Event Details

  • When: Sunday, 26 June 2022
  • to Friday, 1 July 2022

    Tuition Fee:  £410*

    Deposit: £180 non-returnable deposit secures your place.

    *For prices for on-campus accomodation options and delicious biodynamic meals click the 'BOOK STAY' link below.

     

    HOW TO BOOK

    Booking your place on this course and your stay at Emerson are two separate steps and payments:

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    STEP 1: BOOK PLACE
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     STEP 2: BOOK STAY
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    For more information visit: 
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SHORT COURSE: The Wisdom of Imperfection - Clown 3 - A 6-day residential course

SHORT COURSE: The Wisdom of Imperfection - Clown 3 - A 6-day residential course

A fresh new way of looking at impros with Vivian Gladwell and Ali Stockford.

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.

 

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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, Nose to Nose Germanyin 2008, NTN Italy in 2016 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.

 

Alison Stockford

Alison Stockford

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.

 

 

Nose To Nose

Emerson College Education Partners, Nose To Nose, run clowning workshops in France, Germany, Italy and North America and Online as well as in the UK here at Emerson College.

'Created in 1990, Nose to Nose brings together our diverse experiences in the fields of theatre, community building, teaching, storytelling, play therapy, counselling, Special Needs and organisational consultancy. 

As facilitators, we believe we stay true to the spirit of clowning when we flow with the creative process of each person, when we nurture its emotional expression and the emergence of the imagination and when we facilitate and free actors to find their own clown, unique and grounded in their relationship to the audience.

By focusing on the individual we go straight to the heart of clowning, which is the search for authenticity both in the social or personal dimensions of our lives.' - Vivian Gladwell

For more information and course details of all Nose To Nose courses please visit https://www.nosetonose.info/uk/course-dates.

 

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