Dordogne Aerial Dance Atelier (DADA)

The centre de création has successfully completed its first Dordogne Aerial Dance Atelier (DADA), a holistic event for the global community. DADA is ideal for practitioner’s keen to improve technique, take time for research and creation, and truly focus on personal and professional development. DADA offers a mix of technique & creative workshops and masterclasses in aerial skills, dance, acrobatics, yoga, handstand, creation to production, and rigging in a rich environment where you are immersed in aerial and ground-based movement.

Over the course of four days and five nights we stretched, climbed, worked, explored and discovered muscles that we didn’t think we had. Our fuel, eating delicious Ayervedic food whilst exchanging stories with like-minded people, overlooking the Dordogne countryside.

“The community spirit was wonderful, each person arriving with a different motivation. Starting each day with an early yoga class followed by technique classes, then creation and masterclasses in the afternoon. Our fuel was freshly prepared Ayervedic Indian food. All in all, an intense period and by day two I felt I had known everyone for an age. The heart of the event, as a participant mentioned, is to live the experience of the exchanges and to learn. We fly, dance and we remain grounded, with our DADA teachers there to guide us for which we trust. We learnt lots and we are extremely excited to be focusing on DADA 2022.”

Abigail Yeates

As artists, we never stop, we change over the years, we define our craft, we explore and discover.

We will be accessing DADA 2021 to improve and add new classes in preparation for 2022.

 

packages

1. Please study the price packages below and then study the classes in the schedule.

2. Once you have decided what and how many classes you would like to take per day, send us an inquiry with your package selected, the detail of your classes and/or accommodation.

3. Then we’ll confirm availability and you’ll be able to pay online.

2 classes

2 classes per day
+ warm up + warm down
+ 1x Masterclass for 4 days
430 €

early bird* 387 €

3 classes

3 classes per day
+ warm up + warm down
+ 1x Masterclass for 4 days
580 €

early bird* 522 €

4 classes

4 classes per day
+ warm up + warm down
+ 1x Masterclass for 4 days
650 €

early bird* 585 €

1 extra class

for a class
or a masterclass
50 €

* early bird prices - please book before the 15 May 2021

Accommodation + Food (inclusive)

(5x nights + 4 days)

We offer community based living here at C.D.C, all our rooms are quiet and clean and offer a home from home experience. We serve delicious vegetarian and vegan food.

Single / double room

100 €

Shared room & basic

80 €

Caravan or tent

60 €

workshops & masterclasses

check our schedule below

Our package system includes a warm up (yoga or a lead movement class) and a warm down (stretch and massage or aerial yoga) and one masterclass. We have two great masterclasses in create and produce with Paul Cockle and practical rigging basics for aerial performers with Nick Terstenjak. No classes are ‘drop in’.

See the warm up and warm down classes

The DADA convention is not for beginners, each class has a description and informs you of the level. Please study the levels definition below.

Read more about levels definition

DAY 1 : 10 june 2021
10:00 90 min

rope technique

Abigail Yeates

novice / intermediate
10:00 90 min

fabric technique

Laetitia Bodin

intermediate / advanced
11:45 90 min

vertical and aerial dance harness technique

Alice Delva

novice + intermediate
2:15 90 min

contact improvisation

Aurélie Poles

all levels
2:15 90 min

MASTERCLASS create and produce

Paul Cockle

all levels
4:00 90 min

rope creation

Abigail Yeates

novice + intermediate
4:00 90 min

fabric creation

Laetitia Bodin

intermediate / advanced
DAY 2 : 11 june 2021
10:00 90 min

rope technique

Abigail Yeates

novice / intermediate
10:00 90 min

fabric technique

Laetitia Bodin

intermediate / advanced
11:45 90 min

vertical and aerial dance harness technique

Alice Delva

novice + intermediate
2:15 90 min

acrobatics & handstand technique

Laetitia Bodin

novice / intermediate / advanced
2:15 90 min

MASTERCLASS create and produce

Paul Cockle

all levels
4:00 90 min

vertical and aerial dance harness creative lab

Alice Delva

intermediate / advanced
DAY 3 : 12 june 2021
10:00 90 min

rope technique

Abigail Yeates

novice / intermediate
10:00 90 min

fabric technique

Laetitia Bodin

intermediate / advanced
11:45 90 min

vertical and aerial dance harness technique

Alice Delva

novice + intermediate
2:15 90 min

contact improvisation

Aurélie Poles

all levels
2:15 90 min

MASTERCLASS practical rigging basics for aerial performers

Nick Terstenjak

all levels
4:00 90 min

rope creation

Abigail Yeates

novice + intermediate
4:00 90 min

fabric creation

Laetitia Bodin

intermediate / advanced
DAY 4 : 13 june 2021
10:00 90 min

rope technique

Abigail Yeates

novice / intermediate
10:00 90 min

fabric technique

Laetitia Bodin

intermediate / advanced
11:45 90 min

vertical and aerial dance harness technique

Alice Delva

novice + intermediate
2:15 90 min

acrobatics & handstand technique

Laetitia Bodin

novice / intermediate / advanced
2:15 90 min

MASTERCLASS practical rigging basics for aerial performers

Nick Terstenjak

all levels
4:00 90 min

vertical and aerial dance harness creative lab

Alice Delva

intermediate / advanced
“We learn to love our sweat, we discover our passion to move and connect it to effort, we discover both the animal in us and the power of our imagination”
Ohad Naharin