Creative dance week in French nature

Open to everyone over 15, all levels – 13/20 July 2019

Playful, intense & expressive

Discover and develop your expression and movement language, within your own physical possibilities. Improve the connection between your body and your mind, get more grounded. Clear assignments from the world of dance theatre is how we work at this. In a mix of individual and group work, purely from yourself or related to music or objects in the immediate vicinity or nature. Minimum age 15. 12 places only.

“A very successful week. Fascinating and intense. Beautiful things arise on the cutting edge of the conflict.” (Bas, participant 2018)

Feldenkrais & body awareness

Every morning starts with a journey through your body, individually, called Feldenkrais. In one hour, you will be spoken through a series of exercises to get a clearer picture of your senses and your body signals. 

“I had a great week thanks to everyone. The group was super! I cannot name highlights just like that, every session was a surprising challenge and therefore gave me great satisfaction.” (Wim, participant 2018)

Bennie Bartels

“I work with respect for everyone’s possibilities and limitations, but I will not shrink from accepting a challenge. Creating a safe and trusted environment is paramount.”


This farm boy who grew into a professional dancer in modern dance and ballet, will lead us. He often worked with dance that borders on theatre and in dialogue with actors, sculptors, painters and musicians. His power is work that connects to our daily lives, but pulls it to a different level of expression and understanding, to open and broaden our horizons. Passion in dance – such as Argentine Tango – has been his hobby for 25 years. He is an experienced Feldenkrais practitioner. More on Bennie Bartels.

“Clever how you shaped this week, Bennie! With so different people you do not know, gradually build up an atmosphere, in which everyone felt safe and did things outside of our comfort zones. You have taken unexpected creativity from us.” (Ineke, participant 2018)

Creuse Nature, Boussac-Bourg, Limousin, France

Hosted we will be by this 4-star naturist holiday center in a natural forest with a fishing lake, swimming pools, sauna and hot tub in the green, unspoilt and sparsely populated heart of France, about 200 km south of Paris. In the summer we expect the weather to be dry and warm, but not too hot. Every morning the local baker offers his croissants and bread. You can organize your own meals, sit in the varied, regional cuisine that the chef prepares or choose to eat out in one of the many options in the region. Extensive hiking trails in the rural region are available. Bicycles can be rented. More information about Creuse Nature. More on Creuse Nature.


Creuse Nature can also be reached by public transportation. Disabled facilities are available.

Reservation dates are Saturday 13 through Saturday 20 July 2019. The lessons start on Sunday morning 14 July at 10.30 am and end on Friday evening 19thJuly after dinner.

Daily Schedule, Sunday to Friday (afternoons, Wednesday evening and Thursday morning free)

10h30 – 11h30 Feldenkrais
11h45 – 13h15 Session 1
17h15 – 18h45 Session 2

Bring clothing that you can move around freely, if necessary. Something for cooler days and for when it’s really hot. We work in the shade of the forest and avoid intense sunshine.

Costs and booking

Price of this week’s program is €235,- per person, excluding travel and accommodation. Children (minimum age 15) and students pay half.

After booking, you’ll get a confirmation and an invoice. After receiving your payment, your registration will be final. In the unlikely event that you have to cancel later, you will receive half of your payments back up to 4 weeks in advance. We will have to cancel ourselves, if not at least 12 participants have registered up to 4 weeks in advance. In that case you will receive your payment in full. More on the program and booking.

Creuse Nature offers a variety of camping, glamping and chalets from € 107.50 per person / per week. More on travel, stay and booking.