Tenerife 20 - 29 July 2019
NOTE that this retreat is only open to those who have attended a minimum
of two Retreats with Didier before this performance course.
"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
During this summer clowning course, the Simpleton Clown will take you to the threshold of imagination, where the visible and the invisible merge. In that moment; past, present and future unite and embody the visual poetry of the Sacred Clown. The blessed grounds of “Casa Saraswati” will guide our senses, letting colours, smells, textures and sounds inspire enchanted play. Creative forms will emerge out of our group explorations and be offered as a performance in full make-up and costume to a local invited audience. This outdoor show will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 28th of July, to the inspiring music of the cello, the violin and the piano. There will be mime-clowning, music, dance, mindfullness, play, singing and stillness. Casa Saraswati is our newly opened Retreat Centre, an inspirational home for the “Fools at Heart”. It is a haven of peace where the inner and outer nature can merge in a delightful sense of Being.
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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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7 Day Residential Training in Sacred Clowning
February 2020 (dates to be confirmed)
"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.