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Chesire JOY LAB Residential RETREAT 03-05.01.2020


3 - 5 January 2020
Foxhill Retreat Centre WA6 6XB
with Artists Helon Conning and Jacqueline McCormick
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07539 314858 to register.

This weekend retreat is time for you to embrace your authentic, creative, playful self, and connect with others in a non-judgemental environment. Relaxing the body and mind through movement and art we can express our human experiences, connecting to our creative potential. We will experiment and play and be in the beautiful setting of Foxhill House and Woodlands.

We will use improvisation and spontaneity, creating an atmosphere that encourages and supports your innate creativity and expression. We offer a safe space where you can trust and allow. The Retreat offers a programme of facilitated sessions in Movement and Art which allow you to express yourself, alongside playful activities to bond and create together. It is open to ALL abilities, ages and experience, you will start from where you are.

Time for you to :
Reflect, relax, rejuvenate
Connect with yourself and others
Immerse yourself in guided creat group activities
Spend time between sessions exploring the house and woodlands

Take a break from the rush of daily life; reflect, engage, create change!

Jacqueline McCormick

Jacqueline has been teaching, performing and making dances for over thirty years, directing and performing in her company DanceAbout works that take a dancing journey through the outback of the self. She is fascinated by creating movement from sensation, especially in natural environments, as captured in her site based films; Meadowsweet, Oak and Broom, Settle, Spiral and The Walk, shot in Joshua Tree, California USA.

Jacqueline's work is greatly influenced by her research into improvisation, especially Contact Improvisation. Since 1990 she has taught CI at numerous Contact Festivals and workshops throughout the USA and Europe.

She has been on a journey of transformation the last few years, reinventing herself in her truest likeness, delivering JOY LAB workshops that take people closer to their authentic selves in each moment through movement.

Helon Conning

I am an instinctual, spontaneous and the expressive Artist who uses experimental art processes including the use of natural materials and tools.

I look for different ways to express human experience, perception of reality and existence through experimentation and play.

I focus on play and enjoyment of the process of creation. My work is collaborative in nature. Participants, and spectators can each have their own personal sense of a valuable aesthetic outcome.

As a facilitator I encourage and support all to find their innate creativity and embrace the joyful "off planet" creative experience.

Human creativity is our universal language and creative activity promotes our universal collective connection when we freely express and evolve by art form to art form.

" From the point of view of one who creates, everything is a gamble, a leap into the unknown “ Yayoi Kusama

£250 includes private, en-suite accommodation, three delicious meals a day and the retreat fee.

A £50 non-refundable deposit is required to save a place. Full payment will be required by December 27th 2020.
There are only 12 places available for the retreat as we want to keep the numbers small to allow for deeper connections.

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