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Participation

I don't have any experience in Contact Improvisation. Can I participate? 
Most of the people coming to our festival will already bring some knowledge in Contact Improvisation.
Beginners are welcome!
Please read the question/answer below.

How much experience in CI do I need to participate in the festival?
We want you to bring at least a basic knowledge in Contact Improvisation. If you are an absolute beginner now, we recommend that you take classes before you come. In addition we recommend that you come early. Just before the festival -during Contact Camp- we will have a Pre Festival Workshop focussing on Contact technique. On the first day of the festival all classes will be focussing on fundamentals. Pre Festival Workshop Tools and Toys for Contact Improvisation / a technical approach for all levels with Elske Seidel, Daniel Werner & Gabi Neumann

My friend who is not participating in the festival would like to stay with me at the festival hostel - is that possible?
No, sorry.
We have limited spaces available and the hostel is for festival participants only!
Also Contact Camp is for festival participants only! If you bring someone for childcare or if we have spaces left, we might make exceptions.

 

Contact Camp

I don't know yet how long I want to do Contact Camp. Can I leave the dates open?
Yes, you can.

 

Location

What is the address of the place/ hostel?
There is no official address. But don't panic, you will find it! On the street from Lajares to Corralejo (about 1-2 km outside of Lajares) there will be a big sign on your right hand side:
'Albergue el Cohombrillo'
That's where you turn right. It is the path to the house, which is the second house you will find. We will put up signs for you to make it easier. Here the google maps link.

Where will the indoor workshops be? Where will the jams be?
The indoor workshops will be in Corralejo, indoor jams in Lajares and Corralejo. We are very lucky to have access to different studios in Corralejo and Lajares.

Internet:
There is no internet in the albergue. But there are good internet connections in lovely cafes in Lajares, Cortillo, Corralejo, etc.. 

 

Arrival

I will arrive before registration time. Will there be anybody at the hostel?
Yes, you can arrive earlier then registration time. All info about this in our information letter.

 

Transportation

Can I share a car when I have no driving license?
Yes, you can. Just make it clear in your car sharing group so that others will have a license. Usually, two people can drive the car according to the rental contract. If you want more drivers in your car you need to pay around € 10 for the extra driver (can be different for different car rental companies).

I haven't got any answer on my doodle-request. Do you know anything about how the cars have worked out?
Sorry, we are not organizing that. This is up to you. If you did not have an answer yet it might mean that you are the first one. You can:
> be patient and wait till you have an answer. You will get lots of answers - for sure.
> you can go ahead and rent a car (so you will have a cheap offer) and people will join you whenever they get around organizing.
> even if you are very late. Be patient! Your car most likely will fill up.

I would prefer to rent a bike, is that possible?
Yes, it is possible - but more in theory. You will have to bike rather long distances in the heat every day. We strongly do not recommend bikes but really encourage you to car-share. Bikes in addition are fine!

Can I use public transportation or hitch-hiking instead of car-sharing?
No, sorry. Everyone has to take his or her share in the car rental. This is how its works: We will take our share in one group, but we can switch around taking lifts with different people going on different times and to different places. This only works peacefully, if everyone takes his/her share in this. It is not expensive! Depending on your group maybe € 5/ day.

I would prefer to rent a scooter, is that possible?
Honestly, I searched the whole island for a scooter rental and I found only one place (in Corralejo) which was very expensive. On the streets of Fuerteventura you almost see no scooters at all!

How do I get from the airport to the hostel?
There are different possibilities:
> If you are the first one of your car sharing group you could be the one who picks it up at the airport (consider beforehand who will be officially driving the car. Usually, two people will be on the rental contract marked as drivers. If you want more than two you have to pay around € 10 for an extra driver).

> You could be picked up by / or meet the people of your car sharing group.

> You can take the bus to Lajares.

Do you know the bus schedule? How often are they running?
Please check: http://www.fuerteventura.com/Ferry/index.shtml
You can take number 07 PUERTO DEL ROSARIO - EL COTILLO, or number 06 PUERTO DEL ROSARIO - CORRALEJO and then number 08 CORRALEJO - EL COTILLO (the one going through Corralejo will take much longer). On both routes you have to get out in Lajares or ask the bus driver if he can let you out on the road to Albergue el Cohombrillo.

Can you pick me up from the airport? 

    Unfortunately, no! We will be very busy organizing the camp, the festival and the teacher's meeting happening right before the festival. Please organize your own transportation, There are different possibilities:

> If you are the first one of your car sharing group you could be the one who picks it up at the airport (consider beforehand who will be officially driving the car. Usually, 2 people will be on the rental papers marked as drivers. If you want more than two you have to pay around € 10 for the extra driver).

> You could be picked up by / or meet the people of your car sharing group.

> You can take the bus to Lajares

Can you pick me up from Lajares?
Unfortunately no!
We will be very busy organizing the camp, the festival and the teacher's meeting happening right before the festival. Please organize your own transportation,

e.g. you could coordinate to be picked up by your car sharing group.

> you could hitch-hike.

> you could take a taxi from Corralejo (probably around € 15)

> you can ask the bus driver if he can let you out on the road to albergue el Cohombrillo.

> you can walk

 

Safety

Will the studio be at our disposal the entire day during the workshop and the CI-Camp? Is it possible to leave some stuff there safely during the day, when we/I go to the beach or elsewhere?
We have the studios at different times during the day, mostly at night. Usually, other people will be using the studios and you cannot leave your stuff there.

Will the hostel be safe to leave stuff?
We have the hostel for the entire time for ourselves. You can lock your room. We had good experiences so far. Nothing got stolen. Still be careful!

 

Food Issues

How is the food organized? I am not eating gluten, ...?
Please let us know your special needs! Please contact Gabi: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We will see what we can do. Unfortunately, we cannot cook for special requests but - if needed - you can always talk to the chef and he can tell you what is possible. Probably, you have to do a combination of bringing your own food and eating festival food.

 

Payment

Can I pay when I arrive?
Yes, after you have transferred the deposit you can pay the rest in cash on your arrival day.

 

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