in residenza


@ Casa Bachi / Polignano a Mare (BA)

ph. credits: Vlado Veverka


Every workshop day we will begin with tuning in next to the sea. Connecting to ourselves and the environment, we warm up the body through movements inspired by qigong, breath, short meditation, and swimming. Then we move indoor, finishing warming up the body & mind through different physical games, exploring rhythm, movement qualities such as range of body tension, playing between motion and emotion, working on articulation, different kinds of jumps, spins, and stamina work. Once the body is prepared, we will gently proceed to the second part with the focus on creativity, improvisation and composition leading to a final structure of improvised performance which will be presented the last day on 28 th of August outdoor in a carefully chosen spot in a beautiful city of Polignano a Mare.


Creative Process (laboratory)


We will work on different task-oriented improvisation, sometimes leading into material which could eventually be set or improvised, depending on the variousness of participants. We will work on different movement qualities, rhythm, musicality, group, and space dynamics. The laboratory is inspired by the research of the five elements (metal, water, wood, fire, earth) and their relation to our inner and outer life. Each of the elements has its own characteristics and associations with different aspect of nature, such as directions, season, colour, shape, and serves therefore as a rich source for possible group constellations and compositional strategy. My wish is to honour the place where we are and through our body, dancing and creation pay tribute to its ancestors, history, architecture, the surrounding nature.


24-28 August 2022 (from 10.00 am to 17.00 pm) in Polignano a Mare ( Bari).
There will be a final Performance on 28th August 2022 during the PerSe Visioni Festival XV (23-28 August 2022).


If you are coming from out of the region, please contact us as soon as you can. We can work with you and our local networks to find lodging according to your needs and budget. Because summertime demand for rooms is high, plan to consider anywhere from 40 to 60 euros per night, or approximately 240 to 360 euros for the duration of the entire workshop. Contacting us sooner is always better in finding better rates. Shared housing is also a strategy to reduce housing expense, so please let us know if you are interested.


Participants will be responsible for their own food. Each day, during a lunch break you can bring your own lunch, or there is a local café near the studio where you can order lunch.


The nearest airport is BARI AIRPORT (BA) or Brindisi (BR). There is a Polignano a Mare train station with service to Bari.


Milan Tomasik


MILAN TOMÁŠIK (SK/SLO) is a choreographer, performer and teacher dedicated to teaching, creating and performing.


His training includes the Conservatory J. L. Bellu (SK), the Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava (SK) and P.A.R.T.S (BE). Milan has performed professionally for twenty years, collaborating with artists across Europe. He is co-founder of the Les SlovaKs dance collective with whom he created and performed critically-acclaimed works internationally. His choreographic experience includes commissioned work for companies, theatres and schools, solo productions and a trilogy for his own company, Milan Tomášik & Co. Milan is regularly invited as a guest teacher around the world to deliver his signature workshops ‘Happy Feet’ and ‘Playful Presence’. He was a recipient of the Dance Web Scholarship at ImpulsTanz Festival (AT) and was awarded the Prize of the City Prievidza (SK) for representing contemporary dance at home and abroad.

Come partecipare

Complete the form and join the workshop


Early bird: before 25 July 180 euros (membership Bachi da Setola included )

Full ticket: after 25 July210 euros ( membership Bachi da Setola included )

*Special price for membershio of Ass.Bachi da Setola (170 euros before 25 July; 200 euros after 25 July). Registration open until the 20th August 2022.


I agree to the creation of photos, videos and other audiovisual content during the project.

For info, send an email to: + 39 3495982047


Casa Bachi /
Via Pirandello, 12
Polignano a Mare