Organizations — regional websites, studios, companies, etc. – "everything else"
Buenos Aires , Argentina

FEstin de Contact Improvisación
Contact improvisation world wide festin

Nov 2017

CONTACT: 054 11 - 4433-5643, ,
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Schellhammerg.24, Wien, Wien 1160, Austria

is offering movement and dancecourses, bodywork in one to one sesssions and groups,familydance, sometimes an Improjam

CONTACT: 004369911120777, ,
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antwerp , Belgium
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A website for Contact Improvisation in Belgium.

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14 rue de la compète, bruxelles, 1210, Belgium

The Camping Town, with its tree-houses “to sleep” and its studio “to create”, is a an hosting place dedicated to performance and creation. It promotes the dance « Contact Improvisation » through regular classes, Open Spaces, laboratories and the « Week of Contact-e », that aims to open Contact-Improvisation to new publics into news locations (school, swimming pool, parcs…):

CONTACT: 32485625360, ,
Permalink — Updated: Aug 07 2014

International Contact Improvisation Festival of Rio de janeiro, oficial website

CONTACT: (** 55 21) 22662579, ,
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Brasília, Brazil

t is a project of communication and exchange of opinion formation and improvement to the dancers, choreographers, directors, and dance professionals. During the last years this project is creating a communication network between Brazilian and foreign professionals, allowing for reflection, research development and improvement work.

The Festival was created in 1996 by artist Giovane Aguiar, is currently Director and Programmer of the festival.

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The Montreal contact improvisation dance community has set up a formal (and let’s admit it: legally incorporated) structure to preserve that fragile, precious moment when anything seemed possible. This structure is the Association de contact improvisation.

In its formal dimension, the Association is composed of members who come together annually in a general meeting to elect a board of directors, ratify any changes to the general guidelines, and approve the financial statements.

In its intuitive dimension, the Association expresses a hope of solidarity and harmony arising from the regular practice of contact improvisation.

The mission of the Association of Contact Improvisation (ACI) consists of: assembling individuals to support an artistic community project, adequately representing its membership before concerned parties, promoting contact improvisation dance through education, research and performance, developing the practice of contact improvisation and broadening its accessibility to the public.

CONTACT: 514-518-6240, ,
Permalink — Updated: May 20 2009

Study alternatives in physical training, creation and performance at Mascall Dance’s annual Way Out West summer intensive. Contact improvisation workshop for 2011 is w/ Yves Candau and more…way more!

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Leviathan Studio, Lasqueti Island, British Columbia , Canada

Leviathan Studio is dedicated to the study of Contact Improvisation. Operating only in the summer months, Leviathan Studio offers retreats of various lengths. As it is difficult to get to Lasqueti Island, British Columbia, participants tend to be strong and committed. They know the value of sustained practice. Participants often stay for longer than a month. There is a high returning rate with many participants returning annually. You are well supported with the highest quality food on perhaps the best dance floor in the world.

Leviathan Studio is committed to the serious study of Contact Improvisation. Sometimes described as ‘old-school’ we jam in the traditional sense. We do not do ecstatic dance. Recorded music is used rarely and at the discretion of the instructor. We do not allow games that involve spanking, tickling or biting. Energy work is not permitted in the studio. Come to play our game, not your game.

Leviathan Studio is intoxicant free.

Leviathan Studio is completely off-grid. We generate all of our own electricity using solar, wind and micro-hydro.

Leviathan Studio has no external financial supports. There are no grants supporting Leviathan Studio. There are no profits. Please be conscious of these facts when asking for a discount.

Permalink — Updated: Dec 03 2016
Arts Court Studio "B", 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario , Canada

Consensus collective organizing the Ottawa/Gatineau region weekly contact improvisation dance jams. Come join the fun!

CONTACT: +1-613-235-6216, ,
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Toronto, Ontario , Canada

Kathleen Rea, former dancer with the National Ballet Company of Canada, Ballet Jorgen Canada and Tirolerlandes Theatre (Austria), founded REAson d'être dance productions in 2000. Directed by Kathleen Rea, its mandate is to create and produce dance events that use dance, vocalization, text and physical theatre to express the human condition. The company highlights the creative work of Kathleen Rea and other artists. REAson d'être dance productions also strives to teach and inspire the public about dance through education projects, and provides experience for young dancers. Another unique feature is that Rea values senior dance artists as much as young dancers. She is inspired by the generational story telling and themes possible with a dance company that spans many ages.

REAson d'être dance productions has produced four main stage works choreographed by Kathleen Rea: Fleeting, Marrow, Ire and Long Live. Another memorable event was the co-production of Lapinthrope, a dance film choreographed by Rea. Lapinthrope was screened at 14 international film festivals and won best long-short film at the Festival Der Nationen (Austrian film festival). REAson d'être dance productions also produced Close Knit for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2007, which was performed outdoors throughout the night and involved a 30 foot long piece of knitting. REAson d'être dance productions has co-production credits with Decadence Films, the Chimera Project, Kaeja d’Dance,the Parkdale BIA and princess productions.

Most recelty REAson d'etre dance productions' Long Live was nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore awards, Outstanding Choreography for Kathleen Rea, Outstanding Dance Performance for Karen Kaeja and Outstanding Sound Design/Composition for Daniela Gesundheit and Dan Goldman

REAson d'etre dance values:

- Expression through movement

- Excellence in the field of dance

- Diversity

- Arts Education

- Accessibility of the arts

- Support of other artists in an inclusive approach to creation and business practices

REAson d'etre dance activities:

-Production of dance performances

-Production of affordable dance based workshops and classes

-Mentoring of other artists

- Education outreach

- Programs that ensure that dance is accessible

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5976 Cambie Street, Vancouver , BC V5Z 3A9, Canada

A company dedicated to dance improvisation in contact.
Where collaboration between dancers and musicians is the antidote as we flow through the realms of improvisation in intimite adoration of the revealing moment.

CONTACT: 778 855 7337, ,
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windsor, ontario n9c1h3, Canada
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Beijing, Beijing , China

Beijing Contact Improv is a loose collection of individuals who enjoy contact improvisation. The group started in 2013 as a space for professionals and non-professions to dance together. After a brief hiatus, the group resumed weekly jams again in June 2014. Most events are organized via Facebook and WeChat.

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vincennes 94300, France

Danse contact Improvisation tous les mardi soirs de 18h à 19h 30 dirigé par Genevieve CRON

CONTACT: 0662799667, ,
Permalink — Updated: Feb 02 2012
Le Poulpe
CAEN, Normandy , France

Le Poulpe (the octopus) is a new collective of people fond of Contact-improvisation dance. We organize events in Caen (Normandy) one a month at least (workshops, lessons, jams…). We also organize events about contemporary dance and physical practices (as Qi Gong, Yoga, etc…).
Contact us on FB : “Le Poulpe”

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6 RUE DE DRAC, GRENOBLE, 38000, France

A local CI organisation to organize weekly jam (every sunday evening, weekly class (every tuesday evening)and even a one week CI festival every july.

Permalink — Updated: May 04 2017
6 RUE DE DRAC, GRENOBLE, Rhône Alpes 38000, France

A local CI organisation to organize weekly jam (every sunday evening, weekly class (every tuesday evening)and even a one week CI festival every july.

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Grenoble, 38000, France

Chorescence was founded by Isabelle Üski in April 2005. Since then, it has been offering various spaces for practicing, exploring, and performing contact improvisation and related practices. The dynamic around the association keeps growing amazingly.

Please come and visit! Our beautiful community will be very happy to recieve your visits..

Where is Grenoble?

In the French Alps, 1,5 hour East from Lyon, 1,5 hour South from Geneve.

Please note a that the local aiport (Grenoble) is connected with several low cost air compagnies.

>> St SYLVESTRe jam

Week-end workshops in Grenoble
Intensives in ‘St ANDEOL

ST Andeol has a beautiful studio located in the montains 45 km from Grenoble.
Please check >> the program, the workshops announced with an English flag are offered both in French and English!


Please contact us for details if you don’t understand the French webpage

> Performances
Performances and Artistic project, please check the program.

CONTACT: 003+(0)601635067, ,
Permalink — Updated: Dec 01 2010
Latillé, Poitou-Charentes 86190, France

Collectif Zone d’Appui Provisoire is a contemporary dance company, whose core dancers are Léa Bonnaud & Mélanie Jolly.
We create performances, teach and research in the mouvement field.
We also organise Contact Improvisation workshops.

Permalink — Updated: Sep 30 2015
18 rue eugene Jacquet, Lille, Nord , France

Classes, courses and jam contact improvisation with Marguerite Pechillon, mostly in Lille (Rijsel) and the “Nord Pas de Calais” (France).

CONTACT: 03 20 26 37 92, ,
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3 rue de Bercy, Montpellier, Languedoc Roussillon 34000, France

Initiated by Mandoline Whittlesey in 2003, the CI has a strong implantation in Montpellier with weekly workshops, monthly jam and week-end workshop with international teachers.

Weekly workshop
Every monday 18:00-21:00 in a studio 5 minutes from the rail station.
5€ each + (one time fee insurance : 5€)

Monthly jam
Every second sunday 18:00-21:00 in a former modern church with a big space.
5€ each + (one time fee insurance : 10€)

Check our website for details and adresses.

Permalink — Updated: Jul 09 2013
Cartoucherie, Route Champ de Manoeuvres, Paris, Île-de-France 75012, France

The Atlier de Paris Carolyn Carlson proposes a season of masterclasses for yearly more than 350 dancers and professionals from the world of performing arts. Our most important goal is to offer an education of high level conrtibuted by important international artists.

The Masterclasses take place in the Atelier situated in Paris, in the « Cartoucherie » a complex of various Parisien theatres.
Very soon (Noevmbre 15th – 19th) we will be offering a class given by choreographer Robyn Orlin. In December we will have classes given by : Ivan Wolfe a Suisse master of contemporary dance and contact impro as well as Juha Marsalo, former dancer of Carolyn Carlson, who’s now very activly creating his own works in Paris and throughout Europe.
In January follows our Australian programm with choreographers Rosalind Crisp, Helen Herbertson and performer Andrew Morrish.

Likewise we’re also a place of creation, offering space for artists to create , rehearse and research for their work. See further information on our website.

CONTACT: 0033-(0)1-417 417 10, ,
Permalink — Updated: Nov 17 2010
1 rue Keller, Paris, Paris , France

L’oeil et la main is a Parisian CI Collective dedicated to the promotion of CI in the city and around, especially through an annual festival (RiCI, in July), workshops of invited international teachers (in 2015 and 2016, Jurij Konjar, Charlie Morrissey and Ralf Jarozinski were our guests), labs on philosophy and CI, and the format “talk+jam” where an academic is invited to share the space with a dancer to introduce the jam.

Permalink — Updated: Mar 15 2016
Toulouse, France

Initiative Contact Improvisation

Permalink — Updated: Feb 18 2009
21 rue de tambour, reims, Grand Est 51100, France

Linfraviolet is a non profit organisation about movement created in Reims within animated cinema, dance improvisation (mainly contact impro) and thaï massage (with CI).
About contact impro, different workshops, jams are organised monthly : jam CI with a technical focus on sunday afternoon ! And a new event on Tuesday (1 or 2 per month) with Kayoubi jam CI, a kind of experimental space mixing CI, live music, drawing, cinema, photo in a cultural bar in Reims !
Also, we propose courses about *thaï massage and contact impro!
More info : /+33624785853 / Fb : Linfraviolet

CONTACT: +33624785853,
Permalink — Updated: Feb 03 2017
Werkstatt Engel, Muehlenbergstr. 73, Waltenhofen, Bavaria 87448, Germany

Dance Studio where Contact Improvisation, New Dance, Dance Improvisation and work with the voice is taught in workshops and ongoing classes.
The studio can also be rented for Researching etc. It is situated in a very remote place with beautiful environment. Accommodation is also available.

CONTACT: 00498324953818, ,
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Crete , Greece

Fysalida is a dance group based in Heraklion, Crete. The company was founded in 2006 by Georgia Petrali with the aim of exploring, creating and producing any art form through collaboration between artists, educators, therapists and scientists.

CONTACT: +302810224321, ,
Permalink — Updated: May 21 2013
Avlaki / Kalamourida, Ikaria Island 83302, Greece


The dance house for you and your group/team!

THE EGG is an international seminar house in Ikaria/Greece, overviewing the sea from sunrise till sunset. In a private open-air dance space you can dance on a 140m2 professional dance floor facing the sea. You can rent THE EGG for your own dance workshop/seminar/retreat. We will help you to organize transfers, accommodation and food during your stay with a dance group. THE EGG inlcludes:

• 140 m² open air seminar area with 180° sea view
• 180 m² sea view terrace
• 70 m² dining area
• 50 m² relax area
• Library, chill-out area
• Open-air changing room
• Camping area (only on request)
• Vegetarian, organic breakfast and/or lunch buffets
• Free Ice-Tea during classes/lessons
• Professional floor (Yoga, Dance)
• Mats and blankets
• Projector
• Music equipment
• WiFi Internet
• Support and guidance 24/7 (travel, excursions, transfer) from THE EGG
• Groundskeeping of all facilities
• Unique location in a picturesque landscape
• Private sandy beach, 10 minutes walking distance

CONTACT: 004917632659007, ,
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25is Martiou, Paleros 300 12, Paleros, West Greece 300 12, Greece

Ellas Retreat is a Yoga Meditation Centre situated in Paleros, a beautiful and authentic greek town on the Ionian Sea.
Our purpose is to help our students to lift their self awareness by holding Yoga, Meditation and Dance retreats.
We think that combining the inner power of Contact Dance with that one of Yoga and Meditation could provide an even higher power to these disciplines.
Come to visit us and discover our next retreats on

CONTACT: +306980227441, ,
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H-4026, Hungary
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Waterside Theatre, Glendermott Road, Derry, Northern Ireland BT47 6BG, Ireland

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company is recognised as Northern Ireland’s leading Dance Company. It was created by Ursula Laeubli and Steve Batts in Amsterdam in 1991 and after six years of project work in Europe it relocated to Derry, Northern Ireland where it has since become a key influence in the development of dance theatre in Ireland.

Echo Echo regularly produces and tours internationally with original new performance work for an ensemble of local and international dancers. The company also has a strong commitment to developing dance as an accessible art form maintaining a busy dance education and outreach programme for people of all ages and abilities.

It is the company’s movement style and ethos that sets it apart from the crowd with influences ranging from the quirky and playful to gentle and poetic, sourcing its movement material from a very wide range of contemporary dance forms and movement practices.

Echo Echo’s team of staff, artists and volunteers has flourished in recent years, generating a diverse and exciting programme of education and performance work.

CONTACT: +44(0)28 7134 2266, ,
Permalink — Updated: Jul 30 2010
Kibbutz Ein Shemer, Menashe , Israel

Artness: A Home and School for the Art of Movement and Its Performance

Artness, founded in 2005 by Shahar Dor, and located in Kibbutz Ein Shemer, is a place for movement artists, audiences and community, in which to study, create and perform. Participants come from all over the world.

“Artness is the connection of art to life, the expression of belief and practice. I see the artist as the human being who is connected to the fire of knowledge and life, and art as originating in core sources and being expressed in never-ending ways.”

“Movement and the Art of Performance are powerful tools for the discovery and expression of the self; of what we are, and what we are living. The willingness to come close to and touch the hot inner core is the key to discovery of the treasure, the doorway to the other, the invitation of the miracle. The necessary ingredients are a love of movement, practice, patience, availability, attention, all over time. The tools are the body, the heart and thought.”
Shahar Dor, Artistic Director, Artness

The School, first and foremost a demanding artistic framework, trains dancers, creators and performers, while allowing them to develop as people and artists who can lead themselves, their art and their surroundings, with curiosity and creativity to new and rich places of inspiration and doing.

The Artness vocabulary is that of body, the awareness of movement and the art of image creating. It is the result of many years of research, creativity and the search for ways of varied expression of a common and inclusive language; in philosophy and practice, in performance, in directing and teaching.

Studies expose the student to a wide variety of experiences aimed at achieving technique and work methodology, discovering their core sources, finding and developing their specific language and voice, and a personal and indelible style as creators and performers.

Artness is also distinct in its physical campus and locality, located in a cooperative agricultural community, made up of small buildings and nature. The experience of attending Artness is therefore a total experience – of life, life within a creative environment, creating a dialogue between life and art.

CONTACT: + 972 (0)4 6374511, ,
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The Italian CI Website

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Via Alberotanza 16, Bari, Italy 70125, Italy

Casina Settarte is a farm- retrait center located in the suggestive country of Itria Valley between olive trees and stone houses typical from the region. Germana and Franco have the aim of creating an inspiring space for collaboration of dancers and performers coming from different country of the world. We hosted workshops with the most amazing teachers of Contact Improvisation (between the others, Nancy Stark Smith, Kirstie Simson, K. J. Holmes….)

CONTACT: +39 348 6644073, ,
Permalink — Updated: Mar 12 2013
Via Cavour 1, Merano, South Tyrol 39012, Italy

Contact Group in South Tyrol, in the North of Italy.
Weekly courses, monthly jam’s, September Jam Festival

Permalink — Updated: Oct 25 2015
Milano, Lombardia , Italy

Organizer’s of CI and somatic movement events in Milano

Permalink — Updated: Jun 30 2018
Via Dante n 22, Pontedera, Pisa, Toscany 56025, Italy

spazio NU is an association of indipendent artists interested in Contact Improvisation, and other lunguages, like butoh, clown and others.
we organise Jams and workshop.
spazio NU is also a dance-physicall theatre company.

CONTACT: 039 329 0908119, ,
Permalink — Updated: Jun 04 2009
Rome, Lazio , Italy

We organize jams, classes and workshops in Rome and in the countryside near Rome.

Permalink — Updated: Sep 05 2011
Company Blu , Via Cadorna 18, Sesto Fiorentino, Tuscany 50019, Italy

Il Centro Danza Company Blu è uno spazio per la conoscenza e lo sviluppo delle attività espressive e si pone come punto di incontro e di scambio delle nuove tendenze nella danza.
Il centro promuove un lavoro didattico a livello nazionale ed internazionale ed ospita insegnanti e coreografi di significative scuole e compagnie europee e degli Stati Uniti. Tende quindi, nella specifica programmazione delle attività didattiche, a sviluppare un equilibrio fra lo studio e la ricerca tecnica ed artistica. È uno spazio per l’apprendimento e la conoscenza di strumenti capaci di stimolare ed aiutare le persone ad elaborare una propria metodologia di studio, una propria esplorazione linguistica, filtro dell’espressione artistica.
Il “Centro Danza Company Blu” è stato nominato dalla Regione Toscana come Agenzia Formativa nel 1997

Company Blu is a meeting point for the exchange of new tendencies in dance and interdisciplinary performance.
The center promotes didactic work at a national and international level and hosts teachers and choreographers from significant European and North American schools and companies. The center tends to program classes and workshops which find a balance between technical and artistic research. It aims to stimulate dancers to acknowledge instruments and to elaborate their own methods of study and linguistic exploration, to become a filter of artistic expression.
Center Company Blu Danza was nominated as a Higher Educative Agency by the Regione Toscana in 1997.

CONTACT: 39 055440265; 3286907866, ,
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lecce, Italy

We are a free organisation coordinated from the teacher Francis Calsolaro to make research on the potential expressing emotions trough mime, paint, dance, contact improvisation and mimecare (

CONTACT: (+39)335376906,
Permalink — Updated: Oct 21 2009
1-35-9-302Denenchouhu, oota-ku, Tokyo, Japan

C I jams,classes,event,festival ,,website in Tokyo & vicinity.
organized by miteinoE

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Distrito Federal , Mexico

Contact Improvisation lovers, practitioners and building community

CONTACT: (0152) (044) 5541907464,
Permalink — Updated: Jan 11 2016
Casablanca , Morocco

Irtijal is a Moroccan association created by Nezha Rhondali in 2013 with one of the aim of sharing the knowledge and experience in Contact improvisation and dance improvisation in Morocco.

Permalink — Updated: Jan 17 2017
Wittenstraat 100 (near Westerpark), ring bell marked "studio 100", Amsterdam, 1052, Netherlands

we organize a jam every Saturday-afternoon (16:00h.),
with before that a class, where one of us teaches alternately (14:00h).
please check: our-calendar

CONTACT: +31-6-1833 4743 (Sebas),    , ,
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Enschede, Overijssel , Netherlands

Research on movements: workshop + dance jam in the context for improvisation in theatre, dance, music….or just to get aware about your own body movements in daily life.

We can give you the oppertunity to participate in our workshops and jams in the Prismare (Enschede) twice a month.

twice a month on Friday in the “Muziek Atelier”.

Preparation: 19:50 – 20:00
Workshop: 20:00 – 20:45
DansJam: 20:45 – 21:45

(Be there in time!…10 minutes before the workshops starts would be great)

Workshop + DansJam: 5 Euro

Easy wearing clothes like T-shirt and Yogi pants.


Muziek Atelier

Roomweg 167d
7523 BM Enschede for more info

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Cremerstraat 247, ("Centrum Emma"), Utrecht, Utrecht 3532 BJ, Netherlands
  • Sebas van Wetten teaches a weekly class in Utrecht on wednesdays, and iregular workshops througout the country.

Sebas teaches CI since 2003; in his CI classes he uses also elements from Modern Dance (release technique), Creative Dance (‘Dansexpressie’), Dance Improvisation; BodyMindCentering.
-> See the Calendar on the website for actual dates.

CONTACT: +31-6-1833 4743 , ,
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Utrecht, Netherlands

Dansimprovisatie Utrecht holds classes in instant composition, improvisation in performance and release technique as well as in partnering work and contact improvisation within instant composition. Besides giving classes Dansimprovisatie Utrecht has a performance group which performs several times a year in collaboration with musicians, a choir, costume designers and others. Most of the time the performances are held on location, in a museum or on the street for example. The organisation is founded by choreographer Iris van Peppen.

CONTACT: +31 (0)6-24141847, ,
Permalink — Updated: Oct 19 2010
18 Huia Road, Titirangi, Auckland, West 0604, New Zealand

SOUL – centre of the body and mind is a retreat on the edge of the native rainforest of the Waitakere Ranges just 20 minutes from the city of Auckland on the tranquil isles of New Zealand. Located in the mountain village of Titirangi (meaning “the fringe of heaven”), Soul is dedicated to providing a space of tranquillity, nurture and expansion.

We provide weekly classes, weekend retreats, workshops and a wide range of personalised treatments and packages.

SOUL is New Zealand’s only dedicated space for somatic and kinesthetic education and research. Working with a creative focus we combine creative practice with wellbeing, healing and being.

Our vision is to create a community of like-minded “Soul’s” who love and care for the planet, and love and care for each other and themselves.
SOUL is a place where people like you and I can find an integrated approach to well-being that aligns the body, mind and spirit.

The essential experience of life we all seek.

Balance, creativity and a passion for life.

CONTACT: 09 817 3051, ,
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Lodz, Poland

Greycoloured Shamans is a self-proclaimed association founded on 13th March 2008 with the aim to act against no action. We say a flat NO! to apathy and passiveness of those whose time is flowing through the fingers.
The first Polish Contact Improvisation website has been created to help C.I. fans to explore this form of movement and dance. The website will provide information about C.I. events, workshops and jams. We will be also organizing C.I. events, keeping you up to date with them all for contact is great fun . For all the latest news go to our Forum. Sign in and share your knowledge with us! We hope to get C.I. going in Poland. This website has been prepared for you and you are welcome to contribute!

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R. Ana de Castro Osório 6A, Lisboa, Lisboa , Portugal

Bioenergetics Therapy & Active Meditation in Action.

“Encounter happens with will and at least two presences, it is not possible when two absences try to find something on the other side where nothing exists.

In my work I see myself as an activator of doors you may choose to open and take a deeper honest look into yourself. My objective is to tell my personal history, show you what I can do, inviting you to join me so that we walk part of the path together, growing in the process. Dance, Trust and Celebrate. Fall in love with yourself!”

All the work of the Encounters is based upon Bioenergetics Therapy, the terapeutical work developed by Alexander Lowen & Prem Milan, unblocking the body, freeing our vital energy and joy. Through emocional expression, breathing, voice and movement, it allows you to live your sexuality and criativity to its plenitude. Than you may also join me in the diferent aspects of this: Contact-Improvisation, Theater, Martial Arts, Archery, Shamanic practices.

CONTACT: 914613323, ,
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Lisbon, Lisbon , Portugal

The LX Dance Festival Contact Improvisation, is the first Contact-Improvisation Festival in Portugal. Promoting the encounter and exchange between practitioners and professionals, contributing to the creation of a new vision and expansion paths for Contact-Improvisation in Portugal. A meeting made by Portuguese and world people working in Portugal, with the intention of passing the magic of this country to the world. The Festival will held meetings, jams and workshops with artists and specialists in Dance, Contact and Improvisation

CONTACT: +351927310107, ,
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Cluj Napoca, Romania

GroundFloor Group is an advocate of young and emerging choreographers and dancers, taking up, encouraging and supporting initiatives in contemporary dance and theatre in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Since 2006 they are annually organizing TRANS-CONTACT, International Festival of Contact Improvisation. The group also produced or co-produced five contemporary dance performances between 2004-2009 and plans to open its own venue in a former brush factory in October 2009.

CONTACT: +40-748-144322, ,
Permalink — Updated: Jun 25 2009
Ci in Irkutsk
Academicheskaya str. 56/5, room 1. busstop the " South ". Centre of Applied Psychology " STEPS", Irkutsk, Russian Federation

Class of contact improvisation . On Fridays from 19:00 to 20:30 , 1.5 hours.

The cost of training – 350 rubles or 1200 – season ticket for 4 classes .
Companies from three people – 10% discount.

Contact Improvisation (CI) – is the direction of the dance, based on a combination of relaxation and dance techniques , meditation, and the principles of aikido.

KI – this communion , the dance of two or more people. No tangles and memorized phrases – there is a lively dialogue of people , bodies and emotions. In this dialogue, gradually recede and disappear fear open himself , fear of dancing and genuine fear of easy communication.

Most of us first learn pryamostoyaniyu , then walking upright , and then decides that it is sufficient and this infantile level of freedom from gravity.

KI can understand and master a wide range of possibilities of the body , to feel more free. In all senses . And at all levels.

Do you like to dance?
Want toned energetic body?
Dreaming move plastically ?
And yet , at the same time wants to avoid :

monotonous repetition ,
learning ,
self-restraint to do something ?
Contact improvisation – a dance consisting of free movement , support, operations , balance sheets , shoals and touch.

Through the movement and development of certain skills in the classroom we teach the body ( and personality in general) :

do without fear,
move smoothly ( and even fly )
easy to find the strength and self-confidence,
to feel and to guard its borders ,
Interface smoothly and freely communicate
blossom and grow.
Each session includes a warm-up exercises and practice sessions , respectively, subject and Gemma – while free tea and tea parallel , and completion in the form of a massage or something equally pleasant and resursiruyuschego .

Irkutsk, Academic , 56/5 , of. I base.
Stopping the " South " .

Centre of Applied Psychology " STEPS " (Irkutsk ) .

CONTACT: +7 3952 42-40-36,
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Ci in Kaliningrad
Shady Lane, 35. DK "Tsepruss", Kaliningrad, Russian Federation

Class of contact improvisation. Friday from 19:00 to 21:00, 2:00.

One-time visit (class and party-Jam) – 200 rubles.

On afford to have loose, comfortable clothes that you can sit, lie down, roll on the floor. Soft type of volleyball kneepads.
We are engaged in bare feet.
Bring Water – drink during training necessary! (one liter will suffice).

CONTACT: +7 911 457-96-73,
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Kazan, Russian Federation

We have long dreamed of a wonderful place where you can live and develop Contact Improvisation . This place appeared – House with garden in a picturesque location on the banks of the Volga River, next to the field near the woods . A dream comes true. In addition to dance training there , we plan to deal with:
Authentic movement ,
Conduct breathing and voice training,
Walks – Meditation – Performances – Travelling on the river.
Conversations . Mental processes and evening gatherings around the campfire.
A healthy vegetarian diet , to exercise swimming, healthy sleep.
So we all participate and contribute to its development and the development of Dance on EARTH!
Now! We rebuilt the top floor of the studio. And we will continue the reconstruction of the winter, the roof is insulated with a fairy godmother !
OM !

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Prospekt Mira . Krasnoyarsk club contact improvisation " Tangles, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation

Class of contact improvisation . Sunday, 11:00-14:00 , 3:00 .

One-time employment 300 p .

Comfortable clothing made ​​from natural fabrics, covering the knees and elbows.

Dear friends !

Krasnoyarsk club contact improvisation " tangles " invites you on a regular practices in contact improvisation .

Contact Improvisation (CI) – first of all communication between the two partners to each other in the language of the body , leading to joint experiences and discoveries.

KI is also a great practice of physical development, and at the same time , a kind of dance of " creativity and the joy of " giving , along with physical exercise , mental relaxation and a sea of ​​positive emotions.

This dance has been learned movements, it is pure improvisation with a partner. Spontaneous play and a fascinating study of motion.

Depending on the perception of human clinical trials can be an exciting acrobatics, meditation, a form of communication , the dance of the soul …

Krasnoyarsk , Mira .

CONTACT: +7 905 973-12-03, ,
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metro Krasnopresnenskaya, Barrikadnaya Street 1905 Joiner Lane., 3, Bldg. 34 (entrance to Carpenter Lane with Little Georgia) from Krasnopresnenskaya and Barrikadnaya, 7-10 minutes. on foot, metro Tulskaya, Open World, Pavlovskaya str. 18, Hall 2, Moskow, Russian Federation

Jams and classes every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

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Ci in Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation

Class of contact improvisation . on request for 1.5 hours.
Start the program – in October 2013.
Set in the daytime and evening groups .
Time is adjusted individually .

On the other:
 - Sportswear ;
 - Ballet shoes or socks .
Classes are held in small groups of 2 or 4 people .

Nizhny Novgorod.
Nizhny Novgorod region .

Lesson in a mini- group:
 - 400 rubley/90 minutes.
Individual session :
 - Rubley/45 700 minutes ;
 - 850 rubles / 60 minutes.

Subscribe to the 4 group lessons – 1800 rubles.

… Our whole life is made of relationships – with oneself, others, events.

What are the relations we seek ? I think in one word – a harmonious.

That is, for an orderly , harmonious , built .

Contact improvizaiya (CI) – the study of himself under the microscope of his own body (without the knowledge of the features of his world view , its borders and its " sound " – is hardly possible to build a harmonious relationship ) .

CT – an acquaintance through traffic with their stereotypes of behavior (perhaps – is not always appropriate and effective ) , their unconscious fears and concerns , their expectations and " stuck " in the body of unexpressed emotions.

CI is a way to transform legacy of psychological " programs " in the appropriate your current life situation.

CI – an opportunity to become harmonious and , as a consequence, bring harmony in relationships.

Plus: regular classes contact improvisation can satisfy the natural human need for bodily contact with others!

A set is open. Additional groups are formed . Call and sign up for your occupation Him !

CONTACT: +7 920 021-01-51,
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Yadrintsevskaya str. 18, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation

Contact improvisation classes on Thursday and Friday from 19:00 to 21:00, 2:00.

1 class – 300 rubles.

CONTACT: +7 913 924-53-59, ,
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Ci in Omsk
Maluntseva str, 6., Omsk, Russian Federation

Class of contact improvisation . Sunday, 11:00-14:00 , 3:00.

250 rubles – a one-time activity ,
800 rubles – a subscription for 4 classes
1600 rubles – pass for 8 sessions .

Students discounts:
200 rubles – a one-time activity ,
600 rubles – a subscription for 4 classes
1,200 rubles – a subscription for 8 sessions .

Contact improvisation – one of the modern dance. In fact – it’s a deep and versatile practice aimed at self-awareness , a partner of the world itself in contact with a partner and with the world.

Most often, the contact is danced in duet , where the partners are in a constant interaction. Contact improvisation – it is primarily the interaction . It occurs only where there is a meeting at the interaction point , the contact point . The original concept of this interaction – is the exchange of weight. Classes aimed not only at studying art movement, but , first of all , to develop in a person the skills necessary for the implementation of communication: listening and speaking , feel, and act , to be on the move and be the go .

Created under laboratory space – the space of the new experience of its members. Improvisation – the way the offset traditional boundaries of perception of the world. We will consider improvisation as a source of creativity and how to open the imagination. A key objective of this lab – Extension of awareness of the body , the development of powers of observation of the functioning of the body in motion and the study of its capabilities and movement patterns . We will experiment with the weight , inertia, spin , dip, relaxation , stress and other spatio -temporal dynamics of the manifestations of the body. To do this, we will use the techniques of contact improvisation , composition , authentic movement , and others.

CONTACT: +7 3812 67-13-27,
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Ci in Rostov-on-Don
Temernitskiy str. 45, room 109, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation

Class of contact improvisation. Saturday, from 18:00 to 20:00, 2:00.

One-time visit (class and party-Jam) – 200 rubles., Subscription – 150 rubles. Just Jam – 100 rubles. During November, the first lesson – for free!

CONTACT: +7 903 438-777-9
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Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

CI Tuesdays – Contact Improvisation classes on Tuesdays in the studio theater dance Iguanas.
TIME: 19:30 to 22:30
Phone: +7 905 215 61 52 – Light

Address: Nab. Moika nab.104, unmarked door, two steps up
Class + Jam on Wednesdays in the studio Cypress, with 18-45 to 22-00
with 18-45 – self-heating, 19-00 – beginning of the class
Ignat leads Artemyev

Place: Professor Kachalova Street. 8 The (Pass through the checkpoint factory Sport (required to have a passport with you!))
phone: +7-965-084-07-65

CONTACT: +7 905 215 61 52, +7-965-084-07-65,
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Saint Petersburg , Saint Petersbourg 190000, Russian Federation
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Ci in Tomsk
Mira str. 15, Center space, " M15 " ., Tomsk, Russian Federation

Class of contact improvisation . Saturday from 17:00 to 19:00, 2:00 .

One-time visit (class and party – Jam) – 300 rubles. ,

I ’m going to cry ! " – Said Miss Snork . – " I am so afraid of the end of the world. "

 - Do not worry, he will come only on Friday – tried to comfort her Moomin . – We have time enough to dance to it.

I suggest we start to dance , regardless of age , having a partner and experience. To dance their dance , solo, with a partner, in a group, in space.

We study communication in the body, the physical movement of the body in space and are looking for an opportunity to use it in our dancing .

We appeal to the spontaneity and awareness.
Learn to give and take the weight .
Be soft and alertness .
Find the limits of our movement and the resources that have.
We ’re flying !
There will be plenty of time for research and for the dance!

CONTACT: +7 913 845-45-15,
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Ci in Tyumen
Refrigerated str. 124. Dance studio "Geometry"., Tyumen, Russian Federation

Class of contact improvisation. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Evening, 3:00

The first lesson is free!
One-time employment 250 p.
Lift ticket learn from their coach.
Discounts are possible for students.

Come in handy for moving clothes, it is better if it is to wear long pants and sleeves.

Dance your life on your way!

CONTACT: +7 905 858-71-92,
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Karl Marx str. 37, Block 2, 6th Floor, Room 12, Ufa, Russian Federation

Sweet Jams each friday :)

CONTACT: 8 905-356-30-55, ,
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Ci in Voronezh
Friedrich Engels str, 64 . TC " Atmosphere " , 8th floor . Center for oriental SHAKTI., Voronezh, Russian Federation

Class of contact improvisation . Saturday, from 13:30, 1.5-2 hours .

The cost of classes from 250 to 350 rubles, depending on the subscription.

Set the new unit on contact improvisation at the Center for oriental Shakti!

Contact improvisation – a form of free dance , where improvisation is built around the point of contact with a partner.

Contact improvisation – the joy of movement, communication, meetings and partings , play and spontaneity !

Contact improvisation classes have a positive effect on the human body :

Develops flexibility.
The muscles are tightened .
Strengthens the cardio – vascular system .
Developing physical strength and endurance – increased mood.
Have the confidence in myself.
In this dance, there are no restrictions on age , gender, level of physical fitness. No matter what you are doing regular practice – dancing, yoga, martial arts or not doing. Even a single contact improvisation class will give a special experience to your body and mind , will present new discoveries and joy to interact with the body , with a partner , and space !

Come in comfortable clothes , without hindrance , without solid components ( buttons, buckles , etc.) , it is desirable that covers the knees and elbows. To bring a partner is not necessary.

Voronezh , Friedrich Engels str, 64 .
TC " Atmosphere " , 8th floor .
Center for oriental SHAKTI.

CONTACT: +7 473 257-57-48, +7 950 755-41-86,
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Andalucía , Spain

Lugar de encuentro para los amantes de la danza Contact Improvisación al sur de la península Ibérica. Aquí encontrarás información acerca de jams, clases, talleres, actividades, performances y cualquier tema relacionado con el Contact por estas latitudes.

La expresión más auténtica de un pueblo está en sus danzas y su música. Los cuerpos nunca mienten. Dancemos nuestras verdades!!

Para hacerte una idea de “que es Contact” siente el movimiento de las olas, la fluidez de las nubes, la naturaleza en sí misma.. Si lo percibes sabrás que es Contact.

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A collaborative research project researching the edges of Contact Improvisation.

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T&P Experiment: June 18-22, 2011 : This 5-day experimental lab based research and sharing event is open for a select group (35) of CI and other related teachers, performers and organizers after application …

T&P Festival: Juni 23-27, 2011

2010: Berlin/Germany, 2011: Ibiza/Spain

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MADRID, madrid 28016, Spain

Dance and Pilates studio in Madrid. We hold regular classes os Contact Improv, improvisation and BMC intensives among other activities.
Every third Sunday, from October to June, we organize a CI JAM.

CONTACT: +34652094396, ,
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C/Nuñez de Arce 11, bajo, cp 28012, Madrid, Spain 28012, Spain

We are in Madrid since 37 years ago. In the last years we are the place where Contact Improvisation is settled in Madrid. Festivals, Jam´s from different types (Underscore, Round Jam Robin,…), proffesional, workshops and regular classes for anyone who wants to join to Contact Improvisation.
This year we celebrate our 10th Madrid Festival, from 7th to 10th April. You are welcome!

CONTACT: 0034 91 5322701, ,
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Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares 07008, Spain

ESPACIO ESFERA surge en el año 2006 como nombre de un correo electrónico desde el cual enviar y recibir información relativa al CONTACT IMPROVISATION en Mallorca.
Desde ESPACIO ESFERA se co-organizaron clases, JAMS, encuentros en distintos lugares de la isla con la intención de conectar a todas las personas interesadas en la práctica.
Un día de Julio del 2008, en el tercer piso de Carrer Sant Bonaventura, en Palma, ESPACIO ESFERA se re-organiza en forma de Asociación sin fines de lucro.

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Valencia, Valencia , Spain

L’apetit has borned to impel Contact Improvisation and organise jams and workshops in Valencia and it’s surroundings. We will like to engage this dance and invite all dancers, musicians and artists to participate in our project so that CI will be known in our city as a way of expressing, moving and sharing.

We organize Jams every 1st saturday of the month in the Dance School Maria Carbonell (C/ Alcalde Cano Coloma, 7. 46022 VALENCIA).

Furthermore, we organize workshops-jam at the end of the month (but we change the place each time, so if you are interested, follow us in:

For further information:

We are waiting for you!!

L’apetit improvisation

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C/ Salvador Almenar, 3 bajo, (Barrio Benimaclet), Valencia, Comunitat Valenciana 46020, Spain

LA PINA SUBMARINA, lavandería de danza y teatro, es un espacio creativo donde se realizan sesiones de danza tribal fusion, bollywood, teatro, danza contact-improvisation, danza contemporánea, yoga, estiramientos y gimnasia suave. Una vez al mes, se organiza una jam session de danza contact-improvisation.

CONTACT: +34 697 846 153,
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C./Don Juan de Aragón nº18 3ºCentro, Zaragoza, Zaragoza 50001, Spain

We have organized 2 half years monthly guided jams, some events and a contact workshop with Guy Aloni in Zaragoza.

CONTACT: +34666481260, ,
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andres isasi 8 - 2ºd, bilbao, basque country 48012, Spain

l´mono ( ), an independent urban arts/cultural center run by a small collective. We have a beautiful dance studio, a music and a couple more studios, a exibition/concert hall, kitchen… situated in a centrical old industrial building, which due to urban planning is destinated to disappear in the not too faraway future; the dance studio is run by olaf kehler, who studied at the sndo,amsterdam; ongoin classes monday&wendsday, 20.00-23.00; other classes tba, usually contact on the last wensday of the month; main investigating focus is multidisziplinary improvisation; sometimes we have dance pieces performed, but mainly we have a lot of concerts, a lot of international and local experimental bands; with these musicians we often have a 15 min dance/music/projections improv-set before their shows; we invite all travelling artists dancers performers to pass by, maybe share work, maybe play together..
and bilbao and its surroundings are sure worth a visit : friendly and very special people, it´s famous transformation from industrial to ´cultural´city ("guggenheim-effect"),beautiful beaches with cool waves 25 min away, mountains all around…sounds like a tourist guide..haha..but it´s true..
..Nov 16 – 20, 2009 FIM-Festival of Multidisziplinary Improvisation
check out a video :

CONTACT: 00 34 944448833 , 0034 628 55 83 80, ,
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lleida, Catalunya , Spain

contact improvisation association from LLEIDA (CATALUNYA)
we organize events, workshops, laboratories and jams

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calle núñez de arce 11, madrid, 28012, Spain

Since 1980, a school for actors and dancers.
Contact for beginners and experts.
Contact Festival
Jam Sessions

CONTACT: 0034 91 532 27 01, ,
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based in istanbul, Turkey

TRANSIT is an ongoing international project with variable geographies dedicated to Improvisation and performance art

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Stefanyka 16, Lviv, Ukraine

Dance Platform is a small organization devoted to promotion of contact improvisation in Ukraine. We organize events, jams and master classes for all willing to learn about CI.

CONTACT: +380 97 8664277, ,
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Artema 13, Kiev, Ukraine

Providing the space for those who explore the edges of contact improvisation, and giving the hand to the newcomers.

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104 Upper North Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3FJ, United Kingdom

Movement 12 is a group of independent dance artists based in and around Brighton who curate an international programme of artist – led professional development opportunities for dance artists in a variety of spaces in the town.

The programme includes: Regular movement classes, workshops and summer schools with internationally respected performance makers and teachers; Space to try out ideas and show work in progress; And opportunities to meet, discuss and explore.

The programme creates a variety of contexts for dance artists and their collaborators to come together with others working in their fields to support, challenge and expand the work they do.

Movement 12 aims to facilitate an environment in which the focus is on process, exploration and discovery rather than on product, and on giving professional dance artists some breathing space in which to train, try things out and explore new territory.

Movement 12 12 have curated events with dance artists including:
Steve Paxton, Jonathan Burrows, Lisa Nelson, Kirstie Simson, Jeremy Nelson, Gaby Agis, Lauren Potter, Rahel Vonmoos, Marie-Gabrielle Rotie, Scott Smith, Kathy Crick, Augusto Corrieri, Andrea Buckley, Sasha Roubicek, Rachel, Krische, Matthias Sperling, Henry Montes, Gill Clarke, Theo Clinkard, John Stirk, Christian Burns, Yael Flexer and Henrietta Hale.

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Waterside Theatre, Glendermott Road, Derry, Northern Ireland BT47 6BG, United Kingdom

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company is recognised as Northern Ireland’s leading Dance Company. It was created by Ursula Laeubli and Steve Batts in Amsterdam in 1991 and after six years of project work in Europe it relocated to Derry, Northern Ireland where it has since become a key influence in the development of dance theatre in Ireland.

Echo Echo regularly produces and tours internationally with original new performance work for an ensemble of local and international dancers. The company also has a strong commitment to developing dance as an accessible art form maintaining a busy dance education and outreach programme for people of all ages and abilities.

It is the company’s movement style and ethos that sets it apart from the crowd with influences ranging from the quirky and playful to gentle and poetic, sourcing its movement material from a very wide range of contemporary dance forms and movement practices.

Echo Echo’s team of staff, artists and volunteers has flourished in recent years, generating a diverse and exciting programme of education and performance work.

CONTACT: +44(0)28 7134 2266, ,
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The Universal Hall , Findhorn , Forres, Scotland IV36 OTZ, United Kingdom

Bodysurf Scotland promotes and produces dance, movement and related arts events. Based in The Universal Hall Arts Centre, the Findhorn Foundation Community in North East Scotland, our programme covers a range of activities including trainings for professional artists, performances, screenings and workshops in a range of dance and movement practices including the 5Rhythms, contact improvisation and yoga.

CONTACT: 0044(0)1309691661, ,
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PO Box 241193, Los Angeles, CA 90024 USA

Not Man Apart – Physical Theatre Ensemble ( also hosts many different artists and projects in Los Angeles including:
LA Improv Dance Festival in Winter/Spring
Somatic Movement Arts Festival in Fall
Shakespeare Santa Monica in Summer)
Big Sur Theatre Lab in Winter
Community Workshop Series throughout the year

These festivals are explorations and celebrations of different movement styles and alternative dance techniques; perfect opportunities to visit sunny Southern California.

CONTACT: 818-618-4772, ,
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Oakland, CA USA

dedicated to the advancement and exploration of contact improv. hosting Jams, Labs and workshops in the Bay area.

CONTACT: 415-637-2750, ,
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600 Broadway suite D., Sacramento , CA 95823 USA

A sacred space for movement medicine.

Every Saturday from 7 30 until 10 30 pm

Starts with a welcome class or just warm up music.

We usually start the real music around 8 and go until the healing circle at the end (10 15 until 10 30 pm).

15 $ donation per person.

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Dance Home (above Radio Shack), 522 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401 USA

Weekly Sunday jams and once-a-month classes.

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110 E Hallam St, Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, CO 81611 USA

Twice monthly improvisational dance sessions 1.5 – 2 hours long.
See website for schedule updates and location.

CONTACT: 206-393-2689, ,
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Boulder, CO USA

Offering Contact Improvisation Classes, Workshops, and Jams in Boulder, CO. ~ * ~


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Nederland (near Boulder), CO USA

Tumblebones is a group of 7 people who are passionately committed to CI as a practice for exploring and expanding our humanness. Working with the principles of CI as a base for our physical practice, we incorporate elements of dance improvisation and composition, and theater. What thrills us is dancing, dancing together. We consistently explore CI, which is for us simultaneously athletic and artistic. Our “mission” is to explore the core principles of CI, to nurture our evolving friendships, and to delight in the gifts that build from dancing regularly. Moving together year after year has deepened our way of working, refined our interests, and established a container for exploring our “one wild and precious life.”

CONTACT: 303 545 9956, ,
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Key West, FL 33040 USA

a growing community of freestyle and improvisational dancers from diverse backgrounds centered in the unique, creative Key West Community.

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Miami, FL USA

Virtual network annex for all interested in Contact Improvisation in South East Florida.
"CISeFlo" is also on Facebook

CONTACT: 786 261 5354, ,
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Urbana, IL 61802 USA

Bubbling little group of CI dancers – we bridge the University of Illinois dance community and a the vibrant pool of artists/dancers who live in Champaign-Urbana. Our Facebook Page and Group (both named Champaign Contact Improv) are the best way to contact us and find out when/where local jams are happening.

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Iron Rainbow Dance Theatre
Curious Palace, 126 S. Arlington , Baltimore, MD 21223 USA

is a new multimedia collective based in Baltimore, Maryland. Collective artists meet regularly to train and experiment, toward empathy through performance not only toward collaborative projects, but also in their own mediums. Training in Authentic Movement and Contact Improvisation is the base of support on which these core members meet. The way these movement forms support individual and interpersonal growth enliven our artists and our community to further commune with self and therefore encourage our audiences to do the same. Collective Artists delve into the questions like: How can we encourage audiences to look with in themselves and their experience? How can we encourage our audience to be witness to their emotions? How can we employ empathy as a revolutionary act?

CONTACT: (540)560 3434,
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Boston area, MA USA

CIB supports and organizes Contact Improvisation events in Boston area:

Mon Movement Jam w/ live music, fac. by Olivier Besson 8-10 pm
Tues Jam 8-10pm
Sun Jam/class 11:30am-1:30pm
Fall Jam (Oct.)
Winter CI Festival (Feb.)
May Jam (May Memorial day weekend)
Other events

CONTACT: 339-368-0163, ,
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186 Northampton St., Easthampton, MA 01027 USA

A 25′ × 48′ dance studio with nice sprung maple floor, where classes and performances happen. It is just across the town line from Northampton, Mass, in Easthampton. It has some adjustable track lights and can make a bit of atmosphere, but isn’t really equipped as a theater. I (Christie Svane) teach “Embodying Soul through Movement, Writing and Voice” and “Movement Inventions” with Gale Turner. Nancy Stark Smith’s Underscore +- workgroup meets there, and there’s free Morning Moving, (free-form self-guided moving, can be CI)Tues 8:30-9:30a.m., Thurs. 9:30-10:30a.m..

CONTACT: 413-247-9454, ,
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Wild Life Sanctuary, 221 Pine St #349, Florence, MA 01062 USA

The Zany Angels are a highly physical, wildly animated dance theatre company who enjoy sharing insightful, captivating works of performance art. They believe that everyone and anyone can be an artist and they want to show you just how it works.

The Zany Angels reveal the human element, draw the audience into stories, music, and movement we can recognize and enjoy.

They teach classes & workshops: Contact Improvisation, Authentic Movement, Zany Performance Art, Creative Sourcing, Gentle Yoga, Creative Couples, & Wellness.

The Zany Angels also rents out the WILD LIFE SANCTUARY STUDIO. Main space 800 sq feet, with entry space 300 sq ft with couch and chairs, and also extra room 90 sq ft. Also 40 chairs, various pillows and blankets. For workshops, classes, events.

CONTACT: 413-586-7390, ,
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252 Prospect St, Plainfield, MA 01070 USA

EARTHDANCE is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts. We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community. Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming, and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for over two decades.

Our diverse, year-round programs include: dance workshops; yoga retreats; interdisciplinary, ecological and somatic art festivals & residencies; Contact Improvisation jams; ROOT, a local class series; a year-round Artist Residency Program; and our New Performance Series.

Our facilities include two large and sunny studios with maple floors, meeting space, meditation and massage rooms, 100 acres of woods, streams, trails and a wood-fired sauna.

CONTACT: 413-634-5678, ,
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SE Michigan, MI USA

A nexus for Contact Improv dance in SE Michigan.
Weekly Jams.
Annual Winter Jam (Feb).
Occasional Classes & Workshops.

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Santa Fe, NM USA

MOSI (pronounced moh-zee) is a mindful somatics practice group based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

MOSI is the acronym for Mindfulness Oriented Somatic Inquiry. We blend somatics, embodiment and mindfulness meditation into a special and unique synthesis. MOSI practices mindfulness meditation in six modes: Stillness, Movement, Listening, Voice, Touch and Vision.

We hold sessions, classes, workshops and retreats in Santa Fe and environs. All of our offerings are within a gift economy. No fees are charged for our offerings, which are supported exclusively by voluntary donations.

MOSI has incorporated contact improv as one of its root inspirations.

The “umbrella” or “parent” organization of MOSI is Mindful Somatics Institute (MSI), based in Santa Fe. MSI currently has two contact improv teachers: Mark Koenig and Sophie Rog.

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Santa Fe, NM 87405 USA

Mindful Somatics Institute (MSI) is the parent organization of MOSI of Santa Fe, NM — which has been organizing sessions, classes, workshops and retreats in the field of mindful somatics in Santa Fe, NM, USA. MSI & MOSI (Mindfulness Oriented Somatic Inquiry) have been instrumental in bringing a mindful somatics perspective to contact improv classes in and around Santa Fe, NM.

For more information see:


Principal MSI contact improv teachers are Mark Koenig and Sophie Rog.

Contact James Martin — for further information.

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37-24 24th St. #301, Long Island City, NY 11101 USA

Valerie Green and Dance Entropy, Inc., opened Green Space in November 2005. Located in Long Island City, Green Space serves the public by offering discounted services to individual artists and dance companies in a spacious 1200 sq. foot studio. Green Space's mission is to serve the Queens and general dance community by providing an affordable and welcoming environment for rehearsals, classes, and performances.

CONTACT: 718-956-3037, ,
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Nashville Contact Improv
Nashville, TN USA

We are an emerging group of people dedicated to exploring the world of Contact Improvisation in a safe, inviting, playful, community-oriented environment. We welcome out-of-towners, beginners, advanced contacters, the young and the mature, anyone, and everyone who would like to move with us!

CONTACT: 615-522-7304,
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Dallas, TX 75287 USA

Dance Meditations and Conscious Contact Improvisation Playshops in Dallas, TX and beyond.
Events are held all around the city at hotels, rec centers and dance studios. See for current schedule.

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Burlington, VT 05401 USA

Group of Contact Improvisors in both the Burlington and Montpelier areas of Vermont that organize weekly jams and an Annual Contact Jam in Burlington.

Classes in Contact also offered.

CONTACT: 802.864.7306, ,
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Charlottesville, VA 22902 USA

A community-centered, cooperatively organized, not-for-profit organization of dancers who organize regular jams, classes, and other events to build and nurture the Contact Improvisation community in and around Charlottesville.

We share the work: Of organizing, planning, facilitating, teaching, promoting, opening/closing the space, supporting dancers, and more.

Co-op hosted events are all by donation and aim to be accessible, supportive spaces for all.

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2nd street donwtown glass building, Charlottesville, VA 22901 USA

Contact, NiA, Yoga, Feldenkrais. NVC and more

CONTACT: 4344091282, ,
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