We would like to invite you to the 1st URBAN Dance Retreat in BARCELONA. From April 16th to 19th we will gather to enjoy the spring in the Mediterranean city, to dance and also to live the vibe of the city. We look forward to a wonderful dance with you between the studio in the nature, the beach and the old city squares of Barcelona.

With Special Guest teacher Tom Goldhand

Imagine dancing in the nature and bringing it back into the studio, dancing in the studio and taking it into the city. Going to the beach and the city squares where we will create dance and instant composition.

In this dance retreat we will use technique elements from Dance and Contact Improvisation in order to create Instant composition and dance pieces.

In the morning we will have a morning dance/meditation session to connect to our body and the here and now. After that we will go to the studio for a dance workshop learning the tools that we will use outside.

This retreat is for movers, dancers, improvisers, performers and everyBODY that is interested in exploring movement and improvisation as a way to create dance.


Description of the material that will be taught:
DANCE IMPROVISATION - is a complete and full world of exploration of the body, the mind, your inner self and your creativity in dance. It allows us to go into the body, talk and express ourselves in a non-verbal way and find new ways to relate to other people. In its highest form, Dance Improvisation is a delicate art, a meditation, and a way to create dance in an instant composition.

CONTACT IMPROVISATION - is a way of mutual dance communication. Its main issue is the physicality of two or more dancers that moves together while sharing weight and become one dancer. It can be a fast and acrobatic dance, or a gentle quiet and attentive dance.

INSTANT COMPOSTION - is the art and ability to create a dance piece in the moment - the performers are trained to see the space and the possibilities that are present. They become a dancer and choreographer at the same time. When done with more people it becomes more complex and the dancers need to learn how to listen and dance at the same time and how to allow the dance piece to creates itself.

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Come join us for an experience of dancing, stretching, rediscovering and getting in touch with the natural way your body dance and move.

This is an invitation to experience and connect different techniques through our bodies, mind and spirit, to take the dance out of the studio into the city, to play in the outdoors and to jump into a dance in some of the most interesting spots of Barcelona

*This retreat is ideal for anyone who seeks for an experiential dance journey in the alive city of Barcelona . No prerequisites needed of dance. Just a sense of exploration and creativity!

The Team

Tom Goldhand - is a dancer, dance teacher and group facilitator, co-founder and facilitator of Ecstatic Dance Amsterdam, owner and manager of Sadhana Dance School (tomgoldhand.com). Tom has been teaching and creating dance for the last 10 years.

Tom Goldhand "I see myself as an improviser, I dance to discover, uncover and recover. In the last years my dance gravitate more and more into exploring movement with awareness and this is what I like to share, whether it is in dance improvisation - the art of here and now, working with a partner in the form of contact improvisation, going deep into authentic movement or high and above into ecstatic form of dancing."

Anna Poch - Yogini, macrobiotic cook, multidisciplinary artist, heart healer and lover of the sea. Back2Basic founding Director (back2basic.es).

April 16th to 19th 2015

INOUT Hostel - A complex of 50,000 square meters of gardens and forest. It is located in the Natural Park of Collserola in Barcelona. Full accommodation based on shared rooms with private bathroom, including 2 healthy meals a day.
The cheapest flight companies to get there are TRANSAVIA and VUELING, but IBERIA and KLM are also possible.

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How to get there
From Barcelona Airport take the Aerobús till Plaza Catalunya.

From Plaza Catalunya take the lines S1 or S2 of FGC (Sabadell-Terrassa) and take off in “Baixador de Vallvidrera” (zone 1), it takes about 12 minutes on the subway.

Early Bird €255 before March 15th
Regular €295 after March 15th
Prices include accommodation, breakfast and lunch
(The price doesn’t include flight ticket, transport from the airport to the Hostel and dinners in the city).

For people who come from Barcelona (doesn't include accommodation & food):
Early Bird €155 before March 15th
Regular €195 after March 15th

To book a place you must fill in the registration form and make a deposit of €100 in the following account number:

IBAN / BIC: ES49 2100 0769 6701 0004 8091 / CAIXESBBXXX
Owner: Anna Poch Flores. In CONCEPT put your name-surname and DANCE RETREAT.

Itinerary & Daily Schedule
Arrival on Thursday, April 16th, settling into the rooms. Opening circle and dinner.
April 17th till the 19th:
10.00-10.45 Breakfast
14.30-15.30 Lunch
16.00-19.30 DANCING in the CITY
20.00-22.00 Dinner in the city (not included in the price)
The retreat will end on Sunday evening, departure on Monday, April 20th.

* On Sunday 19th we'll join ECSTATIC DANCE BARCELONA.
A great opportunity to experience the vibe on the dance floor of Barcelona!!
* The schedule and some of the activities times can change during the retreat.
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Anna Poch
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