20th International Juggling and Theatre Workshop /Spálené Poříčí, CZ/

21. – 27. 8. 2021


26th Czech-German Juggling Convention in Waldmünchen / Germany/

27. - 29. 8. 2021

We would like to invite jugglers and others interested in juggling, circus and theatre, to participate
in the 20th international ALEJE 2021 workshop that will take place in Spálené Poříčí near Pilsen!

Scottish juggler living in Bologna CHRISTOPHER PATFIELD will be the main teacher of

ALEJE 2021.

The main theme of his workshop will be TECHNIQUE - MOVEMENT – CHOREOGRAPHY.
Traditionally, additional workshops of theatre, movement, juggling or relaxation will be offered by
KUFR theatre, specifically by Adela Kratochvilova and Dasha Heiland Travnikova, as well as
by our German colleagues Lisa Burkert and Franz Bauer as well as various workshops offered by
ALEJE participants.
ALEJE 2021 takes place at the Spálení Poříčí castle near Pilsen  (GPS: 49.6146222N,
13.6062631E) and Czech-German juggling convention in Waldmünchen, Germany

( http://www.gauklertreffen.de/ ) will take place this year as well!


ALEJE 2021 workshop for participants from abroad:

330 EUR (students 300 EUR)

The price includes the master class, full board (you can choose vegetarian version) including snacks
and accommodation in the double/three-bed rooms with shared bathroom, the space for training.


Juggling props, exercise mat, comfortable sports clothes, music instruments.

PROGRAMME of ALEJE 2021 workshop:


afternoon - arrival of participants, accommodation, dinner
20:00 - opening meeting + introduction of the instructors, intro games

Sunday - Thursday
8:30 - breakfast

9:30 - 12:30 - master class

13:00 - lunch

15:00 - 18:00 - afternoon workshops

18:15 - dinner

20:00 - evening programme, spontaneous workshops, relaxation, massage sessions, etc.

Tuesday afternoon
A trip or an excurision!
Thursday evening

ALEJE 2021 Show of the participants + final party


breakfast, departure to Waldmünchen or home

PROGRAMME of the Waldmünchen convention:


21:00 - official opening of the convention + Open Stage


10:00 - 16:00 - various workshops
20:30 - Gala Show
10:30 - juggling games
12:00 - closing of the convention

Přihláška/Application form

KUFR theatre is looking forward to seeing you!


Adéla Kratochvílová +420/ 776 358 917
Dasha Heiland Trávníková +420/ 605 911 877

If you have questions, we will be happy to answer them here: kufr@divadlokufr.cz

Chris Patfield

After a degree at ‘The Circus Space’ (now NCCA) specialising in Slack Rope and Juggling Chris completed a post-graduate course researching the relationship between juggling and music as part of an MA at the Danshogskolan in Stockholme under the Guidance of Luke Wilson and Jay Gilligan. Since then he has studied various theatre and movement practices with the likes of Jean Daniel Fricker (Butoh and Juggling), Anton lachky ( dance/puzzle work), Tetsuro Fukuhara (Butoh/ Space dance), Ido Portal ( Online Coaching) and is currently enrolled on the Feldenkrais Proffesionaal training program at the Centro Scientifico del Movimento in Strigara  Italy. 

In 2009  he took part in the High-wire world championships, crossing a world record breaking distance of 1km, 27m above the Han river in Seoul South Korea) In 2010 he was seen walking above the Streets of Jaipur in the ICC Cricket World Cup TV Commercial. Since 2010 he has worked with the internationally acclaimed Gandini Juggling company with productions: Smashed, Meta, 8 Songs, Akhnaten and Stackats. He has also toured with No Fit State, Stumble dance Circus, Hebrides

Ensemble and performed as an Actor/Circus Artist and Stage Fighter in productions at the Royal Opera House in London, The English National Ballet and Glyndbourne. Chris is currently touring his first self/co-authored full length juggling show “Gibbon” by Patfield and Triguero, for which they were nominated for a Total Theater for Dance Award at the Edinburgh international Fringe festival.

Chris has recently worked as an outside eye for new productions by Simple Cypher and Francesca Mari Juggling and has taught at numerous Juggling conventions and Circus Schools around Europe including the National Centre for Circus Arts (NCCA) and Regional Center Des Arts Du Cirque (CRAC).



Chris Patfield workshop

This workshop will touch two main pillars of juggling/movement practice.

1- Technique

               - Variation of patterns: How to create variations of site swap patterns, using bodytrows, balances, rollings and body-bounces.

               - Creation of short phrases using our own vocabulary.

               - Bring juggling and body awareness using Feldenkrais method as a guide. Body posture, spiralling and using the weight wisely. 


2- Choreography

               - We will apply the previous concepts to solo and group choreography.

               - How to link short phrases to create a longer and more interesting phrase.

               - How to use the space and the rhythm in our juggling.