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.