Transforming Life Experience 2017: a performance making retreat.

November 2 - 5, 2017

“Liberating, funny and fun, extraordinary, deeply moving, important and peaceful.” - Retreat participant.

You are invited to join Dawn Albinger and Julie Robson at the luxurious Tivoli Retreat for a long weekend of creative exploration and play. As we lead you through a range of devising processes used to create our one-woman shows and ensemble productions, you will create performance material based on the (re)writing of life stories. Discover their potential for personal, cultural and artistic transformation, ignite a passion for contemporary performance, and illuminate your own capacity to create and perform. The weekend is also driven by an emphasis on:

Quietude: What happens when we slow down and begin to observe and listen to our external and internal landscapes? What can we create from this space of quietude?

Presence: What do we mean when we say someone has presence? What do we have to do to be present, in performance and in life?

Passion: What is really important to me? What is something that holds my attention, lights my inner fire, or that I think about a lot? How can I create performance material from my passions and preoccupations?

The Tivoli Retreat is a modern boutique style health retreat. Situated in the green rolling hills of Noosa hinterland, it offers privacy and luxury. It has been designed with training areas and also boasts a large wood fired sauna and magnesium plunge pool. It is the perfect space to host this intimate creative performance workshop. For those already familiar with Tivoli Retreat please note this is not a detox retreat. We will however be providing delicious and nutritious vegetarian meals.

What past participants appreciated:

The quality of the presence of both Julie & Dawn was exceptional.”

“The flexibility with which the content was delivered was astounding.”

“A renewed sense of purpose. A rekindled love of performance. A deep admiration and respect for the creatives.”

“A life changing experience.”

Retreat numbers are strictly limited (maximum 10 participants).

Earlybird registration (until July31): $990

Full registration: $1100

Register HERE or Contact us at if you would like to discuss a payment plan.

Registration costs are all-inclusive of workshop, accommodation, meals, bed linen, sauna and plunge pool. For an additional cost you may wish to book a kahuna massage during your stay. Payment on the day directly to your massage therapist:

60min $110

90min $150

Arrival is between 11am and 1pm Thursday, November 2, 2017. Lunch will be served at 1pm. Departure is on Sunday November 5 at 2pm and we will share lunch before leaving.