Dordogne Aerial Dance Atelier

DADA

WE NOW HAVE TWO PLACES AVAILABLE

(IF YOU DON’T MIND SHARING)
8th – 13th June 2022

take time to find and discover ….

Dordogne Aerial Dance Atelier (DADA), is a holistic event for the global community. DADA is ideal for aerial and dance practitioners 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 six 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. As artists, we never stop, we change over the years, we define our craft, we explore and discover.

“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. 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.

 

classes & ateliers

Our classes includes a daily warm up (yoga or dance class) an atelier/workshop each day, starting with creation, learning about the power of food, learn how to massage and practical rigging for performers. We are delighted to host some incredible tutors from the vertical dance and aerial community who are active as dancers, aerialists, teachers, mentors and choreographers from around the globe.

Start your day with an energising yoga stretch or dance class

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

Private massage, each session is personalised and unique, the massage is characterised by powerful stretching allowing a global work on the whole body and particularly effective in releasing muscle pain and tension, relieving back, neck and lumbar discomfort, giving flexibility to the body, and reducing stress.

Book a massage

Arrival day

17h00– 18h30 DADA participants arrive + settle

18h30 – 19h30 Movement class (ML) 1h
Start your DADA experience with a dance movement class lead by Magalie Lanriot, (1h)
A head-to-toe warm up, that will generate heat in the body through breath, and open the body through a series of repetitive short movement sequences which we’ll build on as the week progresses. We will work also in contact improvisation tasks working in pairs and in groups, gently giving and taking weight and finding techniques for flying, partnering and floor work, leaving you energised and prepared for whatever the day ahead may bring.

19h30 – 21h00 Dinner Delicious (meet your fellow DADA participants)

DAY 1 : Thursday 9 june 2022
9:30 90 min

hoop technique

Aisling Ni Cheallaigh

intermediate / advanced
9:30 90 min

rope technique

Pablo Fraile

novice / intermediate
9:30 90 min

fabric technique

Laetitia Bodin

intermediate / advanced
11:15 90 min

vertical dance + aerial dance harness technique (novice)

Lindsey Butcher + Magalie Lanriot

novice
14:15 45 mn

body conditioning + stretch

Laetitia Bodin

all levels
15:00 90 min

hoop creation

Aisling Ni Cheallaigh

intermediate / advanced
15:00 90 min

rope creation

Pablo Fraile

novice + intermediate
15:00 90 min

fabric creation

Laetitia Bodin

intermediate / advanced
16:45 90 mn

vertical dance + aerial harness technique (Int/adv)

Lindsey Butcher + Magalie Lanriot

intermediate + advanced
18:30 60 mn

atelier creation discussion

Lindsey Butcher, Magalie Lanriot, Aisling ni Cheallaigh, Laetitia Bodin, Pablo Fraile.

all levels
DAY 2 : Friday 10 june 2022
9:30 90 min

acrobatics + handstand technique

Laetitia Bodin

novice / intermediate / advanced
11:15 90 mn

vertical dance + aerial harness technique (Int/adv)

Lindsey Butcher + Magalie Lanriot

intermediate + advanced
14:00

atelier power food

60 mn
15:15 90 min

aerial dance harness creation

Lindsey Butcher

all levels
17:15 90 min

contact improvisation

Magalie Lanriot

all levels
DAY 3 : Saturday 11 june 2022
9:30 90 min

hoop technique

Aisling Ni Cheallaigh

intermediate / advanced
9:30 90 min

rope technique

Pablo Fraile

novice / intermediate
9:30 90 min

fabric technique

Laetitia Bodin

intermediate / advanced
11:15 90 min

vertical dance + aerial dance harness technique (novice)

Lindsey Butcher + Magalie Lanriot

novice
14:15 45 mn

body conditioning + stretch

Laetitia Bodin

all levels
15:00 90 min

hoop creation

Aisling Ni Cheallaigh

intermediate / advanced
15:00 90 min

rope creation

Pablo Fraile

novice + intermediate
15:00 90 min

fabric creation

Laetitia Bodin

intermediate / advanced
16:45 90 mn

vertical dance creation (int/adv)

Lindsey Butcher + Magalie Lanriot

intermediate + advanced
18:30 60 mn

atelier how to massage

Magalie Lanriot

all levels
DAY 4 : Sunday 12 june 2022
9:30 90 min

acrobatics + handstand technique

Laetitia Bodin

novice / intermediate / advanced
11:15 90 min

aerial dance harness creation

Lindsey Butcher

all levels
14:00 120 min

atelier practical rigging basics

Nick Terstenjak

all levels
16:15 90 mn

vertical dance harness creation

Lindsey Butcher

intermediate / advanced
16:15 90 min

rope creation

Pablo Fraile

novice + intermediate
16:15 90 min

fabric creation

Laetitia Bodin

intermediate / advanced
16:15 90 min

hoop creation

Aisling Ni Cheallaigh

intermediate / advanced
18:00 90 min

contact improvisation

Magalie Lanriot

all levels
Departure day

9h30 – 11h30 Hoop (ANC) Aerial + Dance medley / rope (AY) / tissue (LBo) (creation) + Vertical wall + floor (creation) (All levels) (LB + ML)2h
Working collectively, switching from discipline to discipline from floor to wall, taking advantage of our amazing team of inspiring teachers. Working aerial and dance skills within a community environment.

12h00 – 13h30 Presentation + sharing of work (not obligatory)
The DADA presentation is a chance to show new skills or improve existing ones. A week is not long enough to create new piece of work, but we hope long enough to inspire and start a new journey. These sacred times of learning and being within a community is important for personal growth and self-development. As an artist you never stop, even if you are no longer performing it’s a good way to connect with yourself and others, your art, and the love of being in the air or moving, exploring and finding new ways to express.

classes + ateliers
accom + food
inclusive

5x nights + 6x days
(Single / double room, Shared room & basic, Caravan or tent) *

600 €

early bird : 550 € - please book before the 30th April 2022

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.
* Accommodation type depending on availabilities

Contact us

Please contact me at abigail@centredecreation.com

“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