Step into an immersive 4-week journey designed for those who draw inspiration from nature and thrive on community interaction to enhance their creative processes and self-exploration. 8 workshops led by 11 experienced facilitators who bring their unique dance approaches in movement and embodiment.

Where: Paleochori venue, Neochori Lefkada, Greece

When: August 4th to September 1st, 2024

Deadline for applications: 30 June 2024

We are thrilled to announce the third edition of the Unplugged Dance summer educational program!

Whether you are looking for
•a place to immerse yourself in a transformative journey of self-discovery through dance
•postgraduate training on contemporary approaches to dance as a practice of embodiment
•or just a safe place to unplug from city life and connect with nature, yourself, and others, this program is for you!

Allow yourself to immerse in an embodiment experience of unlearning, listening, encountering, and exploring.

•Gain tools regarding movement and awareness that can benefit and improve your dance practice and everyday life.
•Experience an overall sense of well-being, calmness, joy, and consciousness due to a more comprehensive use of ourselves for life and art processes.
•Observe and undo harmful movement habits, updating and enhancing full and singular attention to the environment.
•Delve into Experiential Anatomy (Body-Mind Centering®), Experiential Embryology, Somatic Movement, Relational Mindfulness, Performance methods, Fine & Visual Arts (drawing, photography & video), as well as improvisation & creative writing.
•Enjoy your body and movement through dance methods beyond the pursuit of perfect form, serving a liberating process of acceptance and joy.
•Sharpen your critical skills and get in touch with your own creative tools within a safe, non-judgmental learning space and community.

Program Overview:
⫸1st Week | August 4 – 11, 2024 | Laughter Somatics with Antoinette Helbing | Sculpting Body-Images with Penelope Morout

The opening week of this summer program is an exhilarating blend of dynamic dance improvisation, focusing on physical movement, and laughter as a forceful and intimate exploration into the art of letting go. If you’re seeking ways to creatively channel your energy, daringly challenge your movement patterns as an empowering practice, and wish to encounter yourself through the unexpected realms of laughter, this week is tailor-made for you!

⫸2nd Week | August 11 – 18, 2024 | The Body The Player The Journey with Rafaela Sahyoun | espaciopropio.augenblick with Fernando Nicolás Pelliccioli & Carlos Osatinsky 

The second week is dedicated to playfulness, interconnected movement, and anatomical integration. Delve into biotensegrity principles, engage in games and improvisation, rediscover your body through tools inspired by Alexander and Klein Technique™. A transformative week to expand your expressive capacities through the body and to nurture collective exploration.

⫸3rd Week | August 18 – 25, 2024 | In Context, in Resonance, in Play with Anna Konjetzky & Sahra Huby | Somatic Art® Practice: Roots with Marina Tsartsara

These two workshops invite us to consider ourselves as part of a broader ecosystem, where we are interdependent with other humans and species. Discover the unique approach of experiential anatomy through Body-Mind Centering® and Somatic Art® and explore the endless ways we interconnect with each other through playful scores. An invitation to revisit  ‘you’ through unfamiliar pathways and in the company of others.

⫸4th Week | August 25 – September 1, 2024 | Losing Ground with Giorgos Sioras Deligiannis & Kyveli Kouvatsi | Resilient Rivers with Vanessa Grasse

The last week of Unplugged Dance is dedicated to slowness. From offering more agency to our nervous system, to sensing Otherness through a tangible approach. Learning from and for the world of fluids, nurturing ecological ways of being in relation and practicing co-movement while listening with your skin what exists beyond it. If you are seeking a gentle, systematic, and informative approach that bridges self-research with partnering work, you shouldn’t miss this week.

⫸Find detailed information for each workshop on our website https://unpluggeddance.com/workshops/

⫸Summer Program Highlights
•4 weeks | 144 hours of daily practice in the woods.
•8 carefully selected workshops led by 11 international experienced facilitators, paired to create 4 distinct week-long experiences.
•Enjoy amazing vegetarian and organic meals.
•Camp with your own tent for a budget experience or go Glamping with our new canvas bell tents.
•Stay in nature in a safe and organized camp.
•Engage in activities that take place in natural settings – hiking, swimming in the sea or waterfall, meditating in the woods, or simply delighting in the starry sky.
•Experience cultural and folklore events in the village.
•Unplug from modern distractions and reconnect with simplicity and tranquility while connecting with yourself.

How to register:
Book your spot here https://unpluggeddance.com/workshops/?filter=pricing and make an investment in your own wellness, fortifying the connection between your body and mind, and enhancing your vitality.

You can attend 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Costs for participants:
Workshops & accommodation in the campsite & 3 meals per day & programmed activities in nature: 

1 week > from 595€  | 2 weeks > from 1060€ | 3 weeks > from 1475€ | 

whole 1month program > from 1830€

Contact details: unpluggeddance@gmail.com

For further information, please visit https://unpluggeddance.com

For more dance INTENSIVES, visit https://dancingopportunities.com/category/dance-intensives/