The Twin Berlin Five Day Workshops – Week One
After a year long break, Jonathan Kay will be returing to his good friends at Hoftheatre Kreuzberg in Berlin to run two five day workshops.
Jonathan Kay workshops are for groups of people who are slowly developing an awareness that laughter and enjoyment can be found inside us at all times, once we fully understand that we have lost a connection with that which is within all of us.
“The Twin Berlin Five Day Workshops” will run over a two week period in October. Week one (this week) is open to anyone who is intererested in experiencing a workshop with Jonathan Kay for the first time, as well as anyone who has worked with Jonathan before. Week two is only open to people who have already taken part in a five day workshop, as the work will go into a lot more depth. For this to work, everyone needs to have an understanding of the structure, and how to Fool within the structure.
If you have never worked with Jonathan before, you can join Week Two if you complete Week One (this week). As we are keen to get more people in Berlin working with Jonathan Kay, we are offering a very special offer to anyone who wants to join for both weeks. Please see the pricing structure at the bottom of this information sheet for more details.
The cost of this workshop is €300. You can book for both weeks for €475.
Below you have the option to pay for either just week 1 or week1 AND 2. If you wish to pay for just week 2 you will need to visit that event page - please see our main listings page.
Some words from Jonathan;
“This workshop is a study of release so as to have laughing close to surface. It is to learn that we are holding back from connection, and thus limiting our human spirits understanding from expanding to receive our own hearts love. We will understand what bounds and binds us, preventing us to open our closed selves, and to bring laughter within the limitless within all of us.
Comprehension is the laughter of itself, and illustrates how it connects us all into one, bringing love and understanding to all our ways of life. We will wake from illusion to study illusion with our creative eye. Lift dogmas that in belief can lead us away from joy, and uphold the perceptions that humans are against each other.
Speculation is illusion. Judgment is the firing pin that creates emotions which can attach to illusions. These illusions then become active outcomes and binding loyalties, which unchecked can become fanatical attitudes. We will see the extremes that blind beholders from their other human Brothers and Sisters. We will study the outcome of the disconnected world, study what promotes success in all spheres and how it elevates disconnection from others, and study the ego that wins over another.
All this study, which is play, brings emancipation. Eventually all places are with all hearts and all is ready. Humanly, we must be ready to be entwined to every living organism by limitless proximity. The planet can be realized by connection. Reality is not a speculation or a missed judgement, but an action to be performed to create Planet Learning. There will be love and attention for each and all. This workshop is open to all who have an interest in the work of the Fool with Jonathan Kay.”
Jonathan Kay is a 21st Century Fool.
Having spent over 30 years developing and teaching his structure of Fooling, Jonathan is an adept master at this work. He will cajole, caress and crack open The Fool residing deep within all of us. He will take you gently by the hand and lead you into a discovery of your inner world.
“Jonathan is one of the very best teachers I’ve worked with. What I learn with him causes me to change in ways I didn’t know I needed to, and breaks down the barrier between “me” and “life” so that I have frequent access to the ecstatic experience of disappearing completely into a blissful oneness with everything.”
In this five day workshop, Jonathan will be entering into some of seven levels of the structure of Fooling. It is a more in depth version of the popular ‘Getting Out Of The Audience’ weekend workshops where you ‘dip your toes into the water’ and find out what it means to Fool on a stage. The structure provides tools and a direct means of opening to these transformative qualities that The Fool can offer us.
This way of theatre is specific to the art of improvised performance using the Fool archetype, because you could say that only a Fool would get up out of the audience, into a space with no props, set design or script and start to perform a play.
This is a fantastic chance to experience a taste of various levels of the structure at a level the weekend workshops do not allow. All of the workshops depend on the participants, and how much they are willing to give!
Jonathan has been teaching and leading workshops for more than 30 years, he brings a wealth of experience and insight into the human condition as well as a storehouse of tangible tools, games and exercises to entice you out of the audience of your life.
Some of the ares that will be covered are outlined below;
‘Look-See –Be-Fly’ allows you to work directly with the emotional landscape we all have in us to discover through short Scenarios, how to use the Stage area to weave a performance.
‘Playing in the Archetypal World’ lets you enter an added dimension that has been lost to traditional theatre, but is used to great effect in improvisation to develop and give depth to the unfolding play.
‘Flip, Twist, Fly’ deals with an increased awareness of how to Flip or change into a different voice, action, persona or to be in a particular place on the stage. Twisting is about being able to be flexible emotionally, mentally and physically.
‘Repertory Company’ is the part of the Structure that offers you an insight into your own travelling repertory company. Who are the personalities that live in you?!
‘Transitions, Play, A play, The Play’ refers to the different places in the performance space where the improvisation can take place.
‘Tableaux, Blob & Twin’ A tableaux is the movement of the performers into a ‘picture’ on the stage, whether this is static or moving. Blobbing is a way of moving in one space together, being as one organism, learning to listen to yourself, each other and space. The Twin effect is about discovering and uncovering your Twin, the part of you might deny, but who is always there beside you.
‘Create or Be Created’ To learn to create is a great gift to give oneself in the performance space. To Create implies power and a sense of self empowerment where as to be Created gives the opposite effect and is at it sounds.
The best thing about the workshop, is that you don’t have to have performer aspirations. This suits everyone with an interest to explore themselves and the world of the Fool within a performance space. It can be a wonderful catalyst for change, knowledge, growth and fun.