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Contact Intensive Chris Aiken & Angie Hauser

1 – 07 July 2023     Algarve, Portugal

We invite you to join us for a week immersed in Movement and Nature.

In this workshop, we explore how our practice of contact improvisation can grow when we connect our physical intelligence and poetic sensibilities. This connection allows us to sense ourselves, others, and the environment as we meet the physical demands of the moment.

Chris and Angie are sought-after teachers of contact improvisation and other contemporary dance practices. For more than thirty years they have offered workshops and training intensives internationally including featured artists at the Freiburg International Festival, Impulstanz (AUS), Movement Research (NYC), Earthdance (USA), iDance (Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan), American Dance Festival (USA) and many others. They are known for their collaborative spirit, technical skill, and generous teaching.

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Workshop Content

In the workshop, we engage our compositional minds which considers things like timing, proximity, distance, effort, stillness, musicality, and the overall syntax of our movements.  We keep the physical principles of contact improvisation at the center of our work – how we move and support ourselves and one another through improvisation.  In this workshop, we will explore ways of using dance improvisation to invigorate our partnering skills and to develop ways of engaging in ensemble thinking and practice.

Our proposal

The intensive includes :

* Daily workshops and classes

* Jams
* Beautiful outdoor dance space in nature
* Space for your own movement investigations
* Opportunities to go to the beach and in the ocean
* Delicious, local vegetarian (mainly Vegan) food
* Swimming Pool


Quinta Braz


Chris Aiken


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Closest Airport is Faro by taxi it takes about 25 minutes and costs are 30-40€. There is also a train from Faro central station to Tavira (3-4€) and from there you would need to take a taxi, costing 8-10€. Exact location we will send you after registration.


We recommend to bring your car if you have one. We are about 15 min drive from the ocean. And only 5 min walk to little sweet village with ATM, Cafe, Shop, Postoffice.


There is WIFI Internet, but its slow! Use this days to live the new luxury of being UNPLUGGED and RELAXE completely.


Our wonderfully international team of chefs prepare Mediterranean vegetarian dishes with love and taste. We buy organic food from local farmers as much as possible.
Please contact us in advance if you have any food intolerances.

Ticket Infos/ EARLY BIRD till May 15th

650€ discount price for portuguese residents, in own tent. 
740€ in your own tent/camper van
780€ in a rental Tent/ Single simple tent with bedding 
810€ in a Belltent/ double occupation with bedding 
810€ Tripple room/ single bed/ shared bathroom 
850€ Double room/ single bed/ shared bathroom
950€ Single room/queensize bed/shared bathroom
100€ discount for portuguese residents on regular price.
70€ discount in exchange of 1.5 h help in kitchen and cleaning everyday


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