20-27 Jan 2022
Goa Contact Festival
Line Up 2020: Intensives with Frey Faust (US), Marion Sparber & Alan Fuentes-Guerra (IT/MEX), Vega Katri Luukkonen & Hugh Stanier (FIN/ UK). Classes with Shifu Ash (IND), Marielle Gerke (GER), Ma Prem Tara (FIN), Guru Suraj (IND), Matthieu Azul (FR), Baptiste Sejourne (FR) and more
We explore different aspects of dance, improvisation and performing arts in skill building intensives, classes, labs, theoretical /practical researches. Nightly dance jams take place in an outdoor marquee, beside the ocean, inspired with eclectic live musicians. Weaving the web of this international artistic community!
The Singing Circles serve to build community within the group and provide opportunities for deeper integration of the core material. We will invite lovely musicians for this heart opening circle in the mornings before classes start.
Intensives, most mornings during the whole Goa Contact Festival you join one Intensive course you choose with your online registration. This gives the teacher the possiblity to build up the material and develop a deeper process into the form.
Sharings are a daily practise and space in small groups of 4-5 people where you witness and express what is going on in this particular moment, with in your body, mind or emotional system. It can be a shared as well in silence or you can ask for feedback and support.
Lunch & Dinner, Forgotten Land Beach Resort offers including in the festival fee delicious vegetarian lunch & dinner including mineral water. Breakfast can be easlily ordered „al la carte“.
Daily classes in the afternoon with different teachers you can choose day by day. Most of the teacher teach twice in the festival to be able to share more of their knowlegde.
Beginners support, In CI Festivals can occur challenging situations which may trigger certain voices in our head that make it difficult to stay connected to ourselves, the other and the community. The timetable offers a variety of supportive formats such as the jam skills class, the CI basics classes, the reflection time, breaks for relaxation or singing circles.
In the laboratory we explore the unique quality of CI as a practice and as a form of performance.
Underscore Nancy Stark Smith originated this practice. The Underscore is a vehicle for incorporating Contact Improvisation into a broader arena of improvisational dance practice; for developing greater ease dancing in spherical space—alone and with others.
Performance night The performance at the end of the Goa Contact Festival provides a ground for fruitful intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogues. Curated by contemporan dancers and choreographers in collaboration with indian, american & european dancers, performers and teachers.
Scholarship program for indian dancer The scholarship supports young dancers from India in their participation to the CI Goa Festival. The Festival offers them a introducing in the full spectrum of aspects of Contact Improvisation. The application for the scholarship is closed.
Reconnect your source and find inner magic !
Arambol, Goa, is an international melting pot of musicians, artists, and spiritual seekers. Coming together every year to create a field of love and beauty to celebrate the here and now. Forgotten Land, Arambol, is an enchanting location directly by the beach. Enjoy a spacious ocean view dance floor, live music stage, organic restaurant & café, healing & chill out area. Forgotten Land is a communal space for conscious practices and an invitation for the individual to reconnect with the creative source. Artistically. Spiritually. In long forgotten, but recently remembered ways.
The very center of your heart is where life begins.
The most beautiful place on earth.
Cheap Flights from Europe to Dabolim Airport Goa you can find on the following website, and it is worth checking to buy a flight to Dubai, Delhi or Mumbay as from there you can find cheap direct flights to Goa. http://www.momondo.com
Getting to Arambol Beach from Dabolim Airport best way by taxi (about 2000 RS, appr. 90 min). Krishna a befriended driver can arrange to pick you up ( call or whats app 0091 77769 18678) or government regulated taxi’s are available at the airport.
Forgotten Land at Golden Pyramid Beach Resort
Girkawada , Arambol Pernem Goa
Manager Anand 0091 976 822 1111
Accommodations are not inclusive in the Ticket. Beach huts, rooms and apartments are easy to find during this time of the season in a price range from 5 –15 Euro a night for 1-2 persons. Simple huts in Blue Pyramid available call, write or Whats App Anand 0091 976 822 1111, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to look somewhere else we advice you to reserve a room for your arrival the first days from where you can find your unique hut, apartment or room. See guesthouse adresses below. You can use this adress also for your VISA application.
- God’s Gift Guesthouse http://www.godsgiftarambol.com/. Call or write a mail to James and he will tell you rates. Girkar Waddo, Arambol, Pernem – Goa, 403524 INDIA, James +91 9923427570 (also good Taxi driver) Email : email@example.com
- Ivons Guesthouse, Girkar Waddo, Arambol, Pernem – Goa, Martin +919822127398
Please choose with your online registration one Intensive course which you will follow up for five mornings during the festival. The afternoon classes you can choose every day freely.
Registration is closed
Meet Your Facilitators
Partnering Intensive: Shared Levitation with Marion Sparber The mexican dancer and teacher received his education in dance at the academy SEAD Salzburg, Austria, studying at the post-graduate program BODHI Project and at the EPDM in Mazatlán, Mexico receiving his Bachelor in Contemporary dance. Currently he is based in Berlin and is researching in improvisation and … Alan Fuentes y Guerra Read More »Read More
Guest Teacher Born and raised in Bologna, Italy. Barbara Berti basses herself Berlin She works on her choreographic projects and collaborations with dance and theatre artists in performance artwork, through Western Europe: Isabelle Schad, Tino Seghai, Judith Seng, Gabi Schilling, and Bauhaus Dessau. She rooted her career in graphic design, physical theatre, dance, and meditation, … Babara Berti Read More »Read More
Baptiste Sejourne is a lifelong musician playing the guitar, drums, violin and cello. Over the past 10 years, he’s been dedicated to the electric cello, developing a specialised technique for building loops with special effects. Baptiste has performed in festivals around the world including the Contact Improvisation Festival and Bali Spirit Fest. Embodying music in all forms, he’s … Baptiste Sejourne Read More »Read More
Barbara Ramos graduated as a Clinical Psychologist in 2009, where she began exploring therapy through movement. This interest was later compounded after a casual encounter with ethnic and middle eastern dance, which led to a professional and artistic practise developed over the following ten years. This journey then led Barbara to aerial acrobatics which she … Barbara Ramos Read More »Read More
Frey Faust is a 56 year old veteran of the New York contemporary dance scene, with a strong European renommée and intercontinental touring circuit. His focus for the last twenty years has shifted to the educational value of applied science in the arts, with an emphasis on anatomy and physics, including aspects of sociology and … Frey Faust Read More »Read More
He is living in Chennai/India is a Painter, dancer, theatre artist, Yoga trainer and more. Graduate from one of the most established Art Institutions in India – The Government College of Fine Arts, Chennai. Has a Masters in philosophy in Yoga. Has a 200 hr of Yoga Alliance from U.S.A in LILA Yoga. Confident and … Guru Suraj Read More »Read More
Hugh is a Contemporary Dance Artist specialising in Contact Improvisation. He has over 12 years of teaching & performance experience. He began dancing when he was 15, training in Break dance and Contemporary. He went on to train at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, graduating in 2008. Since then he has worked with companies such … Hugh Stanier Read More »Read More
Guest Teacher Jovair Longo is a London based dance artist and educator originally from Brazil. He trained at Unicamp (Campinas, Brazil) and at EDDC (Arnhem, The Netherlands). Since then he has followed his evolving interest in different areas of dance and trained independently. He worked professionally as a dance performer mostly in the UK, … Jovair Longo Read More »Read More
Ma Prem Tara MA PREM TARA (FIN) I am dance artist; performer and teacher living in Helsinki, Finland. I graduated in 2004 as Master of Arts in dance from the Theatre Academy of Finland. I also studied dance in School for New Dance Developement (S.N.D.O.) in Amsterdam and in many workshops around the world. I’ve … Ma Prem Tara Read More »Read More
Marielle discovered her passion for dancing – especially for Contact Improvisation in 2012. Since then she is continuously fascinated by this unique and exciting dance form. She is investigating somatic practices such as Body-Mind-Centering and the Axis Syllabus as a point of departure for solo movement and Contact Improvisation in water and on land.Teachers she … Marielle Gerke Read More »Read More
Partnering Intensive: Shared Levitation with Alan Fuentes y Guerra I teach Contemporary dance training with emphasis on floor work. We start the class by opening our channels of awarness. The warm-up is focused on passing through the whole body and expanding our flexibility and strength. We use the playfullness in our movement to connect to the … Marion Sparber Read More »Read More
My story with music starts with african drum s when i was travelling in west africa. After sometime my hands started to hurt !!! So i started playing guitar to learn old french songs. Then, one day, i met an angel in the south of france who introduced me to mantra (sacred songs) singing and … Matthieu Azul Read More »Read More
Nicole is a dance artist living, learning, and teaching nomadically. She studied contemporary dance and psychology at Concordia University and has spent the last five years working on various projects developing dance and education programs for people with special needs. Her current movement research involves an intermingling of elements from contemporary dance, acrobatics, contact improvisation, … Nicole Jacobs Read More »Read More
Intelligent Body Intelligent Body is an improvisationally and technically challenging module from Combat DanceTM practice where we put you in different situation and let the body train & explore how to deal with those situations and aim to foster creativity and reflexivity. We will study some basic concepts and discover how to work on development … Shifu Ash Read More »Read More
Organizer, Teacher and Coach for Movement, Acting, Awareness and Communication A passion for movement and communication has drawn Ulli to new directions since he was a child. From practising Ballroom Dance and Hip Hop as a teenager and many years of studying different Martial Arts forms (Judo, Aikido, Kickboxing, Boxing and Muay Thai) he finally … Ulli Wittemann Read More »Read More
I am dancer, dance-teacher, performance-artist and bodyworker made in Finland, but currently based in Berlin, India, and nomadic temporary moments in time and space. I have studied in Finland, Helsinki – in Theatre Academy of Finland (TEAK) and Metropolia AMK. I graduated from TEAK 2008 as dance- and theatre-teacher (Master of Arts), and 1998 I got out of … Vega Luukkonen Read More »Read More
is an artist who positions his artistic work in the context of society. He develops and realize successfully concepts, strategies, and ways of working in the framework of various life-worlds. In relation to systems of expertise he understands non-artistic questions, problems, and prejudices, to respond to these professionally, and ground the relevance of his own … Volker Eschmann Read More »Read More
NGO Board (IN) ZinnDa: means to be alive! A free spirit and a bundle of pure joy, there is nothing this happy soul isn’t capable of! His evolution has been quite a journey, from being a techie to transforming into an Osho sannyasin. He was born with the heart of a nomad and has been a … Zinn Da Read More »Read More