Special Events — conferences, festivals, regional jams and workshops

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

26 DEC 2011
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2 Jan 2012
134 Liverpool Road, London, N1 1LA, United Kingdom

Pre-Workshop: 26 – 30 December 2011
“Clear Intentions”

  • intensives with Jörg Hassmann, Vanessa Cook and Rachel Dean
  • short workshops with various UK & international teachers
  • labs and jams
  • delicious vegan & omnivorous catering
    £ 130 regular / £ 100 concession

New Year Jam: 30 December 2011 – 2 January 2012
“Joyful Resolutions”

  • jamming in three beautiful studios
  • mini-workshops and warmups with various UK teachers
  • live music by Barnaby Tree and David Leahy
  • delicious vegan & omnivorous catering
    £ 100 regular / £ 80 concession

Package price £ 200 regular / £ 160 concession
Book before 1 November for a 10% discount

Venue:
movingartsbase, 134 Liverpool Road, London N1 1LA
Multiple studios with underfloor heating and good natural light
Limited sleeping spaces available

Schedule:
Pre-Workshop: 26 Dec 6:30pm (dinner) – 30 Dec lunchtime
New Year Jam: 30 Dec 6:30pm (dinner) – 2 Jan lunchtime

Registration and enquiries:
Daniel Mang
danielmang@gmail.com
+44 7411427331 (British mobile)

Supported by movingartsbase
www.movingartsbase.eu

Package price £ 200 regular / £ 160 concession
Book before 1 November for a 10% discount

CONTACT: Daniel Mang, +46 765973209, , http://www.movingartsbase.eu
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2 JAN 2012
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20 Jan 2012
Earthdance, 252 Prospect St, Plainfield, MA 01070 USA

a 3-week OPEN training with
NANCY STARK SMITH

January 2 (evening) – January 20 (midday), 2012
western Massachusetts, USA

Contact Improvisation
Solo Training • Changing States
Improvisation Scores • The Underscore
Composition • Performance

A 3-week residential workshop focused on contact improvisation and other related work: physical training, improvisation and composition scores, jamming, watching, discussion, feedback, labs, contemplative practice, and performance studies. In solo, duet, trio, and group work; in and out of contact; in silence and with live music, we’ll move toward greater clarity and inspiration in our dancing and watching.

Please come prepared for intensive practice (and a bit of fun!). Intermediate level in CI required. Fill out online application form—outlining your background and skill level in contact improvisation, dance, and improvisation, and your reasons for wanting to attend. All registrations must be approved by Nancy.

The workshop will meet Monday–Friday, 10 am to 5:30/6 pm in studios at Earthdance, in Plainfield, MA, (a beautiful dance retreat center located 35 minutes west of Northampton, MA, in the Berkshire Mountains), and in town at an Aikido dojo. There will be some evening and weekend activities.

For details & application form: www.nancystarksmith.com
Early Registration Deadline: October 15, 2011

CONTACT: Patrick Crowley, 617.320.9792, , http://www.nancystarksmith.com
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4 JAN 2012
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8 Jan 2012
Kleve/Keeke , Germany

A warm welcome to our winter retreat, with a well balanced program of Contact Improvisation and dance improvisation, Acrobatic Yoga, vocal improvisation, silence, Meditation and Bodywork. Key words in the retreat are listening, relaxation and improvisation.

With a sauna and delicious organic and vegetarian food to help our bodies relax and recharge for when spring springs up.

We stay at a friendly community www.Vlierhof.nl in their beautiful eco loving renovated space.

What better way to start your new year than with a soft body and mind, open to whatever comes…

We would be delighted with your presence!

Lief voor je Lijf is an organisation which offers festivals and retreats in which moving in contact and taking care of your body are important themes, we organize a summer festival and a winter retreat each year.

Teaching and organisation are on donation, this fee is for food, accommodation and travel costs of the teachers. We work on donation because it enables people with less money to join the retreat.

Sleeping hall: 225 euro
Double bedroom: 300 euro per person
Single bedroom: 325 euro

CONTACT: Kristien Sonnevijlle, +31 (0)6-28775775, , http://www.liefvoorjelijf.com
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7 JAN 2012
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8 Jan 2012
Redtenbacherg.1/17, Vienna, Vienna 1160, Austria

Gehen,in Beziehung gehen,
mit dem eigenen Körper,mit Menschen im körperlichen Kontakt, in Berührung, in körperlichen Dialogen.
Öffnen und schließen, einzelner Gelenke,Vom Zentrum zur Peripherie. Das Gewicht verlagern,einen gemeinsamen Schwerpunktbewegen und in Balance bringen, Raumbezüge.

each day 10.00 -16.00 and Saturdayjam 20.00 -22.00

weekend 85.-, early booking 75.-

CONTACT: Doris Hintsteiner, 0043/699/11120777, , http://www.movingart.at
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10 JAN 2012
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26 Mar 2012
Hasenheide 54, Berlin, Berlin 10965, Germany

In these classes I would like to use the diversity of the body as field of research and inspiration. My focus lies in different aspects, but Iam also open for wishes: BMC as entry and Inspiration for the contact-impro, technical skills, performativity versus/=wellbeing

single class: 11 €

single class: 11 €

CONTACT: Heike Kuhlmann, 017623499496, , http://www.heikekuhlmann.net
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11 JAN 2012
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31 Jan 2012
PO Box 241193, Los Angeles, CA 90024 USA

The iDfest is a workshop series spread throughout the month of January in sunny Los Angeles, California. This festival is an exploration and celebration of improvisational movement styles and alternative dance techniques; featuring Contact Improvisation, ensemble movement, and the performance integration of body, sound, voice, and object.

See more information, artist bios, workshop descriptions, and registration at: www.idfest.org

Most workshops take place at the Diavolo Dance Theatre Space
616 Moulton Ave/Los Angeles, CA 90031 . (in Brewery Arts Complex Downtown)

Varying Cost Depending on Workshop Registration:


$500–600 (sliding scale) Entire Festival ($450 if deposit made Dec. 31 Happy New Year)
Includes intensives, all other workshops, & performances
______$300 A SPLENDID MOMENT – Action Theater with Ruth Zaporah
5-day Intensive, Advanced Skill Level (-$25 off if deposit made Dec. 31 Happy New Year, NO DROP-INS)
______$100 BODY, VOICE, MOVE – with Niamh Condron, 2-day Weekend Workshop, All Skill Levels
______$125 CREATING DUETS – with Rachael Lincoln, 2-day Weekend Workshop, All Skill Levels
______$125 THE BODY ELECTRIC – with John Farmanesh-Bocca, 2-day Weekend Workshop, All Skill Levels
(2-Day Weekend Workshop -$25 off if deposit made by Dec. 31 Happy New Year, DROP-INS $65 – subject to instructor approval)
______$100 DIAVOLO TECHNIQUE AND SET PIECES – with Jones Welsh, 4-day Workshop, Intermediate Skill Level
(4-Day Workshop $75 if deposit made by Dec. 31 Happy New Year, DROP-INS $25)
______$20 iDfest Sunday Performance/Demonstration

CONTACT: Jones Welsh, 818-618-4772, , http://www.idfest.org
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13 JAN 2012
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30 Mar 2012
Hasenheide 54, Berlin, Berlin 10965, Germany

Start 13.1.2011 Friday 18h30- 20 Uhr Phynix tanzt

This class is for people, who want to deepen their knowledge in Contact Improvisation and who have an interest to explore their dance abilities and their own dance.

I like to work with bodywork and movement explorations of our human anatomy. A body offers an interesting field of research. We don´t just find interesting impulses for our dance, but widen our dance technicals skills. I learned this approach from Body-Mind Centering, an experimentals method to bring body and mind into relationship and into dialog. I am interested in connecting this approach with Contact Skills and dancetechnique.

I invite you in this course to work on your dance expression, your dance abilities, your contact skills and group improvisation.

This course is before the Südstern Jam, so that you have the possibility to try out the experienced things and develop them further.

The class starts on the 13.1 until 30.3.2012 I would like to work with a fixed core, so that we can grow together, but also to be open to visitors.

Ort: PHYNIXtanzt Hasenhe ide 54 – 10967 Berlin | Südsternhöfe | 2-3 Hof – 3. Etage | U7 Südstern

Price:

course 12x = 110€

single class: 11 €

register till: 8.1.2012

CONTACT: HEike Kuhlmann, 017623499496, , http://www.heikekuhlmann.net
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21 JAN 2012
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22 Jan 2012
Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Málaga, C / Cerrojo nº 5, Málaga, Andalucía , Spain

We will spend some time arranging our bodies so that they are able to fold and meet the floor smoothly and efficiently. Then we will meet the human landscapes of others and investigate how we can have the support of the floor through each other acting as a moving floor. We will see how immediate we can be in giving support, absorbing each others weight and landing. Once we have landed, we are ready to fly. We will fly high and low, investigating the subtle shifts in the body that can become delicious moments of flight.

Ask for information about the price, discounts if you come from abroad, possibilities of staying for free or very cheap in the house of one of the participants from Málaga.

CONTACT: Virginia Maldonado, 610 622 485, , http://contactimpromalaga.blogspot.com
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27 Jan 2012
The WOW of CONTACT @ Breitenbush Hot Springs- Detroit, Oregon
Breitenbush Hot Springs, Detroit, OR USA

Immerse for 5 days in the art of co-creation, of being in Contact and Improvising. In contact we belong, with improvisation we are free!
http://www.breitenbush.com/events/jan22-27.html

Experience the inclusion and intimacy of exploring with a small group (max. 20) supported by the quiet heart of winter and healing waters. Transformation happens.

Content unfolds according to the expression and needs of those present. We are moved by what emerges from within and without when we focus our awareness, on and off the dance floor.

We gather for three practices each day. All sessions share the same format. There is an opening circle for intentions, followed by a period of investigation and a closing circle to share our experiences.

Morning-
AWE Awareness Witnessing Experience
Calling attention to the witness within. Experience is always occurring. How aware of it are we?
Noticing what we notice to become more aware of ourselves, being and responding.

Afternoon-
ARC Awareness Researching Co-creation
Exploring the art of relationship in the act of co-creation. What are we doing? What else is possible?
Using contact to improvise in behalf of mutual well-being.

Evening-
PIP Presence Investigating Performance
Being curious about the experience of seeing and being seen.
What/why/how/when/where…. do we perform? do we view performance?

This is a special time of support to be with self in the context of others. This work is based in Contact Improvisation, a form that radically calls each of us to own and care for our experience while aware of our connection to all that is. The C.I. paradigm offers well-being for all. We gather to explore this way of being.

All are welcome to participate. Experience in Contact Improvisation is not required, only a curiosity and willingness to explore the principles involved.

COST: Sun – Wed $90, Sun – Fri $120, plus lodging. For lodging options and costs go to-
http://www.breitenbush.com/reservations/info.html
You must call Breitenbush 503-854-3320 to register and early is good to save a spot and get the lodging you prefer.

CONTACT: Carolyn Stuart, 503-282-2938,
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23 JAN 2012
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3 Feb 2012
Awareness in Action
Buenos Aires , Argentina

Dance Improvisation can be seen as a constant play of inner and outer forces, with the body itself as the border between the two. Internal sensations, desires, ideas and images continually well up and demand expression. Externally we are confronted with an ever-changing perceptual landscape of relationships to space, location, others, and the ever-present consequences of our own movement choices.

Awareness is the key that unites the inner and outer worlds, that permits decision-making as well as conscious non-decision-making. Awareness training is fundamental for the improvisor to continue to expand her palette of possibilities for action in any given moment.

Inside/Outside

In this weekend workshop we will spend one day working in the familiar space of the studio and one day working outside.
Playing with the senses, getting to know the inner and outer landscapes, and making dances from that state.

This workshop is geared towards improvisors (dancers, clowns, musicians, actors, people inside bodies…!)

Saturday and Sunday, 28 & 29 January, 2 – 6 pm
$180 (Argentine pesos)
Limited spaces.
Studio located in the Belgrano/Nuñez neighborhood.
(easy to get to on the subway)

Awareness, Action, Performance

Opportunities to dance the senses, train the muscle of awareness, move and be moved, see and be seen.

Week 1
Investigation into the underpinnings of Tuning Scores, relaxing into Contemplative Dance Practice, sampling deep cuts from the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation, opening to the spacious Unknown.

Week 2
Continuing basic training from the first week, plus working with images, instigating disorientation, inviting in sound, loosening up the voice, and dancing other bodies…

Week 1: 23 – 27 January (Mon – Fri), 7pm – 10pm
Week 2: 30 January – 3 February (Mon – Fri), 7pm – 10pm
$225 per week, or $400 both weeks (Argentine pesos)
Limited spaces.
Studio located in the Belgrano/Nuñez neighborhood.
(easy to get to on the subway)

CONTACT: Bryce Kasson,
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11 FEB 2012
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12 Feb 2012
via Firenze 42/A ITALY, Pontedera , tuscany 56025 , Italy

ContacTango
with Leilani Weis

Tango and Contact Improvisation are two forms of improvisation that have many points in common, but also different points of views. The one supports the other in a creative and technical process.

Technically we will work on the musicality, the axes and the walking as fundamentals for recognizing the Tango. The structure of the body as support, the relationship with the gravity and the awareness of the own center and the others, opening the spherical possibilities of movement as fundamentals from Contact Improvisation.

The creative process will look for its source in the highly sensual and poetic images from Tango and the less commons, but not less poetical images from Contac.
Thru the lessening we will create this dialog fully of play, music and images.

Leilani Weis. Chile/Italy. Teaches Contact Improvisation and Tango and researches and creates movement performance pieces. She is devoloping and researching Contactango Technical fundaments. Weis organizes LunatiContact events and is co-founder and art director of Central de Movimiento Company. She has taught and performed in Latin America, USA and across Europe. She is engaged in an ongoing learning experience through the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation.

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ContacTango Workshop
con Leilani Weis

Il Tango e la Contact Improvisation sono due forme di improvvisazione che hanno tanti punti in comune, ma anche tante differenze; l’una può quindi nutrire l’altra in un processo tecnico e creativo.
Lavorando su entrambi costruiremo un linguaggio libero, chiaro e poetico nella sua espressione.

La parte tecnica lavorerà sulla musicalità e la camminata come parti fondamentali per riconoscere il Tango. La struttura come sostegno, la relazione con la gravità, tanto nella verticalità come fuori da questa, nell’inerzia, nella consapevoleza del propio centro e dell’altro, aprendo la possibilità sferica del movimento cosi fondamentale nella Contact.

La parte creativa si nutrirà delle immagini comuni risvegliate dal Tango e le comuni proposte dalla Contact Improvisation.
Particolarmente importante sarà l’ascolto, come parte fondamentale per un dialogo che in questa forma è insantaneo e fortemente poetico.

Leilani Weis(Cile/Italia)

Insegna, sperimenta e danza performance di Contact Improvisation e Tango. Si dedica allo sviluppo e alla ricerca dei fondamenti della tecnica ContacTango. Weis organizza gli eventi di LunatiContact ed è la co- fondatrice e direttrice artistica della compagnia Central de Movimiento. Ha insegnato e partecipato a progetti coreografici in America Latina, Usa e attraverso l’Europa. E’ tutt’oggi ancora impegnata nella crescente esperienza di apprendimento attraverso i fondamenti del Contact Improvisation.

CONTACT: Massimo Pierini, 0039 329 09 08 119, , http://www.spazionu.com
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12 FEB 2012
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17 Jun 2012
3rd Floor Dovercourt House , 805 Dovercourt St. (One block north of Bloor, West of Ossington), Toronto, Ontario , Canada

Contact Improv Dance Workshops:Sunday Workshops from 2-6pm

*Intermediate/Advanced
Feb 12, 2012 – Timing for flight
April 15, 2012 – Trios in Motion

All Levels
April 1, 2012 – Duets within Ensemble
June 10, 2012 – Momentum and Direction

We will research how directing our movement and thoughts can guide us towards greater ease and options in partnering. The Contact Improv skills taught in the workshops will include both softer rolling points and dynamic lifts. Exercises will guide you to access your core-support, spiral, and multi-dimensionality. We will learn to listen and respond in the moment to ourselves, partner/s and the space around us. The exercises taught are informed by the Alexander Technique principles of whole body integration and freeing patterns of tension to find more effortless and efficient partnering.

The workshops will be taught using a student-centered research approach, where you will have opportunities to direct the learning and sometimes will be called on to take roles of leadership and facilitation.
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Spontaneous Composition: Improv Ensemble Dance Workshops

Sunday Workshops from 2-6pm
April 1 – Duets within Ensemble
May 13 – Habits & Choices
June 17 – “Ready for anything, prepared for nothing” (F.M. Alexander)

We will draw from insights of the natural world to deepen our research in group improvisation. Drawing from nature we will uncover our instincts to respond to others, to our own emotions and body, and to the environment around us. Scores will be taught to develop awareness of the choices available to us on how, when, and in what way to respond with our whole self. How our choices affect others, ourselves and the environment will be explored. Be ready for anything!

We will create movement as a group in the moment, exploring physical, spatial, emotional, rhythmical, and vocal scores. Solos, duets, and trios will be framed within the ensemble. Movement exercises will be taught to engage your imagination and will draw upon your body and mind as inspiration to dance. The exercises will awaken your spatial perception while deepening your connection with yourself in relation to others.

The workshops will be taught using a student-centered research approach, where you will have opportunities to direct the learning and sometimes will be called on to take roles of leadership and facilitation.

The last half hour of each workshop will be open for the public to witness and view our process.

*Int/Adv: Intermediate to advanced level (min. one year of regular CI practice or equivalent).

No-drop ins. Pre-registration required.

Suzanne Liska is a dance artist and teacher and Co-Artistic Director of Flightworks with Diana Groenendijk. She is also the co-founder of the aLOFT Project, a Toronto Improv performance ensemble with guest dancers from Canada, USA, and Europe. As a company dancer for Kathleen Rea’s REAson d’etre Dance Productions, Suzanne danced in the three times Dora Award nominated “Long Live” and most recently in June 2011, for “Vivid 4”. Suzanne has danced in film for Karen Kaeja’s “Mika’s Alley” which screened at the American Dance Festival. She has also danced for choreographers Sue Lee and Pam Johnson and has performed at Dusk Dances, Dance Matters, Art Whispers, DARK, and Harbourfront Centre, as well as many other venues and festivals. Suzanne teaches professional dancers, actors, high school and elementary school students, and community dancers. Her teaching is informed by studies with Pam Johnson, Nina Martin, “Viewpoints” approaches, and the Alexander Technique. Suzanne is currently a faculty teacher at the Randolph Academy for Performing Arts.

$60/workshop for CI and/or Ensemble

Discounts before Feb. 5:
30% off 3 workshops
40% off 4 workshops or more
CADA/AEA/Stu: 5% additional discount

CONTACT: Suzanne Liska, 416 704-8096, , http://www.contactimprov.ca/on/toronto
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18 FEB 2012
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19 Feb 2012
7117 Maple Ave, The Dance Exchange, Takoma Park, MD 20912 USA

Andrew Harwood will conduct a full-weekend CI workshop in the Washington, DC area on the weekend of February 18 and 19, 2012. Join us for two full days of concentrated CI study with a master!

The workshop is designed for more advanced contact improvisers.

$100 to $150 sliding scale

CONTACT: Brian Buck, , http://myriadicity.net/events/andrew-harwood-feb-2012-ci-workshop
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26 Feb 2012
Casa de San Telmo, Bolivar 1128, Buenos Aires, Argentina

INTERNATIONAL CONTACT IMPROVISATION TEACHERS MEETING IN LATIN AMERICA, addressed to Contact Improvisation teachers and experienced practitioners committed in the practice of transmission.

CONTACT: team: Camillo, Eliana, Paula, , http://www.eimcila.blogspot.com
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25 FEB 2012
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26 Feb 2012
studio danza via jesi 65, ancona, marche 60126, Italy

The Axis Syllabus is a bridge discipline that amalgamates up-to-date, pertinent information from a host of sciences and proposes a teaching and studying methodology for the transmission of this information. Detailed anatomical and bio-mechanical information can serve to create a sophisticated and respectful link between our fantasy and the quantum reality experienced by our cells. However, because information transmission has high priority, the AS also draws from sciences such as sociology, psychology, and pedagogy, which together inform an effective and ethical mode for teaching and learning. The Axis Syllabus provides a technical framework for the artistic exploration and expression of feelings, including our senses and perceptions.

Contact Improvisation – Prediction and Response
Techniques for safe, enjoyable and creative partnering. Understanding what might happen through what happened, we might better be able to adapt and benefit from arising opportunities in an improvisation. In this class we will work on strategies and tactics that establish safe boundaries for self-expression in an improvised dance for two or more.

saturday 25th
h 14 – 17 AXIS SYLLABUS
h 18 – 20 CONTACT IMPROVVISATION

sunday 26th
h 10 – 13 AXIS SYLLABUS
h 14 – 16 CONTACT IMPROVVISATION

nearby STUDIODANZA Via Jesi 65 – ANCONA – italy

complete AS + contact 100 euro
Axis Syllabus only 70 euro
Contact only 50 euro
+ 10 euro card ARCI

10% discount for subscriptions received before january 28

CONTACT: stefania zepponi, secretariat: +39 335 7668702 mon 15 - 17 thu 10 - 12 / 15 - 17, , http://www.hexperimenta.org
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2 MAR 2012
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4 Mar 2012
St Michael's Parish Hall, St. Michael’s on the Mount CE VC Primary School, Park Lane , Bristol, Bristol BS2 8BE, United Kingdom

Times: Friday 2nd 7-10pm, Saturday 3rd 11am-5pm then 7-10pm, Sunday 4th 11am-6pm

Teachers: Janis Claxton (Sunday), Malaika Sarco-Thomas (Saturday), Jamus Wood (Friday night)

A weekend dedicated to contact improvisation. The afternoon and evenings will include a warm up into jamming. Live musicians will be playing at some of the jams.

Janis Claxton
No Mystery, Just Dancing – push pull pleasure and play

Janis’ class will be aimed at warming us up for a day of fun and juicy dancing. We will explore simple and clearly defined skills that bring us in and out of contact. Be prepared to sweat, explore and expand your dancing through grounded and practical skills that entice play, pleasure and the presence of being in contact with ourselves, others and the space.

Janis Claxton (UK/Aus) is a choreographer, teacher and performer based in Edinburgh. Artistic Director of the award winning company Janis Claxton Dance, she is an internationally renowned and prolific teacher with over 30 years of experience in professional, educational and community settings. As well as Contact Improvisation Janis’ influences include the Erick Hawkins Modern Dance Technique, Martial Arts and Alexander Technique. An avid movement researcher, she has practiced Contact Improvisation for over 20 years having studied, taught and performed the form in numerous settings and all of her teaching and choreographic works have been informed by this experience. Janis has choreographed for companies and independent dance artists in the UK and China where she has worked extensively on numerous projects including introducing Contact Improvisation to Chinese professional and community dancers. Janis Claxton Dance make work for theatre spaces as well as unique site-specific settings such as the Edinburgh Zoo which housed the Herald Angel Award winning Enclosure 44 – Humans a two week improvised performance. Janis is currently undertaking part-time studies towards a Masters in Philosophy (Choreography) at the Edinburgh University. www.janisclaxton.com

Malaika Sarco-Thomas
Up, Down, Up!

This class will focus on finding direction, weightlessness, power and a touch of cheekiness when improvising in contact. Using listening and good-natured resistance as well as principles from Ki Aikido practice we will play with the complementary forces of up and down to wrestle, bowl, and fly each other through the space. This is a class suitable to all levels of experience.
Malaika Sarco-Thomas is a performer, researcher and teacher of improvisation. Originally from the USA, her practice is informed by teachers such as Kirstie Simson, Charlie Morrissey, David Zambrano and an ongoing study of Ki Aikido. After training at PARTS in Brussels and recently completing her PhD thesis Dance Improvisation Performance as a Practice of Ecology she became Award Leader for Dance at University College Falmouth incorporating Dartington College of Arts. With Richard Sarco-Thomas she co-organizes weekly contact jams at Tremough Campus and the annual Contact Festival Dartington.

Weekend ticket price, £35-£45 (sliding scale according to income). Day ticket £25 (including one evening), Evening ticket £10. Preference will be given to those wishing to come to the whole event.

CONTACT: Saskia Chaplin, , http://contactdance.co.uk
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CONTACT IMPROVISATION in PERFORMANCE
Warsaw, Poland

ADRIAN RUSSI

CONTACT IMPROVISATION in PERFORMANCE
integrating movement technique, improvisation and skills for performance

9-11 of March 2012, Warsaw, Poland

Friday 6-9 pm workshop
Saturday 11am-2pm & 3.30-6.30 workshop, 7-10 pm jam with live music
Sunday 11am-2pm & 3.30-6.30 workshop, 8pm public performance and jam
On Saturday and Sunday during the breaks we plan common lunch, please bring some vegetarian/vegan food to share.

The price for the whole workshop is 55 Euro. Foreign participants are kindly asked to send an e-mail to Natalia bajkinatalki@gmail.com, so that we can arrange how to make the payment.

We will help travelers to find a place to stay overnight at homes of varsovian contacters.

Workshop is for people with some previous experience either in contact improvisation/ improvisation or in performance.

Workshop will be led in English.

In this workshop we will explore intensively how to transform our regular CI-practice towards a performative movement art – in order to create instant composition in all its diversity, complexity and freshness.

The following questions will lead us through the week: What are the tools to stay connected with my own dance while being deeply involved in the physicality of a CI-duet? // How to achieve presence and authenticity to feed my dance and how do I keep this sense in front of an audience? // How can I connect the inner and outer space – what in fact does this mean? // What are the inherent compositional aspects of CI? // How to integrate compositional principles with the freedom of improvisation?

The first class of the day will focus on movement skills in solo, duet and trio. We will look for ways how to deal with gravity in a clever way, how to move upside-down and to integrate flying and falling into our dance. The key ingredients will be a distinguished body awareness in order to move and to communicate with our partner precisely, the playful interaction of technique and improvisation and the conscious (and constant) use of timing and space – which in fact are also fundamentals for performing CI.

In the second class we will go beyond CI-technique and improvisation skills to see what changes fundamentally when one is exposed to an audience. It’s a lot about staying honest with yourself, dealing with the energy of the public and handling surprising moments in a creative way. Trusting your instincts and your intuition will be just as important as learning about compositional aspects and using CI-technique to give a clear base for performance.

For those who feel themselves ready, the workshop will end with a public studio performance to show our work to an audience and of course to bring our practice into reality. It’s good to know: finally performance can be trained only while performing.

Come prepared to both move a lot and dive deep down into a subtle work with your body and to get energized from being on stage!

Adrian Russi is a one of the leading CI-teacher in Switzerland and travelling all over Europe to teach and perform Contact and Free Improvisation. He is deeply involved in CI since 1992 and in the meantime he is dedicating the biggest part of his life to this wonderful dance form.
After his studies of New Dance at “bewegungs-art” in Freiburg/Germany he continued his education with many different teachers, among them Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark Smith who have started to develop CI in the early seventies with a group of other movers. Besides this his teaching is also influenced by his studies of different kinds of martial arts and Craniosacral Bodywork.
He offers his work as a free lancer to a wide range of people and also gets regularly invited to teach in schools. In his teaching he focuses on the technical aspects of CI (ease, precision and strength) as well as on matters of perception (body-sensation, connection of inner and outer space, of bottom and top, centre-periphery) and on a creativity coming from a distinct body-awareness. For him the pleasure to play, deep engagement in the dance, and respect for others are the basis for gaining the most possible in dancing CI.
As a performer he works with many different international artists and his performances are primarily based on Free Improvisation incorporating Contact Improvisation, dance, dance-theatre, voice and live music. In 2007 he initiated “Moving Men”, a men’s trio with Charlie Morrissey and Jacky Miredin touring with there performance-work all over Europe.
As an organizer of CI-events he is involved in many festivals, jams and teachers-meetings, among them the “Moscow Contact and Performance Festival” and the “International Berner Jam”.
For more information go to www.adrianrussi.com

55 Euro

CONTACT: Natalia Onisk, +48663480307,
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Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Málaga, C / Cerrojo nº 5, Málaga, Andalucía , Spain

Workshop with Danya Elraz
 This workshop touches upon a wide range of materials- from the technical to the emotional work of Contact Improvisation. Moving between dancing in solo and duet, we will experience various states of mind in the dance. When is our focus on ourselves? when is it on the other? What is a duet? Do we really dance together?
We will try and find our internal motivation for movement, our solo within a duet, our duet in a solo, sometimes using technique oriented exercises, and sometimes more theatrical emotional work. We will try to experience how the principles of CI can be used in solo dancing, and how our solo quality can smoothly change into a duet. Suitable for experienced dancers as well.

Ask for information about the price, discounts if you come from abroad, possibilities of staying at the place of one of the participants of Málaga….

CONTACT: Virginia Maldonado, 0034 610 622 485, , http://contactimpromalaga.blogspot.com
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Burlington City Hall, Church St. - Contois Auditorium, Burlington, VT 05401 USA

Weekend Contact Jam in Burlington Vermont

Friday: 7 – 11 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – Midnight
Sunday: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Housing by local dancers.

Food and Snacks Included.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

$65 for the Weekend – See website for details. ContactimprovVermont.blogspot.com

CONTACT: Michelle Lefkowitz, 802.864.7306, , http://ContactImprovVermont.blogspot.com
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Avenida General Ricardos 177, Madrid, Spain

with Joerg Hassman /Shahar Dor/Noam Carmeli
We will work together to weave a mix of technical classes, jams, discussions, improvisational scores and investigative practice to create a four day playful festival exploring contact improvisation from 3 different angles.Also advanced contacters will find deeper insights into the supposedly known. There will be different frames to dance with the whole group, including jams, practice and group scores. Live music.If you need some help to find accomodation during the Festival,please contact anacrob@hotmail.com.

REGISTRATION FEE: EURO 185
Bank transfer to:
IBAN ES60 2100 3450 2721 0010 8959

CONTACT: 00 34 91 532 27 01, , http://www.estudio3.org
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MovingEast, Wordsworth Road, Stoke Newington,, London, London N16 8DD, United Kingdom

Improvising Contact Improvisation
intensive workshop with Benno Voorham

1st – 5th April, 10.30 – 16.30

at MovingEast Centre for Dance, Martial Arts and Complementary Medicine
St Matthias Church Hall, Wordsworth Road, Stoke Newington,
London, N16 8DD

Contact Improvisation will be the common ground to continue and deepen our skills to come into a physical and kinaesthetic dialogue with others. By awakening our physical and sensory awareness we will bring mind and body into a state of readiness and receptiveness for dancing in a playful and spontaneous way. We will spend time in the mornings to work on various skills and explore the underlying principles of Contact Improvisation, playing with physical forces such as gravity, levity, momentum and inertia. In the afternoon we will work with different scores and structures for improvisation with a strong focus on developing a playful and subtle presence in our dancing.

“Being in the moment” will be our motto during this intensive workshop. We will play and create dances in which we use our imagination and creative potential. We will spend time to tune our bodies in movement, to develop a sense for ‘being in the moment’ from where we will dive into the realm of contact and improvisation.

booking and further info: robert@contactimprovisation.co.uk
+44 7814 790 757

In my work as a dance maker and improviser I am interested to explore the crossroads between dance, contact improvisation and theatre. Using the potential of the human body and contact improvisation to tell stories through movement in a non-literal way.
videolink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA0xj_ug4No

Benno Voorham is a performer, choreographer and teacher from Holland, living in Stockholm since 1995. Since his graduation in 1986 from the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam he has worked internationally as an independent dance-artist, directing his own work as well as collaborating with others in both set and improvised pieces. He was a member of the Greek dance-theatre company ‘Wrong Movement’ (1993-2007) and has worked as a dancer/actor at the City Theatre of Stockholm (2005–2007). He was a founding member of the international improvisation group ‘Alternating Currents’. In recent years he has choreographed several works for children and youth. In both his teaching and performance work, he is interested in exploring the creative, narrative potentials of the human body through movement. He has won a distinctive reputation for his original brand of teaching and performing.

Fully waged / Subsidised: £160
Part-time waged / Independent artist: £150
Unemployed / Full-time Student: £120

CONTACT: Robert Anderson, 00447814790757, , http://www.contactimprovisation.co.uk/
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Paraje cucuch c-8 03660 Novelda, Spain, Novelda (Alicante), Alicante 03660, Spain

With Patricia Gracia, Charlie Fouchier and Miguel Ángel Punzano Medall.
Novelda Contact International emerges from the will to create and share a space for creativity and the development of the senses, from the essence of contact and improvisation.

“This festival cherishes great hopes and a strong creative energy. To participate in the first Novelda Contact International involves being closely present in the first steps of a small big project”.

Come play with us!

VISIT US!!!!

FACEBOOK: NOVELDA CONTACT INTERNACIONAL
WEBSITE: http://www.wix.com/noveldacontact/internacional/Novelda%20Contact%20Spanish

Applications filled in and sent until the 15th March (this date included): 140 €
Applications filled in and sent between the 15th March and the 1st April (this date included): 160 €
Applications filled in and sent between the 1st April and the beginning of the Event: 180 €

CONTACT: Joan Sol Madrid Riola, 0034680354877, , http://www.wix.com/noveldacontact/internacional/novelda-contact-english
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The Universal Hall , Findhorn , Scotland IV36 OTZ, United Kingdom

Contact Improvisation Workshop
Benno Voorham
Friday 13th – Sunday 15th April
The Universal Hall, Findhorn, Moray, Scotland
This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience!

Benno is a highly distinctive and original teacher and performer with over 25 years of experience. A major force in the European Contact Improvisation scene, he has organised two major teaching conferences (ECITE) and introduced CI to several Eastern European countries. This is his first, long awaited visit to Findhorn.

During this workshop will spend time working on various skills and exploring the underlying principles of Contact Improvisation, playing with physical forces such as gravity, levity, momentum and inertia. We will work with different scores and structures for improvisation with a strong focus on developing a playful and subtle presence in our dancing.
Articulation and playfulness are two keywords for this workshop in which we will dance for and with each other. Dances in which we can expect to be in physical contact at any moment and at the same time keeping an awareness of ones own directions in improvising.
In my work as a dance maker and improviser I am interested to explore the crossroads between dance, contact improvisation and theatre. Using the potential of the human body and contact improvisation to tell stories through movement in a non-literal way.

http://www.bodysurfscotland.co.uk/benno-voorham-improvising-contact-improvisation/

Price £120/ £95
See website for Special Offers!

CONTACT: Liz Egan , , http://www.bodysurfscotland.co.uk/benno-voorham-improvising-contact-improvisation/
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Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Málaga, C / Cerrojo nº 5, Málaga, Andalucía , Spain

Light falls
As easily as the Light falls into your eyes,
Weight falls through you.
Weight is not a thing, it’s a force with the direction. 
We can guide that direction. 
We move inside of network of forces and direction. 
We are a force, direction to be determined. 
To follow or to lead? What do you follow? Where do you lead?
What if I just let things happen? 
To let is not to be mindless.
To let is not to be passive.
How can I let this moment happen as it is?

Contact improvisation.
If I would say that this is not a basic course, I would lie.
Everything is always basic. It’s the depth of sensation that takes you further.
If I would say this is a basic course, I would lie as well.
We are going to do some really simple contact improvisation.
Moving alone and together, concentrating how do I sense the the forces around me. And I’m talking about physics.

Ask for information about the price, discounts if you come from abroad or do more than one intensive, possibilities of staying at the place of one of the participants from Málaga….

CONTACT: Virginia Maldonado, 610 622 485 (0034), , http://contactimpromalaga.blogspot.com
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Moscow , Russian Federation

Dear CI-Dancers all over the world

we are very happy to announce the 7. edition of the

INTERNATIONAL CONTACT IMPROVISATION AND PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL IN MOSCOW

FROM 14.-21. JULY 2012

This festival is evolving every year, and this year the new thing will be 2 ongoing facilitated labs in the afternoons. And as every year we will have intensives in the mornings and great focused jams and performances in the evenings.

There are pre- and post-events – all in all you can dance in and near Moscow from 7.-29. July!

Hope to see you there – it’s so fabulous to dance in Russia!

for the team: Adrian Russi

CONTACT: Adrian Russi, +41796008780, , http://www.contactfestival.ru/main.aspx?lang=eng
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22 APR 2012
Bristol , United Kingdom

The number of participants is limited. If you wish to participate you need to register in advance by sending an E-mail to this address – saskia@contactdance.co.uk

This workshop will address the subject of breaking our own patterns and limits within the practice of Contact Improvisation. We will deal with one of the side effect of many beginners and advanced practitioners – staying confined within our mutual kineshpheric bubble.

Contact is the physical technique, Improvisation is the life behind this dance. Much of our emphasis in the jams, classes and workshops goes to improve our physical technique yet not much work explores the dance that can grow from our bubble and beyond it.

One glass ceiling that an advanced Contact Improviser may encounter is seeing the dance as only 2 people in a very confined space – the bubble. The side effect of this is that the world disappears and there is only the sensation and movement that is inside our mutual bubble, this nice and comfortable feeling holds us back from going into the next step – keeping the same feeling of our point of contact, using our strong technique, whilst improvising with everything else that is there in the moment.

In this workshop we will try to break our bubble – not to lose that feeling but rather to grow from it into a wider bigger world. To Improvise not only with our physical partner and input but also with space, composition, and other potential partners that are not yet in physical contact.

This workshop is meant for people who have experience in one of these fields – Contact Improvisation, Dance Improvisation and dance performers who wish to enlarge their vocabulary in dance and on stage.

The number of participants is limited. If you wish to participate you need to register in advance by sending an E-mail to this address – saskia@contactdance.co.uk

Tom Goldhand – I am a performance artist in the field of Dance & Contact Improvisation. I studied Dance and theater Improvisation in Israel at “Hakvuza beyafo” and “play school for Improvisation”. After finishing my studies I moved to Amsterdam where I had the privilege to work, learn and be inspired by great teachers of dance and contact Improvisation – Paulien de Groot, David Zambrano and Karl Frost amongst others.

In the last years I perform and give workshops on the technique of Improvisation in Dance and Contact. 2 years ago I chose Amsterdam as my base and co founded with 5 other performance artists the group – Mono Collective that performs free and anchored Improvisation pieces as well as choreographed pieces.

For me, Improvisation is a way of life and I try to take it out of the studio into everyday life. I believe that the core of man spirit comes from new experiences, and that it is much more important to be open and present, than to make plans and try to stick to them.

“You cannot teach an old dog new tricks, but you don’t have to be an old dog”

Price – £40 fully waged, £30 low waged/unwaged/independent artists

Sunday 22.4 – 10:30 -17:00
Place – The Wild Goose Space, 228 Mina Road, Bristol BS2 9YP

CONTACT: , http://contactdance.co.uk/
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near Rome, Italy

Bracciano (about one hour from Rome)ITALY

The workshop and the jam will take place at Borgo Paola, a beautiful country estate situated above Acqua Paola’s antique springs, inside a wood which extends for over 2000 hectars where one can take long walks to regenerate body and mind. We will dance in a beautiful circular room with large glass windows!

During the jam there will be lectures, guided wamups and live music!

RAY CHUNG is a performer, teacher, engineer, and artist who has a passion for dancing which he likes to share with other people. His main focus is improvisation and he has worked with Contact Improvisation since 1979 as part of improvisational performance practice and integrates other movement forms into his work, including martial arts, bodywork and Authentic Movement. Ray has worked with the leading proponents of Contact Improvisation and regularly collaborates with dancers, musicians, and other artists. His work has been featured at numerous national and international festivals and venues. Currently based in San Francisco & Sweden, Ray regularly teaches abroad.

The Art and Sport of Contact Improvisation

In CI, the movements and forms arise as a result of what happens in the present moment. Can they be truly spontaneous or are they patterns that repeat from past experiences? Are such movements artful or is it the form as a whole that has an aesthetic appeal? Simone Forti once used the term “art sport” to describe Contact Improvisation (CI). This apt description includes the physicality in the sport, and the creativity in the art. For me, the sport aspect has always been easier to come by. The “rules” of the game are clear¬ the laws of physics, how we communicate to establish trust and support, taking risks to stretch boundaries. The art has been more elusive, but less so when grounded in experience. Creating the bridge or connections between the “art” and the “sport” will be a primary theme of this workshop.

What is necessary to practice, safely, with ease, and connected to the players? We will conduct a survey of CI essentials, with a focus on efficient, effortless use of technical skills, to develop a facility for, and availability to, changing physical states and levels of touch and weight. Once essentials have been established, we expand our practice to include issues related to the art of CI ¬recognizing composition as it happens spontaneously, or intentionally. What makes a composition? Is it the way we perceive the action, or is it the intention of the player? Framing our intention, we practice embodying stillness in movement, and movement in stillness, as an aesthetically satisfying compositional activity. Furthering our practice, we will working with ways of moving “out of the box” of the duet form, expanding our range of choices of how to include more than one other dancer while moving seamlessly into, and out of, contact. We will practice strategies for improvising, or how we improvise the way we improvise, as well as ways of embodying our imagination in movement. How do we make choices that create more choices, rather than limit them?

ACCOMMODATION can be in rooms with a bathroom (double or triple) or in mini-flats during the workshop, and during the jam it will be possible to sleep in a common room using your own mattress and sleeping bag.

private room) :: 430 € (accommodation in the common room)

To enroll, send an email to info@romacontact.com

How to reach “Borgo Paola” : http://www.borgopaola.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=13&Itemid=20&lang=it

By train: from Roma Trastevere and Ostiense there are trains every 30 minutes, the closest station to the town is “Bracciano” from there we will organize lifts.
See the timetables here: www.trenitalia.com

This event has been organised by Vera De Propris, Glenda Giacco e Barbara Lucarini.

WWW.ROMACONTACT.COM
info@romacontact.com

COSTS (all inclusive):

Only workshop: 315€ (IF YOU SUBSCRIBE BEFORE 12th APRIL) ::: 350 € (AFTER 12th APRIL)

Only jam : 125 € (accommodation in the common room) :: 145 € (accommodation in a room)

Workshop + Jam :
IF YOU SUBSCRIBE BEFORE 12th APRIL: 415 € (accommodation in a private room) :: 395 € (accommodation in the common room)
AFTER 12th APRIL : 450 € (accommodation in a

CONTACT: glenda giacco, , http://www.romacontact.com
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Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Málaga, C/ Callejones nº 5, Málaga, Andalucía , Spain

Intensive of Contact Improvisation with Cristiane Boullosa.

85 €

CONTACT: Virginia Maldonado, 610 622 485, , http://Contactimpromalaga.blogspot.com
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111 East 100 North, Moab, UT USA

Moab Workshop: May 23-24, 2012 — with Karen Nelson
Moab Jam: May 24-28, 2012

Website: www.MoabJam.com

Registration opens Saturday, February 25, 2012

Karen Nelson Workshop description: Contact Improvisation is a moving, “meditation in action” form of dance. Movers focus on direct experience of the physical forces we relate to as humans on earth: gravity, momentum, kinesthesia, the stuff of physics. In this workshop we will review some essential images of Contact, such as the small dance of skeletal balance as introduced by Steve Paxton. We will practice various rolls and puzzles and embody these navigation tools to enhance our solo and partner dancing. We will study some practical safety movements to help our muscle memory kick-in when we need it— during complex partnering that occurs in a freely improvised contact duet.

Jam description: The Moab Jam features rich dancing, creative friends, beautiful surroundings, and opportunities to explore both on and off the dance floor. Being under the wide-open desert sky surrounded by colorful landscape fills one with the spirit to move and create. We invite you to come join us and experience the magic of dancing in the desert. We create a friendly and supportive environment where you can enjoy the Jam that you want — whether it’s dancing non-stop, spending time with new and old friends, or taking lots of time to nourish yourself with the solitude of nature. Jam hosts lend their inspiring presence to the jam, and part of their role is to circulate and “juice-up” the dancing spaces. They lead warm-ups, facilitate mixers, guide afternoon classes or labs, provide feedback/coaching, and offer one-to-one sessions.

$55-$65 for the workshop. $195-235 sliding scale for the jam.

CONTACT: Gretchen Spiro, , http://www.moabjam.com
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Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy

May 24th – 27th, 2012
One of the most beautiful summer resorts on the Adriatic Sea is waiting for you! Sea, sun, nature, poetry and a lot of dance are the ingredients that make up this fantastic Jam at its 8^ edition! Forget stress and traffic: here you will ride a bicycle or walk to get to the different sites!! Children are welcome!
Location: Lignano Sabbiadoro – www.lignano.it

Nearest areoport: Venezia Marco Polo or Treviso if you travel Ryanair. Nearest train station Latisana (on the Venice-Trieste line).

Fee till April 25th:
140 euro (120 from Friday the 25th) – Accommodations are in apartments near the park with a swimming pool!!
It is possible to come before or stay longer for 15 euro per night, but we need to know it as soon as possible in order to accommodate you. Children over 3 and under 10 pay only 50 euro! From 10 to 16 pay 80!
After April 25th, 30 euros will be added to the fee.

CONTACT: Debora Sbaiz, 0039 0431 422147, , http://www.deborasbaiz.it
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Canada

Submissions requested for The International Contact Dance Film Festival. The International Contact Dance Film Festival is produced by REAson d’etre dance productions. The festival’s mandate is to provide a venue for contact dance films (films highlighting momentum-based dance and/or partnering techniques include rolling point of contact, balancing over centre of gravity, sloughing, following momentum, lifting using momentum rather than muscle power, “listening” with one’s skin surface etc.). The Inaugural International Contact Dance Film Festival will premiere in the Spring of 2013 in Toronto.

FILM SUBMISSIONS
Submission deadline:
Must be post marked by August 31, 2012. Submissions in advance of the deadline are welcome.

SUBMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS: We are looking for dance films that focus on momentum-based dance and/or partnering techniques. Momentum-based dance and/or partnering techniques include rolling point of contact, balancing over centre of gravity, sloughing, following momentum, lifting using momentum rather than muscle power, “listening” with one’s skin surface etc. Momentum-based dance or partnering methods include Contact Improvisation and affiliated methods such as Axis Syllabus, Dance Parkour or the Kaeja Approach. Choreography in the dance film can be set (i.e pre-choreographed) or created in the moment (i.e. improvised choreography). Dance films can be in the genre of narrative, theme oriented, abstract or documentary and must be sixty minutes or less. There are no limitations on productions date. All rights to the films must be held by the person or organisation submitting.

Film submission details:
Download at www.reasondetre.com

Submissions cost $5 to $10 (Canadian currency) depending on the number of films submitted by a person or organisation. If the submission fee is not affordable for you please contact RDDP to make arrangements for a lower fee.

CONTACT: Kathleen Rea, , http://www.reasondetre.com
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New Crossways Community Trust , Level 1/6 Roxburgh Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

The second Thursday and last Friday of each month there is a CI class at Crossways Community Center in Mt Vic, the other Thursdays in the month there is a CI JAM.

Thursdays 5:15 to 7:15
Fridays 5:30 to 7:30

$5 for jams
koha for classes

CONTACT: tom truss, 021 517 4467, , http://www.facebook.com/ContactImprovisationWellington
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Arlequi retreat center, Banyoles , Spain

10-day intensive workshop (arr. June 8, dep. June 19)
with NANCY STARK SMITH

An introduction to the full spectrum of dance improvisation work that Nancy is currently exploring using contact improvisation as a base. This will encompass CI technique and practice, improvisation scores (including the Underscore), listening practice, compositional awareness, contemplative practice, jamming, and observing.

Through our dancing and watching, we will study physical and energetic changes of state, natural composition, presence, and relationship—in groups, solo, in and out of contact. Please come prepared for intensive practice (6 hours daily) and a little bit of fun!

CONTACT: , http://www.arlequi.de
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9 JUN 2012
18 Huia Road, Titirangi, Auckland, 0604, New Zealand

Contact improvisation is a hybrid art form that draws from Aikido and Tai Chi as well as an integration of many other mind-body movement practices.
Through the immediacy of sensation, touch, and the subjective experience of gravity, these workshops engage us with the physicality of weight, force and momentum.
Physical communication, listening, and a process of ‘letting go’ takes us into ‘the unknown’ of what emerges in the dance in the present moment.
We negotiate relationship with self and each other building a sense of tuning to space and group presence.
Let’s, together, enjoy the sensitivity, exhilaration and playfulness of the dynamics of the space-between that contact improvisation opens up to us.

Val Smith.
As a dance artist and movement educator I draw directly from contact improvisation as source, passion and teacher.
I have been teaching and researched this dance form since 1998 throughout NZ, Australia, and the US and continue to want to learn and develop my understanding of its’ possibilities.
Inspired by the intrinsic social politics of contact improvisation, I love how there is always more to know of how touch and connection with others in space opens understandings of self, relationship and humanity.
There is so much more to know!

I acknowledge the following people as significant influences in my contact improvisation practice: Alys Longley, Stu Phillips, Nita Little, Danny Lepkoff, Joey Lehrer, Neil Marcus and Steve Paxton. Also Body Mind Centering, the research of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, and other somatic practices heavily influence the material that I play with when teaching contact improvisation.

TBA

CONTACT: Soul Staff, 09 817 3051, , http://www.soulcentre.co.nz
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15 JUN 2012
5976 Cambie Street, Vancouver , BC V5Z 3A9, Canada

Performance Improvisation in Contact is a once a month series bringing a cast of new and rotating artists.

Where contact dancers, musicians, poets perform in a 40 minute performance that explores presence, time, space,revelation. Followed by a Contact Jam.

Dancers: Espirito Santo Mauricio, Anne Cooper, Shulamit kreaur, Adolpho Pati, Sahjari Hollands, musician John Deely

At: The Labyrinth, Saint Paul’s Anglican Curch
1135 Jervis st Vancouver BC

8 pm to 10 pm $10

CALL: 778 855 7337

$10

CONTACT: Espirito Santo Mauricio, 778 855 7337, , http://www.espiritosantodance.com
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15 JUN 2012
1135 Jervis, Vancouver , BC , Canada

Performance Improvisation in Contact is a once a month series bringing a cast of new and rotating improvisation contact dancers and sound artists.

Where contact dancers, musicians, poets perform in a 40 minute performance that explores presence, time, space,revelation.
Contact Jam to follow

Dancers: Espirito Santo Mauricio, Anne Cooper, Shulamit kreaur, Adolpho Pati, Sahjari Hollands, musician John Deely

At: The Labyrinth, Saint Paul’s Anglican Curch
1135 Jervis st Vancouver BC

8 pm to 10 pm

CALL: 778 855 7337

$10

CONTACT: Espirito Santo Mauricio, 778 855 7337, , http://www.espiritosantodance.com
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15 JUN 2012
1135 Jervis street, Vancouver , BC , Canada

Performance Improvisation in Contact is a once a month series bringing a cast of new and rotating improvisation contact dancers and sound artists.

Where contact dancers, musicians, poets perform in a 40 minute performance that explores presence, time, space,revelation, poetry.
Contact Jam to follow

Dancers: Espirito Santo Mauricio, Anne Cooper, Shulamit kreaur, Adolpho Pati, Sahjari Hollands, musician John Deely

At: The Labyrinth, Saint Paul’s Anglican Curch
1135 Jervis st Vancouver BC

8 pm to 10 pm

Please contact Espirito Santo if interested in performing as a contact dancer, musician, voice artist in the upcoming sept 21, october 19, november 16, 2012.

$10

CONTACT: Espirito Santo Mauricio, 778 855 7337, , http://www.espiritosantodance.com
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via Firenze 42, Pontedera, Tuscany , Italy

20TH JUNE:
20.30- WARM UP WITH K.J.HOLMES
21.30- JAM OF CONTACT IMPROVISATION

21ST JUNE:19.30- OPEN CLASS WITH K.J.HOLMES

PLEASE CONTACT US TO JOIN!

CONTACT: SPAZIO NU, 00393290908119, , http://www.spazionu.com
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Burdag Studio, www.burdagstudio.com, Poland

7-days research workshop for intermediate and advanced movers with Yaniv Mintzer in the Burdag Studio, surrounded by wild nature of the northern Poland

I am interested in a number of subjects for this week:
- dancing in easy-finding the natural comfort and strength of the relaxed body, alone and with partners,
- intuition, imagination, inspiration- working with associative and intuitive body systems, to invite new pathways for refreshing dances
- 360 degrees spherical space-upside-downs, flights and falls, backspace and traveling spirals, expanding and extending our dance
- the connection CI to material and ideas from the Ilan Lev Method ( a derivation of Feldenkraise work, www.ilanlev.org), hands-on material for the senses
- CI in the performative space- forms and structures which integrate material from CI into improvisation and vice versa

This is journey into known and unknown territories, come prepared for surprise, bring your laughter, imagination and curiosity!

price (accommodation and vegetarian food included) 250,- EUR/1000,-PLN
Early registration until 15th of May 225,-EUR
Registration is valid untli pre-payment of 100,-EUR before 15th of May

CONTACT: Olga Gawlik, +48 691 967 697, , http://www.ci-wroc.blogspot.com
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23 JUN 2012
GLOBAL , United Kingdom

Saturday, June 23, 2012
2:30–6:30 pm (UK time)
9:30-1:30 pm (EST)

www.globalunderscore.blogspot.com
Global Underscore coordinator: Jesse Johnson

Nancy and Mike in Chichester, UK
www.contactimprovisation.co.uk/nss—mv-visit-2012.html
UK/Chichester site coordinator: Lalitaraja, lalitaraja [at] oracledance.com

Planning has begun for this year’s Global Underscore practice…here’s an update!

Nancy Stark Smith and Mike Vargas will be hosting/facilitating one site of the 2012 Global Underscore as part of the Somatics and Technology Conference taking place at the University of Chichester, in Chichester, UK, on Saturday, June 23, 2:30–6:30 pm (UK time) and we are basing the timing of the rest of our global practices around this.

Underscore NYC will be practicing at Eden’s Expressway simultaneously from 9:30am-1:30pm EST. Mark your calendars, start reserving space, and let us know you’re thinking about it by emailing Jesse in NYC at underscorenyc@gmail.com.

The Underscore is a framework for practicing and researching dance improvisation that Nancy has been developing since 1990 based on her work with Contact Improvisation. It is a long jamming/CI/improvisation score that guides dancers through a series of “changing states”—from solo relaxation and sensitizing to gravity and support, through group circulation and interaction, to contact improvisation engagements, then opening out to full group improvisation, and back to rest and reflection.

For the past 11 years, a Global Underscore has been occurring near the summer solstice. Conceived and organized by French dancer Claire Filmon for 10 years, the Global Underscore Solstice is an annual event during which dancers at many sites around the world practice the Underscore simultaneously.

We hope you’ll join Nancy, Mike and the other Underscores happening around the globe on June 23!

CONTACT: Jesse Johnson, , http://www.globalunderscore.blogspot.com
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23 JUN 2012
University of Chichester, Chichester, West Sussex , United Kingdom

The Underscore is a framework for practicing and researching dance improvisation that Nancy has been developing since 1990 based on her work with Contact Improvisation. It is a long jamming/CI/improvisation score that guides dancers through a series of “changing states”—from solo relaxation and sensitizing to gravity and support, through group circulation and interaction, to contact improvisation engagements, then opening out to full group improvisation, and back to rest and reflection.

For the past 11 years, a Global Underscore has been occurring near the summer solstice. Conceived and organized by French dancer Claire Filmon for 10 years, the Global Underscore Solstice is an annual event during which dancers at many sites around the world practice the Underscore simultaneously.

Nancy will be hosting/facilitating one site of the 2012 Global Underscore as part of the Somatics and Technology Conference taking place at the University of Chichester, in Chichester, UK, on Saturday, June 23, 2:30–6:30 pm. All dancers with previous experience with Contact Improvisation and with the Underscore are welcome to apply/register to participate. It should be a very special Underscore!

Embedded in the Somatics and Technology Conference (http://somaticstechnologyconference2012.com/), the Chichester Global Underscore will take place in an unusual and fascinating context. Nancy will give an Underscore talk to the conference participants on Saturday morning to offer some preliminary background and outline the basic structure (Global Underscore dancers are welcome but not required to attend). Later that day, the Global Underscore practice will occur, with live music improvised/composed by Nancy’s longtime collaborator, musician Mike Vargas. The Chichester Underscore will be danced by improvisers from London and elsewhere who have had previous training in Contact Improvisation and the Underscore. There may also be a special technological component. The event will be open for observation by conference participants.

After a brief reception following the Underscore, Global Underscore dancers and observers are welcome come out together for an evening meal in a local restaurant.

We hope you’ll join us and the other Underscores happening around the globe on June 23!

To register for participation in the Global Underscore, send email with a brief description of your background with CI and the Underscore to Lalitaraja j.lalitaraja@roehampton.ac.uk.

Global Underscore fee: £15, (£10, for conference participants, limited places)

CONTACT: Lalitaraja Lalitaraja, , http://www.contactimprovisation.co.uk/global-underscore-2012.html
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Leviathan Studio, Lasqueti Island, British Columbia V0R 2J0, Canada

Come for 3days and nights of dance on Lasqueti Island. Stacey and Monica have been studying for years with Peter Bingham and will bring a wealth of knowledge to 2 classes daily, plus evening jams.

All meals included as well as camping and transportation on Lasqueti.

Go to website for more details

$200

CONTACT: mark young, , http://leviathan.lasqueti.ca
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The Sawtooth Building. 2525 8th St., Berkeley, CA 94710 USA

The Sawtooth Building, 2525 8th St. in Berkeley

June 30 – July 3

The West Coast Contact Improvisation Jam: a four day Contact Improvisation JAM the weekend before July 4, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival. That’s June 30 to July 3 at the Sawtooth Building in Berkeley, from 10am to Midnight each day, Saturday Jam until 2am! Join us for four full days of jamming and peer exchange.

This jam is for beginners and experts alike. Maybe you’re new to the form and would like an opportunity to be introduced to CI in an immersive setting, or perhaps you’ve been jamming forever. Come for a single jam, or dive in for the full four days of exploration with some of the most experienced practitioners of the form.

All proceeds from this year’s event will go towards producing a fully-fledged West Coast festival in 2013, with a full schedule of classes, labs and jams. This is an opportunity for the Bay Area Contact community to come together to share, learn, dance and be inspired.

Cost for the full jam is as little as $100 before June 1rst! For more information, aditional pricing and food options, please visit http://www.interkinected.org

Sliding scale pricing:

$100 – $300 Full Jam early registration (before June 1)
$120 – $320 Full Jam (after June 1)
$35 – $95 Single day

CONTACT: Rene Alvarez, 510-473-7026, , http://www.interkinected.org
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2525 8th St. , Berkeley, CA USA

The West Coast Contact Improvisation JAM
The Sawtooth Building, 2525 8th St. in Berkeley
June 30 – July 3
also
Fundamentals of Contact Improvisation Intensive on June 29th from 11am to 6pm

A four day Contact Improvisation JAM the weekend before July 4, celebrating the 25th anniversary of yearly Contact Improvisation events at this location. That’s June 30 to July 3 at the Sawtooth Building in Berkeley. Join us for four full days of jamming, peer exchange and facilitated scores and warm-ups.

This jam is for beginners and experts alike. Maybe you’re new to the form and would like an opportunity to be introduced to CI in an immersive setting, or you used to dance but have fallen out of practice. Perhaps you’ve been jamming forever. Come for a single jam, or dive in for the full four days.

All proceeds from this year’s event will go towards producing a fully-fledged festival in 2013, with a full schedule of classes, labs and jams. This is an opportunity for the Bay Area Contact community to come together to share, learn, dance and get inspired.
Cost for the full jam is only $100 before June 1st!

Got Questions?

email: contact@interkinected.org

510-473-7026, leave a message.

Register Here!

$100 before June 1st, $120 thereafter.

CONTACT: Stuart Phillips, 510-473-7026, , http://interkinected.org/wccij
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bechyne, CZECH REPUBLIC, Bechyne, Czech Republic

8 days of Contact-Impro, Co- Tango, Theatre & Co- Voice
with Javier Cura & Moss Beynon Juckes

Full details inc costs: www.mossbeynonjuckes.com/bechyne-summer-residency/

We will be holding our 4th summer residency program in the historical Franciscan Monastery, in the Bohemian region of the Czeck republic. This workshop is open to everyone. The Monastery is placed in the little village of Bechyne, over viewing the valley of the river Lužnice, surrounded by its terraced gardens and natural landscapes. This captivating environment ofers a special opportunity to focus on our creativeness and self awareness. We will approach Contact Improvisation, Contact Tango, Martial Arts and Voice work through games and physical plays to uncover our personal stories, performative themes and social dreams.

Your Hosts are:

www.javiercura.com
www.mossbeynonjuckes.com

The Monastery; some facts about the place:
The monastery is a gothic jewel reconstructed in the 15th century by the Franciscan order together with the church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. In this way, it is purposely combining masculine and feminine elements, ofering to its inhabitants a symbolic spatial completeness. In the centre of the building there is a courtyard; a symbolic womb from which all living beings and creatures are born. It is surrounded by a windowed corridor with a unique vaulting, which gives it a surprisingly acoustic resonance. This was the place where the monks used to walk, sing and meditate.

Payment before 4th of June: Kč 6070 / 240€

Sleva Kč -5566 /220€ Discount for Students, local people & former participants

Paying after 4th of June: Kč – 6580 / 260€

Sleva( Kč – 6070/ 240€) Discount for Students, local people & former participants

Payment infos:For people paying inside Czech Republic: Please wait for further info

Very important! Please write this message to the recipient: JCURA and Your Name

For people paying outside Czech Republic:

Account holder name: Javier Cura

IBAN :DE70 1002 0890 0601 8494 61

SWIFT (BIC):HYVEDEMM488

BANK: HypoVereinsbank Berlin, Germany

If you are paying from outside Germany make a EU-Standard-Transfer (which should have no cost). Very Important, add the reason of payment: BECHYNE and Your Name.

Contact & Info:

Prague: Krystyna Mogilnicka krystyna.mogilnicka@gmail.com, 0042 (0) 776384344

Berlin: Javier Cura javiercura@yahoo.com.ar, mob: 0049 (0) 163 638 3774 /

Moss Beynon Juckes mossbeynonjuckes@rocketmail.com, mob: 0049 (0) 15779399735

CONTACT: moss b beynon juckes, 004915779399735, , http://www.mossbeynonjuckes.com
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Istanbul , Turkey

WORKSHOPS

INSTANT COMPOSITIONMUSIC & DANCE
Julyen Hamilton & Barre Phillips
2 > 7 July – fee 320€

The workshop explores the practise of improvisation through both technical and compositional studies – the musician and the dancer sharing the same performing space.

Each participant will have the chance to research and develop their own personal strategies within the action of making artistic decisions in real time.

The course deals with how either dancer or musician uses their musicality in time and space within this improvisational arena, how they manage their own personal creativity in the context of other creators. LEARN MORE

DANCE IN URBAN SPACEISTANBUL
Yanaël Plumet
9 >14 July – fee 180€

This workshop proposes to a group of performers to experiment different approaches of some urban spaces of Istanbul, playing with the range of qualities that can emerge from mere pedestrian presence to overt performativity.

Shifting from the studio to public spaces, we will explore the filters through which the flow of external information penetrates our physiological system and stimulates our physical imagination to become presence and action.

An invitation to investigate the dynamics between body and environment by allowing architecture, rhythms, densities and specific atmospheres of the city to inform and influence our process of making dances in this urban context. LEARN MORE

FEE FOR BOTH WORKSHOPS 450 €

CONTACT: Yanaël Plumet, , http://www.transit-istanbul.org
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London , United Kingdom

long weekend workshop + Mike Vargas piano salon
with Nancy and Mike Vargas

Fri.–Sun., July 6–8, 2012
at Moving East, London, UK

Friday 10am – 5.30pm Friday 7.30pm Mike’s Salon at Lumen (optional but encouraged!) Saturday 10am – 5.30pm plus Underscore talk 6.30pm – 8pm Sunday Underscore and potluck discussion at Siobhan Davies Studio

(Underscore 3.00–7.00pm, potluck and discussion 7.30-9.30pm)

A weekend workshop with Nancy and Mike that addresses the practice of Contact Improvisation and group improvisation within the framework of the Underscore and live improvised music. Sessions will focus on each of these areas separately and in combination (Contact w/ and w/o music, an afternoon session with dance musicians, group improvisation scores and skills, and the Underscore).

The Underscore is a framework for practicing and researching dance improvisation that Nancy has been developing since the early 1990s based on her work with Contact Improvisation. The Underscore is a long jamming/CI/improvisation/composition score that guides dancers through a series of “changing states”—from solo relaxation and sensitizing to gravity and support, through group circulation and interaction, to contact improvisation engagements, then opening out to full group improvisation, and back to rest and reflection.

This weekend, we’ll study the interactions between improvising dancers and improvising musicians—in contact improvisations and larger group improvisations, including the Underscore. How can dancers and musicians support one another’s imagination and concentration? How much diversity, of intention and activity, can we all accommodate? How free are the dancers? How free are the musicians?

While combining and refining our practices of Contact Improvisation, the Underscore, and music, we will focus on detailed listening and watching, mixing many species of movement with many species of sound. Our goal is to develop a variety of conscious, deliberate relationships between what we hear, what we see, what we feel, and how we play.

Nancy’s longtime collaborator, composer/improviser Mike Vargas, will be co-teaching the workshop through his music and his point of view, informed by 30+ years of working with dance of all kinds, the last 12 years with Nancy, CI, and the Underscore.

Saturday afternoon’s session is open to musiciansinterested in working with improvising dancers.

Mike Vargas (www.mikevargas.net/) will lead a lunchtime discussion for musicians from 11.00am – 1.00pm. From 1.00 – 2.30 musicians will set up and warm up in the space and then will combine with the dancers and improvise together from 2.30 – 5.30pm. Numbers very limited. Apply by email to Robert with letter of interest stating your experience working with dance and improvisation.

Cost (for musicians): £10

Venues: Friday and Saturday: MovingEast, St Matthias Church Hall, Wordsworth Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 8DD www.movingeast.co.uk/
Friday evening: Lumen URC, 88 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9RS www.lumenurc.org.uk/
Sunday: Siobhan Davies Studio*, 85 St George’s Road, London, SE1 6ER www.siobhandavies.com/studios/index.html

£150 fully waged / subsidised
£140 part-time waged / independent artist
£120 unemployed / full-time student

CONTACT: Robert Anderson, , http://www.contactimprovisation.co.uk/london-weekend-workshop.html
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9 JUL 2012
Roehampton University, London, London SW15 5PU, United Kingdom

EXTENDED CI PRACTICE: dancetalkdancetalkdance (and bbq!)
Monday 9 July, 2 – 6pm (followed by a bbq/picnic)
At Roehampton University, London, SW15 5PU.
with Nancy and Mike (music)

An opportunity for advanced practitioners, teachers, and organizers of CI to have a focused session with Nancy and Mike (and each other!). In this simple format, we will alternate between 30 minutes of Contact Improvisation dancing (with and without music) and 30 minutes of talking about issues of strong interest now in our Contact work. Then again 30 minutes dancing, 30 minutes talking, etc. Sometimes we will specify structures and topics for the dancing and talking segments to help focus, deepen, and illuminate our experience and understanding.

For advanced practitioners and teachers of CI. Please send a letter of interest with your experience in CI and reasons for wanting to attend.

£20

CONTACT: Lalitara and Robert Anderson, , http://www.contactimprovisation.co.uk/extended-ci-practice-day.html
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Moscow , Russian Federation

A new gathering of wonderful dancers from East and West to celebrate and deepen CI. With pre- and post-workshops, great jam atmosphere, teaching and labing.
Come to Moscow and dance with us!

400.- Euro till 15. June
440.- Euro after 15. June

CONTACT: Adrian Russi, +41796008780, , http://www.contactfestival.ru
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Oddfellows Hall, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98115 USA

Orcas Island is a beautiful Island near Seattle, WA.

Join us for 4 days of focused dancing, lake swimming, camping under the stars, sauna, hot tub, garden.

Accommodations
Stunning Gorgerousness. We have 12 acres of meadow and forest, a huge dry sauna, hot and cold plunge pools, an outdoor shower, fire place and bbq fire pit, veggie-herb-flower gardens and orchard to play in. New loft cabin on land! Generously hosted by Catiya Gainor— this land is incredible. Please bring a tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad to camp in. Camping is limited to 30 people, so register early!

Meals
Saturday night we will have a big healthy communal feast. All other meals you will be responsible for.

The spaces
2 spaces this year!
Oddfellows hall: Beautiful space with smooth maple floors, huge windows, a large deck with sunset views overlooking the water and little Islands. Surrounded by Madrona trees & old growth Douglas fir.
Emmanuel Episcopal: Gorgeous space with huge picture windows looking out to the water, the islands. Tall hand crafted fir ceilings, Labyrinth overlooking the beach, grassy area to dance outside.

The Island
Swimming! Lush green wonderfulness. Hiking to crystal clear mountain lakes. Beaches. Yum

Dancing
dancing yes yes! much jamming. Focused 2 hour labs sessions offered by community. **Contact me with your lab offerings and ideas.

Earlybird discount $220-$260 (sliding scale) w/Deposit before May 1st.

$260-$290 after May 1st || single day $80

CONTACT: Michal Lahav, , http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Orcas-Island-Jam/200496676640132
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Leviathan Studio, Lasqueti Island, British Columbia , Canada

Come for 5days of 2 classes per day and 6nights of jamming with Eryn Dace Trudell and Yves Candau.

Go to website for more details including class description and bio’s.

All meals, tuition, camping and transportation on Lasqueti included.

Dormitory and tent rental also available.

Child-care provided ages 5-10, $100

$375

CONTACT: Mark Young, , http://leviathan.lasqueti.ca
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Bern, Bern 3013, Switzerland

A 5-day-workshop from, about and around the spine. To deepen the understanding and sensing of this central structure and to find new ways to move in solo and in duet. In a wonderful and even in summertime cool studio, pretty close to the river to have a swim after the class.

Euro 280.- with registration until 27. June, after that Euro 310.-

CONTACT: Adrian Russi, +41796008780, , http://www.adrianrussi.com
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Asheville Weekend Contact Jam
Asheville, NC USA

3 days of Contact Improv in the mountains of western North Carolina! This will be a good ol’ fashioned jam: a weekend of movement, exploration and play. No experience is required. There wont be any formal classes except for some basic warm ups and games. As always there are plenty of us to help with instruction. The weekend may also include fresh mountain streams, nature hikes, and a sauna. Bring a friend. Heck, bring two! The more the merrier. :)

$80 (includes 5 meals) OR $40 for half weekend and two meals.OR $20 a dance block.
Tent and floor space provided in warmly welcoming spaces.

CONTACT: Matthew McClure, 828.280.4328,
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Vieussan, Haut Languedoc , France

What make us move and sound?
Memory, images, the ever awake senses…
What is our source for creation?
Can we hear music in silence?
Could silence be our dance partner?

Dharma Nature organizes a retreat from 6 – 16 of august 2012 in which dancers and musicians have the possibility to explore the impact which silence and meditation can have on their art. And likewise, to discover how music and dance can benefit their meditation practice.

Experience
No experience is required, but there will not be music classes, so musicians should have their own practice. This isn’t the case for the dancers, as there will be improvisation, contact improvisation, butoh and other movement classes in nature and in the dance hall. People with a curiosity of movement and little dance experience are welcome too. No meditation experience is needed.

Program
Silent mornings, periods of meditation, teachings and group discussions on the theme ‘meditation and creativity’, dance classes drawing from different movement research techniques, guided vocal improvisation sessions and a lot of free time for your own practice, or to jam with others. Being with both musicians and dancers, some magic might happen on the playground!

Teachers
Denis Robberechts (www.dharmanature.org) will teach meditation
Kristien Sonnevijlle (http://sansville.wordpress.com/) will teach dance and vocal improvisation
Teachings will be in English, with French and Dutch translation available if necessary…

Place
Everything will take place at the dojo yourt ‘La source’ (see www.lempreintedutao.org for pictures), a wonderful space lost in the heart of nature in the South of France. We will sleep in tents, and the big and beautiful yurt will be our meditation, meeting and moving place. Meals will be vegetarian, organic and local as much as possible.

Note
We will not have electricity, so you can only come with acoustic instruments.

A warm welcome to join us in this exploration!

Price

330 € to cover the cost of camping, the workspace and delicious food as organic as possible…

Teachings and organization are on donation.

CONTACT: Denis Robberechts, (0033) (0)467 95 46 18, , http://www.dharmanature.org
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Lasqueti Island, B.C. , British Columbia V0R 2J0, Canada

Come for 6 nights camping and 5 day workshop with evening jams, classes conducted by Stu Phillips, Aug12-18. This is the second annual event with Stu and presumably we will be doing this for years to come.

Workshop tuition, gourmet meals, camping, wood-fired sauna and transportation on Lasqueti, $375 work-study and scholarship available.

”What It Is”, an Exploration of Intense Improvisational Contact Dance, Disintegrating the gap between where one really is and where one wants to be, closing that relationship completely, Tuning Our Minds to our Physical and Emotional Bodies Completely, to where they are in each moment, and physically expressing from there in relationship. This workshop enables dancers to be and learn from where they are, with full acceptance, allowance and manifestation.

2 Daily classes consist of methods of being, particularly with self, and extending those out when “interacting” with others, by deconstructing, undermining and bypassing easily our usual or known mental and physical patterns, and allowing our true/real raw emotional energy to transform our dance movement, as well as ourselves, through behaviorally articulating who we are in aligning with how we are, perfectly.

Stu Phillips is a Professional Contact Improvisational Dance Performer and Teacher of 25 years, teaching and performing throughout the U.S., Canada and New Zealand, also teaching and performing Improvisational Dance and Theater for 30 years throughout US. The focus is full expression, tuning to emotional and energetic reality constantly in personal flows, portraying that onto students with gentle psychic sensitivity.

$375 includes Gourmet meals, workshop, camping, sauna and transportation on Lasqueti

CONTACT: Mark Young, , http://leviathan.lasqueti.ca
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Leviathan Studio, Lasqueti Island, British Columbia , Canada

“What It Is”, an Exploration of Intense Improvisational Contact Dance, Disintegrating the gap between where one really is and where one wants to be, closing that relationship completely, Tuning Our Minds to our Physical and Emotional Bodies Completely, to where they are in each moment, and physically expressing from there in relationship. This workshop enables dancers to be and learn from where they are, with full acceptance, allowance and manifestation.

2 Daily Workshop Classes consist of methods of being, particularly with self, and extending those out when “interacting” with others, by deconstructing, undermining and bypassing easily our usual or known mental and physical patterns, and allowing our true/real raw emotional energy to transform our dance movement, as well as ourselves, through behaviorally articulating who we are in aligning with how we are, perfectly.

Stu Phillips is a Professional Contact Improvisational Dance Performer and Teacher of 25 years, teaching and performing throughout the U.S., Canada and New Zealand, also teaching and performing Improvisational Dance and Theater for 30 years throughout US. The focus is full expression, tuning to emotional and energetic reality constantly in personal flows, portraying that onto students with gentle psychic sensitivity.

8/12/12 – 8/18/12, Sunday – Saturday, arrive by dinner Sunday, ends following Saturday after breakfast.
Includes all meals, sauna, swimming, tent sites, Workshop Classes 11am – 1pm, 4pm – 6pm daily, M – F.
Leviathan Studio, Lasqueti Island, B.C., Canada, $375
Contact markyoung@lasqueti.ca to register or goto http://leviathan.lasqueti.ca
Flyer attached

$375

CONTACT: mark young, skype-markonlasqueti, , http://leviathan.lasqueti.ca
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La Pinalie (near Thiviers), Dordogne , France

CONTACT IMPROVISATION, ACROBATIC YOGA, THAI MASSAGE, SHIATSU, BUTOH, VOCAL IMPROVISATION AND MORE!!!

Let’s celebrate summer together with delicious workshops & jams and simply enjoying life in nature, with a forest, a spring and many beautiful sites surrounding us! And of course, full of surprises, just because we ♥ to improvise…

The days will be filled with several workshops, jams, morning & sometimes evening programs. Time to discover, learn and play with what you have discovered. Zomerzin will take place in beautiful natural surroundings, and there will be enough time to explore them. With space to find your own way of taking care of your body, to be ‘Lief for your Lijf’.

Teachers/facilitators
Roald Penning: acrobat/bodyworker/tantra man/acro yogi/dance lover
www.freeflowhealing.nl
Kristien Sonnevijlle: dancer/vocalist/bodyworker
http://sansville.wordpress.com/
Nick Wilsdon: shiatsu therapist/musician/philosopher

Place
In the lively landscape of the Dordogne we are very happy to stay at the small village ‘La pinalie’ where dance teacher Maite Volpato has created a beautiful dance studio with a smooth wooden floor. The space will be ours for the whole event, we camp or sleep inside of the building, there will be a campfire, very nice organic (as much as possible in this region) and vegetarian food and a lot of ♥!
www.createrre.nl

Beware: Lief voor je Lijf is playful & intense!

Cost
We work by the Asian tradition of donation for the teaching and organizing, enabling people to join us for our summer festival, regardless of their financial situation. Apart from the teaching & organization on donation, there is a fixed price for the accommodation & food that needs to be payed in advance.

290 for camping
315 for sleeping in a sleeping hall
335 for sleeping in a De Waard tent
340 for sleeping in a double room
360 for sleeping in a single room

!!!price includes all meals, coffee tea, teachers travel costs & material for 6 days of Zomerzin. Teaching & organizing NOT included!!!

CONTACT: Kristien Sonnevijlle, , http://www.liefvoorjelijf.com
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Anatolia , Turkey

Shifting states of being and embracing the mystery of change,
an international improvisational dance & performance excursion:
Capadoccia Turkey
- With Lauren Tietz and assisted by Turkish organizer Mevlut ERK

Join us for a week of dance practice and performance in Middle Anatolia/Turkey. Sourcing the unique landscape of Capadoccia we will work inside and outdoors. Open spaces, underground cities, rivers, caves, a volcanic lake, Ihlara valley, Erciyes mountain and ancient mystical sites will be our inspiration for dance explorations and performance.
The Workshop: Shape Shifting
Tuning into our unique intelligence and thirst for movement we will practice sensing deeply into dance in order to tap personal choices that feel sustainable, authentic, peaceful, exciting, surprising. Drawing on principles arising from Contact Improvisation, martial arts, meditation, authentic movement practice, body work and compositional studies – we will practice and perform in different daily locations.
We will use CI, Qi Gong, partner body work, authentic movement and other modalities that lead us into dancing in our morning practice. Following a mid-day break we will come together again to delve more deeply into explorations of land-inspired dance, contact duets, group scores and witnessing. Our work will culminate in the form of performance at the end of the week.
With our eyes on shape shifting we will tune into the notion of adaptability – a keystone in improvisation and a state on which resiliency, transition and transcendence all hinge. When do shifts happen instantaneously? Glacially? Sequentially? Shifts are physical, physiological, neurochemical, emotional. To be in transit, to transition from one state to another – of course, we are never really in a static place of having arrived. No sooner than we think we have ‘arrived,’ we are again changing, adapting. Are we perhaps always in a state of arriving, of becoming? How can we embrace this state of becoming with safety, curiosity, excitement?
Seeing and being seen, we will practice engaging our playfulness within the dance, with rigor, open heartedness and love so that the act of performing may feel like a generous act, revealing the essential vulnerability and beauty of who we are.

COST & REGISTRATION
Before June 1st:
Workshop Cost: $500
$100 Deposit until June 1st (Pay remainder of cost upon arrival)
After June 1st:
Workshop cost: $575
$115 Deposit (Pay remainder upon arrival)

SEND DEPOSIT CHECK TO:
Lauren Tietz
2112 Willow St.
Austin, TX 78702
OR contact Mevlut (mevluterk@gmail.com)
For bank info to wire your deposit

LODGING
Lodging will be in a hostel which has cave rooms, good meals and perfect panaromic views. Meals are particular to the participant.
Double room 1 night – cost per person (including breakfast) : $40
Single room 1 night cost (including breakfast) : $60
Meals will cost around $15

CONTACT: Lauren Tietz, US 512-699-1086, , http://laurentietz.com (IN PROGRESS)
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25 AUG 2012
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1 Sep 2012
ARLEQUI, Banyoles, Catalunya , Spain

We invite you to develop and nourish your dance in a week long Intensive Workshop of Contact + Improvisation in the wonderful location of ARLEQUI, SP. A large farmhouse built in the 17 century situated between fields and forest.

ENTRSPACIOS
INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
CONTACT + IMPROVISATION

Eckhard Mueller (Germany/France) + Daniela Schwartz (Argentina/France)

This workshop of CONTACT + IMPROVISATION proposes a time of investigation and dance in the intimacy of a studio, as well as the exploration of the environment, outdoors. A proposal to deepen your experience of CI as you are confronted to the visual, sound, architectural and sensory impressions, to observe your ability to remain open for the richness of internal and external drives. The integration of both experiences will support you accessing a fully embodied dance.

All levels WS, address to: dancers, actors, artists, musicians, or any person with interest in the movement arts with some previous experience in dance, movement, martial arts, yoga, etc.

400€ before 25.07.12. after: 450€
(includes food and sleeping in the hayloft)

CONTACT: daniela schwartz, , http://www.arlequi.de
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Leviathan Studio, Lasqueti Island, British Columbia , Canada

Come for 5days and nights of 2 classes per day and jams in the evening at Leviathan Studio on Lasqueti Island.

All meals, camping and transportation on Lasqueti included.

Go to the website for more details.

$395

CONTACT: Mark Young, , http://leviathan.lasqueti.ca
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2 Sep 2012
Deventher, Netherlands , Netherlands

5 days festival full of workshops and jams with various teachers from the Dutch contact community and guests teachers. This festival is suitable for all levels, our intention is to bring advanced and beginners dancers from all over the Netherlands to share ideas and dance with each other and other contact dancers from abroad.

If you want to come and join?
Mail your name, address, phone number and the days you want to come to contactfestivalnl@gmail.com

After sending a request we will send you the registration form.

The entire festival – 250 / 220* euro
Friday to Sunday: 225 / 200* euro
Weekend: 180 / 160* euro
Early birds will get a discount from 10 euro (weekend) to 20 euro (the entire festival)

  • The Second price is for people with low income and people that comes from over 250 km.
  • Helpers can get discount – please contact the organisation.
  • When you cancel the festival up till a week before the festival we charge you 50 euro and transfer back the rest to you. After that date we don’t pay back at all.
CONTACT: +31 6 12917171 - (Hans van der vlis), , http://contactimprovisatie.nl/
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5 Sep 2012
Abadía O Pelouro Axeito, Pontevedra, Pontevedra , Spain

Instantaneous Movement Creation &
Performance Skills
Workshop with Shahar Dor and Guy Aloni

Improvising is giving a creative answer to an unknown,
sometimes unpredictable situation. We use our senses to
see, hear and feel the moment, and the knowledge of our
body and mind to response.
When we bring the improvisation as a movement art to the
stage, the key is to find this deep connection between our
inner-world and perception and between the audience,
using the flexible limit between ourselves and the
environment in order to project and transmit the essence
of what we are doing.
In this workshop we will explore the connection between
introjection, action and narrative.
Through practice of Contact Improvisation, principles of
Aikido and the tools of the performing artist we will aim to
enrich our personal vocabulary and resources for the
improvisation.

Price: 485 euros

  • Price include sleeping and meals from September 1st (morning) till
    September 6th (morning). We offer a reduced price without meals/sleeping
    for those who are interesetd.
CONTACT: Laura Lauder, + 34(0)629 645 302, , http://abadia.opelouro.org
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155 Brackett st, Portland, ME 04102 USA

This class features guided warm-ups, fundamental exercises and skills, improvisational scores and structures, solo/group/ensemble composition and time for open dancing/jamming. Contact improvisation will be a common element in our palette, but we will also weave many other threads into the fabric of our evenings as well. This is a mixed level class open to drop-ins, appropriate for experienced dancers, but also very beginner friendly, with plenty of grins and giggles!

$15 Drop-in, $12 per class for 4-8 wk multi-class packages, $140 for 14 all weeks *Alternative weekly/monthly payment arrangements may be possible with consent of the teacher.

CONTACT: Carl Rudman, 207.399.3707 , , http://bhaktiinmotion.com/
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Come join us for Malaysia’s second international contact improvisation festival. Study intensively with experienced teachers from around the region. There will also be jams, a performance matinee, and participants have the option to live on-site at the venue, which is the beautiful Rimbun Dahan, a residential arts complex situated not far from the city. For the most up-to-date information, kindly visit our website at www.contactimprovkl.com/festival.

List of teachers:
Mei Li (Taiwan)
Li Yong Wei (Singapore)
Jacob Lehrer (Australia)
Tsai Chia-Chun (Taiwan)
Yuenjie Maru (Hong Kong)

International participants:
Fee: USD350

Malaysian participants:
Fee: RM680

CONTACT: David Lim, http://www.contactimprovkl.com/festival
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Paris , France

Mind the Point is a week long research and exploration event focusing on the topics of
awareness and consciousness within the practice of Contact
Improvisation.

This study event focuses on how our practice of Contact Improvisation
shapes and changes the ways we perceive ourselves, others and the
world around. We are interested in naming, framing, and bringing
awareness to the values we gain when practicing this particular
movement form, but also strengthening the bridge between the practice
and everyday life.

We encourage exploration, engagement, sharing, discussion and learning together while discovering CI in its fuller understanding and
existence.

Please note that the experience is open for a limited group of
participants. Registration opens on August 13th!

For more information, please check http://mindthepoint.wordpress.com/

Price dependent on ticket type please check www.mindthepoing.wordpress.com for details

CONTACT: Daniel J. Hayes, , http://mindthepoint.wordpress.com/
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14 Oct 2012
Valencia, Valencia , Spain

“We will concentrate on serenity, listening deeply to the dance that emerges from our interior, from our peers, and between the both. We will explore, from this expressive flow of the body, technical aspects of CI, keeping sensibility, freedom and humour at all times”. Patricia Gracia, teacher and organizer in Contact·teu’s Festival.

Contact·teu is the I International Contact Festival in Valencia (Spain). With a consolidated team, and after our Festival in Novelda (April, 2012) we are we are proud to present the first big CI Festival in Valencia.
We will celebrate this dancing and sharing encounter meeting at the maritime neighbourhood of Cabanyal, a Protected Historic Site within Valencia city, declared Heritage of Cultural Interest n 1993. The event will be carried out very near to the sea, so that we can also can enjoy from nature movements in our improvisations.

MORE INFO: http://contactteuvlc.tk/
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/Contactteu
Mobile phone: +34 637735565

Play, enjoy and discover with us!!!!

- Inscriptions formalized up to the 23rd of September: 140€ (23rd September inclusive)
- Inscriptions formalized from the 24th of September to the 10th of October: 160€ (10th October inclusive)
- For those formalizing payment in group (10 people) up to the 23rd of September: 120€ per person(23rd September inclusive)
- For those formalizing payment in group (10 people) from the 24th of September to the 10th of October: 140€ per person.
- For the enjoyment and commodity of all the participants we will limit to 55 the number of inscriptions

CONTACT: Patricia Gracia, +34 637735565, , http://contactteuvlc.tk/
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14 Oct 2012
7117 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912 USA

Contact Improvisation will be the common ground to continue and deepen our skills to come into a physical and kinaesthetic dialogue with others. We will play with different scores for improvisation to challenge and sharpen our compositional and spatial awareness. Articulation and playfulness are two keywords for this workshop in which we will dance a lot for and with each other. Dances in which we can expect to be in physical contact at any moment and at the same time keeping an awareness of ones own direction in improvising. This workshop will provide a playground for those who are interested in exploring territories in which we use our creative potential in dances that are created in the here and now, the present moment of an improvisation.

$100 – $150

CONTACT: Brian Buck, 301-270-6700 Ext. 38, , https://www.regonline.com/bennovoorham
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11 Nov 2012
Dancing People Studio 310 Oak Street, Ashland, OR USA

Improvisational Contact Dance As High End Therapy, Workshop with Stuart Phillips, Saturday November 10th 1-4pm-Sunday November 11th 1-4pm —Dancing People Studio 310 Oak Street, Ashland Oregon

Contact Improvisation consists of two very essential words, the first has become perfected, the second fossilized. In our quest to study contact improvisation, we have become acrobatic with less emphasis on meaning, heart, and soul purpose, so in this exciting 2-day workshop, we study our way into perfect improvisational dance as an approach to interpersonal dynamics, perfected in the height of expression. We learn to become more comfortable with our own personal expressive tendencies in the moment, not as a pattern of nonsensical athletics, but rather as rooted expression of what’s really going on for us intrinsically inside our selves, in the very moment honing our outer expression of inner impulses bypassing mental patterning, into the wonderful world of truth, as it is known in the unknown, revealed and built upon moment to moment, with focus and acceptance. Our focus is complete depatterning with emphasis upon real self, moving from personal reality and not concepts, without interruption, with clean approach and aligned focus, true expression. This methodical approach consists of simple psychic group guidance, clean physical, mental or emotional foci unblocking patterned no nos into cleaner expression of focus, with solo time honing this true alignment with self, moving into being real in relationship with other and self, as duet, trio, quartet, quintet, etc., so personal truth becomes the only excitement, the method of approach to dance Improvisationally. It always works, eventually, and it will be impossible to disconnect from our true physical and emotional flows, with an observant and supportive mental approach enhancing visible-izing our truth to our selves, an enlivening personal experience, transforming into deeper pathways from self into manifested Dance.

Stuart Phillips has been teaching workshops, classes and series in Improvisational Contact Dance around the US, Canada and New Zealand for over 25 years, performing Improvisational Contact for same and teaching and performing Improvisational Dance and Theater for over 31 years throughout.

$80-$90 Make checks out to Stuart Phillips and mail to: 180 Lincoln Street • Ashland, OR 97520

CONTACT: dinah breakell, 541 621 7663, , http://Stuartlips on Youtube
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Moscow, Russia , Russian Federation

TECHNIQUE AT THE EDGE OF FANTASY – 2. edition
CI Project for ADVANCED level
Adrian Russi, Masha Grudskaya, Sasha Bezrodnova

Hey! We’re ready to continue our deepening into practice of CI. We invite those who are open to fall into the unknown, to give themselves totally to the dance, and to take all from the dance. We are gathering a group of investigators and creators, experienced and crazy, in a good way!

Some of the themes where we want to dive in:
- all kinds of landing, flying, falling – beyond gravity
- upside down positions, shifting the point of view
- release and alignement of support, connection with the Earth
- being connected with one’s personal dance, even in contact
- breath and perceptioon at celular level
- Body-Mind Centering and CI
- inner connectivity within the body
- space behind the back and the head
- deep listening and playfulness, steps to the unknown…

Euros 250.-/190.-

CONTACT: Adrian Russi, +41796008780, , http://www.adrianrussi.com
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Lucerne 6003, Switzerland

We invite filmmakers, choreographers, dance and video artists, producers, distributors and broadcasters to submit programmes produced since January 2008 (Category II) resp. January 2010 (Category I).

Prizes will be awarded in the following Competition Categories:
- Category I: Contemporary DanceArt-Films not longer than 15 minutes (only FIRST productions),
- Category II: Contemporary DanceArt-Films (over 15 minutes – max. 45 minutes), FIRST as well as FOLLOWING productions, but not older than 2008).

Closing date for inscription: 15th November 2012.

More about the festival and all about the competition on
www.tanzfilmfestival.ch

CONTACT: Helena Mettler, http://www.tanzfilmfestival.ch
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Bodysurf Scotland, 201 The Park, Findhorn, Forres, SCOTLAND IV36 3TB, United Kingdom

Bodysurf Scotland is proud to present Brand New 12/13, the 10th of its now legendary new year dance events. This year’s event focuses on the dance form Contact Improvisation and is hosted by CI dancers and teachers Karl Jay-Lewin, Robert Anderson and Jovair Longo. It takes the form of a Jam – an unstructured time for dancing together – and is open to both beginners and experienced dancers. There will be led warm ups and optional movement classes to join outside of the event – not to mention a Hogmany party, hot tub, new year’s day ‘polar bear swim’, walking on the beach and time for relaxing.

The venue for the Jam is the magnificent Universal Hall Arts Centre in the Findhorn EcoVillage Community, NE Scotland. The Hall houses two dance spaces, a café and hot tub.

Accommodation: Self catering B&B chalets from £27 per night. Low cost shared rooms in homes of local dancers may be available, as well as local B&Bs. Enquire for details.

For more details and timetable:
http://www.bodysurfscotland.co.uk/brand-new-1213/

£170 includes daily meal & extras.
Day Passes £35.
Optional arrival day dinner and activities from 28 Dec, 6pm.
Weekly tickets include daily meal and extras.

CONTACT: Bodysurf Scotland, +44(0)1309 691661, , http://www.bodysurfscotland.co.uk/brand-new-1213/
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29 DEC 2012
Boulder, CO USA

Please come celebrate the holidays with the Boulder Improvisation community at the 2012 Holiday CI Jam and Potluck Dinner

Saturday, December 29, 2012

  • 2-6pm: Contact Improvisation Jam at Kelly’s Barn (1360 Sumac Rd)
  • 6-10pm: Potluck Dinner at Nomad Community House (1460 Quince Ave)

- Facebook RSVP: on.fb.me/holiday-2012
- Web page: www.SharingWeight.com/jams/holiday-2012
- Map: g.co/maps/kawz7

Everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, is welcome attend. And, if you can’t make the jam, please join us in community for the potluck.

The potluck will be co-hosted by Scott Rodwin & Marsha Austin Rodwin.

The cost for the jam will be $10-20 (for four hours of dancing!). The potluck is free.

CONTACT: J. Akiyama, , http://www.sharingweight.com/jams/holiday-2012
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30 DEC 2012
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Bristol , United Kingdom

Bristol’s 3 day Contact Improvisation New Year’s Celebration Jam
~ book now for early bird price – ends 21st Dec ~

Dates: Sunday 30th December 2012 – Tuesday 1st January 2013
Times: 30th Dec: 11am-10pm | 31st Dec: 11-1am | 1st Jan: 11-6pm★
Venue: tbc

A celebratory event of contact improvisation to welcome in the New Year, co-created by the community who come, all welcome.

Event highlights to include:
♥ Lots of lush Jam-time
♥ Live music to titillate the senses
♥ Lead warm-ups to ease us in
♥ Silent spaces
♥ Children under 15 welcome for free★★
♥ New Years eve shared feast
♥ Space for attendees to create-your-own sessions
♥ Surprises…

To book: email ny2012-13@contactdance.co.uk or call Claire on 0777 373 8241

★ exact timings may change
★★ please let us know in advance if you plan to bring children, and/or need accommodation.

Price: £40 early bird (before 21st December) then £45 (concs) £50 (full price) for the full event. Day and session rates available, contact organisers. (Includes basic refreshments but not food and accommodation)

CONTACT: Claire Coveney, +44 777 373 8241, , http://www.contactdance.co.uk
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