Open CI Workshop & Jam: Embracing What We’ve Got

With Rosa Lina Lima

January 12, 2020 -
3:00pm to 7:00pm

Programming category: 

Working with what we have when we have "nothing." Austerity, crisis and shock can be great teachers in life. What do we have when we have "nothing"? We have our body, our energy, our ideas, perception, perspective, and identity. We also have each other. The uniqueness of each participant will enrich our collaborative interactions with diversity. In this workshop we will experience Contact Improvisation fundamentals through philosophical indices of the body, as stated by French contemporary philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, from the desire to become aware of ourselves and what surrounds us. Bodies within bodies, bodies distinct from other bodies, bodies beginning and ending against each other… soul, body, mind, and spirit (all together in motion, in stillness, in conversation, in silence, as part of the cosmos), finding (or redefining) connection and resilience.

Open to all movement levels & backgrounds.

3–5pm Workshop

5–7pm Jam
7pm Dinner



Our Fees Explained
Our fees are priced on a sliding scale to help allow for a diversity of people to attend. We ask that you please pay at the highest level you can afford:

The Sustainer Rate is for those able to help sustain someone else’s tuition.
The Full Rate is for those comfortably able to pay at cost (what it costs for Earthdance to run this program).
The Subsidized Rate is for those needing financial assistance to attend.

Workshop & Jam 
$25–45* with online registration; $30–50* at the door
Jam only $10–20*
Dinner $0–15* (advanced notice required: email or select with registration)
*sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds)

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Rosa Lina Lima is a Puerto Rican Contemporary dancer, Bomba “bailadora”, Dance and French teacher, among other things. She has performed dance and physical theater professionally since 1995 in Puerto Rico and abroad. In the 90’s, she was introduced to CI by Gloria Llompart (the artist who brought the CI practice to Puerto Rico). Rosa Lina completed an MFA in Dance from Arizona State University (ASU), where she took Ideokinesis and the Feldenkrais Method as part of the program. Back in Puerto Rico, she participated in an intensive workshop created by Myrna Renaud titled "La voz que sana"©mrm1997-2019 (The healing voice), a structure that includes sound and movement improvisations, and “soneo”, a traditional art form of vocalization from the Caribbean cultures. She is currently one of the coordinators of Danza Contacto Puerto Rico project (DCPR), collaborating in group efforts to disseminate the practice of CI, representing the CI community from the Island when they go to festivals abroad, and developing explorations on the complementary aspects of CI and Salsa dancing.


photos © Freddie Marrero Alfonso, featuring Verónica Rodríguez Ojeda (top)