Workshops and Artistic Training for Clowns in Healthcare environment
Since 1989, Ami has been teaching and exploring the art of comedy in all its aspects, and specifically the clown.
Since 1996, in parallel of being a Healthcare Clown, he applied and developed the knowledge gained from these explorations to the world of healthcare clowning.
The W.A.T.C.H. Project (Workshop and Artistic Training for Clowns in Healthcare environment) is a set of artistic workshops and a coaching method that Ami created and specifically designed for Healthcare Clowns Organizations.
He is fortunate to have shared his work with Healthcare clowns from 25 organizations.
You are welcome to browse through the variety of workshops, coachings and trainings to find those that will serve the needs of your organization. All offerings can be customized.
"I have participated in several of Ami's workshops and noticed something:
when observing an artist work/play, Ami sits on the very edge of his chair, completely focused, ready to “catch the moment”.
A predator of joy, poised, every muscle set to strike the moment, the opportunity, the now, a love-filled enemy of predictability and habit. He kills lies. He celebrates truth.
He is Ami. He is the thing he wants us to be: TOTALLY PRESENT.
Thank you, Ami."
(A founder of the Big Apple Circus in 1977 and Founder of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit in 1985, Michael is a pioneer in the art of hospital clowning and many consider him the father of the profession.)
"Ami, the teacher, is not only a game lover but also a game changer. There's a before and after Ami in any artistic organisation he is invited to. In Operaçāo Nariz Vermelho, Portugal, we have a 10 years long collaboration with him, who became the most influential teacher for our company.
Every time he came he raised the game to a new height.
There's a few fun and truly inspiring teachers in the world, and Ami's approach does something extremely rare on top of that: he speaks both to the mind and the heart, to the adult and the child, to the pilot and the clown. Therefore he helps artists understand and gain authorship in their craft."
(A former artistic director and coach team leader of Operaçao Nariz Vermelho, the Portuguese healthcare clown organization, Pedro performs as a clown, teaches and directs)