The Heroine’s Journey of Sara Bellodi

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love to hear the silence that creates a strong emotion evoked during a scene. To feel the light on my face and the power to share that moment of enchantment with the odiens. The unreality of human reality.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? knowing how to live our daily struggle to reach our deepest desires as a gift that makes us free and authentic. And thanks to this enjoy all can happen everyday.

What is my greatest fear? the fear itself, because it makes you become unable to live.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? i deplore my insecurity and my sternness. I can’t choose what is worst for me!

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I admire some teachers that i pmet for their passion, integrity, professionality and humanity. And i admire those artists who are consistent with their human and intellectual nature.

What is my greatest extravagance? i adore scene costumes, make-up and especially wigs. So on some occasions i really like dressing up as a carachter for fun.

On what occasion would I lie? most of the time i lie strategically to hide my real emotional state or because i feel confused about a topic or a situation.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? I totally dislike an insane competitiveness.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Whenever i can work with friends or great professionists and i can learn and i can participate in a high collective creation, where the aim and the taste are beyond the obviousness and the spirit flies high.

If I could, what would I change about myself? As my mother says, sometimes i need to be more as bold as brass, be a bit more fierce to make my value understood.

What is my greatest achievement in work? after the great and pearless work with Dario Fo, last year i joined a wonderful, multiethnic, professional and spiritual ensamble and one day after a hard rehearsal session i felt a profound joy. That was all that i had always desired.

Where would I most like to live? I don’t know, i’m still looking for my place.

What is my most treasured possession? surely my black cat.

What is my most marked characteristic? Everyone says my strength. Physical, moral, expressive. And i admit despite of what i think quite often about me, that it’s true.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? i feel inspired when i cross my city by its famous tram.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? to eat a delicious crêpes or a hot chocolate in winter, i love a little bistrot called “Vecchia Brera”.

What books influenced my life and how? “Manuale minimo dell’attore” by Dario Fo made me realize that theatre is nothing but a serious, funny game to play, and gave me the courage to do an audition for the Academy. The Camille Claudel biography also influenced me in the pursuit of independence, romance and in how she had followed her heart and instinct.

Who are my favorite writers? Cunningham, Somerset Maugham, Jane Austen, Conan Doyle, Shakespeare, Aldo Palazzeschi, Harold Pinter, Bulgakov

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? “Bilbao Song” by Kurt Weill to remember youth, hope, friendship, happy days gone.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? All those who are very clever and have strong sense of self they can do everything following their road. Saving themselves and other people.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? my heroes are the people who go on despite everything keeping their humanity, and their dream strong inside them.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? It’s hard to choose… there are so many different reasons … i love Fellini, Greenway, Terry Gillian… maybe one from each of them, and Blade Runner.

What role plays art in my life and work? Art is half of my life. It is the main choice of my life. Art is my job, and the way i filter the world around me.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? my greatest fan is my lovely auntie, my parents are my sponsor sometimes, the partner in crime is my best friend Cecilia.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? in 2018 i really would like to work with Ariane Mnouchkine

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? i would like to meet somebody that want to produce my shows!!

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on?  “SALT” the show with my faboulos Bämsemble, and a monologue about Franca Rame.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? On march in Milan with an old grotesque monologue about an old woman that becomes a kamikaze, and with the Bämsemble show SALT with Jon Kellam and i hope the show about Franca.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? it’s the damnation of the artists. It’s not just a choice it’s a necessity, a way of living.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Cecilia Di Donato, Lorenza Croce

How can you contact me? sarabellodi@yahoo.it

Here follows a message of Peter de Kuster, founder of The Heroine’s Journey 

Spring Journey

eatpraylovebigstill (2)Wednesday 14th March – Sunday 18th March

The best of The Heroine’s Journey condensed into a single, unforgettable week.

The Heroine’s Journey is a global organisation dedicated to teaching skills not covered by the regular education system – skills that develop storytelling intelligence and encourage psychological well-being for creative professionals.  The Spring Journey brings together the very best in our storytelling.

We will cover such themes as how to make money doing what you love, how to promote your business, which is you, how to choose our partners more wisely, how to make relationships last, how to find and create your dreamjob by meeting your rolemodels and making testdrives, how to manage your time and organize yourself creativitely, how to focus on our creative goals, how to have the financial freedom to create and how to more regularly experience creative flow and happiness.

You’ll embark on a rich and enlightening voyage, discovering how to make lasting, meaningful change across every aspect of your creative life. By working within a fixed group led by Peter de Kuster over the week, you’ll dive deeper than would be possible in any single daytrip. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences.

The Journey is ideal for those seeking a more meaningful, transformative vacation; for attendees of our daytrips who now wish to take a structured journey through our expertly curated material; and for those wishing to save time in the long run by working through the dilemmas of creative life, business, passion, and your own story in a single, high intensity week.

Blending tuition, exercises, meeting with stories of rolemodels, and discussion in journeys in a world city, each day of the Spring Journey will equip you with tools and strategies to help you find answers for your creative life’s big questions.

Join us for a truly transformational vacation for the mind in Rome

Ticket costs Euro 1250 excluding VAT per person, includes all teaching, materials, light refreshments & additional activities.

You can reach Peter for a skype meeting about questions you have by mailing him at peterdekuster@hotmail.nl 

DAILY TIMETABLE

09.40    Tea & Coffee on arrival

10.00     Morning Session

13.00     Lunch Break

14.00     Afternoon Session

17.00     Drinks

Read on for a detailed breakdown of the Spring Journey itinerary.

“You are the Storyteller of Your Own Creative Life. You can Create Your Own Legend – Or Not” – Peter de Kuster

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Spring Journey Itinerary

Day One: The first day of the Spring Journey is designed to equip us with the core skills of The Heroine’s Journey and Storytelling. We will learn the power of the story we tell ourselves, why our minds have a hard time understanding themselves, how to map and understand our passions, and how and why we characteristically respond to them.

Day Two: The second day of the Spring Journey takes us on a structured journey around the power of your story as creative professional.  Creative flow is always in essence a mental phenomenon, it is a result of ideas- and a story you tell yourself therefore relies on having to hand a raft of enriching stories about your business, your money management, your self promotion and your time management that can be called upon in moments of truth. The day begins with a Heroine’s Journey Breakfast – considering what three of the greatest creative heroines of all time have as story about the art of creative living wisely and well.

Day Three: The third day of the Spring Journey teaches us how to choose our clients and business partners wisely and make our relationships last. One of the gravest errors we make around business relationships is to imagine that they aren’t things we can get wiser or better at. On this day we will learn to practise and rehearse our skills at working with the people who can help you further your creative business (clients and business partners like agents, publishers, marketing professionals etcera). In the evening, we will attend a Storytelling Dinner in a local restaurant – learning to overturn small talk and master the art of opening up our deepest stories.

Day Four: The fourth day of the Spring Journey teaches us how to achieve our creative career potential. We will employ storytelling tools to be better able to understand our creative talents and to move forward using the opportunities that are open to us.

Day Five: The final day of the Spring Journey explores new business opportunities and markets for you to as creative professional. Many of the challenges we encounter in modern life require us to develop creative solutions to complex problems. And even when we’re not tackling big problems, continuously improving the way we live using invention and imaginative strategy is deeply important.

You can reach Peter for a skype meeting about questions you have by mailing him at peterdekuster@hotmail.nl 

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