"This video illustrates the artistic depth and poetic expression that Sacred Clowning can achieve. Mime clowning is here combined with awareness to foster an authentic play with the paradoxes of our human condition. We see here the natural birth of humour beyond any acting." Didier Danthois founder & Artistic director of the Fool at Heart School of Sacred Clowning /Teatro del Corazon

Barcelona Workshops June 2022

posted 1 Jun 2022, 04:16 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 1 Jun 2022, 04:54 ]

We have the pleasure to announce our next workshops which will take place in Barcelona the 25 and 26 of June in MOVEO, school of physical theatre.


Saturday 25 of June: 10h00 – 13h00

Sunday 26 of June:  15h00 – 18h00



Saturday 25 of June: 15h00 – 18h00

Sunday 26 of June: 10h00 – 13h00

Please contact us at if you wish to register or  have more information

New Creative Wisdom Online Course

posted 28 Oct 2020, 05:54 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 6 May 2021, 03:45 ]

NEW COURSES 2020-2021
We have the pleasure to present our new Creative Wisdom ONLINE courses...

Keeping “Wonder” alive in a time of crisis

We are offering online courses to primarily bring support, inspiration and give tools to address these unprecedented challenges brought by the coronavirus.

The general focus of the courses are to create a sharing platform and bring different elements of meditation, creative expression, yoga & singing together to help us keep the spirit of “Wonder” alive.

An opportunity: We could see this time of quarantine as an opportunity for nourishing ourselves in body, mind and spirit as we have been advised to spend time alone away from any group activities. 


If you need therapeutic or artistic support, Didier offers individual sessions online. Let us know.

- Creative Wisdom Therapy includes Healing Breath bodywork

- Raga singing, freeing your voice 

Creative Wisdom Online Course Presentation

Creative Wisdom Course

posted 31 Mar 2020, 06:37 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 31 Mar 2020, 06:38 ]

An experiential five-day workshop where you will be guided through a journey of Self-discovery, exploring the different aspects of the Fool at Heart. It includes an initiation into the wonder and innocence of the Sacred Clown.

*Fool at Heart* The way of Creative Wisdom with Didier Danthois

Sacred Clowning Feb. Course 2020

posted 31 Mar 2020, 06:30 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 5 May 2021, 03:40 ]

Sacred Clowning Feb Course 
13 - 19 Feb. 2020

The Magic of Wonder " in the Gestural Art of the Sacred Clown"

In “Wonder”, a silent gesture speaks a thousand words. As children, life was a mystery, a magical world unraveling constantly in front of our eyes. As adults, "Wonder" tends to be left unvalued, requiring a little help to be reawakened. 

Through the study & practice of mime-clowning, dance, physical theater, play, singing and awareness you will slowly embody your poetic clown with his unique gestural language.

"The clown family is so special- this is such a gift" Belinda

Photo Credit: Teatro del Corazon

Open Workshop London 2020 - Awakening the Fool at Heart

posted 11 Dec 2019, 05:59 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 5 May 2021, 03:39 ]


Awakening The Fool at Heart

Theme: The Poetry of Play

with Didier Danthois

25 - 26 Jan. 2020

Lumi Power Yoga, Hammersmith, London

Play doesn’t aim at a specific result. To the contrary it allows the joy and pleasure of discovering, like for the first time. Play blossoms in openness and innocence and gives the wonderful license to “Not Know.” D.D.

Einstein said: “Play is the highest form of research.”

Testimony: “To play with my child, to paint emotions with my body, to create with the deeper part of myself, to share with others, to discover their child, to enjoy, laugh, breath… to simply “BE”….What a gift!”  Veronika


Photo Credit: Teatro del Corazon

Midsummer Clowning Retreat Perf. July 2019

posted 4 Aug 2019, 09:12 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 5 May 2021, 03:37 ]

Midsummer Clowning retreat 
Public Performance
Sunday 28th July
On Sunday 28th of July, we had a beautiful public performance at Casa Saraswati.
It was a feast of colours, play, poetry of emotions, dance, singing and live music.
Nine artists from Norway, Germany, England, Spain and France were involved in this creative process. Each of them with unique skills and talents. 
A true enchanted story of transformation unfolded under the eyes of our public.
Thank you to all who have come and witnessed the magical art of Sacred Clowning as taught by Didier Danthois.

Photo Credit: Teatro del Corazon

Midsummer Clowning Retreat July 2019

posted 8 Mar 2019, 05:56 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 5 May 2021, 03:38 ]

Midsummer Clowning Retreat
Tenerife 20 - 29 July 2019

With a public performance to live music
An improvisation with nature

During this summer clowning course, the Simpleton Clown will take you to the threshold of imagination, where the visible and the invisible merge. In that moment; past, present and future unite and embody the visual poetry of the Sacred Clown. The blessed grounds of “Casa Saraswati” will guide our senses, letting colours, smells, textures and sounds inspire enchanted play. Creative forms will emerge out of our group explorations and be offered as a performance in full make-up and costume to a local invited audience. This outdoor show will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 28th of July, to the inspiring music of the cello, the violin and the piano. There will be mime-clowning, music, dance, mindfullness, play, singing and stillness. Casa Saraswati is our newly opened Retreat Centre, an inspirational home for the “Fools at Heart”. It is a haven of peace where the inner and outer nature can merge in a delightful sense of Being.

NOTE that this retreat is only open to those who have attended a minimum of two Retreats with Didier before this performance course.

For more information contact us at:

Photo Credit: Teatro del Corazon

Sacred Clowning Retreat Tenerife Nov.2019

posted 13 Aug 2018, 03:43 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 5 May 2021, 03:40 ]

Sacred Clowning Retreat 
14-21 Nov. 2019

To continue with last year’s topic, “the field of possibilities”, we will play with entering the sacred space (our stage) by exploring different elements of costume. 

From the ground of “Natural Presence” that we will nourish first, we will slowly tune into our body expression, our unique movements and postures, our jabber sounds; our enchanted clown poetry, spontaneous & unpredictable. 

Step by step, we will unravel our unique clown character and improvise solo and with others. As a group we will support each other to trust our heart by appreciating those special moments when you touch your natural humour, pleasure, play and fun. When you enter that clowning freedom, fear, simply disappears. Your Sacred Clown has been born. It is then a Joy to share it.

For more information contact us at:

Photo Credit: Teatro del Corazon

Sacred Clowning Retreat Nov. 2017

posted 20 Oct 2017, 06:12 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 5 May 2021, 03:45 ]

Sacred Clowning Retreats*
at Casa Saraswati
11 -18 Nov. 2017   

The Field of Possibilities

 Pure Expression & Humour  with Didier Danthois

This year the theme of the retreat is “The Field of Possibilities”. As winter draws in, the summer sun draws out. Mother nature takes us within that we may find fresh inspirations for the year to come.

In today's fast and aggressive world, it is not so easy to know where and how to find fulfillment, peace or to simply touch the Wonder of Being. There are so many distractions on the way to “coming home” to our inner space. Rumi reminds us so beautifully in his poem how to create this inner space full of possibilities. Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” 

* For those who have attended an Open Workshop previously.

Testimonies / Sacred Clowning Retreats 2017

Midsummer Sacred Clowning July 2017

posted 1 Sept 2017, 08:25 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 5 May 2021, 03:44 ]

Midsummer Clowning Residential

"An Improvisation with Nature:
Through the Child´s Eyes"
21 -28 July 2017

Another very inspiring retreat where participants had the opportunity to deepen their experience of the Sacred Clown. This training included an exploration of make up and costume in order to let their unique clown shine through. The course ended with a performance shared with each other. Thank you to all the participants for making it possible!

Here's what some of the participants said about this training:

"A journey  for the heart and soul. A learning process to be not only more creative but also more present, kinder and more aware as a human being."

"A really powerful way to become more spontaneous and present."

Photo Credit: Teatro del Corazon

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