Combing both of the best worlds together – a week contact intensive with a high end dancing retreat center.
We will have the joy and dancing pleasure in a beautiful studio, sea, and great surroundings to come together and practice and refine our dance.
Sensing and listening, communicating through touch. Reconnecting to ourselves, and our nature as playful beings. We will take time to slow down, to breath, to reconnect to our spontaneity, playfulness, and joy of movement.
During the week we will work technically – focusing on understanding the underlying physical principles of contact improvisation.
The classes develop slowly from inside out, within specific exercises we explore tools and principles that are helpful in Contact Improvisation. We will explore and develop our technique in sharing weight, leaning, sliding, rolling, using momentum, falling and swinging in order to create effortless lifts and FLYING.
We will study our body’s intelligence to move organic, easy and in a fluid way. Exploring our spine, and spirals as efficient pathways to change levels and move three-dimensionally.
We will use experiential anatomy and different bodywork techniques to explore physical principles in our bodies.
We will also have time to go for nature explorations. Dancing on the beach, reconnecting to the elements – wind, sun, sand, and rocks.
Diving into the texture of sand and rocks, sky and clouds. Tasting the fragrance of the island.
Technique combined with movement Poetry.
Structure infused with Freedom.
Playful Beings in Motion.
Feel you on the dancefloor !
HERE ARE A FEW MOMENTS FROM OUR PAST RETREATS/TRAINING
Where – Armonia retreat center. Douliana village.
WHEN – 22-28 October, 2022
FOOD – (6 X breakfast/lunch/dinner from the best Greek cuisine, and all day refreshments) – 180 Euro.
At Armonia, you will share a room with either one, two or three other guests.
First come, first served.
(if you come with a friend let us know so we can situate you together in one room).
Price – 265 Euro (per person).
You can also apply for a single luxurious house for yourself just outside Armonia center. (fully booked)
Price – 365 Euro.
If you have a question you can send it firstname.lastname@example.org
I am dancer, dance-teacher, performance-artist and bodyworker made in Finland, but currently based in Berlin, India, and nomadic temporary moments in time and space. I graduated from TEAK 2008 as dance- and theatre-teacher (MA)
I have been teaching contact and dance since 15 years all around the world, on many internationally acknowledged festivals and retreats.
My dance is informed by aikido, capoeira, developmental movement patterns and axis syllabus.
In recent years I have been more focused on organizing my own workshops, events and festivals. I am one of the co-organizers of Goa Contact Festival since 11 years.
For me dance is combination of technique and intuition. Form and freedom. Being and doing. I try to find ways to explore and teach technique by understanding the underlying principles of movement
I am a performance artist, dancer and a dance teacher in the field of Dance & Contact Improvisation.
After finishing my studies in Israel I moved to Amsterdam and co-founded with 5 other performance artists the group – Mono Collective that performs free and anchored Dance pieces.
In the last years I have been performing and giving workshops on the techniques of Improvisation in Dance and Contact.
I have been teaching contact and dance since 15 years all around the world, on internationally acknowledged festivals and dance trainings.
All of the above are just words that are saying basically: Contact Improvisation is my passion and I love to share it with everyone.
Here are more pictures from our last workshops in Crete