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14th PerkImBa International Summer Course
Percussion and Dance in Nature - PerkImBa Experience 2024
Dates 8, 9 and 10 July.

At the La Plana Foundation. Sta Maria d'Oló, Barcelona

Percussion and Dance in a privileged environment


What will you do this summer?

Holidays, training courses, travel, rest, disconnection, perhaps with friends, family or colleagues.

As Director of PerkImBa, I have designed a summer course with a complete and balanced format between training and enjoyment.

3 days in which we will share music, movement, practical, pedagogical, artistic and scenic experiences in a privileged natural environment. It will be regenerating after the long academic year.


This summer, we return to the La Plana Foundation.

You will find connection with the group, the nature, the sound and energy of PerkImBa's drums, and at the same time, connection with you, calmness and silence.

A summer course that many repeats because each time is different and with new material. A new experience that you will want to share. All within a quality and recognized training.

Treat yourself to this experience. You deserve it!

Looking forward to keep sharing rhythm, movement and much more :)

See you at the summer course.
Neus Fernandez

Director of PerkImBa

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A unique course intended for those who want to experience the rhythm and movement through PerkImBa drums, enjoy classes with live musicians, connection with nature with an exceptional artistic and humanistic coexistence.

This is PerkImBa's International Summer Course, with exceptional teachers and many beautiful people from very diverse backgrounds both geographically and in artistic disciplines. It is also a meeting place for the participants of the annual "Creativity in Musical Education" course and the members of the Microscope Club.

Teaching staff

Neus Fernández, Thierry Hochstätter, Laura Dorna and Vivien Hochstätter.


July 8, 9 and 10.

Possibility of arriving on Sunday 7 in the afternoon.

3 days of course.

30 hours of training.

Training recognized by the Department of Education of the Generalitat de Catalunya as permanent teacher training.

Certified by ADEP., Association for the Development of Multi-Artistic Events.

What will you find in this course ?

3 modules of rhythm and movement contents: rhythms of the earth, Latin rhythms and rhythms of Japanese repertoire.

  • Percussion and Dance masterclasses taught by 4 International teachers.

  • New resources for your students, but above all, new experiences for you.

  • 3 days of living together with participants from other editions, with members of the Microscope Club and with professionals who have taken the Creativity in Music Education course. With all of them you can exchange and share experiences.

  • Wake up in nature, in a privileged environment, where we will connect with the body and our environment.

  • Breaks with moments of debate and reflection, so necessary in training.

  • Didactic moments, in which we discuss the material we are learning.

  • The opportunity to create links with other professionals from different artistic fields: music, dance and theatre.

  • Meet in a magical space at the Fundació La Plana feeding us delicious food.

  • Classes with live musicians.

  • An extraordinary pool to refresh us.

  • Main room of 120m² with fresh air, a second Room of 80m2 and an incredible outdoor space, the Glorieta, for our Performances in the shade and open air.

  • ... And some more surprises that we have prepared.


Teachers of primary and secondary school, music, dance and theater, social educators and all those who wish to experience the rhythm and organic movement in nature.



MODULE 1. Rhythms of the earth. Tribal dance

Rhythm, movement and nature merge.


We meet in a magical space to live the rhythm and creativity.

African rhythm repertoire with drums on the floor.

Get ready to play the drums with your hands and wake up your body.


FOTO. Vivien Hochstätter

Músic i ballarí de PerkImBa Cia

MODULE 2. Latin rhythms

Vertical drums, we take drumsticks. We will move and dance.


We will share the essentials of the Latin rhythmic repertoire.

With these rhythms you can combine endless possibilities

and do your stagings. We will also enjoy making latin wheels.


PHOTO. Neus Fernández
Cours and PerkImBa Cia Director

MODULE 3. Japan rhythms, repertoire and final JAM.

You will discover our rhythmic repertoire URBAN DRUMS BCN - Tokio with the fusion of our rhythmic and body language.


We will end with a staging of the repertoire in the gazebo that will surely be unforgettable.


PHOTO. JAM  Summer Cours.

WORKSHOPS Creation and teaching

In the afternoons you will have 2 options to choose from

Option 1. Discover and practice the TEACHING REPERTORY of the course "Creativity in musical education". Open to everyone.

Option 2. Participate in creative processes in rhythm and movement.


We will end the afternoon with a collective proposal in the gazebo.


PHOTO. Summer Course 2023.

Direction and Teachers

Neus Fernández

Musician, pedagogue

Director PerkImBa

Thierry Hochstätter

Musician, composer

Artistic Director PerkImBa Cia


Vivien Hochstätter

Dancer and musicien
Member PerkImBa Cia

Laura Dorna

Dancer, pedagogue

Member PerkImBa Cia





La Direcció es reserva el dret de modificar els horaris segons necessitats.

RATES COURSE 30 hours (Anticipate your reservation)
It does not include accommodation and meals.


RATE PROMO until June 30


If you want accommodation, indicate it on the registration FORM.


RATE 1 to 7 de July


Come with company, enjoy the folds and sign up with the BEST OFFER.


Until June 30

COURSE 30 h (x2 people)


If you want accommodation, indicate it on the registration FORM.


July 1 to 8

COURSE 30 h (x2 people)


If you are student, if you have taken courses with us, you are VIP :)


If you want accommodation, indicate it on the registration FORM.

Helpers, volunteers, assistants...

Our spirit is community, we like to help and make exchanges.
If you want to have even more special discounts, fill out the following form and we will contact you.

FORM link here

RATES accommodation at La Plana Foundation
If you want a full-time course experience and want to stay with us,
on the course registration FORM you can book your accommodation and meals.first.

RATE 2 nights
Accommodation July 8 to 10

Arrival Monday 8th July morning
Departure Wednesday 10 July in the afternoon.

Includes 2 nights in shared bedroom and 7 meals. Choose between vegetarian or Mediterranean diet.


RATE 3 nights
Accommodation July 7 to 10

Arrival Monday 7th July in the afternoon
Departure Wednesday 10 July in the afternoon.

Includes 1 night in dormitory, Sunday dinner and Monday breakfast.


We organize the RESERVATION of accommodation and meals for all participants.
PAYMENT can be made in cash directly to the Foundation on Monday, July 8.
La Plana only cooks for the course participants.

How do we stay?

The La Plana Foundation welcomes us in its Masia, cared for down to the last detail.

  • ​We will enjoy an extraordinary, homemade meal made with great care, where you can choose between a Mediterranean or vegetarian diet.

  • The rooms are shared but all have a view of the countryside and are quiet.

  • The outdoor spaces are divine, including the Labyrinth of Silence.

  • A bar with summer delights.

  • A dream gazebo for our Performances.

  • Silent mornings and unforgettable nights in the fresh air.



Course places are limited and accommodation is mainly for course participants. If you need or want to come as a couple, familyor friends you can also book accommodation at the time of registration.

La Plana only accepts full board. Individual meals cannot be booked. 

Opinions of participants

The formations with Neus Fernández and Perkimba are addictive.

The benefits? A burst of energy reconnecting with music, personal discovery, leaving your comfort zone and moving forward with new proposals.

It is an essential recharge for all music teachers, a breath of fresh air that in July allows us to close the course on a high and face the next September with new ideas.

For me it is an essential appointment.

The human quality that I find in each stage has allowed me to meet fantastic people with whom to share experiences.

Being part of this tribe has always raised my Adrenaline.

#we will get ready

Esther Borja

Make a "refresh" of the methodology made by Neus, and not only with reference to the content, but also the way to connect and welcome whoever is in the classroom. Diversity is power, and Neus takes it to the maximum exponent.

I would highlight the methodology, the teaching staff, the transversality, the group... I wouldn't finish 😂
A human spectacle: wonder for the body and balm for the soul.

An experience of indescribable empowerment, light and energy. I am very, very grateful for what has emerged these days. Thank you, Neus, you are much more than a reference 😍.

Nora Girbau

Perkimba leaves a mark.

And for me it was an experience that my body continues to remember, since the memory of everything I experienced, learned and shared continues to be an inspiration for my practice as a performer, creator and teacher.

Perkimba is a place of enjoyment, knowledge and creative expansion where the care and love for art, music and people along with how you have transformed your (you Neus) knowledge about your experience as a person and professional make that is exceptional and unique.


Everything happens in-situ, it is a ritual where body, mind and spirit are involved at the same time to live the present moment through pure adrenaline, intensity and happiness, where all the complexity that the fact of understanding the abstract knowledge of music and dance becomes easy and close.

Great experiences like this help us to be more human, strong and good people.

Perkimba is, in short, a catharsis for the senses!😉

Eulalia Berguedà

For me, highlighting the professionalism of the teaching team is something notorious, since it is a masterful combination of humility and simplicity, with a human quality when it comes to teaching, sharing and living together during the course, which has done me much good at all levels.

An experiential course, where the magnitude of learning is a balm for the soul.

Espe Palacios

From the beginning of the trip to the return home, it has been a wonderful and necessary experience to feel more clearly why you choose this professional path. Learn immersed in the dynamics and with a brutal environment.

Perkimba manages to combine professionalism, learning, fun, group connection and personal growth.


Alvaro Moreno

A course to share, learn, enjoy, disconnect. I would highlight the professional and human quality of the trainers. I would keep everything I learned and the diversity of the group. A course with which you enjoy, learn, connect rhythm, body and mind and meet great people.

Mercè Alvarez

It is very useful if you work in something related to the performing arts. You discover new concepts and methodologies and what you already do or know is reaffirmed. Apart from that, you establish personal bonds, enjoy a very good environment and have a really good time. If I can, next year, I repeat.

Maria Rafel

The formations with Neus Fernández and Perkimba are addictive.

The benefits? A shot of energy, reconnection with music, personal discovery, leaving your comfort zone and moving forward with new proposals.

It is an essential recharge for all music teachers, a breath of fresh air that in July allows us to close the course on a high and face next September with new ideas.

For me it is an essential appointment.

The human quality that I find in each stage has allowed me to meet fantastic people with whom to share experiences.

Being part of this tribe has always given me an adrenaline rush.


#we'll be there

Esther Borja

It was an adrenalitic course, full of rhythmic tools, dance and drumming. A cane!

TonI Mas

The PERKIMBA summer course is full of energy! Shared percussion, live music and the sensitivity of the trainers make the magic potion.

... to end the course in the best way!

Pilar San Jose

Where? At the La Plana Foundation. Sta. Maria d'Oló, Barcelona
If you don't have a vehicle to get to La Plana, from PerkImBa we organize the PerkimCAR.
We help participants get in touch to share transport,
share expenses and make trips a little more sustainable.

Si tens preguntes específiques escriu-nos un correu.

Conditions for Cancellation
If you cannot attend the course, the registration will be paid if you notify us 15 days before the start of the course. Notifications are exclusively for
 mail. The commission to cover the return costs will be €20 in Spain and €45 abroad.

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