Special Events — conferences, festivals, regional jams and workshops

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

25 AUG 2012
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.


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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29 AUG 2012
3 Sep 2012
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.


CONTACT: Mark Young, , http://leviathan.lasqueti.ca
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29 AUG 2012
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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1 SEP 2012
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

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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10 SEP 2012
17 Jun 2013
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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