Updated: 2021-10-27 11:58 EDT

CI Dancers at the Ottawa jam: Ian, AnneMarie, Marcia

Contact Improvisation Dance

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Be "Interested", not "Interesting", and Embrace the Awkwardness!

Ian! and Karen – photo by Moti

Ottawa/Gatineau/Hull Events Summary

What is Contact Improvisation Dance?

Contact improvisation is a dance form that explores the physics of two or more human bodies in motion. With an emphasis on gravity, flow, spontaneity, and consensual touch, you get to stand, breathe, fly, jump, roll, and tumble with other human bodies.

To slow the spread of the COVID-19 "coronavirus" pandemic in Canada, we have cancelled our weekly Contact Improv Dance Class and Jam until further notice.

Local CI organizers are meeting to discuss how and when to re-open Contact Improvisation Dance in Ottawa along the lines of the "Safer (brave) Space" consent culture work of Michele Beaulieux.

Ian! and Eva – photo by John Barrett

Details are below.

CI Dancers at the Ottawa jam: Ken, Kia, Isabelle, Barbara, AnneMarie, Ian, Marcia

2021 – Ottawa Saturday Contact Improv Dance Jams and Classes

To slow the spread of the COVID-19 "coronavirus" pandemic in Canada, we have cancelled our weekly Contact Improv Dance Class and Jam until further notice.

Local CI organizers are meeting to discuss how and when to re-open Contact Improvisation Dance in Ottawa along the lines of the "Safer (brave) Space" consent culture work of Michele Beaulieux.

Our jam is run by volunteers and is a non-profit event. You can get involved. If you would like to be a participant in the organization of the jam, contact us for details about the Ottawa Contact Improv consensus group. For more information, send us email: Ian! Allen idallen@idallen.ca


2021 – Ottawa/Gatineau Creative Dance Events

Ian! and Karen – photo by Moti

For many other Ottawa Creative Dance/Movement/Somatic events, see the Ottawa/Gatineau Creative Dance and Movement Facebook Group. And don't forget our own Ottawa/Gatineau Contact Improvisation Dance Facebook Page.

Carpools to Big Heart Dance Camp, Earthdance, and DNE Dance Camp

Contact Ian! Allen idallen@idallen.ca about car pooling from Ottawa to dance events such as

Arts Court studio located at ODD/CDC

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