Date(s) - 02/08/2020 - 07/08/2020
A Theatre of Being with Sharon Usher
The course is a contemporary and playful take on the inner and the outer journey of life through the sensibility of the clown. We use the red nose as the ‘mask that unmasks’, a symbol of the true self that is hiding in plain sight, and that is embodied when we play, without plans, scripts or specific goals but with an attitude of truth, vulnerability, connectedness and curiosity.
Over the course of 6 days, living as a temporary community at the beautiful 14th Century Abbey at Sutton Courtenay we’ll find out more about ourselves, learn how to have fun on stage, and gain new perspectives and insights about the big issues of our shared world.
This clowning is a practice, and an art. It’s an experience of and an enquiry into embodied mindfulness that can nourish, surprise and delight, and can never really be contained in words but experienced in playfulness and truth.
I’ve been enjoying and facilitating this work for over 20 years. My clown teachers include Didier Danthois, Vivian Gladwell and Johnathan Kay. I was a member if the Abbey residential community for 11 years.
“A wonderful experience at the deepest level – and so much laughing.”
“It is the safety that allows us to fly.”
Sunday August 2nd arrivals from 3pm – close Friday August 7th after lunch.
Cost £550 including vegetarian meals and accommodation. Single room
(twin rooms available).
Non-returnable deposit of £200 secures your place. Full payment due by July 24th.
Group size limited to 12.