Contact and flow 2020

April 21st to May 6th

A  journey of the body-mind through contact improvisation and water explorations.

2 INTENSIVE WEEKS OF DANCING, JAMMING AND EXPLORING IN WATER AND ON LAND IMMERSED IN NATURE.

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Pre-workshop

Aquatic Bodywaves and inner stillness

Dancing someone in the fluid space

April 21st to 25th

In this workshop we will look after the inner stillness to reach a state, where we can bring our mind and body to explore freely in the water. We will share exercices of breathing, relaxation, vibration and body exploration.

Facilitating: Manuela Blanchard

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Immersion

Contact improvisation and water dance

April 26th to May 2nd

Contact improvisation, water dance, improvisation in nature, early morning yoga, jams, sweat lodge. A 6 day immersion to submerge into the profundity of the body, dance and movement through contact improvisation and water explorations.
Facilitating: Sergio Palomares, Manuela Blanchard, Andrea Scheel, Eva Schorndanner, Catalina Jara, Michelle Mayoora

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Post-Jam

”Dancing landscapes”

May 3th to 6th

2 days for integration of our experience in dialogue with nature. We will have structured jams and spaces for proposals from the group. We will discover secret places on the lagoon and make them our dance space and dance in the deep blue of the cenotes.
Facilitating: Andrea Scheel, Catalina Jara, Eva Schorndanner

TEAM

Manuela Blanchard

Manuela Blanchard Russi (originally a sociologist/ethnologist from french speaking Switzerland) has taught contact improvisation ...

Sergio Palomares

Performer, acrobat, dancer and contact improvisation facilitator. He has a background in martial arts, circus acrobatics and contemporary dance ...

Eva Schorndanner

Eva studied music and movement at the Berlin arts university, having a wide training in music and dance improvisation ...

Andrea Scheel

Performer, choreographer, healer and water being who likes sharing through collective experiences for creation and healing ...

submerge yourself in the beautiful lagoon of the seven colors and enjoy the magical underworld of cenotes, caves and ancient stromatolites in Bacalar, México.

Get in contact with the elements dancing in water

THE IMMERSION

26/4: arrival day, dinner, welcome jam

27/4 – 1/5: early morning yoga class, contact technique, improvisation in nature, aquatic dance, jams and temazcal
2/5: yoga, closing circle and jam, lunch, departure

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How to Get there

Book your flight now to cancun or merida and get the best deal!

FROM EUROPE

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Cheap Flights Madrid, Amsterdam to Cancun Qta. Roo (+4.5 hour drive to Bacalar)

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or fly to Chetumal Qta. Roo (+30 min drive to Bacalar)

FROM MEXICO

www.vivaerobus.com

www.interjet.com

Flight to mérida o Cancún ( +4.5 hr drive)

or flight from Mexico City to Chetumal (+ 30 min drive to Bacalar)

Bus Service

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Buses and Shutters Cancun – Bacalar
White van shuttles every 20 min from bus station. (faster and cheaper)

Pre-WORKSHOP

"Aquatic Bodywaves and inner stillness”
dancing somebody in the fluid space
Date (April 21 - 25)Pre- Early Bird
(Oct.1st./ Dec. 1st. 2019)
Early Bird
(Dec.1st./ Mar. 1st. 2020)
Normal Price
Camping6,000 mxn7,000 mxn8,000 mxn
Dormitory
(7 pax, mat)
6,400 mxn7,400 mxn8,400 mxn
Small cabin /
Bungalow (2 pax)
6,600 mxn7,600 mxn8,600 mxn
Room
(2 Pax, private bathroom)
7,600 mxn8,600 mxn9,600 mxn
Big cabin
(2 pax,1 king size bed, private bathroom)
7,600 mxn8,600 mxn9,600 mxn
Domo
(2 pax, 1 queen size bed, private bathroom, view to the stars)
7,600 mxn8,600 mxn9,600 mxn

* Price in mexican pesos per person.
* Includes accommodation for 4 nights, three meals a day (starting with dinner the 21th of april closing with breakfast the 25th of may) and all the activities of the pre-workshop.
*Please have in mind, that the accommodation between pre-workshop and immersion (1 night) is not included as well as the meals in the transition days. You will have the possibility to buy some food in the restaurant, bring your own or go to town.

Immersion

Date (April 26 - May 2)Pre- Early Bird
(Oct.1st./ Dec. 1st. 2019)
Early Bird
(Dec.1st./ Mar. 1st. 2020)
Normal Price
Camping8,600 mxn9,600 mxn10,600 mxn
Dormitory
(7 pax, mat)
9,200 mxn10,200 mxn11,200 mxn
Small cabin /
Bungalow (2 pax)
9,500 mxn10,500 mxn11,500 mxn
Room
(2 Pax, private bathroom)
11,000 mxn12,000 mxn13,000 mxn
Big cabin
(2 pax,1 king size bed, private bathroom)
11,000 mxn12,000 mxn13,000 mxn
Domo
(2 pax, 1 queen size bed, private bathroom, view to the stars)
11,000 mxn12,000 mxn13,000 mxn

* Price in mexican pesos per person.
* Includes accommodation for 6 nights, three meals a day (starting with dinner on the 26th of April closing with lunch the 2nd of may) and all the activities of the immersion.
* Please have in mind, that the accommodation between pre-workshop and immersion (1 night) is not included as well as the meals in the transition days. You will have the possibility to buy some food in the restaurant, bring your own or go to town.

Post - Jam

”Dancing landscapes”
Date (May 3 - 6 )Pre- Early Bird
(Oct.1st./ Dec. 1st. 2019)
Early Bird
(Dec.1st./ Mar. 1st. 2020)
Normal Price
Camping3,600 mxn4,200 mxn4,600 mxn
Dormitory
(7 pax, mat)
4,000 mxn4,600 mxn5,000 mxn
Small cabin /
Bungalow (2 pax)
4,200 mxn4,800 mxn5,200 mxn
Room
(2 Pax, private bathroom)
5,200 mxn5,800 mxn6,200 mxn
Big cabin
(2 pax,1 king size bed, private bathroom)
7,600 mxn8,600 mxn9,600 mxn
Domo
(2 pax, 1 queen size bed, private bathroom, view to the stars)
7,600 mxn8,600 mxn9,600 mxn

* Price in mexican pesos per person.
* The participation in the post-jam is only possible in combination with participating in the immersion.
*includes accommodation for 4 nights (2/5 – 6/5), three meals a day (starting with dinner sunday 3rd of may closing with breakfast wednesday 6 of may), all the activities of the post-jam (3/5 -6/5).
*Please have in mind, that the accommodation between pre-workshop and immersion (1 night) is not included as well as the meals in the transition days. You will have the possibility to buy some food in the restaurant, bring your own or go to town.

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COLLABORATIONS

Pre-Workshop

In this workshop we will look after the inner stillness to reach a state, where we can bring our mind and body to explore freely in the water. We will share exercices of breathing, relaxation, vibration and body exploration. You will learn how to connect to somebody in the water and to float and move another person in water. Observing the body language and deepening our ability to connect with ourselves to be able to give without expectations will be an important part of the learning process.

IMMERSION

Contact improvisation, water dance, improvisation in nature, early morning yoga, jams, sweat lodge. A 6 day immersion to submerge into the profundity of the body, dance and movement through contact improvisation and water explorations.
During this immersion will be time for deepening your contact technique, bringing your dance in touch with nature, exploring non-gravity-dancing in the water, waking up for your yoga practice at the lagoon, learning from the heat of the sweat lodge and enjoying the night-jams. Together we will find new ways to dance and be danced between water and land.

Post-Jam

Dancing landscapes”

2 days for integration of our experience in dialogue with nature. We will have structured jams and spaces for proposals from the group. We will discover secret places on the lagoon and make them our dance space and dance in the deep blue of the cenotes.

Manuela Blanchard Russi

Contact Improvisation in water, studio and nature Water Shiatsu and dance in the water Manuela Blanchard Russi (originally a sociologist/ethnologist from french speaking Switzerland) has taught contact improvisation and new dance for the past 14 years after having trained intensively in contemporary dance, Butoh, Body Mind centering, clown and synchronised swimming for the past 30 years.

Discovering improvised dance touched a very profound core in her, and led her to meet great CI teachers and to continue to explore the form with others, among them her ex husband Adrian Russi. Co-organiser of the international Bernese Jam, Manuela is also a water body therapist, certified in WATSU® & Water Dance®, and trained in Healing Dance®. Her love for contact improvisation and aquatic bodywork has brought her to develop ;Contact Dance in Water; in 2007, as an integration of her different passions. She has been teaching CI in water, in nature and even on the dance floor in many contact festivals abroad.

She is also Esalen Massage practitioner (Californian bodywork) with experience in emotion coaching process (“Learning Love” seminars and training among others).

Sergio Palomares

Performer, acrobat, dancer and contact improvisation facilitator. He has a background in martial arts, circus acrobatics and contemporary dance. He started contact improvisation in 2011 and since then this practice took over all the areas of his life. In 2015 he started travelling with the idea of meeting teachers and communities of contact improvisation all over the world. His goal was to keep going deeper into the practice and learning how this dance develops in different regions and cultures.

Since 2014 he has facilitated classes, intensives and jams in Spain, India, Uruguay, Canada, Mexico, Ukraine and Russia. As a facilitator and dancer he is interested in exploring the qualities that allow dancers to find lightness and softness in the more extreme movements, experiment the different body mechanisms to orientate in space, and how the body relates and integrates with the different mental, emotional and physical processes. He danced and learned from great teachers like Nancy Stark Smith, Angelyca Doniy, Martin Keogh, Mirva Mâkinen and many others.

Eva Schorndanner

Eva studied music and movement at the Berlin arts university, having a wide training in music and dance improvisation. She works as a freelance artist and as an art facilitator in the area of music, dance and performance in national and international projects in Germany and Mexico. Her passion for contact improvisation is since 2012 an important part of her personal and professional life. In the last years she connected her improvisation practice with dancing in water and nature places. Since 2016 she is aguahara practitioner. During the immersion Eva will facilitate improvisation structures focusing on different constellations (trio, solo, group) and the role of eye contact and witnessing. The underscore in dialogue with nature will be also an important part of her class. She is organizing the contact and flow (before liquid flow) for the 5th time. www.contactandflow.com www.andiamokollektiv.com

Andrea Scheel

Mexican artist trained in contemporary dance in AREA, espai de movimento; (Barcelona, 2006 – 2008) and the dance conservatory of Sevilla (2009 – 2010). She starts her professional dancing with CAD- centro andaluz de danza (Sevilla, 2010 – 2011) with different choreographers such as Johan Inger, Isabel Vasquez}. Now in constant exploration with somatics, biomechanics and evolutionary movement on land and water. She has practiced Contact Improvisation since 2008, facilitating spaces for its practice since 2013.

She also started practicing aquatic therapies like Aguahara and Wasser Tanz while creating spaces for its sharing. Part of her mission is to create safe spaces for facilitating processes of inhabiting the body from a somatic approach, and contact improvisation from a creative, collective and performing view. She has been organizing the Contact and Flow festival , before Liquid Flow, since 5 years now. Her actual passion is drawing, painting, and handpoke tattooing.

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