Want an introduction to clowning? Join Vivian GladwellAli Stockford and Jessica Hernandez for a 6-day residential introductory course.
The word “courage” comes from a root that means “heart.” Through clowning and connecting to our playful spirit we can develop and sustain, in ourselves and each other, the heart to be who we truly are, to trust life and ourselves. “Taking heart” is a profoundly inward process, and an invitation for overcoming the fears that block us from being fully present in the “Here and Now.” This course establishes the ground for all our work and is an essential first step before going on to more advanced courses.
The group is limited to 12
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.
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.
Born in 1981 Jessica grew up in Luxembourg. Studied Speech and Drama at the Goetheanum, Dornach (Switzerland) and at Artemis School of Speech and Drama, East Grinstead (West Sussex). She is fluent in English, Spanish, French, German, Swiss German and Luxembourgish. She lives in England and works as an actress and drama teacher / workshop facilitator. Her work frequently takes her to Scotland, Switzerland and Luxembourg. She has worked with Special Needs.