Each treatment has been developed around recognisable features that exist as potential routes towards happiness in our culture, perhaps a spa treatment or a social dance.
On arrival you will be greeted much as you would be at a spa or treatment room, offered something to drink, invited to fill out a playful happiness questionnaire and then invited in for your own personal experience.
You can choose from:
The Nature of Happiness with Kip Johnson:
Lie down, close your eyes and let Kip and his assistant re-introduce you to your senses. Take time to tune into the nature of happiness and allow this gentle, sensorial experience to take you to a place where you are ready to share these feelings with others. This treatment contains minimal physical contact and wearing comfortable clothing is advised.
A Guide to Happiness with S.Moynihan:
Let Stephen guide you to happiness through his four step process. Take time and space to contemplate what and who is important to you, then with the support of your guide make a simple choice that could make you and someone you care about feel very special. When was the last time you took time to seek out happiness?
Robert Clark makes humorous and emotionally charged, intricate and detailed dance shows. The Happiness Treatments are part of a larger project around the subject of happiness that Robert has embarked on. Watch out for opportunities to see the theatre show Promises of Happiness later this year.
Commissioned by Dance East and The Place. Funded by Arts Council England. Supported by Greenwich Dance, Trestle Arts Base and Dance4. Robert Clark is a Work Place Artist and Resident Artist at Greenwich Dance.
This piece was perfomed as part of Nottdance 2015.
For more information about previous Nottdance festivals please visit the Nottdance archive.