Not Man Apart – Physical Theatre Ensemble (www.notmanapart.com) 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.
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.”
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.
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?
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)
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..
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.
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.
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.
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 — firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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.
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!