Special Events — conferences, festivals, regional jams and workshops

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

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474 Fleming's Landing Road, Townsend, DE 19734 USA

Playa Del Fuego (PDF) (http://www.playadelfuego.org) is a Burning Man Regional Event that happens twice a year with around 1000 attendees. Camp Contact is a regular camp at PDF dedicated to Contact Improv Dance and other movement and dance forms. We have a 30′ in diameter covered dome that we set up and use as our dance space. The space is available for classes and jams. In addition to Contact Improv classes, we’ve hosted Yoga, Modern Dance, Butoh, Ballet, Martial Arts and many others.

Admission to Playa Del Fuego is $35.00, please get your tickets from the PDF website when they go on sale. They typically sell out fast soon after they go on sale. The first round of 500 tickets sold out on March 21st, the next round of 500 will go on sale on April 21st at 9pm Eastern Time. Please create an account on the ticket system before this time so that you know that your login works.

We ask for $15 camp dues to support costs of fuel and wear & tear on equipment.

CONTACT: Darrell Duane, 703 371 1082, , http://campcontact.org/pdfcontact-spring
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NITA LITTLE: Workshop ARTiculating Presence: THE GEOMETRY OF ATTENTION, May 31-June 4, 2010, Schwelle 7, Berlin/Germany
Germany

ARTiculating Presence: The Geometry of Attention
5 day intensive workshop with NITA LITTLE

WHEN:
Monday, May 31th to Friday, June 4th, 2010
Workshop daily from12 am – 6 pm
Improvisational Performance: Friday, June 4th, 8:30 pm

WEB: http://www.schwelle7.de/Nita%20Little.html

WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany


ARTiculating Presence: THE GEOMETRY OF ATTENTION

Creative acts of the embodied mind are the means by which dancers non-verbally interrogate borders, enter other bodies, and define the dimensions of internal and external space. Working with the mind of the dance and the dance of the mind, this highly physical workshop will take us to the edge of our boundary definitions as it engages and trains attentional skills, informs creative knowing and encourages bold acts of physical and mental extension. Building movement vocabularies that encompass the physicality of mind, this workshop trains creative action in ensemble dance improvisation and Contact Improvisation. Strongly geared toward interpersonal interactions within an ecological understanding of space, it will ask that dancers identify imagination within their physical awareness. Here, we will learn to act with the kind of creative support that clarifies our purpose and our presence, bringing the world and the dance to life. We will reach to find the materials of interpersonal non-verbal communication as we explore the agency of presence, the speed of awareness, unconscious cognition, and the conditions of environmental imagination. This workshop bridges full physicality with changing states of awareness. We will move within a spectral array of movement possibilities as we balance the softening of physical release with the clarity of directed action. The purpose of this workshop is to inform your dance research by challenging binary ideologies as we expose the mindbody to new potentialities.

Structured to train technical as well as creative skills, this workshop will build toward an improvisational performance. Each day will be spent in theoretical discussion and physical/mental training as well as composition and practice. In this work we will investigate the resonant webs of awareness derived from movement scores that direct and modulate attention as the bases for compositional structures.


NITA LITTLE
Nita Little choreographs, performs, teaches and writes about improvisational dance and theories of embodiment in action. She participated with Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith and others, in the explorations that became Contact Improvisation in 1972 and has been significant in its emergence. Her work on the embodied mind and the “meaning” of attention dates back to the early 80s when she initiated a curriculum, The Mind in Motion. This work explores the range of experiential states of the embodied mind and reveals principles that define Contact Improvisation as well as ensemble dancing. She collaborated in numerous performing companies introducing Contact Improvisation throughout the United States and then initiated a number of performance groups. Her performance practice is a mix of both formal and improvisational choreography that utilizes scores.

Nita has received funding and support through the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, and the NEA/Dance USA National College Choreography Initiative. Her San Francisco based ensemble company, Divisadero Dance Research investigates the resonant webs of awareness derived from movement scores that direct and modulate attention as the bases for compositional structures.

Over the years Nita has been both faculty and guest artist at numerous colleges and universities including New York University, California Institute for the Arts, Texas Christian University, Temple University, Tufts University, Scripps College and UC Santa Barbara.

Nita teaches and performs regularly at national and international dance festivals including ImPulsTanz, Vienna, The Side Step Festival, Helsinki, Kontakt Budapest International Improvisation Festival, ContactFestival Freiburg, Germany, the Zip Festival, Italy, the Seattle Festival of Alternative Dance and Improvisation and the West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival, Berkeley California. Nita has recently become a PhD candidate as she is completing her doctorate in Performance Studies at The University of California, Davis.

MORE: http://www.nitalittle.com/

FEE: 150 Euro
REGISTER: per email to xs4jan@gmx.de

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

VENUE:
Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany
Phone: 49 (0) 173 – 6118404
http://www.schwelle7.de
Email: info@felixruckert.de

Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357
Berlin,+Uferstr+6

CONTACT:
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JOÃO FIADEIRO: Workshop on creativity, improvisation and composition in processes of choice, decision and collaboration, June 7-12, 2010, Schwelle 7, Berlin/Germany
Germany
O D Y / A workshop on creativity, improvisation and composition in processes of choice, decision and collaboration


5 day intensive workshop with João Fiadeiro

WHEN:
Monday-Friday, June 7-11th, 2010
Workshop daily from12 am – 6 pm
Participants Performance: Saturday, June 12th, 8:30 pm

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/Joao%20Fideiro.html
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116287441743897
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany


[k]NOB O D Y / A workshop on creativity, improvisation and composition in processes of choice, decision and collaboration

According to Giorgio Agamben the “I would prefer not to…” from Bartleby keeps “possibility suspended between occurrence and non-occurrence, between the capacity to be and the capacity not to be.”[« Bartleby, or On Contingency » in Potentialities: collected essays in philosophy, by Giorgio Agamben, Daniel Heller-Roazen] This in-betweenness is the “play-ground” of the Real Time Composition method. Only from “here” I can recognize and “capture” that little fragment of reality which will unfold, simultaneously, into the future and into the past. And in it I can find the “remains” of something that was left behind, that which was forgotten (for there is no perfect crime). This “fragment” is what lies between the body and “the presence of the other in the body”, a permanent escape towards things that are not yet, towards things that might be(come). The main goal of the “Real Time Composition” method is to put the practician in the position of “mediator” and “facilitator” of the events, blocking his temptation to impose himself by means of the will or the ability to manipulate them. His only “creative act”, should there be any, amounts to the mastery with which he handles the tension, the balance and potential of the material he is dealing with and letting things happen “by themselves” (…they always do).

Workshop frame and participants
The field and context in which this method was design is art and contemporary dance. But this work is extremely influenced by areas of research like the cognitive sciences, neurosciences, complex systems sciences, design thinking, diverge thinking and so on… Also, this work makes no distinction between practice and theory, acting and observing, thinking and saying… every action is “doing” (even when one decides not to). Anyone interested in this cross-boundary approach and is working within areas of research dealing with tags like “decision-making”, “self-organization”, “creativity”, “embodiment”, “community”, “composition”, “improvisation” or “representation” is welcome to participate in this introduction to the Real Time Composition method.


JOÃO FIADEIRO
João Fiadeiro (1965) belongs to the generation of choreographers that emerged towards the end of the 1980s and who gave rise, in the sequence of the American post-modern movement as well as the movements of the French and Belgian Nouvelle Danse, to the Nova Dança Portuguesa [New Portuguese Dance]. A large part of his formation was carried out between Lisbon, New York and Berlin, after which he joined the Dance Company of Lisbon (86-88) and the Gulbenkian Ballet (89-90). In 1990 he founded RE.AL, a centre for research and artistic residencies, which not only constitutes the basis for the creation and diffusion of his work but also hosts transdisciplinary events and supports emergent artists by organizing laboratories and artistic residencies. He regularly teaches and present is works across Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and South America. In his research he argues for a practice of awareness in an extremely reflexive manner, focusing on decision making in performance. He is also interested to contaminate other areas of research with his thoughts and know-how in order to contribute to a broaden discussion between art, science and society.

MORE: http://www.re-al.org/

FEE: 150 Euro
REGISTER: per email to xs4jan@gmx.de

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

VENUE:
Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany
http://www.schwelle7.de
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=286059761953

Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357+Berlin,+Uferstr+6

CONTACT:
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Lake Ainsworth Sport & Recreation Centre, Lennox Head, NSW , Australia

It’s on again: The Australian Contact Improvisation Convergence, or ACIC, or just The Convergence – we’re Australian, we don’t mind what you call it, just as long as you come and dance!

Registrations now open
acic10, the important details:

Queens Birthday Weekend 2010
Thursday Afternoon 10th – Monday after Lunch 14th June.
Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head (NSW)

acic10 will once again be held in the idyllic location of Lake Ainsworth Sports and Recreation Centre, in Lennox Head, NSW. 5 days of residential Dancing, Labbing and Jamming right on the beach. Woo hoo!
Put the dates in your 2010 diary now!

For any urgent queries, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Other news:
This year there will again be a smaller hall booked in the Byron area for some of Tue & Wed immediately before acic10 – for anyone arriving early, this will be a very informal space to meet, relax & dance – accommodation, food,and transport will be your own responsibility.

And don’t be afraid to get involved – share with us your ideas about acic10 and contact us about ways you can help out!

With excitement,
The acic10 team.

NB. All fees in AUD. They include lunches & dinners.
Early bird fee applies for payments made on or before 1 May.


The Whole Convergence (Thursday – Monday)
$475 / $435con (early bird $430 / $390con)

Convergence Weekend (Sat, Sun & Monday)
$350 / $320con (early bird $310 / $280con)

Single Day (Saturday only)
$145 / $125 con
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Residential Cost $130
includes 4 nights accom, Thurs – Sun, & breakfasts_
*_NB. Residential places are limited. Book early!
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CONTACT: Jacob Lehrer, +61 431 182 234, , http://www.theconvergence.org.au
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The Yoga Studio, 65/1 Arak Road, Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai , Thailand

Class and Jam
4 Week Series introducing the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation Dance. Come learn a new way to move with another, then practice your skills in the jam.

The classes will focus on the way to use the body in contact for movement efficiency improvement and embodiment.

No partner or previous dance experience required! Just come with an open mind and a willingness to move your body. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Sundays 5pm-7pm
class followed by practice jam at 7pm

June 13th
June 20th
July 4th
July 11th

(NO CLASS June 27th)

300THB per class.
100THB for the Jam.

CONTACT: Atali Staffker, 0857213194, , http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=125498270817192&index=1
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DAVID HATFIELD: Workshop „The Singing Soul: Improvisational A Cappella“ June 14-18, 2010, Schwelle 7, Berlin
Berlin, Germany

The Singing Soul: Improvisational A Cappella
5 day intensive workshop with David Hatfield

WHEN:
Monday, June 14th to Friday, 18th, 2010
Workshop daily from12 am – 6 pm
Participants Performance „The Singing Soul“: June 18th, 8:30 pm

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/David%20Hatfield.html
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126038497408455
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany


WORKSHOP: The Singing Soul: Improvisational A Cappella

A Swingin’ Swayin’ Funk Bump Afro Gospel Sacred Soulful Blues Chant Jam Feelin’ Hi Mash-up

“Goes to unforeseen destinations of hilarity, weirdness, extraordinary harmony, & transcendence.”

The Singing Soul is spontaneous, in-the-moment singing, the unveiling of our very uniqueness in melody, harmony and rhythm…our stories, in words, and beyond them. It’s for those who are ready to let go of “getting it right” and to embrace letting it just happen. Unrehearsed singing evokes the genuine and soulful voice. By turns edgy, hilarious, challenging, and deeply moving, each moment is an original composition that is unrehearsed, precious and irreplaceable. And as fate would have it, it’s also profoundly fun! There’s no wrong notes and nothing to memorize, just breathe and sing…ahh. This utterly experiential course is a powerful experience of improvised music making and of being alive and present. A wide variety of clearly outlined structures are offered, for the full group, small groups, duets and soloing; each of which generates different experiences and outcomes. Sessions are punctuated with pauses to process our learnings together. Participants will hone the arts of the improviser: deep listening, spontaneous expression, fluid awareness of self and others, working with change, and trusting intuition. You’ll strengthen your abilities as a vocal musician in creating melodies and harmonies, laying down vocal percussion grooves and bass lines, and gelling with others in creating freewheeling counterpoint that just begs a soloist – then becoming that too! Experience new roles and genres in your music-making. The synergy of improvisation inspires and empowers as singers discover utterly new terrain vocally, musically, and expressively.

Statement on „The Singing Soul“ – Performance
The Singing Soul: Improvisational A Cappella is a vehicle for authentic expression, creative collaboration, and empowerment. Improvisation is an expression, a necessity, a liberation, and a homecoming, reminding us that each moment holds a hundred possibilities. Participants in The Singing Soul workshop share their process and sounds and in doing so, evoke our shared sense of humanity, adventure and connectedness. The line between audience and performer disappears repeatedly as roles switch and music comes alive in everyone present.


DAVID HATFIELD
David Hatfield is a singer, leadership consultant and facilitator specializing in creativity, communication and masculinity. He has taught The Singing Soul internationally since 1997. http://www.davidhatfield.ca/bio.php


FEE: 150 Euro
REGISTER: per email to xs4jan@gmx.de

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

VENUE:
Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany
http://www.schwelle7.de
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=286059761953

Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357+Berlin,+Uferstr+6

CONTACT:
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Gutshof 3, Stolzenhagen, Brandenburg 16248, Germany

Please come to our Ponderosa Annual Contact Jam and the official beginning of the TanzLand festival! We are celebrating 10 years of wild and beautiful dancing in a wild and beautiful landscape. Guided warm ups, lots of open dancing with and without music, fabulous food and birthday cakes, and a workshop for those new to the form of contact improvisation. We hope to see you there. With special guest Nancy Stark Smith leading the Global underscore.
Stolzenhagen (north of Berlin), Germany
June 18-20, 2010.

75€(earlie registration before May 15, 2010)- 90€ all incl.

CONTACT: Stephanie Maher, 0049-33365-34770, , http://www.ponderosa-dance.de
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Gutshof 3, Stolzenhagen, Brandenburg 16248, Germany

We will begin this years festival with the annual Ponderosa Contact Jam with special guest Nancy Stark Smith leading the global underscore, followed by 3 different blocks of intensive workshop weeks of various guest teachers such as Keith Hennessy, Jonathon Burrows, K.j. Holmes, Bruno Caverna, Offering the art of improvisation, performance making and embodied multi-media techniques. Our Retreat & Training week is open to all levels and we have another year to research and celebrate the form of contact improvisation with ci38.

CONTACT: Uli Kaiser, 0049-33365-34770, , http://www.ponderosa-dance.de
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TOMI PAASONEN: Workshop DANCING SCREENS, June 21-25, 2010, Schwelle 7, Berlin/Germany
Berlin, Germany

DANCING SCREENS
5 day intensive workshop with Tomi Paasonen

WHEN:
Monday-Friday, June 21-25th, 2010
Workshop daily from11 am – 6 pm
Participants Performance: Friday, June 25th, 8:30 pm

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/Tomi%20Paasonen.html
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117078918328650
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany

Morning class 11am – 2pm: Improvisation

Mr Paasonen’s improvisational techniques are based on studying laws of physics and neurology, using gravity, momentum, energy effi ciency, residual vs essential, peripheral vs central movement concepts and other coordinational rules to regulate where impulses of movement are derived from and where they can lead. Incorporating imagination, memory and cognitive tools his techniques are used as means to expand the possibility of any preconceived technique. In this intensive, students will experiment with Mr. Paasonen’s task-based improvisation and his approach to cultivating original material.


Afternoon class 3-6 pm: Amplify

Explore various possibilities within the concepts, techniques and ways live video,choreography and dance can be seamlessly integrated into one another and feed each other creatively. Learn how to shape “the now” by composing the analogue and digital eye, layering information using one camera and one projector as choreographic objects to instigate new movement approaches.

Tomi Paasonen has created numerous productions and concepts involving the relationship between dance and live video installations. Related videos:
http://www.paasonen.com/static/video/PRESENTATION.mov
http://www.paasonen.com/static/video/DIDREEL.mov
http://www.paasonen.com/static/video/ETC…mov
http://www.paasonen.com/static/video/waisen.mov


TOMI PAASONEN:
Tomi Paasonen is a Berlin-based director, choreographer, video artist and photographer, born in Helsinki, Finland. He founded KUNST-STOFF, an inter-disciplinary physical theatre and arts-event production company in San Francisco, before moving to Berlin launching PAA (Public Artistic Affairs) expanding his dance-, opera-, film and photo works to involve documentary layers. Numerous Berlin-based productions stage productions have concentrated on theme-specific improvisation methods and the relationship of live video installations and the performer. His theatrical installations often break the spacial separation of audience and stage and currently his work is increasingly dealing with interactive structures, giving the spectator more power to intervene and shape the event.

MORE: http://www.paasonen.com

FEE: 150 Euro
REGISTER: per email to xs4jan@gmx.de

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

VENUE:
Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany
http://www.schwelle7.de
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=286059761953

Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357+Berlin,+Uferstr+6

CONTACT:
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Teatro della Limonaia, Via Gramsci, 426, Sesto Fiorentino, Toscana 50019, Italy

quattro giorni di piacevole immersione nella creatività con contact improvisation, improvvisazione, performance, jam con musica dal vivo
four days of pleasant immersion in the creative world of contact improvisation, improvisation, music, performance, jam with live music

presso/at TEATRO DELLA LIMONAIA via Gramsci, 426 – Sesto Fiorentino (FI)

I workshop
:: 22 – 25 giugno/june – h. 16.30 – 20.00
lab. intensive / intensive workshop CONTACT IMPROVISATION
Scott Smith (USA):
materiale per l’esplorazione fisica e percettiva del movimento verso il contatto
material for movement – cultivating physical and perceptual embodiment towards contact

:: 22 – 23 giugno/june – h. 10.00 – 12.30
lab. IMPROV. DANZA/MUSICA
Alessandro Certini + Steve Noble (UK batteria/drums):

:: 24 – 25 giugno/june – h. 10.00 -12.30
lab. CONTACT IMPROVISATION
Charlotte Zerbey:

:: 24 giugno/june – h. 15.30 -16.30
classe/class DISEGNO ACUSTICO / ACOUSTIC DESIGN
Francesco Michi, Mechi Cena:

:: 25 giugno/june – h. 15.30 -16.30
classe/class PAESAGGIO SONORO / SOUND LANDSCAPE
Massimo Liverani:

:: 25 giugno/june – h. 13.30 -15.00
RIEMPIRE E SVUOTARE / FULL AND EMPTY
Daniela Gallo: classe/class

ogni sera / evenings :
h. 20.00 Cena, bibite / dinner, drinks a pagamento/for a fee

h. 21.00 – 21.30 spettacoli / performances con/with:
danza/dance: Cristina Rizzo, Claudia Catarzi, Paola Lattanzi, Mario Ghezzi, Alessandro Certini, Margherita Landi, Carolina Amoretti, Cristina Negro
musica/music: Steve Noble (batteria/drums), Filippo Monico (batteria / drums), Massimo Liverani (i phone), Charlotte Zerbey (danza e voce/dance and voice), Scott Smith (danza e banjo / dance and banjo)

h. 21.30 – 23.30 Open Jam Contact Improvisation

Costi:
partecipazione all’intero progetto 160.00 euro
jam +1 spettacolo 15.00 euro
solo/only spettacolo/performance 5.00 euro

CONTACT: Charlotte Zerbey, 39 055440265; 3286907866 , , http://www.companyblu.it
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Teatro della Limonaia, Via Gramsci, 426, Sesto Fiorentino, TOSCANA 50019, Italy

quattro giorni di piacevole immersione nella creatività con contact improvisation, improvvisazione, performance, jam con musica dal vivo
four days of pleasant immersion in the creative world of contact improvisation, improvisation, music, performance, jam with live music

presso/at TEATRO DELLA LIMONAIA via Gramsci, 426 – Sesto Fiorentino (FI)

I workshop
:: 22 – 25 giugno/june – h. 16.30 – 20.00
lab. intensive / intensive workshop CONTACT IMPROVISATION
Scott Smith (USA):
materiale per l’esplorazione fisica e percettiva del movimento verso il contatto
material for movement – cultivating physical and perceptual embodiment towards contact

:: 22 – 23 giugno/june – h. 10.00 – 12.30
lab. IMPROV. DANZA/MUSICA
Alessandro Certini + Steve Noble (UK batteria/drums):

:: 24 – 25 giugno/june – h. 10.00 -12.30
lab. L’ARTE DI CADERE/ THE ART OF FALLING, CONTACT IMPROV.
Charlotte Zerbey:

:: 24 giugno/june – h. 15.30 -16.30
classe/class DISEGNO ACUSTICO / ACOUSTIC DESIGN
Francesco Michi, Mechi Cena:

:: 25 giugno/june – h. 15.30 -16.30
classe/class PAESAGGIO SONORO / SOUND LANDSCAPE
Massimo Liverani:

:: 25 giugno/june – h. 13.30 -15.00
RIEMPIRE E SVUOTARE / FULL AND EMPTY
Daniela Gallo: classe/class

ogni sera / evenings :
h. 20.00 Cena, bibite / dinner, drinks a pagamento/for a fee

h. 21.00 – 21.30 spettacoli / performances con/with:
danza/dance: Cristina Rizzo, Claudia Catarzi, Paola Lattanzi, Mario Ghezzi, Alessandro Certini, Margherita Landi, Carolina Amoretti, Cristina Negro
musica/music: Steve Noble (batteria/drums), Filippo Monico (batteria / drums), Massimo Liverani (i phone), Charlotte Zerbey (danza e voce/dance and voice), Scott Smith (danza e banjo / dance and banjo)

h. 21.30 – 23.30 Open Jam Contact Improvisation

Costi:
partecipazione all’intero progetto 160.00 euro
jam +1 spettacolo 15.00 euro
solo/only spettacolo/performance 5.00 euro

CONTACT: Charlotte Zerbey, 39 055440265; 3286907866 , , http://www.companyblu.it
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252 Prospect St, Plainfield, MA 01070 USA

A weekend of CI workshops (Thursday evening through Sunday morning) including CI Essentials as well as deeper investigations into the form. Consider this festival a great preparation for the July 4th Jam! Classes with different teachers from around the country, many of whom attended the CITE conferenc (CI in the Academy held at Connecticut College (June 17 – 20, New London, CT)).

Serving as a bridge between the focus of CI in the Academy discussed at CITE and the upcoming July 4th Jam, which holds a focus upon the community practice of CI, Ground Research offers a rich opportunity to explore the intersections of how Contact Improvisation is taught, practiced, and experienced.

June 24 (Thu. evening) – June 27 (Sun. afternoon)

Weekend Only or Single Day Attendance Options also

Student Rate: Economically challenged students and the unemployed – $225 (three days), $175 (weekend only), or $75 (single day)
Regular Rate: Employed but struggling (teacher, librarian, lots of kids, etc.) – $250 (three days), $200, (weekend only), or $85 (single day)
Professional Rate: Actually contributing to your retirement plan (support the arts!) $275 (three days), $225 (weekend only), or $95 (single day)

CONTACT: Kristen Stake, 413.634.5678, , http://earthdance.net/programs/cigroundresearch10.htm
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Hungary

Falling Into the Festival
A workshop in Contact Improvisation

Every day we are falling. When we stand, when we walk, when we lie-down, when we fall asleep… Still, and especially in contact improvisation, falling is a big mystery. Only rarely we can really let go and fall – in the space, to the floor, to our partner – effortless and free, but awake.

In this workshop we will experience and play with the physical forces that act upon us – alone and together – and especially gravity which leads to falling and the momentum that is created.

We will explore the emotional and physical states and possibilities that these forces open for us, we will look for relaxation and awakeness when we dance – with space in our joints to ride the opportunities as they appear, and space in our minds to recognize and enjoy these moments – we will look for appreciation for the dance that arises.

Each day will start with soft close-to-the-floor fine-tuning of the body/mind. We will then take the quality we create as well as using some detailed exercises, into contact improvisation – dancing and jamming.

Lior Ophir (Israel) is a Dancer, Improviser, Shiatsu therapist, Engineer, Teacher, Student.

Lior practices and explores various forms of movement, dance, body/mind and awareness, including: Improvisation, Contact Improvisation, Butoh, Shiatsu Therapy, Yoga, Vipassana Meditation, Tai-Qi, Qi-Kong. Some influential teachers include Arye Burstein, Nancy Starks-Smith, Yoshito Ohno, Frey Faust, Juan Cruz Diaz, Julian Hamilton, and many others, and especially everyone I have a chance to share a dance with.
Lior has been performing in solo works as well as in collaborations with various artists, in theaters, galleries and in the public space, in Israel and abroad.

Lior Has been invited to teach and perform in numerous festivals and projects in Israel, Japan, throughout Europe, and America, and has been extensively teaching workshops and classes worldwide. Lior has co-founded and is a member of several ensembles and dance collectives including “present moment dance” and “Impulse” (Israel) and co-organized the 7th ICF (Israeli CI festival) and the 1st Impulse festival (for Improvisation in word, movement, music) in Israel. Lior is currently a traveling artist, teaching and performing throughout Europe, Japan, America.

My current interests are:
- Improvisation as performance art – how can I fill an empty space? How can I fine-tune myself as performer to get closer to the “human-string” that vibrates in all of us?
- Contact improvisation as performance art and exploring the physical aspects of CI
- Answering the question: “What do I teach when I teach CI?” or just asking the question…
- Finding a home inside me while being a nomad
- Performance in public spaces / site-specific work
- In the last year and a half, I have been exploring “falling” – as a dancer, as a teacher, as a human being. Giving numerous workshops on this subject, and always learning how little I know, and how vast and deep this subject is, how much there is still to discover.

DAILY SCHEDULE:
25 June / friday 17:00-21:00;
26 and 27 June/ sat, sun 10:00 – 16:00

Workshop fee: sliding scale* from 100 to 120 € (plus VAT)
Supporting fee: 130 – 160 € (plus VAT)

if you register for the preworkshop and the Kontakt Budapest festival you will get a reduction!

CONTACT: Eszter Gál, +36 70 3389932, , http://www.kontaktbudapest.hu
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PA USA

Details TBA

CONTACT: Nicole Bindler, , http://www.phffft.org/wmeadows.htm
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LES GENS D’UTERPAN: Workshop X-EVENT CREATION, June 28 – July 2, 2010, Schwelle 7, Berlin/Germany
Berlin, Germany

X-Event Creation
5 day intensive workshop with Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan)


WHEN:
Monday-Friday, June 28 – July 2, 2010
Workshop daily from12 am – 6 pm
Participants Performance: Saturday, July 3th, 8:30 pm

UPDATES: http://www.schwelle7.de/LesGensdUterpan.html
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117341598304961
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany


X-EVENT CREATION

The work Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan) develop uses performance as a reference. They use the dancer as a medium to bring he or she towards a broader definition of the performer. Their productions enact excess and provide a critique of scenic and theatrical conventions. Their work is produced and presented in both the fine arts and dance networks. http://www.lesgensduterpan.com

The educational work that the choreographers propose has a direct connection to their X-Event creations but is also open to other experimentation. On this level the work radicalises the person in terms of their presence, their prospective aptitudes as well as their capacity to confront different forms of exhibition. It is approached in the form of successive workshops. The sessions are designed according to the group involved and the physical and contextual levels of experimentation it can attain. The work pays particular attention to the group and to the transgression of space as a vector of innovative confrontation.
Each session plays upon an accepted consciousness of the choreographer. This realisation makes the dancer accept to act according to the orders her or she has been given, which shifts the framework and functioning of his or her responsibility as a performer.

Participation in the workshops requires a great deal of dedication, audacity and capitulation. It relies on the sensitive and concrete experience of one’s body as a physical and social tool. A tool for exploration as well as confrontation. An individual testing of one’s limits.

A session lasts a minimum of three hours
Ideal number of participants : 15


BIOGRAPHIES :
Annie Vigier is born in 1965 and Franck Apertet in 1966. They live and work in
Paris. Under the generic title Les gens d’Uterpan, they have developed creations
focusing on experimentation. The body and the relations between interprets and
public are thought through the exhibition frameworks, the context and the
architectural space. Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet collaborate regularly to
projects which put in situation the image of the body and its physicality (theatre,
cinema, advertising, fashion).
Since September 2008, Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan) are in
residency at the Centre d’Art Contemporain of Brétigny. www.cacbretigny.com


FEE: 150 Euro
REGISTER: per email to xs4jan@gmx.de

SLEEPING:
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html

VENUE:
Schwelle 7
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany
http://www.schwelle7.de
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=286059761953

Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz
http://maps.google.de/maps?daddr=13357+Berlin,+Uferstr+6

CONTACT:
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Hungary

Kontakt Budapest is an annual International Improvisation Festival that has been organized since 2002 and it is open for people with all abilities. This year we have a special addition of our festival where we invite Hungarian artists, teachers from all over the world and of course those who live and work in Hungary. The teacher staff includes Vicky Shick from New York, Tal Avni from Israel, Szilágyi Ilka from San Francisco, Farkas Dorka from Romania, Kéri Judit from Vienna, amongst many others. Our special guest is Peter Pleyer. Although Peter has no Hungarian roots, he has been involved in the festivals from its begings and has been a great support for the over all directions of the festival. The festival, similar to last years, organizes classes and workshops, it offers space to research and explore movements, to work deeply with different aspects of improvisation and it gives possibility to perform.

The festival welcomes beginners and professional dancers, performers, actors, musicians, composers, and those working with improvisation for long.

Registration fee (non refundable): 50 € (plus VAT)
Full festival fee when application sent in before JUNE 11th
(including registration fee and participation in all programs): 250 € (plus VAT)
Full festival fee when application sent in after JUNE 11th and the fee is paid at arrival:
(including registration fee and participation in all programs): 300 € (plus VAT)
Project card – (including registration fee, participation in one of the projects – 4 times 3 hours – and the opening /closing day activities and evening programs): 190 € (plus VAT)
Afternoon card (including the registration fee and the afternoon classes on the 29th, 30th and 1st, and on the 3rd of July from 14:15 to 18:30 and the opening /closing day activities and the evening programs): 220 € (plus VAT)

CONTACT: Eszter Gál, +36 70 3389932, , http://www.kontaktbudapest.hu
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