- When: Sunday, 24 April 2022
to Friday, 29 April 2022
Starts 18:15 on first day - Finishes 14:00 on last day
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:
STEP 1: BOOK PLACE
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STEP 2: BOOK STAY
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Through clowning and connecting to our playful spirit we develop our trust of life and ourselves. With Vivian Gladwell and Ali Stockford.
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 in2006 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.
Ali has been facilitating Nose to Nose workshops for over five years for creatives and people from all walks of life who are interested in exploring this extraordinary character and archetype. She sees clown improvisation as the perfect grounding for all creative work, developing our potential for full self-expression and the bigger picture of trusting ourselves and life.
A member of the Nose to Nose Team, UK, Clown facilitation has also taken her into training work for the Giggle Doctors, Theodora Foundation, UK and for Lis’n Tell Speech and Language practitioners UK. Previous work includes directing collaborative devising work for performance with young people and adults with learning disabilities and as a performer and tap dancer in street theatre, school tours and cabaret with companies Inside Out Theatre Company and Les Amuse-Gueules, France.