Contact Improvisation National Jam

This year's National Jam will have the performance as a focal point of the entire event, that includes exploring own relationship to performance and similar formats, as a witness and/or as a performer. We aim to keep the event true to its traditional free contact improvisation dance agenda. We have invited Jacqueline McCormick to lead the morning Contact Improvisation and Performance activity and Ruth Janssen to facilitate lunchtime ContactKids activity.

The weekend begins on Friday evening at 6pm, then continues for two long days on Saturday and Sunday and a shorter day on Monday to finish the event at around 5pm.

This co created time frame will include a mixture of jam time and teaching time giving preference to open space exploration.

Scores and performance skills, stage presence and aesthetics, and possibly a performance sharing on one of the evenings are at the heart of us coming together this year, all this will be interspersed with time to explore the local and wonderful Oldbury Court Park as well as our own interests.

Event is open to all levels of experience, and you will be welcomed wether you like to perform or not! We encourage participants to bring their curiosities, research and desires to the event as there could be opportunity to (co)facilitate daytime slots.

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Activities run from 6.00pm to 10.00pm on Friday 28th; 9.30am to 10.00pm on Satuday 29th; 9.00am to 7.00pm on Sunday 30th; and 9.00am to 5.00pm on Monday 1st.