Special Events — conferences, festivals, regional jams and workshops

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

8 JUN 2015
30 Nov 2015
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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5 NOV 2015
22 Nov 2015
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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

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CONTACT: ciete cielos, , http://www.contactimprovisacion.com/festin
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7 NOV 2015
8 Nov 2015
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

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.

- “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.

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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14 NOV 2015
15 Nov 2015
Circuit-Est Centre Chorégraphique, 2022 Sherbrooke Street East, Montreal, QC H2K 1B9, Canada


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




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
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!

Vilnius CI team! :)

CONTACT: Julija Melnik, +4915780269288, +370 613 57997, , http://contactfestival.blogas.lt/
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28 NOV 2015
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.


and a Christmas Jam on December 25th, open to everybody


CONTACT: Manuela Blanchard, +33 7 81 21 93 54 , , http://www.lafeenadou.com/stages
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