PlayfulFest – Photos

This was such a different format for us to deliver our 2020 festival but actually, it was such an amazing opportunity to try something new and reach new audiences!!! 

   “PlayfulFest showed me that everything can be made playful.
Audience member

DAY 1

PLAYFULNESS AS AN ACTIVE MEDITATION – SARAS FEIJOO

I loved the visualisation to connect with my heart and collect and release any negative/dark/niggly thoughts out the window.
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So beautiful when Saras’ talks about the importance of “Living life in gratitude” – what a wonderful approach to live by.
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SOUND MOVES – PETER BAYNES

This workshop WAS THE GREATEST!!!!! SUCH FUN!!!!!.
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I enjoyed this workshop. It was silly and serious at the same time. His choice of props and activities was very suitable for virtual environment. Any possible disadvantage of the virtual environment was turned into entertainment. It was this workshop were I felt the most connected with others.
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I think the more I did it the more I would not care that I am going to make things right!.
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Do you want conduct an orchestra? Just pick a pen and paper, draw a line and play it with others! Wonderful. So simple and so effective!.
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STORYTELLING – THE PLAYFUL ELEMENT OF SURPRISE – RICHARD MEDRIGTON

I found the workshop very inspiring. It was great to hear ideas for bringing a story to life and how to make it theatrical. Also, it reinforced with me how important stories are for myself and my children.
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I loved the talk and tone of Richard Medrington’s voice. His talk reminded me of why I love theatre and storytelling – the deep tradition in passing experiences from generation to generation, it’s educational effect without educating. So insightful.
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It was lovely, Richard was very inspiring all the way through but I loved the story with his children and how they carried on, real magic.
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 I loved it. Richard is a gifted storyteller and I enjoyed every bit of it. I also enjoyed listening to the others.
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I loved the storing telling. I loved the imagery, the setup and wonder of the element of surprise. This message was masterfully delivered. the simplicity of masterful story telling was delightful.
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OPENING CEREMONY

I love the monkey joining the party!.
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DAY 2 

PLAYFULNESS AS AN ACTIVE MEDITATION – FOLLOW UP –
SARAS FEIJOO

This was amazing. I loved how Saras explained and went deep. Peter’s contribution was wonderful. It gave me some new tools and perspective.
– Jeff Brodie, audience member

MOVEMENT MEDICINE : AWAKENING THE FOOL
BERNADETA ZYLA

I really enjoyed this workshop, perhaps more so as I could do it from home, interacting with my children as well. I enjoyed how free it was although, at times, I struggled to hear the instructions, I allowed myself to move spontaneously.
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Loved the Movement Medicine Workshop. It was great the way that Bernadeta built up the music gradually then brought us back down to a slow rhythm.
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 I felt energised, awakened and connected with my free spirit. Moved by music and spontaneity.
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 I loved the choice of music and Bernadeta’s calming voice. I didn’t feel like moving at the beginning, but it changed very soon. I appreciated the guidance as well as a lot of freedom.
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PLAYFULFEST SCRATCH NIGHT

The scratch nite was wonderful. It was a wonderful experience, and had me laughing. I enjoyed the play and light heartedness I felt.
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DAY 3 

PLAYFUL BODY, PLAYFUL MIND: EXPERIENCING THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD – TIM LICATA

Was already aware of this method but enjoyed the opportunity, extremely rare, to be led by such a skilful practitioner.
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I enjoyed Tim Licata’s talk, it was very inspirational and set up the tone for experiencing the actual method very clearly. I loved waiting for my legs to give me an invitation to move to the natural direction. It felt liberating.
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MOVING IN AND (OU)T OF THE BOX – CHRISTINE DEVANEY

Wonderful – I was very much in my element, like fish in the water! music and movement and playfulness! Loving it and Chris energy!.”
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It was more fun than I thought it was going to be. I managed to let go and consequently felt freer and more alive afterwards.
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 I liked being given different states to explore and at the end I moved in a way I have never moved before. ”
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 This was great. Couldn’t believe I was writing my initials all over my wee office then trying to hide! Thoroughly enjoyable
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BY THE SEAT OF YOUR PANTS – PLUTÔT LA VIE

Loved it. The endless chairs and the innocent silliness of the whole piece was a delight.
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For me By the Seat of Your Pants was a masterpiece of using a chair as a prop. I remember the relationship of the tree characters was very entertaining and well developed.
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Oh my god that ending!, when it looks like he dies and but he doesn’t, beautifully portrayed and yet so light.
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Saras Feijoo – Blooming Surprise – Photo: Sandra Franco