Dance and community center on Lefkada Island, Greece

  • Bisher 191 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 30 Mai 2024



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 1 Monat



  • Beschreibung


    The project is the vision and creation of Kyveli and Yorgos , two dance artists and movement educators from Greece who envisioned a wooded piece of land as a meeting place for moving and sensing experiences. The concept of the place arose from a deep need to reconnect with nature and to meet a community of similar interests and quests. The idea was conceived in October 2021 when there was nothing but trees on the land and by the summer of 2022, a camp was ready, and the first season became a reality! None of what followed would have been possible without the help of friends and family who supported us every step of the way.

    This summer is going to be our third summer for the place which is growing more year after year.

    For the upcoming summer you can join us in one of the following periods.

    🌿 29 June - 30 July

    🌿 02 August - 02 September

    🌿 30 August - 30 September

    Our project
    It is a hosting space for educational programs and artistic residencies focused on dance, somatic movement, nature and personal growth and empowerment through art and community sharing.

    Our vision is to create a meeting point for people and practices that value nature, honor sensorial experiences, welcome diverse corporealities, and dare to reflect through others. Our deepest desire is to grow slowly yet firmly, like a cypress tree, rooting deeply in a sustainable approach that respects and nourishes otherness. We aspire to be part of a ‘forest-like’, broader ecosystem, alongside like-minded individuals and their trajectories

    About the village of Neochori:
    Neochori is a mountain village (300m) of Lefkada, about 5km from Nidri. Serenity and impressive view as well as absence of shops are distinguishing features of the village. Instead, there is plenty of green, four springs and a number of paths which are taken care of by the village community every year.
    This village was once abandoned by the locals, when they gradually began to approach the coastal areas. Years later, around the late 70's and early 80's, it was rediscovered by people looking for a quiet place close to nature. Somehow it started to attract hippies, artists, people from different parts of the world and finally a community was created.
    Today only a few of the families that first settled there remain in the village, but new ones have come, creating a mixture of people and cultures. In recent years, cultural association has been activated and the old school of the village has been renovated, where various activities take place, such as exhibitions, presentations, film screenings, festivals, seminars, etc. Especially in the summer months the village hosts a lot of people from different parts of the world.

    We hope that our center will bring life to our village and become a meeting point for artists, educators and practitioners from all over the world!

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    We shall offer in exchange

    • Meals and accommodation - traditional Greek cuisine and a lovely staying in nature!

    • Movement and dance practices on our open-air platform.

    • Activities such as herbal walks and cultural events in the village of Neochori.

    • Small trips on the island during evenings and free days – hiking to the waterfall, hiking to nearby villages, to the beach, etc.

    • Learning more about our project and why we believe in and promote dance as a practice of embodiment.

    • Meeting a community from all over the world with dance artists, and somatic movement practitioners.

    You will have the opportunity to visit nearby beaches, relax in the village, meet interesting people, participate in cultural events and explore this magnificent island! Plus, you will leave our space with having learned all greek and mediterranean delicious cuisine recipes!

    Kyveli's father lives more than 35 years in the village and he is familiar with local herbs, so we can arrange walks for herbal collection. You will also have the opportunity to meet a community of people, those who live in the village, as well as the other volunteers. We can ensure a friendly and respectful environment, in a really beautiful village in Greece, and lots of creative energy vibes!

  • Arbeit


    We would love some help around the space, like cleaning, gardening, watering plants, help preparing our meals, etc. Our space is an outdoor space, so there are always a lot to do around!
    During August we are also seeking a person who can assist us with videography and photography for our dance projects!

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Greek: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    Simple private camping tent in shaded and safe spot in the campsite with access to campsite's facilities (showers, toilets, dining area, hammocks, resting areas, etc) or Shared canvas bell tent
    Mattress, pillow, pillow case, two bed sheets and light cover are provided.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    The area offers a number of paths to explore surrounded by lush green nature.

    A great sightseeing nearby you can go on foot is the famous waterfalls of Nidri. There you can have a cold bath, or just enjoy the sound of falling water.

    Furthermore, in case someone comes on their own vehicle, and wants to have an experience of the rest of the island and its worldwide known beaches, we will be more than happy to provide them with useful information for the island and its beautiful spots. If you also want to rent a car or a motorcycle we can easily help you out. There is no public transport from and to the village, usually someone from the village might be able to drop you off to Nidri, but if that is not possible we can definetely call a taxi on request for you (taxi fare is about 15 euros to Nidri, the nearest seaside village).

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    there is plenty of space yet the road is dirt, not asphalt

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    Maximum 5 hours a day, for 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 226313963413

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