25-28 may 2017……..exploring landscapes
Dancing still, dancing wild. Deep silence to spring symphony, to wild summer dances…
In the silent morning we dance to inner songs. In the afternoon, we move together. Sauna in the evening brings further relaxation. A sweet mix of meditation, dance & contact improvisation, bodywork and contact tango. The new season starts nourishing, through playful connection with yourself and others.
The retreat centre is environmental friendly ‘Vlierhof’, in the peaceful landscape of Kleve, a small village just across the Dutch border near Nijmegen. If weather allows we will go for a refreshing walk or dance along the river.
+ Exploring the landscape, dance on different locations
We start with a dinner on thursday (18.30), end with a lunch on sunday (13.00). Untill lunchtime we are in silence, and from sauna time.
8.00-8.45 Movement & Meditation
10.00 – 12.30 Workshop
21.30 Meditation & optional singing
In between there will be time to read/write/draw and meditate. Note: time schedule might be slightly different as we adjust to the weather and the group.
Lydia and Kristien met on the dance floor during the Osterimprofestival years ago, and remained in playful connection ever since. At the moment they are working on a musical dance performance for children.
Lydia Müller is a professional dancer and dance teacher based in Amsterdam. She has been working in several professional dance companies and interactive streettheater performances. She has been performing together with Ezequiel Sanucci with Tango Now and is choreographing her own children dancetheater performances.
Lydia has been teaching contact improvisation, contemporary dance, Argentine tango, contact tango, African dance, yoga & meditation and more from children to adults. Lydia’s quality in teaching is to guide the whole group into a journey of creativity, playfulness and joy.
Lydia is a creative person expressing herself through dance, movement, improvisation, connection, music and being a pure, enthousiaste human being.
Kristien Sonnevijlle is a dancer/vocalist with a background in physical theater. Specialized in improvisation as a performing art, ‘instant composition’. An independant artist active in several constellations creating performances, spontaneous and more choreographed work. Summers in France and winters in India were spent in meditation retreats. For Kristien, movement, vocal work and meditation are deeply connected and inform each other. Japanese butoh dance helped her to further develop this connection.
Since 2009 she offers movement retreats with dance, voice, bodywork and meditation, in collaboration with other teachers/facilitators. Teaching, her improvisation skills and careful listening enable her to be in tune with what is needed in a group (process) and for the individual. Her classes have been described as ‘deep play’, moving work brought in a light way.
for accommodation & organic food
Shared room (2/3p) 180 euro
Single room 234 euro
There are limited places with discount available for those with low income. Please contact us if necessary, the sooner the better…
for teaching & organisation
Sliding scale 225 – 375 euro