THE FESTIVAL in 2020
March 23-31

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. 

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Play Fight

The moving and embodied philosophy of a liquid body. Play-Fight is a martial arts / dance practice.

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.

Singing Circle Koh Phangan

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. 

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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. 

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…

The 2020 Festival will run over 9 days – 23rd – 31st March. And an additional pre workshop and a 5 day post festival jam.

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 Circle and more.

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

creating together

pre & Post festival events

Art Continumm Nomadic Residency 

7 – 29 February 

at Siam Healing Centre on Koh Phangan. 

Art Continuum is an alternative education and research 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 second edition of the residency in Thailand will focus on performance and film creation, in relation with dance improvisation and poetry.

For more information http://artcontinuum.space/thailand/

 

Pre Festival play fight Workshop

18 – 20 March

with Bruno Caverna

 

Post Festival JAM

1 – 5 April

50 hours of focus jamming / body work & laboratory