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Contact Intensive Vega & Hugh

28 April – 04 May 2024     Algarve, Portugal

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

We are offering different perspectives and approaches to C.I. and will find, together with the group, a deeper understanding and embodiment of principles that are at the heart of our practice.Contact is a continually evolving form. Both in the dance itself, and in the facilitation of workshops and classes. In this week we will be focusing on taking the time to delve into what is most present for the group. In this way we wish to hold a space that serves the wishes and needs that arise and move fluidly with the journey. Just like in the dance.Through this approach, we aim to give more time and space for integration, both for the body and the group.

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Artistic Vision

We work with a variety of different methods including explorative exercises, experiential anatomy and specific technical material, or ‘phrases’ of movement.We will begin by playing with gravity and momentum, focusing on the ideas of falling and flying- both in solo movement, and in contact. Starting close to the ground and building up through levels, we develop confidence in our own abilities,
building trust in the body.By researching in our solo movement the subtle mechanics of ‘small dance’, suspension & reaching, we progress towards using momentum and spirals to learn, fluid ways to lift one-another through ‘catching a ride’. Working with the frame and structure of the arms, we find ways connect to space and find counterbalance in the body, providing frames to both lift and be lifted, and offer structures to be explored. We will focus in on the details and technique of body tone, alignment and small points of contact, that help with finding lightness in being lifted and efficiency in lifting.

Our proposal

There will also be sessions dedicated to personal research, ‘labbing’ and bodywork.

The intensive includes :* Daily workshops and classes
* Jams
* Beautiful outdoor dance space in nature
* Space for your own movement investigations
* Opportunities to dance on the beach and in the ocean
* Delicious, local vegetarian (mainly Vegan) food
* Live Musicians
* Swimming Pool

We focus on cultivating a deeper awareness of listening, breathing, giving, receiving, and timing.Technique and Poetry.
Structure and Freedom.
Playful Beings in Motion.


Quinta Braz


Vega Luukkonen

Hugh Stanier

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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.

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