5 Rhythms Movement & Nose to Nose Clowning
with Andrew Holmes & Sharon Usher
We’re good at gathering experience. We like to figure it all out, so we can get things covered, perfecting our grand theory of life..
Trouble is.. stuff just keeps surprising us. And actually we’re most alive when we haven’t got a clue what’s coming next.
What if we were to stop trying to make sense of things, and welcome the unexpected ~ make our practice stepping into the unknown, with curiosity and a sense of humour? And play with our usual nonsense, when it comes, so instead of weighing us down, it opens us up..
Because after we step, and before we land, that’s where we find..
The 5 Rhythms are a simple, profound form that invites us to find the unique dance of our own energy. Nose to Nose clowning explores our playful impulse through vocal and physical improvisations.
This weekend we’ll use them both to jump over the edge of our certainties, and re-discover ourselves in the flailing and the flapping and the flying of our spontaneous humanity. Once we get a taste for it, we may decide to hang out there more often..
Fri 11th Dec 1pm - 6.30pm. Sat 12th 10am - 6pm. Sun 13th 10am - 5.30pm
Headington Parish Hall, Dunstan Road, Oxford OX3 9BY
Cost: £175 (£150 if booked by 31st October). Full fee due by 1st December
To book: please send a non-refundable deposit of £75 (cheques payable to ‘S.Usher’) to Sharon Usher, 21 Church Street, Sutton Courtenay OX14 4NJ
or visit http://www.nosetonose.info/uk/events/dancing-fools-5-rhythms-movement-nose-to-nose-clowning
Questions to Sharon on (07732) 749573 or firstname.lastname@example.org
No previous experience necessary.
Sharon has been facilitating clowning workshops with Nose to Nose for 14 years, and dancing the 5 rhythms for longer. Her clowning teachers include Didier Danthois, Jonathan Kay and Vivian Gladwell.
“Free gifts are here all the time.. It’s magic”