10-15 Jan 2022

Goa Ecstatic Dance Festival


Join us in Arambol, India for a transformative movement adventure by the ocean. 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. Celebrate with your global ecstatic dance family and an exquisite line-up of artists & teachers. Ecstatic Dance, 5 Rhythms, Contact Improvisation, Yoga, Afro Flow, Men & Women Circle, Emotional Awareness, Wataflow, Chanting.

Line Up 2020: With Ben Pavlidis, Irene Hernandez, Arun Ji, Brigitte Breternitz, Pascal de Lacaze, Tikki Masala, Marielle Gerke, Oceano Salvatore Russo, Camille Barton, Baptiste Sejourne, Esta Polyesta, Matthieu Azul and more

Program

Place

Forgotten Land 

  Reconnect to the 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.

~ Rumi

 

FLIGHT

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

 

TAXI

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
zenholidaysgoa(a)gmail(dot)com

ACCOMMODATION

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, zenholidaysgoa@gmail.com

 

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.

 

  • Ivons Guesthouse, Girkar Waddo, Arambol, Pernem – Goa, Martin +919822127398

Register

Registration opens by mid July 2021

Meet Your Facilitators

Arun Ji, Ecstatic Dance Dj

Arun Ji

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 … Arun Ji Read More »

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Baptiste Sejourne

Baptiste Sejourne

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 »

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Ben Pavlidis

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 … Ben Pavlidis Read More »

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BriBrigitte Breternitz, Yogadance

Brigitte Breternitz

Vinyasa Dance – Yoga Dance Fusion Vinyasa Dance is a daily body and mind practice created by Brigitte Breternitz. It is an infinite liquid fusion of Yoga and Dance, a constant movement of body, mind and soul. Practitioners are going deeper, wider and higher in their movements. They are using body and mind sensual to … Brigitte Breternitz Read More »

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camille barton

Camille Barton

Afro Flow – a mixture of African rhythms, movement forms and Somatics. Camille Barton is a movement artist who works with ritual, improvisation and Somatics to weave new realities inspired by the African diaspora. Camille’s fusion style has developed from extensive training in Ballet, Hip Hop, Salsa, Belly Dance, Axis Syllabus, Afro Brazilian and West … Camille Barton Read More »

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Esta Polyesta

Esta Polyesta

Esta Polyesta from Amsterdam is one of the most prominent DJs in Global Beats and World Music and one of the most international Ecstatic Dance DJ and Ceremony Leaders from the Netherlands. Polyesta discovered the magic of music at an early age, but when she discovered the magic of dance, the desire of becoming a … Esta Polyesta Read More »

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Irene Hernandez

Irene Hernandez

Alive, expressive and creative, Irene holds the space in a clear and welcoming way, looking at people with empathy and curiosity. «The 5Rhythms changed my life and now they are my practice, my medicine, my language and my metaphor. Dancing brings me here and now, it helps me to re-connect with my body, heart and … Irene Hernandez Read More »

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Marielle-Gerke

Marielle Gerke

Somatic Explorations into Contact Improvisation In this workshop we will use somatic explorations inspired from Body-Mind-Centering in order to investigate and understand our Contact Impro practice on a deeper level. In my experience especially enrichening for the dance form is the exploration and embodiment of the developmental movement patterns described by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. Remembering … Marielle Gerke Read More »

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Matthieu Azul

Matthieu Azul

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 »

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Oceano

Oceano

Wataflow/ After a traumatic encounter with the sea at the age of 2, he decided that water was his path and music and dance his passion. One day while traveling IN Mexico he bumped into two water masters and spent several months learning about massage, dance and meditation in the sea. He created Wataflow in 2014 … Oceano Read More »

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Pascal de Lacaze

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 … Pascal de Lacaze Read More »

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Tiki Masala Ecstatic Dance

Tiki Masala

After first traveling in India, Tikki Masala was inspired by the deep flavors of authentic Indian classical music. He blends together sounds of Indian classical instruments like Sitar, Tabla, Santoor, Sarod, Flute, Tanpura, Harmonium and Vocals… with beats, synthesizers, drums and percussion. Recordings made across India from Bhajans, Kirtans, Mantras, street musicians, fellow travelers, jam … Tiki Masala Read More »

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Volker Eschmann

Volker Eschmann

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 »

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Yulia Karuna

Yulia Karuna

Emotional Awareness facilitator. Parapsychologist, Tantra teacher, spiritual coach, tribal fusion dancer. “I help women to discover their innate femininity, sensitivity and sexuality. I guide them in living more consciously while feeling the joy in every moment – to live their true nature. I have been continuously developing embodied spirituality for over 9 years and my … Yulia Karuna Read More »

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Zinn Da

Zinn Da

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 »

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