Workshops We Offer
The Artful Badger workshops program reflects our aim to engage participants with the wild, untamed part of their humanity - enhancing confidence, self expression and authentic communication in their lives and work. Our mix of music, mask, holistic, dance, theatre and circus workshops are designed to help participants break through inhibitions, allow them to express themselves freely and work better in a group; whilst empowering them to take home these skills and integrate them into their daily lives.
For millennia, communities from all over the world have gathered together under the supervision of their families, elders and leaders to sing, dance, make music, wear masks and costumes, in order to express themselves, their ideas and their history. Our modern culture differs only in that these practices are not guided by similar figures of authority and are not considered part of our rites of passage to adulthood or our development as strong confident individuals within a supportive community.
With our diverse range of specially developed workshops we are reintroducing these lost aspects to our contemporary culture, with our inimitable Badger twist! These workshops are created to be transformational so highly recommended as part of any team building or personal development course, and are particularly strong when combined into a full program of empowering practices. They are equally fun and revealing as part of a music or community festival program.
Deep in the concrete jungle, a spirit is re-awakening... an ancient impulse, the howl of freedom, the spreading of wings, the glint of the moon in golden eyes...
Journey with us to the wild places of your soul…
For the last five years the wild rumpus that is Artful Badger has held court in the bosky woods of Wilderness and Secret Garden Party. By night their carnival of creatures lures festival goers into rapturous adventures of dance, ritual and theatre. When the light returns each day, the Badgers host a selection of unique and extraordinary WILD WORKSHOPS to explore and play with the edges of our wild selves.
Now, for the first time WILD WORKSHOPS are travelling from their woodland home to reside for a season in the beautiful setting of Evolve Wellness centre, West London. We have gathered the most brilliant practitioners and facilitators for a series of 6 workshops, all specially designed to explore and celebrate the wild places within ourselves. See below for details and bookings.
At the heart of the richly sensorial shows and liberated partying that Artful Badger has become synonymous with, is a core objective to encourage audiences to express themselves freely and authentically; to free their bodies from the restrictions and constraints of urban living and help develop a deeper sense of self. In fact the party side of Artful Badger grew from transformational workshops, and so the opportunity for us to bring them to London feels like we are returning to our deep and wriggly roots.
From mask medicine to dance meditation, the workshops will provide time and space to explore our relationship between our imagined selves and our physical bodies, harmonising who we want to be with who we are. They are designed to be a safe spaces to play, to dance on our edges, to go deeper into the untamed, unnamed parts of the self that often get neglected in our fast-paced, high-tech world.
WILD WORKSHOPS are immensely proud to be part of the conscious celebration movement, alongside pioneers like Morning Gloryville and Summerhouse. Together through shows, events, practices and information sharing, we are emphasising the importance of health - not just of the body, but also the mind and spirit, and uncovering how all three are intrinsically linked. This joy-infused, youth-led movement is emerging everywhere from festivals to food stalls, from yoga schools to online MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). It centers around detoxing, stress release, mindful practices, self-expression and radical acceptance.
The practices central to this movement aren’t new, in fact most reference the ancient indigenous connection between communities and nature, through costume, ritual, song and dance. The WILD WORKSHOPS have been particularly designed to invite participants to uncover and reestablish this innate connection.
So, we invite you to journey with us, let go, be playful, and step into the wild places of your soul...
Evolve Wellness centre, South Kensington, London, SW7 3HG
1st Saturday of the month, Oct '16 - May '17.