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How to be a clown?

Training Course

2-22 November 2016 | Bernay en Ponthieu, France

Youth worker, trainer, social worker, clown, you're passionate about ridicule, goofiness and openness to vulnerability? Then join us for How to be a clown!
How to Be a Clown? idea is to engage a group of youth workers and clown artists, from all over Europe in a clown workshop and explore the potential of using clown techniques in youth work. It will take place in Bernay en Ponthieu, France, from 2 to 22 of November 2016. It involves 7 partners and 21 participants from France, Germany Italy, Netherland, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. Take a look at our detailed description here: www.nomadways.eu/be-a-clown-2016-france The art behind clowning lies in the fantastic idiot hidden deep within us. The sublime ridiculous. Those deep down parts that we have been told to cover up over the many years in this world. Now it's time to uncover, to let them shine and to display them with the pride of a beautiful idiot. To open a world true to impulse and laughter. Did you ever wonder why everyone laughs when someone makes a mistake? That wonderful stupid face of not being in control, normally for a split second. This is the challenging window into the clown. So what is a clown? Well let’s put it this way. “A comic is funny because of what he does, a Clown is funny because he is happy with the ‘shit’ he does.” The pleasure of this idiot is unique for every performer and the training is an exploration to find this. An exploration into openness and truth. An exploration into oneself. To be bad, to not understand and to fail, are celebrated and embraced through the pleasure to play. We will explore the game, the pleasure of the actor, stage play, the body in space and action, group awareness and the red nose, the mask of the clown and the tool to explore into the world of the ridiculous. Apply here: www.nomadways.typeform.com/to/S3yNyx before the 1st of August, oh yeah!

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This Training Course is

for 20 participants

from Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Türkiye

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Artists

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NOMADWAYS is a french NGO dedicated to innovation in the performing and visual arts. Our projects enhance interdisciplinary, intergenerational and multicultural dialogue. We combine art, education and social vocation in our projects, fostering interaction between young creatives, social actors and educators. More on www.nomadways.eu

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Phone: +33322605735


We will be able to reimburse your travel costs up to a maximum amount of: -180€ for participants from France & Netherlands -275€ for participants from Germany, Italy, Portugal & Spain -530€ for participants from Turkey We will ask you a participation fee of 50 euros, deductible from your travel reimbursment. Food and accommodation are provided for free.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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