August 2021

In Resonance Festival Portugal

A Live Music & Dance Festival in the middle of nature. With community building Permaculture & Awareness workshops, Arts, Kids & Healing Space .

With Laboratorium Piensi (PL), Farafi (US/IN), Sophie de Lacaze (GER), Nuno Salema(PT), Rita Vilhena (PT), Vega Luukkonen (FIN), Alicja Gladysz (PT), Florencia Lamaca (UY), Matthieu Azul (FR), Barbara Ramos (PT), Hugh Stanier (UK), Samuel del Bello (PT), Zinn Da (IND), Jorien van Dam (NL) and many more

Connect with nature, access the spirit world, embark into the unknown and celebrate life and its renewal. A gathering for the international conscious community. Bringing together the different tribes, collect and share knowledge, love and compassion. Celebrating & Co-creating in the summer’s peak in the blooming south west of Portugal, the center of the new forming global community. A field of personal and collective transformation where we transcend ourselves and connect with our unique being and purpose.

Registration is closed!



We celebrate under the sun, the moon and the stars at Aterra, on the Southwest coast of Alentejo, Portugal!! Aterra only 15 min drive from the ocean, is a secluded, peaceful site in a valley surrounded by woodlands, fruit trees and grasslands. Dance, sing, relax and experience the ecological yet exotic ambience of Aterra. Shower under the stars, chill out in a serene atmosphere and cool off in the enormous freshwater lake. Aterra aims to bring people back down to earth and step away from the world of technology, materialism and reliance on others.


Carvalhal Das Figueiras,

Corgo Da Casca, 5707

São Teotonio


• Telephone: 00351936914279 (Portuguese)

• Telephone: 00441273900229 (English)



37°30’1.69″N,   8°43’5.23″W

37.5004694°, -8.7181194°

37°30.02817′, -8°43.08717′

37°30’01.6900″, -8°43’05.2300″


Nearest airport Faro (1 hr1/2 drive). Lisbon (2hrs1/2 drive)

Come by car or train if possible!


Plane Tickets from all bigger cities in Europe to Portugal with Ryan Air, Easy Jet, Air Portugal, SAS for about 150 € roundtrip (incl. 10 Kg luggage)


Please take an early flight to be sure to arrive on time to festival August 17th, 2 pm. !


You need to come a day before the festival begins?  Resigned Helpers and International guests can arrive a day before, on 16th from 3 pm on. You HAVE TO get in touch with owners through this e-mail, so they can plan accordingly


Airport Bus Faro Airport to Faro Train station you have to count minimum one hour with waiting times.


Nearest train connections from Faro to Santa Clara -Saboia (or San Teotonio). Departure times from Faro to Santa Clara on Aug 17th are 7 am, 8 am, 2 pm and 6 pm / price € 7.90 / 45 min drive in train to Santa Clara-Saboia. Check


Return from Santa Clara to Faro on Aug. 21st, departure 12.24 am, 4.21 pm, 8.53 pm / price € 7.90/ 45 min drive in train to Faro.


Pick up and drop off available from Sao Teotonio and Santa Clara-Saboia to our venue in Aterra. € 30 to Santa Clara-Saboia up to 4 persons in car. Sharing can be arranged through our facebook rideshare group: will be published soon...Lets us know if you need a pick up a few days before. Let us know a few days in advance.


Rental Car from Faro Airport for this 6 days with full insurance 100 €. Book now, its most economical. Car sharing can be arranged through our facebook rideshare group: will be published soon...WE RECOMMEND TO THINK ABOUT THIS OPTION !

Food is not inclusive in the ticket price.

You can bring your own delicious food or buy at our food stalls. There is an option to pre order food for full festival for an reduced price!


The Aterra cooks will spoil us with their delicious portuguese cuisine.

Menu will be composed of local a available produce there for dishes will be changing daily .


However format will be so :

Lunch and dinner will be served buffet style.

Food will be be mostly vegan with some dairy and eggs .

Vegan alternatives will be always available .


Buffet will have on each meal, Fresh garden salad, Wholegrain side dish, Side vegetable or starch dish, Changing daily main dish, Bread and a dip


Example for a meal: Garden salad, Brown rice in fresh pesto, Stir-fry green beans, Main dish, Sweet potato and  coliflure Alu Gobi with Tofu, Bread, Green Thaini Dip

Regular Ticket 250€ : Come with your own tent, or own camper van. Cold Shower, shared bathroom.

Rental Tent plus 40€ , single occupation

Contact Dance Camp Algarve Portugal


Bell Tent plus 90€ , with three airbeds pp.

Cold Shower, shared bathroom.



Bell Tent couple use plus €140 pp Cold Shower, shared bathroom.

Rundzelt zu zweit

Cold shower


Glamour Camping plus €140 Glamour Tent single bed, plus €180 Glamour Tent kingsize bed single use: Limited amount of places. Options in Tipies, Yurts, Rajastani tents each tent shared with four persons. You have to decide between a single bed or one place in a double bed (couple). Warm Shower, shared bathroom.



Rajastani Tent: One double bed and two single beds/bunkbed

Rajasthan Tent


Tipie: One double bed and two single beds.

Tipie Glamour Camping


Yurt: One double bed and two single beds.

Yurt Glamour Camping


Shared bathroom:

Glamour Camping Bath

Glamour Camping


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 June 15th 2020, if your cancellation happens after June 15th 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 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 15 de junho de 2020, se o seu cancelamento ocorrer após 15 de junho 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 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 15. Juni 2020, bei einer Stornierung nach dem 15. Juni 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 erreichen.

You can help in the festival and get a € 60 discount. For 1.5 hours work a day, helping with cleaning and taking care of the space. You will have a coordinator and nice team. Please click in the below form YES if you want to help and Nicole will get in touch with you a few weeks before the festival starts.

apply here on our main site 

Os portugueses poderão comprar bilhetes comunitários reduzidos durante todo o tempo de pré-venda, A partir de agora até 31 de Maio o preço comunitário português é de 199 euros. Após essa data o seu preço é de 222 euros por festival completo em tenda própria ou autocaravana (sem comida incl.) Os seus filhos pagam uma percentagem desse preço reduzido, encontre informações em Ticket Sell. No formulário de inscrição encontrará uma caixa para preencher, onde lhe será perguntado o seu número de identificação para ter a certeza que é nacional português. Num e-mail de resposta pedimos-lhe que pague o seu depósito de 100 euros para que possa reservar o lugar. -Estaremos felizes em recebê-lo a si e aos seus filhos no Festival In Resonance-


Portuguese nationals will be able to purchaise reduced community tickets during all pre- selling time,  From now till May 31st portuguese community price is € 199. After that date your price is € 222 for full festival in own tent or camper van (no food incl.) Your kids pay a percentage of that reduced price, find info in Ticket sell. In the registration form you will find a box to fill, where you will be asked about your ID number to make sure you are portuguese national. In an answer mail we will ask you to pay your deposit of € 100 in order to reserve the place. -We are happy to welcome you and your kids to the In Resonance Festival-


Registration opens Jan 2021


Tipie Bed Aterra Portugal
Bell Tent Portugal Festival

Meet Your Facilitators

Florencia Lamarca, Fluent Body

Florencia Lamarca

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.

Rita Vilhena Contact Dance

Rita Vilhena

Rita Vilhena is a choreographer and researcher about dance and movement in cultural or religious acts in different communities and the body as culture or sacred place. Professional dancer since 2003, her main motivation is the idea of transformation and participation, driven by intuition and pleasure. Her latest works #VIBRA #DOR and CORPO SANTO are a mark of her artistic journey with interest in Ritual and Performance. In 2005 he created Baila Louca improvisation and performance in Rotterdam. BL was born from an individual challenge, to give visibility and make collaborations with artists who inspired her such as Meg Stuart, Vania Rovisco, Julien Hamilton, Bruno Listopad, Jeremy Wade and many others. She teaches dance at the Escola Superior de Dança, and is part of the national and international community of Contact Improvisation. She has a degree in the Dance School, Rotterdam Academy of Dance and a Master in Performing Arts; she was awarded a scholarship at the Centre for Scientific Research in Dance and Musicology of INET- md.

Nicole Jacobs --

Nicole Jacobs

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, axis syllabus and capoeira.

Sophie de Lacaze

Sophie de Lacaze

Sophie de Lacaze is trained in Core Energetics and Somatic Bodywork. She is working with individuals, couples and leading therapeutic process groups for the last 6 years. She is passionate about guiding people to fully express themselves and bringing their unique gifts to the world. Together with Nuno Salema she leads the Holistic Embodiment for Authentic Leadership (H.E.A.L.) Program, which is a one year Self-Empowerment Process starting in February 2020 consisting of 6 weekends. Participants will explore and experience the main Principles of Core Energetics – a body oriented psychotherapy – and the Authentic Leadership Model.

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 a few months later i joined the rainbow family at a gathering. The rainbow and mantra songs are a simple way to connect people on a very deep level. I feel a lot of joy and unity to share the music Everywhere i go, So come and join us in Portugal! During the summer months i travel around Europe with other musicians in a band we call jedapama. We are a rap, reggae, french fusion band playing more than 100 live shows in Europe. Please check out our website for future events.

Alicja Gladysz

Alicja Gladysz

Alicja Gladysz has Polish roots and nomadic soul. Following her instincts and catching the opportunities on the way she is exploring cultural and natural diversity of this planet. She got her diploma in Sociology of Culture, master degree in Sustainable Rural Development and years of work experience in non-governmental sector, coordinating and implementing social, educational and cultural projects. For the last ten years she is involved in food sovereignty movement and agroecology as organic market gardener and researcher. Since she moved to Portugal in 2016, she has been collaborating in permaculture projects: Biovilla, Projeto 270, Equivicentinos and Quinta do Vale de Lama, building up her local experience, skills and very precious network of inspiring change-makers.

Nuno Salema

Nuno Salema

Embodied Process I have always felt drawn to the mysteries of Life. Throughout the years, I have explored different fields such as Psychology, various meditation methods, several expressive arts and I have deepen my Spiritual practice. I experience life and Nature as an embodiment of pure creative expression, where the free flow of energy within ourselves connects us with the free flow of energy in the Universe. My interest and research around self-awareness and personal growth, have led me to explore the connections between Psychology and Creative Expression. Over the years, I’ve developed projects in very diverse social and institutional realities. As a Core Energetics practitioner, I feel passionate to support people to find their way to self-healing. To guide them to face their shadows, work through their negativity towards life and reconnect to the uniqueness of their being. I experience the transformative power of this work in my own life and I am committed to share it with others.   Men’s Circles The ritualized gathering of men is deeply rooted in the history of humanity. In our circles the aim is to create a shared space of trust and unity so that all emotions, needs, desires and wishes may be expressed. It may be very challening to be vulnerable in front of others but to realize we are not alone and that others share similar experiences and wounds has the ability to shift the way we view and act in the world.

Hugh Stanier

Hugh Stanier

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 as 2Faced Dance, Tom Dale, STAN Won’t Dance, and most recently Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez. He has taught internationally at the Goa Contact Festival, Goa Dance residency, Thailand Contact and ecstatic arts festival, Berlin Contact Festival and Portugal Contact festival and for National Dance company Wales (NDCW) as well as organising his own workshops and retreats in Portugal, Germany and Israel. Within his teaching practice he combines his experience in Breakdance, Contemporary and Contact Improvisation to create a highly physical, technical and intuitive approach to movement exploration. He has collaborated and choreographed with Danceworx Delhi on an international 360 degree dance film, and creates his own work focusing on collaborative improvisation with Musicians. He is also a qualified TMW (Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing) facilitator. The principles of Tai Chi and Qi Kung underpin his approach to teaching and sharing movement.

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 work. He studied anthropology in J.W.Goethe University Frankfurt/Main with focus on rituals in traditional communities. Practical anthropological studies with the Griot (trad. mythteller) Nago Koite from Senegal/Berlin in african dance, music and storytelling He has bases in Berlin, Algarve and Goa. Volker is in the directors team of Goa Contact Festival, Goa Ecstatic Dance Festival, Body Love Festival, Ecstatic Dance Festival Germany, Portugal CI Gathering and Ecstatic Dance Festival Portugal. He is the founder of “Forgotten Land” at Arambol beach and a co-founder of the Yoga & Dance Retreat “Ibiza Moving Arts”, In Touch Festivals international and an original member of Spacewalk. Spacewalk works with interventions in social and spacious areas of conflict by using means and methods of theater, dance, music, video and visual arts.

Barbara Ramos

Barbara Ramos

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 studied for over two years, this in turn fed her curiosity for more free movement expression. For the next five years Barbara studied contemporary and acrobatic dance and in her current research and personal practise now focuses on contact improvisation, partnering composition, instant composition, flying low and capoeira. Working under the inspiring guidance of teachers such as Pia Kramer ( movement psichoterapist ), Prashant More ( contemporary dance and flying low), Abhilash  Ningappa (instant composition), Magalie Lanriot ( contemporary dance ), Kira kirsch ( CI and Axis Sylabus ), Maximiliano Sanford ( Acrobatic dance), Vega Luukkonen and Hugh Stainer (Contact Improvisation ), Shura Baryshnikov and Sarah Konner (Contact Improvisation).

Farafi Music


Farafi a nomadic duo, whose music is based on authentic vocals and percussive sound. Joy and Darlini have drawn inspiration from their travels to create an eclectic collection of sounds inspired by traditional African, Middle Eastern, Indian and Western contemporary music. Their songs vary from heartfelt to upbeat dancing styles. Farafi sing in their own language as well as several African languages, showcasing limitless ways of creating, to reach the depths of all humans.

Las Lloronas Music

Las Lloronas

Las Lloronas is a Brussels-based trio that merges world music with slam poetry. Three voices assert their intimate lyrics, they soak in harmonies and melancholic melodies. In their performance, Las Lloronas share a moment of powerful vulnerability, on the verge of lament, daydream and battle cry.

Jorien van Dam

Jorien van Dam

Our body is a wise wonder. It speaks to us. Guides us. Tells us truth. Yoga helps me to listen to and understand its language. Conscious movement and breathing can be medicine! Simple yet profound. Three years ago I followed a Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. It gave me the opportunity to share my passion with others; adults as well as children. I have been teaching in the North and South of the Netherlands (Maastricht and Groningen) and organised two yoga retreats in Portugal and Switzerland. Here I could bring my love for nature, community building, music, and body-work together.

Zinn Da Alive

Zinn Da

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 traveller for most of his life now. What’s his purpose? one might wonder! He has been closely working with the Osho Communes, spiritual festivals all around the world and the Contact Dance Community to help in bringing spiritual awareness and spreading peace in communities everywhere. This was the thought that lead him to create his NGO: Global Cultural Exchange Organisation that brings communities around the world and people from all walks of life together in a peaceful and harmonious environment of sharing and learning. Navgrah Shanti Yagna or The Fire Pooja for Peace and Prosperity: A Yagna or Havan is a traditional Indian Pooja ceremony that involves the recital of Vedic Chants and holy offerings(Samagri) made to the fire. The combined effect of these chants and the fire together cleanse and purify the air and aura. You are free to participate or observe during the ceremony. A brief explanation about the Havan, its scientific and spiritual benefits will also be discussed.

Vega Luukkonen

Vega Luukkonen

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 Metropolia as Theatre- and dance-pedagogue, specialised on devising dance and theatre. Though – I guess my dearest high-school and university in dance and contact-improvisation has been finnish contact community, where I have learned so much, by sharing the dance and rolling point with the other spiralling beautiful finns since 20 years. I have been teaching contact and dance since 15 years all around the world, on many internationally acknowledged festivals and retreats.  Especially recent years I have been more focused on organising my own workshops, events and festivals. I am one of the organisers of Goa Contact Festival since 10 years, and that has become big part of my life – to live my winters in India, and create platforms and possibilities for cultural exchange, dance and learning – throughout the whole winter-season in Arambol Beach, in “Forgotten Land” which is our collaborative dance-center.

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