23-28 August 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.

Level II is a pre-requisite for Towards Performance course and Social Clowning.

Facilitators: Carol Thompson and Cath Bryden

To book: £120 non-returnable deposit secures your place.

Course fee: £345 - Tuition only

The group is limited to 12

Date and times:
The course begins Sunday - 18h15 (with supper)
Ends Friday - after lunch - 14h30

Venue: Emerson Village, Forest Row, East Sussex

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Deposits can be paid by cheque, bank tranfer or online. NOTE: Bookings can only be confirmed after we have received your deposit. As the booking usually only covers the course fee, please check you know the total cost of the course (course fee + accommodation and meals).

Once your deposit has been accepted, we will notify you to confirm your place on the course. You are booked on the course ONLY when Nose to Nose confirms your place.

If you have questions or problems, please email us.

Carol Thompson

Carol's training was in English and Theatre Arts at the University of Toronto and the Drama Studio in London. She worked in Education and Theatre for some years and then qualified to be a Psychosynthesis therapeutic counsellor and an NLP Master Practitioner. Carol took these skills into business in the private and public sectors as a Communication Skills Trainer. In recent years she has become involved in the positive psychology movement as a Laughter Leader and now a Clowning Facilitator, combining her interests in education, theatre and psychology.



Catherine Bryden (Canada / UK)

Catherine has been teaching at the Rudolf-Steiner School in Gröbenzell, Munich, Germany since 2001. In Canada, she studied Developmental Psychology, Theater, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), and Translation. She has taught ESL in Canada, Taiwan, Singapore and Germany, where she founded and directed children’s summer language camps in French and English. In the last 5 years, she has been conducting workshops for teachers and student-teachers in communication, improvisation and clowning in Stuttgart and the Witten Annen Seminar for Waldorf teachers, as well as at her school in Munich. She has been coordinating various UNESCO projects, in conjunction with students, parents, and colleagues. For the last two years, she has been training and practicing conflict and mediation. She speaks English, French, and German.