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

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