CDL program comes from the desire of a collective of artists, from dance and circus backgrounds, to blend their knowledge and experiences and to share the result over a program to enrich the community.

To register please fill in this application

The Program

Over 6 days, we will dive into physical-movement research with artists from both fields, dance and circus. According to our program, the first 4 days we will work on pure technique and exploration.

The last two days, we will move to the creative process with the intent to blend AcroFloorwork, Contemporary Dance and Partner Acrobatic.
We’ll guide you through tasks to create a performance, using the material learned and explored during the week.

Be aware!


Our program isn’t a retreat but a research and unconventional performance program. In the frame of the venue, there will nature and excursions planned, specially our sea is special! But we want you to draw your attention and focus on the daily physical practice. A commitment and desire to learn from our program is essential.

The main goal is to create a safe environment and a committed space where each participant can grow and improve individually as well as a community.

We are so excited to sweat and enjoy your progress with you!




The level is intermediate/advanced
For this reason the participants must have 2 year of experience in one of the field (dance and/or acro)



CDL : Reggio Calabria, Italy  / October 12th - 17th 2020 


Nicolò Bussi :                   Acrobatic & Partner Acrobatic

Giacomo Corvaia :         Contemporary Dance

Marika Gangemi :           Contemporary Dance & Floor Work

Magdalena Vicente :      Handstands & Partner Acrobatic

Salvatore la Ferla :          Yamuna Body Rolling 



14:00 - 15:00   Handstand + Flexibility


15:15 - 17:15   Acro/Floorwork


17:30 - 19:30   Partner Acrobatic


20:00 - 21:00   Dinner


08:00 - 09:30    Breakfast


09:30 - 10:30    Handstand + Flexibility


10:45 - 12:45    Acro/Floorwork


12:45 - 15:45    Lunch break


15:45 - 17:45    Partner Acrobatic Level 1/ Level 2


18:00 - 19:30    Contemporary Partnering


20:00 -  21:00    Dinner


08:00 - 09:00     Breakfast


09:00 - 10:30     Yamuna Body Rolling


10:45 - 12:45     Circus Dance Lab 1:

                          Handstand / AcroFloorwork


12:45 - 15:45     Lunch break


15:45 - 17:45     Circus Dance Lab 2:

                          Contemporary CircusDance


18:00 - 20:00     Circus Dance Lab 3:

                          Improvisation and creation

*For each discipline we will be divided into two groups, you will get tasks that are more suitable to your level.


Early bird until 15th of September!

Fire Ticket:

Includes all the classes, 3 meals a day, 6 nights sleeping in double-bed room, sheets and blankets provided.

Price: Double room | 380€ (early bird) 400€ (full price)

Water Ticket:

Includes all the classes, 3 meals a day, 6 nights sleeping in shared room, sheets and blankets provided.

Price: Shared room | 360€ (early bird) 380€ (full price)


Earth Ticket:

Includes all classes, 3 meals a day and 6 nights camping.  You need to bring your own tent/van, mattress and bed sheets.

Price: Tent & Van | 330€ (early bird) 340€ (full price)


After registration you will receive a confirmation a email and the details for the first payment of 120€.
Please notice that the above amount is not refundable in case of your cancellation.
The remaining balance should be paid in cash upon your arrival.


If by reason or act of God, beyond the control of CDL Circus Dance Lab or a second party contractor, the workshop(s) set out are canceled, it is the obligation to Circus Dance Lab, to repay the participants fee.


Circus Dance Lab Intensive does not take responsibility for any costs that have been made, such as travel.

COVID Cancellation.

Should the regulations change in Italy,  any cancelled workshops will be refunded.


Starting from the 11th of October at 18:00.

If you decide to arrive on the 11th(the day before the event) there is a little fee of 25€ for the extra night and dinner (breakfast on the 12th is included)


18th of October after breakfast.


We are in Reggio Calabria (Italy), the toe of the boot!  The villa that will host us is on the top of the hill in front of the Stretto di Messina. You will feel like you can reach the island of Sicily with your hand.  The venue has two hectares of land with a breathtaking view!  Only 15 min by car to Scilla, one of the most beautiful beaches in Calabria.  We will organize a van that can drive us there during lunch break.


We would like to keep a small group, for this reason we only have 20 spots for this event, based on a first come first served principles.


There are 13 spots available in the villa:

  • 2 double-bed room ( with double bed) 

  • 1 shared room ( with 2 double bed and 2 single beds)

  • 1 three-bed room (3 single beds)


The Camp site has capacity for 5 tents and campers/van.


There will be three meals a day with fruit and nuts available all day for you to snack. The meals will be mainly vegetarian. We can offer alternatives for allergy diets, vegan or with meat.  All the vegetables are from our garden!


Horse ride

• Professional Photos and videos on request
by video maker Giacomo Corvaia

• Thai massage 1h45
In 2018 Marika was certified thai masseuse
at the Old Medicine Hospital -

Thai Massage School Shivagakomarpaj

in Chiang Mai.

This site was designed with the
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now