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CELEBRATING OUR HUMANNESS WITH CLOWNING AND MOVEMENT

CELEBRATING OUR HUMANNESS WITH CLOWNING AND MOVEMENT
Tuesday February 27, 2024 - Sunday March 03, 2024


Tuesday February 27 – Sunday March 3, 2024 in Tucson, Arizona

How do we know that we are alive?  We breathe. We move.
How do we become more free and authentic?  We pause.  We listen.

This workshop will wake up your imagination and connect you to your movement sense.
Follow your own dancing feet with courage! into the world of the clown where we can
explore, lose our balance, welcome problems, and risk opening a door to unknown
spaces.

Along the way we will form connections with fellow travelers and find new kinds of
inspiration.

Facilitators: Angie Foster and Griff Goehring
No previous experience with movement arts or clowning is required.

Group size limited to 12 participants.

Workshop Location: Floor Polish Studio, 701 North Main Avenue, Tucson, Arizona

Daily Schedule: Tuesday: Evening 6:30-8:00 pm Introductions and Orientation

Wed. – Sat.: 9:30 am-4:00 pm (with a lunch break)
Sun.: 9:00 am to noon.

Fee: $600 USD.
Deposit required to reserve a place: $150.00 USD.

Register and pay in full by February 10 to receive a $50 early bird discount.
To Register or for more information contact Griff Goehring: griffgoehring@gmail.com

Facilitators:

Griff Goehring

Griff Goehring has been dancing her way through the world since she stumbled into a creative dance
workshop in 1972. Immediately realizing that everyone needs to dance, at least once in their lives, she
began her lifelong quest to get everybody moving.  She believes that if one can move, one can dance.
People just need to be pointed in the right direction and given the freedom to find their own way to
express themselves.

Griff was introduced to clowning through Nose to Nose of North America in 2017.  She immediately saw
many parallels between her philosophy of dance and the art of social clowning. She collaborated later
that year, as well as in 2019 with Nose to Nose UK.

Griff studied and worked professionally with Barbara Mettler, an American dance pioneer, from 1973-
1986 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. She earned her Master’s Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from
Antioch New England Graduate School. In 1996 she established Green Mountain Creative Dance Center
in Brattleboro, Vermont. Griff was an adjunct professor of dance at Hampshire College in Massachusetts
from 2006-2017. In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 she formed “summer dance companies” with students
from her classes. These companies performed improvised group dances in various venues. Since 2007
Griff has worked with Mettler Studios, Inc. of Tucson, Arizona offering Teacher Training workshops and
dance improvisation retreats.

Griff believes that freedom is the basis of creative expression. Yet our humanity demands that we live in
right relationship with each other. Dance improvisation shows us how to bring these two truths
together.

Angie Foster

Angie FosterAngie Foster is a Clowning Facilitator, Actress, Director, and teacher.  She trained with Vivian Gladwell and is on the team of Nose to Nose of North America.  She has facilitated clowning workshops in the Philadelphia area and at the Rudolf Steiner College in Sacramento, California as well as Threefold Education Center in Spring Valley, New York and elsewhere in the country.  She teaches co-workers regularly at Kimberton Hills, Beaver Run, and Soltane communities.

She trained first as a classical actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.  She has performed on Broadway in two productions as well as off-Broadway.  She did several years of experimental theater with Andre Gregory, as well as regional theaters around the country.  Other trainings include Spacial Dynamics with Jaimen Macmillan and Gestalt Training with Mariah Gladis.  She has been teaching Drama and directing plays at Kimberton Waldorf School for 20 years.  This form of clowning combines her passion for improvisation and theatre, her quest for what it is to be human, and discovering freedom through play.
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