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.

Where: Paleochori venue, Neochori, Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece

When: August 25 – September 1, 2024

Deadline for applications: As long as there is space. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Losing Ground with Yorgos Sioras Deligiannis & Kyveli Kouvatsi | Resilient Rivers with Vanessa Grasse

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.

⫸ Vanessa Grasse is a dance and multidisciplinary artist from Sicily, based in Leeds, UK. She is a choreographer, performer, teacher, mentor, curator, certified Life Coach and Somatic Stress Release™ practitioner.

Fluid landscapes, nervous system regulation, relationality and finding pleasure in our moving will be our undercurrents. Somatic imagery and experiential anatomy will be our starting points as we unfold improvisational journeys and dive into both restorative and energetic dances that support us to nurture resilience, resourcefulness and navigating change in both our dancing and daily living. We are encouraged to move at our own pace, find pathways of ease and navigate relational states, individually, with partners and as a group.

Find more about this workshop and Vanessa Grasse here
https://unpluggeddance.com/workshops-posts/resilient-rivers/

⫸ Kyveli Kouvatsi & Yorgos Sioras Deligiannis are movement educators and dance artists, based in Athens and Lefkada, Greece. They have been working together on Losing Ground since 2020.

Losing Ground is the result of long movement research into improvisation, co-movement, touch, empathy and consent. An original practice in couples with the basic working condition of the closed eyes of one body and the feeling of touch as a moving stimulus. Their practice’s research has been driven by a deep curiosity to what consensual movement is and how that reflects on partnering practices, co-decisioning and togetherness. In this practice the roles have joint responsibility but also freedom of choice and the goal is not to manipulate, puppeteer or imitate, but to co-move while co-decisioning.

Find more about this workshop, Kyveli Kouvatsi & Yorgos Sioras Deligiannis here
https://unpluggeddance.com/workshops-posts/losing-ground/

Allow yourself to immerse in an embodied 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.
• 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.
• Enjoy amazing vegetarian and organic meals.
• Stay in nature in a safe and organized camp – Camp with your own tent for a budget experience or go Glamping with our new canvas bell tents.
• 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: https://unpluggeddance.com/event/1-week/

Costs for participants:
2 six-day workshops (36 hours) & accommodation in the campsite & 3 meals per day & programmed activities in nature: 
From 595€

Contact details: unpluggeddance@gmail.com

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