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A day-by-day program specially designed by somatic and dance experts in a woody land of cypresses. On the famous island of Lefkada, Greece, you can take your time to relax or/and energize your body while connecting with others. Seven well-known teachers from around the world will share their knowledge and research in movement and corporal practices through a play and practice approach that anyone can attend. A journey of joy and acceptance that takes place both in unexpected ways and in a safely designed environment!
The Nomadic School of Moving Thought
Let’s be comfortable in our skin: A’ round
Losing Ground - Suggestions on consensual movement
DADAworkshop on unpredictable dance
The Body The Player The Journey
Somatic Art Practice
The Nomadic School of Moving Thought by Sonia Ntova
22.8.22 - 27.8.22
A series of movements and interactions for everyone to investigate the sensorial self with nature and to others. It is a process that moves towards a sensitive ecological understanding of "becoming". Creating a secure workplace, the facilitator activates the process for mutual understanding and allows participation as a productive field of possibilities. Poetic images, our senses, imagination, sounds, micro-observation guide us and allow movement to happen. Participants are invited to work on somatic practices and instructions that will expand their sensorial world, to translate creatively their experience (sound, painting, poetry), to work individually and in groups. The laboratory is open to all different bodies. No experience with movement and dancing is necessary.
Let’s be comfortable in our skin: A’ round by Androniki Marathaki
22.8.22 - 27.8.22 A meditative | improvisational Practice of Dance that proposes a Way for exploring what movement is and
which are the potentialities that are released through that kind of observation. Instead of processing movement as it is researched, guided and performed from an external point of view, it is informed by the various qualities of consciousnesses that arise while it is perceived by the one that is moving. It is a Way that cultivates personal development of “listening” and paying attention to the “feeling of movement” with primal ignorance and care.
DADAworkshop on unpredictable dance 29.8.22 - 3.9.22 by Ainara Makalilo
We will experience different ways of walking, of guiding and being guided, ways to perceive the visible
and the invisible, the souvenirs, the wandering to establish new personal cartographies of our body in
space. We will dance different landscapes and create rituals for improbable spaces. The exercises proposed are inspired by Butō dance, improvisation, authentic movement, bodyweather techniques, DaDÁ, ritual, as well as by the desire to write and share personal narratives outside of daily routines. This workshop is open to all, experienced or beginners, whatever your experience, morphology, age, gender is. Motivation is strongly required.
Losing Ground | Suggestions on consensual movement 29.8.22 - 3.9.22
by Giorgos Sioras Deligiannis and Kyveli Kouvatsi | What if we could really understand each other through touch?
Losing Ground is an original practice in couples with the basic working condition of the closed eyes of one body and the feeling of touch as a moving stimulus. Drawing inspiration from somatic practices, it explores moving possibilities in a way containing all the dynamics of our bodily memory without being trapped in it. By sharpening our kinesthetic functions, a dance of kinetic codecision, increased care and alertness can occur. This practice’s research revolves around how dance emerges through the consent of the two bodies and opens a field of reflection for the concepts of codecision and togetherness. The workshop is aimed at people with or without dance experience.
The Body The Player The Journey 5.9.22 - 10.9.22 by Rafaela Sahyoun
Rafaela Sahyoun creates in her workshop a playful, physical and sensitive space to experience dance. In current times it feels fundamental to dance what pulses in and in between us-meeting states of vitality as a form of resistance and affection. Exploring modes of interaction, negotiation, and trust, inquiring how we operate, and cross narratives that update the relationships present in the space. Through games and improvisation practices, the intention is to orchestrate the body in relation to various stimuli, refining perception and crafting attention around simultaneous layers. This workshop is an invitation to dance life in real-time, to meet and dance a change.
Somatic Art Practice 5.9.22 - 10.9.22 by Marina Tsartsara
During this week of Somatic Art® practice we will expand into Somatic Art methodology. The methodology interlaces Somatic, Dance and Visual Art methods deepening into the contents of each workshop through weaving and layering.
Our daily explorations will include experiential anatomy (Body-Mind Centering®), Mindfulness Meditation, Somatic Movement, Fine and Visual Arts (somatic drawing, clay & photography) as well as creative writing. We will also spend time in nature to ‘borrow’ qualities, materials and inspiration. We will share a week of Somatic Art® practice, personal reflections and group sharings.
We will create somatic movement, fine and visual art material focusing on the process and on qualities of presence.
Morning Yoga Classes 22.8.22 - 11.9.22 with Giorgos Sioras Deligiannis
There is a possibility for anyone attending to have a morning yoga class to wake up both body and mind!
The class is traditional hatha-vinyasa with pranayama, mantras, pawanmuktasana, asanas and vinyasa flow if needed. The class will be given by Giorgos Sioras Deligianis who has an experience in teaching yoga regularly since 2009. The structure of the class will be traditional but the content will vary regarding the needs of the students and complementary to the workshops. Doing so, it can serve a multifunctional role that arises from a mutual meeting.
Camping - Paleochori camp
We provide properly designed, safe space to place your own tent and keep the cost of the program low. Paleochori Camp is equipped with autonomous wc facilities, showers with hot water and specially designed areas for resting in the shadow under the trees with swings and hammocks.
Shared room for three people
Shared room for two people
All room include fan or A/C. There is accessibility to small kitchen and shared bathroom.
3 meals per day are provided, plant-based, with fresh, local, organic products from arrival Sunday 20:00 pm to departure Sunday 12:00 pm. The food offered in the program is taken care of by Foodpath. In case of intolerance, allergy or any other important information we need to know regarding your diet please note it so that we can take it into account.
1 week 853
2 weeks 1427
3 weeks 1860
1 week 1059
2 weeks 1792
3 weeks 2297
1 week 1084
2 weeks 1841
3 weeks 2387
1 week 1208
2 weeks 2060
3 weeks 2662
You can attend Unplugged Dance for one, two or three weeeks depending on your choice!
Prices beggin from 853 euros to 2662 euros, depending on your accommodation and if you attend for 1, 2 or 3 weeks!
The nearest airport to Lefkada is that of Preveza-Aktion (PVK). From Lefkada city you can reach the village of Neochori by taxi or bus. The village is located above Nidri, after the village of Paleokatouna. The duration is approximately 30' away from the town. In case you take the bus, you will have to take it from the Bus Terminal Ktel Lefkadas, and take the departure to Nidri. The ticket price is between 1,60 euros to 3,40 euros. Since you reach Nidri town, you can get a taxi from there to Neochori (15e). In case you prefer a taxi to transport you from Lefkada city to Neochori, the taxi fare is 40e and from the airport of Preveza to Neochori is 70e. We can help you by calling one on request at least 24hours earlier.
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