Special Events — conferences, festivals, regional jams and workshops

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

4 JAN 2015
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23 Jan 2015
Earthdance, 252 Prospect Street, Plainfield, MA 01070 USA

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

The January 2015 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 depth in our dancing and watching.

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

Schedule:
Monday–Friday, 10 am to 5:30/6 pm
There will be some early morning, evening, and weekend activities.

Workshop involvement is full-time–with the exception of some weekend time–so please don’t expect to schedule other things during the workshop.

All participants must attend the workshop for the full 3 weeks and live at Earthdance (no commuting). This means you must arrive and depart within the established times (below); there are no exceptions.

By October 15, we have more applications than places, so please apply early!

There is the Tuition fee + Earthdance fee:

TUITION: $765–845 (sliding scale*) if application form & $160 deposit are received by October 15, 2014. Add $30 to above fees if application and deposit is received after October 15, 2014

HOUSING/FOOD/FACILITY Earthdance fee: $815

CONTACT: Patrick Crowley, 617-320-9792, , http://www.nancystarksmith.com/janauryworkshop2015
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10 JAN 2015
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11 Jan 2015
Fusion Physical Therapy & Pilates, 302 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501 USA

All levels workshop: beginners welcome

ROLLING ON A GRASSY HILL

In this workshop we will start with the fundamentals of Contact Improvisation: the contact point, weight sharing, pathways into the floor and into the air, and finding the root of levity. Special emphasis on releasing the neck and pelvis, and surprising ourselves in flight and extended follow-through. Saturday and Sunday January 10 and 11 From 1 to 5 PM each day Martin Keogh has taught and performed contact improvisation for over three decades. For his contribution to the development of the form he is a Fulbright Senior Specialist and listed in Who’s Who in the World. Martin spent time traveling to monasteries in Japan and Korea and was the director of the Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkeley before discovering the world of dance. He has co-facilitated teacher’s conferences on five continents and is the author of The Art of Waiting and As Much Time as it Takes, and the recently released: Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World.

The fee is on a sliding scale as follows:

Student Rate $95 – economically deprived students and the unemployed.

Regular Rate $135 – employed but economically challenged (teacher, librarian, lots of kids, etc.)

Professional Rate $185 – actually contributing to your retirement plan (support the arts!)

CONTACT: Rudra Anvari, 360-485-8035, , https://www.facebook.com/events/713012062140396/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
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17 JAN 2015
Introduction to Contact Improvisation
Blacksburg, VA 24060 USA

In this introductory workshop, Rachel and Barb will lead participants through some fundamental tools for practicing Contact Improvisation, including falling, rolling a point of contact, weight exchange, counter balance, and physical listening.

You need not have any experience with Contact or any other dance or movement form in order to attend this workshop.

To pre-register, or for more information, please email us at Bburg.Dance.Net@gmail.com.

Details:

Where:
In Balance Yoga – 401 S. Main Street Blacksburg, VA 24060

When:
Saturday, January 17, 2015 12:00-3:00 p.m.

$15-$20 suggested donation

CONTACT: Barbara Tait,
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17 JAN 2015
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18 Jan 2015
Asheville, NC USA

2 full days of teaching with Alicia Grayson in Asheville, NC. Alicia is wonderful!
Mixed levels workshop – all levels welcome.

Check the website for up-to-date info:
ashevillejam@gmail.com

CONTACT: Michael Hurd, , http://ashevillejam@gmail.com
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17 JAN 2015
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18 Jan 2015
Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe 76133, Germany

by LEA KIEFFER (France)

(A workshop for experienced dancers. Language is English)

Contact Improvisation from a Wild Perspective

Contact Improvisation is a wild land that requires openness and readiness for change at anytime. How do we wake up and make these resources available? Where do we dance from to be ready for anything? In every body there is a deep sensation-based knowledge that can be accessed and used ,a body intuition, a sharp sensibility. How do we nourish a solo in a shared dance and still have the communication in the Center of the dance? We will connect movement to touch from the start and bring it into manipulation. Using bodywork and manipulation we will train intention, separate it from ambition and support clear communication. This will also allow us to dance with abandon and trust the possibilities of the body. In this way we can safely stretch the boundaries of what we think possible. We will learn to embrace the complexity and the uniqueness of every moment and find tools to navigate through them. we will investigate a wide range of speeds, of body tones and layers of touch.We will challenge ourselves by working with those principles even while being observed bridging towards performance. We will deal with obsessions and commit to scores and also let the horse run free.

Lea Kieffer is a performer/ dance-maker whose work focuses on improvisation, the practice of wildness and contact improvisation. She has developed performances using contact in both set or improvised score. And combines a deep interest in physical challenges and somatic practices. She’s a nomad artist performing and teaching in Europe and overseas.

100 €

CONTACT: Tanz weiter! (Sarah Herr and Andreas Traupe), http://tanzweiter.blogsport.de
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4 FEB 2015
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8 Feb 2015
Buffalo, NY USA

Mission Improvable: Presence in Motion
Melt, flow, explore, suspend…
Join guest artist Neige Christenson and the Buffalo Contact Improv Community from Thursday, February 5th through Sunday, February 8th for a contact improvisation intensive at Wasteland Studios. From a solid grounding in CI fundamentals, through practicing authentic movement and experiencing the thrill of a good trio, these days will hold rich and delicious opportunities for all who come to explore! The workshop includes all meals, and several options for performance.

Out-of-town dancers can be hosted by in-town dancers. Attending one or two days of the workshop is an option. Work-study and scholarship options are also available.

Bonus jam! All workshop participants are welcome to an opening jam on Wednesday February 4th from 6-9.

Vivek Patel will be teaching on Friday morning!

cost for full jam is $300 which includes meals
$100 a day

We do have scholarship and work-study options.

CONTACT: Nancy Hughes, 716-517-0644, , http://buffaloci.weebly.com/mission-improvable-now-practices.html
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6 FEB 2015
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8 Feb 2015
Vilnius, Lithuania

“The simple pleasure of moving and living through one’s body is what I think matters most here. And the pleasure of dancing with someone in a spontaneous, unplanned way, free to create without disturbing one’s partner. It’s an extremely inspiring form of dance.” – Steve Paxton

Contact improvisation (CI) is one of the most welcoming and friendly dance forms. It’s open for people of all body types, ages, backgrounds and athletic ability.

In contact improvisation two moving bodies are following physical point of contact and they roll, fall, fly, support and give weight to each other. They are sharing the dance and playing with the physical laws as gravity, momentum, inertia, etc.

This workshop will help to release excess muscular tension, get in contact with our bodies and liberate the natural movement.

During the workshop we will work on:
- relaxing the body and releasing unneecesarry muscular tension;
- physical touch and point of contact,
- listening to the partner, following and leading,
- sharing the weight
- different ways to support/lift,
- soft landing, falling and rolling,
- moving efficiently in different levels,
- inner and shared balance.

Besides technical knowledge, while learning we will also focus on our personal curiosity, exploration and pleasure of dance. We will create an atmosphere for finding the trust in ourselves and our partners, spontaneity, support and presence.

Besides CI, we will deepen body-movement comprehension and relaxation through “bodywork”, as well as composition skills through impro and performance scores/structures.

Participation doesn’t need any special previous skills.
People with previous CI experience will also get a lot!

Julija Melnik, BA, MA – Tutor in Dance – is leading regular contact improvisation classes, jams and workshops in Lithuania. She has also taught outside of Lithuania (Ukraine, Latvia, Russia, France, Germany and USA ). Julija is actively participating in International CI festivals, teachers’ conferences and is also organizing CI events in Lithuania: annual CI and Performance Mini-festival since 2007, regional CI teachers’ conference in March ‘08, Vilnius CI and Performance Festival ‘09.
Julija has studied contact improvisation with CI pioneers – Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark Smith, and also with Nina Martin, Andrew Harwood, Angela Donii, Joerg Hassman, Charlie Morrissey, Adrian Russi and many others. She is also exploring other improvisational forms and performance, and has studied with Julyen Hamilton, Daniel Lepkoff, Nita Little, Alexander Girshon, Keith Hennessy, David Zombrano and others.
Julija is also practicing Argentinean tango, Gurdjieff movements, house dance, salsa, contemporary dance. Her movement research is informed as well by practices of meditation, bodywork, dance therapy and other movement techniques such as Feldenkrais, Lou Yong.
Julija is a student at Free University of Samadeva (France) and her studies include Family Constellations and Systemic Representations, Dervish Yoga (Samadeva Gestural Euphony), Hakim Massage and Training as an Euphonist Energetic Practitioner (Well-being coach).

Time: February 6 (Fri.) 19:00-22:00 (Introduction evening)
February 7 d. (Sat.) 11:00-14:00; 15:30-18:00 (1st day)
February 8 d. (Sun.) 11:00-14:00; 15:30-18:00 (2nd day), 19:00-21:00 – Jam

Venue: Workshop will take place in the central part of Vilnius. Details will be announced later for participants.

Lodging: We might help with finding some free or non-expensive accommodation.

Fee:
Introduction evening – 15 €
One day – 27 €
All workshop – just 55 €, with early registration and non-refundable deposit of 15 € paid till 25th of January, later – 65 €.

10% discount for students and couples.
All participants get a discount to CI workshop for the experienced on 6-8 of March.

Register here

CONTACT: Julija Melnik, +4915780269288, +370 613 57997, , http://contactimprov.blogas.lt/ki-pagrindu-seminaras-ci-fundamentals-workshop-4-1840.html
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6 FEB 2015
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12 Apr 2015
Vilnius, Lithuania

to try, start, remember, deepen, develop, transmit…

We devote the spring 2015 for the intensive study, practice and deepening in Contact Improvisation. One of the main goals of this course is to prepare the teachers of CI edition. Thus it’s especially oriented towards those who already have some experience in teaching CI, only starts or is willing to start teaching CI.

We invite you to participate in the whole course or separate parts-workshops! All workshops are open for participation, as for personal pleasure or development, as well as for wish to share and transmit this technique.

We will start with fundamentals in February and finish with wonderful CI exploration week in July!

The CI Study Course Programme

I – FEBRUARY 6-8
Principles of contact improvisation
(Great beginning!)

II – MARCH 6–8
“Art of staying connected: rolling, falling, flying”
(Stunning continuation of the beginning)

IIIAPRIL 9–12
The peculiarities of CI teaching process
(That inspiring process of sharing and transmission or the integration of the experience into actual field of work)

+ JULY (first part)
CI exploration week
(Never ending beginning or going into depth)

Investment:
I, II workshop- 55*/65 eur each
III workshop – 70*/80 eur

I+II workshop – 100**/120 eur
I or II + III workshop – 115**/135 eur
I+II+III workshop – 155**/185 eur

  • - The fee is valid if registered and non-refundable 15 eur deposit paid 2 weeks before the workshop.
    (I – January 25, II – February 22, III – February 29)
    • - The fee is valid if registered and non-refundable 30 eur deposit paid till Januaray 25.

10% for students, couples, ex-participants
20% discount for CI exploration week for the participants of the whole course (I+II+III)!

Registration

CONTACT: Julija Melnik, +4915780269288, +370 613 57997, , http://contactimprov.blogas.lt/
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7 FEB 2015
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14 Feb 2015
Cahuita, Costa Rica

Contact Improvisation Retreat in Costa Rica
❀ with Moti Zemelman ❀
February 7-14, 2015
Goddess Garden Nature Retreat, Cahuita, Costa Rica

  • Register before September 1st, 2014 and receive a $200 discount *
  • Register before December 1st. 2014 and receive a $100 discount *

Come to the magical rainforests and Caribbean coast of Costa Rica to play, improvise, and enhance your Contact skills. Your host and teacher, Moti Zemelman, brings 25 years of C.I. experience to share. We’ll improvise in the beautiful wood floor studios and do site specific dance explorations with the trees and on the beaches. Nightly jams will include live improvised music. During this week long intensive we will be exploring Contact as a way of connecting with self, nature, spirit, and community.

TO REGISTER GO TO WEBSITE: http://www.contactimprov.com/costarica.html

Pricing tiers:

✾ 6 person dorm: $975
✾ Triple: $1075
✾ Double: $1175
✾ Private Room: $1575
✾ Limited Camping sites available (must bring your own tent): $775
❤ Limited Work-Study Available – Inquire

Cost includes:

❉ 7 Nights accommodation
❉ Morning warm-ups
❉ Daily Contact classes and Jams
❉ 3 healthy meals per day
❉ Excursion to the Cahuita National Park
❉ Transportation to and from San Jose to Goddess Gardens

TO REGISTER GO TO WEBSITE: http://www.contactimprov.com/costarica.html

CONTACT: Moti Zemelman, 4134752651, , http://www.contactimprov.com/costarica.html
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6 MAR 2015
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8 Mar 2015
Vilnius, Lithuania

For those, who have CI experience and is willing to move on!

We will look for the ways to stay connected in the dance. Our main keys will be: witnessing, listening and following.

We will be finding and loosing the balance, leaning and falling into each other, following the gravity and momentum. We will also explore the structure of our bodies and practise giving and receiving the weight.

We will discover:
- moments, when body becomes light when giving weight;
- moments for easy to supporting (with least energy input);
- ongoing movement flow;
- ways to maintain continuous physical contact with partner;
- possibility to let ourselves into not knowing what is going to happen next;
- weird, unknown, unusual body positions;
- ways to enter and leave contact;
- something, what is not mentioned in this description…

There will be technical material, and we will also focus on our personal curiosity, exploration and pleasure of dance.

We will spiral, roll, fall and fly, melt, listen, share and enjoy!

Julija Melnik, BA, MA – Tutor in Dance – is leading regular contact improvisation classes, jams and workshops in Lithuania. She has also taught outside of Lithuania (Ukraine, Latvia, Russia, France, Germany and USA ). Julija is actively participating in International CI festivals, teachers’ conferences and is also organizing CI events in Lithuania: annual CI and Performance Mini-festival since 2007, regional CI teachers’ conference in March ‘08, Vilnius CI and Performance Festival ‘09.
Julija has studied contact improvisation with CI pioneers – Steve Paxton and Nancy Stark Smith, and also with Nina Martin, Andrew Harwood, Angela Donii, Joerg Hassman, Charlie Morrissey, Adrian Russi and many others. She is also exploring other improvisational forms and performance, and has studied with Julyen Hamilton, Daniel Lepkoff, Nita Little, Alexander Girshon, Keith Hennessy, David Zombrano and others.
Julija is also practicing Argentinean tango, Gurdjieff movements, house dance, salsa, contemporary dance. Her movement research is informed as well by practices of meditation, bodywork, dance therapy and other movement techniques such as Feldenkrais, Lou Yong.

Time:
March 6 (Fri.) 19:00-22:00
March 7 (Sat.) 11:00-14:00; 15:30-18:00
March 8 (Sun.) 11:00-14:00; 15:30-18:00; 18:30-21:00 – Jam

Venue: Workshop will take place in Vilnius. Details will be announced later for participants.

Lodging: We might help with finding some free or non-expensive accommodation.

Fee: With early registration and non-refundable deposit of 15 € paid:
till 22nd of February – 55 €, later – 65 €.
Cost of one class – 15 €, one day – 27 €.

10% discount for students, couples.
Discount for the participants of “CI fundamentals” workshop (Feb. 6-8)

Register here

CONTACT: Julija Melnik, +4915780269288, +370 613 57997, , http://contactimprov.blogas.lt/seminaras-tesiantiems-ir-pazengusiems-workshop-for-intermadv-2-1844.html
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16 MAR 2015
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22 Mar 2015
balneario municipal Bacalar, Quintana Roo , Mexico

Come to Bacalar and Flow with us for a 6-day Festival of Dance, Play, Music, Community, Collaboration and Exploration!
This event is an Evolution of Contact Improv Dance and Body Consciousness festivals.
At the core of our Festival is Creativity, Movement, Heath, Integration and Interconnection.
We developed this Festival with diversity in mind; there is sure to be something of interest to everyone
Come be introduced to or dive deeper into:
Contact Improvisation, moving with both land and lagoon
Yoga and Acro Yoga
Modern Dance
Butoh 
Ecstatic Dance
Vocal, Voice and Singing Explorations
Bodywork
Aquatic Partner-work 
Thai Massage
Discussions on: Nutrition, Meditation and Environmental Issues
or simply
Share Peace and Relaxation in the Beauty of Bacalar and Community

The Festival is open for you any day you wanna join. But it is cheaper to join all Festival and buy all at the beginning. Because we really would like to enjoy the whole Festival with you :)

Entrance a day 50Pesos pp. (to pay the place, Studios, equipment, toilets..)

camping per day is 50Pesos pp.

classes will be payed with Liquid Points

healthy and affordable meals can be bought in advance (bring your plates..)

WHAT ARE LIQUID POINTS?

To make a easy system and to invent a possibility of a discount, if you do a lot of classes, we invented the Liquid Points :)

the value of one Liquid Point is 50Pesos

a class of about 45min hour is 1 LP (Liquid Point), a class of about 90min hours is 2 LP

a intensive of 9 hours is 14 LP

one night program is 1 LP

We will sell bundles of Liquid Point, to motivate to take part on the whole Festival. For instance, buy 42 LP and pay 1800Pesos (instead of 2100 Pesos) → so in that case one pays 43Pesos per LP.

CONTACT: Gianni Lezzi, , http://www.Liquid-flow.org
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17 MAR 2015
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22 Mar 2015
Playground Sibulan, Coco Villa, Cangmating, Sibulan, Negros Oriental , Philippines

Contact Improvisation, the art of movement has been spreading since 70th all around the world but it has not come to the Philippines yet. Therefore, take this opportunity to experience the 1st Contact Improvisation festival in this beautifully magical land filled with wonderful smiley people and spectacular nature. The theme of the festival is ’’EXPANSION’’ as you will expand to all directions you possibly can at this time. Make sure you do not miss this opportunity. We are deeply looking forward to sharing dance and time together.

Early bird until 05/01/2015 without accommodation: USD 320

Early bird until 05/01/2015 with accommodation: USD 340

Regular price without accommodation: USD 360

Regular price with accommodation (dormitory style): USD 380

CONTACT: , https://contactimprothephilippines.wordpress.com/
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21 MAR 2015
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22 Mar 2015
Shared visions retreat center, 3717 Murphy School Rd, Durham, NC 27705 USA

Support : The Ground We Stand On – A workshop on the principles of Contact Improvisation.

Brad Stoller has been leading CI workshops and classes since 1983. He studied under the talented male dancers of “Mangrove” a SF based collective. He has taught in festivals in Europe and the U.S. as well as Africa and teaches CI at the University of Virginia and other colleges around VA. He is a regular host and teacher at the Moab Jam in Utah every spring. He has never wained in his awe of CI since being exposed to it over 35 years ago. He is a master teacher of the Alexander Technique, a black belt in Aikido. and a practitioner of “3 Principles” guiding people to their innate well-being and health.

$65 in advance, $85 at the door. Work study positions available.

CONTACT: John Bainbridge, 919-951-5187, , http://ci.baynbrigge.com
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3 APR 2015
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6 Apr 2015
18 Huia Road, Titirangi, Auckland, 0604, New Zealand

2 days of dance jams, classes, performances and workshops in contact Improvisation, chi kung and body therapies – yeehaa!!!!

Family friendly in a beautiful spot by the lake with delicious vegetarian fare and views a plenty.

Contact Improvisation: Through the immediacy of sensation, touch, and the subjective experience of gravity, Contact Improvisation engages with the physicality of listening, to oneself and other, using weight, momentum and flow. Physical communication, deep 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 ourselves and each other building a sense of tuning in to space and group presence.

From $390 – $599 camping to single chalet – you choose your styles

CONTACT: Wilhimeena Monroe, 09 817 3051, , http://www.soulcentre.co.nz
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8 APR 2015
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12 Apr 2015
Claymont Court Estate, Charles Town, WV 25414 USA

Four days of jamming, located on a beautiful rural estate in West Virginia:

Excellent cook, vegetarian meals, and a special mission: more CI! How do we ensure that dancing is available whenever people are ready to dance, that everyone has the opportunity? Come join us in this quest! (Our dedicated outreach mailing list is no longer being accepted by big ISPs, so we need your help spreading the word!)

$350 for the all four days, see jam pages for partial attendance.

CONTACT: Ken Manheimer, 2025256260, , http://eastcoastjam.com/events/spring-2015-jam
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24 APR 2015
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30 Apr 2015
Paris, Paris , France

This workshop presents practical tools for a way of dancing that is based on researching how our body functions, how we interact physically with the environment, and how our perceptions and imagination act through our body to expresses our understandings and desires.
The work can be applied to improvisation, performance, contact, and healing.
Jams every evening (during the week workshop).

Exercises are drawn from Contact Improvisation, Anatomical Releasing Technique, Feldenkrais, explorations in Contemporary Dance, the ongoing movement research of dancers Daniel Lepkoff and Sakura Shimada, and collaboration with artists Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Simone Forti, Paul Langland, Oleg Soulimenko, and others. This work is the base for Daniel and Sakura’s creative work and performing practice.

More info : http://www.daniellepkoff.com/Workshop/Daniel-and-Sakura-workshop-2014-10-20.php
and : https://www.facebook.com/events/801228549949029/?fref=ts

Dates and Fees :
Du 24 au 30 avril 2015 in La ferme (beautiful place one hour from Paris – Montigny Lencoup) from Friday night to thursday noon (6 days/six nights) Intensives + Jams : (vegetarian food and accomodation included)
340 €

the 02 and 03 of mai 2015 in Studio Keller (Paris 11e) :
full fee : 110 euros /reduced fee : 100 euros.
Registration and information : lepkoffaparis@gmail.com
Plus d’infos sur : http://www.daniellepkoff.com/Workshop/Daniel-and-Sakura-workshop-2014-10-20.php
L’atelier sera traduit en français.

If You do both workshops, then it’s 400 euros.

CONTACT: Marie Rousseaux, +33664934116, , https://www.facebook.com/events/801228549949029/?fref=ts
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11 MAY 2015
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18 Dec 2015
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX USA

Body Shift, Austin-based mixed-ability dance group, is excited to announce that we will be hosting world renowned dancer and choreographer, Alito Alessi, to present his teacher training certification program in Austin, TX. This is the first time in 10 years that the training will be offered in the US. In this four week program, Alessi will present an experiential training in the principals and philosophy of DanceAbility. The training will be conducted in two ten-day sessions – May 10-22 and December 7-18, 2015 – on the University of Texas at Austin campus. May 10th will be orientation so that classes can begin the morning of the 11th. We will meet Monday through Friday 10am-5pm with weekends free and occasional evening jams. Participants must attend both sessions. Please visit www.danceability.com/teacher.php for more specific details about the training. Go to www.bodyshift.org for registration and application form.

Total cost is $1800 with early bird discount of $100 if registered before February 28th

CONTACT: Celia Hughes, 1-866-489-8412, , http://www.bodyshift.org
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13 MAY 2015
Ontario , Canada

5:00 pm
Al Green Theatre, Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON

FILM SCREENING
Part of Contact Dance International Film Festival (CDIFF)

A rhizome is an underground plant whose stem grows horizontally, emitting roots and herbaceous shoots. Rhizomes have no centre and grow indefinitely. Older parts die and new shoots grow, allowing it to cover large areas. Inspired by rhizomes, this dance project is a site specific contact dance performance involving seventy dancers of all ages and abilities, and ten musicians. It takes place as the sun rises. Bodies intertwine, fall and rise, form nodes and pull apart. Locations are chosen for historical significance – often places where death and violence occurred. Rizoma is a regrowth, a healing, and a return to human connection. This a film of a version that was performed at Rovereto, the field of peace in remembrance of the fallen soldiers of every war. The backdrop of passing fog and clouds and the Bell of the Fallen (the largest working bell in the world) is visually stunning.

Free

CONTACT: Kathleen Rea, 416 545 1515, , http://www.reasondetre.com
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13 MAY 2015
805 Dovercourt House, Toronto, Ontario , Canada

9:00 pm
Dovercourt House
805 Dovercourt Rd Toronto, ON M6H 2X4

FILM SCREENING
Part of the Contact Dance International Film Festival (CDIFF)

Tickets:
http://cdiffandorcj.eventzilla.net

Description
The Rise of Breath is a program of 12 independent short dance films from 8 countries that will be screened at the Dovercourt House immediately following the long-running Wednesday Dance Jam. The Rise of Breath explores the bodies and breath in relationship with the world. From snow to sand to coble stones to subways seats and kitchen tables, human breath unfolds across the world.

Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adgvLpTQhlo

Films
…be like wind…dance everywhere…
Inna Pavlichuk(Lisa Via), Ukraine

Just Now: CI in everyday life – in rainy May
Tina Speth, Switzerland

Passage
Karen and Allen Kaeja, Canada

Rizoma Paris Excerpts
Sharon Fridman, Spain/Israel

Contact Improv from the Inside Out
Vivek Pate, Canada

Declan & Athos
Athos Garmano & Daclan JI, Spain

Persephone and Aurora’s Dream Excerpts
Malcolm Shute, USA

Tu Tness
Inna Pavlichuk (Lisa Via) & Alex Postnikov, Ukraine

Untitled,
Karen kaeja, Canada

Daily Contact
Miguez Rocio Marano, Germany

Dansen! CI in daily office life
Menno van der Woude, Netherlands

Caída Libre/Free Fall (Site-specific)
Sharon Fridman, Spain/ Israel

$16 advance up until 6pm day of. Tickets are $20 at-the-door

CONTACT: Kathleen Rea, 416 545 1515, , http://www.reasondetre.com
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13 MAY 2015
Ontario , Canada

2:00pm – 3:30pm
Dovercourt House (third Floor)
805 Dovercorut Road, Toronto, Ontario

WORKSHOP
Part of Contact Dance International Film Festival

All levels

After the workshop stay for an afternoon and evening of contact dance film

$15

CONTACT: Kathleen Rea, , http://www.reasondetre.com
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14 MAY 2015
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17 May 2015
Gymhall Weissenheim, Bern 3013, Switzerland

In this workshop Contact Improvisation will help us to learn how to take care of ourselves, to experience and clarify boundaries and to find freedom and competence to shape our dance according to our wishes – in order to commit deeply to the common flow and to profit fully from meeting the different dance partners.
While dancing we are constantly looking for the sensation of coherence in order to “feel good” in the common movement. But what does this mean for all of us individually and in every single moment? We have to find out! E.g. do I get enough weight or rather too little? Do I have the space that I need to feel safe or is there not enough proximity to feel nourished? What about the quality of touch and the movement dynamic? Is it worth to stay with the dance, is it interesting enough?
To take care of yourself means immediately to meet boundaries, limits and limitations – your own and your partner’s. It’s about going for the interplay between release and challenge as well as the need to deal constantly with your boundaries and your movement impulses, to communicate all this physically and to engage fully into the dance, the space and towards your partners – sometimes in an even daring way. All dancers doing this will help to clarify immediately what is okay for everybody and the freedom to move and skills for communication will increase tremendously.
Beside Contact Improvisation elements of New Dance will help us to change constellations smoothly and in a natural way (solo, duet, trio, group), to maintain creativity and the pleasure to move also without having physical contact and to enlarge the field of communication. Improvisation will go beyond the duet form and the dancers experience more overall connections and can play with them. Letting go of unnecessary reserve and the respect for boundaries, limits and limitations will enable us to dive deep into a universe of movement and encounter full of power, subtlety and pleasure and to experience new dimensions in our dance.
Open for participants with experience in CI or another improvisation form. The workshop will take place in a wonderful location with the option to move according to the weather some classes to the outside and to explore the theme in a natural surrounding (for those who like – there will be indoor classes at the same time).

€ 295.- / €265.- with early registration

CONTACT: Adrian Russi, +41796008780, http://www.adrianrussi.com
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Canada

Part 1 – Thursday, May, 14, 2:00pm- 5:00pm
Part 2 – Friday, May, 14, 2:00pm- 5:00pm

Dovercourt House (third Floor)
805 Dovercourt, Toronto, Ontario

CI WORKSHOP
Part of Contact Dance International Film Festival

Workshop Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDazNDK9Jxs

Register
http://cdiffandorcj.eventzilla.net

Description
Contact Improvisation workshop taught by Sharon Fridman a master in engaging communities in large contact dance experiences that connect soul and body and are accessible to all levels and abilities. All levels and abilities are welcome. Please note there are three flights of stairs up to the studio. If you need assistance making it up the stairs please contact kathleen.rea@reasondetre.com

Sharon Fridman was born in Israel, Hadera, in 1980. He began his career as a dancer in 1999 with the prestigious Ido Tadmor Dance Company of Tel Aviv, continuing with the first Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, then with the company Vértigo, and eventually taking part in several projects at the Suzanne Dellal Center, where he refined his interpretive training. He made his debut as a choreographer with Covered Red (2000) and Anna (2001), both signed for the Phrasal group. Between 2004 and 2008, he was an artistic director and choreographer of the Mayumaná Company. In 2006, he moved permanently to Spain where he founded the company, named after him, in the following year. In 2008, he participated in a project which was promoted by the Royal Opera House in London for supporting young choreographers, under the artistic direction of Wayne McGregor. From this moment he has begun his international career. In 2011, at the Burgos- New York Choreography Competition, he was awarded the first prize for Hasta Dónde?both by the judges and the audiences. The film version of Hasta Dónde? also won first place audience choice award at the 2013 CDIFF in Toronto.

$99 (Scholarships are available by request)
Also check our full festival passes

CONTACT: Kathleen Rea, 416 545 1515, , http://www.reasondetre.com
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14 MAY 2015
Canada

8:00 pm,
Al Green Theatre
Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON

Tickets
http://cdiffandorcj.eventzilla.net

Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cMzGaVZslw&list=PLX4uMZtRnusGJUzEzP0QOy_F78xFGsF_Y&index=3

DANCE PERFORMANCE and FILM SCREENING
Part of the Contact Dance International Film Festival (CDIFF)

PROGRAM
Live performance: Hasta Dónde?
Sharon Fridman and Arthur Bernard perform this exhilarating duet that stretches Contact Dance technique to an exquisite level of trust and combustible momentum. Hasta Dónde? has been performed in over thirty cities worldwide and won multiple awards, including the 2013 CDIFF Audience Choice.

Screening of Caída Libre (Free Fall)
Sharon Fridman’s most recent work explores survival,and extends the partnering technique involved in the creation of Hasta Dónde? to a large ensemble cast. The effect is breathtaking.

Screening Rizoma, The Documentary
A rhizome is an underground plant whose stem grows horizontally, emitting roots and herbaceous shoots. Rhizomes have no centre and grow indefinitely. Older parts die and new shoots grow, allowing it to cover large areas. Inspired by rhizomes, this dance project is a site specific contact dance performance involving seventy dancers of all ages and abilities, and ten musicians. It takes place as the sun rises. Bodies intertwine, fall and rise, form nodes and pull apart. Locations are chosen for historical significance – often places where death and violence occurred. Rizoma is a regrowth, a healing, and a return to human connection. This film is a documentary about a version of Rizoma performed at Les Invalides in Paris.

BIOGRAPHIES
Sharon Fridman was born in Israel, Hadera, in 1980. He began his career as a dancer in 1999 with the prestigious Ido Tadmor Dance Company of Tel Aviv, continuing with the first Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, then with the company Vértigo, and eventually taking part in several projects at the Suzanne Dellal Center, where he refined his interpretive training. He made his debut as a choreographer with Covered Red (2000) and Anna (2001), both signed for the Phrasal group. Between 2004 and 2008, he was an artistic director and choreographer of the Mayumaná Company. In 2006, he moved permanently to Spain where he founded the company, named after him, in the following year. In 2008, he participated in a project which was promoted by the Royal Opera House in London for supporting young choreographers, under the artistic direction of Wayne McGregor. From this moment he has begun his international career. In 2011, at the Burgos- New York Choreography Competition, he was awarded the first prize for HASTA DONDE both by the judges and the audiences. The film version of HASTA DONDE also won first place audience choice award at the 2013 CDIFF in Toronto.

Arthur Bernard started studying drama with Frederic Batiste on the outskirts of Paris. He kept on studying in the French capital city combining theatre with arts studies. In 2006 he obtained the General Graduate Diploma in Arts (DUG) from the University of Paris I. In 2007, he arrived to Madrid where he furthered and deepened into his theatre and corporal training at La Usina School. As an actor, he has been involved in several productions with Gabriel Molina. He has also taken part in short films, television and advertising. During the same year he started his training and collaboration as a dancer with Camille C. Hanson in Compañía Ladinamo Danza. Afterwards he worked for the dance company Teatro La Pharmaco, work of which the play El libro de los venenos, directed by Mariluz Arcas, was awarded with Málaga Crea 2009 and Injuve 2009 prizes. In fall 2009 he entered the Conservatory of Dance María de Ávila in Madrid and in the following Summer he took part in Dehecho Company’s El sueño del insomne. In September 2010 he was invited by Sharon Fridman, artistic director of Projects in Movement, to share a creative process that culminated in the performance for the first time of Al menos dos caras, extract of which ¿Hasta Dónde?was awarded with the first prize of Choreography Contest Burgos-New York. During 2010 he started researching with Candelaria Antelo and they created the play Discordio to win the first Choreography Contest of Vallecas. They were invited in June 2011 for a residence in The Choreography Centre of La Gomera, where they started a creative process giving as a result Te Odiero, a play that let them be awarded with the first prize in the VII International Dance and Arts Contest of Alcobendas and the Critics price and Audience award in the XXV Choreography Contest of Madrid.

$16 advance up until 6pm day of. Tickets are $20 at-the-door

CONTACT: Kathleen Rea, 416 545 1515, , http://www.reasondetre.com
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Ontario , Canada

Part 1 – Thursday, May, 14, 10:00am- 1:00pm
Part 2 – Friday, May, 14, 10:00am- 1:00pm

Dovercourt House (third Floor)
805 Dovercourt, Toronto, Ontario

HASTA DONDE WORKSHOP
Part of Contact Dance International Film Festival

Workshop Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5L4VSc6-1w

Register
http://cdiffandorcj.eventzilla.net

Description
Sharon Fridman and Arthur Bernard teach Hasta Dónde? an exhilarating duet that stretches Contact Dance technique to an exquisite level of trust and combustible momentum. Hasta Dónde? has been performed in over thirty cities worldwide and won multiple awards, including the 2013 CDIFF Audience Choice.

Level intermediate/advanced

Piece you will be learning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W04QX8z0jo

Biographies
Sharon Fridman was born in Israel, Hadera, in 1980. He began his career as a dancer in 1999 with the prestigious Ido Tadmor Dance Company of Tel Aviv, continuing with the first Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, then with the company Vértigo, and eventually taking part in several projects at the Suzanne Dellal Center, where he refined his interpretive training. He made his debut as a choreographer with Covered Red (2000) and Anna (2001), both signed for the Phrasal group. Between 2004 and 2008, he was an artistic director and choreographer of the Mayumaná Company. In 2006, he moved permanently to Spain where he founded the company, named after him, in the following year. In 2008, he participated in a project which was promoted by the Royal Opera House in London for supporting young choreographers, under the artistic direction of Wayne McGregor. From this moment he has begun his international career. In 2011, at the Burgos- New York Choreography Competition, he was awarded the first prize for Hasta Dónde?both by the judges and the audiences. The film version of Hasta Dónde? also won first place audience choice award at the 2013 CDIFF in Toronto.

Arthur Bernard started studying drama with Frederic Batiste on the outskirts of Paris. He kept on studying in the French capital city combining theatre with arts studies. In 2006 he obtained the General Graduate Diploma in Arts (DUG) from the University of Paris I. In 2007, he arrived to Madrid where he furthered and deepened into his theatre and corporal training at La Usina School. As an actor, he has been involved in several productions with Gabriel Molina. He has also taken part in short films, television and advertising. During the same year he started his training and collaboration as a dancer with Camille C. Hanson in Compañía Ladinamo Danza. Afterwards he worked for the dance company Teatro La Pharmaco, work of which the play El libro de los venenos, directed by Mariluz Arcas, was awarded with Málaga Crea 2009 and Injuve 2009 prizes. In fall 2009 he entered the Conservatory of Dance María de Ávila in Madrid and in the following Summer he took part in Dehecho Company’s El sueño del insomne. In September 2010 he was invited by Sharon Fridman, artistic director of Projects in Movement, to share a creative process that culminated in the performance for the first time of Al menos dos caras, extract of which ¿Hasta Dónde?was awarded with the first prize of Choreography Contest Burgos-New York. During 2010 he started researching with Candelaria Antelo and they created the play Discordio to win the first Choreography Contest of Vallecas. They were invited in June 2011 for a residence in The Choreography Centre of La Gomera, where they started a creative process giving as a result Te Odiero, a play that let them be awarded with the first prize in the VII International Dance and Arts Contest of Alcobendas and the Critics price and Audience award in the XXV Choreography Contest of Madrid.

$99 (scholarships available by request)
Also see full festival passes

CONTACT: Kathleen Rea, 416 545 1515, , http://www.reasondetre.com
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15 MAY 2015
Ontario , Canada

3:30 pm,
Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt, Toronto, Ontario

FILM SCREENING
Part of the Contact Dance International Film Festival

Length: 1.15 hours

Filmmakers: Mike Poltorak(UK), Sonja Bruhlmann (Switzerland) and Alyssa Lynes(USA)

Film description: Contact Improvisation first developed in the United States in the 1970s as a movement experiment that challenged dancers to respond instinctively to bodily collisions. Four decades later, the dance form continues to be investigated openly by people all over the world. This film follows the aspirations of five dancers as they navigate the joys and challenges of being with three hundred participants at the biggest Contact Improvisation festival in the world in the old German university town of Freiburg. Jashana, an American political activist and Raquel, a Brazilian volunteer at the festival, search for the political edge and community building potential of the form. Swedish biodynamic gardener, Johan and Israeli travelling teacher, Lior, share hopes for beautiful and challenging dances and new ways to teach the form. Camille from France had only recently discovered the form. He seeks the heart of Contact Improvision out of his comfort zone of salsa and sports in the pursuit of sensitivity and weight sharing. During a week where being part of a temporary community and the intimacy and physicality of the form can challenge even experienced dancers, will the Freiburg Festival deliver the inspiration and insights they seek?

Free

CONTACT: Kathleen Rea, 416 545 1515, , http://www.reasondetre.com
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15 MAY 2015
RELEASE OF FORCE Evening of short films (Part of CDIFF)
Ontario , Canada

Revue Cinema
400 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto, ON, M6R 2M9

FILM SCREENING
Part of Contact Dance international Film Festival

Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WQyi4Cgkv0&list=PLX4uMZtRnusGJUzEzP0QOy_F78xFGsF_Y

Tickets
http://cdiffandorcj.eventzilla.net

Description
Release of Force is a program of 9 independent short dance films from 7 countries that will be screened at the Revue Cinema in Toronto. The Revue Cinema is one of Toronto’s oldest standing movie theatres, located in the “hip” Roncesvalles neighbourhood. Release of Force explores the strong and innate urge to move both physically and emotionally. Have your breath taken away by electric choreography from spain, be humoured as you swing from side to side across Canada, witness the sweet start of the first contact dance and experience dancers supporting each other in Maiden, the central square in Keiv were violent riots and political upheaval recently occurred.

Films
Scuffle
Emma Rozanski​, Australia

City Music
Michael Demski, Canada

Motel Labyrinthos
Georgia Petrali, Greece

Cure for Fears
Mika Lior, Canada

Rolling Like an Orange in Little Sun
Jija Sohn, Netherlands

One Heart
Allen Kaeja & Douglas Rosenberg, Canada

Poured out
Inna Pavlichuk (Lisa Via, Ukraine

Caída Libre/Free Fall(Excerpts)
Sharon Fridman, Spain/Israel

Perpetual Motion
Ariel Brink, Canada

$16 advance up until 6pm day of. Tickets are $20 at-the-door

CONTACT: Kathleen Rea
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400 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON M4K 1A8, Canada

Three days of contact improvisation classes and jams over the Victoria Day long weekend.

Featuring teaching by Tara Brandel, co-founder of Ireland’s professional integrated dance company, Croi Glan, the theme is inclusive diversity where people of all physical abilities are welcome. Last year over 170 people of all shapes, colours and ages came from across Canada, the US and internationally to move and dance. Fully wheelchair accessible.

In the week leading up to the jam, Wednesday-Friday May 13-15, a separate event, the second Contact Dance International Film Festival is taking place. If you can’t come for the full CDIFF, consider attending the Friday night Gala screenings.

Register now for 3 days of jamming, including lunches and Sunday dinner. $90 thru March; $105 in April; $120 in May. Register early so we have time to try to find you a local host.

CONTACT: Vivek Patel, +1 772 444-2684, , http://contactimprov.ca/orcj
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The Art of Making Choices : Feldenkrais und Kontakt Improvisation
Gewerbehof Steinstrasse 23 , Karlsruhe, 76133, Germany

Workshop mit Thomas Kampe in Karlsruhe

23. und 24. 5. 2015

Gewerbehof Steinstrasse 23 76133 Karlsruhe

Balance, Bewegungsfluss, Aufmerksamkeit, Bezugnehmen Themen aus der Feldenkrais Methode
bieten den Ausgangspunkt für spielerischeBewegungsdialoge, spannende Tanz-Situationen
und detaillierte Partnerarbeit. In diesem Kontakt-Improvisation Workshop werden wir am drei-dimensionalen
Bewegungspotenzial des Beckens und der Rippen arbeiten, als Ankerpunkt für dynamisches und zentriertes Tanzen.
Die Feldenkrais Methode bietet spielerischeBewegungsexperimente an, die unsere eigene Bewusstheit, Phantasie,
und Empathie anregen und herausfordern.
Durch detaillierte Auseinandersetzung mit unserer Körper
und Raum-Wahrnehmung,
lernen wir neue Bewegungs-muster zu entdecken um kreative und dynamische Beziehungen mit der Welt zu formen.

Thomas Kampe (PhD) lebt und arbeitet seit 1986 als Dozent, Choreograf und Tänzer in London.
Er war Mit-Leiter des Chisenhale Dance Space in London und arbeitet als Dozent für Bewegungslehre
an der Bath Spa University in Grossbritannien.Tanzausbildung am Laban Centre in London.
Ausbildung zum Feldenkrais Pädagogen in Lewes(2003), Großbritannien.
2013 hat Thomas seine choreogaphische Doktorarbeit abgeschlossen (PhD), mit demTitel:
‘The Art of Making Choices: TheFeldenkrais Method as a ChoreographicResource.’

Samstag 10- 18.30 Sonntag 10- 17.00
Kosten pro Teilnehmer: 120,—
Kontakt und Anfragen:Stefan Doldt stefandoldt@gmx.de

Euro 120

CONTACT: Stefan Doldt,
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Christine Freitag, Hochtal 29, Ibach, D-78837, Germany

Contact Improvisation tanzen …. im schönen Naturpark Hochschwarzwald …. im lichtvollen Tanzraum …. im warmen Wasser

Herzliche Einladung zur:

Schwarzwald-Früh-Sommer-Jam in D-79837 Ibach / südlicher Hochschwarzwald (1.000 m Höhe)

29.-31. Mai 2015

Anmeldeschluss 22. Mai 2015.

Anmeldung und Info: www.schwarzwaldjam.wordpress.com

Telefon (Christine Freitag): 0049 – (0) 76 72 / 97 83

Frühbucherpreis von 70 € gilt bis zum 29. April 2015, danach 100 € Anmeldegebühr inklusive vegetarischer Biovollverpflegung im Öko-Holzhaus von Christine Freitag, Übernachtung im Schlafsaal, angeleiteten Warm-Up’s, Bodywork und Live-Impromusik.

20 € Aufzahlung für Water-Flow-Dance inklusive Einführung und Badeintritt ins Radon-Revitalbad (warmes Wasser) am Sonntag.

Gegen Aufpreis von 15 €/Nacht kann 1 Einzelzimmer, 1 Doppelzimmer und 1 Ferienwohnung gebucht werden. Bitte rechtzeitig anfragen.

CONTACT: Christine Freitag, 0049 – (0) 76 72 / 97 83, , http://www.schwarzwaldjam.wordpress.com
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29 MAY 2015
La Moinerie, Le Magnoray, Haute Saone , France

CONTACT IMPROVISATION RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP

DANIELA SCHWARTZECKHARD MÜLLER
29. – 31.05.15 @ La Moinerie, France.

La Moinerie is an old farm converted into a dance studio in the peaceful countryside of Haute Saone. A wonderful environment to meet and deepen into a dance practice.

OPENING GATES INTO THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF MOVEMENT

This workshop will focus on the permeability of the bodies in a physical dialogue.
The key for the work will lay on the action of taking time and giving attention to the receiving and the delivery of information to become conscious of the communication that is happening in each dance, in relationship to the environment, the group, a partner and yourself. Aiming to look for distinguishing the diffuse and the specific in the dialogue between noticing and praying attention, we will create a frame to bring to consciousness the choices we make and possibilities they determine.
We will provoke a deep state of listening; questioning the communication in the dance and focusing the attentional mode on the multiplicity we are in action.

Ws dates: 29. – 31. 05.15

Arrival: from 17h on Friday 29th may

Departure: at 17h on Sunday 31st may

Sleeping on a bed in a yurt and all meals (bio vegetarian) are included in the workshop fee. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag.

mobil: ++ 49 1637174939
Info about the place: http://lamoinerie.blogspot.fr/ (in French)

BIOS
Eckhard Müller (Germany/France) and Daniela Schwartz (Argentina/France)
For the recent past 10 years we have been traveling and collaborating all over Europe and the Americas, sharing our vision and practice of CI, offering CI workshops and developing projects based on CI and Improvisation. Invited to teach in the frame of Universities, Dance Programs of Theaters and Studios and Dance Festivals. By collaborating, our interests influence each other, creating diverse and surprising pathways. We share the passion for improvisation, the present moment and how bodies communicate through movement and touch.
Daniela’s interest in the details and the capacity of attention and Eckhard’s fascination with the limits of physicality plunge them together into the research of perception and sensation to rediscover an open movement dialogue through the body. Both are co-organizers of the contactfestival in Freiburg, Germany, www.contactfestival.de and members of Co. Dégadézo, Strasbourg, France, www.degadezo.com.

Ws fee: 190 euros before 29.04.15, after 230 euros.

CONTACT: daniela schwartz, , http://dani-ecki.com
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Contact Improvisación en Rosario. Clases con Autarco.
Crespo 1580, Rosario, Santa Fe 2000, Argentina

Weekly Contact Improvisation clases.

300 pesos monthly.

CONTACT: autarco arfini,
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THE EGG Seminar House, Avlaki/Kalamourida, Ikaria, Ikaria Island , Greece

CONTACT IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP
WITH GEORGIA PETRALI

June 15th – 22nd 2015
THE EGG Seminar House – Ikaria Island Greece
No experience needed. All levels welcome!

Geo Move
The human body is a ‘living building’ that is in direct contact with its natural environment, both internally and externally. The ‘active’ human being’s relationship with the city and society that one lives and works in can become a source of inspiration, reference and research, an emotional and socio-political statement and soul-searching talk of body and mind. Movement expression, improvisation and contact with ‘gaia’ (terra, earth, γη in modern Greek); are basic principles of exploration, bringing our body to the necessary state of awareness in order to move with clarity, flux and sensation. The circular, incessant routes will motivate our internal pulses and the exploration of our ‘personal movement’ through our senses and sensibilities will lead us to an internal-external energetic turbine. The moods created through our kinetic travels and the relations evolving as the bodies move and co-exist around us, are the main elements and stimulus for self-observation of our psychological state.
We will attempt to approach these issues, among others, as we feel the local people and the island’s unique personality plus the magic of THE EGG Seminar House, where you will dance directly in front of the sea.

ITINERARY
MONDAY
Arrival on the island, transport to Cavos Bay Hotel (transport only for participants who book the Hotel option). Dinner is optional at a restaurant/tavern of your choice in the village of Armenistis. Price is not included.
TUESDAY-FRIDAY
Morning intensive classes of 4 hours.

Daily Program from Tuesday to Friday:
08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast at Cavos Bay Hotel
10:00 – 14.00 Intensive Class at THE EGG
14.00 – 15:00 Lunch Buffet at THE EGG

SATURDAY NIGHT JAM
Program on Saturday:
On June 21st (Saturday) we will start with the intensive class in the late afternoon and move further into a open jam with live music.
08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast at Cavos Bay Hotel
18:00 – 22.00 Intensive Class at THE EGG
22.00 – open end Jam with Live Music

SUNDAY FREE DAY
Free day on which you can choose to relax on one of the island’s beaches or take part in one of the following activities: hiking along the paths of the island, cycling, surfing, attending a meditation class, sightseeing, visiting a winery and many more. You may also visit some of the island’s quaint little villages and buy local handmade products. Activities are between 5 and 30 Euro. You can also just follow your own intuition and enjoy the day however you like.
Geo Move Contact Improvisation Workshop includes:

• All sessions/classes (total 20 hours)
• 7 nights accommodation based on a Double Room, Cavos Bay Hotel
• Additional charge Single Room: 120 Euro
• 7 x breakfast at Cavos Bay Hotel
• 4 x lunch buffet at THE EGG
• Transfer to/from Ikaria Airport (1,15 hour) on June 15th and June 22nd
• 10 x transfer from Cavos Bay Hotel to THE EGG and back (morning, midday)
• Saturday Night Jam with Live Music
• The seminar price is tax-included

Register here: http://the-egg-greece.com/the-program/seminars-2015/seminars-2015-june/contact-improvisation-workshop/

589 Euro incl. Hotel, Breakfast, Lunch & transport
459 Euro incl. Camping & Lunch (limited space)
335 Euro excl. accommodation, food & transport

CONTACT: Katrin Gerner, 004917632659007, , http://the-egg-greece.com/the-program/seminars-2015/seminars-2015-june/contact-improvisation-workshop/
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Leviathan Studio, Lasqueti Island, British Columbia , Canada

12 day workshop with John Faichney. Contact Improvisation makes a place for many different kinds of conversation, and in John’s class we will try-out a number of different modes of CI ‘speech’. Some of these will exploit game-like and/or martial-arts-like structures, while others will work both with and against sound. However, we will be particularly interested in duets organized around (1) rolling, contiguous, single-point touch (a.k.a., ‘RCSPT’); (2) the ambiguity (agreement,dispute,open-endedness) of who has the initiative for ‘what happens next’; and (3) particular configurations or qualities of movement which emerge, if only for a moment, as a shared topic for duet partners’ curiosity.

We will be particularly concerned to become comfortable and resourceful with RCSPT. Thinking about CI this way, it is as though duet partners were oriented to ‘writing on’ and being ‘written on by’ each other’s body-surfaces. In fact, it is because of RCSPT that dancers are able to ‘keep up with each other’ – that is, sustain high-quality communication regardless of what the other dancer is doing. From this base, we will seek out the invitation-and-reply that happens when we resist, exceed, and pivot against our partner’s touch trajectories.

In general, we will explore the space between, on the one hand, how CI grounds itself in a process of awakening the body to its own intuitive grasp of movement/touch – its poise, balance, extension, tactility, weight, inertia, and so on – and on the other hand, how skillful CI seems to consolidate itself around particular habits of movement/touch. (Sometimes CI is much like other forms of dance training: some habits we awaken and refine; others we learn through focus and practice.) Our aim, throughout, will be to develop each dancer’s unique ‘voice’: those individualised qualities of CI ‘speech’ which emerge in touch/movement dialogue.

John Faichney studied dance at Oberlin College (USA), graduating in 1975. He performed in Steve Paxton’s proto-Contact-Improvisation work, Magnesium (1972), and, from 1973, pursued CI in parallel with choreography, group improvisation, and music theory. In 1976 he created a series of solo dances (including, for a European tour, Mutatis mutandis) which merged CI-inspired rolling technique and structuralist compositional principles.From 1979 to 1985, he was rehearsal director for Susan Macpherson, whose touring show, A personal collection, featured commissioned work by internationally-recognized choreographers. Since that time, John’s practice of CI has emphasized its resemblance to ordinary conversation, and, particularly, how specific mindfulness and techniques catalyse its full potential as ‘both-speaking-at-once / both-listening-at-once’ dialogue.

$725 includes tuition, all meals,dormitory, camping, transportation on Lasqueti

CONTACT: Mark Young, , http://leviathan.lasqueti.ca
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Moscow, Russian Federation

Open to all curious minds and playful bodies – some basic experience recommended

This course will focus on reaching a balance between the mental, physical and emotional qualities used to create an engaging contact duet, trio and larger ensemble work. In this work, the body must learn to abandon a certain quality of willfulness in order to open to new sensations and to experience the natural flow of movement.

Cultivating an open-receptive attitude and being completely attentive in each and every moment will enable us to stay attuned to what is actually taking place and to remain present. Our warm-ups and preparation will lead us to the practice of various skills such as rolling smoothly, falling safely, soaring, using resistance, refining our timing, being upside down, supporting and giving weight effortlessly, flowing through unfamiliar circumstances and extending our personal range of movement.

These skills will also help us recognize our familiar choices and go beyond our habitual patterns and known responses. On an emotional level, making contact with another being implies forging a nurturing environment, which allows us to take risks, exchange, communicate and witness. It is a fertile crossroad where skill, sensation, instinct and poetic imagination converge.

Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood’s present interests lie within the immediate and fullest use of all the senses, the subtle interplay between intuition and instinct, the dilation of the attention to it’s fullest, the finely tuned use of the perceptions in performance, and the unexpected interplay with an audience.

15000 rubles (approx. 200 euro)

CONTACT: Alexey Karyagin, +7 916 7691855, , http://www.ci-school.org/eng/program.aspx
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28 Jun 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The friendly small-scale international festival is once again host to contact improvisers from around the region and beyond*. From June 22–28, 2015, participants will get a chance to study intensively daily with experienced teachers from various countries. There will also be jams, and participants get to live on-site at the venue, which is the beautiful Rimbun Dahan, a residential arts center situated not far from the city.

Teachers:
Monika Gallardo (Spain)
Katja Mustonen (Finland)
Nitipat “Ong” Polchai (Thailand)
Faye Minli Lim (Singapore)

In addition to the festival, an Underscore practice will be facilitated on June 20 and 21 in conjunction with the 15th annual Global Underscore.

*Past festivals were attended by participants from countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, and the United States.

International participants:
Fee for both Underscore & festival: USD410
Fee for Underscore practice only: USD90
Fee for festival only: USD320

Malaysian participants:
Fee for both Underscore & the festival: RM880
Fee for Underscore practice only: RM180
Fee for festival only: RM700

CONTACT: http://festival.contactimprovkl.com
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THE EGG, Seminar House Ikaria Greece, Ikaria , Ikaria 83302, Greece

Contact Impro Holidays

Connection beyond Touch –
Communication beyond Words
One-week intensive with Ulli Wittemann (DE)
& Sharon Gal (IL)

22. – 29. June 2015
THE EGG Seminar House – Ikaria Island Greece
All leveles welcome!

Language: English
The workshops will be given in English with simultaneous translation in German and Hebrew if needed!

Connection beyond Touch –
Communication beyond Words
We are two passionate dance teachers from Israel and Germany. When we met dancing in 2013 there was an instant connection – a connection full of magic, joy and inspiration.
What is this mutual understanding without words that often happens in the dance and how can we invite this quality of trust and listening that makes magic happen? To prepare our bodies for this state, we will start the day with a three hour session in the morning, in which we will share tools from our CI-toolboxes and use this material for the afternoon exploration when we come back from the beach. In these afternoon sessions we will explore what can make the dance deep and special, juicy and playful. In the evening we will jam, join the local festivals in the woods or just spend time together in a colorful group of people from different places of this planet under the stars of the Aegean Sea. Dancing, sharing, swimming, eating, celebrating life together in a magical place.
Ikaria 2015 – Come with us!
Sharon & Ulli

Course Agenda
TUE., WED., THUR., FRI., SAT.

08:30 – 09:30 Breakfast Buffet at THE EGG
10:00 – 13.00 Intensive Class
13.00 – 17:00 Free time
17:00 – 18:30 Lab / Sharing / Discussion
19:00 – 20:00 Dinner Buffet at THE EGG
20:00 – 22:00 Jams with live music (2 times)

Sunday free day.
We will offer the possibility of having a guided hiking tour through the mountains of Ikaria. The guide, Lefteris, has a huge knowledge about Ikaria’s fauna and flora. He will pick you up at the hotel in the morning. Count around 25-30 Euro per person for a full guided walk and transport. Other options are: a visit to one of the monasteries, a visit to the mountain villags of Rahes or a visit to one of the wineries. For those that like wellness, there is the option to visit the hot springs at Therma, or to enjoy a wonderful full body massage. All these options will be fully explained during the retreat. Count around 30 Euro for an excursion or activity.

Food
Our mental health is closely related to our physical health. Hence we do our best to nurture your body with the best Ikarian homemade food!
Every morning we will start with a big breakfast buffet at THE EGG and end the day with a healthy dinner buffet. Just pick what you like! We provide local, vegetarian and guaranteed organic Greek dishes.

Contact Impro Holidays includes:

All sessions/classes (total 25 hours)
7 nights accommodation based on a shared Double Room, Karras Star Hotel
Additional charge Single Room: 120 Euro
or 7 nights accommodation at camping area at THE EGG (limited space)
5 x organic, vegetarian breakfast buffet at THE EGG
2 x breakfast (free day/Sunday and day of departure/Monday) at Karras Star Hotel
5 x organic, vegetarian dinner buffet at THE EGG
2 nights live music jams
Transfer to/from Ikaria Airport (1,15 hour) on June 23rd and 29th
The seminar price is tax-included

Register Now:
http://the-egg-greece.com/the-program/seminars-2015/seminars-2015-june/ci-holidays/

489 Euro Camping, including food
599 Euro Hotel (DR) food & transport

CONTACT: Katrin Gerner, 004917632659007, , http://the-egg-greece.com/the-program/seminars-2015/seminars-2015-june/ci-holidays/
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2525 8th Street, Berkeley, CA USA

Yearly 5 day JAM!
2015 edition features intensives with Karen Nelson & Brenton Cheng, a daily Family Class & Jam, and Single classes with Rebeccas Bryant, Cathie Caraker, Daniel Bear Davis, Kevin Dockery, Kristen Greco, Vitali Kononov, Brad Stoller, Scott Wells, Taja Will, Shira Yaziv and Miriam Wolodarski.

Early Worm (by May 1) – 200
Early Bird (by June 1) – 250
Full Fest at the Jam- 300
All Week Family Jam Only – 100

CONTACT: Miriam Wolodarski, 510-473-7026, , http://wccijam.org
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Leviathan Studio, Lasqueti Island, British Columbia , Canada

Come for 5 days of study and evening jams, arriving Sunday, July12 for dinner and live music. First class is Monday 13th, 10am. 2 classes per day of 2 hours each. Jams and sauna every evening. Final class is on Friday17th. Intensive ends after breakfast on Saturday morning in time to go to the farmers market before getting on the 11am ferry.

Laurel Snyder and Emily Bowman will co-teach this week of basics. Suitable for all levels, we will be working with The Stand, shared weight, rolling point of contact, fundamental rolls, safe and supported elevations.

In addition there will be morning Vinyasa Yoga classes with Hannah Wasielewski from 7-8am. Morning dance class is 2 hours from 10-noon. Lunch break is 3 hours long. Afternoon class is 3-5pm. There will also be a short evening class that leads to a jam. The fianal jam on Friday the 17th will accompanied by live music.

$425 includes tuition, all meals, dormitory or camping, transportation on Lasqueti

CONTACT: Mark Young, , http://leviathan.lasqueti.ca
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15 Jul 2015
700 College Dr. , Decorah, IA 52101 USA

July 12-15, come to the driftless region of Northeast Iowa for the first-ever festival of Contact Improvisation in Iowa! Come jam, study, play, eat & commune with dancers of the midwest. Study and dance with intensive teachers Brando, Chrissy Nelson, and Lily Sloan, along with a variety of excellent hosts whose connection to Iowa has invigorated their dance journey. Be part of the rich history of CI at Luther College in Decorah, IA. What?! You don’t know about CI at Luther? With the arrival of Jane Hawley, CI has been a core component of the dance curriculum for the past fifteen years! Nancy Stark Smith and Mike Vargas completed a week-long residency at Luther in 2006. Numerous artists have taught here, including Paul Langland, Kristin Horrigan, Spirit Joseph, Dustin Haug, Taja Will, Blake Nellis, Body Cartography, Martin Keogh, Moti Zemelman, Tamin Totzke, Miguel Gutierrez, Eckhard Mueller, Daniela Schwartz, and David Marchant. For a small liberal arts college, the list of Luther Dance alumni practicing CI on a regular basis, or as professional dance artists, is staggering. This July, we will continue expanding the root system of the dance here in the heart of the midwest.
Registration is now open!

Sliding Scale:
$150 (Student or Unemployed)
$180 (Arts Professional)
$200 (Full Price)

On-campus housing (optional) is $80.

CONTACT: Jennifer Schmidt, , https://www.luther.edu/contact-improv/festival/
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Amsterdam , Netherlands

From freeze, fight, flight reaction – into free flying real/action

Freeze, fight and flight are the physical reaction of the body to high tension and fear situations.

In Contact Improvisation we can reach a high tension velocity – very fast dancing and dangerous collisions. In these situations our reflexes and reactions kicks in – freezing, using too much tension, or withdrawing and disappearing to fast.

In this workshop we will explore in a fun way how we can learn to override our reactions into a freeform, dancing and extending into flying.

By the end of the workshop we will see how we will be flying on a partner in a safe way, and how to feel secure and to ride this flow even in a less secure situation, which in the past might have brought our reflexes and reactions to burst out.

In this intensive workshop we will practice and investigate in the first two days how to increase our physical abilities in Contact Improvisation – Sharing weight, different pathways, lifting and flying.

Once we will have our Contact Improvisation language on a higher level we will start to challenge our reflexes and reactions and see what physical sensations arrive.

We will learn to be light as a feather and to land quietly on the floor, we will learn to use our entire body – muscles, bones, joints and connective tissue in order to achieve this not so easy task.

This workshop is intended for all levels practitioners of Contact Improvisation from beginners to very experienced practitioners.

Places are limited and registration is required -

TO REGISTER SEND A MAIL TO sadhana.improdance@gmail.com

Practicalities:

Schedule: Tuesday 14.7 till Friday 17.7 – (10:30 till 17:00 with a break of 1.5 hours).
Saturday 18.7 (11:00-15:00 ending workshop into an open jam)

In the workshop we will address as well the following 4 concepts -

Tension, Intention, Attention, Extension

Tension – How does our body move? what mechanism and physical forces drive our muscles? and how can we play with the tonus of our body? what intention do we give to our muscles and movement and how does it change it.

Intention – Our will to move, direction chosen, speed decided. Our intention is the driving force for movement manifestation in the body, yet how much of it are we aware of at any specific time and how much is “just” a reflex, or a pattern that the body has acquired over the years without giving it the proper attention.

Attention – Finding the gap between Intention to Tension, the moment where our will become physical body movement. By adding awareness to our will we can create attentive movement that is not merely a reflex to an outside signal. Our attention can go inside the body, to our partner and even far into the extended surroundings.

Extension – Spreading the limbs to the far ends of the Kinesphere, and our movement to the far end of space. Extension is one of the most used qualities in Contact Improvisation, we use it when we reach high over our partner, or when we reach down towards the ground. Despite the strong physical movement to the far edges of our body’s kinesphere, when a “full and true” extension is being made we try to stay with the minimum amount of tension in our body as possible.
Learning how to do that requires all of our attention and intention.

Payment: 160 Euro – full waged. (Early bird – before 18.6 – 140 Euro)
135 Euro – Students, low waged, and people who arrive from abroad. (Early bird – before 18.6 – 120 Euro)

The price includes – workshops, jam, tea and refreshments. (it does not include meals and lodging).

CONTACT: Tom Goldhand, , http://www.tomgoldhand.com
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Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E, Seattle, WA 98122 USA

Tuesday, 7/14, 6-8 pm
Wednesday, 7/22, 7:30-9:30 pm

Inclusion Jams Are Part of a Series of Community-Based Interactive Experiments in
Full-Human Improvisation

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE! * no previous experience or skill level required

to reserve a spot in 1 or both sessions or get more info (including address) contact Noam Paco Gaster * 206-307-5934 * noamgaster@gmail.com

for those of us with MCS, please be free of scented cosmetics, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, etc.

http://noamgaster.wix.com/inclusion-jam

number of participants is limited

FREE!

CONTACT: Noam Gaster, 2063075934, , http://noamgaster.wix.com/inclusion-jam
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BH ImCONTATO - 1st Belo Horizonte Contact Improvisation Festival
STUDIO IT - Rua Alumínio, 22, SERRA, BELO HORIZONTE, MG , Brazil

Festival de Contato Improvisação de Belo Horizonte

aulas | jams | massagem | performances
classes | jams | massage | performances

Location:
Studio It
Rua Alumínio, 22
Serra, BH-MG

Info:
+55 (31) 8946-0829
+55(31) 9458-6492

Facebook:
1° BH Imcontato

E-mail: bhimcontatofestivalnacional@gmail.com

Promoted by:
Ricardo Neves (SP)
Vitória Regina (BH)

Teachers:
Ana Alonso (BRA)
Hugo Leonardo (BRA)
Leo Serrano (ARG)
Ricardo Neves (BRA)

Support:
Coletivo UmaDança
Studio It

Festival completo: R$ 300,00
Dois professores + todas as jams: R$ 250,00
Um professor + todas as jams: R$ 200,00
Jam avulsa: R$ 20,00

CONTACT: Vitoria Regina, +5531 8946-0829,
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Softness as a Foundation for Movement
Studio JOJI, brussels, brussels , Belgium

an exploration of the effortless movement that already exists within and around us
‘After suffering an injury from working with too much force and ambition, I felt the need to develop another method of dealing with movement. In this workshop, I would like to share the results of this work with you.’
We will explore where our patterns of using effort start and how we can let go of them in order to find a way to be soft while remaining powerful.
Taking this learning into partner work, we realize that we can afford to do even less, as possibilities for effortless movement appear in the connection points and thus lead our dance into a true improvisation.’
Ady Elzam is a contemporary and CI dancer as well as an Ilan Lev practitioner He co-organises the Israeli Contact Improvisation Festival and teaches workshops internationally

18&19 July, Stodio JOji, Brussels
Cost: €70
Limited places
Booking
antoine@weaveness.org
0476 309 306

For more info:
http://www.contactimpro.be/event/softness-as-a-foundation-ci-workshop-by-ady-elzam/

70

CONTACT: Antoine Dutrieu, 0476 309 306,
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Leviathan Studio, Lasqueti Island, British Columbia , Canada

This week is for experienced dancers. We will work with the foundation exercises(crescent, spiral and aikido rolls) during class time with the intention of ironing out pathways to up. Participants should be experienced Contact dancers in great shape, able to catch the ground, prepared to fly.

$425 includes tuition, all meals, dormitory or camping, transportation on Lasqueti.

CONTACT: Mark Young, , http://leviathan.lasqueti.ca
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THE EGG, Seminar House Ikaria Greece, Ikaria, Ikaria 83302, Greece

Intensive Dance Workshop! Refine and improve awareness – tuning the present moment, liberating authentic expression and communication.

20. – 27. July 2015
THE EGG Seminar House – Ikaria Island Greece
No experience needed. The workshop is suitable for all levels of dancers, actors and musicians.

Minimum participants: 7
Maximum participants: 25

Language: English
(German and Italien guidance when needed)
The workshops will be given in English with simultaneous translation wherever necessary.

Tuning in, to move through
Morning classes 2 hours
Every morning we will start with a class developed from the practice of different martial arts, Qi Gung, Taijiquan and Dance techniques, including some therapeutic ones like Body Mind Centering, Yoga, 5 Rhythms and Klein Technique.
After the warm up the space opens to some improvisation series made to stimulate awareness and creativity and a movement phrase will help to integrate and embody the new informations. We will end our practice with a soft stretching to rebalance the heart rates and the body-mind connection.

Tuning in, to move through
Afternoon classes 2 hours
In the afternoon I would like to focus on some basic aspects of improvisation and composition practice. We embrace subjects as time, space, dynamics, forms, voice work and stage presence, learning to deeply perceive our authentic bodies. We discover the silences, the spaces in between, connecting to our creative energy.

Why/Targets/Goals
The morning class aims to help us to connect to our seed centre and align our central axis to gravity. Through a more efficient use of the body functions, it´s weight and possibilities – we will discover our natural alignment, we will learn how to direct forces, how to use momentum, avoiding unnecessary strain in the joints and muscles. In the afternoon we will play and develop material, exploring different composition tools, experiencing solo work and group dynamics.

Through this work I would like to help to improve body and space awareness, intuition and all what each one of the participant is there for. We tune in the present moment, liberating our authentic expression and communication.

Program Day 1 – Monday
Monday is the day of arrival and settling into your hotel. It’s a day of welcoming, meeting, resting and grounding yourself on the island. It’s a day for transition: from ‘doing’ mode into ‘relaxation’ mode.

Daily Program from Tuesday to Saturday:
09:30 – 10:30 Breakfast Buffet at THE EGG
10:30 – 12:30 Intensive Class 1
12.30 – 15:30 Midday Break (free time)
15:30 – 17:30 Intensive Class 2
17:30 – 18:30 Dinner Buffet at THE EGG

Sunday free day.
Enjoy your free day on the island. If you want to know about certain activities such as surfing, snorkling, hiking, cycling etc. we will guide you by the time you are at THE EGG.

Food
Our mental health is closely related to our physical health. Hence we do our best to nurture your body with the best Ikarian homemade food! Enjoy a huge breakfast and lunch buffet at THE EGG. Just pick what you like! We provide only local, vegetarian and guaranteed organic Greek dishes.

Tuning in, to move through includes:
All sessions/classes (total 20 hours)
5 x organic, vegetarian breakfast and dinner buffet at THE EGG
2 x breakfast (free day/Sunday and day of departure/Monday) at Karras Star Hotel
7 nights accommodation based on a shared Double Room, Karras Star Hotel (300 meters afoot)
Additional charge Single Room: 120 Euro
Transfer to/from Ikaria Airport (1,15 hour)
The seminar price is tax-included

Register Now:
http://the-egg-greece.com/the-program/seminars-2015/seminars-2015-july/moderndance/

Price 649 Euro incl. accommodation, food, transport
Price 349 Euro excl. accommodation, food, transport

CONTACT: Katrin Gerner, 004917632659007, , http://the-egg-greece.com/the-program/seminars-2015/seminars-2015-july/moderndance/
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Volunteer Park , 1247 15th Ave. E, Seattle, WA 98122 USA

3 SATURDAYS: 7/25, 8/1, 8/8
11 am – 1:30 pm
(arrive & leave whenever you want)
Volunteer Park 1247 15th Ave. E Seattle

(we meet just east of the Seattle Asian Art Museum and west of the intersection of 15th Ave. East and East Highland Drive)

A movement jam is an open space for independent (and interdependent) expression and exploration. At any moment, all participants are free to move or be still, alone or in connection with others.

For those of us with MCS, please be free of chemical scents.

For more info, please visit

noamgaster.wix.com/movement-jam

For questions or concerns (for instance, about access needs), please contact

Noam Paco Gaster * noamgaster@gmail.com * 2zero6 3zero75nine34

FREE!

CONTACT: Noam Gaster, 2063075934, , http://noamgaster.wix.com/movement-jam
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Breitenrainstrasse 41, Bern, 3013, Switzerland

Contact Improvisation is a constant interplay with gravity and every rising movement results eventually in the coming back down towards the floor – “The art of falling” will focus on this physical fact that seems to be simple but not always easy to practice.
The participants will learn how to move towards and into the floor in a safe and pleasurable way with both smoothness and even elegance. The overall goal is to discover the process of falling as something that can be experienced and navigated consciously. The gradual exploration along important principals (as putting weight back onto the floor, sliding, gliding, falling freely) will help us to increase our movement repertoire tremendously and to deal with old fears in a more easy way.
To integrate falling as a natural and safe part into the dance leads you towards effortless and resourcing movement qualities, where you can experience gravity rather as an energy supply than something to overcome. The floor and the space will turn into real partners – communication partners to get supported and nourished from and that enable you to dance in a 3-dimensional and juicy way.
Focusing on falling is also a dedication to the origin of Contact Improvisation: In 1972 they started to explore besides the Small Dance mainly the movements of jumping on, catching and falling. Although it seemed to be quite rough in the very beginning Contact Improvisation occurred at that time much more courageous and progressive than in jams nowadays where one can observe too often grabbing and hooking in order to prevent from (common) falling and with that hindering to move into the unknown.
Of course in the meantime plenty of principals have been added and developed further on which make Contact Improvisation what it is today and they will be part of the workshop too. Apart of exploring falling in its whole variety we will work also on the different ways how to get up from the floor and onto a partner. We will refine our perception, exchange relaxing bodywork, improvise playfully and deeply involved and of course question our movement habits.
Open to participants both experienced in CI and with the desire to let go in a smart way in order to balance between surrender and active navigation.

€ 350.-/310.- with early registration

CONTACT: Adrian Russi, +41796008780, , http://www.adrianrussi.com
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Zielstattstr. 10A, München 81379, Germany

This year again, TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA will become again a meeting place for the international dance scene and a studio for new ideas! Excellent and renowned choreographers, dancers and teachers will hold workshops and laboratories in contemporary dance and performance, as well as in bodywork for professionals and amateurs during the summer in Munich.

PROGRAM

CHOREOGRAPHIC LABS

Jonathan Burrows (UK) / Matteo Fargion (IT/UK) ^ Writing Performance (Professionals)
Lisbeth Gruwez (BE) / Maarten Van Cauwenberghe (BE) ^ Dive into the Unknown (Advanced)
Rasmus Ölme (SE) ^ Generative Choreography (Professionals)
Noé Soulier (FR) ^ Displaying Action (Professionals)

CONTEMPORARY DANCE

Ori Flomin (IL/US) ^ Contemporary Class (Advanced) + The Individual and the Group (Professionals)
Charlie Morrissey (UK) ^ From the Ground Up – Adventures in Contact Improvisation (Beginners) + Invitation and Availability (Advanced + Professionals)
Bosmat Nossan (IL) ^ Gaga/Dancers (Advanced + Professionals)
Felix Ruckert (DE) ^ Liquid Body / Hard Stuff (All Levels)
Milan Tomášik (SK) ^ Happy Feet (Advanced + Professionals)
Katja Wachter (DE) ^ Contemporary Dance (Beginners + Advanced)

BODYWORK

Stefan Dreher (DE) ^ Yoga (All Levels)
Veronica Fischer (DE) ^ Feldenkrais Intensive (All Levels)

PREVIEW
https://vimeo.com/133327589

REGISTRATION + INFORMATION
Please find further information about the program, registration modalities, the timetable and student discounts online at > www.jointadventures.net

CONTACT
Hannah Melder / Organization Workshops
+49 89 189 31 37 50 ^ h.melder@jointadventures.net

CONTACT: http://www.jointadventures.net
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München , Germany

In its 25th edition, the TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA is once again measuring the heartbeat of current developments in contemporary dance. It will present the artistic positions that are influencing dance today – and will influence it tomorrow!

PROGRAM

July 29, 2015 ^ Opening
Jefta van Dinther (SE/DE) ^ As It Empties Out
20.30 H ^ Muffathalle

July 31, 2015
Doris Uhlich (AT) ^ more than naked
20.30 H ^ Muffathalle

August 1 + 2, 2015
Symposium ^ DISPOSITIVES OF THE BODY
With Arno Böhler, Gerko Egert, Sandra Noeth, Noé Soulier and more
Entrance free of charge
16.00 H ^ Haus der Kunst

August 1 + 2, 2015
Mette Ingvartsen (DK) ^ 69 positions
20.30 H ^ Schwere Reiter
Age 18 and above

August 2, 2015
Felix Ruckert (DE) ^ Zen spanking – Playing with impact and impulse
20.30 H ^ Tanztendenz
Age 18 and above

August 3, 2015
Simone Aughterlony (CH/DE)/ Antonija Livingstone (CA/DE)/ Hahn Rowe (US) ^ Supernatural
20.30 H ^ Muffathalle
Age 18 and above

August 5, 2015
Lisbeth Gruwez/ Voetvolk (BE) ^ It’s going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend.
20.30 H ^ Muffathalle

August 6, 2015
Jonathan Burrows/ Matteo Fargion (UK) ^
Both Sitting Duet & Body Not Fit For Purpose
20.30 H ^ Schwere Reiter

August 7, 2015
Teachers’ Time
Helena Franzén (SE)/ Ori Flomin (US) ^ Meeting You
Charlie Morrissey (UK) ^ On Off
20.30 H ^ Muffathalle

PREVIEW

https://vimeo.com/133327589

TICKETS

Tickets for all performances of the TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA 2015 can be purchased in advance via München Ticket

> by fon +49 89 54 818181
> online www.muenchenticket.de
> at all advance booking offices

CONTACT: http://www.jointadventures.net
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arlequi -Mas Llapart, Camos / Girona, Catalunya E17840, Spain

The Art of Making Choices: Feldenkrais Method and Improvisation

Workshop with Thomas Kampe in Arlequi, Banyoles (Catalunya, Spain)
I am running a workshop in this wonderful location during the first week of August! Join us.

In this workshop we will use The Feldenkrais Method® as a resource for Improvisation practice.We will investigate potentials for transfer of the Feldenkrais Method, a key somatic movement practice, into Improvisational processes through gentle reflective movement explorations and expansive dynamic embodied dialogues. The Feldenkrais Method offers a relational perspective on movement, perception, and somatic authority and can support our ability to learn and discover new skills with ease. We will explore the use of restrictions, constraints and structured problems as tools for finding freedom, new patterns and greater possibilities in our improvised movement choices. Through ‘Awareness through Movement lessons’®touch-based partner work based on Functional Integration’® and improvisations will explore the three-dimensional movement potential of our pelvis and ribs to find ease, freedom and greater possibilities in our movement choices as improvised dancers. The Feldenkrais Method offers an organic and accessible toolkit for movement learning. In imaginative and playful ways it allows us to relate to our world through complex and multi-dimensional movement patterns.

Course Fee: 420 Euros
Accomodation included

CONTACT: Anna Borreda, +49 721 3528910, , http://arlequi.de/index.html
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Leviathan Studio, Lasqueti Island, British Columbia , Canada

Arrive Saturday Aug8 for dinner, orientation, jam and rest. First class is Sunday morning. Thursday Aug20 is a day of rest with performance in the evening. Classes resume Friday morning and continue till Sunday Aug16 with the final jam that evening. This intensive ends after breakfast on Monday Aug 17.

Each class will begin with warm-up focusing on releasing and extending the body, awakening the senses and developing an awareness of inner/outer space. Various Contact skills will be practised daily to develop a better range of movement, create safety and confidence. We will examine the role of perception, sensation, expression and imagination in the Contact work. Our goal is to find a sense of timelessness in our dancing- a state of consciousness that is aware but not self-conscious. We will also seek to bring Contact Improvisation into a greater improvisational universe in order to move freely in and out of partnering, strengthen our solo dances and develop a group mindfulness. Through various compositional strategies we will look at how the mind’s beliefs about space and time can be altered and how this can dramatically affect our presence, our bodies and the way we move. Throughout this practice we will be encouraged to lower our expectations, and accentuate our inventiveness.

Andrew de Lotbiniere Harwood has been deeply influential in the development of Contact Improvisation and instantaneous composition worldwide since 1976. His work has evolved through ongoing collaborations and various investigations of performance, composition, spacial design and movement techniques and has been influenced through the study of gymnastics, Alexander Technique, Aikido, release technique, contemporary dance and yoga. He studied and performed extensively with Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith, Nita Little, the founding members of Contact Improvisation. Harwood danced for the companies Fulcrum, Jo Lechay, Marie Chouinard, and Jean-Pierre Perreault, and has collaborated with Chris Aiken, Kirstie Simson, Ray Chung, Benno Voorman, Peter Bingham, Marc Boivin, Lin Snelling and Benoit Lachambre, among many others. Andrew de Lotbiniere Harwood is the recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts Jacquiline Lemieux award for the year 2000.

Ray Chung is a performer, teacher, engineer and artist with 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 including Nancy Stark Smith, Steve Paxton, Nita Little, Lisa Nelson, Peter Bingham, Chris Aiken, Andrew Harwood 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 and Sweden. Ray regularly teaches abroad.

$650 includes tuition, all meals, dormitory or camping, transportation on Lasqueti.

CONTACT: Mark Young, , http://leviathan.lasqueti.ca
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Createrre, La Pinalie, Thiviers, Dordogne , France

In a mysterious landscape of forest, fields, fresh water and many treasures, we deepen our contact with nature, with our body and each other through mindful movement and sound and art. Fall in love with all of life in a silent atmosphere where body and mind calm down.

In this retreat we will have the chance to experience and connect different techniques in dance. And we will work with our hands and what nature provides in material. Inside the beautiful studio and outside in nature. Mornings are in silence.

There will be sessions of:

Contact Improvisation
… the dance that makes us connect and fly
Butoh
… the dance of the unknown, unwanted, unheard hiding in the body
Vocal Improvisation
… exploring the depth of spontaneous songs that call us
Dance Improvisation
- finding your source of dancing
Bodywork
… softening & exploring movement with a little help from your friends
Land Art
Drawing/Painting Dance

All sessions are connected, and through the week we will fall together into a deeper and stronger connection with nature, body, ourselves, and each other. In love!

Teachers
Kristien Sonnevijlle and Matt Jackson

More info
sansville.wordpress.com
www.mattjacksonstudios.com
www.createrre.nl

Rates
(for food and accommodation, teaching is on donation)

Camping in your own tent: 245 euro
Renting a simple tent / Dormitory with 6 people: 275 euro
Sharing a double / Renting a De Waard tent: 300 euro
Single room: 335 euro

CONTACT: Kristien Sonnevijlle, +31 (0)6-28775775, , http://sansville.wordpress.com/summer-dance-retreat/
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Pettenasco, Nordovest , Italy

Biodanza, 5 Rhythmen, Stockkampf & neuer Tanz, TangoLibre, Conscious Salsa, Movement Medicine, ContactDance …

Inspirierende und intensive Tanzworkshops von erfahrenen deutschsprachigen Leiterinnen und Leitern sind eingebettet in ein Rahmenprogramm mit Yoga, Shiatsu und Thai Massage.

Mehr zum Programm findet ihr auf: http://summerbreeeze.de/programm/

from 690 €
mehr zu den Preisen: http://summerbreeeze.de/preise/

CONTACT: Dieter Sörgel, +49 178 3061308, , http://summerbreeeze.de/
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C.I. Intensive with Katarina Eriksson
Leviathan Studio, Lasqueti Island, British Columbia , Canada

Come for 6 whole days of Contact Improv Intensive with Katarina Eriksson. Arriving Saturday, Aug 22 for orientation, dinner, evening jam with live music, sauna. First class is Sunday 10am. This intensive ends after breakfast on Saturday, Aug29. $525

Accidental Excellence

Or The Joy of Stumbling into Contact

This class is inspired by a verbal misunderstanding. In a CI event that I was recently part of, an on-looker made a comment that I heard as “accident dances”, when he really said “excellent dances”.

I have noticed that, what can be perceived as mishaps in a dance often become an opening to deeper listening and awareness of the particularities of the dance I’m having right now. So, in this class we will cultivate our capacity of being “accident-prone” – to stop trying to get it right and instead becoming more and more curious about where the principles of contact improvisation can take us moment by moment.

We will study;

Falling (How does my body fall safely? Where is the edge of my comfort zone? What kinds of falls make me laugh?)

Rolling point/Sliding point/ In and out of contact (How can these concepts support my dance towards surprise and discovery? Can I shift from making it happen to watching it happen? Can I find joy in the moments of difficulty? )

Weight exchange (How do I respect my own and my partner’s limitations without letting “politeness” dull the dance? What are all the micro-grades on my scale for giving and receiving weight?)

It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something. ~Ornette Coleman


Katarina Eriksson has been involved with improvisational dance since 1989, collaborating with artists, such as Julyen Hamilton, Ray Chung, Cathie Caraker, and as a member and co-founder of Swedish improvisation ensemble Floke.

She teaches Contact Improvisation and other improvisational forms in Europe and the US, and since 2000 she curates the performance series Moments Notice in Berkeley.

Katarina’s traditional dance background includes graduation from The Ballet Academy, Gothenburg and working at The Gothenburg State Theater and Opera, as well as with numerous choreographers and dance companies in Sweden.

Recent performance endeavors are; Artist in Residency at CounterPULSE, San Francisco, touring in Sweden and Germany with Hoppalappa Postfolki Tanziteatteri, co-creating a site-specific dance piece with Siljeholm/Christophersen in Beirut, and directing multi-disciplinary performances at Earthdance, Massachusetts and Movement Research at Judson Church, New York.

$525 includes tuition, all meals, dormitory or camping, transportation on Lasqueti

CONTACT: Mark Young,
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Cardedeu, Barcelona , Spain

This international meeting, wants to promote the movement of dance improvisation. A space of workshops, jams, performance on the street, search, share and create experiences.

A place for dancers, performers, actors, musicians, artists and all those curious people who are hungry to discover a world with multiple possibilidades through their creative bodies.

We look forward to share this intense week, living together, improvising, enjoying and learning from the dance.

Contact improvisation, release, kun dance, aikido, instant composition, dance in nature, performance in the street, health meals,…

The price of the festival is 270 € without accommodation and 290 € with accommodation until the 30th of June.

From the 1st of July the price will be 310 € without accommodation and 325 € with accommodation.

The price included workshops, jams, accommodation in shared space and all meals except lunch on day off.

We are about to define the number of helpers we need and to establish conditions we can offer. If you are interested in being a helper specify it in the email.

If you are interested in participating at Eix Festival send us an email to eixfestival@gmail.com and communicate your interest. We will contact you quickly.

CONTACT: Jordi Ramon, , http://asdartscardedeu.wix.com/asdartscardedeu#!eixfestival/c5xm
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Leviathan Studio, Lasqueti Island, British Columbia , Canada

This is 7 full days, arriving on Sunday Aug30th for dinner and live music. First class is Monday 31st. Final class is Sunday Sept6, followed by final jam. This intensive ends on Labour Day Monday, Sept7, after breakfast, before the 11am departure from Lasqueti. $575

This was a very popular workshop last year and the year before. So we will repeat it, almost verbatim. This seems to be the way to study Contact Improv. Guaranteed, you will be a better dancer by the end of the week, assuming you work hard. Although suitable to new people and beginners, it is recommended that you be fit and willing to work through the discomfort of Spiral Rolls, Crescent Rolls and Aikido Rolls. This work and the partnering exercises we will use are accessible to all, you do not have to be an athlete or professional dancer. There will be higher level participants and for those willing to explore lifts and flying. Everything in the world is based on the spiral, from the DNA to the Milky Way. It makes sense that we practise moving in such a way. The Spiral Rolls and Tai Chi we practise will help us to access strength and stability will remaining fluid and flowing in our movement.

2 classes per day. We will begin with Tai Chi foundation exercises as taught by Master Moy Lin-Shin. These exercises are to get us moving spirally while shifting weight in a fluid manner. This form has an emphasis on feeling the floor, aligning our bones in an effortless way. It is this respect of our first partner in CI, the floor, that will allow us to do aerials in a safe manner. This form of Tai Chi emphasizes remaining aware of genuine physical sensations as we move. This inward focus heightens awareness as well as accelerating reflexes.

As the week progresses we will practise lifts and pathways off of the floor with partners. Aerials should happen spontaneously in an improvised dance. However, it is nice to know that a pathway exists without going into fear and stopping the flow. We will practise these pathways in a slow, supported way.

In exploring the concept ‘tension masks sensation,’ there will be three meditation times per day to reduce tension. Meditation is is not being taught or guided and is not part of the class time. It is not compulsory to meditate but it is asked that participants commit to being contemplative and remain in a quiet solitude during the meditation times. One may choose to sleep or walk to the beach. Conversation and caffeine are discouraged during these three times throughout the day. The intention is to reduce tension in the body, hence cultivating a greater awareness of genuine sensation to react to in an appropriate way.

The schedule will be 7-8am meditation, 8-10breakfast, 10-12 class, 12-3 lunch, 3-4meditation, 4-6pm class, 6-7pm dinner, 7-8 meditation, 8-midnight jam/sauna

$575 includes tuition, all meals, dormitory or camping, transportation on Lasqueti

CONTACT: Mark Young, , http://leviathan.lasqueti.ca
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Faragous, Aveyron , France

A RESIDENTIAL INTENSIVE CONTACT + IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP

We invite you to develop and nourish your dance in a full 5 days long Residential Intensive Workshop in the countryside location of FARAGOUS, close to Camarés, France. A beautiful place situated between red earth fields and mountains.

E N T R ( E ) S P A C I O S

This CONTACT + IMPROVISATION workshop proposes a time for the investigation of movement in the intimacy of a studio, as well in the wildness of the environment, outdoors. A proposal to deepen your dance and your CI experience as you are confronted to the visual, sound, perceptual and sensorial impressions and 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, will strengthen your improvisational skills, your solo dance and will open multiple possibilities for your physical communication with others.

The Ws will be taught in English, French and Spanish, depending on the need of the participants.

Some of the questions we bring this year are:
What I observe in the bidirectional movement: inside/out the body? Can we become boundaries less?
How to develop the reading ability of my attention in order to gain awareness of the choices I made and the possibilities they generate?
How to allow the movement to happen, without isolation, as I work with the multiplicity of senses: the inner dialogues that occur between what I watch, hear, perceive, feel, think, imagine and the changes of my relation to them?
What exists before the movement happens? How to offer ourselves the possibility to not know what is next? How to find “comfort” in the territory of the unknown?
What exists before we relate through touch? What stays?

Arrival: from 17h on August 31st.
Departure: after breakfast on September 6th.

Sleeping on a bed and all vegetarian meals and are included in the Workshop fee.

contact + registration: mullecki@web.de or danescha@yahoo.com
mobil: ++ 49 1637174939
info about the place : www.faragous.com
info about us: www.dani-ecki.com

Daniela Schwartz (Arg/Fr) + Eckhard Mueller (Ger/Fr) travel since 2005 in Europe and the Americas (the North and the South) to offer Intensive workshops and to develop projects based on Improvisation.

Daniela is actively involved in the practice, performance and teaching of CI since 1998. Member of Cie dégadezo since 2003. As a visual artist, she is interested in the body/ space as a bidirectional movement in the present moment as Materia for research, expression and creation. Her multiple medias : video, objects, installation are present in her practices. Co-organizer of contactfestival freiburg.

Eckhard co-founder of the Contact Festival Freiburg (www.contactfestival.de), is enthusiastically dancing and performing CI since 1988. In his teaching he is playfully searching for depth in the understanding of the form. As a member of Cie dégadezo, he has participated in diverse dance-theater pieces since 2002.

Ws fee: 390 euros before 31.07.15. after: 440 euros.

CONTACT: daniela schwartz, , http://dani-ecki.com
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Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe 76133, Germany

by MATAN LEVKOWICH (Israel/Austria)

(A workshop for experienced dancers. Language is English)

Progressive Movement Training

Animal instinct is an ongoing movement research. The core of this practice is to gain freedom in motion. By moving away from any ideology, style, form or aesthetic, we can reexamine our physical abilities with fresh eyes. The work refers to information from various movement disciplines (biomechanics, martial arts, somatic practices, contemporary dance & contact improvisation) and offers a wide spectrum of tools to study our body, to understand movement and communicate physically. Animal Instinct can be divided into three layers (body preparation, body communication, body migration). Each layer is an independent universe that can exist on its own but is designed to support, develop & complete the other layers. Together they represent what I define as movement liberation. By diving into the world of movement, we can start perceiving ourselves as movement ambassadors, as a reference point to ‚body inhabitants’. It grows into a responsibility, a missionary quest, to bring back our natural heritage to be in movement, to become motion.

MATAN LEVKOWICH is a dancer, choreographer and graphic designer. His approach to movement is based on the study of the body’s intuition. The study of intuition enables to navigate through instability and develops trust in the body’s capacities. His choreographic works explore narratives of body/relations. His main interest is in utilising coincidence into stable, communicative scenarios. As a teacher, Matan’s focus lies in contact improvisation and movement research. He started giving regular classes in Israel in 2008. Currently he lives in Vienna. Matan teaches intensives at CI- festivals, shares his research in workshops in Amsterdam, London and in Spain. As well he works as a guest teacher and creator at SOZO dance academy. More information: http://matanlevkowich.com

135€ (120€ on registration before 1 August 2015)

CONTACT: Tanz weiter! (Sarah Herr and Andreas Traupe), http://tanzweiter.blogsport.de
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Santa Maria di Leuca, Lecce 73040, Italy

In the wonderful land of Salento

We will have 6 teachers in a contact improv classes and also tribal dance and etnic music.

This land is the border between East and West, facing the blue see toward Greece, the land is red and mother of the famous "TARANTA or PIZZICA dance (look on google) the amazing expression of freedom (we will test it ) useful to use in your classes .

Iiris Raipala (Contact Improv teacher) FINLAND
Vera De Propis (Danzatrice Contemporanea e CI )
Kavita Soni ( Danzatrice Indiana e Voice Meditation) INDIA
Andy Presa ( Didjeridoo musician) Cosmopolitan Tribal Soul
Angelo Litti (Percussionista e voce tribale) (Salento Tribe)
Francis (Emotional trainer) (Italo – Francese)

more info on www.mimecare.it

Only 60 euros

http://ventoceltico0.wix.com/emotionalcontact#!iscrizione/c10c6

CONTACT: Francis Calsolaro, +39 335376906, , http://www.mimecare.it
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18 rue eugene Jacquet, Lille, Nord 59000, France

L’Improvisible dispense des cours (ou plutôt des séances guidées) de contact improvisation à Lille depuis 2013.
Marguerite Péchillon dirige les séances et lance les Jams occasionnelles.
Les cours se déroulent à l’école Arthur Cornette, 18 rue eugène Jacquet à Lille (près des metros Caulier et Euralille)

Improvisible : classes and jam of contact improvisation in Lille (Rijsel) since 2009. Classes at school “Arthur cornette, 18 rue eugène Jacquet” à Lille (Rijsel) (next to subway stations “Euralille” and “Caulier”.

Lundi : 20h15-21h30
Monday : 20.15PM-21.30PM

1 cours : 12€
5 cours : 50€
235€ l’année (200€ tarif étudiant et demandeurs d’emploi)

CONTACT: stephane lapalus, 03 20 26 37 92, , http://www.improvisible.com/cours-danse-contact-impro.html
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THE STUDIO, 332 Camino del Monte Sol, Santa Fe, NM USA

Saturday, September 26, 2015
2 to 5 pm (two hours)

THE STUDIO
332 Camino del Monte Sol, Santa Fe, NM

This class is designed to be very welcoming to fresh, new beginners (in dance, or C.I. — either one) while also being engaging and beneficial to those with years of C.I. dance experience.

Mark Koenig has decades of Contact Improv dance and teaching experience, and is known to be a very talented, skillful, creative and sensitive teacher. He is also brilliant at offering Contact Improv classes in the spirit and manner of mindful somatics and MOSI practice. While Mark has long practiced C.I. as a form of mindfulness meditation, he has always designed classes for MOSI which can only be described as a deepening journey into mindful embodiment, this-moment presence and “radical empathy.”

Note the three hour class time. Our other classes and sessions usually run two hours, but we found that Mark’s class really does need more time to be complete and whole. You’ll be just amazed how quickly these hours pass!

MOSI is very excited to yet again offer this class to you within a gift economy. No fees. Voluntary donations of any size are welcome. We ask that those attending will please RSVP at the Meetup website, so we know how many people to expect. Thank you! It is okay to bring a friend or two, but do please include them as +1 or +2 when you RSVP.

http://www.meetup.com/Mindful-Somatics-Santa-Fe/

Organized by MOSI of Santa Fe – www.mindfulsomatics.org

No Fee. Gift economy. Purely voluntary donations are welcome and support our work.

CONTACT: James Martin , , http://www.meetup.com/Mindful-Somatics-Santa-Fe/
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Claymont Court, 667 Huyett Road, Charles Town, WV 25414 USA

in the Shenandoah Valley, not far from Washington, DC

The East Coast Jam is a glorious four-day contact improvisation jam, held each fall and spring at Claymont Court, Charles Town, West Virginia. We dance in an octagonal barn and live in a grand old mansion, linked by a walk through gardens and fields and forests. All meals (succulently prepared by Mirabai Mcleod) are included.

From the time registration opens until September 26, register for the fall jam at the base price. The price goes up on September 27, so don’t delay!

Visit eastcoastjam.com for details and online registration. Only a $50 deposit (not refundable after Sept. 26) is required at the time of registration, by PayPal.

The East Coast Jam is a collaboration – much like a dance. Warmups, workshops, performances, and other structures are initiated and led by us, the jammers. When we’re not dancing, there’s conversation, music, exploring field and forest, poetry, chocolate, theater, walks, games…

As ever, spread the word by inviting the people you’d like to dance with, and forwarding this message to interested communities. We want to continue to grow and deepen this lovely gathering.

In anticipation of dancing in a few weeks, we hope you’ll be with us!

$350 for full jam, base price (until Sept. 26). See the web site for other options.

CONTACT: Justin Bur, , http://eastcoastjam.com/events/fall-2015-jam
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Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Rd., Toronto, Ontario M6H 2X4, Canada

GROWING WINGS
Come experience an enriching and fun weekend of contact improv with renowned dancer and teacher – Moti Zemelman

Date: October 17/18, 2015

SATURDAY 10am-5pm:
Theme – COVERING GROUND
Focuses on finding new approaches towards transitioning to the ground – The first step towards flying! What goes up must come down! (More often called FALLING!!). Falling can be fun. Learn about your SOFT landing gear. For those who are new to Contact Improv or those with experience who want to brush up, fall down, flop, drop, dip, slip, slide, nosedive, and get grounded!

SUNDAY 2pm -6pm:
Theme – FLIGHT PATTERNS
A study in the art of flying, we’ll explore lifts, weight-sharing and the dynamics of flight. Learn to develop more comfort with heights, being upside-down, and using momentum through the air. We will practice listening to the subtle invitations that our partners offer us to go UP and find new pathways towards the sky!

Imagine every part of your body can find pathways through the air. The air traffic control center is your whole being. Impulses, instincts, intuition, and reflexes all tell our bodies how to circumnavigate the atmosphere around us. Recognizing the patterns that already exist in us, our partners, and in the physical world allow us to reconstruct time and space. Come set your GPS coordinates for new destinations.


MOTI ZEMELMAN, MFA, began practicing Contact Improv 27 years ago. Over the past 20 years he has taught and performed across USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Europe and Israel.

In 2008-09 he taught as Dance Professor at the Instituto Naciónal de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Moti has been both a teacher and a board member at Earthdance Retreat Center in Plainfield, MA.

He was an original member of Wire Monkey Dance Co., (Holyoke, MA, USA) and is a featured dancer in Sanford Lewis’ soon to be released documentary film about CI “An Intimate Dance.”

As a musician Moti plays vocal-electronic music for Contact Jams and in 2007 released his debut CD, Doorwaves.

He also designs and moderates the international Contact Improv resource website www.contactimprov.com.


To register and pay please contact Vivek Patel
vivek@meaningfulideas.com
416-562-1586
or message me on Facebook

Remember the early bird date is Oct 10th!

COST:
FULL WEEKEND:
Early Bird (Before Friday Oct. 10) = $110
Regular (After Friday Oct. 10) = $150

SATURDAY ONLY (10am-5pm):
Early Bird (Before Friday Oct. 10) = $65
Regular (After Friday Oct. 10) = $85

SUNDAY ONLY (2pm-6pm):
Early Bird (Before Friday Oct. 10) = $45
Regular (After Friday Oct. 10) = $65

CONTACT: Vivek Patel, 416-562-1586, , https://www.facebook.com/events/141406539541244/
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Vouillé, Poitou-Charentes 86190, France

Intensive workshop with Antoine Ragot

Full description here :
https://www.facebook.com/page.collectifzap/photos/pb.274054455950578.-2207520000.1443620203./1029293867093296/?type=3&theater

200€ full price
180€ reduced price
+7€ membership

CONTACT: Léa Bonnaud, +33637979071, , https://www.facebook.com/page.collectifzap/photos/pb.274054455950578.-2207520000.1443620203./1029293867093296/?type=3&theater
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Studio Crearte, Mühlenplatz 15, Bern , Switzerland

…. 4 weekends plus 4 days optional: immersing – exploring – understanding – enjoying – dancing – progressing .…

This advanced training addresses participants with a solid base in CI and the interest to dive deep into this dance form within the frame of an ongoing group. The goal is to explore the field of movement technique, improvisation and jamming, to progress individually and to get a better understanding of the dynamic and the complexity of CI as a group.

CONTACT: Adrian Russi, +41796008780, , http://www.adrianrussi.com
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24 OCT 2015
Links Hall, 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL USA

Taught by Moti Mark Zemelman

Whether you’re a beginner or have been doing CI for years, improvisation is always about reinventing the way we move our bodies together. Come learn some old and new tricks to get out of your habits and open to the revitalizing spontaneous flow that makes Contact Improv a form worthy of lifelong practice.

Sliding Scale $35-$65
To register contact Precious Jennings

Moti Zemelman, MFA, began practicing Contact Improv 28 years ago. Over the past 20 years he has taught and performed across USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Europe and Israel. In 2008-09 he taught as Dance Professor at the Instituto Naciónal de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Moti has been both a teacher and a board member at Earthdance Retreat Center in Plainfield, MA. He was an original member of Wire Monkey Dance Co., (Holyoke, MA, USA) and is a featured dancer in Sanford Lewis’ soon to be released documentary film about CI “An Intimate Dance.” As a musician Moti plays vocal-electronic music for Contact Jams and in 2007 released his debut CD, Doorwaves. He also designs and moderates the international Contact Improv resource website www.contactimprov.com.

Sliding Scale $35-$65

CONTACT: Precious Jennings , 413-475-2651, , https://www.facebook.com/events/1617754451816919/
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

FEstín de Contact Improvisación
Contact improvisation Festín
November – 2015
Buenos Aires,
Argentina
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Ray Chung – Karen Nelson –

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www.contactimprovisacion.com/festin

CONTACT: ciete cielos, , http://www.contactimprovisacion.com/festin
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AVANT DANCE CENTER, 865 Spring St., Westbrook (Portland), ME USA

Ecstatic Contact Improv:
Creating deep intimacy in our dances

WHEN: NOV. 7-8 —
Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. 1:30-5:30pm

WHERE: AVANT DANCE CENTER, 865 Spring St. Westbrook, ME

INFO & REGISTRATION: Kellie Ryan 207.245.4350 kellieryan@gmail.com
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Even though CI is a dance form that offers more intimacy than any other dance form I know of, there are so many ways that we can continue to deepen in these states. We’ll start by getting comfortable with the physics of this form in a safe container. incorporating stillness, slow-motion, eye-contact, energetic awareness, and tantric principles – we’ll explore being more deeply present with our partners.

Founder of CI, Steve Paxton, is quoted ‘If you’re dancing physics, you’re dancing contact. if you’re dancing chemistry, you’re doing something else.” Let’s challenge this notion in our dancing. Investigating the chemistry underlying the physics of this form asks us to deepen our awareness of our emotions and our sensuality before during and after a dance. A conscious and joyful sensuality can be practiced within CI that involves a continual listening for the “Yes” and “No” our bodies offer each other moment to moment. Live music by Moti throughout the workshop! Whether you are new to CI or a seasoned dancer this workshop will offer new skills and ways to enter the dance.
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- “Just the pleasure of moving and the pleasure of using your body is, I think, maybe the main point. And the pleasure of dancing with somebody in an unplanned and spontaneous way, when you’re free to invent and they’re free to invent and you’re neither one hampering the other – that’s a very pleasant social form!” – Steve Paxton


Moti Zemelman, MFA began practicing Contact Improv 28 years ago. Over the past 20 years he has taught and performed across USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, Europe and Israel. In 2008-09 he taught as Dance Professor at the Instituto Naciónal de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Moti has been a teacher and a board member at Earthdance Retreat Center in Plainfield, MA. He was an original member of Wire Monkey Dance Co. (Holyoke, MA, USA) and is a featured dancer in Sanford Lewis’ soon to be released documentary film about CI “An Intimate Dance.” As a musician Moti plays vocal-electronic music for Contact Jams and in 2007 released his debut CD, Doorwaves. He also designs and moderates the international Contact Improv resource website www.contactimprov.com.
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INFO & REGISTRATION: Kellie Ryan 207.245.4350 kellieryan@gmail.com

COST: Earlybird – $95-150 …. After Oct. 25 – $125-175 (sliding scale)

CONTACT: Kellie Ryan, 207.245.4350, , https://www.facebook.com/events/1517670878524382/
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Circuit-Est Centre Chorégraphique, 2022 Sherbrooke Street East, Montreal, QC H2K 1B9, Canada

SPECIAL GUESTS: YVES CANDAU, musician STEPHEN KATZ and ANDREW HARWOOD

This event is preceded by a MASTERCLASS
from November 10 to 13, 2015 WITH YVES CANDAU.

WARM-UP SATURDAY MORNING WITH YVES

WARM-UP SUNDAY MORNING WITH ANDREW AND STEPHEN

DANCE EVENING WITH STEPHEN SATURDAY NIGHT

Early bird registration ends November 1 – make sure you register soon!

Housing :
If you need a place to stay, or if you have a place to offer please indicate that on the registration form or contact : hebergement@contactimpro.org

Early bird (until Nov. 1):
Entire weekend: $70
Single day: $40
Performances and musical jam Sat. evening: $15

After November 1:
Entire weekend: $80
Single day: $45
Performances and musical jam Sat. evening: $15

The price includes all-day dancing as well as breakfast and lunch both days.

CONTACT: , http://contactimpro.org/en-article900.html
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20 NOV 2015
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22 Nov 2015
Vilnius, Lithuania

Every year it’s a special event, traditional gathering of contact dancers and teachers from Baltic region and around.
Don’t miss it this year!

For the festival we invite some experienced CI and performance teachers and dancers who will share their experience in the classes and help us to facilitate the study labs.This year we will continue a theme of exploration and collaboration together.

We will have a nice long week-end full of improvisations, contact dances, performances, jams, live music, spontaneity and happiness.

Join us in creating this wonderful experience together!

Participation fee – only 45-65 EUR,
if an early submission of registration form (see below) and a deposit of 10 EUR paid:
by 2nd of November – 45 EUR,
by 16th of November – 55 EUR,
later – 65 EUR (or anytime if you want to support our festival or someone, who cannot afford to participate!!)
10% discount for students & participants of previous Minifestivals!
Group discount is possible as well, please contact us.

Travel tips: Chek ou cheap flights (Air Baltic, Ryanair, Wizzair…) to Vilnius or Kaunas (2,5 h by bus from Vilnius) or bus tickets (SimpleExpress, Luxexpress, Ecolines) directly to Vilnius.

More information
FB event
Registration is here!

Come to meet, share & support, inspire & enjoy!

Warmly,
Vilnius CI team! :)

CONTACT: Julija Melnik, +4915780269288, +370 613 57997, , http://contactfestival.blogas.lt/
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28 NOV 2015
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26 Dec 2015
La fée Nadou, Affénadou , France

3 days to check in what happened in the past year and to develop new visions through the dance. CI, authentic movement and different other tools.

http://www.lafeenadou.com/stage/stage-mouvement-improvise

and a Christmas Jam on December 25th, open to everybody
http://www.lafeenadou.com/stage/jam-noel

95-120€

CONTACT: Manuela Blanchard, +33 7 81 21 93 54 , , http://www.lafeenadou.com/stages
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4 DEC 2015
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6 Dec 2015
4050 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232 USA

an antidote to the holi-daze

A weekend to steep yourself in love, gratitude, and dance!

A retreat in the middle of the holiday season to find the depths of our thanks-giving & to share in the beauty of the season as a community.

Dancing for days at a time allows you to find new possibilities, following the rhythms of your body in movement and connection.

Step into an oasis of dance.

There will be movement scores to inspire, ritual to ground us, catered lunches to nourish, music to delight, & lots of open dancing time!

Friday, December 4 – Sunday, December 6, 2015
Hosted By: Jacqueline Rubinstein, Director of SomaSpace

Times: Friday 7:00pm -10:00pm (door open at 6:30pm) |
Saturday 10:00am -11:00pm | Sunday 10:00am – 8:00pm

To Register: www.SomaSpace.us/events.html
*Space is limited to 35 registrants, so please register early!

For More Info: Contact@SomaSpace.us | 971-258-1885
www.SomaSpace.us | 4050 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR

Cost: Early Bird Special (until Nov. 23)~$78*
Regular Cost~$92*
*both prices includes a vegetarian lunch on Saturday & Sunday

CONTACT: Jacqueline Rubinstein, 9712581885, , http://www.SomaSpace.us/events.html
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26 DEC 2015
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1 Jan 2016
Paris , France

Hello everyone, friends from nearby and the others far away !

The Paris Contact Improvisation Gathering 2016 offers a whole new format for even more dance and meetings! Come and spend the holidays with us in motion.

Our event will take place in two stages:

From 26 to 28 December 2015: the CI. Parisian Training!

- An intensive contact improvisation weekend given by teachers from Paris and abroad :
From Paris : Céline Auclair, Asaf Bachrach, Matthieu Godeau, Cléo Laigret, Gerry Quévreux ; From abroad : Otto Akanen (Finland), Sabine Sonnenschein (Austria), Tara Brandel (UK) ! (and other teachers to come!)
+ somatic practice sessions proposed by Julen Arévalo Aranzabal (Basque country), Aurélie Galibourg (to be confirmed), Stéphane François (Barcelona) and Kerenn’or Pézard !
+ Shared practices (musicians and dancers!) in the early afternoon.
+ Jams every evening!

From 28 December to 1 January 2016: New Year’s jam!

5 days of jam in the studio Keller! Open space all day and every evening into the night.
New year eve : a festive dance space.

And of course you can start 2016 moving on the 1st of January!

The event takes place in two studios (in short walking distance) in the 11th district of Paris, Studio Keller primarily, and Studio Philippe Genty.

prices : (Does not include housing or food)

CI. Training (from 26/12 to 28/12 ): 80 euros
Jam: (28/12 night 1/1 night) : 50 euros
CI. Training + Jam: 110 euros

More info:

http://pcig1.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/610050745774929/

Registration : please visit http://goo.gl/forms/ZmR6Ezlw3j to register from 1st october 2015
Please don’t register via email nor facebook!

for more informations send us an email at parisnewyearjam@gmail.com

Book early as places are limited!

Accomodations for non-Parisians :
We set up a system for connecting people who can accommodate and those who need to be accommodated,. You will get upon registration.

We look forward to seeing you in December,

the team

CI. Training (from 26/12 to 28/12 ): 80 euros
Jam: (28/12 night 1/1 night) : 50 euros
CI. Training + Jam: 110 euros

CONTACT: Gerry QUEVREUX, https://www.facebook.com/events/610050745774929/
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27 DEC 2015
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30 Dec 2015
Prisma Zentrum, Klösterlistutz 18, Bern, Bern 3013, Switzerland

Fluid Bodies in Motion structure – unity – flow
“Fluid Bodies in Motion” is a delightfully flowing movement quality with clarity and depth in touch as well as a light, playful weight exchange. This is where we will immerse in the subtleties of Contact Improvisation and in addition to exploring amazing phenomena, we will also spend a lot of time dancing.
Nowadays, the fact that the human body consists mainly of water is well known. Nevertheless only taking this image to describe flowing movement qualities is not enough. In fact it’s the unbelievably smart organization and structuring of all our body liquids and their various textures that is needed to create (or: that makes) the miracle of the human body. They enable us to dance smoothly through different levels, to take weight with hardly any effort and finding ourselves having encounters with others that move us not only on a physical level. Fascia with its liquid property plays a major role in the interplay of the different body systems, both for perception and movement coordination.
Experiencing fluid structures and profiting from the knowledge transmitted during the workshop will increase our capacity to perceive our body in motion tremendously and therefore will lead us towards an intense and devoted way of communication with our partners. Its base is deep listening, autonomy and the freedom to influence the dance actively. Permeability on the levels of body, mind and soul will become perceptible and together we will create a joyful, safe and nourishing space for movement and encounter that offers both relaxation and liveliness.
Open to participants with experience in CI.

CHF 400.- / CHF 360.- with early registration

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