Site Specific Performance Lab / Artists Exchange 5-11th October 2015

The Chapel
The Chapel

The aim of this lab is to bring together an impromptu collaboration (or collaborations) of artists to co-create site specific work in response to the monastery and it surroundings. We’ll work intensively for 5 days and on Sunday 11th share our work as part of the Monastery of Dreams celebration and harvest weekend.

This an open ended experiment and explorations could include performance, video, installation, multi-media etc. The over-all process will be facilitated but it is intended that the week and final work will be shaped very much by the curiosity, interests and creative practice of the participants. The Lab is open to dancers, performers, musicians,  improvisers, visual artists, video makers and more!

Monday 5th Oct will be arrival day with a working session in the evening to identify interests and possible collaborations/explorations.

The cost will be 18 Euros per day for food and accommodation – 126 Euros for 7 days. The Lab itself free and participants are welcome to make a donation to the Monastery of Dreams to support the project for next year (Suggested donation 20-40 Euros).

For more information about the Lab or to register interest in participating contact: For more info about the Monastery of Dreams, travel, accommodation or special requirements etc please contact:

Trio Exploration Week (Sept. 5 to Sept 12)



The Monastery of Dreams is a dance-based community beginning in Catalonia, Spain.
Following a rich process in the intensive week (Aug 1st-9th) at the Monastery – a group of us were inspired to share our discoveries on the dynamics of TRIO and invite you to further research this mystery. Our journey started by challenging the structure of trio which opened a door to wider questions about contact to self, other, and our environment.

How is a trio created? How does it change? What is included in a trio? What is inclusion?
What is included in contact improvisation?

trio research from Katelyn Stiles on Vimeo.

For this event we propose a structure both facilitated and open to spontaneous improvisation.
Over 8 days (Sept. 5th-12th) we will investigate this theme through C.I. and other forms of creative expression.

What is alive in you? We invite you to bring your questions, your experience and inspiration. In order to cover basic costs we ask for 160 euro for food and accommodation. In addition to this we ask for a donation based on your situation that will go towards the work of the organization and other costs to sustain the community and make this project possible.


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Intensive has started ..


The residency is currently ongoing with the sharing of ideas, workshops and various spontaneous sessions and of course the process of daily community building.