Program

An outline of the Enchanted Circle retreat programme (you will not necessarily be offered this precise programme)

Retreat 29 July – 4 August 2024

 

Musical sharing and the experience of living together and connecting within an ephemeral collective will be at the heart of this week with 8 facilitators and 70 participants

French/English workshops exploring the voice and the body in musical and a cappella improvisation

Circlesong, free dance, body percussion, yoga, intuitive singing, collective improvisation…

Photo credit: Abdul Karim (AK) SANGARI

MONDAY
Arrival

A gentle, slow arrival in the early afternoon to take the time to settle in quietly before the week. And a mid-afternoon opening to start the enchantment.

Photo credit: Abdul Karim (AK) SANGARI

TUESDAY
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.

Photo credit: Abdul Karim (AK) SANGARI

WEDNESDAY
Workshops

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

Photo credit: Abdul Karim (AK) SANGARI

THURSDAY
Second wind

A free morning to recharge your batteries. An afternoon of workshops proposed by the participants. And some theme evenings for people with lots of energy!

Photo credit: Abdul Karim (AK) SANGARI

FRIDAY
Workshops

A day to re-enter the unique world of each facilitator, with workshops lasting 3 hours or 1 hour 30 minutes for small, medium-sized or large groups.

Photo credit: Abdul Karim (AK) SANGARI

SATURDAY
Declusion

A day to gently prepare for the end of this enchanted journey. We will take time to come down from our beautiful galaxy created during the week.

Photo credit: Abdul Karim (AK) SANGARI

SUNDAY
Departure

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

Photo credit: Abdul Karim (AK) SANGARI

TYPICAL DAY

7:30 am – 8:30 am : Wake-up activity
7:30 am – 9:30 am : Breakfast
9h30 – 12h30 : Activities with break
12h30 – 14h30 : Lunch
14h30 – 18h00 : Activities with break
18h – 19h : Free time
19h – 20h30 : Dinner
20h30 – 22h : Activities

 

Photo credit: Abdul Karim (AK) SANGARI

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

 

This programme will not be necessary at the retreat. This is a typical overview. No specific 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 😉
You will be able to attend at least one workshop of each facilitator.

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. Some learning there will be, but be aware that there won’t necessarily be continuity from one workshop to the next, and that you won’t be able to get to know the facilitators in depth as they won’t be giving more than 4-6 workshops during the week.