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Goa Contact Festival

20 – 27 Jan 2023    Goa, India

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

With Vega Luukkonen, Guru Suraj, Sergio Palomares, Shifu Ash, Iiris Raipala, Adrianna Michalska, Samuli Lehesaari, Ivan Gurianov 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 12th 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.

Especially together with the InContact Collective, we are developing a program that focuses on hidden racism and consent in contact improvisation community.
There will be series of events within the festival dedicated to these themes. In particular, we are transforming our Scholarship Program into the Fellowship Program in order to establish a more dedicated, detailed, and long-term relationship with a wider community of dancers in India.

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 are supporting and following the InContact collective’s plans for trainings, festivals and jams in different parts of India.
We would like to have a cross-border cooperation with the possibility to invite Indian artists to Europe.

Forgotten Land


Vega Luukkonen

Adrianna Michalska

Guru Suraj

Iiris Raipala

Volker Eschmann

Sergio Palomares


Shifu Ash

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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 1800 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 easy to find during this time of the season in a price range from 5 –15 Euro a night for 1-2 persons.
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 adresses below. You can use this adress also for your VISA application.
* God’s Gift Guesthouse 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


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.

Ticket Infos

310€  SUPER EARLY BIRD pay your deposit till 20. October 2022

340€ EARLY BIRD pay your deposit till 10. December 2022

370€ LAZY BIRD pay your deposit last minute –

18500 INR Indian nationals / limited amount.

Helper €80 discount


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