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.
From the 6th to the 12th of January, 2023
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.
January 6 - FRIDAY
- Arrival for the lunch.
- Check in.
- Opening activity at afternoon.
- Activity at evening.
January 7 to 11 - SATURDAY TO WEDNESDAY
- 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 wednesday.
January 12 - THURSDAY
- Departure after breakfast.
We'll have delicious vegetarian meals through the day:
- Afternoon snack
Note: if you have any dietary restrictions, let us know on the registration form.
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.
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.
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.
The values bellow are for people that don't live in Brazil, if you reside in Brazil click here.
The activities are paid to Música do Círculo and the accommodations directly at "Espaço Arco-Íris" upon arrival.
Transportation São Paulo - Espaço Arco-Íris (round trip) is courtesy in our bus/van.
After you register, we'll send you an e-mail with orientations on how to proceed.
From 09/05 until 09/25 - US$ 330
From 09/26 until 10/31 - US$ 380
After 10/31 - US$ 450
Ex-participantes, until 10/10: US$ 300
The value for the activities is paid to Música do Círculo by paypal.
Housing and meals
Price per person in BRL:
Double/Triple suite: BRL 1.680
Single suite: BRL 2.184
Transportation by chartered bus from São Paulo is offered as a courtesy.
Check this option in the registration form if you're interested.
The first Música do Círculo's Retreat happened in January 2015.
To date, we realized 12 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 dozen countries and 5 continents have participated, generating an amazing cultural exchange not only during the retreat experience but also beyond it.
It was intense and transformative in a light way. A field of trust very well built for each one to surrender.
- São Paulo, Brasil -
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COVID?
We will not make any demands in relation to Covid, understanding that the responsibility for caring for you and the other is of each person. The use of a mask will be optional. It is important to be aware of the risk of becoming infected, as activities involve contact and singing in close proximity to each other.
WHAT HAPPENS IF SOMEONE SHOWS SYMPTOMS?
In this case, it is recommended that you wear a mask and avoid very close contacts with other people. If there is a need for special care, we will provide the support that each case asks for, but we will not require tests.
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?
There are single and double/triple suites, all very comfortable.
CAN I CHOOSE WHO I SHARE THE SUITE WITH?
Yes, but for that both people have to indicate this preference in the registration form.
DO I HAVE TO BRING BEDDINGS AND TOWELS?
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.
HOW WILL THE MEALS BE?
We'll be offered delicious lacto-ovo vegetarian food in 4 meals included in the accommodation fee: breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner. If you want any other particular food you'll need to bring it.
If you have any dietary restrictions, please inform them in your application.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
WILL THERE BE TRANSPORTATION TO THE RETREAT SPACE?
Yes, departing from the city of São Paulo but to guarantee your place you need to check that option in the registration form.
WILL THE ACTIVITIES, THE ACCOMMODATIONS AND TRANSPORT BE PAID SEPARATELY?
Yes, the activities are paid to Música do Círculo and the accommodations directly at "Espaço Arco-Íris" upon arrival.
Transportation São Paulo - Espaço Arco-Íris (round trip) is courtesy in our bus/van.
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.
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 email@example.com.