This year we celebrate 25 years of our Festival which began in 1992. During these years we have shared so much passion, tenderness and love and we want to take this time to re-connect with the essence of live music and dance. Building on the success of last year’s Festival which saw so many of you return to dance with us we wish to celebrate again the transformative and healing power of the dance. (Click on the image above to view video excerpts from the 2016 Festival.)
Our resident teachers will share with us the knowledge they have gained over their years of teaching with a series of master classes. Laura Shannon has travelled widely to research Greek and Balkan traditional dances in their original settings, and her teaching offers a deep experience of the meditative power, sacred symbols and healing energy these dances contain. Kostantis Kourmadias will accompany Laura’s classes with exquisite and sensitive live music on the saz. Peter Vallance will be sharing his approach to traditional and choreographed dances and how he blends and grows them together to create a ‘dancing field’ within which transformation can occur. Susanne Anders Bartholomäi will share DanceMeditation. She offers an approach to dance that mirrors inner search and discovery, creates ever new spaces of experience and helps to find authenticity in the dance.
There is the chance to participate in the Festival Choir with Sheila Pettit (learn by ear/no experience needed) or in the Orchestra with Bill Henderson (bring an instrument!). Together these groups provide music for the final night’s community dance and celebration.
A new feature of the Festival will be a celebration of Brazil, its Soul in Movement, and contribution to Sacred Dance with Renata Ramos.
Dancing to live music is an essential part of the Festival experience and evenings will feature Kicky Anderberg’s Mahala band, the Indian Bhajan band, Rory O’Connell with community and visiting musicians, an evening of traditional Greek, Balkan and Armenian dances with Kostantis Kourmadias and Laura Shannon, and an evening of Dances and Songs with Barbara Swetina and Community musicians.
Our quoted prices are fully inclusive of participation in the workshop or event, accommodation in our guest rooms (including towels and linen), all meals and refreshments, and full access to our community facilities like our meditation sanctuaries. Some facilities, like our saunas and hot tub, ask for a donation for use.
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Before you book your place, please take a moment to consider that the Findhorn Foundation is a Charitable Trust. We believe that the benefits of holistic learning should be available to everyone regardless of their financial or life situation, and that the transformational journey is enriched by a diversity of participants.
We recognise that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others and offer a tiered pricing structure. When you book, please select the price that feels appropriate for you.
Pay it Forward Price covers the cost of your workshop and includes a contribution to our bursary fund. This will make participation possible for one or more people who otherwise would not be able to join our transformational work in the world.
Sustainable Price covers the cost of your workshop and helps us to sustain our learning and guest facilities.
Supported Price reflects a partial bursary toward the cost of your workshop and is intended for those with minor financial need.
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