The Dance and Nature project is modelled particularly for transfusing the essence of dance into the essence of nature and the essence of nature into the essence of dance. The human being is integrally connected with nature however nowadays we have managed to disconnect from the power and the beauty that nature can offer us. Living in hectic busy metropolis has alienated us from the vital energy mother Earth open-heartedly and unconditionally offers. Now we are living in a time where we should make an effort to re-connect back to nature in this beautiful world. Elements refer to the wood, fire, earth, metal and water that encircle us wherever we go, however, we rarely pay attention to relate and communicate.

Where: Manantial De Tara, Tenerife, Arafo

When: 19 – 31 August 2019

Deadline for applications: 08 August 2019

Vangelis is creating this unique project for allowing the unity of dance and nature; the unity of nature and dance. After having experienced the energy and power of the island – Tenerife, he found that this is the perfect place to create such a project. The island itself combines beautifully all five elements; wood with the beautiful forests, fire with the dominant presence of the volcano, earth with the rich and diverse soil, metal with the many special minerals, and water with the abundant sea and rivers. It is the perfect amalgamation to work on all five elements, all five profound energies.

The work we will delve into will be primarily focused on one hand on great dance styles such as Contact Beyond Contact, Embodied Unity, Ferus Animi // Terra Nova, as well as Flying Low and Passing Through, Contact Improvisation, Release, Physical Theatre and Choreography and on the other on the traditional Alchemy and Fusion energy meditations and practices from Taoist and Qigong lineage. To enhance the practice we will infuse Buddhist values and philosophies as well as Kundalini Yoga meditations and Kriyas.

We will be working intensely in studio as well as in nature where we will focus on solo and duet works without this limiting us if we want or wish to work on group collective projects. Vangelis is collaborating with Teatro Victoria and Roberto Torres where you will present solo performances at the end of the project 30 & 31 of August.

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Costs include accommodation and food during all project

To apply, please send your CV and motivation letter:

Costs for participants: 530 / 465 / 445 Euros

Contact details: projects@unityspace .org

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