paying attention to the unexpected, to accidents and those unintended things we do. Sometimes our striving for perfection blinds us to what the world is trying to tell us. Great wisdom can be found in making peace with our shadows and our shortcomings and clowning celebrates all our humanity even those part of it we are desperately trying not to be.
This level III course brings a fresh new way of looking at impros by focusing on the many strategies we use for avoiding mistakes. The course gives a greater focus on theatrical and improvisational techniques and will feel very different from previous levels. For example, impros are repeated to bring actors to work in less familiar and/or comfortable areas.
Level 3 moves the work one step closer to performance and is an ideal preliminary to Towards Performance and/or Social Clowning.
Facilitator: Vivian Gladwell and Angela Hopkins
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.
THIRD FACILITATOR TRAINING (2012-2014)
Angela was born and grew up in Bristol, England. Always living and working in a creative environment she has always been fascinated by clowning. Many years of clowning experience with groups in Italy, Germany and the U.K with small scale public performances have enabled her to come to an understanding of the work with Nose to Nose. Angela´s background is Steiner education; a holistic view of the individual influences her work. As a mother of four children, after building up a centre with agricultural features for children and young people with special needs in a South German community, Angela now works as a foreign language teacher in Potsdam and is bilingual.
Course fee: £345 – Tuition only
Date and times:
The course begins Sunday – 18h15 (with supper)
Ends Friday – after lunch – 14h30
TO SIGN UP for the course, simply pay your deposit of £120 with Paypal or a Bank Card below.
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COURSE REQUIREMENTS: This workshop is only open to those who have done Clown 1 and 2.
MORE INFO CONCERNING COURSE FEE…
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.)
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