day 1 – 22.06.19


10.00h - 10.15h


10.15h - 11.45h


12.00h - 14.00h


15.30h - 17.30h


17.45h - 19.15h


19.15h - 19.30h


19.30h - 21.00h






Dance to Connect - 5 Rhythms®

Ritual Trance Dance


Earth Body Medicine – Live Music




Chilling out on the Roof-top - DJ Set




Cristiano Martins


Dilma Morais


Luisa Paula Pereira


Iris Lican & Baltazar Molina




Renée Lacroix

day 2 – 23.06.19


10.00h - 10.15h
10.15h - 11.45h

12.00h - 13.30h
15.00h - 17.00h
17.15h - 18.45h


18.45h - 19.00h




Inside-Out - Contact improvisation


Rio Abierto

Ecstatic Dance


Sufi whirling - Live Music





Cristina Benedita


Linne Melinkat


Renée Lacroix


Dhyana Vargas - Baltazar Molina

During the festival, there will be english / portuguese translation if needed.


Biodanza with Cristiano Martins

Cristiano is a Biodanza (Rolando Toro System) facilitator and international teacher.

He graduated in psycho-pedagogy and Gestalt therapy. He has created many signature workshops and is part of the teaching staff at the Institute of applied Psychology as well as the Portuguese School of Biodanza.


Biodanza: The Pedagogy of Love

Biodanza is a system of affective re-education, and re-learning of life’s original functions.

It offers “vivencias”, or experiences, in: vitality, sexuality, creativity, affectivity and transcendence through music, singing, movement and group encounter situations.

Dance to Connect - 5 Rhythms with Dilma Morais

Dilma is the first Portuguese 5rhythms® teacher, trained with the founder Gabrielle Roth in 2004. She has taught in Portugal, England and Australia.  

She is a passionate, creative and intuitive facilitator, interested in the depths of the practice as a way to bring awareness and empowerment.

5 Rhythms® dance is a movement practice developed by Gabrielle Roth, a New York urban shaman, accessible to everyone. The 5 Rhythms® are: Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness. Each rhythm is a gateway to aspects of ourselves, a state of being, a pattern. They relate to different elements, life cycles, emotions, etc…and are expressed on the dance floor through different ways of moving.

Ritual Trance Dance with Luisa Paula Pereira

Luísa Paula Pereira, has been a Trance Dance Facilitator since 2006. From 2012 to 2018, she apprenticed and assisted Wilbert Alix, founder of Trance Dance International, in his Trance Dance Facilitators Training & Trance Dance International workshops. You will have the opportunity to experience a contemporary ritual with ancient roots. An inner journey, with an individual intention, where you dance blindfolded to percussive and dynamic rhythms.

*Dance into the Infinity inside of you*

*Explore the rhythm of your soul*

earth body medicine with Iris LIcan - Live music by Baltazar Molina

We have a body which is interconnected with all Life and all of life’s processes (birth, life, death, transformation, regeneration).

Nature is pure consciousness, it is soul expressed into form, ever sustaining each of us.

Dance and song are living, active prayers – dynamic meditations that honour the core of silent freedom and take you beyond roles, into the essence of Being.

Through the practice of sensitive listening, mindfulness, authentic presence and conscious relating we will explore body language, voice and sound.

Each workshop is a unique and unrepeatable experience, with live music created in real time.

We are inspired by the nomadic routes of the Sahara and North African ancient tribes, crossing through southwestern Europe unto the British isles.

We are heirs of a legacy of dance, music and ritual and we are invited to weave through it with our individuality.


Through dance we merge in a non-verbal space of memory, that enables us to repair the unseen yet present forces within the body and the psyche.

Through this practise we stimulate self-regulation of the nervous system, strengthen the body-mind well being and create resilience, health and spiritual awareness.

Inside-Out - Contact improvisation with Cristina Benedita

Cristina graduated in somatic techniques, Contact-Improvisation and contemporary dance in the Netherlands and physical theatre in Brazil. She has performed internationally. She works in-between awareness, Contact-Improvisation, presence and vocal movement integration methods. She believes that research is the key for creating while living the moment, developing awareness and facilitating new educational methods.


In this workshop  she will guide us into Inner Ecology and  Contact-Improvisation as presence and awareness, introducing notions of rolling, falling, sliding, resisting, giving weight and letting go. There will be the opportunity to relate to others in physical contact while touching, sensing, feeling and dancing.


Rio Abierto with Linne Melinkat

Linne Melinkat, born in Germany, based in South Portugal, is an international facilitator of the Río Abierto System, and professional Shiatsu practitioner. She became acquainted with in with Río Abierto in Uruguay, where she trained with Graciela Figueroa. In 2019 she moved back to Portugal (Algarve), after almost 20 years abroad. She currently gives Rio Abierto workshops and classes in Portugal, Italy and Germany.

The Río Abierto System was created in the 1960’s in Buenos Aires, Argentina and since then it’s developing continuously and in a dynamic way. It offers a spiritual/body-mind approach for personal development, transformation and self-knowledge. We work with free and guided movement, breath, contact and touch, expression and dramatization, massage & silence. Through different techniques we can “unfreeze“ blockades and promote our vitality and consciousness in order to take care of the body, listen to the heart and express the being.

ECSTATIC DANCE with Renée Lacroix

Renée is the founder of Ecstatic Dance UK and hosts regular Sunday morning dances in London. She is a DJ at conscious dance events around the capital (Morning Gloryville, Divine Spark, Dance Meditation). She's a soon-to-be resident DJ in London and Bristol and has also been invited to play internationally (Paris, Lisbon).

Ecstatic Dance is a non- verbal journey through total freedom of movement and a space for people to meet their true selves.


Whirling is a sufi ancient technique, where you whirl on the spot with your arms opened. This method goes very deep, taking the whirler out of the mind and into his/her center, into his/her being. While your whole body is moving suddenly you become aware of a space inside of you that is unmoved, this is YOU. 'To know this unmoving center is to know the very master key of all the mysteries of life.' (Osho)


Accompanied by Baltazar playing traditional sufi music, Dhyana will share a space for you to learn and  experience this ancient centering technique that helps the mind to relax, moving you into a soft silent meditative space.


This is a festival for everyone. No previous dance experience is required. All bodies and levels are welcome.

"there´s nothing more miraculous for meditation than dancing. if you dance fully, if you dance totally, then in that dance your being comes out of the body. the body will go on moving in rhythm but you will experience that you are out of the body. And then your real dance begins: below, the body will go on dancing; above, you will dance. the body on the earth, you in the sky. The body will dance the dance of matter, you will dance the dance of consciousness." OSHO

Conscious Dance Festival


Tel.: +49 177 50 31 675


Tel.: +34 630 67 91 94



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