Event Details

  • When: Friday, 23 March 2018
  • When: 23rd - 25th March 2018

    Times: The workshop begins at 6:15 pm Friday and finishes at 2.00 pm Sunday

    Where: Emerson College, Forest Row, Sussex

    Course Fee: £120

    Deposit: £80  

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Introduction to Clowning

Introduction to Clowning

Come for a weekend of letting go and freeing up!

With Ali Stockford

Clowning is a state of playfulness that brings us to experience a child-like, naïve and vulnerable state of being. Paradoxically we grow, learn and are strengthened through reconnecting playfully with what makes us most vulnerable. This approach to clowning is not a technique (tricks, gags and routines) but a personal journey towards finding one’s own unique way of being a clown, by listening and being receptive, essential skills for any creative and imaginative expression. It is only when we let go our control over things that we begin to be surprised by the depth of what reveals itself to us.

The group is limited to 12.

Facilitator: Alison Stockford

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Alison participated in her first Nose to Nose workshop in 2000 and fell in love with the work. Many workshops later and she is now a trained facilitator with Nose To Nose. 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 23 years. She teaches and has taught Drama and Performing Arts in mainstream, special and older peoples settings.

Alison is an experienced performer. She has worked in café-théâtre with Les Amuses Gueules in Lille, France, Street Theatre and Theatre in Education with Inside Out Theatre Company, Hastings. Alison speaks both English and French.