Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Upcoming Seattle Contact Improv Events | September 2015

SFDI 2011 Photo by Carol Wiley
A list of Seattle contact improvisation and related events, plus related events in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. Follow the links for more details. I will post additional events as I get them.

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.
Note: On Sept 27 and Oct 18, the jam will be at Seven Star Women’s Kung Fu, 525 21st Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, from 1-3pm

Preparing for Contact with Kaitlin McCarthy in Kawasaki Studio at Velocity Dance Center, 1:45-2:45pm (No class Sept 27 or Oct 18). Class price includes admission to the jam. 

Investigative Movement Practices (IMP) Workshop Series
6-8pm at Velocity Dance Center
Series I: Sept 9–Oct 7 with Noelle Chun
Series II: Oct 14–Nov 11 with ilvs strauss
Series III: Nov 18–Dec 16 with Alia Swersky 

Sept 14 - Oct 26
Embodied Life with Karen Nelson 
7 Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm, Vashon Island at Hanna's Barn 

Sept 16 - Dec 30
Feldenkrais® with Lila Hurwitz
Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15pm at Velocity Dance Center
For more information, contact Lila at or (206) 650-3305.

Sept 16 - Oct 21
Tuning Scores Improvisation and Performance Practice with Karen Nelson 
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Vashon Island at Hanna's Barn

Sept 18 - 20
Contact improv workshop with Katherine Cook and Brad Stoller at Butopia on Whidbey Island.

Sept 19 and Oct 10
Dance jam with live improvised music. The Taoist Studies Institute, 225 N 70th St, Seattle, WA 98103. Starts at 6:30pm. For more information, contact Spring at

Sept 20 - 25, 2015 
Fall Contact Dance Jam at Breitenbush Hot Springs (Detroit, OR)

Oct 3, 10, 17, 2015
October Inclusion Jams hosted by Noam Gaster
7-9:30 pm at Studio Current on Capitol Hill

Oct 4
Move, Listen, Touch & Be Moved with Kirstie Simson, 2-6pm, Shift Movement & Healing Arts, 3517 Stone Way N, Seattle, Washington 98103. For more information, contact Tamin at

Oct 15 - Nov 19, 2015
Weekly contact improv class with Cyrus Khambatta. Thursdays, 7-9pm, Grassroots Studio in West Seattle.

Oct 17
Contemplative Dance Practice with Susan Baum, 7:30pm - 10:00pm, Open Flight Studio, 4205 University Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105.

Oct 17 & Nov 7, 2015
Frameworks for Trust and Connection: Tools for Expanding Choice with Partners with Kurt Koegel. 2-6 pm at Grassroots Studio in West Seattle. $30 for one day, $50 for both if paid by Oct 17. Kurt is a highly experienced CI teacher.

Oct 24
Underscore, 4-7pm, at Seven Star Women's Kung Fu in the Central District. Discussion 4:00-4:30pm (attend if you are new to the Underscore or want a refresher). Dance 4:30-7pm. Please arrive on time and plan to stay until the end. For more information, contact Katherine Cook at

Nov 7 - 8, 2015
British Columbia Contact Improv Jam Weekend in Vancouver 

Nov 14
Underscore, 4-7pm, at Seven Star Women's Kung Fu

Dec 12
Underscore, 4-7pm, at Seven Star Women's Kung Fu

Dec 16 - 20, 2015
Centrum Jam in Port Townsend
Cost: $250-$350 (sliding scale) w/Dep. before Nov. 1
$300-$400 after || single day $125/$150
Meals: $50 for 3 meals (evening only) $20 single (or bring your own - full kitchens in all lodging)
Deposit: $100 by Nov. 1 for early-bird discount
Send checks payable to Phffft at 5609 34th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126. Contact Cyrus Khambatta or 206-935-0459.

Dec 29, 2015 - Jan 2, 2016
New Year Dance Retreat with Karen Nelson on Vashon Island

Jan 10 - 15, 2016
The WOW of Contact 2016 at Breitenbush Hot Springs, with Carolyn Stuart and TouchMonkey

Mar 12 - 20, 2016
Breitenbush Contact Improvisation Jam, 35th anniversary, hosted by Joint Forces Dance