Dance retreat in Menorca (SPAIN) 19-23 September 2017

Dancing in/to your nature

BODY and AIR, SAND, SUN and SEA combine in Motion, Expression, Sensation and Inspiration. 5 day retreat on the island of Menorca, where the body will be delighted to express, to feel, to discover, to create, to relax, to get to know and simply TO BE.
Come join us for an experience of dancing, stretching, rediscovering and getting in touch with the natural way your body dances and moves.

This is an invitation to experience and connect different techniques through our bodies, mind and spirit, to take the dance out of the studio into the nature, to play in the outdoors and to jump into a dance in the crystal sea water of Menorca.

Here is a small taste of our last retreat on the island – see below for schedule, Dance info, investment and facilitators –

“DANCE IS OUR NATURAL WAY OF MOVING”

Daily Schedule

Arrival on Tuesday, September 19th  – Arriving from 14:00 and settling into our rooms and island time. Opening circle in the nature and dinner.

Departure on Saturday, September 23th  after lunch and ending ceremony.

08:30   Morning meditation/ Movement with awareness/ Yoga

10:30   Breakfast
11:30   Workshop session
14:00   Lunch
15:30   Outside excursion workshop (Beach and Island time)
20:30   Dinner
22:00   Night activity

Outside workshop can include – dancing workshop in a cave, monuments in the island, on the beach and forest.

* The schedule of the activities times can change during the retreat.

Dates: 19-23 September 2017.

Investment –
580 Euro – Shared rooms (4 people) – (Early bird – until 19.8 – 540 Euro).
600 Euro – Double rooms (2 people) – (Early bird – until 19.8 – 560 Euro).
620 Euro for a single room                   – (Early bird – until 19.8 – 580 Euro).

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. VERY LIMITED SPACES. YOUR PLACE IS SECURE AFTER FOLLOWING THE REGISTRATION AND DEPOSITING THE 150 EURO DOWN-PAYMENT.

The price includes dance workshops in a studio and in the nature, 4 nights accommodation in shared rooms, healthy vegetarian food, outside excursions in the sea, caves and organized trips to the most magical places in the island.

Registration: info@back2basic.es

 

 

DANCING MATERIAL THAT WE WILL BE PLAYING WITH

DANCE IMPROVISATION – is a complete and full world of exploration of the body, the mind, your inner self and your creativity in dance. It allows us to go within the body, to talk and express ourselves in a non-verbal way and find new ways to relate to other people. In its highest form, Dance Improvisation is a delicate art, a meditation, and a way to create dance in an instant composition.

CONTACT IMPROVISATION – is a way of mutual dance communication. Its main issue is the physicality of two or more dancers that moves together while sharing weight and becoming one dancer. It can be a fast and acrobatic dance, or a gentle quiet and attentive dance.

INSTANT COMPOSTION – is the art and ability to create a dance piece in the moment – the performers are trained to see the space and the possibilities that are present. They become a dancer and choreographer at the same time. When done with more people it becomes more complex and the dancers need to learn how to listen and dance at the same time and how to allow the dance piece to creates itself.

NATURE DANCE – combining all of the above in the breath-taking nature of Menorca. Creating dance and art with the most magical places on this Island.
 

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Your facilitators

Tom 1Tom Goldhand 

– is a dancer, dance teacher and group facilitator, co-founder and facilitator of Ecstatic Dance Amsterdam, owner and manager of Sadhana Dance School (http://tomgoldhand.com).  Tom has been teaching and creating dance for the last 12 years.

“I see myself as an improviser, I dance to discover, uncover and recover. In the last years my dance gravitate more and more into exploring movement with awareness and this is what I like to share, whether it is in dance improvisation – the art of here and now, working with a partner in the form of contact improvisation, going deep into authentic movement or high and above into ecstatic form of dancing”.

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Anna Poch –

is a Yogini, Heart Healer, Shamanism,Tantric Masseur, Mindfulness Event Manager and Multidisciplinary Artist. Anna guides people and groups in transformational processes and has a special connection and knowledge with the island of Menorca.

‘’Why I dance…because I like to speak without words…to connect with my soul…to fly!!! to heal!!! to love!!! to come back always to Nature, to the essence.”

 A bit more over Menorca and how to get there:

Menorca lies 225 km off the coast of Barcelona and can only be reached by sea or air. The most quickest and most convenient way to get there is to fly. The island’s international airport is Mahon (MAH), situated 5km from the capital, Maó. The flight time is less than an hour from major Spanish cities, around two hours from main European cities.

By Sea For sea travel, you can also get to Menorca by ferry with several companies offering daily trips for passengers as well as vehicles.

By Air – The cheapest flight companies to get there are RYANAIR, TRANSAVIA and VUELING. Also check ARKE.nl

LAST YEAR – TRANSAVIA OPENED A DIRECT FLIGHT – CHECK SKYSCANNER.COM FOR THE BEST FLIGHTS.

We will show and take you to the most beautiful secrets, sacred hidden places. We advise you, if you can, to stay longer on the island, and to explore more its wonders.

Menorca is the least over run and most tranquil of the Balearics. This must be one of the few places in the Mediterranean where it is possible to have a beautiful beach largely to yourself in summer.

Check out the tourist information websites for more information:

http://www.menorca-tourism.net/
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/spain/balearic-islands/menorca

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