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Summer Dance Retreat in Southern Spain
Summer Dance Retreat 28 July – 4 August 2022
The Workshop: Somatic Dance – Dancing in Nature Improvisation – Authentic Movement
In this workshop we will move from our authentic source. The focus will be on connecting your body to nature. We will work from the somatic knowledge of the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System. Principles such as breath support, dynamic alignment, support from your Centre, development patterns, rotation and spatial intention and anatomical knowledge are some of the themes that will be addressed.
In the second half of the workshop we will dance in nature and on the open-air dancefloor (with shadow roof) with Authentic Movement and other techniques that will deepen our expereince and understanding of ourself.
We will dance in contact with the beautiful surroundings of water, earth, mountains and sun. The workshop will be both dynamic and nourishing. The joy of movement, our authentic ways of dancing, the contact with what surrounds us will guide us through the week. This workshop is open to people of all levels in dance.
Each concept will be explored through simple experiential movement explorations.
The location: Baile en el aire
The dance retreat center is situated in the South of Spain in the Alpujarras, an hour drive from Granada. It is a beautiful landscape with lots of waterfalls, amazing chestnut trees, endless sunshine and nights full of stars.
The property has a variety of little houses (fincas), all very specially furnished and painted. There is a big vegetable garden and an amazing swimming pool with a small island in the middle just ten meters from the dance floor. The water is natural and fresh and comes from the mountains! The dance floor is open air with a very good wooden floor and a shade roof. The shower and toilet facilities are simple but wonderful and function on solar energy.
The land is 1500 m high, surrounded by the Sierra Nevada and open to the Mediterranean seaside. There are various sized rooms (1 to 3 people in a room) in the little houses. You can rest or take walks and enjoy the waterfalls and the beautiful panoramic landscape. The food, vegetarian and delicious, is offered three times a day: breakfast, a large Mediterranean meal at 3 pm, and a light dinner. In the late afternoons there is time to have a siesta, walk to the beautiful villages surrounding the center, swim in the pool or work independently on the dance space.
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- Arrival: 28 July in the afternoon – departure 4 August after breakfast
- 6 days’ workshop, 5 hours per day
- Workshop: 450, – euro
- Lodges & food: 315, – euro (two delicious vegetarian meals a day and a single/double/shared sleeping place)
The Body Series
In these Friday Afternoon Workshop Series we will work from the somatic experience of our bodies. Through movement explorations that offer new anatomical knowledge, creative metaphores and hands-on feedback we will dive into a new experience in a playful and joyous way.
15th of January 2021 In honor of the foot
5th of February 2021 Yielding into presence
19th March 2021 Our creative body
- 3 Fridays 140,- euro
- 1 Friday 50,- euro
Introduction to Laban Bartenieff Movement System
Moving Inside Out
In this introductory BF course the focus is on the Body and somatic experience. Bartenieff Fundamentals consist of a set of principles and exercises developed by a student of Rudolf Laban, Irmgard Bartenieff. You will get to know some principles such as dynamic alignment, breath support, core support, graduated joint rotation, initiation, sequencing of movement and developmental movement patterns. All these principles support organic, conscious and embodied movement.Through simple experiential movement platforms the body will awaken attention and wisdom to its functional anatomy, sensory feedback and presence in space. You will develop your movement skills, delve into somatic experience and connect to your inner, intimate Self.
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