The Heroine’s Journey of Angela Teodorowsky

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

With my work I can live in a special dimension, where reality passes through creativity, through the powerful force of thought and concepts.

Con il mio lavoro riesco a vivere in una dimensione speciale , dove la realtà passa
attraverso la creatività , attraverso la forza potente del pensiero e dei concetti.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

The perfect happiness, for me, is when I can express myself at the best and in a positive and deep way so that people close to me feel this positivity, they are involved ; it happens often through my work as a performer.

la felicità perfetta è quando riesco ad esprimere me stessa al meglio e in maniera positiva e profonda e quando le persone vicino a me sentono questa profondità , ne sono coinvolte , succede spesso attraverso il mio lavoro di performer.

What is my greatest fear?

In a world where every day urges us to be afraid of everything and everyone, I try not to be afraid of anything. Sometimes I am afraid of sickness and death.

In un mondo in cui tutti i giorni ci esortano ad avere paura di tutto e di tutti , io tento di non avere paura di nulla. Ogni tanto ho paura della malattia e della morte .

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

My impatience ; never give me time to enjoy the beautiful things that happen to me.

La mia insofferenza; non darmi mai il tempo di godere delle cose belle che mi capitano.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

All the female artists who have carried out great changes in art in particular Pina Bausch – Marina Abramovic – Maria Callas

Tutte le artiste donne che hanno portato avanti grandi cambiamenti nell’arte in particolare Pina Bausch – Marina Abramovic – Maria Callas

What is my greatest extravagance?

ask the night sky to give me the answers I need, I often talk to the moon

chiedere al cielo notturno di darmi le risposte di cui ho bisogno, parlo spesso con la luna

On what occasion would I lie?

I lie only when people ask me too direct questions about my life, I prefer to have some secrets

io mento solo quando le persone mi fanno domande troppo dirette sulla mia vita, preferisco avere qualche segreto

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

I do not like doing public relations, seeking the consent of the critics and the whole part concerning the sale of my performances

non mi piace fare public relations , cercare il consenso della critica e tutta la parte che riguarda la vendita delle mie performance

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

I had a collaboration with a very important artist for me the guitarist Jochen Arbeit, it was a performance on Pierre Molinier, it was a wonderful moment of sharing great creative energy.

Ho avuto una collaborazione con un artista molto importante per me il chitarrista Jochen Arbeit , si è trattato di una performance su Pierre Molinier ,è stato un bellissimo momento di condivisione di grande energia creativa.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

I would change only the nationality, I think if I were a non-Italian artist, everything would be easier, then also my physical appearance

Di me cambierei solo la nazionalità, penso che se fossi un artista non italiano tutto sarebbe più facile, poi anche il mio aspetto fisico.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

The greatest success is living in my work and having friends around me who support me, encourage me to continue, to give to other emotions.

Il successo più grande è vivere del mio lavoro e avere intorno a me amici che mi supportano , mi incoraggiano a continuare , donare agli altri emozioni.

Where would I most like to live?

I would like to live in a metropolis, the big cities give me so much energy

vorrei vivere in una metropoli , le grandi città mi danno tanta energia

What is my most treasured possession?

First of all my freedom,  then my ability to know how to live in solitude

What is my most marked characteristic?

resistance is my strongest characteristic, I never get tired

la resistenza è la mia caratteristica più forte, non mi stanco mai

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

I know it may seem shabby, but I have the best inspirations in the large deserted parking lots in the suburbs at night

Lo so che può sembrare squallido , ma io ho le migliori ispirazioni nei grandi parcheggi deserti della periferia di notte.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

There is a cocktail bar “Eliseo” where a fantastic and talented barman tells you the story of all the cocktails while you drink in a cozy atmosphere.

C’è un cocktail bar ” Eliseo” dove un fantastico e bravissimo barman ti racconta la storia di tutti i cocktails mentre tu bevi in una atmosfera accogliente.

What books influenced my life and how?

Moby Dick was a book that taught me many things about existence, even patience, the whole part that speaks of spermaceti and whales requires a lot of patience in reading it, because you would immediately go back to Ahab.

Moby Dick è stato un libro che mi ha insegnato molte cose sull’esistenza, anche la pazienza, tutta la parte che parla degli spermaceti e balene richiede tanta pazienza nel leggerla, perchè tu vorresti subito tornare ad Achab.

Who are my favorite writers?

F. Dostoevskij – Romain Gary – Kafka – P.P.Pasolini

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

I would listen to the whole soundtrack of   2001 A Space Odyssey

Ascolterei tutta la colonna sonora di 2001 A Space Odyssey

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Kitty Pryde

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

All those who fight for civil rights, for freedom of expression that make scientific research.

Tutti coloro che si battono per i diritti civili, per la libertà di espressione, quelli che fanno ricerca scientifica .

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

Apocalypse Now ( F.F. Coppola) – Eyes Wide Shut ( Kubrick) – Damage ( Louis Malle) Der Himmel über Berlin ( Wim Wenders)

What role plays art in my life and work?

All art is of great help for my existence and for my work as a theater director and performer. The painting of Francis Bacon and Jackson Pollock, the works of Lucio Fontana, all the work of Joseph Beuys and of course the sculpture, the great photographers.

Tutta l’arte è di grande aiuto per la mia esistenza e per il mio lavoro di regista e performer teatrale. La pittura di Francis Bacon e Jackson Pollock , le opere di Lucio Fontana, tutto il lavoro di Joseph Beuys e naturalmente la scultura , i grandi fotografi .

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

Surely all my friends, they always encourage me; when I feel uninspired and I’m sad with them and then I trust again in life

Sicuramente tutti i miei amici, mi incoraggiano sempre ; quando mi sento priva di ispirazione e sono triste passo del tempo con loro e dopo ho di nuovo fiducia nella vita .

Whom would I like to work with in 2018?

I would like to work with a very good and important photographer and performer of La Spezia Jacopo Benassi.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018?

I would like to meet and get to know Jan Fabre, I love his job and I find him brilliant in everything he does

Mi piacerebbe incontrare e conoscere Jan Fabre. Amo il suo lavoro e trovo geniale tutto ciò che produce come artista.

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on?

I did a long research work on the artists of the 20th century and on their idea of art. I made a performance called LE CELESTOGRAFIE. The conceptual artist Chiara D’ Atria has collaborated on this performance with one of her works. I hope to take our work on tour.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018?

I have a space shared with other artists called “OCRA” in Sarzana (La Spezia) where I often present previews of my work, then a facebook page where to follow events .https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=angela%20teodorowsky 

https://www.facebook.com/THEATRUM-CHEMICUM-158892564176919/

Ho uno spazio condiviso con altri artisti che si chiama ” OCRA” a Sarzana ( La Spezia) dove spesso presento le anteprime del mio lavoro, poi una pagina facebook dove seguire gli eventi.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

No passion can end, it is something that is born with us, a part of our being, it will go out only when our earthly life is ended.

Nessuna passione può finire , è qualcosa che nasce con noi, una parte del nostro essere , essa si spegnerà solo quando la nostra vita terrena sarà conclusa.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Sabrina Tacci – painter  ( Holland)

Michela Brondi – graphic designer

How can you contact me?

email  teatroalchemico@libero.it

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=angela%20teodorowsky 

https://www.facebook.com/THEATRUM-CHEMICUM-158892564176919/

my video on vimeo

https://vimeo.com/user46859688

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

The Heroine’s Journey Conference 2018 – Rome

The Heroine’s Journey is coming to Rome. We are bringing The Heroine’s Journey  Conference to the vibrant city of Rome on 12-14 October with a transformative and properly entertaining three-day event on the most important ideas we teach. Our conference aims to transform lives and build the best kinds of connections. It is designed to equip participants with a toolkit of creative entrepreneur skills that can revolutionise relationships, careers and self-understanding.

What to Expect

Our conference is hugely memorable and distinctive. For a start, you are not being taught in entirely standard ways. Peter de Kuster and his team of coaches on stage don’t merely lecture to a passive audience; they invite almost continuous interaction, getting participants to look inside themselves, to complete a variety of exercises and to share their stories with others.

Talks are peppered with films, art, pieces of literature, pieces of music and visual prompts; all the senses are properly stimulated to keep the mind fresh and receptive. Furthermore, there is an enormous emphasis on friendship. We are not merely seated quietly on our own, isolated from other participants. We are guided to mingle, form smaller and larger groups and reveal meaningful things to one another. It is impossible to leave after three days without having made quite a few firm friends.

Conference Leaders

The Conference, led by The Heroine’s Journey founder Peter de Kuster together with a team of coaches specialized in working with creative people  takes participants through a three-day immersive experience.

Programme Details

Day 1 FridayThe Heroine’s Journey:  Career Management for the Creative Person. 

We begin with a look at what the life and career of a creative professional is, how it can be taught – and what we can acquire of it in the days ahead. We consider our particular position in history: living with the desire for creative fulfilment and career success – and we propose that The Heroine’s Journey has a distinctive set of answers to the opportunities, disappointments and dreams of our time.

We identify that a core task of any creative professional is to achieve self-knowledge. To this end, we take you on a journey around your own mind, paying particular attention to the stories you tell yourself about you, your creative work, your time, your money, your self promotion, your relations. Which of these stories brings you to what you want and which of these stories has to be rewritten, transforming in the process your business and life?

Next we consider your meetings with others – clients, friends, business partners. We admit to our longing for sincere connection with others, but also to the challenges of finding this.  We learn about the art of connecting, about ways to listen to others fruitfully and how to overcome barriers to intimacy. We teach strategies that help remove excessive superficial contact from our lives, and put all these into practice at a social event with our newfound acquaintances to close the day.

Day 2 Saturday Morning The Power of your Story

On our second day we study why we have the creative career we do – and how our early experiences give us scripts of what, how and whom we are passionate about in our creative career. We learn that there are always more possible paths in your creative career than we initially believe and that we can broaden our unconscious scripts of how we can make money doing what we love by understanding our past stories more clearly.

We also look at the techniques that can make creative careers work in the long term. The Heroine’s Journey firmly believes that passion is ultimately a skill, not an emotion. We learn about how to communicate, how not to sulk, how to allow others to get close to us, how to understand and explain our distinctive way of creating, how to promote ourself and our creations, how to negotiate conflicts through humour and how to deal with conflicts and awkward desires.

We’re reminded that many of the answers we need are within us already, waiting for the correct story to extract them.

Day 2 Saturday Afternoon Creative Confidence

We move on to consider the emotional dimension of our work; what impels us to want to do a certain sort of creative work, and why it is often so hard to align our emotional desires with our practical requirements. We explore our working personalities and sift through our authentic interests.

We consider a variety of blocks and inhibitions which prevent us from pushing forward with our hunches, with particular attention paid to parental and societal expectations.

We pay particular attention to the idea of creative confidence. The difference between success and failure often hangs on this almost humiliatingly small and elusive concept that standard education never touches. We spend vast amounts of time acquiring confidence in narrow professional fields, but we overlook the primordial need to acquire a more free-ranging variety of confidence which can serve us across a range of tasks in professional, but also in personal, life.

Day 3  Sunday They Created Happily Ever After

Passion has a natural and deep appeal. Most of us long to be more passionate and creatively confident, unruffled, at ease and capable of reacting with quiet good humour to life’s setbacks and irritants. But we are often still only at the very beginning of knowing how to be passionate and confident. This morning will give us a range of the most effective answers.

Next we consider passion & happiness. A passionate life is close to, but at points importantly different from, a happy life. It draws upon and exercises our higher capacities, for example, tenderness, care, connection, self-understanding, sympathy, intelligence and creativity. We investigate how to orientate our lives in a more happy direction.

In our final hours together, we go back over the journey we have been on and recap its most fundamental lessons.

Timetable

Friday 12 October
14.00 Doors Open
15.00 Introduction
17.00 Break
17.30 The Heroine’s Journey
19.15 Close and Welcome Drinks Reception
Saturday 13 October
9.00 Doors open
9.30 The Power of your Story
11.00 Break
11.30 The Power of your Story Continued
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Creative Confidence
15.45 Break
16.15 Creative Confidence Continues
18.00 Close
Sunday 14 October
9.00 Doors open
9.30 They Lived Happily Ever After
11.00 Break
11.30 They Lived Happily Ever After Continues
13.00 Close

Who Should Attend The Heroine’s Journey Conference

The Heroine’s Journey Conference is ideal for those looking for an in-depth experience that covers three main areas of our creative lives; Career Management, Creative Confidence, Happiness.

What you can expect:

  • A rich programme drawing from the key insights across our core curriculum

  • A learning experience combining lectures, films, music, art, exercises and continuous audience participation

  • Three-days of engaging content written and led by storyteller and writer Peter de Kuster, supported by inspiring coaches specialized in working with creative professionals

  • Daily educational programme and curated morning and evening social activities

  • An opportunity to make new friends in a community of like-minded individuals

The Heroine’s Journey Conference 2018 – Rome

Early Bird Price:

Euro 999 (Standard Price Euro 1099) excluding VAT

How to book:

Send us a mail at peterdekuster@hotmail.nl 

What:
Experience
When:
Fri 12th Oct 2018 (14.00)
Where:
Rome Hotel de Russie
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