Special Events — conferences, festivals, regional jams and workshops

Events are listed in chronological order. For historical interest, see also the list of past events.

6 AUG 2017
26 Aug 2017
Leviathan Studio, Lasqueti Island, British Columbia , Canada

This Residency is for people with more than 5 years experience in Contact Improvisation. Participants know the rewards of serious study, sustained training, and the value of playing till exhausted. Go to the website for more information or send an email if you have any questions.

$1500Canadian includes all meals, camping/dormitory, and transportation on Lasqueti.

CONTACT: Mark Young, , http://leviathan.lasqueti.ca
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31 AUG 2017
4 Sep 2017
Steigemühle 1, Schlieben, 04936, Germany

Contact Time ist ein tanz-fokussiertes Festival.
Zeit zum Be- und Entschleunigen, Experimentieren, Forschen und Lauschen.

Wir wollen uns mit ungefähr 25 Menschen der Contact Improvisation widmen,in verschiedenartigen Workshops und genussvollen Jams.
Gemütlich, konzentriert, entspannt, aufregend.

Auf uns wartet ein wunderschöner 100 m² großer Tanzraum und die Natur.

Die Steigemühle liegt südlich von Berlin und nördlich von Leipzig und Dresden.

In Vorfreude,
Jo Bruhn, Jennie Zimmermann und Maria Elste

Contact Time is a dance dedicated festival.
Time for movement research, witnessing and listening, activity and recuperation.
Cozy, focused, relaxed, exciting.

With about 25 people we want to enjoy contact improvisation with various workshop and jams in a nice 100 m² studio and in the nature.
Steigemühle is an old mill in the countryside with a little lake, meadow and woods south of Berlin, north of Leipzig and Dresden.

Happy to dance with you soon,
Jo Bruhn, Jennie Zimmermann and Maria Elste

120-210€ sliding scale, work exchange is possible

CONTACT: Jennie, Zimmermann, , http://koerper-stimme-tanz.wixsite.com/start/contact-impro-festival
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1 SEP 2017
4 Sep 2017
400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA


Interfusion Festival is the largest movement and healing arts fusion event in the US held at the Westin hotel in Alexandria, VA on September 1-4, 2017. This 4-day transformative experience unites over 20 genres of movement and healing arts. The festival experience includes:

♡ Over 100 exclusive workshops
♡ Over 15 special intensives & immersions
♡ Extraordinary shows from world-class artists
♡ Epic nightly parties with over 20 DJs

For all levels with no partner required, from beginners to advanced offerings. Choose your adventure how to experience or cross-train in a variety of genres including:

AcroYoga | Tantra | Zouk | Thai Massage | Meditation | Bachata | Pole Dance | Salsa | 5Rhythms | Partner-Yoga | Belly Dancing | Hula Hoop | Mambo | Samba | Capoeira | Contact Improv | Heels | Tango | Kizomba | Laughter Yoga | West Coast Swing | Partner Acrobatics | Qi-Gong | Bollywood | Yoga | Mindfulness | & More!

Experience nightly parties across 20,000 square feet of luxury hotel space. Over 20 DJs & 6 dedicated dance floors:

♡ Zouk Ballroom
♡ Bachata Ballroom
♡ Salsa Ballroom
♡ Kizomba Ballroom
♡ West Coast Swing Ballroom
EDM & Pole Ballroom

Registration costs vary by number of days attended.
10% discount code applicable to any level of registration
Use: “ConImprovNet17” at check-out.

CONTACT: Chris Rodriguez, http://InterfusionFestival.com
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11 SEP 2017
15 Sep 2017
Dance Improvisation and Body-Mind Centering® with Urs Stauffer
Torre Delle Stelle Cannesisa, Cagliari, Maracalagonis, Sardinia 09040, Italy


WHEN? from 2017 September the 11th (evening) up to the 18th (stay one day more if you want to join the sea)

WHERE? the location is Torre delle Stelle, in the south-east of SARDINIA, about 15 km from Villasimius and about 40 km Cagliari Elmas international Airport. A pleasant village set in hill and valley overlooking the sea and surrounded by woods. The area has 2 beaches with the whitest of sand, the sea is crystal blue and the area has the longest summer in the whole island. In fact the climate is very agreeable all year round. Besides having general food stores Torre delle Stelle has restaurants, a pizzeria, a caffè/bar, tennis courts, football pitch, a diving school , a nautical club and other water sports facilities.

URS STAUFFER has been involved in Contact Improvisation for more than 20 years. He lived in Berlin and, after the fall of the wall, was one of the founders of the dance festival “Potsdamer Tanztage” (Potsdam). Since his return to Switzerland he began working as a teacher and performer in several countries. His teaching is strongly influenced by Steve Paxton, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and AnnaHalprin, with whom he studied for a long time. In the last years he has studied and explored the human body and the origins of the individual movement of each person with the idea of finding again “to be” the movement with the support of “making” the movement

mobile: +393474166249
mobile +3393383411800

HOW MUCH? 450€ stage, Room and board included, travel excluded. 60€ will be saved if room is not needed Special discount booking before end of july.
Feel free to ask more information about the stage, the location or the payment to Guido

CONTACT: Guido Santamaria, 3474166249,
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29 SEP 2017
1 Oct 2017
Lisbon, Lisbon , Portugal

The LX Dance Festival Contact Improvisation, is the first Contact-Improvisation Festival in Portugal. Promoting the encounter and exchange between practitioners and professionals, contributing to the creation of a new vision and expansion paths for Contact-Improvisation in Portugal. A meeting made by Portuguese and world people working in Portugal, with the intention of passing the magic of this country to the world. The Festival will held meetings, jams and workshops with artists and specialists in Dance, Contact and Improvisation


Prices and Type of registration options:
- Festival 3 days early bird: 120 euros – Until August 30th
- Festival 3 days: 150 euros – After 30th August
- Festival 3 days: 180 euros – at the box office on Festival days
- Festival 2 days early bird: 100 euros- Until August 30th
- Festival 2 days: 130 euros- After 30th August
- Festival 2 days: 150 euros – at the box office on Festival days
- 1 day: 70 euros
- one JAM: 10 euros
- two JAM: 15 euros
- three JAM: 30 euros

CONTACT: Rita Vilhena, +351927310107, , https://festcilx17.wixsite.com/lxci/programa-festival-1
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4 NOV 2017
5 Nov 2017
Eden studios, Berlin , Germany

you are cordially invited to the workshop:

ANIMAL INSTINCT – Movement Reaserch & Contact Improvisation –

DATE: November 4+5, 2017
NICE VENUE: EDEN Studios – part of Dock11 Berlin –
COST: Earlybird 125€ (money transfer until September 23, 2017), thereafter 155€

YOUR REGISTRATION: For registration details and workshop questions please contact me by e-mail at xs4jan@gmx.de
EVENT WEBSITE: http://contact-improvisation.net/2017/08/01/animal-instinct-matan-levkowich-nov-45-2017/
LIKE THE EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1354950411287365/

November 4+5, 2017
Saturday: 11:00-14:00 / 15:00-18:00 / 18:30-20:00 (open space/jam)
Sunday: 11:00-14:00 / 15:00-18:00

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: https://vimeo.com/103231069


ANIMAL INSTINCT is an ongoing movement research. The hardcore of this practice is to gain freedom in motion. By moving away from any ideology, style or form, we can reexamine our physical abilities with fresh eyes. The work refers to information from various movement disciplines (contact improvisation, martial arts, somatic practices & contemporary dance) and offers a wide spectrum of tools to study our body, to understand movement and communicate physically.

- Body preparation (warm-up/cool-down)
- Physical Adaptation
- Flexibility and movement fluidity
- Undulation and spiral patterns
- Muscle tonus
- Hands as feet and feet as hands
- Reflexive awareness
- Structural limitations & manipulation
- Freedom in expression

The work passes through various constellations (solo, duet or group work), studying the never ending possibilities that occur in dynamic improvisations.

The workshop is open for beginners and advanced movers.

Language is english
Translation into german is possible


Matan Levkowich is a dancer, choreographer and graphic designer. Movement Lab represents all his artistic engagements in the field of dance and performance. Matan’s approach to movement is based on the study of the body’s intuition. The study of intuition enables to navigate through instability and develops trust in the body’s capacities. His choreographic work is inspired by social phenomena and human behaviour. From his base in Vienna, Austria, he tours around Europe, presenting his choreographic work, performing and leading workshops.

Breite Strasse 43
13187 Berlin (Pankow)
…scroll down to "STUDIO 190.EG,“ in Haus 2

Tram-Station „Pankow-Kirche“: M1, M50
U & S-Bahn Pankow: U2, M27, S2, S8, RE3, RE5
Bus: 107, 155, 250, 255, X54, N50, N2

CONTACT: http://contact-improvisation.net/2017/08/01/animal-instinct-matan-levkowich-nov-45-2017/
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15 NOV 2017
4 Dec 2017
Festin Argentina - Buenos Aires 2017
Buenos Aires , Argentina

November -
soon more information or write us..

CONTACT: ciete cielos, 0 5411 - (9) - 6569 9715,
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20 MAR 2018
27 Mar 2018
Srithanu, Koh Phangan , Thailand

A festival for Contact Improvisation and Ecstatic Dance on Koh Phangan in March 2018.

250€ early bird ticket
290€ regular ticket

CONTACT: The Festival Team, , http://thailandcontactfestival.com/
Permalink — Updated: Aug 16 2017