Special Events — conferences, festivals, regional jams and workshops

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

28 AUG 2013
2 Sep 2013
Leviathan Studio, Lasqueti Island, British Columbia , Canada

Come to a forest retreat on a remote island in the north Pacific and commit to serious study of dance and play with 2 classes per day and evening jams. All meals, fabulous meals are included from Wednesday to Monday night. Play seriously and seriously play. The more we listen, the more we hear. The more we hear, the more we understand. The more we understand, the deeper the experience.


CONTACT: , http://leviathan.lasqueti.ca
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13 SEP 2013
15 Sep 2013
Málaga/Andalucía , Spain

This workshop offers a special focus on the force or gravity and interactions through touch. 

Using physical sensation together with anatomical information we explore the details of how gravity flows through the muscular, skeletal, organ, and nervous system structures inside of our body. We extend this work into the environment and experiment with a range of tone from subtle to forceful.

The visible boundaries of our body are transparent to the force of gravity. The forces that we feel within our body, (compression or stretch) do not know the difference between what is us and what is our environment. We move ourselves by extending our architecture into the environment. The environment answers. We move it and it moves us. Exercises are designed to help us embody this duality in our own solo dancing, in interactions with a partner, and in work with objects.

Daniel’s work presents a practical foundation for a way of dancing that is a research into how our body functions, how we physically relate to our environment, and how our imagination acts through our body to expresses our understanding and desire.

Exercise are drawn from his life time of experience with Contact Improvisation, Release Technique, and his own research in collaboration with others including: Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Simone Forti, Paul Langland, Sakaura Shimada and many others.


Daniel Lepkoff’s work looks at all of our movement as a finely tuned physical dialogue with the environment and explores the form and composition of these interactions as a language for making dances. He played a central role in the development of Release Technique with Mary Fulkerson and Contact Improvisation with Steve Paxton since the early ’70’s. As a performer and teacher he is known for composing dances that arises from the process of living movement, a vision of living in the body in a physical dialogue with the environment. He is one of the founders of Movement Research in NYC.

135 € before the 1st of September / 145 after the 1st of September

CONTACT: Virginia Maldonado, 0034 610 622 485, , http://contactimpromalaga.blogspot.com
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14 SEP 2013
1 Dec 2013
5976 Cambie Street, Vancouver , BC V5Z 3A9, Canada

Unity project aims at bringing people together through the art of contact dance. I will be in residence September 14 to 30, 2013 at Hurst Castle UK. Ozu Cultural centre, Italy October 22 to 30, 2013. Akropoditi dance centre in Greece November 4 to 18, 2013. Arterra in Portugal November 24 to December 1, 2013.
Join me at anytime as i will be creating, teaching and performing in each residence.

By donation.

CONTACT: Espirito Santo Mauricio, 778 855 7337, , http://www.espiritosantodance.com
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28 SEP 2013
9 Oct 2013
Heraklion, Crete , Greece

We invite you to our 3rd Contact Improvisation Festival in Crete, Greece that will take place in Heraklion from 28 of September to 4 of October. We are looking forward to welcoming you in our beautiful island and sharing with you our love and passion for dance, movement, art and Crete!

The teachers of our festival:

Aaron Brandes (contact improvisation)
Enikő Szilágyi (contact improvisation/contact for Every Body)
Anne Sorenson (contact improvisation)
Christina Klisiouni (contact improvisation)
Georgia Petrali (contact improvisation/parent & kid contact)
Konstantinos Michos (contact improvisation)
Ane Grimseth (shiatsu)

This year, the touring Crete – CI Crete Festival 2013 will follow, from 6 to 9 of October 2013. A tour with trecking, nature contact, relaxing, stretching, swimming, sauna and enjoying nature in beautiful Crete!


Full festival plus accomodation plus 3 meals per day for 350 euros!
Touring Crete plus accomodation plus 3 meals per day for 250 euros!

CONTACT: Georgia Petrali, +302810224321, , http://www.contactimprocrete.com
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