EVERYONE INVOLVED WILL BE CONTACTED IN THESE DAYS DUE THE ACTUAL CORONA SITUATION
Dear Hoopers. A submicroscopic infectious agent was all it took to bring down some of the more fundamental cornerstones of human civilisation. No need for floods or messiahs. A virus turned our entire society upside down; a society accustomed to worshipping super-humas, trips to he moon and transhumanism. Nature, in all its magnanimity, can also be disarmingly ironic in the age of the Anthropocene.
Until a certain date, we thought to continue working on the upcoming edition as we usually did, but with international guests, international teachers and international volunteers, we started to rethink about alternatives and this little event started to turn upside down as every other venture worldwide. The day arrived, as the Austrian government decided to cancel all events until end of June and we could finally breath again and start concentrating on a new start.
The organization of Alpine Hoop Retreat takes several month to accomplish. As soon as we can fix a new date with all involved locations, teachers and all other neccesary parts & pieces we publish it here and in a newsletter. May you can relate that this is taking a few days or weeks depending on how our meanwhile fragile worldwide system is able to respire.
Unfortunately, the year of 2020 isn´t meant for festivals or superb moments in Hoop Events with friends from across the planet. This year is meant for reflection, regenerating ourselves and, most of all, cooperation. We must more than ever trust human knowledge to find a cure. We have to create new paradigms. This will be the year to become attentive to what Yuval Noah Harari sums up as: “In this time of crisis, we face two praticularly important choices. The first is between totalitarian surveillance and citizen empowerment. The second is between nationalist isolation and global solidarity.”
Besides all its terrible impacts, Covid-19 has undoubtedly become an eye-opener. It has already taught us new ways of thinking about our lifestyles.
After several hours of meetings with our team, we have decided, due the event is cancelled by majeur force, our overall work we funded in this edition should not be simply lost. Instead of that we are forced to find a fair solution for both sides, Organiser & Participants. Inspired by #norefundforculture, our resolution was, it would be a shame if heartfelt Festivals like ours and many more, would simply die trough this crisis. Instead of that, we are proposing & offering a section refund & a -50% Corona Voucher for the upcoming edition for our 2020 participants, with the intention to keep our work alive but also to be able to easily pay a refund in case they want & essential to survive are in need of it. Smaller amounts which are invested are not lost. They are invested in a little, familiar, international, world known and full passionate Hoop Retreat which gives their full heart into it and which purpose it is to bring Hoop lovers together from all over the globe. As every year we try to keep the ticket price on a steady level & as every year we gonna host & coordinate the waiting list to ensure fee-free ticket transfer to others!
In that same way, we believe that your Support will keep Alpine Hoop Retreat alive, as an independent cultural project that subsists on ticket revenues alone. This has been and will keep being a very difficult period. AHR 2020 would have been an infinite beautiful edition so far. AHR 2021 will not only be that, but also a major celebration of our humanity. Thanks for reading. Stay healthy. Stay strong and stay happy. Andrea and the Team of AHR
Let us create a unique space - a place where we can release our inner child. Where we can be who we want to be. Finding flow in our magic circle, connecting mind, body & spirit. Combining tricks, art, meditative spinning & powerful dancing. Get the hearts pumping & wide open, releasing endorphins and improving the mood!
We circle up in the mountains of west Austria 25.6. - 28.6.2020 in the middle of a quiet and beautiful scenery. We all share a big house to live, eat, sleep, Hoop and repeat :)
NO MATTER IF YOU ARE A BEGINNER OR A HIGH ADVANCED HOOPER, this Retreat offers loads of stuff for EVERYONE!
With this Retreat we have created something new. A Hoop Retreat faraway from cities, traffic, everyday life & everything else which is often making life feeling fast and noisy for us. Instead of that, we gave birth to a long weekend full of nature, flowers, great food, mountains, fresh air, dance and familiar connections! It offer us time to reconnect with ourselves, going deeper within our Hoop practice and experience a whole more creative & magical movements here!