Concept

“Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done.  Arms to hold us when we falter.  A circle of healing.  A circle of friends.  Someplace where we can be free.” ~ Starhawk

    Whether locked down in the big city, separated from loved ones, or deprived of intimacy and loving touch, many people have had challenging experiences, the earth has taken a moment’s respite, and these strange times have given pause for thought.   

    The Remedy is an un-conference style event of Embodied Creativity, Improvisation, Dance and CI. It has several different parts. The first 3-days we will be gathering and dancing in silence, focusing on the self and providing time for introspection. The second an exchange revolving around community – the collaborative exploration of embodied creativity and  the building of relations.
    On the 7th there will be chance to enter or leave the event, bringing new participants and fresh inspiration.
    We offer a simple daily structure for all participants to co-create, improvise, organise, play and dance to our hearts desire.

    This Remedy is an exchange between dancers and movers well rooted in the above mentioned fields, who are interested in community, and wish to share in deep creative research. It is not a place for curious souls with little experience.

    What remedy would you like to offer to support our individual and collective evolution in these worrying times?

The Venue

A big piece of our Remedy is our amazing location. Vidalia is a new intentional community and aspiring eco-village located in the abandoned cultural heritage site of the Cal Vidal Company town and textile mill, an hour outside of Barcelona.
The site is easily reachable by public transport from Barcelona and is right next to the Llobregat river.  If the river is too cold you can always enjoy our natural pool, hot tub and sauna. It’s a community of creative souls carving out a resilient and regenerative  alternative to the status quo (www.vidalia.coop).

Practical info

Food and Cooking

Delicious vegetarian meals (mainly vegan).

Meat can be occasionally served along side.

Local organic food, some from our own garden.

You are welcome to bring your own pleasurable snacks.

Rural Site

We are in a plentiful venue, rich and full of the possibilities of a rural and historic settlement. We are still putting systems in place. Notice that we have limited access to electricity and running water. We ask you especially to be mindful about the use of water.

We cannot guarantee to have electricity and running water in all of the personal spaces (dorms and shared rooms).

Accommodation

Accommodation is in dorms, shared rooms, tents and camper vans.

Specify your preferences in the registration form and we will try to take it into account.

Festival Spaces

Dance studios, Communal dinning room, Sauna and hot tub, Church, chillouts.

Surroundings

Gardens, forest, river, trails, cultural heritage.

Village with supermarkets and ATM  5 minutes car ride, 10 minutes bike ride, or 25 minutes walk.

Contribution

This is a cocreated event.

When you do the registration you are invited to share 1 or 2 proposals that you would like to propose during the event.

Everyday during the “townhall” (morning sharing) we will announce the practices and activities for the coming day, based on people’s interests and proposals.

Between the structure that the organization provides, we do ask that everybody contributes (cleaning, supporting in the kitchen, etc.) an average of 1 hour per day.

Economic Contribution

350 – 650€ (Suggested 450€)

If you want to come only for a week is possible (from the 1st to the 7th of August). Sliding scale: 250 – 500€  (Suggested 325€)

Please feel into what feels generous and appropriate.

We are committed to moving towards inclusivity, and collective and individual sustainability, while also addressing equity, and the privileges or dispossessions we inherit.

Helpers: Helpers spots are only for  people who would not be able to participate due economic restrictions. These helpers are asked to pay a minimum contribution of 125€ and contribute an average of 3hrs work per day. You can apply through the registration form and we will get back to you to accept the application.

 

 

Covid precautions

We will continue to monitor government guidelines on Covid precautions.

We have ample space here to respond to the possible ramping up of Covid restrictions.

We do ask to self isolate before and after the event.

Accessibility

Just now we have only our bodies and hearts to aid those with disabilities.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have extra needs that we may be able to help with.

Kids

Proposals of child friendly activities very welcome. 

We have some child support for the mornings, plus parents organise their time for collective child care.

If you plan to bring children we welcome you to join this process, and share a little of your situation in the registration form.

Economic Contribution:

0-3 years open contribution

4 years old and over: 70€ (40€ half of the event)

Arrivals and Departures

ARRIVALS: 1st of August 16h to 18h

TRANSITION DAY: 7th of August (see the info below)

DEPARTURES 13th of August 12h to 14h          

Transition day

There is the possibility to come only for the first week. The 7th of August is the transition day.

1st week: 1-7 of August

2nd week: 7-13 of August

Departures in the transition day from 12h to 14h

How to get there

Participants have access to a document to self organise shared rides.

There are regular buses from Barcelona.

More info about getting here

Rights and responsabilities

Please read the terms and conditions

Gratitude

Photos: Marc A. Fotografia. Moni and Krishna as models.

Event flow

The event has several different parts. The first 3-days we will be gathering and dancing in silence, focusing on the self and providing time for introspection.

The second an exchange revolving around community – the collaborative exploration of embodied creativity and  the building of relations.

On the 7th there will be chance to enter or leave the event, bringing new participants and fresh inspiration.

Daily structure

We offer a simple daily structure for all participants to co-create, improvise, organise, play and dance to our hearts desire.

8-9h morning practice

9-10h breakfast

10:15 to 13h ongoing groups / kids space

13:15 lunch + town hall meeting

16-19h workshops, labs and other proposals

19:30 dinner

21:00 focus jam and collective experiments

Timetable 1st week

Timetable 2nd week

From Contact Improvisation to Performance

Continue the exploration after The Remedy with a workshop presented by Ramon Roig.

FROM CI TO PERFORMANCE

13 – 16 August

Registrations open

"FROM CI TO PERFORMANCE"

 

The Remedy

A Contact Improv Community Exchange

1-13 August, Barcelona

• Contact •

Proposals? Questions?

thefactory @ vidalia . coop

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