Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Jorge Bascones ✝

 

It was with great consternation and sadness that we learned of the sudden death of the painter Jorge Bascones, of Andratx. More than just a long-time member of the association, Jorge was almost a "founding father" to Sa Taronja. He and his brothers joined forces with Hartmut Usadel to purchase the old chicken farm back in 1995. Even after his family left the project, Jorge always had time for Sa Taronja, and was president of the association between 2004 and 2006. Unfailingly kind, courteous, and good humoured, he steered us through the ups and downs of legalising the chicken-farm as a space for cultural activities. With Jorge's death the Port of Andratx has lost a dynamic painter and one of its most colorful characters. The Association has lost a much loved friend. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

(Photo: with permission by JR)

Monday, March 27, 2017

PROGRAMME SA TARONJA ABRIL 2017

Dear Members and friends of Sa Taronja:

To celebrate spring we have prepared a special programme full of activities to reawaken the energy that winter has dissipated. We start with a great event: For adults and children we've planned a spring festival on Saturday April 22nd: The TARONJADA FEST.
(See programme below)
 
There's more coming later on this Spring:
April 29th and 30th April an intensive vocal course: 

"VOICE THROUGH THE BODY" with Barbara Valentino.

On May 13th we hold a talk and practice session introducing women's Qigong - Nu Zi Gong with Mireia Miracle Rigalós.

For more information please write us at sataronja@gmail.com.


Spring also marks the reopening of our Ceramic Workshop, with classes for beginners and advanced, and a new Yoga Plus workshop with Linda Wenzek-Barth.
Meanwhile two new creative spaces are proposed by our coordinator Iwona Pakula: the sewing workshop and the darkroom.
Find more information below.


See you soon!

Dolores Acosta, President

Iwona Pakula, Coordinator
and the Sa Taronja team
 

Saturday, April 22

TARONJADA FEST
A MINI FESTIVAL OF ART AND MUSIC

From 4.30 to 11 p.m. 

An unforgettable opportunity to get know the magic of painting with light, of experiencing Raku ceramic techniques, of creating a
collective mural and having fun with circus skills.
In addition there will be the Citrus Exhibition, a group exhibition inspired by citrus fruit and the memories and sensations triggered
by its colors, textures and perfumes.
 

Programme:
16.30 - 17.30 Hatha-Yoga Session with meditation, relaxation
and music.
Both beginners and advanced are welcome!
This style of Yoga, designed for all ages, promotes physical and mental health.
Through Hatha Yoga, we reach mind and body balance.


16.30 - 17.30 A talk about the benefits of Qi Gong, a simple discipline that leads to greater health, relaxation, peace and tranquility. Find out how you can  increase your health and relaxation through these thousand-year old techniques.

17.30 - 19.00 Creation of a collective Mural / Collage – Between us all we will paint a mural full of different forms and colours.
The Circus space - A corner where even little kids will be able to learn circus arts like juggling and balancing.
The Cyanotype ("Blueprint") Space - For large and small… for anyone who wants to discover the magic of photographic development, creating images of plants from the garden by "drawing with light".

Raku Ceramic Workshop -
We will see the Raku technique in action and put our pots in the fire….

Snacks available: biscuits, lemonade and spreads made with the bio-lemons from our gardens.

19.30 - 20.30 Theatre Performance:  

COSES NO T'HE CONTAT
Four stories written by Rafa Gallego, performed by Aina Zuazaga and accompanied by percussion by Vicka Duran

20.30 – Dinner: a tasting menu: / various dishes / opening of the kitchen.

18.30 -23.00 music session with  

Dj Yamuna and Friends, Xeta and Brando.
20.30 - Concert by
"Not Welcome Ignorance"
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
IN SA TARONJA
APRIL
, 2017






YOGA+
Yoga and an introduction to Hsin Tao
with Linda Wenzek-Barth

Wednesdays from 10 to 12 
a.m.
(March 29 - June 21)
€ 10 / class

We are practicing Yoga (in english), using the Anusara Elements and experiencing the tranquility of the Hsin Tao. Everbody can sign up at every time. (German and Spanish is also spoken). (all benefits are going to Sa Taronja.)
Bring your mat, water, a cushion or a block.
Contact and further information: Linda Wenzek-Barth, naturopath,
971 - 13 73 83 or linda@barth-cc.com




CERAMIC COURSE
Opening hours: from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Price: € 75 per month
 

On April 3 our ceramic workshop is back.
This course is open to all levels. Aimed at beginners who want to learn the basics and for students who have already attended in previous
years and have experience. Each student develops at his own pace, guided by individual attention by the teacher.
 

INTRODUCTORY CERAMICS:  HANDBUILDING
Construction of pieces using different techniques (strips, slabs, etc.), elaboration of glazes and slips,  and their application.
 

THE WHEEL:
Kneading, centering, throwing of cylinders, bowls, jugs, and necks,  and the turning and finishing of pots.
 

RAKU
We will lean how to make Raku pottery, its different clays, glazes, and reduction firing techniques.
The matt copper technique.
The Obvara technique.
Construction of Pyramid kilns.
First firing will be on April 22 at the Taronjada Spring Festival in Sa Taronja.
Contact and more information: Marta Bartolomé 699 561 567 or saveleta@yahoo.es



 



CIRCUS WORKSHOP
for children
With Laura Trefiletti

 
Wednesdays from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
And from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm
Price: € 35 per month

Throughout civilization the circle has always been important….gathering in a circle, a perfect geometric form, allows us to look into
each other's eyes on an equal footing and encourages fairness, trust and collaboration. From the Latin word meaning a circle comes
our word circus: the place where creative games are performed and vital skills such as coordination, strength and balance are perfected.
In this course aimed at children between 5 and 10 years old, we will learn to express ourselves with our mind and our body using different
circus disciplines: acrobatics, acrobatic lifts, juggling, balancing...
Through physical conditioning, using playful and educational methodology, we will explore the power of teamwork for personal and collective development.
Contact and more information: 722 76 27 90 or trefilasia@gmail.com





SEWING WORKSHOP
Thursday from 5 pm to 8 pm
Dressmakers unite!  Professionals and non-professionals will come together to share tips and tricks of the needle and thread.
We will experiment with different textiles and textures and create our own designs. The best way to learn to sew is to be challenged by
fabrics and patterns.
Contact and more information: sataronja@gmail.com or 658250249





DARKROOM SESSIONS: the PHOTOGRAPHIC LABORATORY
Wednesdays from 5 pm to 8 pm
 

Focusing on individualized use of the darkroom.
Working with analog technology is the best way to learn and understand the magic of photography. The Darkroom sessions will teach the
students individually how to develop rolls of film and make black-and-white paper prints.
There will be additional sessions to familiarize participants with more of the tools and techniques of photographic processes
Contact and more information: sataronja@gmail.com or 658250249



Notice: of interest to PHOTOGRAPHERSILLENC with the IEB (Institut d’Estudis Balearics) is offering 10 grants to cover costs for professional photographers resident in Mallorca to attend the Descubrimientos workshop (part of the Festival de fotografia i artes visuales PhotoEspaña 2017, in Madrid, May 29th).  Deadline for application is April 4th. Get more information from the website at http://phe.es/es/phe/descubrimientos/27/semana_descubrimientos_phe
and from Karen Müller at ILLENC - Institut de la Llengua i Cultura IB, 971 178 996.






DANCE AND MOVEMENT
with Dolores Acosta

Body Language and dance for children
Through the stimuli of games and creative movement children explore and develop their ability to be “in the body” and to express themselves through movement. 

Thursdays from 4.30 to 5.30 p.m. for kids from 3 years.
Thursdays from 5.30 to 6.30 p.m. from  6 years.
Ask for Schedule for the over–sevens. - Dolores Acosta: tel. 687 668 832

Dance and Movement for adults
Body work designed to develop strength, agility, balance and coordination, as well as the sensory language and the expressive abilities of the body.
Thursdays from 10.00 to 11.30am
Dolores Acosta: 687 668 832

Physical training: Body and perception
Body work for the development of motorical, sensoric and expression of the body.
Thursdays from 7.00 to 9.00pm - Dolores Acosta: tel. 687 668 832



PILATES
with Ana Puga

 
It’s tough but it works!!
Pilates strengthens, tones and lengthens your muscles. Gain balance and flexibility. Improve your physical and mental condition.
Contact: tel 658 850 444 or email: anitapuga2012@gmail.com
Mondays and Wednesdays from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.




YOGA
with Judy Ray

Yoga for all, from beginners to advanced.
Classic Hatha Yoga, meditation and relaxation with music. This popular form of Yoga stresses the connection, balance, and attunement between the physical and mental while moving through the exercises. We emphasize the importance of each person working at their own level, with their own individuality, while striving for greater strength, flexibility, and concentration.
Bring your mat and water.
Friday from 10:30 to 12:00 a.m. / Info: 630 917 190 /  Fee: 5 € per day



 
ART CLASSES

Art classes for adults
with Marta Bartolomé
Fridays from 10.30 am to 13 am.
More info: Marta Bartolomé 699561567

Modelling and painting for children

Mondays 5.30 to 7 p.m.
Lorena Castelnoble. Info: 610 036176






 


April 29/30
"VOICE THROUGH THE BODY"

A visceral experience where, in addition to learning songs from around the world, we will connect with our vocal being within.

Aims of the Course:
 - To practice techniques for conscious breathing through the body.
 - To develop the use of resonance.
 - To explore the varios vocal tones used by diverse cultures from the west to the east.
 - To develop group and individual vocal techniques to arrive at your own style of vocal expressiveness.
 - To learn songs from popular traditions of the world, evoking polyrhythms and polyphony.

Course imparted by:
Barbara Valentino, singer and vocal researcher. For years she has worked with cultural associations and theaters in Italy and the rest of Europe, teaching the use of voice through body language and singing. Also with the training of teachers, educators and artists.

TIME: 9.30 - 3.30  (two days)
PLACE: Sa Taronja - C/ Andalucía 23, Andtrax
PRICE: € 60
MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION:
Sataronja@gmail.com, 722762790, 658250249




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PREVIEW MAY 2017
 

May 13th: 
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S QIGONG

a talk followed by practice session in Nu Zi Gong
with Mireia Miracle Rigalós.

These are specific movements to maintain and increase health in women, created by Dr. Liu Ya Fei, director of the National Hospital of Medical Qigong in Beidaihe, China. Teaches traditional methods of Qigong and highly effective Taoist inner alchemy.
These exercises nourish and balance feminine Yin energy, and are suitable for women of all ages. They help regulate the menstrual cycle, balance the menopause, and benefit any gynecological condition.
 

Taught by Mireia Miracle, a graduate in Naturopathy from FEDINE and in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and a graduate in Qigong from ISMET and the School of Synergy Li Ping. She has studied with teachers such as Ricardo Cordovilla, Miles Pratt, José Maria Sartro, Yve Bignon, Dr. Liu Ya Fei, Dr. Feng Yi Jian. 



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