Apuro 2023

Under the Apuroscope

Enter Apuro and hang out. kneel, lay, linger and add the contours of your body to the countercultural choir we will all be a part of, the soloist and the backing vocalists are interwoven here. this year, we gather to feel the fluidity, the flux, the flood. We acknowledge the aqueous gifts from the skies, that mould and reshape us & our habitat, for this was a year of volatile flows. ‘panta rhei’, let’s cruise..

Wednesday, June 7th

Collective Meet n’ Greet Apuro Elves
Exploring expectations and palpitations as our lakeside convergence takes off.
16:00 – 17:15

Authentic Relating – Adriana Candeias
How you are you? understanding relationality and diving into what glues, what binds, and what breaks within our ways of relating.
17:30 – 19:00

Meet the Therapriest – VJJ Collective
Welcome to your immersive, group unbirthing experience – dissolve into the amniotic liquid of your past, be witnessed, confess & find psychomagic liberation.

Thursday, June 8th

Psychedelic Breathwork – Eva Maria Greiderer & Alex Jenkin
High body-mind psychedelia through inhalations and exhalations.
10:30 – 12:15

Shiatsu Flow – Natan Leijssen
Japanese bodywork inspired by traditional Chinese medicine. if you like it, then you should put a pressure point on it – more or less : )
12:30 – 14:00

The School of Hive Arts – Dimitris Chimonas
Monkey see, monkey do. monkey me, monkey you. me-micry, we-micry. school of fish, murmuration of swallows, hive minds in high formation.
14:30 – 16:00

Civil Disobedience & Activist Spaces – Apuro & comrades
The revolution will not be televised, it’ll be started adjacent to the dancefloor.
17:30 – 19:00

Decolonising the Body – Paulo Pascoal
Lived storytelling & movement werkshop. learning how to remembrate separated worlds by moving through reparations and care.
19:30 – 21:00

Gelatin Prime Almanac – Grεta
Immersive mood experience. a piece of uncanny intimacy & A.I. through a post-apocalyptic faggotry lens.
21:30 – 22:30

Drag Night! – Squirrel Friends
We are born naked and the rest is drag.
23:00 – 00:00

Blindfold Connecting – Haneen Abualosud
Deep Nights. exploring giving, receiving, offering, taking and identity making both singular & collective.
00:30 – 02:00

Friday, June 9th

Kung Fu 4 You – Iven Gummelt
Morning moves to wake up and kick ass.
10:30 – 12:15

Transgenerational Trauma – Manuela Maciel
The psychogenealogy of pain and its processing across oceans of time.
12:30 – 14:00

The Erotic as Power  – Eugenia d’Ermoggine
What is the language of desire? Exploring the critical and political dimensions of pleasure and the erotic.
14:30 – 15:30

Yes We LubriCan! – Doreen Toutikian
Half way between a natural lube lab and a jam session. We jam with jam to unjam.
16:00 – 17:15

Art, Community & Land – Waking Life, CALM, Inland
Like the deserts miss the rain, we are missing vibrant, life-centric systems. How does counterculture fuse with new rurality, land care, music, sculpture & landscapes of desire?
17:30 – 19:00

TERRA BATIDA  – Rita Natálio (session in Portuguese)
Uma conversa sobre a residência artística Terra Batida em torno do colapso ecológico e as possibilidades vididas, especuladas e fabuladas que nos ajudam a construir visões e vidências sensoriais entre mundos exauridos e exaustos.
19:30 – 21:00

improViola – Rita Carreiras
Immersive mood experience. Improvisational strings, improvising movement, improvised play.
21:30 – 22:30

The Somatics of Partying – Freya Palmer
Use dance as somatic release and the soma to soothe some of the jarring aspects of partying.
23:00 – 00:30

Shapes of Rage – Jo Kaspar
Deep Nights. a sonic ritual for shedding anger – live performance by Memory Play.
00:45 – 01:45

Saturday, June 10th

Body Move and Groove – Hugo Marmelada
A movement werkshop for releasing the pelvic mojo under the influence of fluidance, you’ll be gagging for mo..
10:30 – 12:15

Transformative Dreamscapes – Hugo Mega
Dreams are ours yet they have a universal dimension. Unravel the secrets of our collective unconscious through dream sensemaking.
12:30 – 14:00

Tantric Initiations  – Pepe Danza & Julia Krakova
Connecting through contact. Come sober, leave high. Nudity welcome.
14:30 – 15:30

Midwifing Life  – Rita Prudente
The psycho dimensions of labouring. Understanding the natural cycles of birth & death and finding a voice in reproductive and labouring rights.
16:00 – 17:15

Risk Reduction & Molecule Friends – Psychonaut Crew
Prep, risk & harm reduction & steps to modulating your lows & highs.
17:30 – 19:00

Electric Awakening – Al Limite Collective
Participatory community discussion and performance with local Crato residents and Waking Life participants.
19:30 – 21:00

Fluid Flux – Tommie
Immersive mood experience. fluids flow, flux fluctuates, flooding overwhelms.
21:30 – 22:30

Human Body Pile – Susan Langan
Body weights, tension and decompression. Blurring body contours to form a warm, feathered, creature mass.
23:00 – 00:30

We Need to Talk About Sex – Ivanka Mmmmm
Sexploration circle for all the erotic questions you may have some difficulty addressing yourself so you can now address them with a bunch of strangers.
01:00 – 02:30

Sunday, June 11th

Sensual Touch & Body Exploration Ina Veldscholdten & Ignacio Alem Zabalaga
Exploring bodies, the skin-coated selves, moving mindfully, consensually, courageously, while navigating new epidermal horizons.
10:30 – 12:15

Touch in Somatic Psychology – Constança Bettencourt
We beings embody the microcosm of the universe with all its earthbound elements – animals, plants, stardust and even constellations. Come to find dignity in fire and safety on the Earth through therapeutic touch.
12:30 – 14:00

Imagination Activism – Phoebe Tickell
Reclaiming our power to imagine. Connecting to future generations, bacteria, and ancestors to inform how we can revamp the system.
14:30 – 15:30

Peace-building & Sex – Sami Awad
Beyond taboo, stigma & guilt. Lovemaking and peacebuilding.
16:00 – 17:15 

What the Fuck Just Happened – Apuro Elves
Collective reflection around the volatile flows of the year and the mad ride we been on during the past dayzzZZzzze.
17:30 – 19:00

Reimagining the Dancefloor Apuro Crew & Friends
Together we explore dancefloor politics and our power to weave vibes & shape new experiences grounded in collective care & deep solidarity for all partycles.
19:30 – 21:00

What is Home? – Angela Ugarte
Immersive mood experience. a story told in plural about home-sensemaking of the Waking Life village.
21:30 – 22:30

AAA – Access All Areas – Jorhito, Sükûn & Vera
A multidimensional sonic adventure of soul nourishing vibrations to access the deep realm of your subconscious.
23:00 – 01:30