Let’s make a performance, have fun and do some shapeshifting and quantum jumps in our lives!

Where: Belgrade, Serbia

When: 13th-19th of June, 2022.

Deadline for applications: 1st of June, 2022.

Let’s Make Theatre Performance!

Working language: English

We will experience:

• 7 days of intensive and joyful theatre work
• Final performance presentation
• Belgrade swimming and sunbathing
• Belgrade parties (evening program)!

Theatre work is combination of physical, expressive and devised theatre. We will use our body as a tool for exploration and communication. We will work on body awareness, quality of movement, levels of energy, neutrality and physical theatre choreography development. Devised theatre means we will work from impulses, ideas, improvisations towards the final product. Expressive theatre means we well use personal mythology, emotions, fascinations, stories to go from psychological towards poetic and numinous.

The whole retreat concept is to primarily, experience joy and to have lot of fun. The topic is TIME / ALTERNATIVE DESTINIES / THE DOORS in all possible senses – we will meet the gods Chronos and Kairos (linear time, quantum time), explore moments of crucial decisions in our lives, opportunities missed and taken, flow and opposite of flow, the doors we need to get through, shamanic timelines and changing life timelines (quantum jumps), alternative destinies, traveling in time. We can change our age, we can go fast and slow, we can go backwards and in the future. We will walk the spirals and open portals and see what happens if we actually play with time in a performative way.

Workshops are from Monday – Friday from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm CET time (with breaks) in central theatre space and then weekend Saturday-Sunday will will have flexible working hours since we will prepare final presentation (performance) and play it either in our theatre space for the audience or in some club of our choice.

Afternoons and evenings will be party time! Nothing is obligatory (obviously, if you pay fee and come you probably want to participate in something, at least theatre, but you are also free to sleep), but everything is on the plate. Belgrade in summer is glorious. We will have options to do sunbath and swimming (city beach and central swimming pool) and we will do performative city walks (geography of your anger, joy or sadness and city doors and magical spaces). In the evening we will go dancing – many clubs are working in the summer and also, we will visit kafana (Serbian style, google it).

Program is open for theatre and dance professionals, and for non-professionals, age 18+, with no upper limit. Level of physical readiness or technique is not important, however being ready to put your body to work is. Curiosity, imagination, willingness to create and love for theatre and the stage are the main prerequisites.

Author of the program and facilitator is Marija Farmer (Belgrade, Serbia), physical theatre director and performer, theatre trainer/teacher, poetry writer and trainer of programs for personal, social and organizational development using theatre and creative expression. She is founder and director of the consulting agency Magic Agency that creates and delivers theatre training programs for personal and organizational development (www.magicagency.rs). She is also author and trainer of The Small Academy of Physical, Expressive and Devised Theatre in Belgrade and director of numerous physical theatre performances (www.marijafarmer.com). She adores cats and the way Adonis looks (Aphrodite’s lover).

How to apply: Please apply by before June 1st 2022 on marija@marijafarmer.com, by sending your main data, occupation and one/few sentences why would you like to participate. In case we don’t have enough of us (rather late announcement, but let’s see if Kairos, god of eternal time will be on our side!) program will be cancelled for this year. In case there are more applications then possible to accept, selection will be done and you will be noted immediately.
Please apply by before June 1st 2022 on marija@marijafarmer.com, by sending your main data, occupation and one/few sentences why would you like to participate. In case we don’t have enough of us (rather late announcement, but let’s see if Kairos, God of eternal time will be on our side!) program will be cancelled for this year. In case there are more applications then possible to accept, selection will be done and you will be noted immediately. Minimum number of participants 12, maximum 22.

For this is the piloting of the program (hence, last minute announcement), the fee this year is symbolic to cover space costs and a bit of effort of the facilitator/director. Other costs are not included in the price, but in Serbia you can find it all – luxury stuff if you want as well as really cheap stuff, too. There are hotels, hostels and Airbnb apartments. There are also our friends that maybe have spare room for a symbolic price, so in case this is what you need please asks us, that might work too. Food is not expensive either, from street food to luxury one, you can choose.

Serbia removed all control measures and restrictions related to COVID-19 for entry into Serbia, so no bothering on the borders. You can come by plane, bus, train, car or on foot (depending how far you are).
If you need help and assistance with any logistics, we will be here for you!

Costs for participants: 110 eur (fee for the whole week program)

Contact details: Marija Farmer marija@marijafarmer.com
Tina Stanojevic logistics and administrative assistant tixyland@gmail.com

For further information, please visit https://marijafarmer.com/