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TOUCH THE MOON retreat with Jef Johnson expired

Posted on: Sept. 26, 2019
Category: Intensive/Workshop/Master Class/Seminar
Type: In Person
TOUCH THE MOON retreat with Jef Johnson - Circus Events - CircusTalk
"TOUCH THE MOON" CLOWN. SACRED FOOL. CREATIVE SELF-DISCOVERY Workshop Retreat With Jef Johnson At the beautiful Casa Shanti in Penedo do Lexim, near of Mafra Just 30 minutes from Lisbon, Portugal. LOCATION: Penedo do Lexim, Portugal DATES: 7-12 October, 2019 COST: 700€ INCLUDES: Accommodation, Meals, all Classes and Activities Exclusive Opportunity, limited to max 20 participants. THEMES: Clown State and Play The Natural World Connection The Space Between Empathy Frequency Identity: Self v Ego Social Ego: Overcoming Fears Body-Space-Time Dream Door: Between Light and Shadow Parallel Mind Actor v Player Sacred Fool The Unspeakable The Big Mystery Universal Consciousness The Entanglement BASIC DESCRIPTION: Participants will arrive on 7 October and settle into Casa Shanti. We will have introductions and spend the evening together with maestro Jef Johnson. Over the course of the retreat, participants will engage in a range of dynamics and activities, both in workshop sessions and exploration of the natural world, to stimulate creative awakening. RECONNECT with the deeper consciousness of self and world. AWAKEN your imagination, empathy, and memory through physical and emotional connection, discovery, creative association, play, and stupid genius. This work is rooted in the pedagogic practice of master clown-philosopher Jef Johnson. This is not simply a comic actor training. This work has at its core the examination of identity, connection, empathy, discovery, wonderment, creative association, and the potential of the creative process to inspire and to heal. This is a unique opportunity to reconnect, to rediscover the creative self, to recover the inner voice yearning to play, to sing, to dance, to touch, transmit and transform. LANGUAGES: Instruction will be in English and translated to Portuguese WHAT DO YOU GET?: -Participation in all activities, excursions, and classes -One on One direct consultation will be available -Meals and Lodging at Casa Shanti -Transport from Lisbon to Casa Shanti and returns will be arranged by the organizer. To be arranged. WHO IS JEF JOHNSON? (“Jef Johnson, the soul of clown.” - El Tiempo, Colombia) Performer, Director, Public Speaker, and Pedagogue, Jef Johnson is considered a leader in the field of performance and contemporary clown. His research and practice are based in empathy, naive experience, creative consciousness, “the emerging game,” patterned behavior and social identity. A principal artist (2005-2009) in the company of Slava’s Snowshow, (Off Broadway, Broadway and International Tours). Jef has also worked with Cirque du Soleil as clown animator, special artistic consultant and workshop director. Founding director of Jef Johnson's Clown Lab in New York City, master faculty member at Nouveau Clown Institute in Barcelona, Spain. He has served as Artistic Coordinator for the International Nonverbal Theatre Initiative, based in St. Petersburg, Russia, and is one of the organizing faculty of Évora International Clown School, Évora, Portugal, is Director of Faculty for l’Auguste Rendez-Vous and Auguste Studio, Montreal, and he is a contributor to the recently published Über den Clown, along with Dimitri, Popov, Leo Bassi, Gardi Hutter, Pierre Byland. His pedagogy is featured in Pedagogía Teatral y Expresión de la Intimidad, by Irlanda Paredes Hernandez. Jef has conducted over 500 master classes and workshops worldwide. His work has been commissioned by many universities and companies, including: Cirque du Soleil, Slava’s Snowshow, Camp Broadway, The Texas Renaissance Festival, National College of Art and Design (Ireland) Scuola di Teatro Dimitri (Switzerland), Atelier Teatro Fisico Philip Radice (Italy), American Circus (Chile), KICS International School in Khartoum (Sudan), International Theater Festival for Youth (Egypt), University of Salford (England), International Clown School at Pim Theater (Portugal). In USA: University of Arkansas, University of Houston, University of Pennsylvania, Colombia University, Weslayan University, New York University, CUNY, SUNY, and in Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Centro Nacional de las Artes (CENART), Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM), TEC Monterrey, Universidad de Quintana Roo (UQROO), Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (UAQ), Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG), among others. His workshops have been supported by grants from the embassies of the USA and Spain, and many national and state departments of cultural interests. His works include: OPEN SPACE, AZAR, SOGNO AL SILENZIO DEL PIANO, SOGNO A LUME DI CANDELA, SÓTÃO, MANANTIAL, WHITE NOISE, O-RÀN-GÉ, ANDA Y ONDA (with Diana Gadish Bonas), SENCILLO, PINCHE SHOW. RECOMMENDED FOR: Clowns, Performers, Artists, Educators, Writers, Healers, The Curious MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT: 18 years CONTACT/ENROLLMENT: Arthur Dias
Date: Oct. 07, 2019 -
Oct. 12, 2019

12:00 pm
Penedo do Lexim, Igreja Nova 2640-362 Mafra Portugal
Penedo do Lexim, Portugal

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