This year contact festival in Israel can't happen.
After the vicious attack of 7 October, in the conditions of the ongoing war, it becomes impossible to hold the festival, especially in an international format.
But for many of us this festival is a milestone of the year. One of the oldest, one of the biggest in the world, it was a space to meet for more than 300 dancers from around the globe.
Dance is peace - was the title of a festival held in 2015 in Ukraine, which was experiencing invasion and was at war. That festival was transformational for many of us and brought together a large number of wonderful teachers from different countries who came and taught their classes for free.
Now we feel it is time for this energy to manifest again.