CONTACT IMPROVISATION JAMS IN EDINBURGH
Saturday 5.8.17 Saturday 19.8.17
Saturday 9.9.17 Saturday 23.9.17
Saturday 7.10.17 Saturday 21.10.17
Sunday 5.11.17 Saturday 18.11.17
Price: Contributions / fees
Jam: £5 / £3 concessions
North Leith Church Hall, Madeira Place 1A,
Buses 7, 14, 21, 10, 34 go there.
type of event:
CI it's a dance practise that involves body contact and sharing of weight between two or more people.Contact improvisation is a dance technique in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for exploration through movement improvisation. While dancers usually stay touching or in physicalcontact for much of a dance, a dance can occur in which partners never touch yet there is a clear "listening" and energetic connection/intention that creates the "contact" of their shared dance. During the jams we welcome musicians to take part. Musicians and dancers come together to spontaneously explore musical forms and ideas, at times with some group agreement about structure and duration of the exploration.
Some of Jams will have a class before hand teachers TBC. Class 3pm-4pm Price £5 (£3)
Jam:4- 6pm £5 (£3) as usual.
These jams are organised by Edinburgh Contact Improvisation, a collective of volunteers, engaged in the many aspects of joyfully moving in relationship with others. This is primarily explored in the space of a Jam. The word “jam” comes from “Jazz After Midnight”, in the context of Contact dance it means collectiveimprovisation.
Contact Improvisation & Instant Composition Classes
with Monica De Ioanni
Every WEDNESDAY from September 6th 2017
@ St Margaret's House
studio G 25
£10 (£8 concession) drop-in
6 classes £50 (£40 concession)
type of event:
These classes are open to all: beginners, dance students, performers, both experienced and not in DanceImprovisation.
Utilizing the principles of contact improvisation and body-mind practices, Monica's teaching focuses on areas such as; awareness of the body's organisation and anatomy; connection to the floor, the space and partner's; and sensing the weight and the flow of the breath into the body. Confidence in receiving and giving (lifting, falling, momentum, suspension, weight, impetus) is built through suggested movement patterns and observing the singular expression of the body in motion. During the classes we will develop ensemble work that will culminate in a showing date and venue TBC. The participation in the showing is optional. Info about the teacher please visit her website: imprevistodanza.com
monica de ioanni
Performing Artist – Movement and Arts Educator
+44 (0) 7411335455 (UK)
+39 389 542 1832(Italy)
…a creative space for playful exploration and growth across the arts
@TheGlasgowJam generates opportunities for everyone to explore their creativity through multiple art forms, including movement, music and visual art, in a facilitated space.
Our programme includes regular led improvisation jams and a diverse range of workshops. We also offer mentoring for the development of future facilitators.
Our @TGJ jams resume on Sunday 17 September with the wonderful Niamh O'Loughlin. We are so delighted to welcome her as a facilitator (she already is one of our regular jammers). Niamh is currently a student at the Space in Dundee and she will share learnings from her dance training in the CI class. What a treat!
The full programme, till December, is here: http://theglasgowjam.blogspot.co.uk/p/jam-calendar.html
All enquiries to: email@example.com