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.
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.
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Our Vision for 7 days of exploration and celebration we will join together dancers, musicians, artists and therapists from all over the world. To explore our inner and outer worlds with innocence, curiosity, non-judgement and integrity. To nourish and support self awareness and openings into authenticity and vulnerability. To o respect each others boundaries on and off the dance floor. To create a safe space to hold one another in our deepest forms of self exploration and expression.
We are going to surrender to the rhythm of the music and dance of our being and celebrate the flow of life together with joyful abandon. We will show gratitude for the paradise that hosts us by taking care of our environment and show courtesy to Thai culture. We will consuming ethically and locally sourced food and share scooters to reduce carbon emissions. It is gonna be a plastic free festival!
We will love, honor and respect ourselves in all processes.