THE FESTIVAL in 2020
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.
Ecstatic Dance is a free-form dance event. Journey through rhythms and beats, and pulses. Rising to ecstatic states of sound, movement and celebration
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.
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.
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.
This is a multi-disciplinary movement arts festival. Celebrating diversity of culture, practice and education of Contact improvisation.
At this years festival (March 2019) over 130 dancers gathered on Koh Phangan from 60 different countries to move, learn, play, share together…
2020 Festival will run over 9 days – 23rd – 31st March. With pre and post workshops, and a 5 day post festival jam: over 3 weeks of events, where we can dance everyday!
Join us to co-create a joyful space of body, mind and movement connection through creative and artistic practices of Contact Improvisation, Play Fight, Water Dance, Contemporary Dance, Yoga, Ecstatic Dance, Singing Circles and more.
For news and updates around the festival please visit our Facebook Page.
pre & Post festival events
Art Continumm Nomadic Residency
7th February – 9th 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.
For news of events follow the fb page: /artcontinuumnomadicresidency/
Pre Festival Contact Improvisation Workshop
18 – 21 March
Post Festival JAM
1 – 5 April
Post Festival Workshop
3 – 6 April