Spaces in Between

Summer Workshop in La Pinalie

7 July – 13 July 2013

Dance your retreat; allow the unfolding of infinite possibilities; find your core to emanate freedom; dance your own dance.

Spaces in Between

An Open Source Forms Workshop with Stefania Ammirata

A space that vibrates, resonates, reverberates, enfolds, unfolds,

contracts, condenses, appears , disappears,

moves outwards, move inwards, opens.

A space seen as movement, a way out of one thing and into something else,

an emptiness made of filling.

A space that manifests as we move, a space that becomes as we move.

A transformational space.

A space where relation-ships are manifested, a space between us and the others.

A space between inner and outer.

A space between the parts.

A space of possibilities, of changes.

A space of meeting and separation.

A space for creation.

A space between the tangible and the vibrational self.

Description: The focus is on sensing deeply, searching for nuances and clarity, and moving with heightened consciousness.

For who: Open to everyone interested in the process of self unfolding through the awareness of the body in movement, of the dancing body.

Open Source Forms Technique (OSF): Guided by the philosophy that the source of wisdom and creativity is available in each of us, OSF is a self-propelling, self-empowering technique that through the dancing body is journeying us through the experiential experience of the infinite layers of the self.

The individual is approached as a psycho-physical system of energy able to experience itself only in a dynamic context, in terms of movement and transformation.

Alignment is seen in constant flux, as a multi-directional balancing, not related to a specific part of the body, but to multi-gravitational fields.

OSF offers a method to access depth, specificity, effortlessness, flexibility and freedom in movement and in vocal practice.

Through the use of poetic images, and its power to offer kinesthetic experiences, we are guided into a wholeness state of deep consciousness. Here our own “dance” would emerge, revealing a whole new range of possibilities, a whole new range of expressibility and creativity.

Through tactile exchange, in couples or in groups, we practice letting go of what is familiar, to open to a new experience of perception, to the unknown, where the letting go of bones and tissues is embodying “the dying” of preconceived ideas, judgements and expectations, to simultaneously allow a “reborn” into novelty, into a whole new being.

Through the action of listening and allowing we support the unfolding of our own process through the seasons of change, through disorientation and reintegration……

The “delicacy” of the class creates an environment most conductive for growth and transformation, where the individual can find trust in himself and in the universal forces.

When: Sunday 7 July (Arrival in La Pinalie around 16.h00) – Saturday 13 July (Departure from La Pinalie after breakfast around 10.h00).

Program:    9.h00 Breakfast

                         10.h00 – 12.h30 “Spaces in Between”

                         12.h00 – 16h.00 Lunch + Break

                         16.h30 – 18h.00 “Spaces in Between”

                         19.h00 Dinner

                         Wednesday afternoon is free.

The 18th century studio with natural stone walls and an inviting Chestnut’s wooden floor, together with the astonish nature of “La Pinalie”
are going to be the stage of our dance, of our creativity and self-expression.
We will have a long lunch break to create space for being in the nature, laying on the grass, enjoy the sun, explore the forest surrounding La Pinalie. The evenings are to enjoy the freedom of being in nature, to share with each other, to sit around the warmth of a burning fire-place, to be one with the stars.

Where: La Pinalie is a little hamlet situated in the Northen Dordogne, in the “Parc Naturel-Perigord Limousin”, with its characteristic woods, hills and meadowland, and where peace and silence are the hosts of the land. Deer, foxes, bark owls, lizards are the inhabitants of the forest surroundings La Pinalie.

An explosion of green nuances and huge soft green fields, where the sun is our companion and the delicate flight of colourful butterflies and joyful swallows are sharing our journey towards the sacred place of our heart.

The river Dronne is guiding us for a long walk through the beauty of this wonderland, creating, now and then, magical spots to invite us to bath. And if we wish to swim a nearby lake (5 km) is there for us.

P_inleiding_2Accommodation: On the terrain there are two, in authentic style, restructured 18th century houses, with natural stone walls, wooden beams, and the sweet, welcoming and full of beauty and care energy created by the host and owner of La Pinalie, Maite Volpato.

La Pinalie offers accommodation in 1,2,3 or 4 persons room.

A soft green field is open for camping.

Toilets and showers are available inside as well outside the houses.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared in delicious vegetarian, Mediterranean kitchen, full of sun and the taste of France.

An open terrace and the field surrounding the houses are our eating spaces.

Language: English (Dutch would be the support language).

Costs: Inclusive workshop, accommodation and meals.


Camping with your own tend: euro 580,-

3 or 4 persons room: euro 630,-

2 persons room: euro 660,-

1 person room: euro 710,-

Closing date for registration: 1 June 2013

Registration: You can sign up via email to

Further you are going to receive a confirmation email with details about payment and registration.

Stefania Ammirata: is a dance artist, somatic educator and OSF certified teacher.