Contact improvisation is a dance form that explores the physics of two (or more) bodies in motion. With an emphasis on gravity, flow, and spontaneity, you get to stand, breathe, fly, jump, roll, and tumble with other bodies.
In 2016 we have these recurring events in Ottawa/Gatineau (scroll down or follow the links for details):
Details are below.
*** O T T A W A C O N T A C T I M P R O V D A N C E D A T E S F A L L 2 0 1 6 *** Dance jams are at Arts Court every Saturday. Most start times are 11:15, with some longer events starting at 10am (TBA). Some dance jams have live music; we have a warm up but no class that day. Some events will include a gentle blindfold jam - eyes closed! All Saturday events below end at 1:15pm. 11:15am Sat November 26 2016 11:15am Sat December 3 2016 11:15am Sat December 10 2016 11:15am Sat December 17 2016 - with live music by Kim Gravelle * holiday break until January * 11:15am Sat January 7 2017 11:15am Sat January 14 2017 11:15am Sat January 21 2017 * no jam on January 28 * 11:15am Sat February 4 2017 11:15am Sat February 11 2017 11:15am Sat February 18 2017 11:15am Sat February 25 2017 * no jam on March 4 * 11:15am Sat March 11 2017 11:15am Sat March 18 2017 11:15am Sat March 25 2017 11:15am Sat April 1 2017 11:15am Sat April 8 2017 11:15am Sat April 15 2017 11:15am Sat April 22 2017 11:15am Sat May 6 2017 11:15am Sat May 13 2017 11:15am Sat May 20 2017 * no jam on May 27 * 11:15am Sat June 3 2017 11:15am Sat June 10 2017 11:15am Sat June 17 2017 11:15am Sat June 24 2017 * summer break until September * Beginners welcome!
Ottawa Contact Improvisation dance events take place almost every Saturday in air-conditioned comfort, usually Saturdays 11h15-13h15 at Arts Court second-floor ODD Studio "B" at 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa. See the table above for the exact dates and times.
Skill level: All skill levels welcome, especially new and old beginners!
Weekly Class/Jam Fee: free or by donation the first time for newcomers;
$8-$10 per jam or by donation for pay-as-you-dance drop-in;
"nobody turned away for lack of funds" – talk to us
Jam With Live Music Fee: suggested $10/hour to pay for the room and the musician; you can pay less if you really need to. Nobody turned away!
Time: 10h00 or 11h15 to 13h15 most Saturdays (check dates and times above)
A facilitated warm and introduction to contact improv dance up usually starts the jam.
Location: Arts Court, Ottawa Dance Directive Studio "B", Second Floor, - 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa
Our jam is run by volunteers and is a non-profit event. You can get involved. If you would like to lead a warm up, please contact us with the dates that you have in mind. 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, drop in to any jam or send us email: Ian! Allen email@example.com
For many other Ottawa Creative Dance/Movement/Somatic events, see the Ottawa/Gatineau Creative Dance and Movement Facebook Group.
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