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Please e-mail me any updates, dead-links as well as new links that you would like to see listed here. Thanks, Moti
CI in South Africa
Contact improvisation is still an un-birthed seedling in South Africa: the potential exists for interested individuals, groups and communities to set up more intensive workshops and consistent classes. For this to happen it is necessary to create links between those already practising contact improvisation and able to offer resources, and those who have been searching for opportunities and a community with which to share their interest. This website hopes to initiate the first of such ongoing and consistent interactions. (English) (WS,B,J,W,S,L)
Remix Dance Project
Remix Dance Project, based in Cape Town, is a contemporary dance initiative that brings together performers with physical disabilities and performers without. In addition to performing, Remix runs extensive education programmes for adults and children as well as teacher training programmes in integrated dance. They host monthly contact jams as well as monthly improv jams with live music.
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CI Festival in Buenos Aires
A dance center in Buenos Aires that has regular classes and jams.
Buenos Aires Blog for Contemporary Dance
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Chico Katsube's Website
A CI based dance company in Tokyo, Japan, directed by Chico Katsube. They often organize CI workshops and performances inviting various artists from both Japan and overseas.
CIFJ - Contact Improv Festival Japan
This group runs an annual Contact Improv Festival in Tokyo,Japan
Hot summer in Kyoto
An annual international dance festival in Kyoto, Japan, with CI workshops and performances in the program. (B,WS,L) (Japanese, English)
Contact improv Meeting Japan (CIMJ)
A Contact Improv Festival in Japan
Studio Dance Alive
A Dance Studio in Japan offering Contact Classes
A Contact Improv influenced dance company in Japan
Ku & Dancers, Taiwan
Established in Taiwan in 1993 by dancer, choreographer, teacher Ming-Shen Ku. Many internationally renowned improvisers have been invited to participate in improvisation workshops hosted by the company. Improvisation and Contact Improvisation are used as the foundation of basic training of the company.
Hong Kong Contact Jam Blog
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Australian Contact Improvisation Convergence
This annual festival had it's debut in June 2005, in Mullumbimby, Byron Shire, NSW, and since then has become the most anticipated event on the Australisian CI calendar. (B, WS, P, V, R, M)
Contact Improvisation Australia
A great, well updated listing of jams, classes, workshops & performances with a clickable map and calendar of Australia to find the events by region or date.
<proximity> is an Australian magazine devoted to new dance/movement and improvisation practice. It has a focus on CI, movement improvisation and other related forms. This site is a great resource! They have a great archive of articles from 1998-2002, as well as a recently added podcasts section. (W,L)
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Vienna Austria Jams and Classes
Anja Bader, teaching and organizing New Dance, Contact-Improvisation and Performance Labs in Innsbruck/Austria. www.anjabader.at
rollingpoint - Verein fer Contact Improvisation
Rollingpoint is an organization in Vienna devoted to CI. The site lists classes, workshops, and jams in
and around Vienna. (German)
Studio in Salzburg offering weekly CI classes and jams.
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Brussels CI Jam Listings
A nice calendar of jams in Brussels. (English)
Patricia Kuypers and Franck Beaubois' Studio in Brussels.
Very interesting Flash animation of a spine coming apart and together. Brussels Jams and workshops listed. Also some videos of performance work. (French)
This seems to be a General site for finding Belgian dance organizations, events, and choreographers. It was quite hard for me to navigate, but that might be because I don't speak French.
Laster Studio in Brussels is a non-profit organization in contemporary arts, such as multidisciplinary stagework, experimental art, dance as well as music and visual arts. Khosro Adibi regularly teaches CI here. (English, Dutch, French)
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Contato Improviso, Brazilia
This site has reliable information for jams, workshops and classes in the Capital City, Brazilia. There's also information here about other CI events in other regions of Brazil and South America. (Portuguese) (B,WS,J,M,P)
Estudio Nova Danca
A studio in the Sao Paolo area where CI workshops, weekly classes and jams happen. (Portuguese)
Festival Internacional da Novadanca
A non-profit cultural association in Brazilia organizing "Festival Internacional da Novadanca" since 1996. offering regular contemporary dance courses based in the Contact Improvisation, CI workshops such as "Contact and Sexuality" with Giovane Aguiar, and offer monthly Jam Sessions . It has also realized the project "CI 25 anos BSB" (Portuguese, English)
A studio in the Pinheiros, Brazil where CI weekly classes and jams happen. (Portuguese)
Danca nas Montanhas
A CI festival in the mountains of Brazil!
Sobre Nos Studio
A studio in Rio de Janeiro where CI weekly classes and jams happen. (Portuguese)
Rio De Janeiro CI Blog
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Contact Improvisation Canada
This Canadian site lists jams and events in Canada. (WS,J,L)
Located downtown Montreal, Studio 303's 2000 sq foot sunny loft is used for many CI workshops as well as numerous other new dance and interdisciplinary forms. (B,WS,S,L)
Association Contact Improvisation
A great resource site for Montreal CI classes, workshops, and events - and very easy to navigate.
(B,WS,J,F,N,L) (French, English)
EDAM Dance Company (Experimental Dance and Music)
Directed by Peter Bingham and Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, EDAM is renowned for its enduring commitment to presenting dance improvisation as an art form. Many key figures in the Contact world have performed at EDAM's Studio Theatre, including Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith, Andrew Harwood and many more. Daily CI classes and a Summer Intensive are held at their studio. (B,WS,PR,J)
A weekly Jam in Halifax. (B,J)
Grasshoppa Dance Exchange
The Grasshoppa Dance Exchange is dedicated to the fine and not-so-fine art of Hopping. Essentially, Hops are unannounced performances that take place outdoors in public places. Unsuspecting observers are not solicited for financial contributions. Hops are inspired by the environment in which they hoppen (natural, human, etc.) Participation is at the heart of this social movement. (French, English)
ustainable dance clothing made by a young designer in Montreal
Dance Moves Vancouver
A new directory of creative, expressive, and community oriented movement classes, workshops, and events happening in the Vancouver area.
Friends of the Floor Studio- Kitchener/Waterloo
Contact Improvisation in Ottawa
Ottawa contact improv dance jams happen approximately weekly.
Ontario Regional Contact Improv Jam
Each spring the annual Ontario Regional Contact Jam (ORCJ) hosts dancers
from the greater Ontario Region and beyond. We house you and feed you.
If you can get to us, you're family.
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Danza la Vitrina
Information about some CI workshops there. (Spanish)
Encuentro Internacional de Contact Improvisacion, Santiago, Chile
This year was the first year for this gathering with intensives taught by Daniela Schwartz and Eckhard Mueller. (Spanish)
A Chilean blog for a CI Lab happening at The University of Chile
A schedule of CI classes and Jams in Chile.
Site for Mixed Abilities work happening in Chile
CI in Concepción, Chile
Druna is a studio situated above roofs in the old centre of Prague offering weekly CI classes and jams.
Studio Skolska 28
A studio in Prague offering weekly CI classes. (Czeck,English) (B,WS)
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Estonia, Latvia, & Lithuania
NoTaFe - Noore Tantsu Festival
Polli Talu Studio
A studio in the countryside of Estonia offering occassional CI summer workshops.
CI in Latvia
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CI in Grenoble
CI in Toulouse - Xploratorium
Claire Filmon's dance project in Paris
This is generally a site for Horseback riding treks in the Pyrenees. The reason I listed them is an unusual CI dance with horses workshop which they offer yearly as well as a couple of other CI workshops all taught by Nien Mari Chatz. (French, German, English) (B,WS,R)
Dance Company Yann Lheureux
Based in Montpellier, France since 1998, Yann Lheureux uses a CI approach to his choreography and teaches regular CI classes at his studio. (French, English) (B,WS,PR,P,V)
A dance studio out in the beautiful natural setting of Camarès, France. Workshops take place here in Contact Improvisation, Modern Dance, Body Mind Centuring, Buto, Tango, Circus Arts, Feldenkrais, Music, Massage, and more. Artist's in residence also produce work here. (French only) (WS,M)
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This site has ambitions to be a list of world jams, workshops, festivals etc. (up to people to send in their info) At the time of this writing it was under construction.
(German, English and French)
Oster Impro Festival
www.osterimprofestival.info - In it's 4th year next Easter, This International Festival for Contact-, Dance-, Theatre-, Music- and Painting-Improvisation happens annually in Gottingen, Germany. (German and English)
Stolzenhagen/ Ponderosa Tanzland Festival
In 1999, a group of 22 volunteers came together to build a dance studio in an old cow barn in the village of Stolzenhagen, Germany. This is now the heart of the Ponderosa Tanzland Festival, offering CI classes, artist retreats, workshops, and performances. The first site listed here is the community site, the second is the festival, the third is Co-director and teacher, Stephanie Maher's site. All are filled with beautiful photographs and useful information. (B,WS,J,P,R,L)
A wonderful festival that is literally within the Forest of Southern Germany. Supposedly this was the 9th and final year. I'd love to see someone continue this grand event. At least the website is still up and running! (English and German)
Contact Festival Freiburg
Maybe the largest Contact Festival in Europe with over 20 teachers and 200 participants. Very easy site to navigate complete with schedule, photos, links, and past feedback. (German and English)
Impro Art School for Dance and Theatre
A school in Munich offering regular CI classes, workshops and jams
Studio in Bremen offering regular CI classes, workshops and jams
Three studios, a resident dance company, performances, classes and workshops for children and adults in a variety of dance forms including CI. (German and English)
Stock-Kampf-Kunst | Steffen Naumann
Translation Stick-Combat-Art. Steffen Naumann's studio in Bremen featuring workshops in this African dance/combat form as well as CI, and Alexander Technique. (German)
Tanzart Studio in Darmstadt
Studio run by Uwe Heller in Darmstadt offering courses in CI as well as improvisation, dance theater, and dance for children.
Tanz- und Bewebungslabor, Köln
Dance studio in Köln that has CI classes, workshops, and jams. (German only) (WS,J,F,L)
Contact Improvisation UK
This is one of the most comprehensive resource sites in Europe for jams listings, classes, and workshops in the U.K. as well as abroad. (WS,J,L)
Chisenhale Dance Space
Chisenhale Dance Space pioneers to be the centre of movement and dance experimentation in London, and has regular classes and workshops in CI. (WS,J,B,M,L)
Based at Findhorn Foundation, Scotland, this organization hosts jams, workshops, and events at their community center and associated studios. (WS,J,L)
London Contact Improvisation
A non-profit group promoting contact improvisation in London and offering weekly classes and jams.
A workshop and retreat center in the beautiful rural landscape of South West Wales offering workshops in CI, Yoga, Feldenkrais, creative movement, etc. (B,WS,L)
A central dance studio in Edinburgh, Scotland. They have regular CI classes and occasional Jams.
A studio for dance, martial arts and complimentary medicine. One of the main studios in London where you'll find regular CI in their programming. (B,WS,W,L)
The Improvisation Project
Movement improvisation workshops, bursaries for improvisers, performances and twice-monthly contact jams at movingartsbase.
Manchester Contact Improvisation
A group in Manchester that offers weekly jams and classes
CI in in Aberystwyth, Machynlleth, & Wales
Directed by Merav Israel - The focus of this project based in Edinburgh is on movement research, body-mind approaches, compositional techniques, communication and personal development through movement and art.LaNua’s aims for the next year are to develop art and environment projects both in professional and community settings and establish it’s professional company through training and new creative projects.
CI festival in Crete
CI in Athens.
Blog with details about events and workshops in Athens. One of the only Greek CI sites I could find. (P,L)
Yoga Center, Alternative Methods of Exercise, Athens
A yoga studio in Athens offering weekly CI classes
CI in Hungary
CI Classes in Budapest. (Hungarian, English) (WS,P,L)
Kontact Budapest Festival
An annual summer CI festival since 2002. (Hungarian, English) (B,R)
A stone house with an outdoor dance floor and a panoramic view. Located in Apulia, south Italy, Casina Settarte has offered workshops, performances, and jams since 1994. The site is well organized with clear descriptions of the events and workshops and nice photos. (Italian and English)
This has become one of the largest annual dance festivals in Italy, and its focus is primarily on CI. Five days of improvisational dance and music, with guest artists from eight countries invited to collaborate in the creative production of workshops, study labs, jams, and performances every night in two palatial historical theaters. The site is very full of information artists bios, archived performances and photos, historical background on the venues, and lots more.(Italian and English)
LunatiContact is a meeting space for Contact Improvisation, movement, and improvisation. A space open to research, exchange, to meet and share experiences and knowledge. There is an International Jam held here annually as well as smaller jams and workshops throughout the year. (Italian and English) (WS,J,L,P,M)
A studio in Torino that has classes and Jams. (Italian)
Studio in Milano with classes in CI, Feldenkrais, Rebirthing, and creative movement as well as a yearly jam. (Italian)
This site has a information about dance classes, workshops, performances, and festivals all over Italy, much of which is CI related.
Info on Jams and classes in Brescia. (Mostly Italian with a bit of English)
Deborasbaiz, (Jam organizer/teacher)
Debora organizes the yearly Adriatic Jam in Italy. (B, J, WS) (Italian only)
Chiaradanza Studio hosts a regular CI class and Jam taught by Alessia Scala. (Italian only)
Danza Flux - Studio/Company in Naples, Italy
Hosts regular contact classes and jams. (WS, J, P, M) (Italian only)
Israeli Contact Festival
A great annual festival in its 4th year. This site contains archives of all the previous years with many photos. (Hebrew, English) (B,WS,P,R,L)
A comprehensive site for events Jams and Classes in Israel. Many articles, photos, and other resources can be found here, though it's mostly in Hebrew. (WS,J,L) (Mostly Hebrew, some English)
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CI in Kuala Lumpur
Arte en V
Studio run by Carmen Correa in Mexico DF (Mexico City). Regular Improvisation Jams happen here.
A studio in Xalapa, Mexico, offering regular CI Jams and classes. (J,B,WS,M) (Spanish, German, and English)
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Contact Improvisation in Amsterdam
This is the best resource for CI in Holland. You'll find a good list of all the Jams and events in the Amsterdam area. Also nice photos and a gallery of Drawings by a local artist, Edgar Jansen, who regularly shows up to sketch dancers. (English) (WS,J,P,M,L)
Another site for CI classes and workshops in Amsterdam:
Pauline de Groot Studio
Pauline is one of the first CI teachers in Europe. Based in Amsterdam, she currently lives, teaches, and choreographs there. Her studio often hosts CI jams and workshops. (B,WS,PR,L)
Class and Jam with Guest teacher; every last saterday of the month organised by Rita Vilhena
CI in Arnhem
CI classes/workshops in Utrecht and Amersfoort, taught by Sebas van Wetten. (Dutch) (B,WS,J)
Dance Moves, Leiden
This is a group of dancers who meet every friday in Leiden. A CI friendly evening dance with alternating leaders and teachers.
CI in Delft
Poland CI Festival - in Warsaw
Contact in Warsaw
Polish Dance Theater
In Poznan, Poland. CI workshops happen here.
Anna Achimowicz Home Page
A CI dancer/choreographer in Warsaw. (B,PR,P,L)
Staromiejskiego Centrum Kultury
A studio in Krakow that offers CI classes and workshops as well as many other dance classes.
International Festival of Improvisation
A yearly festival in Zielona Gora, Poland, featuring CI.
Here are some other sites in Poland that have information relating to CI (though it's all in Polish):
Encontros do Umbigo
A studio in Lisbon that sometimes offers CI workshops. (portuguese, English) (B,WS,L)
Lisbon Contact Jam Blog
SOU - Movimento e arte
A studio in Lisbon that sometimes offers CI workshops. (portuguese) (B,WS,L)
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL of CONTACT IMPROVISATION 2006
This is an exciting first time event in Moscow, from July 15-23, 2006.
Contact Improvisation in Moscow
A new site devoted to the CI events, jams, classes, links, and news in Moscow. (all in Russian)
The Center of Contemporary Dance and Performance, Moscow, Russia
A non-profit organization with the purpose of developing contemporary dance and performance art including CI. (Russian, English) (WS,F,L)
A beautiful site all in Russian with information on Local jams, seminars, events, etc. (Russian)
Aleksandr Girshon - CI resources in Russia
CI in Saint Petersburg
Studio and website in Saint Petersburg run by Anya and Yaroslav.
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NIM (Nordic Improv Meeting)
Nordic Improvisation Meeting was arranged the first time in autumn 1996 at the Årsta Theatre in Stockholm initiated by Måns Erlandson. The idea was to create a network for dance improvisers, where a meeting would circulate and be passed on to different countries and organizers in Scandinavia twice a year. Since that first meeting, NIM has been arranged up to twice a year in different places in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. (English) (J,B,P,R)
CI in Denmark
(Danish, English) (B,WS,P,L)
Dansens Hus, Denmark
A studio in Copenhagen offering some classes in CI.
CI in Copenhagen, Denmark
CI in Sweden.
They have a number of regular jams including one in an outdoor swimming pool, and one in the streets and public places. (Swedish, English) (WS,J,P,L)
CI in Malmoe, Sweden
A Swedish site by CI teachers and performers Mans Erlandson and Malin Anclair with info about performances of theirs, and CI workshops, Jams, and classes they host(Swedish) (WS,PR,J)
Malcolm lives and teaches in Helsinki, Finland. His site is one of the most well written and resourceful sites I've found. You'll find detailed descriptions of CI and related forms such as somatics and Feldenkrais Method. You'll find workshop descriptions, quotes, writings, pictures, and projects in progress such as a Teacher's Tree- a big family tree of Malcolm's teachers and teacher's teachers. Also newly added is a great booklist with direct links to Amazon.com to purchase the books or get more info. (B,WS,PR,W,P,L)
CI in Finland
This is a new site that details all the CI events, jams, and classes in Finland. (in Finnish and English)
This is the other main site for information about events and jams in Finland. It's a Yahoo group that you must become a member to see or receive the information.
Zodiak is a Finnish organization in Helsinki that co-produces and hosts between 15 to 20 new Finnish dance productions a year, co-operates with many other Finnish dance venues, invites foreign guest performances and teachers, arranges classes and intensive courses in contact improvisation, improvisation, release technique, Alexander technique, new dance etc. (Finnish. English) (WS,PR,L)
CI in Oslo Norway
CI Singapore Facebook Group
ECNAD - Dance Company offering CI workshopsin Singapore
Barcelona International Contact & Movement Festival
A week long festival with classes, jams, and performances. This year the festival, in it's second year, will take place in the village of "Celra", which is located very close to Girona.
Movimiento BCN - CI in Barcelona
A new site with listings of all CI related events, jams and classes in the Barcelona area. (Spanish, English) (WS,J,P,L)
Lists all jams and workshops in Madrid. (WS, J, L)
Studios in Madrid offering CI Jams and classes:
Celebrating 25 years as a dance retreat center in Banyolas, Spain, offering workshops in CI, New Dance, theater, and other movement arts by Internationally known artists including a yearly intensive with Nancy Stark-Smith. (German, English) (B,WS,R)
CI in Mallorca
A blog for classes and Jams in Mallorca, Spain. (WS,J,L,W,V) (Spanish)
Ibiza Contact Festival
Annual CI Festival on the island of Ibiza (WS,J,L,W,P,,V) (Spanish and English)
Granada Improv Festival
CI in Switzerland
This site lists many CI related events and jams in Switzerland. They're also selling Momentum - a commented video archive of CI. (Swiss) (WS,J,W,S,L)
The Geneva Jam
This site has updated info on the time and location of jams in Geneva. (J,L)
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Istanbul Improvisation Days
11 days in summer dedicated to the art forms that choose improvisation as a performing mode, where each encounter with a public is the achievement of a work that will exist only once. Dance and music are the two main fields of action.