Saturday, September 1, 2018

Fall/Winter 2018 Seattle Contact Improvisation

Contact improv and related events in and near Seattle. Follow the links for more info. I add events as I find out about them, so check back.


Sundays
Weekly contact improvisation and open movement jam.
2–4:30 pm in the Founders Studio at Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Avenue on Seattle's Capitol Hill. This location/time is usually consistent, except in July each year. Rare changes are posted in the Facebook Seattle Contact Improvisation Group.

Sundays
CI Fundamentals Class
Velocity Dance Center, Kawasaki Studio, 1:30-2:50 pm
Drop-in $15/$12 MVP
Buy a full class series for just $60 for 6 weeks ($10/class)

Series II: Oct 28 – Dec 9 (no class Nov 25) – Alia Swersky
Series III: Jan 6 – Feb 10 – Rachael Lincoln
Series IV: Feb 24 – Mar 31 – Aaron Swartzman
Series V: Apr 14 – May 19 – Katherine Cook

Register and info: http://velocitydancecenter.org/trainingresearc/master-classes-workshop/

Wednesdays
Weekly Contact Improvisation Jam at Grassroots Studio in West Seattle from 6:30–9 pm. 

First Saturdays
Jam Practice 
Shift Movement & Healing Arts, 3517 Stone Way N. 5–7 pm, $5–$10
Upcoming Fall dates are September 1, October 6, November 3, and December 1 

Second Saturdays
Underscore
3–6 pm in Kawasaki Studio at Velocity. $5-$15
September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8
For more information, contact Katherine Cook at cook.katherine (at) gmail.com.

December 13 – 17
Port Townsend Jam

December 28 – January 1
New Year's Dance Retreat on Vashon Island

January 13 – 18, 2019
The 12th annual WOW of Contact
@ Breitenbush Hot Springs (Oregon) with Touchmonkey

Visit Our Friends in Canada

December 29, 2018January 4, 2019
Textures of Trust: New Year Contact Improvisation Dance Training with Martin Keogh and Anjelika Doniy
Salt Spring Island, Canada 

Friday, February 23, 2018

2018 Seattle Contact Improvisation

Contact improv and related events in and near Seattle. Follow the links for more info. I add events as I find out about them, so check back.

Sundays
Weekly contact improvisation and open movement jam.
2–4:30 pm in the Founders Studio at Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Avenue on Seattle's Capitol Hill.
This location/time is usually consistent, except in July each year. Rare changes are posted in the Facebook Seattle Contact Improvisation Group.
Note: On July 8 the Jam is 3:30-5:30 at
Open Flight Studio, 4205 University Way NE, Seattle WA 98145

Second Saturdays
Underscore
3–6 pm in Kawasaki Studio at Velocity. For more information, contact Katherine Cook at cook.katherine (at) gmail.com.
April 14
May 12
June 9 
**
Important schedule changes for July and August:

GLOBAL UNDERSCORE is Saturday June 23!
7am-11am
Washington Hall (upstairs)
Worldwide time-synchronized Underscores! 44 sites so far!

JULY UNDERSCORE
cancelled due to Strictly Seattle.

AUGUST UNDERSCORE
moved to coincide with the SFDI Underscore

SFDI UNDERSCORE
Friday August 3
7:30p-11p
Talk-through 5:30-6:30p
at Velocity Dance Center

 
February 25 – April 1 (Sundays)
CI Fundamentals Series IV with Tamin Totzke
1:30 pm – 2:50 pm in Kawasaki Studio at Velocity.

Wednesdays, starting April 25
Weekly Contact Improvisation Jam at Grassroots Studio in West Seattle from 6:30–9 pm. 

April 15 – May 20 (Sundays)
CI Fundamentals Series with Mike Hodapp // Embracing Your CI Fears. 1:30 pm – 2:50 pm in Kawasaki Studio at Velocity. $60 for six weeks or $15 drop-in.

May 5 – 6 
Seattle Contact Improv Jam at Washington Hall — classes, open jams, structured jams, one-on-ones, snacks, and Saturday dinner. $100.

More info at the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2002749866614239/. Tickets at https://scij.brownpapertickets.com/.

May 27 – July 1 (Sundays) 
CI Fundamentals Series with Scott Davis // Deepening the Basics. 1:30 pm – 2:50 pm in Kawasaki Studio at Velocity. $60 for six weeks or $15 drop-in.

July 11 – 15
Orcas Island Jam

July 29 – August 5
Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation
Contact improv intensive with KJ Holmes and lots more!

August 19 – 26
Dance Camp Northwest
Fort Flagler State Park in Port Hadlock, WA

August 31 – September 3
Contact Improvisation Retreat
@ Gracewood studio in Portland, OR

Visit Our Friends in Canada

June 18 – July 1


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Fall/Winter 2017 Upcoming Seattle Contact Improvisation

Contact improv and related events in and near Seattle. Follow the links for more info. I add events as I find out about them, so check back.

Sundays
Weekly contact improvisation and open movement jam.
2–4:30 pm in the Founders Studio at Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Avenue on Seattle's Capitol Hill. This location/time is usually consistent, except in July each year. Rare changes are posted in the Facebook Seattle Contact Improvisation Group.

Second Saturdays
Underscore
September 9
October 14
Always the second Saturday, 3–6 pm in Kawasaki Studio at Velocity. For more information, contact Katherine Cook at cook.katherine (at) gmail.com.

Saturdays, Aug 26 – Oct 14 
Contact Bootcamp with Jonathan Lily
2–5 pm, Velocity Dance Center
$20 drop-in / $140 full series


Sundays Starting Sept 10
New series at Velocity: CI Fundamentals (and more!):

1:30-2:50 pm in Kawasaki Studio at Velocity Dance Center (jam to follow) $60 entire session, $15 drop in ($12 MVP)

Session One: September 10-October 15 - Aaron Swartzman
Session Two: October 29-December 3 - Katherine Cook
Session Three: January 7-February 11 - Kaitlin McCarthy
Session Four: February 25-April 1 - Tamin Totzke


Session One: Aaron Swartzman

Description: Contact Improvisation is what you make it. Make it magical!  Come participate in physical and awareness practices to grow your toolkit. Together we will work to gain the foundational skills necessary to safely take risks and grow as CI dancers (and possibly as humans).  Giving and receiving weight, falling and rising, and surrendering and instigating are some of the polarities we will work with, as well as the fierce sense of curiosity and play that make CI such a rich art form.

Bio: Fascinated by the body in motion (and at rest), Aaron has been teaching and performing dance for over 15 years, including long stints with LINGO dancetheater, Legendre Performance, and UMAMI Performance, which he co-founded with Aiko Kinoshita.  He has performed nationally and internationally, is a treinel in Capoeira Angola, a father of two, and a lover of CI.

Dec 13 – 17
Port Townsend Jam at Centrum 2017


Jan 3 – Feb 11, 2018
Dance Sensoria :: a 6-week mini school with Karen Nelson


Jan 14 – 19, 2018
The WOW of Contact 2018 @ Breitenbush Hot Springs
w/ Touchmonkey (Carolyn Stuart & Patrick Gracewood)


Visit Our Friends in Canada

September 15 – 17
October 16 – 21
Therapeutic Movement & Emotional Release Intensive
Facilitated by Stuart Phillips
Lasqueti Island Community Hall

December 29–31, January 2–4
Riding The Curves of Spacetime
Facilitated by Martin Keogh and Ray Chung
Salt Spring Island, Canada

Facebook page for Contact Improv Vancouver and British Columbia

Monday, July 10, 2017

July Jams

Due to Strictly Seattle and SFDI, the Sunday movement jam is moving to Seven Star Women's Kung Fu for several weekends.

The dojo address is:
525 21st Ave., Seattle WA 98122

Sundays 7/9 and 7/30 the jam will be from noon to 3 PM.
On Saturday 7/15 the jam is from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. 

The July 23 jam is at Velocity. Usual time: 2–4:30 PM.

No jam on 8/6 because the SFDI jam is happening. Go to it.




Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spring/Summer 2017 Upcoming Seattle Contact Improvisation

Contact improv and related events in and near Seattle. Follow the links for more info. I add events as I find out about them, so check back. 

Sundays
Weekly contact improvisation and open movement jam.
2-4:30 pm in the Founders Studio at Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Avenue on Seattle's Capitol Hill.

May 19–20
Contact and Ensemble Improvisation Workshop with Nita Little.

June 2–4
Tuning Scores Workshop with Karen Nelson on Vashon Island.

June 17
Contact Improvisation Workshop with Katherine Cook and Brad Stoller. Velocity, 2–6pm (more info posted soon)

July 12–16
Orcas Island Jam

July 30-August 6
Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation

More

Seattle International Dance Festival

Velocity Dance Center Schedule

Om Culture Dance Schedule

Butopia: Pacific Northwest Center for the Embodied Arts in Nature on Whidbey Island