Clown and Teacher (Stuttgart)
April 14th 2-5pm
April 15th 10am-1pm/ 2-5pm
April 16th 10am-1pm/ 2-5pm
April 17th 10am-1pm
"Knowing what to do when you don't know what to do." - Max Van Manen
Teaching is, more often than not, unpredictable. In a classroom, we are expected to be tactful, intuitive, sensitive and make crucial decisions that affect individuals and the group. As Alan Maley shares, teachers need training to help them deal with and create conditions for handling the unknown and for embracing risk, to develop the ability to ‘think on one’s feet’ and respond in the moment (Maley & Underhill, 2012). These skills may often feel unlearnable. Thankfully they are not.
In theater clowning, we turn to the spirit of our inner clown to practice improvisational readiness. When we embrace paradox, confusion and our personal challenges, suddenly the impossible becomes possible. The clown schools us in the art of welcoming every gift life offers, especially our perfect mistakes.
No previous experience is needed to be touched by the clown’s magic. We don’t become clowns, we step into the state of the clown. Through warm ups, gentle physical exercises and self-reflection, we practice the ability to be present and set our imaginations free. We leave behind preconceived plans and explore letting something happen instead of making it happen…effortless heart centered intuition. If you can breathe, you can enjoy the lighthearted benefits of the red nose.
Facilitators: Angela Hopkins and Catherine Bryden
Location: Freie Hochschule Stuttgart - Seminar für Waldorfpädagogik
Cost: €265 (Deposit: €120)
Earlybird/Students €230 till 1st of April
Booking - Spaces available!
Should you wish to cancel your booking, your course fee will be reimbursed, if a replacement participant is found for your spot. The course will take place when at least 6 participants have signed up. If the course is cancelled, your deposit will be refunded in full.