Special Events — conferences, festivals, regional jams and workshops

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

19 APR 2017
4 May 2017
Quito, Ecuador

In the middle of the world, in the capital of Ecuador, Quito, a group of contact improvisers host the 1st International Contact Festival Ecuador 2017.

The festival is divided in three stages:

Pre-Fest: From April 19th to April 23th, Teacher Training with Alito Alessi

Fest: From April 24th to April 30th, Classes menu with national and international teachers we will be focus on: Alexander technique, Material for the spine, Contact Fundamentals, Acro-Yoga and more.

Post-Fest: From May 1st to May 4th, Artistic coexistence for one-to-one work between teacher and students who want to do deep work in a teacher score.

There will also be jams and performances during the whole festival.

Pre-Fest (Teacher Trainig with Alito Alessi) = USD 200.00
Fest (Classes menu) = USD 150.00
Post-Fest (Artistic coexistence) = USD 50.00

​Pre-Fest + Fest + Post-Fest = USD 320.00
Pre-Fest + Fest = USD 300.00

Price does not include lodging and transportation

National and international transfers

Cuenta de ahorros
No: 2203338752
A nombre de: Juan Francisco Ochoa Vera
Cédula: 1712715497
Correo: somossolouno.contactimpro@gmail.com
Dirección: Av. Amazonas 4545 y Pereira
Quito – Ecuador

CONTACT: Sofia Barriga, +593 999941167, , https://www.contactfestivalecuador.com
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4 MAY 2017
7 May 2017

We are excited to announce the Nevada City Spring Jam! May is one of the most beautiful times to be in Nevada City; everything is lush and green and the wildflowers are in full bloom.
Sign up for a weekend of Contact Improvisation: jamming, classes, labs, river scores and playtime, delicious food, deep conversations, community building, shenanigans, and enjoying the green fields and peaceful forest of the Woolman Campus.

Register through our website: https://nevadacityci.com/springjam2017/

Super Early Bird (March 4-15): $210-$440
Early Bird (March 15-March 24): $240-$440
Early (March 24- April 7): $260-$440
Regular Fee (April 7-Aprll 29): $290-$440
Last Minute (Last 6 days): $330-$440

CONTACT: Kristen Timchak, , http://www.nevadacityci.com
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20 MAY 2017
Weighting to Laugh
121 W. Main Street, Missoula, MT 59801 USA

An introductory contact improvisation workshop for all abilities and levels that incorporates learning to fall safely, counter balance, weight sharing principles and gradients, spilling and pouring weight into a partner, qualities of touch and identifying the center.

Along with the structural and anatomical truths of contact improvisation, there will also be attention to the immediate experience that includes any of the following, but not limited to: group and individual intention, emotion, imagination and decision making in the moment.

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Register with Tricia at missoulacontactimprov@gmail.com
or on The Downtown Dance Collective’s website:

For more info on Tricia’s work see: triciavision.blogspot.com


CONTACT: Tricia Opstad, 4065314249,
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21 MAY 2017
27 May 2017
Leviathan Studio, Lasqueti Island, British Columbia , Canada

This 5 day event is suitable to all levels. Don’t let the title fool you, ‘Foundations’ does not mean ‘basic,’ or easy or beginner. This may be your first introduction to some of the skills that encourage good Contact Improv dancing but hopefully not the last. Many of the skills are not learned in a single workshop. Two classes per day of 2 hours each will leave us with enough energy to jam in the evening. Jamming in the evening is integral to learning the skills we practised during class.

$500Canadian includes tuition, taxes, meals, camping/dormitory, and transportation on Lasqueti.

CONTACT: Mark Young, , http://leviathan.lasqueti.ca/foundations-to-ci-5day-may21-272017
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25 MAY 2017
28 May 2017
De Vlierhof, Kleverstrasse 115, Kleve Keeken, Noordrein Westfalen , Germany

Dancing still, dancing wild. Deep silence to spring symphony, to wild summer dances…

In the silent morning we dance to inner songs. In the afternoon, we move together. Sauna in the evening brings further relaxation. A sweet mix of meditation, dance & contact improvisation, bodywork and contact tango. It is springtime! Let’s play, dance with the trees and connect with yourself and others. Special attention for landscapes, nature, beeing and dancing outside….

The retreat centre is environmental friendly ‘de Vlierhof’, in the peaceful landscape of Kleve, a small village just across the Dutch border near Nijmegen.

Retreat starts Thursday 25 May with a dinner at 18.30 and ends on Sunday 28 May with a lunch at 13.00.

Lydia Müller is a professional dancer and dance teacher and has been working in several professional dance companies and interactive streettheater performances. She has been performing together with Ezequiel Sanucci with Tango Now and is choreographing her own children dancetheater performances.
Lydia is teaching contact improvisation, contemporary dance, Argentine tango, contact tango, African dance, yoga & meditation and more from children to adults. Her quality in teaching is to guide the whole group into a journey of creativity, playfulness and joy.
Lydia is a creative person expressing herself through dance, improvisation, music and being a pure, enthousiastic human being.

Kristien Sonnevijlle is a dancer/vocalist with a background in physical theater. She is specialized in improvisation as a performing art, ‘instant composition’. She has spent long summers in France and winters in India in meditation retreats with different teachers. She believes movement, vocal work and meditation are deeply connected and inform each other. Japanese butoh dance studies helped her to further develop this connection, as well as the current Bio-dynamic craniosacral training.

Organic food and Accommodation at De Vlierhof
Shared room 2/4 p. : 180 euro
Single room: 234 euro
limited places for reduced price available for low income, contact us asap…

Teaching and Organisation
Sliding scale 225 – 375 euro

CONTACT: Kristien Sonnevijlle, +31 (0)6-28775775, , http://sansville.wordpress.com/wildandstill
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