May 4-11 '2017

Contact improvisation retreat-festival


"Life is a dancer, and you're the dance"

Festival is a natural way for us to become a part of the Dance, no matter how skilled in Contact Improvisation you are.

To help your dance grow, we propose:

  • 4 parrallel intensive teachers
  • 14 incredible teachers from Ukraine, U.S., Israel, Italy, Sweden
  • 150 participants to share dance, ideas, experience
  • 8 days of dance, nature, river, sauna, singing around the fireplace, live music and silence.

Intensives highlight

Place and Venue


  • 2009-2014 - Kiev CI festival
  • 2015 - "Dance is Peace" festival, Lviv
  • 2016 - "Dancefulness" festival, Carpathian mountains
  • 2017 - welcome :)


Program highlights

May 4:

Аccommodating on the basecamp, walking, bodyworks, evening jam.

May 5-7, 9-10 – everyday schedule:

  1. Morning GaGa practice.
  2. Intensive workshops.
  3. Ukrainian teachers classes and labs.
  4. Jams and surprises.

May 8 – day off:

  1. Swimming in the river, horseriding, trekking, singing at the fireplace.
  2. Trip to Open-air museum of Ukrainian culture
  3. Bicycle rides, high-park or just sleeping all day long.

May 11:

Breakfast, closing circle and last dances, checking out.


Prices includes participation, accommodation and food from the midday of May 4 till the midday of May 11.

In our vision Dancefulness could be a meaningful meeting point for human beings from different countries, independenly from the income level. That is why we are offering special or rather "social" price for local people (most of them can't afford any festival abroad).

Until April 10 we have special group discounts for the groups of 4 and more participants. For more details please contact us at

Full price: 300 EUR

Early registration (before March 10): 260 EUR

Full price for 3+ people: 280 EUR

Water contact intensive (extra price): 20 EUR

How to register


Fill the
registration form.


Wait for the confirmation letter and info about "how to pay".


Pay the deposit, 100 EUR (3000 UAH for locals) or more.