CIRCUS & PERFORMANCE

FEB 4th – 24th 2024 • MARSELLA NICARAGUA
SOLD OUT

INTROSPECTION | SELF EXPRESSION

PROFESSIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY AND COLLECTIVE PRAYERFORMANCE BY MOMENTOM COLLECTIVE

We gather 25 performing artists alongside a pristine beach in Nicaragua to co-create a show that will en-trance observers. Together with professional world class choreographers and sacred clowns, we cultivate a prayer on stage that will inspire and open minds wide open. For our 8th MC season, we open our doors so that you can peek behind the curtain of an alternate reality as a performer, for a 3 week experience that will change your life forever.

 

A LIVING LABORATORY FOR THE EXPLORATION OF ALL OF OUR INNER CHARACTERS

Since 2019, Momentom Collective felt called to shift from traditional performance into Prayerformance. Since then, we have been using ceremony and ritual as a leading tool to create dynamic performances that call on the energies of our earth and the unseen dimensions, bringing their messages to the stage. These powerful portals have become our signature offering as circus artists and again this year, we open the stage to 15 residents. 

 

Momentom’s signature circus residency is designed as a living laboratory for revolutionary performing artists who want to take part of a life changing habit-forming curriculum that alchemizes the artist from the inside out and allows for an expansion in all facets of their artistry.

This specific incubator brings forth an artistic programme designed to ignite the performer within residents and to pave the way to the ultimate «artist way». This residency invites us to explore the very essence of our personal identity, so we can break it and become anyone we want to be. This artist residency is unlike anything else that is available for artists to truly develop their performance abilities.

 In residency, residents will be guided by professional clowns, actors, musicians, choreographers, set designers, riggers, aerialists, who will co-create a storyline and a collective prayer that we will embody through character development, costume design, set design and that will culminate on stages and in show.

With tons of inspiration from ‘The Artist’s Way’, we set up a programme that is conducive for flow states. For us it is clear that creativity occurs in the moment, and in the moment we are timeless. The reward for attention is always healing, so Momentom Collective provides a container where your attention is placed on your artistic divinity.

“Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace, and power in it.”

― Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way

DETAILS

LOCATION
Marsella, Nicaragua

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DATES
Feb 4 – Feb 24, 2024

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PRICES

Shared Room:

$3,333 USD

Twin Share Rooms:
$3,888 USD

Private Rooms:
 $5,555 USD

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RESIDENCY FOCUS

Clowning and Theatre
Performance & Choreography 
Circus, Flow and Fire Arts
Embodied Movement & dance 
Spiritual Development and Introspection 
Community Building and Living
Plant Medicine
Panel discussion, Ted Style talks 

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WHO

Performance & Movement Artists, Fire Artist, Clowns, Healers, Yogis, Energy Workers, Dancers, Aerialists, Acrobats, Object Manipulators, Stilt Walkers, Roving Artists, Choreographers, Body Painters, Festival Tribe, Tantra, Content Creators, Digital Nomads, Entrepreneurs, Designers, New Earth Visionarie

INTENSIVE PROGRAM WILL INCLUDE

This three week residency provides : 

  • Private or Shared Accommodations walking distance to the beach 
  • 3 x Plant Based Meals per day
  • 5+ hours of Daily Training in professional choreography, clowning and performing arts 
  • Daily meditation and introspective practices
  • Yoga, movement, dance and getting physical vessel in optimal form. 
  • Sacred Clowning, the art of radical expression, clown as a shamanic path, and theatre skills with local and trained clowning for character development 
  • Fire arts, flow arts and safety training with PYRODANZA 
  • Panel discussions around the art of performance, getting yourself off the ground as an atrists and refining your skills with masters of their craft.
  • Skill development in aerial silks, dance, choreography, and voice. 
  • Intellectual, emotional, spiritual development.
  • Barefoot access to the wild nature and beaches of Playa Marsella and short drive to surf beach Playa Maderas, best surfing beach in the country 
  • Co working & co-creation zone with good Wifi
  • Community living, authentic relating and the art of conscious relating. 
  • Live with guest teachers, coaches, energy healers and business speakers from all over the world
  • Access to iconic Momentom photography and videography services.
  • Social Circus initiatives in San Juan Del Sur
  • Access to stage performance at a show organized by Momentom Collective
  • Discounted tickets to Envision Festival with Momentom Collective 

SAMPLE SCHEDULE ​

WHERE DO WE PRAYERFORM?

Typically we align our performance based residencies with major festivals including Cosmic Convergence and Envision Festival. We also focus our energies in residency and our Social Circus outreach project where we introduce new conscious concepts to the locals of Nicaragua. The place to plant seeds for true transformation.  This year, we will be training our Prayerformance at our new beachside venue and performing it at one of Nicaragua’s premiere events spaces and residents will have the choice to join us on stage at Envision.

You will be guided into collective choreography and live first hand the process of creating a performance- from roots to sky. Together we will alchemize our creative energies together to transform idea into expression and showcase on stage. 

ENVISION INVOLVEMENT

For those called to extend the experience with us, we invite all residents to join us on some of the most renowned stages in the world at Envision Festival in Costa Rica! We are excited to partner with Envision to offer 50% off their SOLD OUT Envision tickets to all residents joining our Circus & Performance Residency!

At Envision Momentom Attendees will be able to:

• Perform our collective piece in front of thousands on the renowned Luna Stage between world class DJ’s

• Join us for our infamous Momentom ‘Passionately Untalented Cabaret’ on Circus Stage

• Join us to go Artist Roving throughout the festival

• Chance to camp with us at our Circus Theme Camp behind the Circo Stage – More info here.

There are some select opportunities for residents and Momentom team to perform and or co-facilitate a workshop on one of these international stages and be on the Envision Schedule! 

Please contact us directly for details on these amazing opportunities 🙂  

 

We know that right now with the world in the state that it currently is, some times it can be challenging to justify investing in ourselves.  

We have thought about this a lot these past months, 

What does it mean to come to residency and why does it matter?

In short- because Art is essential.  You are essential. A world without you knowing the depth of your own expression, of you not singing that song or taking those chances, is actually not a world we wish to live in. 

 Oh and for the matrix money side of things- we got you.  Shoot us an email at [email protected] and we are down to see what we can do for payment plans to take the pressure off.

 We are so excited to create with you

FAQS

No, you do not need to be a professional or semi-professional performer to attend. If you are someone in the artistic field who would like this unique experience, you are welcome. There will be a vast array of scope of experience within the residency, from cirque du soleil, to beginner, but everyone will be met by the professional choreographers and worked with at their levels.

  • Yoga mat
  • Any toys or flow arts or things that you like to play with>
  • A sense of adventure
  • A water bottle 
  • Costumes if they fit in your suitcase

After your application has been accepted, within the following week, you will need to pay a 50 percent deposit to book your place. Then we ask that you pay the remaining amount no more than 30 days before your residency. If you cancel before this time we honor 50% of your deposit as credit for a future residency. If you do not cancel before this time, you will forfeit your deposit and we will have to give the space to someone else.

We believe in the medicine of community so much that we want our experiences to be as accessible as possible. We can evaluate this on a case by case basis and we are open to working with you if you need support and we can come to a suitable agreement. After you apply, you can notify our sales team as to your specific inquiries around payment structure.

LOCATION

We are located at Casa Bahia, Playa Marsella in Nicaragua. It can be found on Google Maps HERE just a 3 minute walk to the beach of Playa Marsella, 5 minute drive to the renowned surf beach of Playa Maderas, 15 minutes north of San Juan del Sur and only 1 hour from the border of Costa Rica. 

ACCOMMODATIONS

TRIPLE & QUAD (3 -5 people) 

Dorm style accommodation. Prices include meal plan and access to all workshops, classes and events.

EARLYBIRD – $3,083 USD

REGULAR – $3,333 USD

TWIN SHARE / COUPLES

Twin share / double accommodations. Prices include meal plan and access to all classes and events.

EARLYBIRD – $3,638 USD 

REGULAR  – $3,888 USD

 

PRIVATE ROOM

Your own private room with full size bed. Prices include meal plan and access to all classes and events.

EARLYBIRD – $5,305 USD

REGULAR – $5,555 USD

GUEST TEACHERS

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John Early

Momentom Co-Founder

Community Leadership, Yoga, AcroYoga, Author, Musician, Podcast Host, Meditation, Singer

@johntearly

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Gabrielle Bonneville

Momentom Co-Founder

Yoga, Mindfulness, Flow Mastery, Business Coaching, AcroYoga, Lucid Dreaming, Handstands

@gaby_boop

Therese Lowton

Therese Lowton

Guest Teacher

Performance coordination, Egyptian philosophy & alchemy,  yoga, meditation 

@tlowton

Marlene Solano

Marlene Solano

Guest Teacher

Aerial Silks, Aerial Conditioning, Choreography, Partner Aerial, Dance 

@marlenesolanom

Alex Payaso

Alex Payaso

Guest Teacher

Circus Artist, Coach of Acrobatics and Juggling, Cultural Manager.

@alexpayaso

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Olivia Al-Kimiya

Pyrodanza crew Costa Rica | Guest Teacher 

Fire Props: contact staff, spinning, double staff, firesword, firefans, 

Floorwork and pre acrobatics, Tribal fusion Bellydance, yoga, contact improvisation, choreography

@alkimiya_firearts 

 
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Troy

Guest Teacher

Yoga, Sound Healing, Body Work,  Choreography, Vocal Technique and Original Song

@the_troy_story3

Vanessa

Vanessa Panton

Operations and Communication Manager

Panel Discussions and Mens and Womens Circles

@vanessapanton

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Mario Nobre

In house Photographer, Videographer

Songwriter & Content Creator. Weaver of the Momentom Collective Story. 

@mario.sou

 

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Fabian

Guest Teacher

Performing Artist, Acrobat, Singer, Songwriter, Dreamer

@fabiankazen