Sacred Clowning Retreat


From costume to postures, moves & sounds


Tenerife 15-22 November 2018


NOTE that this retreat is only open to those who have attended a minimum of one Open Workshop with Didier Danthois.

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.” - Rumi

This year the theme of the retreat is “This year, to expend on the theme of the stage as “the field of possibilities”, we will play with entering the sacred space (our stage) by exploring different elements of costume.

From the ground of “Natural Presence” that we will nourish first, we will slowly tune into our body expression, our unique movements and postures, our jabber sounds, our enchanted clown poetry, spontaneous & unpredictable.


Step by step, we will unravel our unique clown character and improvise solo and with others. As a group we will support each other to trust our heart by appreciating those special moments when you touch your natural humour, pleasure, play and fun. When you enter that clowning freedom, fear, simply disappears. Your Sacred Clown has been born. It is then a Joy to share it.


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"After more than twenty years of working with Performing Arts and Mindfulness, I have realised that the Sacred Clown is the perfect "spiritual friend" to lead us to awaken and integrate in our lives qualities like "Being", "Pure creative presence" and "True sensory awareness". This special friend simply takes us by the hand into the "now" and gives us an open space full of possibilities, away from our old habits and concepts. The performing arts combined with mindfulness and compassion give us the tools for transformation as well as a creative exploratory ground for practice. For me it feels like daring to aspire for the ultimate joy of this life, allowing us to gradually incarnate our divine nature little by little." Didier Danthois   


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Here below you have a description of a typical open workshop "Awakening the Fool at Heart". Click on it to see it bigger.

Our coming Retreat at Casa Saraswati

7 Day Residential Training in Sacred Clowning 

Tenerife 14-20 February 2019

Canary Islands


"The February 7 Day Training comes with the first signs of spring bursting through the luscious grounds of Casa Saraswati. Just like nature, we will enter the creative mystery, of “Being” and slowly unravel the unique Soul Poetry hidden in our true nature. This kind of exploration naturally takes us to a quality of authenticity and purity beyond words, to an art that reminds us that life is rich and abundant, that human beings and the stars may be linked by invisible bridges."         


Didier will be giving supporting guidance to each individual following their needs. We will slowly uncover the range of expressions of your clown, and gradually reveal the innocence, wonder and natural humour inherent in your Sacred Clown.


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  • Note: There is an early bird discount if the deposit is paid in by January 10th.
  • Requirement: It is necessary to have attended at least one weekend open workshop with Didier to apply for this course.

Our work is known as

"Teatro del corazón"

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