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... is a very powerful volcanic island, consisting at first sight mostly of volcanic stone and sand. However, when you take a closer look you will find millions of tiny flowers reaching up toward the sky between the stones. On your walks through the desert you will find lush flower and palm tree fields hidden wherever the ground is lower, and water is more accessible. You will notice the beautiful play of light and color in the vast mountainous landscape, - mostly shades of red, brown and green, contrasted by pitch black. You can walk anywhere in the landscape. No fence will stop you. Walk up the volcanoes, see the craters, be there, dance there! Be alive where you are!

 

Volcanic Crater

Fuerteventura has many powerful volcanoes. We will dance with our favorite one. Hiking up to the top step by step we will listen, sense, see and feel the crater. Opening to its power and our senses, we will work with space, stones and sound, taking the feeling of the experience into our meeting in dance.

 

Beaches

Fuerteventura has a great variety of beaches which are all very different, ranging from enormous white sand beaches and sand dunes to beautiful magical lagoons and harsh cliffs. We will be living in the North near Lajares which means we have easy access to the West, North and East coast of the island, which are all very distinct.

 

Sand Dunes

Playing and dancing in Fuerteventura's huge sand dunes is amazing! The sand's special feel originates in Africa which is about 100 km away. The fine grained sand travels on the wind directly from the Sahara to the East coast of the island. The dunes are a playground! The top of each soft rise in itself is an invitation for delight, jumping free, rolling, falling and flying - in solo movement exploration as well as duet and group jamming. Taking ourselves over the edge, journeying up and down the sliding hills.

Under the open sky, how does this soft, warm surface influence our dance? When dancing Contact Improvisation outdoors often momentum play is slowed or dies on non-sliding surfaces like earth, grass, sand, rock, or concrete etc. But what if it doesn't? If you play on a tilted surface which gives - like a sand dune - momentum and gravity are at work in new fascinating ways. As you move the surface beneath you is lose and everything is moving.

 

Water

The water is huge playground.
We recommend bringing your 'water equipment', if you have any.

  • wet suit (might be worth renting one - if you don't have one - so you can enjoy the water longer!)
  • nose clip (for contact and 3 dimensional work under water)
  • flippers
  • body board
  • goggles
  • snorkels
  • your boards and surfing stuff
  • ...

Surfing

Fuerteventura is well-known for its fantastic Surf possibilities. This is your chance to get on the board and practice your contact skills on the waves!

Surfing classes for a special low price can be arranged spontaneously with our local surf teachers during *contact camp*.