Falling Into Flying
7-13 April 2023
Aegina Island, Greece
A dive into your dancing body, on Aegina Island, Greece
For people who Love to move
Exploring Contact Improvisation (CI) with Itay Yatuv
And contemplative dance in Nature with Iris Nais
Live music will accompany our process
Come, Join, and let’s dive deeper into our Dance together!
We will live together and share space in the beautiful Oikia Karapanou, a 200 year old mansion with the beach at 5 minutes for our walking feet and all the stars with us at night.
The nature of our dance
Itay's morning classes will be held in our outdoor dancing space. With Iris we will take our dance to the hills, trees and sea of Aegina. We will meet intimately with our mother earth, with our inner being and with each other.
We will start each day with a morning class of CI followed by a light vegetarian lunch and rest. In the afternoon session we will dive into our bodies and the nature of Aegina, to practice improvisation and Presence. The evenings will be open for jams, music and fire under the stars.
For our daily lunch we will share a feast of fresh vegetables and spreads. Dinner will be prepared for us by the wonderful cooks of Oikia. The menu will be vegetarian.
You have the choice to camp in the garden
of Oikia or to sleep in shared rooms of couple/three persons.
The number of participants is limited to 35, so save your spot !
Itay has been practising and teaching contact improvisation (CI) worldwide for the last 20 years. Itay trained as a contemporary dancer in New York, Italy, and Israel; then went on to choreograph and lead several international projects of improvisational performances. Itay has been training in Aikido for the past ten years, a practice he integrates into his CI research.
Daphne Percy Chorafa
Daphne grew up on Aegina island and now lives and dances in Israel. This week is the fruit of her dream to connect between her homeland and her adopted land, and her passion for dance and nature.
"Now my studio is nature and my teachers are the trees, the sand, the sea and the stones in the face of the changing movements of the wind"
Iris Nais is a movement artist, creator and teacher throughout Israel and for the past 25 years. In Israel Iris danced in the Batsheva Ensemble and worked alongside Ohad Naharin as a rehearsal director . A student of Anna Halperin, she teaches contemplative dance and deep immersion into our moving bodies and the moving Earth.
Nadav grew up in Israel and has been juggling between dancing and cooking for the last ten years. Today he is studying at RE-SEARCH, program for creative dancers.
During the week he will be our culinary choreographer.