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

Monday, January 9, 2017

Winter/Spring 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.
 


January 14 
Underscore 
Velocity Dance Center
3-3:30 talk-through of the Underscore for those who have never attended a talk-through or just like it a lot.
3:30-6 dance. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early and stay until the end.
For more information, contact Katherine Cook at cook.katherine@gmail.com.


February 15–19
Tuning Scores Observatories/ Seattle
With Karen Nelson and others

April 8–9
Seattle Contact Improv Regional Jam

Join us for two full days of Contact Improv in Seattle!
Classes, jams, and plenty of opportunity for exploration.

Tickets available at:
http://scirj.brownpapertickets.com/

Facilitators Include:
Katherine Cook, Karen Nelson, Stu Phillips, and Tamin Totzke

Saturday - April 8
09 — 10 Facilitated Warm-Up -- Katherine Cook
10 — 12 Class -- Karen Nelson
12 — 1:45 Lunch Break/One-On-Ones
1:45 — 3:45 Class -- Stu Philips
04 — 06 Class -- Tamin Totzke
06 — 08 Dinner & Underscore Talk-Through
08 — Midnight - Open Jam

Sunday - April 9
09 — 10 Facilitated Warm-Up -- Katherine Cook
10 — 12 Underscore
12 — 01 Lunch
01 — 03 Class -- Karen Nelson
03 — 05 Open Jam
05 — 06 Closing Circle

Ticket Details - http://scirj.brownpapertickets.com/
Whole Event $100
Single day Saturday $65
Single day Sunday $55
Underscore $20

Dependent On Space Availability
Single Class Drop In $20
Saturday Night Jam Drop In $20
Sunday Jam Drop In $5-$10 


More:

Velocity Dance Center Schedule

Om Culture Dance Schedule

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





Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fall/Winter 2016 Upcoming Seattle Contact Improvisation

Contact improv duet
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.


November 12
Underscore
3-6pm at Velocity Dance Center (Kawasaki)
For more information, contact Katherine Cook at cook.katherine@gmail.com.

November 25–27
Thanksgiving Contact Improv weekend @ Gracewood Studio, Portland, OR 

November 30 - December 18
The Glimpse Project: Nancy Stark Smith And The Underscore 
Includes a workshop, community underscore, performance and more. 

December 3 
Underscore
1:30-5:30pm at V2 (talk-through with Nancy Stark Smith 10-11:30am), as part of The Glimpse Project 

December 14–18
Port Townsend Jam at Centrum — 4 days of contact improv fun in a beautiful setting

December 28, 2016–January 1, 2017
New Year Dance Retreat with Karen Nelson on Vashon Island

January 16–20, 2017
10th annual WOW of Contact
Wonder Of With / Way Of We
Breitenbush Hot Springs w/ Touchmonkey


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Upcoming Seattle Contact Improv Events | July/August 2016

Seattle Contact Improv Jam
Photo by Jim Coleman
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

Special July Jam Location and Time:
1-3pm every Sunday in July at 7 Star Women's Kung Fu. (525 21st Ave in Central District.)
 
August jam (after SFDI) returns to
2-4:30 pm in the Founders Studio at Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Avenue on Seattle's Capitol Hill.


Third Tuesdays
Inclusion Jam 7:45-10pm at Balance Studio. Information: noamgaster@gmail.com.

July 9
Underscore
3-6pm at
V2 (1525 11th Ave). No talk through in July. Dancing starts at 3. Plan to arrive on time and stay until the end. For more information, contact Katherine Cook at cook.katherine@gmail.com.

Underscore will be second Saturday for the rest of 2016. Talk through some months and not other months. Check the Facebook group or email Katherine.

July 23
Frameworks for Connection Workshop: Playing with Space and Touch in Improvisation
With Kurt Koegel
Saturday 2 - 6 pm
Seven Star Women’s Kung Fu
525 21st Ave; Capital Hill, Seattle
$30 - $50 Sliding Scale

The theme of this workshop is nurturing a greater sense of personal choice and fulfillment in improvisational dance.

We will focus on three skills useful for contact jams, ecstatic dance, fusion, or other improvisation events. We will finish with our own jam full of yummy dancing!

  • Working solo and connecting to the dance through Spatial Choices.
  • Using Light Touch as a way of Listening and Building Trust. Specific ways to communicate and feel comfortable with Light Touch.
  • Signaling Invitation and Boundary: Specific tools and strategies for conveying consent, one’s “ok-ness with what is - and wishing more”, or conversely, “this is too much, too fast - I’m just not comfortable.” 
More information at http://www.kurtkoegel.org.

July 28
OM Culture Movement Jam and Synthesis dance
6:45pm - 2am

July 31 - August 7 
Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation at Velocity Dance Center. Lots of classes, jams, and performances, including a contact improv intensive with Stephanie Nugent.

August 7 - 27
Dance Camp Northwest

Summer 2016
Leviathan Studio on Lasqueti Island, Canada, is offering a series of contact improv workshops.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Upcoming Seattle Contact Improv Events | May and Summer 2016

SFDI 2011 Photo By Carol Wiley




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.

Wednesdays 

Investigative Movement Practices (IMP) Series
6-8pm
Velocity Kawasaki Studio, 1621 12th Ave
$15 Drop-in / $12 MVP
Buy a full class series for just $50 ($10/class)
Series 3: Mar 30 – May 4 With KT Shores
Series 4: May 11 – June 15 With Alice Gosti


May 14 
Flying High and Landing Softly 2 with Katherine Cook and Cyrus Khambatta 
Saturday 11am-4pm at Grassroots Studio in West Seattle
This workshop will extend the work of getting off the ground and moving softly into it. The workshop will pick up where the previous one left off and review those aspects covered previously, responding to what participants found most appealing or difficult with being in the air or on the earth.

Price: $75-$150 (sliding scale) for the five hour workshop.

For more information and registration, call 206-607-7537 or email cyrus@KhambattaDance.org.

May 17
Inclusion Jam
Balance Studio, 7:45pm - 10pm 



May 19
Underscore
7-10pm at Velocity (Intro discussion at 7, dancing starts76:30). Plan to arrive on time and stay until the end.
For more information, contact Katherine Cook at cook.katherine@gmail.com.


June 9 - 12
Portland Regional Contact Improv Jam
Sky Camp in Fall Creek, Oregon

June 12
Contact Improvisation with SHURA Baryshnikov
11am-2pm
Cost: $65-$100 (sliding scale)


June 19
Seattle participation in the Global Underscore.
7am-11am
Velocity 2, 1525 11th Ave on Capitol Hill
$5-$10 

Info: cook.katherine@gmail.com

June 29 - July 3
Orcas Island Contact Improv Jam. Contact Michal Lahav at michalahav@gmail.com for details and registration. 


July 31 - August 7
Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation at Velocity Dance Center. Lots of classes, jams, and performances, including a contact improv intensive with Stephanie Nugent.

Summer 2016
Leviathan Studio on Lasqueti Island, Canada, is offering a series of contact improv workshops.