March 26th → 27th , 2022

Brattleboro, Vermont, USA


How is my Clown
after the Lockdown ?

Helikos School 2013

A gathering of clown practitioners 
who wish to explore their experience of the pandemic 
through the crazy wisdom of the red nose.

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a colossal collective event, that has affected our lives in many unprecedented ways.
We are still in it, though the pandemic tide is receding. Slowly, we are getting used to living with it and beyond it. Fear has been a significant presence, social relationships have been troubled, and much has been lost. The grief for this loss is a deep and painful experience that we all share. 
The naïve emotional vitality of the Red Nose Clown, ready to be present in the here and now of life, will offer a space for transforming some of these experiences into play, comedy and poetry. After a re-connection with everyone’s individual clown, the workshop will combine games, movement exercises and improvisation sessions, tapping into the wisdom of the Red Nose Clown, in a collective attempt to process the massive shock that the pandemic has brought to our physical, emotional and poetic body. In this healing gathering of Clowns, the Red Nose will be our master in the quest for the return to play: to laugh and feel and cry and curse and swear and howl and play more.

Participants are invited to bring their most recent clown character with their full costume. 

Clown’s Life and Death, Brattleboro Clowns


This workshop is for artists and players with previous experiences in Red Nose Clown, and who have practiced with Nettie Lane or Giovanni Fusetti.

In the Brattleboro area, TBD (To Be Determined). More details will be sent once the workshop is confirmed.

The workshop is an intensive 2-day Masterclass
Saturday March 26 & Sunday March 27, from 9:30am t0 5:30pm 

For enrollment please contact NETTIE LANE at

For information about the content of the workshop, please contact GIOVANNI FUSETTI at

The pandemic crisis has provoked a significant upset in the livelihood of many, so the tuition is following a sliding scale approach that wants to acknowledge the difficult moment we are facing and the vital urgency we all feel to practice our art and to support each other and the Poetic Field.
If you choose to pay on the higher side of the scale, you are supporting those who have been more seriously affected, as well as supporting Giovanni’s work and research with the Helikos School.
If you need to choose the lower end of the scale, you are allowing support to be shared. 
We are in this pandemic together, and together we need to care for the poetic garden.
Please indicate in your enrollment email to Nettie the amount that you choose to pay.

Tuition: Sliding scale from US$140 to US$240. 

To confirm the enrollment, a deposit of $70 is due.
Please note that the deposit is non-refundable. 

Your deposit may be sent via Venmo @nettielane or PayPal to

Once accepted, spots in the class will be given in the order received.
The class will be confirmed as soon as it reaches 8 participants. 
The maximum number of participants is 12.

Please note that the tuition does not include accommodation and that participants will be responsible for organizing their stay in Brattleboro.

APPLICATION DEADLINE : Thursday, March 10th, 2022

Once the workshop is confirmed, participants will receive a message containing further practical details, as well as the most updated anti-covid health regulations that the group will have to comply with.

Death and The Fool (1839) by Hieronymus Hesse. A reproduction from the Dance of Death in Basel painted in the 14th century.


The training will happen in the rigorous respect of the Federal, State and Local anti-Covid guidance and restrictions, as well as the rules applied by the venue that will host the workshop.
All participants will have to agree in engaging with these rules. 

On the first day of the class, all participants will need to present the result of a negative COVID PCR test, taken no later than 72 hours before the start. Upon arrival on the first day of the workshop, before entry, rapid antigen tests will be provided to all participants, free of charge. 
Face masks are required except during individual presentation of work, 12 feet away from the audience.

This workshop is a collaboration between Giovanni Fusetti and Nettie Lane,