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!
$150 (Student or Unemployed)
$180 (Arts Professional)
$200 (Full Price)
On-campus housing (optional) is $80.