We warmly welcome you to the 6th edition of the Kontaktland festival. We will celebrate Contact Improvisation once again, and deepen together into our practice for 6 days in the middle of nature, at Három Kincs Völgye, followed by 5 days jam camp.
This is a fantastic opportunity to gather the Hungarian community and to welcome international dancers. The festival is settling year by year and we are so thankful to create such a safe, intimate and friendly space all together. This is not just a dream, this is reality!
We are grateful for the success and the atmosfear we created in 2018 and 2019’s festival. Wonderful connections and collaborations were born, which inspired us to continue our work. In 2020 we canceled the festival and offered a self organized camp instead, we were 70 dancers. For 2021 and 2022 we took the decision to make a festival again, followed by a Jam Camp.
During 5 years our three word concept was: “community, research and nature”. For 2023 we are interested in Contact Improvisation as a somatic practice.
In Contact Improvisation we give so much importance among practitioners to our well being, naturally taking care of our bodies by the way we relate to each other and ourselves. So we would like to honor this part of us and the somatic practice within CI.
We asked the teachers to prepare their material following those questions:
- When you teach CI, how do you approach body consciousness, how important it is for you?
- What is moving in you and inspiring you in this time regarding your relationship with your own body?
- What means the word somatic for you?
- How do you experience somatic in your dance and your teachings?
Those questions will accompany us and before and during the festival.
Know that from 27 June – 01 July 2023 Eva Karczag will give 5 days Prefestival Workshop at Budapest.