Special Events — conferences, festivals, regional jams and workshops

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

6 FEB 2015
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

Principles of contact improvisation
(Great beginning!)

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

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)

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)!


CONTACT: Julija Melnik, +4915780269288, +370 613 57997, , http://contactimprov.blogas.lt/
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3 APR 2015
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
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
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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