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Goa Contact Festival

20 – 27 Jan 2024    Goa, India

Contact Improvisation * Jams * Singing Circles * Movement Research * Community Building * Performance *

With Vega Luukkonen, Shifu Ash, Prem Tara and more.


It is time to reconnect and recharge our dancing bodies and hearts in the warm embrace of mother India. We are happy to invite you to the 13th edition of the Goa Contact Festival. In the paradise beach of Arambol in Goa.

Experienced teachers explore different aspects of dance, improvisation and performing arts. They offer skill building intensives, classes, labs, theoretical & practical research. All levels welcome!

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Artistic Vision

In close collaboration with the Indian contact dance community, the arambolian musicians and artists we create an unique festival with in- depth somatic education, strong sense of community and colorful artistic exchange.

Our proposal

Please notice that rather than a short -time visit we want to encourage you to stay for the whole season of events. This opportunity ‘the India immersion’ includes the trainings, jams, festivals for the whole month of January. The more you participate, the stronger the involvement with the community.

Together we are working towards a sustainable and stable contact improvisation scene in India, inviting Indian dancers and performers to the festival and providing a platform for community exchange.
We would like to have a cross-border cooperation with the possibility to invite Indian artists to Europe.

Forgotten Land


Economical Flights from Europe to Dabolim Airport Goa you can find on the following website There are no direct flight to Goa from Europe. Best to travel through Mumbai or Dehli.

VISA is required and easy to get an E-VISA online.

Getting to Arambol Beach from Dabolim Airport best way by taxi (about 2200 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.


Accommodations are not inclusive in the Ticket. Beach huts, rooms and apartments are available this time of the season in a price range from 20 –30 Euro a night for 1-2 persons. If you come earlier it might be easier to get a better deal. The Festival is in the high season and for the first few days after your arrival you should definetely reserve a room in a hostel. Check
Arambol is a sweet village with ATM, Cafes, Shops, Postoffice all you need.

* * * 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 adress below. You can use this adress also for your VISA application form!

* * * God’s Gift Guesthouse Arambol. Call or write a mail to James and he will tell you rates. Girkar Waddo, Arambol, Pernem – Goa, 403524 INDIA, James +91 9923427570 Email :

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

* * * Lost Monk Beach Huts Girkar Waddo, Arambol, Pernem – Goa, 403524 INDIA, Cal +91 88940 05242


We recommend to buy upon arrival a SIM card with big enough data packet. Prices are about 8-10€ monthly. Never the less there is usually in every beach restaurant WIFI as well at Forgotten Land


Our wonderfull team of chefs prepare indian vegetarian and fresh fish dishes, with love and taste. We buy organic food from local farmers as much as possible.

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