THE COURAGE TO BE - Clown level 1

A series of 3 weekends in Oxford
18/19 Feb 2012, 10/11 March 2012, 14/15 April 2012

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 to overcome 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 work, and the group, will build over the three weekends, ending with an opportunity to participate in a local and ongoing practice and research group.
The first weekend can stand alone as an introduction to clowning, however priority booking will be given to those wishing to take the whole course of three weekends.

The group size is limited to 12.

Facilitator: Sharon Usher.

Sharon has been teaching with Nose to Nose for 11 years and is keen to establish an Oxford based ‘clowning community of practice’ to support peer development in the clowning work and to create opportunities for performance and social clowning in the area.

Cost : £135 per weekend or £375 for all 3 weekends if booked with deposit by Friday 20th of January 2012

To book: £100 non-returnable deposit for the 3 weekends, £40 non-returnable deposit for a single weekend.

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Venue: Headington Parish Hall, Dunstan Road, Headingtion, Oxford OX3 9BY

Date and times:
10.00am to 5.30 pm on Saturday and 9.30 to 5.00pm on Sunday. Tea and coffee will be provided, please bring lunch to share.

Please note

You will receive a reduction, if you do this course as part of the two-year clown training.
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