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Voices in Motion

a four-day residential dance retreat from 11 – 16 June 2023 on the South Coast of Sri Lanka for dancers and choreographers.Tell your own stories through the medium of dance and be intensively guided by Paul Upali Gouëllo, Raphael Moussa Hillebrand and Farah Deen. The project is funded by the Franco-German Cultural Fund. The Fund was set up in 2003 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty of friendship between France and West Germany and it promotes Franco-German cooperation by providing support for cultural and artistic projects.


Call for Applications

Voice in Motion Call for Applications © Goethe-Institut

Eligibility & Application Criteria

Find out how to apply and learn more on the application criteria for this four-day dance retreat. 


Paul Upali ©️ Arantha Photography

Paul Upali Gouëllo

French contemporary choreographer and performer who made his own place in the Musical Show Mixity in Paris Montmartre and extensively worked with legendary French choreographers Jean Claude Gallotta and performer Bruno Agati.

Farah Deen © Farah Deen

Farah Deen

Professional Dancer, Choreographer of Potpourri Dance Company and Artistic Director of Flavourama Festival. Her focus lies on the vernacular dance styles Hip Hop and House Dance.

Raphael Moussa Hillebrand © ©Zé de Paiva

Raphael Moussa Hillebrand

Hip Hop choreographer and activist combines theatre with the revolutionary struggle of liberation through art.


 Élysée ©Franco-German Cultural Fund

Alliance Française logo © Alliance Française

French Embassy logo © Embassy of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives