"I have never
encountered anything quite like David's
approach. It provides an unparalleled
means for personal and artistic growth
through techniques that neutralize much
of the psycophysical baggage that we all
carry with us."
-Associate Artistic Director and Actor
at The People's Light & Theater Co.,
"David works not only
with the whole person, but also with the
whole art form, the ebb and flow, the
tension and release of any human/ensemble
interaction. The physical work we did
not only gave us a better understanding
of how to develop a more natural relationship
with our instruments, but also released
' body memories', which translated into
powerful expressive tools. As the person
responsible for Orchestral Studies at
Wilfred Laurier University, I wish we
were able to offer all our students at
least an introduction to this type of
work. It is, to my knowledge, not available
at any institution in Canada."
Paul Pulford - Cellist
of the Penderecki Quartet and Blue Rider
Ensemble, and Director of Orchestral Studies
at Wilfred Laurier University.
"I quickly developed
absolute trust in David's approach to
performance training. I think that the
greatest value of his approach to learning
lies in the fact that it is a process
based on self acceptance and assessment
rather than judgment and self manipulation.
The work is discriminating and involves
a high level of discipline. It is a '
friendly' discipline though, that serves
to help liberate the spontaneous, create
self. I have gained greater freedom on
my instrument and my approach to practice,
teaching, and reading music has become
much more expansive and imaginative."
Sophie Reshaw -
Violist, Freelance performer, Teacher,
and former violist of the Orford String
" Through my work with
David at Fantastic Space Enterprises I
received such awareness of my own sources.
The teaching has catapulted me into higher
dynasty's of understanding and has been
my final preparation for my debut with
the Cirque du Soleil. My eyes, my body,
my mind, are now open to the greatest
source of information and inspiration....
- Singer /Actor /Dancer/Clown /Member
of Cirque du Soleil
"Working with my Clown
has connected me with a powerful inner
ally who helps me to trans-mute my fear
into a powerful, liberating, creative
asset. Through all my extensive education
I have never attended a course that I
enjoyed as much and rarely have I learned
as much in the limited time span."
Peter Frey - Visual
Artist / Musician / Philosopher
"I was continuously
surprised. Every class was a delight.
I have never experienced a more personal,
powerful and pervasive course. It has
significantly impacted how I am in my
personal, my professional, and my social
Barry Davison -
Certified Advanced Rolfer / Registered
Massage Therapist / Psychsomatic Educator
"I feel like I finally
started processing what I went to school
for 4 years to learn."
"David is dynamic
and intuitive in a way that only a master
teacher can be. His enthusiasm for and
his scholarly knowledge of his subject
goes deeply into psychoanalytic theory
as well as the history, theory, and performance
of Clowning and Masks. His organization
is flawless, organic, and time tested.
He is an open, humane, and accomplished
Penelope Stella - Associate Director of
the Studio Theatre Program at Simon Fraser
University / Actress / Clown
had a glitch about performing. Since the
Clown course I now have the courage and
ease to stand up and perform. I have found
my voice and connected with my "playfulness"
I'd forgotten since childhood. My system
- Artist / Yoga Instructor
"I like the structure
of the courses and the learning environment
created. What a wonderful and safe place
to develop one's creativity. I wish that
many, many more people could take advantage
of the rich opportunities offered at Fantastic
"I benefitted so much
from the work and I am so grateful for
it. What the course offered came to me
at exactly the right time in my life.
' Re- Learning, and Re-Membering' to access
such a wonderful natural source in me
has, and will, help me in so many ways.
So far it seems to be dissolving my anxieties
and blockages, and helps me to respond
more appropriately and naturally in everyday
life and in my acting. Each day I become
more aware and notice changes; increased
cheerfulness, serenity, confidence, and
concentration, which has really helped
me in my acting and relationships. I'm
so happy for this new awareness! I feel
like my soul has been cracked open and
its expression has been flowing in me,
finally allowed to just BE! I look forward
to experiencing continued benefits."
Diane Freisen -
" I am very thankful
to be given more room for self discovery.
I believe David is a vital teacher for
those souls experiencing a human incarnation.
He has helped me find permission to expand
within myself and allow expression that
I usually do not allow to come out. David
has such a gentle, present energy that
gives the student the ability to reach
a relaxed state needed to take those risks
that might not otherwise be taken. Thanks
for affirming that we are free to express."
"The Clown and Core
Conditioning work has been deeply inspiring
to me. There are very few instructors
that integrate mind, body, and spirit
into their work so well. Coming across
such instructors is like finding a jewel
or seeing a river that you had been swimming
in without really knowing you were there.
Seeing that river now changes my whole
life. David is one of those rare souls
that live life through essence and I feel
honored to have been one of his students."
These courses reignite appreciation for
the full potential of every moment. Silliness
and hysterical laughter every class. I
learned so much about myself. Emotions
I would never let myself feel before.
By acknowledging them and releasing them
I have allowed myself to feel lighter
and yet more grounded in simplicity. Learning
to play in 'Delight' again, the chance
to really let myself be free and take
that knowledge into my performance as
well as living a more dynamic everyday
life. I highly recommend David's classes
to anyone willing to change. David's teaching
is a service to humanity. Really."
Maggie Blue O'Hara