Contact Improvisation Jams

Earthdance has long been a national and international hub for the exploration and development of Contact Improvisation (CI). Many of our founders moved from a CI community in Boston to set up a rural center to cultivate this form in community and in relationship to land. We host annual CI Jams four times a year (New Years, Spring Equinox, July 4th, and Falling Leaves) and twice monthly.

Upcoming Events

Sunday Music & Movement Jam with Panthalassa
Sunday, December 15, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome. This Music & Movement Jam is preceded by a *Solstice* Community SING! and potluck dinner.
Winter Jam (f.k.a. New Year's Jam) 2019-20
Friday, December 27, 2019 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 3:00pm
Earthdance’s annual Winter Jam centers around the theme of darkness and light. One of Earthdance's biggest events of the year, the Winter Jam averages 180–200 people and fills every nook and cranny of Earthdance’s rooms and studios, bringing an intimacy and warmth to the sharing of Contact...
Open CI Workshop & Jam: Embracing What We’ve Got
Sunday, January 12, 2020 -
3:00pm to 7:00pm
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...
Spring Equinox Jam 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 5:00pm to Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 3:00pm
Earthdance’s annual Spring Equinox Jam is centered around themes of research and renewal. As winter melts and gives way to spring, a cozy, curious, quiet atmosphere opens up for engaging in Contact Improvisation (CI) dancing and investigation. The Spring Jam averages 40–50 people, and is...
Queer CI Lab & Jam 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 5:00pm to Monday, May 25, 2020 - 3:00pm
Celebrate, re-imagine, and queer Contact Improvisation (CI)! The Queer CI Lab & Jam aims to explore queer experience and thought through the practice of CI in movement, dialogue, workshops, and jamming. In this queer container, we create time and space for queer voices to be heard and for queer...