Jam on the Hill - Easter 2018
2pm Friday 30th March - 5pm Sunday 1st April 2018
Come Jam on the Hill at Dartington, within the traces of Contact Improvisation, Past... Present... and Future...
£70 for the 3 days... £55 EARLY BIRD BOOKING NOW until the end of January
20 hours of Contact Improvisation Jamming over 3 days @ Studio 31 by invitation of The Playgoers Society of Dartington Hall
Organised and hosted by Caroline Waters & Richard Parker
Dartington Hall carries a unique history of CI going back to the 70's. Join us in tracing these dances into the present and seeing where they may lead us for the future.
The invitation is to bring our experiences and inquires together and explore through a combination of dance, discussion and community… what makes a jam feel most alive? what are the creative possibilities? what are supportive boundaries? how do we best hold the space for dancing? what else is possible?
A mixture of jams with Live Music, Scores, Witnessing and Silence. Weather permitting there are outside spaces within the beautiful estate and access to the river Dart for any wild swimmers.
Suitable for CI practitioners, teachers and space holders. There are no facilitated workshops for beginners, CI experience is required.
Caroline & Richard are both very passionate about holding space for an authentic CI practice and warmly welcome you to join them in exploring the full potential of a contact improvisation jam.
Studio 31, Aller Park, Dartington Hall, nr Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EL
Participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation.
There are plenty of options available either at Dartington Hall or in the local area.
Dartington Hall, Student Style Accommodation (B&B) £35 per night (recommended):
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Dartington Hall, Campsite from £12 per night:
Airbnb in Totnes from around £25 per night:
Dartington Hall, Hotel Rooms (B&B) from £50 per night:
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We are using the Gymnasium (Studio 31) as part of Aller Park within the grounds of Darlington Hall Trust.
There is parking right outside the building (£3 daily charge).
All facilities are wheel chair accessible.
A Workshop with Karen Nelson at Wainsgate Chapel
Abrilliant opportunity to work with Karen Nelson from the USA. She has been involved in the development of contact and improvisation since 1977. Don't miss this rare chance to work with this truly inspirational teacher.
Bringing together two unique and related systems—Material for the Spine (MfS) and Tuning Scores—we will dive deep and fast into the slow-time speedless body. MfS sensations includ-ing pointing (the magical action that indicates imagination and physicality intertwined), locating and distinguishing centers of mass: pelvis, rib-shoulder-arm system, and skull, offer a sense of length, reflexive balance and expansion into space. Tuning Scores, in unison with sensing, par-ticularly physicalizing seeing, partnering with the environment, and calibrating attention-al/compositional desire, offers us “single image” medicine— the antidote score to a busy world. The full 2-day workshop is a sampler slice into these two amazing systems given to us by Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson, respectively, and mixed by me and you.
Karen Nelson has danced, toured, taught and performed since 1977, collaborating with many leading artists in the field of dance improvisation. Her decades of work with Steve Paxton and his system Material for the Spine (in company with Scott Smith, Charlie Morrissey, K.J. Holmes), Contact Improvisation, and with Lisa Nelson and her Tuning Scores forged a tremendous influ-ence on Karen’s improvisation practice. She hosted and taught the first Dance Sensoria 6 week mini school in early 2017 in Seattle and Vashon Island, WA, USA where she lives. Her article CI (embodied ) interrogates its own history is published in the current issue of CQ (see article gallery at contactquarterly.com).
At Wainsgate Chapel, Hebden Bridge
On Friday 13th and Saturday 14th April
Her website is explo-mov.weebly.com.
Places on this workshop are limited to 20 participants. To secure your place please send a £30 deposit via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will ask you to pay the remaining £30 on the day in cash. If you need more information, please email Rob at email@example.com
LIGHTNESS & FLOW
For dancers, water lovers and mindfulness practitioners.
Date/duration from 11:00 14th to 17:00 15th April, 2018.
Place/venue/location Charters private pool 34°C, Weald House, 54 Weald Way, Caterham CR3 6EJ.
Price £95 by the 25th March £110 after the 25th March. Total workshop and venue hire included.
Dance has always been motivated by the yearning to overcome gravity, to fly and to conquer space. In this workshop, we will travel between weight and weightlessness and explore fluid and smooth movement qualities in various elements. The game of gravity, momentum and counterbalance brings us in dialogue with our partners in moments of effortless flying and safe falling through the space. Contact improvisation and bodywork in water / in the studio, floating in the arms of a partner or flying on their body, help us to find relaxation and confidence in a constantly shifting world.
Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company is excited to host a first international Contact Improvisation Festival in our beautiful space situated in the heart of Derry/Londonderry.
We are interested in and appreciate the natural desire as humans to move and be moved, to celebrate the joy of simply dancing together or on your own.
So we warmly invite you to come and join us in a week of dancing!
For the two intensives we have invited:
• Angelica Doniy (Russia) - A workshop about dance and the things in it, that are visible and in visible
• Steve Batts (Northern Ireland) – Contact improvisation approached through principles of Alexander Technique
For the individual classes we have:
• Virginia Negru (Romania)
• Xenia Isaeva (Russia)
• Zoe Ramsey and Tonya Sheina (Northern Ireland)
• Yaeli Margalit (Ireland)
• Ayesha Mailey and Kelly Quigley (Northern Ireland)
The Festival will run from 19th May until 26th May 2018.
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The price will vary between £100 - £350 depending on what you are signing up for.. eg Accommodation, food, early birds etc.
Local, national and international visitors are welcome!
The Early Bird registration is open 12th January - 12th February
UD THE OFFER EXTENDED TILL 28TH FEBRUARY!!!
here registration link http://www.echoechodance.com/cifestival/registration
More information will be posted on here soon along with a link to the festival website where you can find out information on the teaching artists, our programme for the festival, information on getting to the festival, accommodation and food and registration.... so save the dates, keep an eye out and spread the word!!
ReWilding Attention: Becoming Feral
What are the limits of our ability to be physically alive, to connect, and to commune with one another? Commune with our environments?
Dancing Contact Improvisation and dance ensemble improvisation, this workshop develops states of embodiment that support communion. This process will begin deep within our physicality as we seek to understand how we communicate through our own anatomical structures. With this understanding, we extend outwardly into duets, trios, and ensembles. Our work is to rethink our embodiment, challenge our cultural assumptions, and find new answers to how we communicate as physical beings. We develop states of being that heighten our felt sense so that even walking down a street we are alive with communication. Ready to meet one another and our worlds, we understand the creativity implicit in play. Our goal is to shake off the limits of our domestication and become more instinctual, more intuitive, more specific and clear in our actions, and more alive in our presence with one another and our worlds.
What: 5 days intensive workshop (non-residential),ReWilding Attention: Becoming Feral
with Nita Little (USA)
(Feral: A return to the wild state after a prolonged period of domestication)
20th to 24th of September in West Wales