We have the pleasure to announce...

Our new teaching programme called “Creative Wisdom" is a training consisting of a foundation course and 3 modules of one-week, it is an in-depht study & experimental practice of the Fool at Heart approach designed to bring creative wisdom into daily life, the arts, education, therapy and businesses.

The Creatives Wisdom Foundation is...
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........ (for course content click here to see leaflet)


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


Midsummer Clowning Retreat Perf. July 2019

posted 4 Aug 2019, 09:12 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 4 Aug 2019, 09:39 ]

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 4 Aug 2019, 09:15 ]

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.

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Sacred Clowning Retreat Tenerife Nov.2019

posted 13 Aug 2018, 03:43 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 27 Feb 2019, 05:24 ]

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.

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Sacred Clowning Retreat 11-18 Nov. 2017

posted 20 Oct 2017, 06:12 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 25 Oct 2018, 04:40 ]

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 Retreat July 2017

posted 1 Sep 2017, 08:25 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 25 Oct 2018, 05:44 ]

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."
Laura Valenti

"A really powerful way to become more spontaneous and present."
Michael O´Connell

Open Workshop London - Awakening the Fool at Heart

posted 31 Jan 2017, 04:21 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 25 Oct 2018, 05:44 ]


Awakening The Fool at Heart

with Didier Danthois

21 - 22 Jan. 2017

London Buddhist Arts Centre

A warm thank you to all the participants who came! Didier D.

Some testimonials from the participants:

I found Didier a beautiful funny man  accompanied by Sara and was delighted by his teachings. I loved that I did not have to speak but could absorb and communicate and explore through my body in silence. This all happened despite difficult group dynamics, and I was pleased to come along on Sunday morning and find in addition the benevolent energy of Glen exercising on the floor. I especially liked the singing and touching cheeks with Sara in the ending.”  Alice

I took away so much from this two day course. I felt like I was able to connect with myself and explore my inner clown through physical exercises, learning specific breathing techniques and Raga singing. The clown exercises and work with red noses gave us the opportunity to look at different emotions and the world of our inner clown. The environment during this course was one of acceptance and nourishment. This allowed participants to flourish and be bold in expressing themselves and revealing their clown. It was also a great privilege to watch Didier and Sara work together..”  Becky 

Open Workshop London Jan. 2017 - Awakening the Fool at Heart

posted 16 Dec 2016, 04:35 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 25 Oct 2018, 05:47 ]


Awakening The Fool at Heart

with Didier Danthois

21 - 22 Jan. 2017

London Buddhist Arts Centre

The Fool will walk us to the edge, beckoning us to play with the world and to discover a treasure in a grain of sand. The Fool liberates us from the shadows of old habits and fear of the unknown, helping us to embody the Sacred Clown as a way to awaken to the Wisdom of Innocence.

This art form combines the practice of mindfulness with mime, clowning, dance and singing.

"I feel very thankful to those moments of openness, fearlessness, playfulness, creativity and joy and that everybody of the group was in this quality of natural BEING." Monika W. (Nov. 2016)

Open Workshop London - Awakening the Fool at Heart

posted 31 Aug 2016, 05:32 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 25 Oct 2018, 04:48 ]


Awakening The Fool at Heart

with Didier Danthois

01 - 02 Oct. 2016

London Buddhist Arts Centre

This is an opportunity to take a moment to stop, and come back home, to uncover the creative Joy and Wonder of being right here in this magic moment. This is the art of the Sacred Clown.   

This art form combines the practice of mindfulness with mime, clowning, dance and singing.

Open Workshop OSLO - Awakening the Fool at Heart

posted 1 Apr 2016, 08:39 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 25 Oct 2018, 04:51 ]

Open Workshop - 
Awakening the Fool at Heart
14 - 15 Mar. 2016
Creative Wisdom Foundation
(includes the Open Workshop)
14 - 18 of Mar. 2016

Oslo, Norway 

This was our first Creative Wisdom Foundation course. A dedicated group came together, It allowed a profound and inspiring experience to manifest. Thank you. Didier Danthois

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

Bringing the mind to the body, and the body to a resting and receiving relating with earth, is just so fulfilling. It makes me feel gathered, peaceful, trusting and empowered, and from that place anything can happen. Hanne

7 Day February Training Feb. 2016

posted 1 Apr 2016, 08:37 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 25 Oct 2018, 05:01 ]

Sacred Clowning "7 - Day Training"
18 - 24 of Feb. 2016

A beautiful gathering of sacred clowns. Thank you all. 

Didier Danthois

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

The care and attention of Didier this week helped me to reconnect with my inner soul again: - from a very angry and isolated condition I was helped to feel again the joy of being alive. The grounding exercises were fundamental, to listen to my soul and be able to appreciate the clown in me. I treasure the moments shared this week – from deep human connection to pure bliss and magic. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”  Eugenia

“Exploring clowning here this week has been a wonderful way to put the learning into practice and a great mirror showing me when I am connected and present and when I am not. It has been a great learning tool and so much fun! I really have enjoyed this exploration of connecting with myself and others through clowning and have experienced and learned much from it all……" (for more see "Testimonials") Maureen

“It opened my eyes so much to clowning, that how one can teach it, learn it, use it, practice it, heal within it. My love for clowning has deepened..."
 (for more see "Testimonials") Saija 

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