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Hello dance and contact lovers.

We hereby invite you to celebrate the New Year in a ritualistic way.

Imagine every thing, white and calm…

In the middle of the forest, were the silence is speechless…

No one around…

You are the first person to make footprints on the snow

and discover it’s fluffy nature – squeaky sound that you will never forget.

We will spend 4 days in the studio, in the city centre of Szczyrk and 2 days in the snowy mountains, all that in the south of Poland.

December 28th to 31st with two main workshops of:

Improvisation – Rita Vilhena

Contact Improvisation – Tal Avni

Every day there will be yoga in the morning and jams in the evening.

There will be jams in silence, as well as with live music, we will dance in the studio as well in the snow :).

People should have good warm clothes and everyone will have chance to dance (perform on the 31 December) out doors in the main

square of the city centre, if they so wish.

January 1st and 2nd

The teachers and dancers will take an unforgettable walk from the city centre to the top of the Skrzyczne mountain and sleep there in theshelter. Were we will have a hot cosy fire place, some glue wine, wild singing with a guitar company and who knows maybe even a bit of dancing.2nd January we will walk back. Each walk should take around 4 hours. We plan to be back in the city centre around 14.30. You need proper clothes and boots if you wish to go. There is a ski lift for those not so keen on walking, or for those who would like to be back earlier on the 2ndJanuary for their flight.

Accomodation: You can choose to sleep in the class room in the school for 5 euro with your sleeping bag and mat.

You can choose to sleep in the youth hostel close to the school, each room sleeps 8-16 people for 10 euro.

You can choose to sleep in the youth hostel close to the school, each room sleeps 2-4 people for 15 euro.

We will stay 5 nights in the city, than we will leave some of our things in a studio and we will walk on the 1 January to the top of

Skrzyczne (1240m above sea level). We will spend one night there (for which you need to pay additionally – 10 euro).

Food: 10 euro per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Because we don’t know how many people will stay to go for a walk on the 1 and 2 January. Festival is organizing food only until
morning 1 January.
CLOSING DATE: Costs: Until 10 November 110euros
After 10 November 140euros
Payment and registration: Please send your registration form to
More information:
contact: Pawel Konior: email:, +31626319532
If you want to see, how the mountains and area of Szczyrk looks like go to:

Travel tips:
cheap travels to Katowice, Wroclaw, Warsaw and, to Warsaw.
To get to Szczyrk, you need to get to Bielsko – Biala with a bus or train, and from there with a bus to Szczyrk.
If there is more people coming in the same time, we will organize special transport from Bielsko- Biala to Szczyrk.


Contact Improvisation with Tal Avni (Israel)
Tal Avni is an artist practicing different forms such as dance, music, writing, martial arts. Nowadays performing in a documentary
dance theatre piece, “tsila” in Suzanne Dallal center Tel Aviv. Tal Avni has been teaching impro & contact for 10 years all over the
world. His teachers: Ohad Naharin, Kirstie Simson, Steve Paxton and more… Improvisation with Rita Vilhena (Portugal/The Netherlands) Rita Vilhena is a choreographer and dance teacher. Her most significant work has been developed in The Netherlands.
In 2005 Rita creates Baila Louca performances and improvisation Dance Company in Rotterdam. She uses this platform to develop
her improvisation work. She had collaborate and performed with: Julyen Hamilton, Jeremy Wade, Charlie Morrissey, Vania Rovisco,
Bruno Listopad, Abraham Hurtado, Pedro Goucha, La Boutique Fantastique, Greg Smith, Raoul van der Weide, Felicity Provan and
Alfredo Genovesi among others.

Schedule: (the schedule can be slightly changed)

Arrival December 27th

Inscription 15:00 – 19:00

Opening Jam 20:00 – 23:00

Workshop & Schedule 28th – 30st:

Yoga 8:30 -9:30

Breakfast 9:30 – 10:15

CI / Improvisation 10:15 – 13:30

Lunch 13:30 – 14:45

Improvisation / CI 14:45 – 18:00

Dinner 18:00 – 20:00

Jam 20:00 – 23:00

Old/New Years December 31st:

Breakfast 9:30 – 10:15

CI / Improvisation with Tal and Rita 10:15 – 13:30

Lunch 13:30 – 14:30


Free time for skiing, sauna, spa, do nothing …

Jam 21:00 – 03:00

Departure January 1st :

Breakfast 9:30 – 10:15

Closing circle 11:00 for the ones that leave

Walking 13:00 – 17:00

Sleeping on top of the mountain in the Shelter

Walking and departure home January 2nd :

Walking 10:30 – 14:30

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