What does it mean Silent Contact festival?
On the first day of the festival there will be a 2-hour circle, during which we will give all instructions. Also, all this will be written on the information board. After that, we remain silent from the first to the last day of the festival. Yes, all classes will be held without words. Yes, it works. Yes, it's amazing.
I have not dance CI before. Can I come?
It is a festival in full silence. We don't need you to be technically/acrobatically skilled but you should have at least basic understanding of Contact Improvisation. Read about it, watch videos, attend a workshop or few weekly classes and write to us. According to experience of last year we found that Silent festival can be a great place to learn even for beginners, but let's discuss it first.
What about safety?
In contact improvisation we are responsible for our own safety. This practice includes falling, rolling, jumping, upside down positions. Don't take unnecessary risks and be aware of your body and surroundings. Take care of insurance if needed.
How do we communicate with other participants/organisers?
Without words. Last year people spent time touching each other, cathing the sight, feeding each other, dancing, using gestures, sometimes writing letters. We have "suggestions/complains boxes at information board, that we check every few hours. In a case of need you can write a message on paper and put in a box or give it directly to us.
I am vegetarian/vegan/raw. Will I survive?
Definitely. Every meal will have options for vegans, some raw fruits/vegetables/salad as well as some cheese/eggs/fish/meat.
Any shops around?
No. Please, bring your chocolates with you. Otherwise hunt the Snack Station
What will the weather be like? What to wear?
Mostly temperature during day/night is about 25/15 C. Bring one light sweater and a light jacket.