Goa Dance Residency is a 3-month Intensive Contemporary Dance training and performance project in India, with 10 internationally renowned teachers.

Where: Jungle Dance Theatre, Arambol, Goa, India

When: January 6th – April 5th 2020

Deadline for applications: October 31st 2019

The residency brings together Indian and International dancers, teachers and choreographers for 3 months of rigorous contemporary dance practice and performance. We engage in intensive training and research in Contemporary Dance, Contact Improvisation, Instant Composition, Repertory, Choreographic Methodologies, Somatics, Feldenkrais, Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation.

The afternoon sessions are dedicated to creating new work with guest choreographers, experiencing the creative processes of our faculty, learning repertoire and developing your performance skills.


Jungle Dance is a community-run space consisting of 3 dance studios, fully functional theatre, cafe, permaculture project, swimming pool and accommodations all set within the vibrant international creative community of Arambol, North Goa. Located on the coast of the Arabian sea and nestled within the jungle, our home is the perfect nourishing environment for rigorous training and intensive research.


We cater for advanced movement practitioners, recent dance graduates, professional artists as well as those returning to dance. We are also particularly interested in receiving applications from artists of other dance disciplines such as urban dance, classical south Asian or martial arts.


Nathaniel Parchment/ Shobana Jeyasingh, Stan Won’t Dance

Navala Chaudhari/ Eastman-Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Damien Jalet

Hugh Stanier/ Ultima Vez-Wim Vandekeybus, Stan Won’t Dance

Olivia Mancino/ Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa yoga

Irene Sposetti/ Contact improvisation, instant composition and vocal expression

Vittoria De Ferrari/ Jan Fabre, Les ballet C de la B, Akram Khan

Yael Cibulski/ Vertigo dance company, Feldenkrais

Isaac Mullins/ Hatha yoga, Wim Hoff Breathwork Method

Kevin Turner/ Company Chameleon

Alvaro Esteban/ Cocoon Dance Company, Daniel Abreu Company

How to apply:
We require the registration form www.goadanceresidency.com/registration to be completed in full, a CV/bio, a brief statement of intention and a video of you dancing. Applications will be confirmed throughout the registration period, as they arrive, on a first come-first served basis.

We have space for a group of 30 dancers and offer the possibility of applying for scholarships.

Registrations will not be accepted beyond October 31st
Once notified that your application is successful a deposit of €200 is required to secure your place.

One of our missions is and always has been to: “Insist that socio-economic status is not a barrier to excellence in contemporary dance” Therefore, we have a pricing policy & scholarship programme that makes our programme accessible to all. The World Bank currently ranks countries into 4 categories, according to: Low Income, Lower-Middle, Higher-Middle and High Income. (Please consider “Lower-Middle” and “Higher-Middle” to be both within Tier 2)
Tier 1 Countries:
1 month €1400 – Early Bird €1250
2 months €2350 – Early Bird €2200
3 months €3350 – Early Bird €3200
Tier 2 Countries: (India & Russia)
1 month €980 – Early Bird €875
2 months €1645 – Early Bird €1540
3 months €3350 – Early Bird €3200
Tier 3 Countries:
1 month €700 – Early Bird €625
2 months €1175 – Early Bird €1100
3 months €1675 – Early Bird €1600
Price Includes:
– 40 hours of tuition a week – evening and weekend rehearsal space – regular stage performance opportunities (incl. recordings)
– Accommodation (1bedroom, 2 people sharing)
– 3 nutritious vegetarian meals per day including mid-morning refreshment and unfiltered water and ginger lemon tea throughout the day (Single occupancy and non-residential places are available upon request). Our programme is a first for India, in that we provide a full range of contemporary dance practices in-line with international institutions. Our pricing and scholarship programme provides a space for all, to train in broad-ranging contemporary dance practices together, irrespective of nationality or economic background.

Contact details:
Email: namaste@goadanceresidency.com

For further information, please visit www.goadanceresidency.com

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