CIRCUS ISLAND NICARAGUA

JANARY 15 - FEBRUARY 15

WELCOME TO CIRCUS ISLAND

SOCIAL CIRCUS | PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT | ORIGINAL FAMILY VIBE

Four years ago Momentom had a dream. We dreamed of a community based on authenticity and self expression. We dreamed of modern day ninjas and energy alchemists that could raise the vibrations of those around them. We dreamed of a tribe living in an existence of co-creation, where everyone can drop the mask and step into their artistic potential without fears or judgement. We dreamed that unblocking our energy, redirecting it from structures that do not serve the human existence, that we could start to redirect it to the things that really matter.

We didn’t just dream this. We believed in it. With that belief, we actualised Momentom Collective. A tribe of nomads who embody what it really means to be alive.

In 2019/20 we once again open our doors to the CIRCUS ISLAND, but this year with a twist. We are moving to a much larger river and beachside location in Popoyo. Live with the original dreamers between two volcanoes in a freshwater lake and train every day with the circus family that are creating ripples across the globe.

Circus Island is all about discovering ways to tap in and then transmute our light to the youth of Nicaragua and remind them that living in a state of civil unrest doesn’t mean they can’t play, connect, co-create, and laugh. Be the reminder that adults can have fun too and that anything is possible.

We invite YOU to join the creation process to step onto one of the worlds most incredible stages of 7000+ people AT ENVISION FESTIVAL 2020 with a tribe of authentic, unconventional & artistic nomads. Be part of a movement that you will tell the next generation about, that you will have no regrets about on your death bed.

We invite you to find that spark of inspiration in every moment that will stay with you for years to come. To take the chance to be part of something bigger that will remind you of what it means to truly embody the human experience.

Beds are extremely limited. If you are thinking about it, don’t hesitate. Opportunities like this don’t come around every day. Drop the limitations of your mind, follow your heart and buckle up for one of the wildest experiences you will live this lifetime.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT ON CIRCUS ISLAND

Momentom co-training, co-living and co-working retreats provide everything you need to connect with your tribe and step into the most optimal version of yourself. Circus Island is no exception. We offer all of our standard inclusions, while holding onto the original Momentom family vibes.

On Circus Island we will be specifically focusing on self expression through Clowning, Theatre, Choreography and Performance creation both by skillshare, and with our specially selected Guest Teachers. Opportunities to tap into your performer will be at Social Circus performances, Passion Shows, Circus Island Full Moon party and eventually Envision Festival.

Your stay on Circus Island includes:

  • Shared Accommodations
  • 3x home cooked vegetarian meals / day prepared by residents
  • Covered Yoga, Movement & Aerial training spaces
  • Iconic Momentom Schedule of Classes & Workshops
  • Guest Teachers & Speakers focused in clown, theatre & circus arts
  • Co-working for Digital Nomads
  • Full Moon Party & Cacao Ceremony
  • Unlimited access to kayaks
  • Community Outreach / Social Circus weekly
  • Pre-Envision Festival Training for performers

THE BASICS

LOCATION
Equilibrio, Popoyo, Nicaragua

DATES
January 15 – February 15, 2020

PRICES
From $700 / week | $2800 / month

WHO
Performance & Movement Artists, Clowns, Dancers, Aerialists, Acrobats, Object Manipulators, Stilt Walkers, Roving Artists, Choreographers, Body Painters, Festival Tribe, Yogis, Healers, Passionate Carnies.

EXPERIENCE CURATORS

SIVAN NIR MOMENTOM COLLECTIVE

SIVAN NIR

Theatre Director
Clown & Theatre Arts
Aerial & Circus
Character Development

@sivanniraerial

Eran MOMENTOM COLLECTIVE

ERAN ABADI

Performance
Acrobatics
Aerial Arts
Cyr Wheel

@​svago_circus

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THERESE LOWTON

Momentom Cofounder
Aerial Arts
Yoga, Meditation & Ceremony
Graphic & Website Design

@​tlowton

Ricky Saenz Momentom

RICKY SAENZ

Acting & Comedy
Theatre & Clowning
Social Circus
Sound Alchemist

@irickysaenz

Lisa Hearn Momentom Collective

LISA HEARN

Aerial silks & lyra
Choreography
Dance, Acrobatcs & Flow
Going Professional

@lisahearn2626

Momentom - Tali Tal

TALI TAL

Aerial Arts
Trapeze & Lyra
Dance
Choreography

@talital77

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OREN MAGEN

Hand balance
Acroyoga
Hand 2 Hand
Massage Therapist

@oren2hands​

JULIEN DEFORGES 5

JULIEN DESFORGES

Highline Performance
Highline Rigging
Slackline
Acroyoga

@_juliendesforges

Inspirit Momentom Sound Production

INSPIRIT

Sound Production
Stage Soundscapes
Live Music
Projection Mapping

@inspirit_retreat

Austin Queen Momentom

AUSTIN QUEEN

Photography
Videography
Plant Based Diet
Personal Trainer

@austinqueenmedia

Lielle

LIELLE NADLER

Holistic Therapist
Sound Healing
Theta Healing
Reiki

@lielle_soundtherapy

Kuba

KUBA

Kitchen Manager
World Nomad
Whole Foods &
Plant Based Diet

 

ARTIST TESTIMONIAL

I was introduced to the world of circus back in 2017, when I met Momentom Collective along my travels through Central America. Back then, I had little knowledge of what circus meant, but after being accepted (knowing little about circus) living amongst other artists in the residency, my life has been changed for the better. Encouraged by the community, and inspired by collaborative creation; we all collectively leverage each other to put our passions into motion. While Momentom continues to evolve each season, I’ve returned year after year to residencies to enhance my level of training in yoga, circus, and performance art. As we get more involved within our own community and others each year, I see growth within myself, and the Collective, to move our goals forward. Each time the projects are bigger and bolder. It is exciting to be apart of the process and see the evolution of which we all have come so far individually and collectively. While I have returned back to the states; I now am coaching at the circus school, creating my own visual art as well as performing. I have found a circus community locally, yet, I still am connected to my global circus community as well. Thank you Momentom Collective, for all you have done for me and your community.
​- Leila Smith

SOCIAL CIRCUS IN NICARAGUA

Momentom Collective has a humanitarian initiative with a mission to give back to the local community through play, circus yoga and games. At our core, we believe in the power of circus and yoga as sports for development that are highly conducive for self, social and economic development. We encourage all of our artists to get involved to get to know and give back to the local community.

Circus Island 2020 will have a specific focus on workshops for the local community to bring light to communities that have experienced significant unrest since 2018. One of the greatest gifts we can give to this community is to demonstrate play, collaboration and share laughter. To shine our light, and to show that adults don’t need to be so serious, and we can communicate from our hearts.

We suggest that residents may start a fundraising account to help cover the expense of their stay and help to cover costs to buy supplies and transport to Social Circus initiatives in Nicaragua. Our stay in NIcaragua 2020 will include weekly trips to the local schools in Granada to share performance and workshops.

CO-LIVE | CO-TRAIN | CO-CREATE

​The Momentom Residency is a space designed for self-development, a space where we prioritize training and lifestyle. We are open to Creatives, Digital Nomads, Circus Artists and Yogis looking for experiences to transform.

The Momentom Residency experience is designed around circus, movement, yoga and meditation.
We have a mix of professional and emerging teachers who contribute to one of the most dynamic and iconic training schedules imaginable.

A key ingredient to the Momentom philosophy is the skillshare platform where every resident is both a student and a leader. This stems from yogic ideals and is what propels the Momentom tribe into a state of continuous growth and learning. It takes 28 days to to see things shift. Residents who stay at least one month, see the biggest transformation in their life.

ENVISION FESTIVAL

Each year Momentom performs in front of 7000+ people at Envision Festival. We will be curating a stage piece while on the island which will be curated by our theatre director. Select professional artists will be involved in this piece, and there may be support roles to get involved in for emerging artists.

For those not involved in the main show, you will be invited to work on solo or small or group pieces to perform on the Luna stage alongside internationally reknown DJs.

One of Momentom’s biggest visions is to make people’s dreams come true and we have emerged a number of aspiring artists on the Luna stage. We do not have ticket allocations for everyone on the island, and will only be able to grant entrance for those in the main show. All other people on the island will need to purchase their ticket to Envision, or obtain through other channels

For artists wanting to perform on the Luna stage, we will provide coaching with our Guest Teachers and encourage you to put your piece into action throughout the month at Social Circus, Passion Shows and the Full Moon party.

Performing at Envision is not only an incredible experience, but it means being backstage networking with the Performance Coordination team, performers from across the globe and musicians. All this while getting footage on one of the most beautiful stages in the jungle.

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