10.30h - 10.45h
10.45h - 11.30h
Feeling into Movement
11.45h - 13.45h
15.30h - 16.00h
16.00h - 17.15h
17.45h - 19.30h
Sufi Whirling with Live Music
Dhyana Vargas / Music by Pedro Burruezo & Robert Santamaria
19.30h - 20.00h
The workshops will be held in english, yet there will be translation into german if needed.
This is a festival for everyone. No previous dance experience is required. All bodies and levels are welcome.
This evocative journey will be based around the core concept of improvisation, getting in touch with yourself through your breath, movement and opening up your voice.
Joris will lead you through your senses, utilising softness and playfulness to reveal your inner movements to yourself – to dance yourself out, from the inside. This interaction with your own being in this space and time creates the conditions for enhanced connection, sharing and interaction with others. Falling into dance, falling into the moment, meeting the self, meeting others…
Joris Camelin is a dancer, performer and improviser from France, now based in Berlin. He has collaborated with leading choreographers such as Meg Stuart, Laurent Chetouane, Constanza Macras and Mark Tompkins.
He is currently offering workshops and coaching sessions at academies, festivals and other locations around Europe, working with people from many different fields such as dancers, actors, musicians, architects and visual artists.
5Rhythms is a simple and holistic movement practice. Like meditation it brings the dancer into the here and now through embodiment and breath. During dancing a so-called wave, you experience 5
different qualities that move you. It can be danced with or without music. As a perspective it can also be part of your everyday life.
Founded by Gabrielle Roth in the 1970s you can join 5Rhythms classes and Workshops all over the world today. By simply dancing it in your living room via livestream or on-demand you can connect to teachers and dancers and expand your creativity.
Wiebke is a Berlin based physiotherapist, ostheopath, healing practitioner and certified 5Rhythms teacher.
After years of dancing classical and modern ballet, she fell in love with Gabrielle Roth and the 5Rhythms. She is dancing this practice passionately for 15 years now and teaches since 2018.
She loves to embody herself and explore all the wild landscapes of her body heart mind soul and spirit through dance – always different, always new, always now.
Open Floor is a is a somatic and movement meditation practice – physical, sensual, pleasurable and rich in knowledge. It brings self awareness, mindfulness, and purpose to life. It helps us to reconnect with the wisdom of our body and heart. It deepens the connection to yourself, your relationships and the world around you. Open Floor integrates therapeutic, creative and spiritual approaches with free movement. People who dance regularly are healthier, have keener minds and a calmer presence. Self-expression, community, creativity and fun – this is why we dance.
Tamara Romaniuk - Open Floor Movement Facilitator, Somatic Coach & Consultant, Artist and Trainer of Mindfulness. She completed the Power of Awareness training from the University of
California-Berkeley, Greater Good Science Center and ATI and training in HP für psychotherapy at the Christoph Mahr Institute in Berlin. She also trained with top experts in modern psychology and
neuroscience such as Stephen Porges, Peter Levine, Bessel van der Kolk and Tara Brach, on topics such as the treatment of trauma and pain of abandonment.
She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and had the good fortune to go through Gestalt Awareness Study, which inspired her further activities and became the practice of her life.
Earlier, more than a decade ago, she established the Local Heroes company in Poland to promote creativity, individuality, and entrepreneurship. It was her answer to globalization. She is now living in Berlin, where she combines all her skills and years of experience to offer an alternative way of being in our world. She leads Open Floor workshops, movement classes and individual sessions online and in person.
Dance and movement, done in the right setting can unleash a transformational and healing power. Within a ceremonial frame a safe space is created in which the participants connect to themselves and their bodies in a more conscious way. By co-creating and celebrating dance, music and community in this temple of free movement we can enhance our individual potential to live a more fulfilling and joyful life.
Mathami (Thomas Koch), aka DJ T., has been a pioneer of the electronic music scene for over 30 years now. Thomas has produced four albums, curated numerous compilations,
produced a long list of EPs and remixes and toured the globe countless times. He was a vital
member of the collective who launched Get Physical Music, has been the brains behind Groove
Magazine – one of Europe’s premier electronic music publications - and founded Frankfurt’s
only House club in the first half of the 90’s, the Monza Club.
Since he discovered the art of Ecstatic Dance, he has been shifting his activities towards this alternative dance culture, channeling all his experience to find his very own way of facilitating these events. His transition of the past years has finally made him launch the new artist persona Mathami and the new music label Pura Danza to serve the world of conscious dance.
In this we will explore the relationship between our feet and our pelvis. This relationship informs the way we stand, the way we move and is linked to the sense of support we experience in everyday life.
Through fluid wave motions and specific voice sounds we will enjoy the base of our body and play with new possibilities.
Corinne, born in Italy and based in Berlin is an actress and voice-embodiment coach. She facilitates personal development processes trough voice and movement. After over a decade of experience in teaching and researching in the somatic field she has developed her own practice of embodiment through voice.
She is certified as a BMC - somatic movement educator, Inner Relationship Focusing companion and is a Lichtenberger Method for applied voice physiology practitioner. Her passion is to inquiry the interplay between body and mind trough the sound of ones voice.
In this session we check in with our physical body, feeling and sensing our way into movement, with a particular emphasis on our contact with the ground. Through kneading movements, that gently rock, push and pull, we prepare and wake up the body in readiness for the sessions that follow.
Michael was born in London where he trained as a dancer at The Royal Ballet Schools. His dance credits include work with Northern Ballet Theatre, Scottish Ballet, The Lindsay Kemp Company, AMP and numerous others.
Michael works as well as a choreographer and visual artist. He currently teaches groups as well as giving one-to-one bodywork sessions of Pilates, Gyrotonic®/Gyrokinesis®, Biodynamic craniosacral therapy and Thai Yoga Massage. He also holds creative spaces for groups in a variety of settings in Berlin.
Whirling is an ancient Sufi technique, where you whirl on the spot with your arms outstretched. This method goes very deep, taking the whirler out of the mind and into the very centre of the being. While your whole body is moving you suddenly become aware of a space inside of you that is unmoved.
'To know this unmoving centre is to know the very master key of all the mysteries of life.' Osho
Accompanied by musicians playing traditional Sufi music, Dhyana will share a space for you to learn and experience this ancient centring technique that helps the mind to relax, moving you into a soft, silent and meditative place.
Dhyana Vargas (born in Colombia, based in Berlin) loves sharing her passion for meditation, movement and awareness. She became a certified meditation facilitator in Berlin as well as in Pune, India at the OSHO International Meditation Resort. Her fascination for Sufi Whirling led her to practice it with the Sufi master Oruç Güvenc in Turkey.
Currently, Dhyana shares OSHO Meditations and OSHO meditative therapies, teaches Sufi Whirling and offers Aquafloating sessions around the world. She is the creator of Whirling in Berlin, as well as OSHO Meditation Colombia, and co-creator of the Conscious Dance Festival.
Pedro Burruezo, will be honouring this edition with his presence, visiting us from Spain. Pedro is one of the most fervent interpreters of medieval and Moorish music under a very peculiar, singular and new perspective. In the 80s he led the group Claustrofobia, of avant-garde music, a reference point for all Spanish pop music with thousands of followers today. For the past 10 years, with various groups such as Medievalia Camerata or Nur Camerata, he has re-interpreted the medieval tradition from a very contemporary and personal perspective. He is a member of the Sufi tariqa Bouchichiyya.
Robert Santamaría, Venezuelan based in Spain, is a remarkable performer of the qanun, the Turkish horizontal zither characteristic of the Sufi world. For the last three years he has also been a member of Nur Camerata de Burruezo.
Together they will accompany Dhyana Vargas during a taste of sufi whirling.
Our body is our temple. In this emotional collective ritual we will enter our inner temple to purify it, express our deep gratitude and integrate all the wonderful work of the day. Each dancer will create their own sacred space using certain elements such as Aura-Soma and crystals, and then will be caressed by a Sound Bath where the sonorities of the gongs will entangle with Native American, Japanese and Greek instruments.
Mallika Paritosh, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a poet, a philosophy scholar from the University of Buenos Aires specialized in ancient Tantrik philosophy, a certified Sound Therapist and a facilitator of OSHO Meditations.
Graduated in Classical Piano from the National Conservatory, she now plays more than 40 instruments and have been performing native music and dances in several festivals for 20 years.
Fascinated by the relationship between sound, words, rituals and silence, she creates soundscapes and workshops all over the world where ancient Tantra, shamanism, poetry, native music and visual arts melt and dialogue together.
In this atmospheric program, the diverse possibilities of the flutes, the neys and other wind instruments (such as duduk, hulusi, overtone flute, whistles, shamanic flute and many more) will unfold in connection with loops, effect pedals and percussions. This creates a colorful musical mosaic of meditative and mystical sounds: from the Middle Ages to the contemporary, from north to south. Traditional pieces and own compositions live together in the same setting and create a magical, timeless atmosphere.
Valentina Bellanova is an Italian musician specialised in flutes. She has been very involved with classical Turkish and Arab music for several years now, also studying their respective aesthetics and theories. She plays both the Turkish and the Arabic Ney and regularly performs these instruments in various music and theatre projects. Valentina's first solo album “Eremos” was recorded in her home studio during the Corona lockdown.
Dhyana Vargas is an apprentice of Maneesha McClure, creator of Dance Alchemy. In this past year full of commotion, in the search of a deep meditative dance practice, Dhyana discover the
transformatinal power of Dance Alchemy – a body based therapy where we give expression through dance to whatever wants to come to the surface. Moving into the heart space, we allow compassion and
acceptance to transform it.