FAQ – frequently asked questions

Workshops

Where do the workshops take place?


All workshops, on the days Saturday to Monday, are in the Bewegungswelten Studios, Stresemannstraße 374 b, 22761 Hamburg-Altona, Germany.

Which course takes place in which of the five studios can be found in the program, which you can also download as a PDF file. During the festival days it will be displayed at several places in the studio.




Do I have to register for the individual workshops?


No, you just need to order a festival ticket.

On each of the festival days we post lists for the individual workshops in the morning. Here you can register so that we can get an overview of the group size.

We deliberately don't give fixed group sizes - however, the lecturers, the respective course concept and the room size only allow a certain number of participants. Please take this into account if you want to register on an already very full list. We all want to feel comfortable in the courses. Most workshops are offered several times during the festival.




What shoes and clothing should I wear during the workshops?


The dance rooms can only be entered barefoot or with indoor shoes. We recommend sports shoes for most workshops.

Otherwise, please bring comfortable clothing in which you can move well.




For which level are the workshops planned? Do I need to have previous experience?


As every year, participants of all levels are welcome: Beginners as well as experienced participants will get to enjoy the appropriate formats.

The workshops cover a broad spectrum of rhythms, singing and dance, each at a different level. You choose what you feel comfortable with and in which areas you want to challenge yourself.

With the division into three levels we would like to help you to get an idea of the level of difficulty. However, you can decide for yourself which courses you would like to attend.




Which language is spoken in the workshops?


Due to the internationality of our team of lecturers and participants, English is spoken in most workshops.

If you do not speak English at all or not so well, there will always be someone on the course who translates. In this case, please become active yourself and ask other participants right at the beginning of the course.

In recent years, besides German and English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian and many other languages have been spoken.




What age group is the festival for?


The age of the participants is very mixed.

Festival tickets can be booked from the age of 16. Last year the oldest participant was already well over 70.




Can I bring my child to the workshops?


It is possible to register a minor child if you are a legal guardian. Please write us a message beforehand.

Our special Kids workshop is for children aged 8 to 12. The 90-minute workshop is offered every morning during the festival days. It can be combined in the family package with the taster course for adults.

More information can be found by clicking on the respective product in our online shop.




Will I receive a ticket for the workshops by post?


No, we will not send you a ticket by post. If you purchased your ticket through our website, you will receive an email confirmation and your name will be on a list. This list will be deposited at the check-in counter. Please report to check-in on the morning of the workshop day, you will then receive a wristband from us.




What's the family package?


New at the festival! For the first time you can combine a Kids workshop and a taster course for adults. The two 90-minute workshops will be offered in parallel every morning during the festival days.
Adults with experience may also attend another workshop offered at the same time instead of the introductory course.
The taster course for adults costs 20€ per person, the Kids workshop 15€ per child. For each additional child it will be 1€ cheaper.




What's the taster or introductory course?


The taster course offers the possibility to try out Body Percussion and to get to know the festival. Previous experience is not necessary.
The 90-minute workshop is offered every morning during the festival days. Those interested have the chance to join the festival afterwards, provided there are still tickets available.
You can combine the course in the family package with the Kids workshop.





Open Stage Party

When and where is the Open Stage?


The Open Stage will take place following the workshops on Saturday in the Bewegungswelten Studios, Stresemannstraße 374 b, 22761 Hamburg-Altona, Germany. Beginning is at 20:30.




How can I register for the Open Stage?


Please let us know in advance if you are planning a performance. The form in which you can enter your choice appears automatically after your ticket booking has been completed.

During the festival days we also keep a list where you can spontaneously sign up for the Open Stage.
All participants of the festival (no matter which ticket) are welcome as spectators. Admission is free of charge.




What's the open stage party?


The Open Stage Party is our participant concert.
After the workshops on Saturday we will open an improvised stage in Studio 1 of the Bewegungswelten Studios. All participants are invited to show their skills in body percussion, voice, dance, comedy...
Usually, spontaneous groups are formed among the participants who improvise something on stage together.
We are looking forward to many contributions!





Festival Show

How do I get tickets for the Festival Show?


Tickets for the festival show on Sunday evening in the Fabrik can be ordered in our online shop or on the Fabrik website. Alternatively you can buy them at the Fabrik in the advance booking office or at the box office.




Where can I pick up my ticket?


If you purchased your ticket through our website, your name and the number of tickets will be on a list. This list is deposited at the Fabrik box office. There you will get your prepaid tickets.





General information

How do I get to the Bewegungswelten Studios?


During the festival days all workshops, jams, panel talk and the Open Stage Party will be taking place in the Bewegungswelten Studios, Stresemannstraße 374 b, 22761 Hamburg, Germany. We recommend that you travel by Deutsche Bahn, HVV public transport and rental bikes from StadtRAD Hamburg. The nearest bus stop is Bornkampsweg. Lines 2, 3 and 602 run there. If you travel to the festival by car, please park opposite the dance studio (other side of the street) in the courtyard of the Wein-Outlet, Stresemannstraße 375, 22761 Hamburg. Please drive through to the very back and do not park in the front on the customer car park. If you have any further questions about the journey, please send us a message using the contact form.




Is there a place to stay overnight?


You can sleep on the gym mats in the studio rooms. One night costs 20 Euro, two nights or more 15 Euro each. Please state your reservation request when booking your ticket. Since places are limited, the following applies: First come first serve. Please bring your own pillow and sleeping bag. You can only pay cash on site. Note: The sleeping places are only available from Friday to Tuesday! If you want to go couchsurfing, join our Facebook group and get in touch with other participants. We can recommend the following accommodations in the surrounding area: Instant sleep, Superbude, B&B Hotel Altona, Schanzenstern, Airbnb. The form for the selection of your catering and accommodation wishes appears automatically after your ticket booking has been completed. If you have further questions about staying at the dance studio, please send us a message using the contact form.




How is the catering at the location arranged?


During the whole weekend the café in the dance studio is open for us. For breakfast you get coffee and tea for free, you can have bread rolls for 1,50 Euro each. When you book your ticket you can also order a vegetarian lunch for 8 Euro per day, for one, two or all three days. You can only pay in cash on site, the meals are not included in the ticket price. You can also get drinks and snacks at moderate prices in the café. Alternatively, you can find cafés and restaurants nearby that are within walking distance. We also recommend that you bring a water bottle with you, which you can fill up again and again. The form for the selection of your catering and accommodation wishes appears automatically after your ticket booking has been completed. If you have further questions about the catering at the dance studio, please send us a message using the contact form.




Do I have to order the Festival T-Shirt in advance?


Please let us know in advance in our form whether we should order an ecologically and fairly produced festival t-shirt for you and - if so - in what size. You simply pay your t-shirt in cash at the festival. It costs 15 Euro. The form for the t-shirt order appears automatically after your ticket booking has been completed.




May I display my flyers?


We see the annual festival not only as a big and wonderful meeting of our body music community, but also as a platform for exchange and further education. To promote the exchange, there will again be a long table in the courtyard of the Bewegungswelten Studios, where you can display information about your projects.

You are also invited to show your skills in the areas of body, voice and movement at the Open Stage on Saturday.




What are the cancellation conditions?


You can view our cancellation conditions for ticket bookings at any time here https://www.festival.bodyrhythm.de/agb?lang=en
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Body Rhythm Festival GbR grants the customer the right to cancel his booking under the following conditions:

  • for cancellations up to 6 weeks before the beginning of the festival, 20% of the ticket price will be retained, but at least 15,- EUR;
  • for cancellations 6 to 4 weeks before the start of the festival, 30% of the booked ticket price will be retained, but at least EUR 15,-.
  • in case of cancellation 4 to 2 weeks before the beginning of the festival 50 % of the booked ticket price will be retained
  • If a cancellation is made 2 weeks to 2 days before the start of the festival, 80% of the booked ticket price will be retained;
  • Cancellation later than 2 days before the start of the festival will not be refunded.
Cancellation must be made in writing (email to festival@bodyrhythm.de is sufficient). In any case, a substitute participant can be provided instead, who must be registered by name. No additional costs will be incurred.





Opening Concert

What is the Opening Concert?


The festival will open with a public concert at the Hebebühne in Altona. Further details will follow shortly. Admission is at 19:00, beginning 20:00.




Where can I pick up my ticket?


If you purchased your ticket through our website, your name and the number of tickets will be on a list. This list is deposited at the box office in the venue Hebebühne. There you will get your prepaid tickets.





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