WHEN TREES COULD SPEAK – An online course for discovering your Clown through Puppetry – Sunday / Monday weekly for 3 weeks (6 sessions of 3:30 hours each)
Sunday May 09, 2021 - Monday May 24, 2021
With Vivian Gladwell and Laura Geilen
We are presenting this course with puppets during a time of pandemic and isolation. What can puppets teach us about reclaiming our human connection to each other and to our world? The course consists of 3 consecutive Sundays and Mondays (Total of 6 sessions of 3½ hours each which includes a 30 minute break – Total of 18 hours)
For beginners as well as confirmed clowns or puppeteers this course is about finding freedom and discovering the many internal dialogues that we carry within us. We will explore the basics of clowning and comedy through improvisations with puppets. We will also look at making our own puppets out of simple everyday objects.
Puppetry is about making the world around us come alive and giving a voice to our innermost thoughts. See links about puppetry below.
The group is limited to 12 participants.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Anyone with an interest in discovering clowning and/or puppetry and how the two can enhance one another. Beginners and professionals alike are welcome.
No prerequisites except for wifi access and a computer. Please let us know if you need technical help with Zoom.
SUNDAYS 10:00 am – 1:30 pm New York time (please check your local time)
MONDAYS 10:00 am – 1:30 pm New York time (please check your local time)
- SUNDAY May 9, 2021
- MONDAY May 10, 2021
- SUNDAY May 16, 2021
- MONDAY May 17, 2021
- SUNDAY May 23, 2021
- MONDAY May 24, 2021
COURSE FEE: 560 USD
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To book a course follow the link Click here to book… above. You will see on the form whether there are available places. Submit the form with your details and we will let you know how to proceed with payment. Your fee is REFUNDABLE MORE than 2 months before the start of the course. There is a £20 admin fee for refunds. If the course is cancelled your fee will be refunded in full.
Fees are paid online.
We welcome those with previous experience of either storytelling or clowning.
For more information about our way of teaching clowning and our style of work you can read the website articles.
Some links about uses of puppets:
Fred Rogers and Daniel
Ricky and Doris
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 Germany in 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.
Laura Geilen lives in Hillsdale, New York, and works with her special friends in Camphill Village Copake. She is a member of Nose To Nose of North America under the guidance of Vivian Gladwell, founder of Nose To Nose of the UK. She collaborates with the acclaimed Walking the Dog Theater (www.wtdtheater.org), with Kevin and Erin Maile O’Keefe of CircusYoga (www.circusyoga.com), and with Berkcirque (www.berkcirque.com). She teaches movement and circus arts, Spacial Dynamics® and clowning to adults, kids and special needs populations throughout the Berkshire-Taconic region. She enjoys bringing people a renewed experience of their creativity, authenticity and aliveness through the transformative power of play.
To read her article on clowning and special needs click here: http://naclownworkshops.blogspot.com/2012/02/clowning-special-needs-and-clowning-as.html
MORE INFO CONCERNING COURSE FEE…
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