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Portugal Contact Gathering

11 – 17 Sept 2022     Algarve, Portugal

Contact Improvisation, Live Music & Community

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With Rita Vilhena, Johanna Wyss, Samuel del Bello, Tiago Rouxinol, Barbara Ramos, Nicole Sulzbacher, Alexa Papa, Ana Root, Pedro de Faro, Irene Alvarez Coto, and more.

This year Portugal Contact Gathering is united with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Contact Improvisation.

“Go beyond small to the place where no message is being given. Start there. Let small be the first of the pleasures to come.”
Steve Paxton 2022

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Artistic Vision

The artistic vision of this year Portugal Contact Gathering is inspired in the celebration of the 50th anniversary and the desire of coming together to explore it´s movement and potential. How can Contact Improvisation be a tool to rebuild a new system where all living beings have value, worth and different qualities that make them vulnerable? 

Our proposal

is to bring the CI out of the practice studio to an experimental contact with the natural environment and local community. The goal is to take the morning technic learnings to the guided site specific sessions, in a few afternoons at the beach, the farm house and the train station.

Why? Because we like explore the potential of affecting people and living beings with kindness and empathy through our dance.

VENUE

Quinta Braz

Program


Time

Sun 11th

Mon 12th

Tue 13th

Wed 14th

Thu 15th

Fri 16th

Sat 17th

8.30- 9.30

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

9.30 – 10.20

Morning Activation/ Singing Circle

Morning Activation/ Singing Circle

Morning Activation/ Singing Circle

Morning Activation/ Singing Circle

Morning Activation/ Singing Circle

Breakfast

10.30- 12.30

CI Workshop Samuel del Bello

10.30-11.00 Sharing groups

Ci Workshop Johanna Wyss

Chill Out (pool & shades)

Ci Intensive Rita Vilhena

Good Bye Singing & final Reflection Circle

12.30- 13.15

Sharing groups

11.00- 13.30 Ci Intensive Rita Vilhena

Sharing groups

Sharing groups

Packing

13.30-14.30

Arrival

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

14.30-15.30

Build up tent and settle in

Chill Out (pool & shades)

15.00- 16.00 Beach

Chill Out (pool & shades)

Chill Out (pool & shades)

Chill Out (pool & shades)

Cleaning space together

15.30-18.30

Ci Intensive Rita Vilhena

16.00-18.00 Beach Body Nature Alexa Papa/ Barbara Ramos

Ci Intensive Rita Vilhena

Ci Intensive Rita Vilhena

Ci Intensive Rita Vilhena

Final Jam – Site Specific Tavira

19-20.00

Dinner

Dinner

Beach till 19.00

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

20.30-23.00

Welcome Jam

Jam

Dinner 20-21.00

Jam

Jam

Jam

Team

Rita Vilhena

Barbara Ramos

Tiago Rouxinol

Ana Root

Johanna Wyss

Samuel del Bello

Alexa Papa

Volker Eschmann

Irene Alvarez Coto

Nicole Sulzbacher

Pedro de Faro

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Arrival

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.

Surrounding

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.

WIFI

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

Food

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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