Special Events — conferences, festivals, regional jams and workshops

Events are listed in chronological order. For historical interest, see also the list of past events.

2 NOV 2017
5 Nov 2017
Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario M6R1J6, Canada

A new contact improvisation based dance-theatre work that delves into the stories of men in a therapy group. The work was created by Kathleen Rea, an award-winning choreographer and Registered Psychotherapist. The brave dancers in this piece each use their personal life stories both humorous and tragic as a jumping off points into a fictional characters.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 8pm – Pay-what-you-can preview
Friday November 3, 2017 @ 8pm – Opening night performance
Saturday, November 4, 2017 @ 8pm – Performance
Sunday November 5 , 2017 @ 3pm – Performance

Kathleen Rea

Allen Kaeja, Bill Coleman, Mateo Galindo Torres, Kousha Nakhaei, Deltin Sejour, Rudi Natterer, Harold Tausch

Tristan R. Whiston

Ariel Llama

REAson d’etre dance productions seek 100 people who currently identify or have identified in the past as male to take part in Men’s Circle. Volunteer performers will be sitting in the audience watching the show and will come onto the stage as a group two times. To volunteer or find out further details email kathleen.rea@reasondetre.com

November 3, 2017, Opening night proceeds will donated to Movember Foundation who is running a Men’s Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Campaign.

REAson d’etre dance productions

Pay what you can Thursday Preview (suggested payment between $5 to $20)
Friday, Saturday and Sunday show
$20 Advanced sales (buy 3 or more tickets and receive 35% off)
$30 at the door (cash and credit)

CONTACT: Kathleen Rea, , http://www.reasondetre.com
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3 NOV 2017
5 Nov 2017
The Dharmalab Community Centre, 1814 Pandora Street, Second Floor, Vancouver, BC , Canada

TANTRA CONTACT FUSION: Creating deep intimacy in our dances
(A Touch&Play Event)

Friday night 6-10pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm Plus a blindfold jam 7-10pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm

WHERE: The Dharmalab Community Centre
1814 Pandora Street, Second Floor, Vancouver

Even though Contact Improv is a dance form that offers more intimacy than any other dance form I know of, there are so many ways that we can continue to deepen in these states. Often this vulnerability and intimacy is avoided out of fears and habits to keep us safe. Finding your own safe edge we’ll explore the balance of control and surrender. In a safe container, incorporating stillnesses, slow-motion, eye-contact, energetic awareness, and more – we’ll explore being more deeply present with our partners.

The event will begin with a consent workshop on Friday Evening required for all participating:
ConSensual: Contact Improv & The Art of Consent

At the core of CI is the constant dance of consent. In this workshop we will be practicing this dance of saying and hearing “No” & “Yes” both verbally and non-verbally. This act of trust brings us into deeper intimacy when we hold ourselves and partners with respect. This listening practice guides our dances toward greater empathy and presence. By incorporating Non-Violent Communication, Tantra-inspired exercises, stillness, eye-contact, and energetic awareness, we’ll explore being more deeply sensual, consensual, and present with each other.

The weekend event will include a BLINDFOLD JAM Saturday 7-10pm only available to those attending the weekend workshop:

INFO: Kayte Gillespie – wcciassociation@gmail.com or 778-919-5283

Moti Zemelman, MFA, began practicing Contact Improvisation 29 years ago. Over the past 22 years he has taught and performed across USA, Canada, Central America, Mexico, Europe and Israel. In 2008-09 he taught as Professor of Dance at the Instituto Naciónal de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Over the last 10 years in his desire to integrate communication and intimacy skills in his life and teaching he has studied Non-Violent Communication, Tantra, Butoh, BDSM and Byron Katie’s “The Work”. Moti has been both a teacher and a board member at Earthdance Retreat Center in Plainfield, MA where he currently co-organizes the Touch&Play Festival – https://2017.touchandplay.org/ . Additionally he is a featured dancer in Sanford Lewis’ recently released documentary film about CI “An Intimate Dance.” (Video Clip from the film http://vimeo.com/38268635 ) He also designs and moderates the international Contact Improv resource website www.contactimprov.com

INFO: Kayte Gillespie – wcciassociation@gmail.com or 778-919-5283

COST (sliding scale):
Early Bird Special – Before September 30, 2017 – $145 – 170
After Sep 30, 2017 – $160 – 200

To register please send a payment via paypal or etransfer (if within Canada) to wcciassociation@gmail.com. Please include your full name and email address.

CONTACT: Moti Zemelman, 778-919-5283, , https://www.facebook.com/events/141199503137854
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4 NOV 2017
5 Nov 2017
Eden studios, Berlin , Germany

you are cordially invited to the workshop:

ANIMAL INSTINCT – Movement Reaserch & Contact Improvisation –

DATE: November 4+5, 2017
NICE VENUE: EDEN Studios – part of Dock11 Berlin –
COST: Earlybird 125€ (money transfer until September 23, 2017), thereafter 155€

YOUR REGISTRATION: For registration details and workshop questions please contact me by e-mail at xs4jan@gmx.de
EVENT WEBSITE: http://contact-improvisation.net/2017/08/01/animal-instinct-matan-levkowich-nov-45-2017/
LIKE THE EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1354950411287365/

November 4+5, 2017
Saturday: 11:00-14:00 / 15:00-18:00 / 18:30-20:00 (open space/jam)
Sunday: 11:00-14:00 / 15:00-18:00

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: https://vimeo.com/103231069


ANIMAL INSTINCT is an ongoing movement research. The hardcore of this practice is to gain freedom in motion. By moving away from any ideology, style or form, we can reexamine our physical abilities with fresh eyes. The work refers to information from various movement disciplines (contact improvisation, martial arts, somatic practices & contemporary dance) and offers a wide spectrum of tools to study our body, to understand movement and communicate physically.

- Body preparation (warm-up/cool-down)
- Physical Adaptation
- Flexibility and movement fluidity
- Undulation and spiral patterns
- Muscle tonus
- Hands as feet and feet as hands
- Reflexive awareness
- Structural limitations & manipulation
- Freedom in expression

The work passes through various constellations (solo, duet or group work), studying the never ending possibilities that occur in dynamic improvisations.

The workshop is open for beginners and advanced movers.

Language is english
Translation into german is possible


Matan Levkowich is a dancer, choreographer and graphic designer. Movement Lab represents all his artistic engagements in the field of dance and performance. Matan’s approach to movement is based on the study of the body’s intuition. The study of intuition enables to navigate through instability and develops trust in the body’s capacities. His choreographic work is inspired by social phenomena and human behaviour. From his base in Vienna, Austria, he tours around Europe, presenting his choreographic work, performing and leading workshops.

Breite Strasse 43
13187 Berlin (Pankow)
…scroll down to "STUDIO 190.EG,“ in Haus 2

Tram-Station „Pankow-Kirche“: M1, M50
U & S-Bahn Pankow: U2, M27, S2, S8, RE3, RE5
Bus: 107, 155, 250, 255, X54, N50, N2

CONTACT: http://contact-improvisation.net/2017/08/01/animal-instinct-matan-levkowich-nov-45-2017/
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9 NOV 2017
19 Nov 2017
Festin Argentina - Buenos Aires 2017
Buenos Aires , Argentina

November -
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CONTACT: ciete cielos, 0 5411 - (9) - 6569 9715,
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