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Intensive workshop 2018
Training: « The Way of the Clown »

Good for nothing, but ready for anything, the clown is anchored in our hearts as a figure close to childhood that brings to our adult lives a fresh outlook, extremely direct and simple.
By bringing it to the stage we learn to just be there facing the world, at once brilliant and useless, and to receive the audience’s witnessing as a bridge that encourages us to cross into the unknown.

In a space where “I and play” pass the buck, where “child and adult” reconcile themselves with confidence and transparency, we reveal our limitations, our failures, our confusions, our wanderings, and more importantly, our desires to live and to offer  who and what we are to the world.

This training, original in its intensive method, takes up the themes dear to Alain that punctuate the ways of the Clown:
          and Freedom.

Protected by this little red mask, participants will learn and celebrate the different rules of the game the Clown has to offer: availability, fun, imagination, spontaneity, expression, play, contact, etc.  

The work proposal will include:
games, performance and contact dynamics
initiation with “the self on stage”
becoming aware of the inner child
the rules of the Clown
listening to one’s body, one’s feelings and one’s imagination
listening to others and to the group
listening to music and silences
opening up and sharing ... Sharing and opening up!
learning to be transparent and simply reveal one’s essence

lain Vigneau is a clown and theatre director. He was born in France and has been living in Spain since 1989, where he directs the theatre "La Stravagante", and where has worked with the international organisation "Clowns without Borders". For several years, he has been teaching training courses in art therapy and drama therapy, and leading workshops in South America and Europe that combine clown and psychotherapy ("Clown essencial").

Many people, during the SAT Programme workshops have met him and gained insight into his exceptional work that is enjoyed and valued by all. He is, internationally, one of the major representatives of the theatrical work created in collaboration with Claudio Naranjo within the SAT Programme.  
              Module 1:
From the 9th to the 13th of May 2018
Participation fee:
600 €
For all registrations before the 9th of February, the cost is 520,- Euro
              Module 2:
From the 12th to the 16th of December 2018
Participation fee:
600 €
For all registrations before the 12th of September, the cost is 520,- Euro

Course languages:
English, French
"Château Liebfrauenberg" in Alsace, north of Strasbourg
Accommodation costs:
per night - full board
71 € (double room, shower and WC on floor)
73 € (single room, shower and WC on floor)
78 € (single room with Shower, WC on floor)
81 € (double room, with shower and WC)
89 € (single room, with shower and WC)

Starting at 4.30 pm
at 1.00 pm with a lunch
              Dates 2019:
Module 1:
May 1st to 5th 2019
Registration 2019:

Module 2:
October 9th  to 13th  2019
Registration 2019:
« The work is overwhelming!

My heart is still inflamed when thinking about the lived experience! Without fear of exaggeration, Alain Vigneau has just changed my life forever! »

Roberta, actress (2017)

« I struggle to put into words how the way of the clown was.... the sharing, laughter, tears, intimacy, joy, fear (at being seen just as I am) and vulnerability - is something I have never experienced in this way before. To be seen by others, to have fun and play with serious material and work with the paradoxes of this - well it is special and unique and stays in my heart always.  If anyone gets the opportunity to do this - grab it with both hands. It is a priceless gift for yourself and all those in your life... Grab it! »
Jamie, doctor (2017)

“Working with Alain is to stand facing the void, daring to do a double somersault knowing that his tenderness and sensitivity are there to receive us!”

“Alain is an artist who composes masterpieces of hope with the broken pencils of our troubled stories”
James, coach

“The clown blew on the almost dying embers of a distant creative path. Thanks to its imprint, deep inside, my heart laughs at very high decibels, while on the outside, I breathe more calmly in everyday life”
Sandra, lawyer

“The meeting with Alain has allowed us to discover ourselves in the midst of others, and to face ourselves being amongst and with the world, the implacable reality of our childhoods, our anguish, our fears...
The clown link is good for us, so share it with your neighbors, friends and families; it is a long path, so courage to all, and enjoy those much needed moments spent together, a clown friend!”

Ludovic, rural policeman

“Thank you to all your little red noses for your smiles, your tears, your humanity”
James, writer

"Getting in touch with our child power and send packing our fears, our image, whatever we hold onto.
Getting in touch with our emotions, our childhood experiences, the soft ones and the hard ones, and receiving them, welcoming them, recognising them. Having fun, crying, laughing together, love ourselves in our infinite diversity and in our unity”

Jean, architect

“Thank you for these memorable moments, the hearty laughter and the tears expressed or contained... I feel alive, happy to have reconnected with one of my childhood dreams, grateful to have had so much fun with you”
Marie Claire, therapist and coach

“What a wonderful bubble of humanism this clown weekend…”
Carine, physiotherapist


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