with Kristin Crowley and Vivian Gladwell
March 18 to 22, 2015

This course offers further practice of clowning with the focus on structure and relationship. The more demanding aspects of this level come from a need to practice a responsiveness to and awareness of your partner on stage, your audience and the images, stories and characters that emerge during improvisation. The teaching method will emphasize finding greater insights into the techniques of improvisation and performance, providing challenges and inspiration enough to take your understanding of this work forward.

The group is limited to 12. Early registration is advised.

Course fee - $525

Deposit - $180

Times: This course begins Wednesday at 10.00 and ends Sunday at 13.00
Each day will be from 10.00 to 18.00

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The Courage to Be Workshop was unlike anything I expected. Defenses I had relied upon for so long, slowly began to peel away. I felt unbearably vulnerable...and at the same time liberated.
At the end of the week I felt that I had gained something intangible but very real. And magical.
E. M. from Concord, MA
- November 2013

“Thank you for the deep look into what is going on; in me and around me. Wow”
S.T. from Boston, MA - July 2013

“One of my goals in attending your "Courage to Be" workshop was to become more spontaneous and less stiff in my relationships with others. …What a delight! Many thanks.”
P. C. from Lenox, MA - November 2013

“The work was life changing… the exercises were miraculously simple and profound and effective. I wish the workshop had been two weeks.”
E. S. from Brookline, MA - November 2013

Kristin Spaeth Crowley

Kristin did not come to clowning by choice, but was forced into it by wiser others who knew where she belonged. Her work as a clown and facilitator led her to the fumbling discovery and recovery of a language she knows inwardly, loves, and could have lost. Her specialties include weeping, falling in love, making mischief, and the invisible. She is grateful for the inspiration and example of those brilliant, talented and generous people she has been privileged to work with or been touched by - artists, musicians, athletes, educators, poets, seekers, thinkers, healers, and other “ordinary” fearful and courageous spirits willing to risk and dare. She is amazed and astonished by her family, her parents and siblings, her children, and those she has claimed unjustly as her own; by those braver than she, facing the ordinary challenges connected with being alive; and by forgiveness.
She is interested in presences and possibilities.
She is informed by life and living, by beauty, ugliness, music, laughter, poetry, nature, stillness, cruelty, and compassion, by brave souls and tender hearts … by the struggle to realize the impulse that initiated a wish to be, and by the work she has to do. The mistakes she makes: the limitations she must overcome; the struggles she faces in being and becoming; the gifts she has been given; and her sense of wonder, reverence, and gratitude inform and guide her in her work with others. She works with individuals, companies, institutions, agencies, and organizations. She still struggles and falls down.

Vivian Gladwell

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 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).