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Summer Residency in Bohemian Czech Franciscan Monastery
July 6 @ 1:00 pm - July 14 @ 10:00 am
We are human animals born to run, jump, walk, climb, fight for what we want, cooperate, tell stories and dance.
Our brains are a consequence of our wide range of movement and social interactions. Mental and physical agility run together. Movement affects not only our health, but also our emotional and mental well being.
Ignoring our evolution’s design carries serious consequences on our self, on our society and on the planet.
In this week residency we will empower ourselves through the joy of movement.
The hills, the forests, the river, the gardens, around the ex Franciscan Monastery in the little Bohemian village of Bechyne, are the perfect setting to experience the wisdom of Nature’s design of our body, mind and spirit.
We will apply our natural movements to a mix of dances going from contact Impro, tango, tai chi, play fighting, ecstatic dance, water dance and what you bring. We will also gather plants, cook together, swim, story tell, sing, and create different forms to cooperate and share knowledge and activities.
For DETAILED INFO soon at www.javiercura.net
DATES: From 6th – 14th July.
COST: Early bird price BEFORE 9 June: 320 / 295E for former Bechyne’s participants & students.
AFTER June 9th: 350/325E for former participants & students.
Cost includes: Accommodation in shared rooms in nearby elementary school. Food is not included. There is an enormous kitchen in the monastery and cheap good restaurants nearby. If you wish more luxury there is a list of alternative accommodation.
INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org www.javiercura.net +4917621452059
INFO: Javier Cura email@example.com www.javiercura.net Phone & Whatsapp +49 176 2145 2059
PROGRAM includes around 6 hours of movement work, research and practice, plus music, dance & contact tango jams.
Besides Javier Cura as the general coordinator and space holder we will have voice-movement and music contributions by Lukas Bonewitz and associated partners. An Agro ecologist and herbs specialist (tbc) will guide us in the use of plants to be find in the nearby forest. A Yoga teacher and meditator will share his knowledge through story telling.(tbc)
Besides, there will be an Open Space for each participant to contribute at its own will with their own experienced knowledge. Past years offers ranged from meditation, chocolate ritual, yoga, to girokinesis, to name just some.
VIDEOS previous Bechyne Monastery Residencies: https://vimeo.com/266327639 and https://vimeo.com/64821342 and https://vimeo.com/64793144
Bechyne, Czeck Republic in Google Maps
Javier Cura is a teacher, visual artist, theatre director and movement coach who has worked extensively in the realms of movement and dance. He has been invited to teach and perform at Fabrik Potsdam Tanztage, Goettingen Contact Impro Festival and Phantastango, Farma Dance Theatre Festival and Alchemie Tango in Prague, C.I.R.A in Strasbourg, as well as to CI Festival San Francisco (USA). He has dedicated himself to researches in anthropological and sociological themes to develop projects in social theatre in Italy, Morocco and Germany. He has collaborated on a research on expression in Contact Improvisation at the Berlin Free University. He has worked as movement advisor for Sickle Cell patients in London Royal Hospital. He is currently working on the “Ecological Body” with UN Ecology researchers. www.javiercura.net
Underwater contact dance video: https://vimeo.com/246302562
Contact tango video: https://vimeo.com/110580854
Other videos: www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3Py1SiCrco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-zqASLdktg www.youtube.com/watch?v=lts3nIA0rmg
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM575qk7l2U www.youtube.com/watch?v=elW1hxzzZDc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFejqW6DlVo&t=3s
Luqas Bonewitz is a performing world-fusion musician, flamenco-guitarist and composer. In his workshops he offers an intuitive and holistic approach to authentic expression, communication and consciousness structures through multisensory and integral self-experiences, taking into account evolutionary, psychological and philosophical aspects of music, sound & silence in relation to body, movement & stillness. www.luqasbonewitz.com
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