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Come stimulate your senses and have fun learning a new language too!

After 7 years’ experience of providing programmes and workshops oriented around the performing arts, Le Café Vivant has just announced the opening of a new, purpose-built academy center in Gingins for the sustainable development of the human being.

Scheduled to open on 1 July 2017, the academy’s mission is to propose programs for both adolescents and adults that promote the positive evolution of the human being through the practice of:

  • Artistic activities: singing, dancing, theatre, musical comedy, choir
  • Personal and professional development programs: yoga, pilates, …
  • Lifelong learning programs

Open Days / Portes Ouvertes

To inform the public about the center and its activities, Le Café Vivant is running a series of Open Days throughout the summer. You are invited to join them for drinks and nibbles on:

JUNE/JULY 2017
Wednesday 28 June 18h30-21h, Thursday 29 June 18h30-21h
Saturday July 1st 14h-17h

AUGUST 2017
Wednesday 23 18h30-21h, Thursday 24 18h30-21h, Friday 25 18h30-21h
Saturday 26 14h-17h

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Summer workshop schedule

Indeed, it’s business as usual throughout the summer with a number of workshops scheduled over the holiday period. Click on the links for further information:

IMPROVISATION
Experimental price Fr. 65.--
Sunday August 20 13h30-16h30
Location: Route de Chiblins 28B, 1276 Gingins

THEATRE
Fr. 198.—
Monday 24 to Friday 28 July 19h-20h30
Location : Route de Chiblins 28B, 1276 Gingins

MUSICAL THEATRE - MAMMA MIA
Fr. 395.—
Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August 18h45-21h30
Location : Route de Chiblins 28B, 1276 Gingins

MODERN JAZZ DANCING
Fr. 160.—
Monday 14 to Thursday 17 August 18h-19h30 – all levels
Location : Route de Chiblins 28B, 1276 Gingins

FUN ENGLISH LANGUAGE (basics for francophones)
Experimental price Fr. 65.-
Saturday 26 August 10h-13h –
Location: Route de Chiblins 28B, 1276 Gingins

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Fun French Language Programme

With an increased focus on personal and professional development, it comes as no surprise to learn that Le Café Vivant is now encouraging clients to use their performing skills in a way that will help them learn a new language.

Play, Sing, Dance, Cook Français is a weekly Fun French Language Programme (FFLP) starting in September, designed to stimulate the senses and help participants develop new language skills through the process of acting, singing, dancing and cooking.

Le Café Vivant Founder and Director, Concetta Avolio, told knowitall.ch. “It’s a very simple concept. Take dancing, for example, which focuses on movement. The principle is to put into action all that is said. Participants learn all the words and phrases relating to directions, movements, body and breath, interacting with each other. The action, the movement, will stimulate your mind/brain to better memorize and integrate language.”

She continued, “Each week, students will meet for three hours to immerse themselves into the French language, by stimulating all their senses, and integrating the language on the spot ! This workshop is a welcome meeting place for people to make friends and create bonds. It is particularly useful for expats living in the region, helping them to learn the essential tools of the local spoken language, and facilitating a smooth social and cultural integration.”

The French language classes will run every Thursday in Gingins from 10h to 13h. 

You can see the full schedule of weekly classes being run at the new center from September by clicking on the timetable below.

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Sustainable development

Whilst Le Café Vivant has been running performing arts courses in the community for several years, not everyone knows about their programmes for social responsibility and sustainable development. Last year the organization was awarded the Prix du Developpement Durable de la Ville de Nyon 2016, and just recently it was independently certified by the “Prix de l’Ethique Suisse 2017”.

Once the new center opens in July, you will start to see a much wider array of "socially conscious" events being hosted, including conferences and round-table discussions.  Concetta concluded, "Our academy will provide a platform where people can meet, think and chat together with the guidance of a conference speaker on subjects that concern us all. For example, a financial director will come and talk to us about the pros and cons of globalisation. These programs will be mainly in French but we might have some in English too. We will certainly host some IMPROVISATION workshops in English."

With this in mind, look out for their new personal development program called “Do you know your IKIGAI?” IKIGAI is a japanese philosophical concept which means “your life mission” or “your life purpose”!

Le Café Vivant
28B Route de Chiblins
1276 Gingins/VD
079 277 86 36
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https://lecafevivant.ch/

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