Special Events — conferences, festivals, regional jams and workshops

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

2 JAN 2014
8 Jan 2014
Moskow, Russian Federation

Leading and organizers – the team of the Moscow community contact : Julia Bodrov Oleg Frolov, Dmitry Usov , Tatiana Mikhailova , Maria Grudskaya , Catherine Velichko , alpha Rakhmanov Veleslavov Usov , Alexandra Bezrodnova .

As well as special guests :

Artem Markov ( Ufa)

Raquel Minako (Brazil )

Ron Oren (Israel )

The program of Contact Vacation :

intensity on contact improvisation ,
day classes ,
Authentic processes
laboratory in sound
free time of creation,
special children and child- parent program ,
bath and an ice rink , ski rental , winter forest and the friendly atmosphere of Christmas holidays
comfortable accommodation complex Aleksino – Istra,
delicious vegetarian food
jams every night
snow fun
as well as dance and magical event planning next year.
Before the New Year is nearly here !

We are waiting for you !

  • If you are interested to participate, but you’re new to CI and you have doubts – then feel free to drop them . Intensives on contact improvisation ( daily morning classes for several hours during the festival ) , under the strict supervision of experienced , attentive and incendiary lead – you will quickly learn to communicate and to improvise. And in the evening jams can transform a free-form a new experience in dance.

17,500 rubles. Prepay December 1.

By 1 December to pay the full cost of participation in the case of non-participation payment refunded minus 5000 p. (non-refundable deposit).

After December 1 -18 500 rubles.

If you are traveling with a small child, the other parent gets a discount of 50%.


up to 1 year – free of charge, from 1 to 3 years 1000 r., older than 3 12000 p.

CONTACT: http://www.contactimprovisation.ru/zima_contactfestival/index.html
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2 JAN 2014
5 Jan 2014
Vlierhof, Kleve , Germany

Take a deep breath in

Long breath out


Into something new, into a new beginning…

What better way than starting it with a warm heart and a velvet body?

Join this playful journey of dance, massage, singing and silence. Be part of an intimate group celebrating the start of a new year by connecting to our bodies – and through the body, to the soul. Of ourselves, of each other, of all.

!!!registration before 9 december = 50 euro discount!!!

Lief voor je Lijf is an initiative started in 2010 by massage therapist, acroyogi, improviser, percussionist Roald Penning and dancer, singer, improviser Kristien Sonnevijlle, who simply love sharing the many different delights they gather in walking their path… creating workshops and retreats which are a gift for the body and the creative soul.

The Treats

- Massage (thai yoga, intuitive touch)
- Dance (contact improvisation, butoh, dance improvisation & more)
- Singing (guided choir improvisations, mantra)
- Meditations (in many different ways)
- Breath awakening
- All kinds of surprises (which might include sauna sessions in winter times)

The Possible Side effects

- A deepened sense of connection with yourself and others
- A more open heart
- Deeper inner peace
- Inspiration for a new year
- Transformation through breathing
- A good stretch of your creative and expressive muscles for a greater life enjoyment
- A jump out of habitual patterns into the joy of living in the moment
- Creating an inspiring vision that will nourish you throughout 2014

The Practical

Where: De Vlierhof, www.vlierhof.org
When: 2 january at 2 pm until sunday 5th january at 2 pm
Registration: send an email to liefvoorjelijf@gmail.com
!Note: there are limited places at this retreat!

Looking forward to treat you!

Roald & Kristien

490 euro for dormitory (max. 10 people)
549 for double room
599 for single room
!!!registration before 9 december = 50 euro discount!!!

CONTACT: Kristien Sonnevijlle, +31 (0)6-28775775, , http://www.liefvoorjelijf.com
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5 JAN 2014
24 Jan 2014
Earthdance, 252 Prospect St, PLainfield, MA 01070 USA

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

The January 2014 OPEN training is a residential workshop specifically designed to develop our practice of contact improvisation and other related improvised dance work. The workshop will include physical training, improvisation and composition scores, listening practice, 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 will move toward greater clarity and inspiration in our dancing and watching.

Please come prepared physically and psychologically for intensive practice (and a bit of fun!).

$760–840 (sliding scale*) if application form & $160 deposit are received by October 15, 2013
Add $30 to above fees if application or deposit are received after October 15, 2013
HOUSING/FOOD/FACILITY Earthdance fee: $760
Earthdance fee is a separate payment from Tuition payment. Some Workstudy available. All participants must be residential; no commuting.

CONTACT: Patrick Crowley, 617-320-9792, , http://www.nancystarksmith.com
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6 JAN 2014
10 Jan 2014
Gibney Dance Center, 890 Broadway, 5th Floor (between 19th and 20th streets), New York, NY USA

This is a movement workshop that focuses on the development of our poetic sensibilities in conjunction with our capacities to attune to the nested ecological worlds we live in. My approach is based upon the interweaving of technical training with perceptual training and aesthetic research. I view composition and performance as ecologically rooted acts. Movement, culture, politics, stories, images and gestures are embedded in the relationships that are evolving all around us. Come ready to dance, perceive, perform and imagine.

$120 for 5-day workshop, class is 1:00-3:00 pm Monday-Friday.

CONTACT: Movement Research, (212) 598-0551, , http://www.movementresearch.org
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25 JAN 2014
26 Jan 2014
Dance Exchange , 7117 Maple Avenue , Takoma Park, MD 20912 USA

It is likely that we all have experienced moments dancing and in life when we feel powerful, free and confident—when we can adeptly navigate whatever is put in front of us with grace and joy. What creates this quality of delight and presence that makes us feel 100% ALIVE? In this workshop we will focus on 3 components that support dancing that is easeful, expressive, engaging and deeply satisfying.

12:00 – 6:00 Saturday
12:00 – 4:00 Sunday

$150 prior to January 15, 2014
$165 January 15, 2014 and after (including at the door)

CONTACT: Leslie Zucker, , http://www.lesliezucker.com/#!contact-improv-workshop/cqc7
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