This retreat is suited for all levels of dancers and contact bal manipulators. You don’t need any prior experience to attend this retreat. Of course if you have experience in any of the fields it will be easier for you to pick it up, and you might be able to go deeper into exercises.

The contact ball manipulation we will learn is done while holding the ball, so you don’t have to be able, or to learn, any body rolls for example.

So if you are an artist, dancer or juggler, and you want to broaden your (professional) skills, this retreat is for you! Or if you just want to get inspired and have a great time learning new things, you’re also at the right place. 

You will learn body manipulation & dance techniques that you can combine with object manipulation. During the workshops we will only use the ball as our prop for object manipulation. You will be able to apply the techniques to other props, but to keep the lessons well organized, we will use the contact ball. 

Start of the retreat: 27/09/20, start at 18:00 with a dinner

End of the retreat: to 04/10/20, 8-9:30 breakfast. 10:00 end of the retreat

The Retreat fee has to be payed in two parts; a deposit, and the remaining fee.
There is a deposit of € 200 pp. after registration, the rest of the fee is due at the start of the retreat. The payment of the deposit can be made by credit card.
The rest of the fee is due at the start of the retreat, in cash.

The deposit is non-refundable.

In principle, the deposit is non-refundable. Please make sure you have travel insurance, so in case you get ill, you can get the deposit refunded from your insurance.

Cancellation of attendance due to COVID-19: If traveling from the home country of the attendant to France will not be possible due to governmental COVID-19 restrictions at the time of the retreat. We will only accept these special conditions on cancellation if the official governmental website confirms “against all but essential travel”. The French official website is https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus. If a cancellation of attendance under these special conditions is made, we will refund your deposit in full.

FAQ the castle

The retreat will be held at Chateau Montjoi. The address is: (Lieu dit) Coty, route de Quercy 815, 82400 Montjoi, France

BY CAR: When you are at the A62 (toll way between Bordeaux and Toulouse), take exit Castelsarresin. It will take around 25 minutes to reach the Chateau from here. The address of Chateau Montjoi is: (Lieu dit) Coty, route de Quercy 815, 82400 Montjoi. Montjoi is located in Tarn et Garonne, department Midy Pyrenees.

BY PLANE: The closest airport is Toulouse Blagnac (90 km). And then there are Carcassonne and Bordeaux (200 km)
From the airport, you can take a train to Moissac. There is no public transport going near to Chateau Montjoi.
We can pick you up from the train station (ask for availability!). There will be an extra fee (around 10 euroS depending on how many persons can be picked up together). Please note this is the application form.

TRAIN: https://www.sncf.com/en we can pick you up from the train station “Moissac”, as there is no further public transport. There will be an extra fee of 10 euros for the service.

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Yes, they are! The beds will be made, and there are 3 towels pp.
One big one, one small, and one beach towel, for usage at the swimming pool.

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