The Glasgow Jam
Contact Improvisation Jam
Sat 15 July 2023
Image credit by Dance House Glasgow
Join our next Contact Improvisation jam on Saturday July 15th, 3-6pm at CCA
Arrive 3pm to allow time for own warmup. We circle 3.15pm, leading to an open space to share skills, dance/play/jam, then cool-down before closing circle. You’re welcome to stay for as much or as little as you like. Open to all.
What is Contact Improvisation?
Contact Improvisation (CI) explores the possibilities for movement with a partner or a group. It uses a natural flow of weight, momentum, as well as more subtle connections through touch and the other senses. The form encourages groundedness, listening to one’s own body and other bodies, while connecting to the physical environment in relation to gravity. Our classes/workshops are opportunities to build skills in Contact Improvisation and related dance and movement forms.
A ‘jam’ is a collective improvisation of creative movement, voice or musical instruments. All levels of experience are welcome. An open space to improvise, using tools built up in classes/workshops and our individual practices. They are places to play, connect, express ourselves and explore through movement.
In a jam, you’re responsible for yourself at all times. People may dance by themselves, in duet, in larger groups, or simply observe. A jam typically begins with an opening circle, a facilitated warm-up and finishes with a cool-down and closing circle.