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Goa Contact Festival Scholarship Program 2018 :

Organisation : Global Cultural Exchange
Scholarship Name : Goa Contact Festival Scholarship Program 2018
Applicable For : Indian Dancers
Application Deadline : 15th Dec 2017
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Scholarship Program :

We are happy to present our new Scholarship Program for Goa Contact Festival. Till now every year we have hosted a Dance Exchange Program for a larger group of indian dancers. This year we are offering 3 different categories of support instead.

Related : Goa Contact Festival Scholarship For Indian Dancers & Choreographers 2015 :

These categories include full scholarships for ten dancers, a discounted participation of 5000rs for ten more and 8000rs for another ten dancers. Lunch and dinner included, accommodation not. New applicants and former DEP students are invited to send us their applications. The facilitators of Support and Scholarship Program 2018 are Vega Luukkonen (FIN) and Tara Raipala (FIN) .

This program supports young dancers from India participating in the international festival for free and discounted. This is a rare opportunity to experience a full spectrum of aspects of Contact Improvisation focusing on research, practice and performance with experienced teachers from all over the world. Participation includes one day of introduction prior to the festival.

Facilitators will offer orientation to the festival and some follow-up meetings during the festival in order to create a safe and contained learning environment. The program is for Indian nationals only, introduction part is 19/01 and the actual festival from 20-27/01. Please note that participation throughout the duration of 19-27/01 is necessary. The deadline for application process is 15th Dec 2017.

There are also limited amount of scholarship places for other CI-trainings in Goa: CI- Intensive Training in December and February and Axis Syllabus.A team of former DEP participants will coordinate the whole program offering practical support to the new group of participants, supporting communication, arrival, schedule and general information.

Send your application to with attached CV and motivation letter. Please inform us in this letter for which kind of support in which Course / Festival you are applying for. Make sure it is accordingly to your actual financial possibilities. Dont hesitate to apply for a full scholarship place if there is a necessity.

About Goa Contact Festival : 20 – 27 Jan 2018
With Kira Kirsch (GER), Malcolm Manning (DK), Hugh Stanier (UK), Guru Suraj (IN), Marielle Gerke (GER), Vega Katri Luukkonen (FIN), Irene Sposetti (IT), Ben Pavlidis (GER), Ma Prem Tara (FIN), Nadja Schwarzenbach (GER), Swapnashree Bhasi (IN), Samuli Leheesari (FIN), Matthieu Panassie (FR) and more

We explore different aspects of dance, improvisation and performing arts. They offer skill building intensives, classes, labs, theoretical /practical research. Nightly dance jams take place in an outdoor marquee, beside the ocean, inspired with eclectic live musicians. Weaving the web of this international artistic community!

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