CRÉESTIVAL . 2018 . FRANCE
Créestival – sharing creativity by doing it together, sharing freely and happily!
A festival by Nomadways and Kacalou
Took place 28-30 September 2018
Location: Homade, Brivezac, France (see on the map)
Our first annual festival at Homade took place at the end of December and brought together artists and artivists from Denmark, Venezuela, Brazil, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands.it was a lovely creativity sharing opportunity that we were happy to offer together with Kacalou – an amazing associative cafe in Beaulieu & very close friends of ours! Have a look at few wonderful moments in these photos.
+ Spontaneous workshops and performances took place during the whole weekend!
Friday, 28 September
12:00 TEAM BUILDING with Kim Goddard (UK)
An introductory workshop, a ‘problem solving’ activity in small groups, designed to give us a chance to get to know each other, get constructive and creative and have a laugh!
Language: English and French
15:00 BODY EXPRESSION with I Fiori Di Cafe (IT)
A space where you can listen to your heartbeat and body inner rhythms and take them into a journey of expression; we used basis of body and environment percussion gently waking up and shaking the voices of our bodies.
17:00 FANZINES & WILD HERBS with Chari and Maryse (ES and FR)
The workshop introduced the concept of fanzine and we learned how to create our own Zines using very simple origami modules. The goal of the workshop was s to reflect about our relationship with nature, learn about the wild medicinal plants that surround the barn and project an eco awareness message into the world.
Language: English and French
Saturday, 29 September
10:00 SUBMERGED – Performance Composition Workshop with Kai and Carmen
Choose between playing the Dramaturg or the Dancer in this joint performance composition workshop! Our theme was wetness vs. dryness, explored through creative writing and intervention in the Dramaturg group, and through movement compositions in the Dancer group. Halfway through, the groups gathered and experimented with merging their dance-works and language-works, as the shoreline meets the sea.
12:00 MOVE IN CYCLE with Lucia (IT)
We dedicated ourselves to listening to our body, first in its position and then in the movement. We moved in awareness of our body acting in space with the bodies of others; all this following the cyclic energies of the four phases that the woman crosses each month. It was an experiment to become aware of the feminine cyclical nature.
15:00 A TASTE OF IMPROV! with Gilles (FR)
A workshop for everyone, experienced and beginners. Improv teaches us to be present, to be spontaneous, to be brave, to be silly and let’s not forget, to be funny. A first taste of improv while enjoying ourselves.
Language: French and English
15:00 NATURAL DYE with Coralie (FR)
Create and recreate more and more, without impacting anymore the people and the environment. Reinventing fashion and textile uses are my let motive’. Through the workshop we experimented the creation of vegetal dyes and its application on fabric.
17:00 BODY MUSIC with Justine (FR)
We slap, tap, move, slide our body, and heat our voice to make some sounds. Grow our awareness of the body as a musical instrument.
20:00 THEATRE PERFORMANCE with Cécile (FR)
From our romantic impulses to stride the world to our landing in a small tourist train, what could have happened? How have our dreams of encounters, discoveries and adventures turned into circuits guided through souvenir shops “made in China”? Is it still possible to travel? Through a gesticulated conference with music, images, poetry and texts of authors, I return to my experiences as a traveler, ethnologist, musician and tourist in spite of myself, by questioning international mobility, which has become a social norm and the impact of mass tourism, the world’s leading service industry today.
End of the day JAM SESSION
Sunday, 30 September
12:00 PLAY! with Claire (NL)
Make funny faces, transform yourself into a 7-legged dinosaur, make crazy noises; take yourself on a little trip into your own imaginary world. It was time for your inner child to come out and PLAY! We used different tools like dancing, improvisation theatre, clowning and maybe some laughing yoga to come into this dimension, but left all the techniques behind.
Language: English (and could translate into French if needed)
15:00 THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED with Coline (FR)
The workshop explored different life situations and real people’s challenges and struggles. We dived into the role of an oppressed or oppressive human, to reflect on the way we go through our lives with or without taking the time to think about those roles in our society.
Language: French or English
17:00 EMBODIED CONNECTION with Adriana (BR)
An invitation to create with the other participants a space in which we can experiment together different ways to establish connection and to communicate. We will explore how to be present with others while remaining present with ourselves and with what is going on in our bodies. It was an experimental workshop involving physical interaction, mindfulness and personal sharing. The intention is also to provide a moment in which participants can relax and be held by each other.
20:00 THEATRE OF OPPRESSED PERFORMANCE
Following up the workshop that took place earlier, the group made a performance to make a beautiful closure of their journey.
21:00 MUSIC PERFORMANCE by El grupo se llama “Dueto C.C.” (ES)
Live music show, starting with an instrumental intro, songs sung rumba style, manouche, rock and roll, environmental song, a small comic musical show, in which to rock rhythm there was a single fart, ending with a very danceable instrumental and active. A joyful closure of our amazing weekend together!
FOOD & DRINKS
Kacalou bar had some delicious and organic drinks for us. Also, our amazing Lea prepared vegan dishes for Friday and Saturday evening to die for! Her colourful brunch on Sunday was absolutely inspiring and delicious!
Créestival took place in Homade – Nomadways co-creation space in Brivezac, France. A place for nomads, artists, educators and social actors to come and play, learn, create and share. A place for you, for us to shape our world together! Find out more here.
What Créestival means to us?
It exists to explore and reveal all the possibilities of co-creation. It is open to anyone who would like to join a gang of creative and curious people who are interested in art as a mean of self-exploration, inclusion, expression, social change, respect, peace, love, care, curiosity, learning, freedom, improvisation and collectiveness.
What is Créestival’s purpose?
To give space and opportunity for different people to meet, experiment, learn and create together. For 3 days we will share a space, animate and experience creative moments proposed by each other. We will live, cook and eat together, as well as co-manage a festival of our own.
Openness, playfulness, peace, inclusion, freedom, respect, creativity, improvisation, flexibility, curiosity, welcoming proactivism, friendship, empathy, love.
Who are we
We are Nomadways and Kacalou:
Nomadways is crafting art for social change! We do kick-ass international workshops for artists, educators and youth workers.
Kacalou, welcoming house in Beaulieu sur Dordogne, in south of France, is creating a space for meeting, sharing, co-creating and looking for new alternative ways to participate to the emerging new world, through an associative café, participative workshops and various animations.