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29 September 2021

 


THANK YOU

 

 

Dear all

 

For those of you who did not receive the news yet, our planned two-month tour for Sept-Oct has been much reduced to only a few performances along the Garden Route and the Cape Town area. This is due to what Joke described in her own words:

 

I (Joke) have opened up about some events that i buried very, very deep in myself. Events that happened a really long time ago. Really dark, bitter and painful events. The response of my whole system, my body, my feelings, to this first-time opening up, was putting me in a sort of a crash. A crash of such intensity that i cannot do most of the day to day things anymore and have to rely heavily on Francois, both practically and emotionally. 

 

Because came on top of the financial challenges of COVID, we called on you for financial assistance. The response was such that we can now report to you that we are on a much better footing until February next year. Thank you so, so much! - for all of you who subscribed, donated or simply sent us messages of support.

 

The past two years, since the lockdowns struck, have been a big challenge. And yet, here we are, able to keep doing what we are doing. And that is mostly thanks to the your generosity and that of family and friends. We do trust that come February 2022, we will be able to fully stand on our feet again.

 

The gift to Joke, that she does not have to be on tour right now, is invaluable. The healing process is a long one, but she is firmly on it and there is constant improvement. The bond between us is stronger than ever. And with Mira, all is well. May the foundation we lay for her as parents be firm. And may she keep singing throughout her life with the confidence that she is doing it now (you have no idea how much she sings!)

 

To remind, there is a HA!Retreat coming up very soon – from 7 to 10 October at Wild Spirit Lodge. The doors are open – come and participate during the times possible for you, and come for free. Just make your booking now and then donate afterwards. Accommodation and meals, if needed, can be booked separately (more info below).

 

There is not much more on my mind for this newsletter right now. Just wanted to say thank you, actually. What is on my mind a lot, however, is healing: how completely possible it is, how deeply difficult it is, and how often it is bypassed simply because life does not always allow us enough space and time for it. Joke and I have the luxury of being able to take healing seriously. Our hope is to return something of that to you through what we create and do on stage. That remains our task and our promise.

 

With warm regards

Francois (HA!Man), along with Joke and Mira

 

ps Any more donations can be made by clicking on the button at the end of this message. Thank you!



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INDEX

 

Upcoming  | New Release Teasers | Product Feature | Touring Schedule

 


 

Upcoming

The Crags (near Plettenberg Bay, WESTERN CAPE)

pool

Weekend HA!Retreat
Wild Spirit, 7-10 Oct

situated on the magnificent Garden Route, this transformative venue is the ideal setting for an immersion in spontaneous creativity

intro and info, BOOKING FORM and payment options

 

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New Release Teasers

 

 

HA!ART
creations with an aesthetic bent

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on the farm

the poetry of stone, rust and six generations of solitary living

video (4min 26sec) | by HA!Man | 26 September 2021

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the opening

the tenderness of wind and strings

recording (5min 54sec) | by HA!Man | 13 September 2021

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venice the vacuous

the boredom of the ultimate tourist destination

slide show (87 pictures) | by HA!Man | 10 September 2021

HA!MIND
issue-driven and food-for-thought creations

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IMPROVISATION NOW Part 9
the heart as the heart of improvisation

how to fly with a musical instrument

essay series (2311 words) | by HA!Man | 17 September 2021

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graveyards in South Africa

to be there where the body rejoins the soils

essay (1744 words) | by Joke Debaere | 8 February 2013

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trauma

the child screams / in a room without walls..

poem (192 words) | by HA!Man | 27 August 2021

HA!LIFE
creations drawing from daily life, on the road and stage

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dis Boetie wat so praat (1)

ek wil nou wragtig skryf in hierdie leëblikkie taal

essay series (825 words) | by HA!Man | 24 September 2021

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SITRAP 210912
of Beethoven, Kundera and a blueberrie smoothie

jazz will soothe, not save. ask Beethoven.

essay (1924 words) | by HA!Man | 12 September 2019

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Positive affirmation versus silence

the power of positive thinking, or not?

essay (1408 words) | by Joke Debaere | 14 October 2013

 

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Product Feature

 

SPECIAL THEMES
thematic music collections

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Breaking the Day

A whole album recorded live in the manner of the HA!Man show opening improvisations: cello, voice and whistling along with soft drone sounds, awakening into a new day

7 tracks | January 2011

 

 

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Touring Schedule

DATE

TOUR

CLUSTER

DISTRICT

location

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RETREAT

Southern Cape

Plett & East

The Crags

211012

SATour

Southern Cape

Plett & East

Plett

211020

Western Cape

Peninsula

Simons Town

211021

Western Cape

Boland S

Strand

211022

Western Cape

Peninsula

Simons Town

211023

Western Cape

Worsgordyn

Durbanville

211024

Western Cape

Peninsula

Simons Town

211026

Western Cape

Boland S

Somerset West

211105

Eastern Cape

HOME BASE

East London

211107

Eastern Cape

HOME BASE

Stutterheim

211108

Eastern Cape

HOME BASE

Eagles Ridge (home)

211112

SATour

Eastern Cape

GTown & Coast

Alexandria

211113

Eastern Cape

Greater PE

Port Elizabeth

211114

Eastern Cape

HBack triangle

Hogsback

211115

RECESS

Eastern Cape

HOME BASE

Eagles Ridge (home)

 


2022

JAN: SA recess

FEB-MAY: short South African tours

JUN-AUG: Europe ?

SEPT/OCT: Canada ?

NOV/DEC: SA small tours and recess


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HA!MAN (Francois le Roux)  spontaneous performer in partnership with Joke Debaere

 

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