Geeli Mitti Movement Retreat is a two-week Residential dance project which brings 4 teachers from movement practice disciplines as well as sustainable living practice. We study , explore and experiment movement in a beautiful farm in Nainital mountains.

Where: Geeli Mitti Farms : Nainital Mountain : India

When: 4th to 17th May 2023

Deadline for applications: 31st March 2023

Geeli Mitti dance retreat program is for artists who wants to involve for a period of time in natural environment exploring movement. The goal is to create an immersive experience that allows participants to recharge and reconnect with their bodies, minds, and the natural world. It provides an opportunity to take a break from the fast pace of modern life and to focus on exploring movement practice through contemporary dance practices , Improvisation and movement composition.


Abhilash Ningappa : Improvisation and Composition movement class
Sarah Elsworth : Collective Effervescence : performance and choreographic workshop
Prashant More : Breaking Points : Contemporary Dance practice
Shagun Singh : Exploring Sustainable Living , hiking and bird watching

Venue : Geeli mitti is a beautiful farm in a picturesque hill station located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is situated at an altitude of approximately 2,084 meters above sea level and is surrounded by the Himalayan mountain range.

Play Practice Artists Residency : Since 2012 we have organised several Artists-in-Residency Programs, inviting not only artists from different backgrounds, but also academics and curators, giving them the opportunity to work in a different context, away from their usual environment. All artists were provided with space and time for reflection, research, development and eventually presentation and/or production of their work, getting the chance to explore their own individual practice in the framework of another community; meeting new people, using new materials, experiencing a different daily lifestyle and getting involved in a meaningful and multilayered cultural exchange.

How to apply:
Send your CV to :
or to WhatsApp : 0091-9980560577

Costs for participants: 445 Euros ( course fee + accommodation + Food )

Contact details:
Abhilash Ningappa
Artistic Director
Play Practice Artists Residency
Contact: Tel: +91/9980560577

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