We are very excited to invite you in Sicily to a long residential event for all levels, to nourish our Body and our Spirit through Somatic Practices, Dancing and Enjoying being together and in Contact, and where the Acro aspect is proposed in order to increase our possibilities of movement!!!

Where: Agriturismo Femminamorta, Riposto, Catania, Sicily, Italy

When: From 13th to 21st of September 2022

9 days of Somatic Training (DanSoma Training, Feldenkrais), Contact Improvisation, Fluid Movement and AcroDance, with the aim of providing tools to free our bodies in movement by taking care of them, and thus improve both the participants’ psychophysical state and the effectiveness of movement management, alone and in contact with other bodies.

We have three intensive teachers but also believe in the preciousness of active co-creation, so there will be spaces dedicated to workshop activities proposed by the participants.

It is also possible to participate partially, either in the first weekend or in the first half of the retreat, but we strongly recommend full participation to get the maximum benefit .

The ‘acrobatic’ aspect is proposed gradually and gently, with a view to enriching the possibilities of expression of the dancing bodies, and not with a view to providing ‘tricks’. We will therefore provide the basics of complex movements (using backbending and hand transitions) which will also be applied to explore the ACROBATIC COMPONENT in CONTACT IMPROVISATION!!!

5 hours of lessons per day, time for free practice and jamming, will allow us to experiment in improvisation with what we have learnt just before, thus facilitating rapid learning.

Conviviality is guaranteed thanks to the hospitality of the splendid Agriturismo Femminamorta and our incomparable cook Federico, who will prepare delicious dishes for us using mostly local ingredients and sustainable agricultural realities.

The nights of the 11th and of the 21st of september, we will organise two JUREMA CEREMONIES, not included in the schedule but highly recommended for those who wish to connect more deeply with themselves, nature and others, and who wish to liberate their emotional bodies by connecting with universal love. Who is interested is invited to comunicate it asap.

— TEACHERS —
️ Daniele Sardella (Dansoma Postural Training, Floorwork, Handstand in Motion, Fluid Acrobatic Dance), Italy
️ Marta Iucci (Feldenkrais, Contact Improvisation), Italy
️ Hasia Ola (Contact Improvisation), Ukraine.

— SCHEDULE —
The schedule is rich and well integrated between the disciplines thanks to the close collaboration between the teachers.
Below are the disciplines proposed:

️DanSoma Postural Training
️Feldenkrais
️Floorwork
️Handstand in Motion
️Acrobatic Dance
️Contact improvisation

Day 17 September will be a day of rest, to allow the bodies to integrate the information and recover their energy to enjoy the second part of the festival.
The dance studio will always be available for free practice even on the rest day.
We will give you soon more details on the schedule and on the teachers.

— DANCE SPACE —
We will dance on a big open space of 216 m2 in the middle of a beautiful natural environment, 15 minutes on foot to the Praiola beach and 50 minutes by car to the top of the Etna Volcano!

— FOOD —
Vegetarian meals are provided for the 12 days of activities and most of the vegetables come from the garden of the venue!!
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and lots of water are included.

— ACCOMMODATION —
The venue offers different solutions which can satisfy everybody’s needs: it is possible to camp with tent or van, to sleep in dormitories with 3 to 6 beds, in double rooms or in single rooms. The price will vary according to the solution chosen and the places in the rooms are limited so we suggest to book your place in advance to secure the solution you prefer .

How to apply / register:

To register please write an email to contactacrodancegathering@gmail.com , we will send you an email with the infos for registration.

Costs for participants:
(classes, jams and food included, accomodation NOT included) – Full event: € 400 – daily partecipation: € 50 – ACCOMODATION: – Tent or van: € 15/night – shared big tent (5 beds): € 15/night – dormitory (4-10 beds): € 20/night – dormitory (3 beds): € 25/night – double room: € 30/night – single room: € 40/night — DISCOUNTS — – EARLY BIRDS: 10% discount for registration before 20th of August; – HELPERS: there are a few spots available for helpers, 1 to 2 hours per day, discount of 7 €/h.

Contact details:
email: contactacrodancegathering@gmail.com or
whatsapp: +393471714294

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