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 MAR 2009
8 Mar 2009
914 Pine Glade Road, Nederland, CO 80466 USA

The Human Contact Project explores a reframing of the art of Contact Improvisation … a shared diving into subtle level awareness of the physics and neurology of two bodies in contact combined with an open sense of the poetics of human beings encountering each other. This workshop will incorporate Karl’s release technique/passive sequencing material and his physical poetics work (see website for full description: www.bodyresearch.org/humancontact.)
For those with prior CI experience.

Boulder Circus Center
Friday March 6 6:30pm-9:30pm
Saturday March 7 11am-2pm 5pm-8pm
Sunday March 8
11am-2pm 3:30pm-6:30pm

Early registration $140-$180
sliding scale (deposit or full payment received by 2/19)
Regular registration $160-$200
sliding scale (deposit or full payment received 2/20-3/5)
At the door $200-$240 sliding scale

CONTACT: Gretchen Spiro, 303-545-9956, , http://www.bodyresearch.org/humancontact
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13 MAR 2009
15 Mar 2009
de Rekelershof, Vosseveldseweg 17, Winterswijk-Kotten (achterhoek), Gelderland , Netherlands

verwenweekend: "het voeden van je huidhonger"
met Voelend Dansen, Contactimprovisatie en Massage
Om je huidhonger te voeden

Door Annemieke van der Mooren, Sebas van Wetten en Cees Isselmann


In onze maatschappij is het heel gewoon dat kinderen regelmatig geknuffeld en aangeraakt worden. Lekker bij elkaar zitten voor de tv of met voorlezen, even op schoot voor er weer verder gespeeld wordt, af en toe even een knuffel halen ter bevestiging.

Naar mate de kinderen ouder worden wordt dit minder.
Kinderen hebben minder behoefte aan fysieke bevestiging; ouders willen geen groot kind meer op schoot: "daar ben je nu te groot voor"…; of kinderen willen het zelf niet meer, omdat ze gepest worden als ze nog op schoot willen zitten/ aangeraakt willen worden.

Toch gaat de behoefte aan en/of het verlangen naar aanraking nooit helemaal over.
Inmiddels is ook wetenschappelijk bewezen dat het een noodzaak is.

Deze behoefte aan aanraken, dit verlangen, noemen wij "HUIDHONGER" .
Bij veel volwassenen wordt hun huidhonger alleen in seksualiteit gevoed. Maar het kan ook op een andere manier….
In dit weekend bieden wij je de mogelijkheid om in een veilige setting jezelf en anderen te voeden door aan te raken en aangeraakt te worden. Buiten de seksualiteit om.

  • Natuurlijk op onze geheel eigen wijze vanuit "Voelend Dansen" met "leuke en spannende" bewegings- en dans oefeningen.
  • Maar ook door middel van de meer fysiek georiënteerde dansvorm Contactimprovisatie.
  • En door middel van elkaar masseren .
    Zowel het gemasseerd worden, als het zelf masseren kan je huidhonger stillen.

Eerdere ervaring is niet nodig :
noch in Voelend Dansen, noch in Contactimprovisatie of andere dans; en ook niet met masseren.


email:     info at Dansavontuur dot nl

Kosten: inclusief overnachtingen en alle maaltijden en vocht: E 285,-
- met U-pas: E 260,-
- Vroegboekkorting bij betalen voor 15 januari 2009: E 265,-

CONTACT: Sebas van Wetten, +31(0)33-4799 034 (Sebas)   , http://www.voelenddansen.nl/
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19 MAR 2009
22 Mar 2009
252 Prospect Street, Plainfield, MA 01070 USA

March in the Berkshire foothills, and celebrate the turning of the seasons by rolling, pouring, & sharing weight, and lifting off to spring! Find those delicious moments of stillness from which the movement comes. Our Spring Equinox Jam will offer plenty of opportunities for open Contact Improvisation, and will provide a special focus – composing. Come the first night and see the fruits of a two-day performance project, or two days earlier, and participate in it as a member of the corps. Get your dance on. Facilitated by Amii LeGendre.

For those interested in an expanded time at Earthdance, Amii will also be leading the Performance Project for the 2 days leading up to the jam. Check out the Performance Project page (http://www.earthdance.net/programs/performanceproject09.htm) where you can register for both the jam and the Performance Project.

Total Jam Fee: Sliding Scale $175 – $285

CONTACT: Rek Kwawer, 413-634-5678, , http://www.earthdance.net/programs/springjam09.htm
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22 MAR 2009
10 May 2009
805 Dovercourt Rd, Third Floor Ballroom, Toronto, Canada

Facilitated by Kathleen Rea:

Reference Kathleen's work http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=vvZKkNXkv3o

Music by Ariel Brink:
Ariel Brink is the lead singer of The Dull-Eyed Llamas and the author of 147 songs. He plays 13 musical instruments with varying degrees of ability, and has been improvising music for dancers for more than five years, most commonly at Kathleen Rea’s Wednesday Jam. He is an avid Contact dancer; he also attends and occasionally deejays ecstatic dances. Fascinated by the interplay between movement and music, Brink is also a dedicated improviser, in music, dance, and in his work as a substitute teacher and music therapist. www.myspace.com/thedulleyedllamas

Explore Contact Dance as a tool in the creative process. Focus will be on movement quality, skill building and the
playful act of creating dances.

Sundays March 22 to May 10

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • please note due to scheduling conflict, the Sunday March 29th class will run from 3:30 to 5:30 pm
  • please note there will be no class on Easter Sunday

Dancers must have intermediate or advanced level Contact Dance skills or be a graduate of a professional dance training program and willing to pick up Contact Dance skills prior to workshop

416 545 1515

Produced by:

$130 (series)
$22 (drop-in)
Drop-ins only allowed the first three classes after which time drop-in attendees must pay for remainder of series

CONTACT: Kathleen Rea, , http://www.reasondetre.com
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27 MAR 2009
29 Mar 2009
Old Trafford COmmunity Centre, Shrewsbury St, Old Trafford, Manchester M16, United Kingdom

The Manchester Contact Improvisation network run by Katy Dymoke has organised a weekend Jam with Guests Adrian Russi and Gesine Daniels supporting the space with warm ups alongside Katy Dymoke and live music.

Please look at the web site for further information; www.manchester-contact-improvisation.org.uk
to register e mail your details or contact christian@manchester-contact-improvisation.org.uk

Friday 27, 6 – 9 p.m.
Saturday 28th; 11 to 8 p.m.
Sunday 29th a.m. dance in nature, 2.30 to 6 Jam.

Some couch surfing or private rooms are possible as well as the youth hostel and plenty of bed and breakfast/hotels.
Sunday morning, weather permitting we will go to the Pennine Hills to move and have lunch.

Please bring comfortable clothes and food and drink for the table.
There are lots of shops and some cafes near by including the Jamaican M and M's and the Jamaican Bakery. Old Trafford is a multi-cultural suburbian city area.
Address; Old Trafford Community Centre, Shrewsbury st, Old Trafford, M16 9LU

payments in sterling; Please post a cheque paid to C Dymoke to; Katy Dymoke
180 Stamford St
Old Trafford
M16 9LU

weekend ticket £50 and £40concessions.
Fri day or Sunday session tickets £10 and £8.

CONTACT: Katy Dymoke, +44161 8680509, , http://www.manchester-contact-improvisation.org.uk
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