FAQ

Caravanseray Vienna is Austria’s biggest international dance festival for Contemporary Bellydance, Tribal and Fusion art forms. We welcome all dance styles, Contemporary Art is open and flexible in mixing many styles together so that everything finds its place.

When

The next Caravanseray Vienna will be from Thursday 22.8 till Monday 26.8.2019. For your best festival experience we recommend you plan to stay for the whole five days of the festival! Don’t miss the social program during the festival where you can meet fellow dancers and have more time to chat. Vienna is a beautiful and fascinating city, if you wish to come earlier or stay longer we are very happy to meet dancers from around the globe and look forward to meeting you!!

Workshops

★ Registrations starts 1.3.2019 – 12:00 ★

To secure your workshop spots we recommend booking your favourite workshop places early!

Performing at Caravanseray Vienna

We offer you performance opportunities at the already famous Caravanseray Show on Friday at a Viennese theater, at the Caravanseray Party on Saturday in a restaurant and at the Caravanseray Afterparty outdoors on Sunday .

The performance-timelimits are max. 3 minutes for solos, max. 4 minutes for duos,  max. 5-6 minutes for groups.

★General Performance Applications are accepted from 1.3.2019 till 1.5.2019★

If you are not able to participate in the whole festival, please plan your travels to allow for being here on at least two performance evenings. The chosen performers for all shows will be announced by 1.6.2019.

Please be aware that it is mandatory for every performer on our stages to book at least one workshop at the festival, two workshops for solo performers. Why? See ‚Support and Love‘. Support your application by supporting the festival. Your Application-codeword for this year is “Mischief Managed”!

Support and Love

We organize this festival because we love the dance and the community around it. We don‘t receive any funding or government support and have to finance everything through the festival only. The festival only exists with your support. So how is it possible? Exactly, by booking workshops like crazy and inviting people to see the shows till everything is sold out! ;)

A lot of Tribal Bellydance Festivals in Europe and around the world are dying out at the moment. CarVie is a leap of faith each year, where we trust that enough people show up and keep the festival alive. We absolutely understand other festival organizers who don’t want to take on all the hassle anymore. We are lucky to have the support of so many of you, who have come once to CarVie and want to experience the special connection with other dancers and humans in our extended CarVie-Family again so they come back for more year after year. Thank you! You’re the heart of this festival <3

Teachers of Caravanseray Vienna

The teachers are chosen by Doro & Michaela based on personal experience of their teaching, performing, personality and presence in the Tribal community. There is currently no teaching application for the Caravanseray Vienna.

So how can I become a teacher at the festival?

Talk to us when you see us, write us, and come to CarVie as a participant. Please be aware that we plan each edition more than a year in advance and we are very unlikely to consider you as a teacher if we can see that you clearly haven’t even taken a few minutes to check the infos on the website.

Bazaar

The Bazaar is located at the workshop studio, and the space is limited. Vending is possible and encouraged during the whole festival, and the workshop location is well frequented.

If you‘re interested to vend at the next Caravanseray, please contact us till mid-November at nakari@nakari.info well in advance, to be included on the promotional materials. It’s also possible that we’ll still have space for you if you contact us later, just write us!

*CarVie19 Bazaar space is full at the moment, if you want to vend, please contact us for CarVie20