20-24 May 2021
Ecstatic Dance Festival Germany
We want to make it possible again and keeping the spirits high with Ecstatic Dance, Contact Improvisation, Cacao Ceremonies, Singing Circles, Embodied Presense, Fluent Body, Sound Journeys, Voice Workshops, Women`s & Men`s circles.
Registration opens Jan 2021
Last seasons team:
Vesica (DJ), Pascal de Lacaze (DJ), Ben Pavlidis (DJ), Arun Ji (DJ), Anir Leben (Contact Improv), Florencia Lamarca (Fluent Body), Sophie de Lacaze (Embodied Presense), Erik Manouz (Singing Circles/musician), Nana Dakini (DJ), Naftali (Sound Journey)
Connect with a tribe of HEARTs that share the love for dance, music and awareness. Be welcome, precious human being, to this adventure for BODY & SOUL.
Amseltango Barnin Lake. Wonderful venue in an old german farm house directly on the lake. Beautyful garden, fireplace, in- & outdoor dance floor, atelier with lake view. A dream place! Aditionally we rented the entire Strandbad for our festival. There we can camp, dance, cook, celebrate. With own dancefloor and all facilities toilets, shower, electricity etc. Plenty of space for campers and tents. Only 5 Minutes walk to the farmhouse.
Come by car
If your planning to come with your own car please bring as many people as possible with you! We have a Facebook Event use this to get in contact with each other. Please take special care to include the people from other countries arriving by plane in Berlin. If you might have a place to stay before or after the festival, please offer it to those they will be very thankful.
You can share informations, looking for a ride or communicate about a place to stay in Berlin before you come to the festival through our Facebook Event
Adress: Hof „Amseltango“, Lindenstrasse 10, 19089 Barnin & Strandbad 19089 Barnin
Arrival by train:
Next Train Station is Crivitz, you can reach it from Berlin or Hamburg. You have to be at the train station that day in the morning 9.00 a.m. to meet other participants from festival to travel cheaper in group tickets ! To make this trip as comfortable and economic as possible you should travel in a group of 5 people. With the special mini group Ticket Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket, price € 78.- , with 5 person (15.60 € per person, bring change! Bycicles cost € 5 extra). Chose the box only local transportonline, because No IC or ICE train possible with reduced group ticket. You will get Tickets on the vending mashine on the gate in the train station. Meet in groups at the gate and be on time. Have fun with each other, the festival has already begun =)
You need to walk from the train station to the lake campside/ farmhouse (about 1 hour) There will be an luggage pick up and scouts with way discription at train station at 1 p.m. only. PLEASE TAKE TRAIN WE RECOMMEND IN ORDER TO BE ON TIME!
Arrival at the venue Please arrive and register at the venue the Farm house on Thursday 18 July from 13.00 on. Not before.
Registration: Please register first moment you come between 13.00-16.00 at the registration desk. Bring cash in € to the registration that day to complete your festival fee. No ATM close by!
Securtity our venue is a super lovely Strandbad & Farmhouse with gardens in the sweet nature of Barnin. We will be there with many people, tents, campers, kitchen dancefloor etc. The Strandbad is an public space not an secured camping site! You have to take care of your valuables all time by your own. Best is not to bring unessesary valuables like Labtops, expensive cameras. There is rarely a cellphone connection or Internet. As well in the house will be no Internet provided. Make your arrangements for your further travels before you come to the Festival. With open questions for your way back we will help you to organise there, dont worry!
Use this days to live the new luxury of being UNPLUGGED and RELAXE completely!
Very important to bring EVERYONE(as well those sleeping in the house):
-sleeping bag (and bedsheet)
-rain jacket and pullover. Think about wearing layers !
-your own dishes
-knife, falk, spoon etc.
-a own bottle (to be filled with drinking water)
People in tents bring additionally;
to swim and dance in the lake:
-Bathing suite, Bikini etc.
For any further questions please read the webside carefully before you contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lets dance, jam and celebrate!
Your Ecstatic Dance Germany Team
Our delicious outdoor kitchen with serve up to 80% organic food from local providers.
Regular Ticket 360€: Come with your own tent, or 380€ with own camper van.
Rental Tents plus 60€ , single person, inlc. air mattress and blanket.
Glamour Camping plus 110€ pp in three bed Bell Tent, 120 cm airmattress.
Glamour Camping plus 150€ pp for couple in Bell Tent, on airmattress.
Lots of space to play. Plus a full program for kids from to explore. Check our Ecstatic Body Love kids program
After registering you will receive a mail with our bank details. CHECK your SPAM filter! You need to pay 100€ deposit to our association account within the next 5 working days to confirm your participation. In need of cancellation, we will keep 50% of your deposit before May 1st 2020, if your cancellation happens after May 1st 2020, we will keep the full deposit. Participation is on your own risk. Please note that if you are under medication, or are suffering from any severe physical injuries, please let us know before registering
The organizer reserves the right to cancel the festival, even at short notice, if there is a danger to the well-being of the visitors and organizers, such as viral infections (corona epidemic), storms or natural disasters (fire, hurricanes, floods). In this case the organizer cannot be held liable for private failures. Deposits will be refunded at 100%. To prevent further personal loss, we recommend to take out a travel cancellation insurance.
We reserve the right to refuse your participation, if necessary without giving a reason. In any case you will get your deposit back.
You can reach us at email@example.com for any questions.
Após o registo, receberá um e-mail com os nossos dados bancários. VERIFIQUE o seu filtro de SPAM! Você precisa pagar 100 euros de depósito na nossa conta de associação dentro dos próximos 5 dias úteis para confirmar a sua participação. Em caso de necessidade de cancelamento, nós manteremos 50% do seu depósito antes de 1 de mayo de 2020, se o seu cancelamento ocorrer após 1 de mayo de 2020, nós manteremos o depósito completo.
A participação é por sua conta e risco. Por favor, note que se você estiver sob medicação, ou se sofrer de qualquer lesão física grave, por favor nos avise antes de se registrar.
O organizador reserva-se o direito de cancelar o festival, mesmo a curto prazo, se houver perigo para o bem-estar dos visitantes e organizadores, como infecções virais (epidemia de coroa), tempestades ou desastres naturais (incêndios, furacões, inundações). Neste caso, o organizador não pode ser responsabilizado por falhas privadas. Os depósitos serão reembolsados a 100%. A fim de evitar cancelamentos pessoais, recomendamos que você faça um seguro de cancelamento de viagem.
Reservamo-nos o direito de recusar a sua participação, se necessário, sem dar um motivo. Em qualquer caso, você receberá o seu depósito de volta.
Você pode nos contatar em firstname.lastname@example.org para qualquer pergunta.
Nach der Registrierung erhalten Sie eine Mail mit unserer Bankverbindung. Prüfen Sie Ihren SPAM-Filter! Sie müssen innerhalb der nächsten 5 Arbeitstage 100€ auf unser Vereinskonto einzahlen, um Ihre Teilnahme zu bestätigen.
Im Falle einer Stornierung behalten wir 50 % Ihrer Anzahlung vor dem 1. Mai 2020, bei einer Stornierung nach dem 1. Mai 2020 behalten wir die volle Anzahlung.
Die Teilnahme erfolgt auf eigenes Risiko. Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie uns vor der Anmeldung informieren, wenn Sie unter Medikamenten stehen oder schwere körperliche Verletzungen erleiden.
Der Veranstalter behält sich vor das Festival notfalls auch kurzfristig abzusagen, wenn eine Gefahr für das Wohl der Besucher und Veranstalter bestehen, wie zum Beispiel durch virale Infektionen (Corona Epidemie), Unwetter oder Naturkatastprophen (Feuer, Hurikane, Überschwemmungen). In diesem Falle kann der Veranstalter nicht für private Ausfälle haftbar gemacht werden. Anzahlungen werden zu 100% zurückerstattet. Um persöhnlichen Ausfällen vorzubeugen empfehlen wir eine Reiserücktrittsversicherung abzuschliessen.
Wir behalten uns das Recht vor, Ihre Teilnahme zu verweigern, falls erforderlich auch ohne einen Grund nennen zu müssen. Selbstverständlich erhalten sie in jedem Falle ihre geleistete Anzahlung zurück.
Bei Fragen können Sie uns unter email@example.com erreichen.
1. “Marketplace – supporter” (Cafeteria):
mid day 23.7.2020 – afternoon 28.7.2020. Help during the eating times in the cafeteria, serving food, cooking tea, etc. Alltogether you work 10-12 hours. You pay 80 Euro less for the whole Festival.
If you want to be contacted in case that our waiting list was not long enough and a place becomes available please send an email with “helper on call” as subject.
2. “Background – supporter” Kitchen:
mid day 23.7.2020 – afternoon 28.7.2020. Help in Kitchen, cutting vegetables etc., cleaning, take care in the building etc…Alltogether you work 10-12 hours. You pay 80 Euro less for the whole Festival including classes, food, and sleeping hall.
If you want to be contacted in case that our waiting list was not long enough and a place becomes available please send an email with “helper on call” as subject.
If you can come to the festival with your own car, you can apply for the driver job: morning mid day 22.7.2020 – afternoon 28.7.2020, you are doing driving and shopping during the festival. We need you on the 22.7. morning for picking up material and also in the end on 28.7 to bring it back. During the festival you do some shopping.
All together you work 10-12 hours. You pay 80 Euro less for the whole Festival including classes, food, and sleeping in your own tent.
As a helper you pay 80 Euro less for the festival and commit yourself to 10-12 hours of work during the six days Festival. For every job in the crew, you have to register on this homepage, you have to contact the coordinator of the resort in advance.
We always have a long waiting list for the helper jobs and want be sure that the people who reserve the helper places really come to the festival and that we have enough helpers.
Welcome to the team!!!
Registration opens Jan 2021!
Meet Your Facilitators /last season
Pascal de Lacaze
Pascal de Lacaze from Berlin plays music at events around the globe. His focus on rhythm and dance has made him friends in many communities: Dancers dig how his innovative DJ style connects with his energetic, modern drumming. Musicians & audiences appreciate his steady, rocking world percussion and transcendental grooves. Since 2010 Pascal organizes Ecstatic Dances in Berlin. He is the resident DJ, accompanies his DJ sets with live percussion and cocreates live dance journeys. In workshops and at festivals Pascal facilitates Body Bhajan – a fun and easy combination of chanting and body percussion. He has been on a long musical journey, spanning from drumming on techno raves in the 90ies to being a drum-set player in a Jazz Big Band, conga drummer at club partys and percussionist for acclaimed Sacred music artists like Dave Stringer, Janin Devi, Kevin James Carroll, Lulu & Mischka, Peia. Pascal holds a Master of Arts degree in Cultural Sciences and has worked as a copywriter, editor and social media manager. He is a certified Yoga & AcroYoga teacher and has a deep understanding of how to support nourishing group experiences. www.pascaldelacaze.life .
Ben is a songwriter, producer, and also known as the frontman of the Berlin based band Ohrbooten. On his musical path he developed a deep passion for bass music and in his DJ-Sets, he is defiantly paying homage to the beloved bass frequency . The half Greek half German grew up in west berlin and the city has always fed him with an eclectic mix of urban ,world, and electronic music. The essence of all his genre is a super danceable mix of global bass music. For the last 3 years Ben has dedicated his passion for music and DJing to ECSTATIC DANCE and recently just started Ecstatic Dance Potsdam as resident DJ. He loves to create a wave with different emotional islands and will always serve a mixture of classics tracks and underground music soaked in a great bass-shower. ° soundcloud.com/ben-pavlidis ° kreismusik.de/de/pavlidis/ ° www.diegaeng.de
Vesica is Initiator and Co-founder of Ecstatic Dance Berlin, where she is a resident DJ and the organizer of Ecstatic Dance Sundays. Vesica, while born & raised in Berlin, has lived most of her adult life in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Oakland Ecstatic Dance saved her in 2008, when her doctoral dissertation on spirit possession & psychiatry was literally driving her mad. Ever since, Ecstatic Dance has been her twice weekly, non-negotiable pilgrimage to the dance floor -to get down and right with herself, her community, her body and the Sacred. It is no surprise then, that Vesica is a dancer’s DJ deeply steeped in West Coast Bass music committed to the Heart, Soul and Funk of her dancers.
Naftali is a multi-instrumentalist and hypnotherapist whose passion for creating trance-formative states of connection bridges the worlds of music, movement and healing. After abandoning a career in Theology in his hometown of Jerusalem, Naftali moved to the U.S. and attended Columbia University, where he gained degrees in Philosophy and Comparative Literature. While living in New York, he went on to study Method Acting as well as Movement and Somatic practices. Inspired by the deep potential for change and healing that he experienced there, Naftali continued to explore alternative modalities for increasing awareness and psycho-spiritual insight –including Core Shamanism, Tibetan Buddhism, Hypnotherapy, Generative Coaching and Non-Violent Communication. He is passionate about opening spaces in which people can reconnect with their natural aliveness, spontaneity and authentic presence. In addition to organizing musical concerts, trance dance events and urban ritual gatherings in Berlin, Naftali offers therapeutic workshops and individual sessions in Hypnotherapy, Embodied NVC, Conscious Movement and Authentic Self-Expression. Dancing the Animal Body An evolutionary exploration through sound and voice and movement. In this session we invite the body into deeper states of awareness, and go on a journey as we move through the various stages of our evolutionary history, awakening ‘the soft animal of the body’ and inviting ourselves to surrender to this vital and living force that sustains us, coming into deeper connection with ourselves and with each other.
Erik “Aquario“ Manouz Der reisende Weltenmusiker und Multi-Instrumentalist Erik Manouz zelebriert lebendige “Poly-stylistic Heart-music“ – eine Melange aus Folk, Weltmusik und elektronischen beats. Von tiefgehend bis absolut groovy und tanzbar, von Gänsehaut bis Extase. Und immer ein Hauch von devotional Bhakti Spirit… Manouz ist mit verschiedensten Formationen auf dem Erdenball unterwegs, erschafft mit seiner feinfühligen Art einen ganz eigenen, unverwechselbaren Klangkosmos und versteht sich selbst als “Sammler von uralten und heiligen Liedern“. Diese teilt er unter dem Namen “Aquario“ seit vielen Jahren in Chanting circles und Workshops. Für ihn hat jeder Mensch eine einzigartige, besondere Stimme! In seinen Konzerten und Kreisen geben sich die Zuhörer/Innen dem Moment, dem Fluss, dem Improvisatorischen hin und entdecken gemeinsam im Kreis beim Singen, Tönen & Grooven ihre Stimmen und Klangkörper. Ergänzt durch eine freudige Kombination aus Chanting und Bodypercussion: “The Yoga of sound – having fun!“ website: http://www.aquario-music.com , http://www.manouz.de
Arun Ji has 10 years of experience as a conscious dance DJ, trained in emotional awareness and tantra with Astiko Lopez and is passionate for Gabrielle Roth’s teachings of the 5 Rhythms. Arun offers a wide spectrum of rhythms and melodies, with a range of sensations and emotions, creating a space of connection and exploration. In his musical journeys meditation and celebration melt together in the dance. www.mixcloud.com/arunecstatic http://www.ecstaticdance.es
We are looking forward to having Leni Maylea and the magic spirit of cacao with us. 100%-cacao is a journeying tool used to facilitate journeys to connect to the spirit world and has been used in ceremonies for thousands of years. Leni gives cacao ceremonies and conscious touch workshops for more than 4 years. On Sunday she will offer you a heart opening cacao ceremony spiced with some nourishing connection games. more about Cacao and Leni: www.cacaoloves.me
Fluent Body, Bodies have their own language. They tell a story, and constantly seek to feel as alive and fluid as possible. Uncovering this fluidity gives us the potential to enrich our senses and imagination, to experience lightness and power, and to raise our self- awareness and the capacity for self-healing. How can we reconnect to our body’s language and fluidity? We will take a journey through movement, connecting and feeling, to explore the intricacies of our stories. Connecting conscious and unconscious movement, we will uncover delicate, pleasurable and powerful movements, without self-judgment. We will open doors to new places, awakening physical sensations, which can also work on an emotional level. This workshop could help you navigate through feeling tired and heavy, feeling disconnected from your body or too much in your head, feeling blocked, suffering from chronic pain, or simply wanting to learn, move and explore. Florencia brings 20 years of dance experience, primarily training and performing with Ohad Nahrin of Gaga Movement, with having worked as a somatic practitioner since 2011. Florencia has been traveling the world teaching unique workshops combining her extensive knowledge of movement, her choreographic research and her somatic healing approach.
dancer, singer and mistress of urban shamanic ceremonies. Teaches, performs and organizes Conscious Events in different settings and roles, as well as giving Coachings with her BodyVoice Work and Self-Marriage Rituals. Graduation in Dance, Improvisation and Performance at TIP, bewegungsArt Freiburg. Founder of the formats “ScoreJAM Berlin” and “AbunDance”. More info & offerings: www.anirleben.com “C I A N I M A L” In these CI Workshops we will pad like cats, wiggle like snakes and play like monkeys. We will crawl our way into a strong animal body that helps us to move swiftly and easily into the world of Contact Improvisation dance. Here we we will physically understand softness inside and outside and explore the strength that stems from that. There will be some precious time to connect to our first outside dance partner: the floor. We will release and melt into, move with other dance partners and alone, roll, enjoy compression, go with and in counter directions, share weight and playtime and dance with the pull of gravity and outer space weightlessness. Basic and developped skills like the quality of pouring weight, rolling point, getting familiar with the layers of touch and using the point/surface of contact for rolling, leaning and sliding, as well as some easy moveable lifts and exploring the quality of the improvising mind are going to be our guidelines. And of course, your questions!