Contact improvisation retreat-festival in the Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine

May 3-10 '2016


We invite you to enjoy eight days of deep dive into dancing. This time, the biggest ukrainian CI festival will take place in the middle of Carpathian woods in a nice recreation centre. We wanted remove extra load from your attention that may bother in a "city" festival: accommodation and food. It will allow us to focus more on dancing, integrate into nature and be together as a group.

That's why we call it "retreat-festival".

To stay more focused and keep the dance full, we've prepared:

  • An international team of Contact Improvisation teachers (Ukraine, Germany, Israel, Italy, Sweden)
  • Comfortable stay in a forest hotel, good food, special area for the children
  • Big studio for classes and jams
  • Fresh mountain air, lake, sauna, mini-hiking trips, singing around the fireplace, live music and silence.

Place and Venue


Program highlights

May 3:

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

May 4-6, 8-9 – everyday schedule:

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

May 7 – day off:

  1. Swimming in the lake, horseriding, trekking, singing at the fireplace.
  2. Local craftsmen and artists market.
  3. Climbing.

May 10:

Breakfast, closing circle and last dances, checking out.

May 11:

Afterparty big jam in Lviv (capital of Western Ukraine).

May 14-15:

After-festival Eckhard Mueller intensive in Lviv.


Prices includes participation, accommodation and food from the midday of May 3 till the midday of May 10.

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 3-4 or 5 and more participants. For more details please contact us at

Full price: 300 EUR

Early registration (before March 7): 260 EUR

Social price for locals: 5600 UAH

Early registration (before March 7): 4800 UAH

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.

Cancellations and Refunds

If you cancel before April 1 you will receive 50% of the deposit. If you cancel later, we have to keep the full deposit.