Clown Ritual Performance Residencies & Retreats:
Up-coming Retreats: Will be announced soon!
To give you a sneak peak at what is cooking...
Late Spring/Summer- Europe & UK
Early Fall- Western Canada
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Dear Wild Artists of Expression,
It is a great pleasure to invite you to these artistic development residencies and retreats, offering an exquisite opportunity to dive deep into the profound worlds of clown, ritual rites, mask, movement, performance practice with a focus on community, connection, ceremony and artistic development.
Calling upon dynamic and curious artists, interested in the work of clown, ritual and/or performance to join in this enquiry based process exploring the work in relationship to ourselves and the land. We will be working outdoors a lot engaging with the natural environment to inform our artistic enquiry. Taking what we find from this research in the afternoon we will further develop and devise our artistic responses (performative, written, painted, sculpted all of the above etc.). There will be performances and group social events in the evenings after fully immersing ourselves throughout the days- where we can share our artistic developments with the group. This will be an intensive process with a full schedule so please apply if you're yearning for an artistically full, in depth enquiry, holistic community based retreat.
The Clown and Ritual performance Residencies and Retreats are always hosted and held by the most luscious beautiful landscapes. Places that inspire, uplift and rejuvenate our artistic spirits. Keep an eye and ear out for our next incredible location.
" I highly recommend Zuma's approach and intuitive style it’s very clear that she has a wealth of Experience with Clown and is very passionate to share this , she totally put me at ease and facilitated an exciting explorative weekend
I will definitely be attending more workshops that she holds in the future".- Rodger Cunningham, Dartmoor Retreat
" I had the most beautiful, deepening, intense and playful time. I had no experience in clowning before and was honoured to witness and learn from others' experiences but didn't feel out of my depth. Zuma is great at ensuring a safe space is created in which each individual can flourish. Looking forward to pursuing my journey with Zuma further in the near future".- Issy Denman- Dartmoor retreat
Nurtured by Nature
Crawl into the earth, hug a tree, paint with mud. Get nurtured by nature...
How does your artistry influence the natural environement?
How much are you influenced by your natural environment?
What would you like your relationship to your creativity to look like, sound like, feel like?
What would you like your relationship to your natural environment to look like, sound like, feel like?
How do you express your appreciation to your natural environment?
On a scale from one to ten how connected to nature are you?
What are you afraid of?
What are you not afraid of?
What makes you feel most alive?
Awe inspiring Artistry
Notice the details of the sky, the silhouettes, the sun, let the colours paint your artistic expression.
When was the last time you gave a minute to the sky?
Have you ever dug your feet into the earth?
Have you let a song sing through you? Or a dance take over your feet?
What does freedom look like, feel like, sound like to you?
When have you felt In awe of your world? What was happening at the time?
How often are you satisfied by what you create?
Do you challenge yourself? Or do you prefer to stay safe?
connection & community
Becoming the change we wish to see in the world.
What does community mean to you?
Do you surround yourself by supportive, encouraging, creative people?
When do you feel most connected to a person?
How do you know when you are being supported and encouraged?
How do you support and encourage others?
Do you create for others or for yourself?
What kind of art heals and transforms you?
If you could create your perfect community- what would that look like?