2nd Sunday Music & Movement Jam with Diana Yourke

April 9, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Every 2nd Sunday of the month, our Umbrella Studio swells with improvised movement and music. A live soundscape for dancing is provided by a local musician. Dance and music dialogue together. All dance levels and styles are welcome!

Bring your own instruments to join in after 10pm. $10-15 sliding scale.

Kaitlin June

Kaitlin June was born a Scorpio child in the foothills of North Carolina to a family of movers, shakers and artists. At the age of 8 she sat down at her family’s piano with George Winston’s “December” album in her Walkman and learned the album note for note. Playing solely by ear, her own compositions starting coming through soon thereafter and haven’t stopped since. She is always discovering new ground with the piano, her oldest friend and most influential spiritual teacher. Her piano compositions have appeared in numerous theatrical, dance and film productions in the US and abroad.

2nd Sunday Music & Movement Jam with Jenifer Gelineau

March 12, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Every 2nd Sunday of the month, our Umbrella Studio swells with improvised movement and music. A live soundscape for dancing is provided by a local musician. Dance and music dialogue together. All dance levels and styles are welcome!

Bring your own instruments to join in after 10pm. $10-15 sliding scale.

2nd Sunday Music & Movement Jam with Stephen Katz [Cancelled]

February 12, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Every 2nd Sunday of the month, our Umbrella Studio swells with improvised movement and music. A live soundscape for dancing is provided by a local musician. Dance and music dialogue together. All dance levels and styles are welcome!

Bring your own instruments to join in after 10pm. $10-15 sliding scale.

2017 CI Ground Research (CIGR)

Curated by Aaron Brando with Research Catalysts Romain Bigé and Kristin Horrigan

March 12, 2017 - 5:00pm - March 16, 2017 - 5:00pm

CIGR is a week-long artist residency for seasoned improvisation dancers to engage in research and pedagogy through open dancing, labbing and discussion, culminating in the Spring Equinox Jam. We delve deeply into the practice of Contact Improvisation together. For more information and to apply, click HERE

This year's thematic content:

Romain Bigé

Romain Bigé is a dancer, philosophy teacher and dance scholar based in Paris, France. An agrégé of philosophy, he is currently pursuing a PhD in the École Normale supérieure on the Poetics of Contact Improvisation and the concept of movement in contemporary French philosophy (bergsonism and phenomenology). He is interested in the way movement practices shape sensory cartographies and give way to original modes of relating to others.

2017 Spring Equinox Jam

Facilitated by Chrissy Nelson & Anne Mulvaney

March 16, 2017 - 5:00pm - March 19, 2017 - 3:00pm

Bodies tumble and energy flows as we melt away the layers of winter and dive into Spring with the practice of Contact Improvisation. Open to all ages, backgrounds, levels, and styles of dancing.

The Spring Equinox Jam is preceded by CIGR (CI Ground Research), a week-long Contact Improvisation artist residency. Find out more and apply HERE.

Jori Snell

Jori Snell is a freelance physical performing-artist and dancer (Holland/Denmark), educated at The Institute of Scenic Arts in Italy and Nordic Theatre School in Denmark. Since 1998 she founded her own theatre: Baba Yaga Theatre, and works as a freelance performer and educator in Europe and is now based in South Africa, where she performs, directs and runs regular classes in Contact Improvisation. She has worked as a dancer/performer for Corona la Balance (Denmark), Panthéâtre, Roy Hart Theatre (France), Odin Teatret (Denmark) and FTH:K (South Africa).

2nd Sunday Music & Movement Jam with Mike Vargas

January 8, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Every 2nd Sunday of the month, our Umbrella Studio swells with improvised movement and music. A live soundscape for dancing is provided by a local musician. Dance and music dialogue together. All dance levels and styles are welcome!

Bring your own instruments to join in after 10pm. $10-15 sliding scale.

"4th" Sunday CI Class & Jam with Jori Snell *NOTE: reservation and location change info*

January 15, 2017 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm

*NOTE: this Jam will be held at SCDT (School for Contemporary Dance and Thought) studio in Northampton, MA (25 Main St, 4th fl)
*Reservations for the class and jam are required.
Email januaryworkshop [at] nancystarksmith [dot] com to reserve your spot

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