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Circus Dance Lab (2021)

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Circus Dance Lab (2021)

July 18, 2021 - July 24, 2021

| Submitted by Marika Gangemi

CDL is a one-week intensive program designed for dedicated movers and performers whose interests and skills span from contemporary dance to circus.
Over seven days, we will dive into physical-movement and creative research with the intent to help all participants to develop their technique and explore the process of combining, Art and Skill to widen their range of movement, enrich their performance, and grow in confidence.
Each day there will be simultaneous classes of Floorwork, Contemporary Dance, Acrobatics and Partner Acrobatics.
For each discipline, the students will be divided into Intermediate and Advanced groups so that each one will get tasks that fit better with their level. We desire to create a safe environment and a committed and multidisciplinary space where each participant can grow and improve individually moreover in a community.
The program also includes Morning Yoga Flow and Thai Massage classes to nourish your body and mind.

Nicoló Bussi: Acrobatics / Partner Acrobatics (@Cie. ZeC)
Giacomo Corvaia: Contemporary Dance / Contemporary Partnering
Marika Gangemi: Floorwork / Cont. Partnering / Thai Massage
Magdalena Vicente Demaestri: Handstands / Partner Acrobatics (@Cie. ZeC)

*For further information on teachers bio, class descriptions, and a detailed daily schedule visit our website:

The venue that will host the second edition of CDL is an ex monastery of the Franciscans friars. Once convents were industrious laboratories of ideas and knowledge. Today, Ex Convento is a cultural organization based in southern Italy that organizes and supports events, productions, festivals, and educational projects.
Placed on top of a hill and surrounded by a scented Mediterranean nature, Ex Convento meets all our needs: an indoor space equipped for our practices, a large citrus grove, a big kitchen, an area to come together, and a beautiful shaded outdoor gym.

VAB – Villaggio Albergo Belmonte is only a 5-min walk away from the Ex Convento and a 15-minute walk away from the medieval historical center of Belmonte Calabro. With a spectacular sea view, 2 pools, and a green area.

There will be 3 delicious Italian meals a day with fruit and nuts available between classes for you to snack. The food is local and organic, and it will be mainly vegetarian. We can offer alternatives for allergy diets or vegan.

Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmed receipt of the application. Only after reviewing your qualification will we send you a second email with payment details.
Space is limited!

To register, please, fill in the online registration form:

Our tickets include 6 classes a day, 3 meals a day and 7 nights. You can choose to stay in a suite with two double beds (4 people in total), a shared double room or a single room.
Costs for participants:
(Early bird price until 31st of March!)

Water Ticket: 580€ early bird | 660€ regular | Suite with two double beds
Wind Ticket: 650€ early bird | 730€ regular | Double room
Fire Ticket: 710€ early bird | 790€ regular | Single room

Contact details: Email: [email protected]
Phone/ WhatsApp: +49 (0) 1742007672

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July 18, 2021
July 24, 2021
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Ex Convento
Piazzale dei Cappuccini, 3
Belmonte Calabro, Cosenza 87033 Italy
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