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April 14-16, 2006 - Easter Weekend
The Ontario Regional Contact Improvisation Jam 2006 is open to anyone, from anywhere on the planet, who is interested in contact improvisational dance. You don't even have to know where Ottawa, Ontario is to dance with us, we provide maps!
The jam is open to all; beginners and all skill levels are welcome. We will have introductory classes on Contact Improvisation for new and old beginners alike.
Venue: The School of Dance - 200 Crichton Street, Ottawa
The Ontario Jam is hosted in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada this year, in the studios of The School of Dance at 200 Crichton St., a few blocks north-east of downtown.
Google Maps Driving Times to 200 Crichton St., Ottawa, from:
See the note below the table regarding these driving times.
Note: The above "Google Maps" driving times are quite generous. The bus company does the Ottawa/Toronto trip (given above as 6 hours) in less than 5 hours! Lucien and Ian drove Burlington/Ottawa (given above as 5 hours) in less than 4 hours 30 minutes with no speeding.
You can get explicit driving directions using the "To Here" feature of this online map.
Languages / Langues
We offer a language-agnostic bilingual (English/français) environment as best we can; volunteers to help connect the two languages during circles and workshops are warmly welcomed.
Nos voisins du Québec/Montréal sont chaleureusement invité(e)s.
Food / Menu / Health / Allergies / Safety
Contact Person: Eileen
Bring your own washable eating utensils: plate, bowl, mug, cutlery and cloth napkin.
See a tenative weekend menu.
Vegetarian snack-type food will be provided throughout the weekend in a room adjoining the dance space. All meals are provided on-site. We will have bagels and cream chese for breakfast both days.
Saturday we will provide breakfast and lunch. The Table vegetarian restaurant will provide a vegetarian meal for supper.
Sunday we will provide breakfast and lunch.
Weekend Schedule / Horaire / Classes / Workshops
Arrival: after 6pm (18h00) Friday, April 14, 2006
Let one of us know if you are arriving early and would like to help us set up ahead of the jam.
We are pleased to have Peter Ryan leading our Saturday afternoon workshop on "cooperative resistance and physical chess" - playing with giving and receiving support.
On Saturday Evening, contact improv will take place with live musicians Mike Essoudry - drums (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ken Easton - kalimbas, kora and percussion (email@example.com), and Linsey Wellman - saxophones and flutes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are pleased to have Pam Johnson leading our Sunday morning workshop:
Luscious Dancing: following kinesthetic desire. In this workshop we will engage in a deep exploration of the kinesthetic journey from breathing quietly on the floor to fluid dancing. Desire will be our guide. Breath and sensation will steer us. Imagination will be our fuel. Come on board.
We have a tentative weekend schedule.
Housing / Hébergement / Billeting / Hotels / Hostels / B&Bs
Contact Person: Mitsi
Billeting in area homes (before April 1)
Housing/billeting with friendly Ottawa/Gatineau/Aylmer residents is available. You dance with us; you live with us!
Fill out our Housing/Billeting Request Form before April 1. We will try to fill your late requests; however, space is limited and you may have to use paid accommodation.
Paid Accommodation - Hostels / Hotels / B&Bs
Registration / Inscription and Online Pre-Registration
At-the-door, drop-in, and partial registration fees:
To register by mail-in cheque, bank draft, or online credit card, proceed to the O.R.C.J. Registration Form.
Use the online Web form to pre-register (easiest for us); or, please print clearly these three things:
on a cheque or bank draft for $75 CDN payable to:Lucien Martineau
A-20, rue Ste-Ursule, Gatineau
Quebec, Canada J9A 1B6
Contact Jam Contact List and Organizing Committee
Thanks to our Sponsors
These organizations assisted us to offer this dance weekend by providing us with free or discounted products:
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