Program

An overview of the Enchanted Circle 2022 retreat program

23 – 30 July 2022 Retreat

Musical sharing and the experience of living together and connecting within an ephemeral collective will be at the heart of this week with 12 facilitators and 65 participants

Workshops exploring voice and body for the expansion of musical and a cappella improvisation

Circlesong, free dance, body percussion, yoga, sound massage, spontaneous singing, meditation…

Photo credit : François Diot

SATURDAY
Arrival

A gentle and slow arrival in the middle of the afternoon to take the time to settle in quietly before the week. And an evening of welcoming to open the enchantment.

Photo credit : Robin Beumier

SUNDAY
Inclusion

A day to gradually open up to the group. Whether you are more of a wily pumpkin carriage or a talkative steam horse, we will make sure to take care of your rhythm.

Crédit photo : Abdul Karim (AK) SANGARI

MONDAY/TUESDAY
Workshops

Two days to taste the facilitator’s special spice with 3h or 1h30 workshops in small, medium or big groups.

Crédit photo : Abdul Karim (AK) SANGARI

WEDNESDAY
Second wind

A morning to regenerate. An afternoon with an immersive plenary session. And some theme evenings for people with lots of energy! An afternoon of workshops proposed by the participants. And some theme evenings for people with lots of energy!

Photo credit : Clément Airiau

THURSDAY
Coanimation

A day when several speakers join together in various co-facilitations to offer you a magic potion as a result of their fusion.

Crédit photo : Abdul Karim (AK) SANGARI

FRIDAY
Workshop / Declusion

A day to continue discovering the speakers in their element. And also to gently prepare for the end of this enchanted journey.

SATURDAY
Declusion / Departure

A morning to come down from our bubble of enchantment and give one last wave of the magic wand. And a departure after lunch.

TYPICAL DAY

7:30 am – 8:30 am : Wake-up activity
7:30 am – 9:30 am : Breakfast
9:30 am – 1:00 pm : Activities with break
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm : Lunch
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm : Free time
3h30 pm – 7h00 pm : Activities with break
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm : Free time
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm : Dinner
9:15 pm – 10:45 pm : Evening session

REFERENCE

Activities and workshops will be offered in different formats

Small group: 8-12 people

Medium group: 12-17 people

Large group: 17-25 people

Plenary: 80 people

No more precise programme will be sent to you in advance of the event. You will not know what themes each facilitator will propose. It is part of the retreat experience to be surprised 😉
The workshops for each day will be announced the day before and you will be able to register for them in the morning at breakfast.

The aim of this retreat is not so much to propose a pedagogical framework for vocal and body improvisation as an immersive experience around this practice. There is bound to be some learning, but come with the knowledge that there will not necessarily be continuity from one workshop to another and that you will not be able to get to know the facilitators in depth as they will only facilitate 5-7 sessions each during the week.