INTERCULTURAL CLOWNING IN SENEGAL
Thursday December 21, 2017 - Thursday December 28, 2017
Starts 09:00 on first day - Finishes 12:30 on last day
Casamance, South Senegal, West Africa
Join us for this pioneering course in Senegal and experience West African culture, music and dance. A 9-day workshop (excluding Christmas day) to cultivate links with the local culture through performance in the local village or school.
Held on the seafront in lush Casamance in southern Senegal, between rice fields and the beach. Our workshop space is a round house, simple but comfortable and beautiful, surrounded by a ten-acre grounds with trees and vegetable garden. We only work in the morning leaving you free to visit the region or go swimming at the beach in the afternoon. At night you fall asleep to the sound of the sea, and in the morning you wake to the sound of birds in the bush – or a rooster. It takes five minutes to walk to the beach. Here you will experience an Africa you will never forget.
This 9-day workshop (excluding Christmas day) offers an exploration of our cultural differences around laughter and play, and the clown as expressed in African and Western culture.
Previously six participants from Senegal joined a group from Europe and North America.
Spaces are strictly limited to 8 from the West, so early booking is recommended!
Facilitators: Vivian Gladwell.
Course fee: £140 for the 8 days
(see below for separate accommodation and food costs – you can arrive earlier and stay on after the course)
Accomodation and food costs:
35 euros / day
This is where the workshop will be held.
Price includes 3 meals a day. Rooms are simple & comfortable, single or shared.
The Guesthouse will arrange taxi pickup at Banjul airport (see below) when you have booked. The taxi costs 160 euros return. The price remains the same for one person alone, or sharing.
PLEASE ARRANGE YOUR OWN ACCOMMODATION
This can be done through the following website. https://www.sesiboubaksempe.com/
Payments to be made once there, including taxi money, in EURO CASH. If you wish to bring spending money bring extra euro cash – there are no nearby banks.
FLIGHTS: to BANJUL AIRPORT, capital of THE GAMBIA (2 hours drive)
There are very reasonably priced direct flights with Thomas Cook, from London Gatwick Airport, also Manchester & Birmingham. See flythomascook.com
There are also direct flights from Barcelona. Check out other airlines such as Brussels Airline.
PLEASE NOTE: The border between the Gambia and Senegal closes at 19.00. If guests arrive with a late flight, we can help to book an overnight stay at the Woodpecker very close to the airport. You can contact Anne Berit by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To confirm your place on the course, please pay the course fee of £140 – this is nonrefundable unless we find someone to replace you.
NOTE : When you book you will receive an information pack containing medical and other advise.