Updated: 2017-05-09 10:41 EDT
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 2017 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 2 0 1 7 *** Contact Improv Dance jams are at Arts Court almost every Saturday. Most start times are 11:15, with some longer three-hour events starting at 10:15am (see below). Some dance jams have live music; we have a warm up but no class that day. Most dance jams are adult-only dance spaces, but we do have occasional "Family Jam" dance dates. All Saturday events below end at 1:15pm. 11:15am Sat May 6 2017 - family jam (children welcome) 11:15am Sat May 13 2017 10:15am Sat May 20 2017 - 10h15 start time: three hour blindfold jam with live music * no jam on May 27 * 11:15am Sat June 3 2017 11:15am Sat June 10 2017 - with live music by Kim Gravelle 11:15am Sat June 17 2017 - LAST DANCE until SEPTEMBER ! * Summer Break: no jams July-August until September 2017 *
Facilitators: May 13 Ken, May 20 Ian!, June 3&10 Elizabeth, June 17 Ian!
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. Arts Court Studio "B" is fully accessible by wheelchair, and there is an accessible washroom on the first floor of the building.
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 (ODD) Studio "B", Second Floor, - 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa. Arts Court Studio "B" is fully accessible by wheelchair, and there is an accessible washroom on the first floor of the building.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For many other Ottawa Creative Dance/Movement/Somatic events, see the Ottawa/Gatineau Creative Dance and Movement Facebook Group.
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