3-11 November, 2018
Pastoral Valley Eco Farm, Fethiye, Turkey


“Fall in CI” is an intensive gathering around Contact Improvisation (CI); a research and exchange meeting through the dance form.

It is a platform to experience and embody in-depth the different aspects of CI and its connections to other disciplines that it feeds from and feeds back to.

It is a place for all levels of CI practitioners to meet and unfold their potential.


We wish to shed light to CI in-forming bodies of knowledge (BMC, Aikido, Alexander Technique, Skinner Releasing Technique, Axis Syllabus, Meditation, Authentic Movement,…).

We wish to make visible the collaborative aspect of the learning and teaching of CI.

We wish to keep on researching together.


This gathering is an invitation from CI-Turkey community to all movers who have fallen in, one way or another, to this form and are ready to not only learn but also share their own insights, inquires and visions during the designated research and lab sessions.


Our children and families are welcomed to be with us during this time.


For the launching of our first gathering we are inviting Eszter Gal to bring her embodied wisdom of Skinner Releasing Technique into CI.


We will than have combinations of co-teachings (“Tact-Teach”) by Katja Mustonen (Fi), Filip Wencki (PL), Jurij Konjar (SI), Laura Doehler (DE), Defne Erdur (TR) and Eszter Gal (HU).


There will be space for diving into some research in and around CI with Jurij Konjar and Defne Erdur’s sharings and also LABs offered by any interested participant on the spot.


We will have Peter Pleyer (DE) as one of our guests, to share his years long Ponderosa experiences in reading and moving during our “Moving Library”, where as Şebnem Aksan (TR) will share her invaluable experiences in the contemporary dance teaching and researching in Turkey.


Music during the Jams will be shared by Charlie Rabuel (FR), who have been supporting the ci-turkey community for years and have been playing in CI festivals around the world.


We may even have more surprise guests!



We will be fully immersed in the beautiful nature of South West Turkey, dancing, eating, sleeping and sharing our time under eucalyptus trees, accompanied by a little creek, surrounded by orange and lemon gardens in an eco farm, 10 mins away from the Agean Sea. Pastoral Valley will accommodate us in the most nature-friendly way possible meanwhile supporting our needs that come as a result of this intensive work on our body-minds.


3 courses of vegetarian food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) from delicious Turkish Cuisine cooked on traditional wooden stove will be served by the Pastoral Valley staff everyday.


Best way to reach to Pastoral Valley is through Dalaman International Airport. We will organize shuttle service for a fast and easy access to the location.


Gathering will take place between 3rd - 11th of November which will give us a chance to say one last goodbye to the summer in this still warm mediterranean fall. The participants will arrive on the 3rd for registration and opening jam. 11th morning we will all say good-bye to the valley.

How much?

The gathering costs differ based on different accommodation options. Prices include 3 meals, accomodation and festival participation fee.


Your own tent: 320€

You can bring your own tent to the valley and utilize the showers (hot water) and toilets commonly shared by the visitors. Electricity is available in public locations.


4 People Bungalows Dormitory: 320€

These basic wooden structures with single size beds inside them can be a very good alternative to sleeping in a tent for the comfort of sleeping elevated from the ground and shared privacy. Participants with this option also will use shared facilities of showers and toilets with other visitors. Electricity is available in the Bungalows.


Stone / Earth Collective House for 6 people: 380€

Pastoral Valley has a lot of different housing options made of organic material (wood, earth or stone). With this option you will be sharing a stone or earth house (an independent building with one indoor bathroom) with 4 to 6 people. You maybe sharing a room with one other person. There are electricity outlets in the rooms.


Wooden / Stone Private Hut for 2-4 people: 400€

Everyone knows how important to have a good night’s sleep in such an organization. With this in mind we also offer housing option (wooden huts) with 2 people in each room and shared with max 4 people in total.


Extra Days:

If you need to stay in the valley some extra days before and after the gathering we will make the arrangements given that you have informed us beforehand. Ask for the price and availability.



Own Tent                                            €320.00

Bungalow Dormitory                          €320.00

Stone / Earth Collective House         €380.00

Wooden / Stone Private Hut              €400.00