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"Drop down from your head to your heart"


Vivian Gladwell


International Theater Clowning Workshops in Germany, UK, France, Italy and North America. Founded in 1990 by Vivian Gladwell, NosetoNose Clowning brings together our diverse experience in the areas of theater, team building, teacher education, personal development, storytelling, circus educational training, and social clowning. Our approach is influenced by Bataclown (France), The Roy Heart Theater and Jacques Lecoq training.


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.


nosetonose deutschland is based.under the direction of Angela Hopkins in the remise / workshop for clown research