Special Events — conferences, festivals, regional jams and workshops

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

26 DEC 2015
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:


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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5 JAN 2016
29 May 2016
Amelia, Italy 05022, Italy

The Italian Festival of Contact Improvisation

One full week of dancing: from May 29th to June 5ht 2016 in Amelia (Umbria).

These are the teachers who will lead the *intensives and the classes:

Martin Keogh (USA)*
Sabine Pranzer (A)*
Alexandra Soshnicova (MD)*
Serghei Golovnea (MD)*
Jacqueline McCormick (UK)
Laura Hicks (CAN)
Noam Carmeli (IL)
Riccardo Meneghini (IT)
Panu Erästö (FIL)
Ester Momblant Ribas (E)

390 euros for registrations before April the 1st
450 euros for registrations before April the 1st
Accomodation, vegetarian food and a lot of dance for a week included!

CONTACT: Leonardo Lambruschini, , http://www.italycontactfest.com
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11 JAN 2016
3 Jul 2016
van Welderenstraat 113, Nijmegen, Gelderland 6511 MH, Netherlands

We dance weekly contactimprovisation on mondaymornings from 9.30-11.30 and mondayevenings from 20.00-22.00,

welcome for all levels

€ 100 for 10 classes / students and minimum income €90

CONTACT: Enrique van Doezelaar, 00 31 6 14 10 99 48, , http://contact-improvisation.nl
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27 JAN 2016
31 Jan 2016
700 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202 USA

Mission Improvable: Embodying Contact
with Alicia Grayson
January 27-January 31, 2016

CLASS & JAM Wednesday evening, January 27!!!
Facilitated by Vivek Patel
3:30-5:30 pm class
Jam & Registration 6:30-8:30 pm
(open to non MI: EC participants for $12 fee for class and $5 fee for the jam or $15 for both )

Thursday, January 28, 2016 8am through
Sunday, January 31, 2015, 3pm

Community Jam:
Sunday, January 31 from 5-8 pm

Wednesday class and Wednesday & Sunday jams are FREE to Mission Improvable: Embodying Contact participants.


Wasteland Studios
700 Main St. (6th floor)
Buffalo, NY 14202

Join guest artist Alicia Grayson and the Buffalo Contact Improv Community from Thursday, January 28th through Sunday, January 31st for a contact improvisation intensive at Wasteland Studios. From a solid grounding and technique in CI fundamentals, through practicing BMC and experiencing the thrill of deepening the connections, 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. Work-study and scholarship options are also available.

Bonus jam and class! All workshop participants are welcome to an opening jam on Wednesday January 27.

All Meals included in participation fee!

Alicia Grayson has been passionately involved with dancing, teaching and performing CI for the past 26 years. She has taught contact improvisation as an adjunct faculty at George Washington University, University of Denver, Naropa University and Shenandoah University. She teaches CI, yoga and pilates classes in Boulder, CO and regularly travels nationally and internationally to teach. Her long time practices of authentic movement, yoga and meditation are important influences on her dancing and teaching. She is a certified Hakomi Therapist and Perinatal Somatic Therapist. She delights in exploring and discovering new depths to contact improvisation and related disciplines and is particularly interested int he intersection of physics and expression and the mind/body relationship.


Workstudy and Scholarship Options

+two jams open to the public

CONTACT: Nancy Hughes, 716-517-0644, , http://buffaloci.weebly.com/mission-improvable-embodying-contact.html
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