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Portugal Contact Gathering

17 – 27 Sept 2022     Algarve, Portugal

Contact Improvisation, Live Music & Community

With Rita Vilhena, Johanna Wyss, Irene Alvarez Coto, Howard Sonenklar, Samuel del Bello, Tiago Rouxinol, Barbara Ramos, Alexa Papa, Ana Root 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- 13.30

Ci Intensive Rita Vilhena

Ci Intensive Rita Vilhena

Ci Intensive Rita Vilhena

Ci Intensive Rita Vilhena

Ci Intensive Rita Vilhena

Good Bye Singing & final Reflection Circle

13.30-14.30

Arrival

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

15-16.00

Build up tent and settle in

Chill Out (pool & shades)

Beach

Chill Out (pool & shades)

Chill Out (pool & shades)

Chill Out (pool & shades)

Cleaning and Packing

16-18.00

CI Workshop Samuel del Bello

Body Nature Alexa Papa/ Barbara Ramos

CI Workshop Samuel del Bello

Body Nature Quita Braz

Final Jam – Site Specific Tavira

19-20.00

Dinner

Dinner

Beach till 19.00

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

20.30-23.00

Welcome Jam

Jam Irene Alvarez Coto

Dinner 20-21.00

Jam

Jam

Jam

Team

Howard Sonenklar

Irene Alvarez Coto

Barbara Ramos

Volker Eschmann

Rita Vilhena

Tiago Rouxinol

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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.

Ticket Infos

Prices between 290€ – 820€. It includes food (breakfast, lunch, dinner, all day fruits)

290€ discount price for portuguese residents plus helper space in own tent
490€ in your own tent/camper van
530€ in a rental Tent/ Single simple tent with bedding
560€ in a Belltent/ double occupation with bedding
640€ Tripple room/ single bed/ shared bathroom
640€ Double room/ single bed/ shared bathroom
760€ Single room/queensize bed/shared bathroom
820€ Single room/queensize bed/own bathroom

HELPER TICKETS
80€ discount in exchange of 1.5 h help everyday

PORTUGUESE RESIDENTIAL TICKTES
120€ discount on regular price

Registration

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