Goa Contact Festival
Contact Improvisation * Jams * Singing Circles * Movement Research * Community Building * Performance *
With Vega Luukkonen, Guru Suraj, Sergio Palomares, Shifu Ash, Prem Tara, Adrianna Michalska, Maria Rutanen, 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!
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.
Guru Suraj was one of the first Indian Contact Improvisation dancers to become associated with Goa Contact Festival. In 2016 he co-created Contact Improv India organisation that has gathered the first generation of Indian CI dancers to travel across India and teach Contact. Since then many new generations of CI dancers have emerged and new movers started to practice the form.
is a Contact improvisation dancer, facilitator, traveller, and independent artist with background in somatics, contact improvisation, creative writing, and various improvisation methods studied across the globe. Adrianna has been collaborating since four years with Contact Improv India and InContact – organisations that foster the development of contact improvisation scene in India through movement arts residencies, workshops, regular classes, jams, performances, and discussions.
InContact collective is a company created by Guru Suraj, Adrianna Michalska, and Harmandeep Singh, which aims to support current and future practitioners and facilitators of CI, continuously develop the current dance scene in India, and foster the cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary dialogue.
The fellowship program is for Indian nationals only, 18 years old and above. introduction part is 18-19/01 and the actual festival from 20-27/01. Please note that participation throughout the duration of 18-27/01 is necessary. The deadline for application process is Dec 18th 2022
18-20 January – Fellowship meetings
20-27 January – Goa Contact Festival
To apply please fill the form and submit your CV.
Copy and open this link and it leads you to the application form: https://forms.gle/V8aXvZYo5EsjSUUFA
Economical Flights from Europe to Dabolim Airport Goa you can find on the following website http://www.momondo.com 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 booking.com
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
* * * 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.
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