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MÚSICA DO CÍRCULO'S RETREAT
JULY 2022 - BAHIA / BR

From July 12 to 18 / 2022
Piracanga - Bahia, Brazil

We'll hold the 12th Música do Círculo Retreat at this beautiful landscape by the sea!!
Unah Piracanga, with it's beauties, delights and it's integration with nature welcomes us for another amazing journey of music and human relation with Música do Círculo.

 
 
 
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THE RETREAT

A gathering for us to experience music and connection in an immersive way in contact with nature.
The idea is that we get together for a week away from the city to enjoy a coexistence that privileges affection, creativity, cooperation and a sense of community.
Through vocal and body percussion musical practices based on improvisation games, body practices, dialogue and healthy eating the retreat establishes a field of deep listening, trust and playfulness that contributes to the development of musicality, sensitivity, self confidence and sense of belonging.

 

After coming to the retreat people develop a deeper understanding of the Música do Círculo practice and worldview and feel more connected to the international musical community that has been growing since the first edition of this gathering in 2015.
Since then we have received hundreds of people from more than 15 different countries, including experienced artists, restless educators, people who don't have music as a profession, and masters like Fernando Barba, Keith Terry and Christiane Karam.

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OVERVIEW

From the 12th to the 18th of July, 2022

The activities contemplate musical and human development practices: vocal music, body percussion, improvisation, cooperative musical games, Música do Circulo flows, body practices and listening practices.

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SCHEDULE

July 12 - TUESDAY

- Arrival by the evening.

- Dinner.

- Opening activity.

July 13 to 17 - WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY
- Activities spread throughout the morning, afternoon and evening, always taking into consideration a comfortable time for meals and free time to rest, socialize and enjoy the place.

- The closing activity will take place on Sunday.

July 18 - MONDAY

- Departure after breakfest ir lunch.

ACCOMMODATION

We'll be at Unah Piracanga, with many accomodation options: from single suites to collective dorms, you get to choose the more approprate for your experience.

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MEALS

We'll have delicious vegan meals throughout the day:

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Ps.: at the day of arrival, dinner will be available and at the day of departure, breakfast.

Unah Piracanga has a space where you can also buy delicious food throughout the day.

 
 

FACILITATORS

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ZUZA GONÇALVES

Musician and teaching artist concentrating particularly in vocal music and body percussion, has explored alternative ways in collective music making throughout the last 20 years. He is and educator at Sesc Vila Mariana's Music Center and is part of the faculty at Bobby McFerrin's Circlesongs Workshop at the Omega Institute in New York.

RONALDO CRISPIM

Teaching artist and songwriter, has dedicated himself professionally to body percussion since 2007. He was a part of Fernando Barba's study group (creator of Barbatuques) and for 7 years was responsible for the Fritos body music group. He has a degree in Pedagogy of Cooperation and in the Gaia Education program of regenerative culture.

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PEDRO CONSORTE

Teaching artist of hybrid formation (music and dance), has been a part of the group STOMP for 2 years, is part of the faculty at the International Body Music Festival and has dedicated himself increasingly to processes of learning and human development.

 
 

PRICES

The values bellow are for people that don't live in Brazil, if you reside in Brazil click here.


After you register, we'll send you an e-mail with orientations on how to proceed.

ACTIVITIES

US$

Until 05/09 - US$ 330

Until 05/25 - US$ 390

After 05/25 - US$ 440

The value for the activities is paid to Música do Círculo by paypal.

ACCOMODATION

Housing and meals (breakfast / lunch / dinner)

Price per person in BRL:

  • Collective dorm (up to 8 people): BRL 900

  • Cabin (2 pessoas): BRL 990

  • Triple/quadruple suite: BRL 1.320

  • Double suite: BRL 1.440

  • Single suite: BRL 1.890

  • Couple suite: BRL 2.400,00 (only in this case this value is for 2 people)

Click here to get to know better the accomodation options above.

Accomodation will be paid directly to Unah Piracanga and can be divided in up to 6 installments.

TRANSPORTATION

By land form Ilhéus (closest airport) (around 2 hours). Price per person in BRL:

ROUNDTRIP

Car with 4: BRL 260/pessoa
Carro with 3: BRL 300/pessoa
Carro with 2: BRL 450/pessoa
Carro with 1: BRL 900/pessoa

Pati, our producer, will help in organizing the cars of those who request.

 
 

PREVIOUS EDITIONS

The first Música do Círculo's Retreat happened in January 2015.
Until 2020 we realized 11 editions plus a special Carnival edition in Bahia.
We've been in many different retreat spaces but always valuing the proximity with nature.
Hundreds of people from more than 15 countries and 5 continents have participated, generating an amazing cultural exchange not only during the retreat experience but also beyond it.

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It was intense and transformative in a light way. A field of trust very well built for each one to surrender.

Clara
- São Paulo, Brasil -

 

FREQUENT QUESTIONS

DO I HAVE TO BE VACCINATED AGAINST COVID 19 TO PARTICIPATE?

The place that will host us asks for proof of vaccine, for people who don't have it they ask for a PCR test 48 hours or less in advance, if the result is positive for COVID it wont be possible to enter Unah Piracanga.

WILL THE USE OF MASKS BE MANDATORY?

No. The use of maks will be optional.
It's important to be aware that it's common for us to be close to each other singing and it's up to each participant to manage their social distancing in case they feel it's necessary.

DO I HAVE TO BE A MUSICIAN TO PARTICIPATE?

No, but we consider it's important to have the desire and openness to sing, to percuss in your body, to move and interact with the group.

WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE DURING THE RETREAT?

The activities include "Música do Círculo" circles, circlesongs, body percussion, cooperative musical games, improvisation practices, body practices and dialogue spaces.

WHAT IS THE RHYTHM OF THE ACTIVITIES?

We'll have activities in all periods of the day, with intervals for meals, personal care and socialization. The rhythm is intense but always valuing well being and coexistence..

DO I HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL THE ACTIVITIES?

You have the freedom to participate or not in any activity, it's just worth mentioning that this is a collective journey and we feel it's important to take the group process into consideration.

WHAT ARE THE ACCOMMODATIONS?

Há diversas opções de acomodação, desde dormitórios coletivos para até 8 pessoas até suítes individuais.

DO I HAVE TO BRING BEDDINGS AND TOWELS?

No.

WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND I BRING IN MY SUITCASE?

- We'll be in full contact with nature, with all the quality that it brings us. For people more sensitive to mosquito bites a repellent might be a good call, sun blocker is also recommendable because some activities will be outdoors. But attention, the products must be 100% biodegradable (see next question).
- Simple, comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict movement. Shoes and slippers.
- If you need medicine, pads or tampons don't forget to bring them because we'll not be close to commerce and pharmacies.
- If you're sharing a suite we suggest you bring earplugs to help you rest well.

IS IT TRUE THAT THE PRODUCTS I HAVE TO TAKE HAVE TO BE 100% BIODEGRADABLE?

Yes. Read bellow Unah Piracanga's orientation about it:

"In Piracanga it is only possible to use hygiene and cleaning products that are 100% biodegradable, this includes: shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, creams, sunscreen, repellent, deodorant, makeup, etc.

Our water treatment systems are 100% natural and use banana trees to filter the water we use. Also, our water table, from where we take the water we consume, is very close to the surface, therefore any chemical that the banana trees cannot filter ends up going straight into the water we consume. We have a good variety of products available in the restaurant store to suit your needs.

Avoid bringing unnecessary packaging to Piracanga and take responsibility for giving the correct destination to whatever packaging is inevitable."

HOW WILL THE MEALS BE?

We'll be offered delicious vegan food in 3 meals included in the accommodation fee: breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you want any other particular food you'll need to bring it.
No espaço também há venda de alimentos veganos.

CAN CHILDREN ALSO PARTICIPATE IN THE RETREAT?

The Retreat tries to create welcoming and inclusive environments, so we don't restrict the presence of children. At the same time, it's important to take in consideration that the activities are directed to adults and can demand attention and concentration, which sometimes children don't have.
Unfortunately we won't have activities directed to children, neither someone who will be able to stay with them while you are participating in the program, so it will be up to you to manage your participation in the activities accordingly. If you want someone to take care of the child and not participate in the activities that person will only pay for accommodations. 
Check with Patricia about participation fees for children through the e-mail: retiromdc@gmail.com

WILL THERE BE TRANSPORTATION TO THE RETREAT SPACE?

A quem solicitar na inscrição, iremos organizar transporte terrestre do aeroporto de Ilhéus até Piracanga (cerca de duas horas de viagem).
Os custos estão indicados na tabela de valores.

WILL THE ACTIVITIES, THE ACCOMMODATIONS AND TRANSPORT BE PAID SEPARATELY?

Exato. As atividades são pagas à Música do Círculo, a hospedagem para Unah Piracanga e o transporte para os prestadores de serviço locais.
Após sua inscrição enviaremos as orientações por e-mail.

HOW WILL THE PAYMENT FOR THE ACTIVITIES BE MADE?

  • Register through our registration form.

  • In up to 4 days you'll receive information to proceed with the payment through PayPal.

  • After the payment await your registration confirmation through e-mail.

HOW WILL BE THE PAYMENT FOR ACCOMMODATIONS MADE?

Direcionaremos você para o site de Unah Piracanga, onde você poderá escolher sua acomodação e efetuar o pagamento, que poderá ser feito em até 6x no cartão de crédito.

I FILLED OUT THE APPLICATION FORM BUT I STILL DO NOT KNOW IF I CAN PARTICIPATE, IS IT POSSIBLE TO GUARANTEE THE VACANCY?

Your spot will be confirmed only after payment.

WHAT IS MÚSICA DO CÍRCULO'S CANCELLATION POLICY?

(Regarding the activities)

  • Until 30 days before the retreat we'll refund the full value discounting only the financial transaction fees.

  • From 30 to 16 days before we'll refund 70% of the paid value.

  • Within 15 days notice we'll not be able to refund, but 90% of the value can be used as credit for other Música do Círculo activities in the period of 12 months.

  • If the cancellation reason is a positive COVID 19 test get in touch with production through the e-mail retiromdc@gmail.com to arrange a full refund (discountng financial taxes) or credit in Música do Círculo activities for the next 12 months.

WHAT IS UNAH PIRACANGA'S CANCELLATION POLICY?

(Regarding accomodation:)

After making your payment, you have:

  • 7 DAYS: to cancel your reservation WITHOUT COST and receive a 100% refund.

  • AFTER 7 DAYS: You can choose between:

    • Receive 100% of the amount paid in credit with us (credit valid for 12 months)

    • Receive 70% of the amount paid in refund (in your bank account), option not available for reservations on holidays.

Note: after checking in, the amounts are no longer refundable.

WILL THERE BE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SOCIAL PROJECT EDUCATORS IN THIS EDITION?

We count on your donations in order to be able to grant scholarships to artist/teachers connected to social projects. If you want to contribute please indicate the value in your registration fee or get in touch  through retiromdc@gmail.com.