2021 EVENT is CANCELED
Ecstatic Dance Festival Portugal
Join us for a transformative community experience through awareness, music and movement, on a beautiful eco campsite near the ocean. With our care, passion and dedication, we work to create a safe place where we can all come together to celebrate and honor life, and enjoy each other's presence. In these exceptional times, there are a lot of things that need to be considered.
Ecstatic Dance, 5 Rhythms, Cacao Ceremony, Live Music, African Dance, Singing Circles, Emotional Awareness, Contact Improv, Yoga & Healing Team
With Martyn Zij (DJ), Alice Selecta (DJ),Ben Pavlidis (DJ), Arun Ji (DJ), Sophie de Lacaze (Emotional Awareness), Tiago Rouxinol & Junior Terakota (DJ Live Set), Anna Root (African Dance), Yamuna Devi (Yoga), Pascal de Lacaze (DJ), Matthieu Azul (Singing Circles), Leilani Weis (Contact Improv), Arjan (5 Rhythms), Nuno Salema (Emotional Awareness) and more
IN THE SUN AND WARMTH OF ALGARVE.
We found an inspiring, nourishing and enriching place to be, embedded in natural beauty . Perfect for Simple living. Connection with Nature. Privacy and Peace. With a great variety of indoor and outdoor workspaces. Easy access to the wonderful beaches of Ria Formosa : Healthy, Tasty and Home cooked vegetarian food, based on Mediterranean diet and using local products.
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Our cooks will spoil us with their delicious portuguese cuisine. Menu will be composed of local a available produce there for dishes will be changing daily. However format will be so: Lunch and dinner will be served buffet style. Food will be be mostly vegan with some dairy and eggs. Vegan alternatives will be always available. Buffet will have on each meal, Fresh garden salad, Wholegrain side dish, Side vegetable or starch dish, Changing daily main dish, Bread and a dip. Example for a meal: Garden salad, Brown rice in fresh pesto, Stir-fry green beans, Main dish, Sweet potato and coliflure Alu Gobi with Tofu, Bread, Green Tahini Dip
Come with your own tent, or own camper van.
Airy rooms, with private terrace
Cosy Cabins in the woods
After registering you will receive a mail with our bank details. CHECK your SPAM filter! You need to pay - € deposit to our account within the next 5 working days to confirm your participation. In need of cancellation, we will keep 50% of your deposit before June 15th 2021, if your cancellation happens after June 15th 2021, we will keep the full deposit.
Should we cancel, all deposits which are already paid will be returned.
Participation is on your own risk. Please note that if you are under medication, or are suffering from any severe physical injuries, please let us know before registering
The organizer reserves the right to cancel the festival, even at short notice, if there is a danger to the well-being of the visitors and organizers, such as viral infections (corona epidemic), storms or natural disasters (fire, hurricanes, floods). In this case the organizer cannot be held liable for private failures. Deposits will be refunded at 100%. To prevent further personal loss, we recommend to take out a travel cancellation insurance.
We reserve the right to refuse your participation, if necessary without giving a reason. In any case you will get your deposit back.
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Após o registo, receberá um e-mail com os nossos dados bancários. VERIFIQUE o seu filtro de SPAM! Você precisa pagar - euros de depósito na nossa conta de associação dentro dos próximos 5 dias úteis para confirmar a sua participação. Em caso de necessidade de cancelamento, nós manteremos 50% do seu depósito antes de 15 de junho de 2021, se o seu cancelamento ocorrer após 15 de junho de 2021, nós manteremos o depósito completo.
Se cancelarmos, todos os depósitos que já foram pagos serão devolvidos.
A participação é por sua conta e risco. Por favor, note que se você estiver sob medicação, ou se sofrer de qualquer lesão física grave, por favor nos avise antes de se registrar.
O organizador reserva-se o direito de cancelar o festival, mesmo a curto prazo, se houver perigo para o bem-estar dos visitantes e organizadores, como infecções virais (epidemia de coroa), tempestades ou desastres naturais (incêndios, furacões, inundações). Neste caso, o organizador não pode ser responsabilizado por falhas privadas. Os depósitos serão reembolsados a 100%. A fim de evitar cancelamentos pessoais, recomendamos que você faça um seguro de cancelamento de viagem.
Reservamo-nos o direito de recusar a sua participação, se necessário, sem dar um motivo. Em qualquer caso, você receberá o seu depósito de volta.
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Im Falle einer Stornierung behalten wir 50 % Ihrer Anzahlung vor dem 15. Juni 2021, bei einer Stornierung nach dem 15. Juni 2021 behalten wir die volle Anzahlung.
Sollten wir absagen, werden alle bereits geleisteten Anzahlungen zurückerstattet
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Der Veranstalter behält sich vor das Festival notfalls auch kurzfristig abzusagen, wenn eine Gefahr für das Wohl der Besucher und Veranstalter bestehen, wie zum Beispiel durch virale Infektionen (Corona Epidemie), Unwetter oder Naturkatastprophen (Feuer, Hurikane, Überschwemmungen). In diesem Falle kann der Veranstalter nicht für private Ausfälle haftbar gemacht werden. Anzahlungen werden zu 100% zurückerstattet. Um persöhnlichen Ausfällen vorzubeugen empfehlen wir eine Reiserücktrittsversicherung abzuschliessen.
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You can help in the festival and get a - € discount. For 1.5 hours work a day, helping with cleaning and taking care of the space. You will have a coordinator and nice team. Please click in the below form YES if you want to help and our helper coordinator will get in touch with you a few weeks before the festival starts.
CONCEITO DE HIGIENE
Evento de Saúde e Bem-estar, 24 – 29 Agosto 2020
Adaptação do conceito de higiene e segurança em conformidade com os procedimentos de prevenção, controlo e vigilância em empresas decretado pela Direção Geral de Saúde quanto à infeção por SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), refente ao GUIA DE RECOMENDAÇÕES POR TEMA E SETOR DE ATIVIDADE de 9 de Julho de 2020
O programa de actividades terá lugar em contexto privado, acessível unicamente a pessoas previamente inscritas, e portanto, não estará aberto ao público em geral. Irá decorrer nas instalações do campismo ecológico Aterra, situado em contexto rural numa área de 10 hectares, na Freguesia de São Teotónio, Concelho de Odemira.
Os seminários têm lugar exclusivamente ao ar livre.
Para os cursos há uma obrigação de inscrição através de um formulário de inscrição online. O número de inscrições é limitado.
As pessoas que não forem anunciadas e não registadas não terão acesso às instalações, pelo que unicamente as pessoas previamente registadas e staff terão acesso às instalações e programa delineado durante os dias do evento, excluindo qualquer pessoa do público em geral.
O número máximo de participantes é limitado a 100 pessoas. Todas as pessoas passaram por um processo de registo e só podem serão admitidas a participar pessoas sem sintomas suspeitos de Covid-19.
As pessoas que tenham permanecido numa área de risco de corona nos 14 dias prévios à data prevista para a frequência no programa de saúde serão recusadas a participar. A menos que tenham um certificado médico biológico molecular que confirme que não há provas de infecção com o vírus corona SARS-CoV-2. O certificado médico deve ter sido obtido não mais de 48 horas antes da chegada. Estará presente durante todo o evento um médico treinado nas instações para supervisão de alguma suspeita de casos de infeção.
Serão elaboradas listas de presença diárias como parte do registo de convidados para facilitar o rastreio de contactos, registando o nome completo, a morada, número de telefone e email de cada participante. Serão dadas instruções escritas aos participantes sobre o conceito de higiene.
A regra da distância de 1,5 a 2 metros de distância aplica-se nas instalações.
Todas as áreas comuns terão afixados os cartazes (patentes nas directrizes da DGS) referentes às boas práticas de higienização pessoal para garantir a informação e constante atenção em relação às mesmas.
LIMPEZA E DESINFEÇÃO
Os trabalhadores terão formação e instruções sobre o cumprimento das regras de higienização e controlo ambiental, de acordo com as normas da DGS nº 014/2020, sobre Limpeza e desinfeção de superfícies em estabelecimentos de atendimento ao público ou similares.
A organização garante:
- elaboração do seu plano de contingência para COVID-19, de acordo com a orientação 006/2020 da Direção Geral da Saúde e atuar em conformidade;
- plano de limpeza e higienização das instalações, assumindo: a frequência de limpeza, utilização de produtos de limpeza e desinfecção, técnica e materias adequados;
- disponibilização dos desinfectantes adequados e necessários à entrada e saída de todos os locais de maior utilização e áreas comuns (buffet, instalações sanitárias, chuveiros, etc)
- Todos os espaços, materiais e equipamentos utilizados no decorrer da prática das actividades diárias, devem ser submetidos a limpeza e desinfeção, nos termos da Orientação n.º 014/2020 da DGS, nomeadamente de materiais que possam ser partilhados;
ACTIVIDADES AO AR LIVRE
De acordo com a norma 030/2020, as sessões que decorram ao ar livre privilegiam espaços com pouca movimentação de pessoas e garantem o distanciamento físico de pelo menos 3 metros entre praticipantes.
É garantida uma adequada limpeza e desinfeção das superfícies e o tratamento de roupa disponibilizado aos funcionários e utilizadores, de acordo com a Orientação 014/2020 da DGS17 e Orientação 008/2020 da DGS.
O alojamento é fornecido em tendas, casas móveis que cada participante trará consigo, bem como as instalações de acomodação do campismo ecológico Aterra. O contacto entre pessoas do mesmo agregado familiar é permitido em conformidade com o regulamento governamental. Será respeitado o distanciamento de, pelo menos, 2 metros de distância entre casa tenda ou casa móvel.
São nomeadas duas pessoas responsáveis pelo cumprimento de todos os requisitos de higiene e protecção contra infecções.
A gerência do campismo ecológico Aterra assume a responsabilidade de cumprir as medidas de prevenção e controlo de infeção de acordo com a orientação 008/2020 da DGS, efectuando a limpeza de superfícies ambientais e tratamento de roupa nos alojamentos.
De acordo com a Orientação 023/2020 da DGS, a organização compromete-se:
- Cumprir as medidas de higiene das mãos e etiqueta respiratória recomendadas pela Direção-Geral da Saúde;
- Higienizar as mãos entre cada participante;
- Utilizar corretamente uma máscara, durante todo o período de trabalho num espaço com múltiplas pessoas, respeitando as condições de higiene e de segurança durante a sua colocação, utilização e remoção. Contemplar a necessidade de substituição da máscara, adotando as boas práticas de utilização. O uso de máscara não substitui outras medidas de prevenção, como o distanciamento físico recomendado, que devem ser mantidas
- Garantir que a disposição das mesas e das cadeiras no estabelecimento permitem uma distância de, pelo menos, 2 metros entre todas as pessoas;
- Manter, sempre que possível, uma distância de 2 metros dos clientes e dos outros colaboradores;
- A loiça utilizada pelos clientes será lavada na máquina de lavar com detergente, a temperatura elevada (80-90ºC);
- A comida será servida pelos colaboradores onde, devidamente equipados, entregarão o prato e talheres necessários;
- Garante uma adequada limpeza e desinfeção das superfícies, de acordo com a Orientação 014/2020 “Limpeza e desinfeção de superfícies em estabelecimentos de atendimento ao público ou similares”, da DGS.
Health and Welfare Event, 24 - 29 August 2020
Adaptation of the concept of hygiene and safety in accordance with the procedures of prevention, control and surveillance in companies enacted by the Directorate General of Health regarding infection by SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), referring to the GUIDE OF RECOMMENDATIONS BY THEME AND SECTOR OF ACTIVITY of 9 July 2020
The programme of activities will take place in a private context, accessible only to persons previously registered, and will therefore not be open to the general public. It will take place in the facilities of the ecological campsite Aterra, located in a rural context in an area of 10 hectares, in the parish of São Teotónio, Odemira Council.
The seminars take place exclusively in the open air.
For the courses there is an obligation to register through an online registration form. The number of registrations is limited.
Unannounced and unregistered people will not have access to the facilities, so only previously registered people and staff will have access to the facilities and the outlined programme during the days of the event, excluding any person from the general public.
The maximum number of participants is limited to 100 persons. All persons have undergone a registration process and only persons without suspicious symptoms of Covid-19 may be admitted to participate.
Persons who have stayed in a corona risk area for 14 days prior to the scheduled date of attendance in the health programme will be refused to participate. Unless they have a molecular biological medical certificate confirming that there is no evidence of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The medical certificate must have been obtained no more than 48 hours before arrival. A doctor trained in the supervision of any suspected cases of infection will be present throughout the event.
Daily attendance lists will be prepared as part of the guest registration to facilitate contact tracing, recording the full name, address, telephone number and email address of each participant. Participants will be given written instructions on the concept of hygiene.
The distance rule of 1.5 to 2 meters applies on the premises.
All common areas will have posters (patents in the DGS guidelines) on good personal hygiene practices to ensure information and constant attention to them.
CLEANING AND DISINFECTION
Workers shall be trained and instructed on compliance with the rules on hygiene and environmental control, in accordance with DGS No. 014/2020 on Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in establishments serving the public or similar.
The organisation guarantees:
- preparation of its contingency plan for COVID-19, in accordance with guideline 006/2020 of the General Directorate of Health and act accordingly;
- cleaning and sanitization plan of the facilities, assuming: the cleaning frequency, use of cleaning and disinfection products, technique and adequate materials;
- providing adequate and necessary disinfectants for entry and exit from all places of greatest use and common areas (buffet, sanitary facilities, showers, etc.)
- All spaces, materials and equipment used in the course of daily activities must undergo cleaning and disinfection, in accordance with DGS guideline 014/2020, in particular of materials that can be shared;
In accordance with standard 030/2020, the sessions that take place in the open air privilege spaces with little movement of people and ensure the physical distance of at least 3 meters between practitioners.
Adequate cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and treatment of clothing available to staff and users is guaranteed, in accordance with DGS Guideline 014/202017 and DGS Guideline 008/2020.
The accommodation is provided in tents, mobile homes that each participant will bring with them, as well as the accommodation facilities of the Aterra ecological campsite. Contact between people from the same household is allowed in accordance with government regulations. A distance of at least 2 meters between the tent or mobile home will be respected.
Two persons are appointed who are responsible for fulfilling all hygiene and infection protection requirements.
The management of the ecological campsite Aterra assumes the responsibility to comply with the measures of prevention and control of infection in accordance with guideline 008/2020 of the DGS, carrying out the cleaning of environmental surfaces and treatment of clothing in the accommodation.
In accordance with DGS Guideline 023/2020, the organisation commits itself:
- Comply with the hand hygiene and respiratory label measures recommended by the Directorate General for Health;
- To sanitize the hands between each participant;
- Wearing a mask correctly, throughout the entire period of work in a safe and secure space.
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Meet Your Facilitators
is an artist who positions his artistic work in the context of society. He develops and realize successfully concepts, strategies, and ways of working in the framework of various life-worlds. In relation to systems of expertise he understands non-artistic questions, problems, and prejudices, to respond to these professionally, and ground the relevance of his own work. He studied anthropology in J.W.Goethe University Frankfurt/Main with focus on rituals in traditional communities. Practical anthropological studies with the Griot (trad. mythteller) Nago Koite from Senegal/Berlin in african dance, music and storytelling
My story with music starts with african drum s when i was travelling in west africa. After sometime my hands started to hurt !!! So i started playing guitar to learn old french songs. Then, one day, i met an angel in the south of france who introduced me to mantra (sacred songs) singing and a few months later i joined the rainbow family at a gathering. The rainbow and mantra songs are a simple way to connect people on a very deep level. I feel a lot of joy and unity to share the music Everywhere i go, So come and join us in Portugal! During the summer months i travel around Europe with other musicians in a band we call jedapama. We are a rap, reggae, french fusion band playing more than 100 live shows in Europe. Please check out our website for future events. www.jedapama.fr
Music and oxygen have the same vital need to her. Songs and records have always inhabited, more than anything, her life. Sharing music has always been one of her communication tools. First, the piano, from childhood, then, the radio at age 16, and later the first spontaneous incursions into the art of putting the right record at the right time. No plan or path. The passions take us without warning and, although she never thought of being a Dj, Selecta Alice is one of the pioneers and driving forces behind the movement of World Music played in a Dj set in Portugal. The rhythms of Africa, Latin America, the Balkans and India are obligatory stops in her sets, sound travels around the world. Worldbeat – world music, pure or in fusion with electronic beats, in a homage to the roots and the celebration of life through music and dance.
Ben is a songwriter, producer, and also known as the frontman of the Berlin based band Ohrbooten. On his musical path he developed a deep passion for bass music and in his DJ-Sets, he is defiantly paying homage to the beloved bass frequency . The half Greek half German grew up in west berlin and the city has always fed him with an eclectic mix of urban ,world, and electronic music. The essence of all his genre is a super danceable mix of global bass music. For the last 3 years Ben has dedicated his passion for music and DJing to ECSTATIC DANCE and recently just started Ecstatic Dance Potsdam as resident DJ. He loves to create a wave with different emotional islands and will always serve a mixture of classics tracks and underground music soaked in a great bass-shower. ° soundcloud.com/ben-pavlidis ° kreismusik.de/de/pavlidis/ ° www.diegaeng.de
Sophie de Lacaze
Sophie de Lacaze is trained in Core Energetics and Somatic Bodywork. She is working with individuals, couples and leading therapeutic process groups for the last 6 years. She is passionate about guiding people to fully express themselves and bringing their unique gifts to the world. Together with Nuno Salema she leads the Holistic Embodiment for Authentic Leadership (H.E.A.L.) Program, which is a one year Self-Empowerment Process starting in February 2020 consisting of 6 weekends. Participants will explore and experience the main Principles of Core Energetics – a body oriented psychotherapy – and the Authentic Leadership Model. www.sophiedelacaze.com
Embodied Process I have always felt drawn to the mysteries of Life. Throughout the years, I have explored different fields such as Psychology, various meditation methods, several expressive arts and I have deepen my Spiritual practice. I experience life and Nature as an embodiment of pure creative expression, where the free flow of energy within ourselves connects us with the free flow of energy in the Universe. My interest and research around self-awareness and personal growth, have led me to explore the connections between Psychology and Creative Expression. Over the years, I’ve developed projects in very diverse social and institutional realities. As a Core Energetics practitioner, I feel passionate to support people to find their way to self-healing. To guide them to face their shadows, work through their negativity towards life and reconnect to the uniqueness of their being. I experience the transformative power of this work in my own life and I am committed to share it with others. Men’s Circles The ritualized gathering of men is deeply rooted in the history of humanity. In our circles the aim is to create a shared space of trust and unity so that all emotions, needs, desires and wishes may be expressed. It may be very challening to be vulnerable in front of others but to realize we are not alone and that others share similar experiences and wounds has the ability to shift the way we view and act in the world. www.nunosalema.com
Tiago Rouxinol born in Portugal in 1977 and moved to Brazil in 1999 where he became a Capoeira teacher. Traveling around Latin America he fell in Love with music and went to Cuba to study percussion. Looking for the roots went several times to West Africa to learn traditional and tribal instruments such as djembe, kora, balafon. Became a multi instrumentalist and created 2 bands of world music that still exist, Yemadas and Onda 9. Also he has been making a research on how to include everybody into the music and started to study Body music with a great master Keith Terry- Cross Pulse. Some years ago he created and facilitated the Music for All workshop based on Body percussion and Circle Singing, where people can learn many music games and different forms of developing rhythm and coordination in a very playful way without using instruments , but simply their bodies!
Arun Ji has 10 years of experience as a conscious dance DJ, trained in emotional awareness and tantra with Astiko Lopez and is passionate for Gabrielle Roth’s teachings of the 5 Rhythms. Arun offers a wide spectrum of rhythms and melodies, with a range of sensations and emotions, creating a space of connection and exploration. In his musical journeys meditation and celebration melt together in the dance. www.mixcloud.com/arunecstatic http://www.ecstaticdance.es
Pascal de Lacaze
Pascal de Lacaze from Berlin plays music at events around the globe. His focus on rhythm and dance has made him friends in many communities: Dancers dig how his innovative DJ style connects with his energetic, modern drumming. Musicians & audiences appreciate his steady, rocking world percussion and transcendental grooves. Since 2010 Pascal organizes Ecstatic Dances in Berlin. He is the resident DJ, accompanies his DJ sets with live percussion and cocreates live dance journeys. In workshops and at festivals Pascal facilitates Body Bhajan – a fun and easy combination of chanting and body percussion. He has been on a long musical journey, spanning from drumming on techno raves in the 90ies to being a drum-set player in a Jazz Big Band, conga drummer at club partys and percussionist for acclaimed Sacred music artists like Dave Stringer, Janin Devi, Kevin James Carroll, Lulu & Mischka, Peia. Pascal holds a Master of Arts degree in Cultural Sciences and has worked as a copywriter, editor and social media manager. He is a certified Yoga & AcroYoga teacher and has a deep understanding of how to support nourishing group experiences. www.pascaldelacaze.life .
it´s been already many years since I live learning, practicing and teaching CI. It´s a source for inspiration to my artistic work, as well as a reading key of the world and life. To practice it fulfills me with happiness and satisfaction. My work is about opening the own doors to the participants of my lessons, offering the possibility of a practice focused and disciplined, profound and funny. I feel tremendously lucky for constantly being traveling in this beautiful world to share dancing CI.
ZinnDa: means to be alive! A free spirit and a bundle of pure joy, there is nothing this happy soul isn’t capable of! His evolution has been quite a journey, from being a techie to transforming into an Osho sannyasin. He was born with the heart of a nomad and has been a traveller for most of his life now. What’s his purpose? one might wonder! He has been closely working with the Osho Communes, spiritual festivals all around the world and the Contact Dance Community to help in bringing spiritual awareness and spreading peace in communities everywhere. This was the thought that lead him to create his NGO: Global Cultural Exchange Organisation that brings communities around the world and people from all walks of life together in a peaceful and harmonious environment of sharing and learning. Navgrah Shanti Yagna or The Fire Pooja for Peace and Prosperity: A Yagna or Havan is a traditional Indian Pooja ceremony that involves the recital of Vedic Chants and holy offerings(Samagri) made to the fire. The combined effect of these chants and the fire together cleanse and purify the air and aura. You are free to participate or observe during the ceremony. A brief explanation about the Havan, its scientific and spiritual benefits will also be discussed.
Yamuna is a highly experienced and qualified Yoga teacher & Therapist. She has been working in the Holistic field for nearly 10 years. She has roots from her father in India and grew up with yoga & healing throughout her childhood. She has travelled internationally to teach and has given treatments in various Spas, Villas, Hotels and Yoga Centre’s. Her approach is gentle and compassionate, she brings the beauty and wisdom or all her experience and tailors her yoga classes and treatments to each individual clients needs. Her aim is to bring happiness and peace to each person she meets and shares with them all she has learnt, with the intention to help them to feel better and to improve their overall health and wellbeing. Yamuna has studied and can teach various styles of yoga such as Hatha Yoga & Vinyasa flow but she is also interested to see what each student needs and designs the yoga practice according to their level and experience. She is a Native English speaker and speaks Italian. Her treatments are also designed to each client and she uses different techniques that she has studied such as Deep tissue, Myofascial release & Joint mobilization to give a session to the client that will help them to release any held tensions or patterns that maybe stuck in their bodies. WWW.YAMFOW.COM
Martin Zij developed an unique taste for different music genres from all over the world, diverse but with a similar characteristic – music which gives space, excites trance and imagination but also ensures a presence in the “here and now”. His sound ranges from grounding bass & beats, tribal grooves to a more meditative and lyrical vibe. These he brings together in a funky and soul-full way touching the heart of the dancer and listener. As might be expected of a (ceremonial) musician he is guided by the energy on the dance floor, and is not afraid of unexpected surprises and twists in his DJ sets. One of the reasons to find his passion for deejay-ing was the discovery of Ecstatic Dance. Suddenly it became clear that all the music Martyn loves so much easily can come together in a set for this special phenomenon. At the end of 2013 Martyn became and is still one of the resident-deejays of Ecstatic Dance Amsterdam. From then on Martyn also got invited by diverse Ecstatic Dance Tribes in Netherlands and Europe. He loves to share the music, the dance and the joy with these communities and gets inspired by the different vibes of the unique happening every Ecstatic Dance is. After a few years deejaying Martyn started to combine his skills as a producer/musician with his experience as a deejay. He uses his studioskills to remix and rework different music from all of the world so they become “dance floor” friendly and he can include them in his deejay-sets. Next to these remixes he is also working on his own compositions and songs to spread and share his unique deep funky and heartwarming sound all over the world.
She has been a dancer since she was a child. Her training was developed around classical ballet, contemporary dance, flamenco, butoh and odissi dance, classical dance from India, where she lived for seven years. Lately, it was on the African continent, Mali, Senegal and Burkina Faso, that she found the right space to develop her most recent projects. Since 2009, her great dedication is focused on regular Afro dance classes where she develops a work of body and cultural awareness. Ana Root, is the voice of the Yemadas musical project, a world music band that has already released 5 albums. It was during this project that she developed her passion for music, having a natural gift for playing different instruments such as the ukulele, space drums and multi-percussions. She lived and worked artistically in several countries, until taking root in the south of Portugal, where she currently lives in a community. Invited by Madalena Victorino, she developed choreographic and musical projects such as Rastilho, Mar Adentro, Evaporo 2, A Cantora Deitada and Quando in the context of the cultural project LAVRAR O MAR. Recently, as percussionist and dancer, Lusitana de Mariana Root, her sister, is part of a musical project dedicated to Portuguese roots.
Dancer, musician, actor… For me it’s a beautiful combination, always on search for the expression of inner movement. Dancing helps me to follow the movement of my life. I don’t have to change; I can follow the changes. I love rhythm, rhythm of music, of the sun and the earth; I can take refuge in the beat. When guiding the dance, I use a lot of life music, sometimes working with different musicians. My down to earth humanness creates a save space in which life-force can find its way to move through on the dance floor. Meet you in the beat.