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Performance at El Corte Inglés, January 2012

posted 26 Apr 2012, 04:35 by Didier Danthois   [ updated 25 May 2012, 04:44 ]
Fool at Heart (Teatro del Corazón) were very excited to perform at the cultural centre of El Corte Inglés in Tenerife last January. This was the very first event of the year for Didier Danthois and Sara Rajzman. The event  also included a talk and time to ask questions to Didier.

The performance began with two shy but colourful clowns (Didier and Sara) coming on stage. They performed a special type of singing that Didier has developed from a classical Indian music called Raga. Participants were moved to join in with their voices and really let themselves be heard. Later, Didier said: “It really gives me such pleasure to see the singing joy of the Canarian audience.”

Next, Didier and Sara’s clowning portrayed the sadness, the vitality, the fun, the conflict and the frustrations of everyday life, especially within relationships, which the audience enjoyed greatly.

Andrés described it as “pure heart, from beginning to end.”

Pilar also commented: “I found the performance very moving. I feel I want to learn more about mime, and especially this form of theatre.”

Didier and Sara are planning their next performances in Tenerife. Please continue to check our web page for future events.

After the performance, Didier gave a talk which encompassed the view behind his work. One of the main points he talked about was the importance of nourishing this form of authentic art.

Didier: “Nowadays there is a great tendency to communicate, but only at a superficial level, and most of us have a need to reconnect with ourselves and others beyond words. This is precisely what this form of theatre is aimed at, to nourish our ability to experience communication through feeling, the non-verbal communication. In Teatro del Corazón, mime and clowning are rooted in the spaciousness of silence, and from here, a deeper form of listening is made possible.”

Listen to a short extract of the talk called The Secret is to Listen.

Didier and Sara are planning more events in Tenerife. Find out more information on future performances and workshops.