20 – 27th March 2019, Koh Phangan

dance on the island of dreams

THE FESTIVAL​

Thailand Contact & Ecstatic Arts Festival

Contact Improvisation

Contact Improvisation (CI) is a dance form based on the physical principles of touch, momentum and shared weight. It is an open exploration in which two or more bodies meet through a shared point of contact, and together explore the feeling and impulse of each moment. 

Thailand Contact Festival

Ecstatic Dance

Ecstatic Dance is a free-form dance event. Journey through rhythms and beats, and pulses. Rising to ecstatic states of sound, movement and celebration

Ecstatic Dance Koh Phangan

Water dance

Water dance is the exploration of fluid principles of Contact Improvisation. Discover how they translate in a weightless environment, dancing on and under the water’s surface.

Thailand Contact Festival

Yoga

Beginning each day with yoga, to warm up the muscles and stretch in preparation for a day of dancing. Start your festival morning with a Hatha or Vinyasa flow. 

Thailand Contact Festival

singing circles

A wonderful way to start the day together is with singing. After morning yoga we will be singing Kirtans and singing circle songs to open our voices and lift the spirits. 

CREATING TOGETHER

In March 2019 we organise the 2nd festival for Contact Improvisation and Ecstatic Arts on the tropical island Koh Phangan, Thailand.

Join us to co-create a joyful space of body, mind and spirit connection through creative and artistic practices of Contact Improvisation, Ecstatic Dance, Water dance, Yoga, singing circles and more.

Within 7 days, from 20 – 27th of March, we will sink into a world of powerful workshops, and explore the countless possibilities of interaction and expression. Each evening we will gather and share our discoveries through dance, musical jams and ecstatic dances. Together we embark on a magical journey of somatic self-discovery and connection.

For news and updates around the festival please visit our Facebook even.n

pre-festival events

Art Continumm Nomadic Residency 

23rd February – 18th March

at Siam Healing Centre on Koh Phangan. 

Art Continuum Residency is a creative environment and alternative education platform, existing periodically in diverse locations. Containing laboratories, workshops and performative events. Focused on the fields of poetry, dance improvisation, experimental theatre and film.

The residency is an invitation to be part of an educational program and creative process spanning over four weeks. Together we will learn and discover known and unknown stages of creativity.

It is also possible to attend workshops on weekly basis.

Workshop Program: each week we invite an artist to share their craft through educational workshop. Movement/Dance/Performance/Film/Poetry/Waterdance/Voice

Laboratory: “Creation from Contemplation laboratory”:

“Art is already contained in the space of our meeting”

The laboratory will run for 4 weeks and is approached in the format of an open perspective, caring within for the possibilities to find yourself in an alternative creative stream. 

Weekly events: Regular improvisation/performance jams, Sufi Whirling, Film and exhibitions.

Founders and facilitators: Sasha Dodo and Dolores Dewhurst Marks.

For news of events follow the fb page: /artcontinuumnomadicresidency/

 

For more details of residency program, workshops and events click here