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The Glasgow Jam

Contact Improvisation Jam with Alex McCabe

Sat 16 March 2024

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Contact Improvisation Jam / Image credit by Dance House Glasgow

Come and join our next regular Contact Improvisation Jam!

Our March jam will be facilitated by Alex McCabe, a performer, maker and facilitator of contemporary dance, contact improvisation, instance composition and dance for wellbeing. The session will build from somatic practices to awaken the body in solo before meeting the other in and out of contact and venturing into more compositional practices before establishing a free jam space. Alex's work is rooted in inclusive approaches to dance, meaning we will work together to remove all access barriers and to normalise consent, so that everyone can feel secure and free within contact improvisation

**Please do not bring nuts into the space**

Arrive at 3pm to allow time for your own warmup as we will gather together for a starting circle at 3:15pm.

Contact Improvisation 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.

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. People may dance by themselves, in duet, in larger groups, or simply observe.

Participants assume all risks involved in participating in a session with The Glasgow Jam, and release The Glasgow Jam from any liability for their safety. In a jam, participants are responsible for themselves at all times. Children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult.

Practice rules

  • Respect others and yourself: do not do anything that you or others do not wish to do
  • Preserve quietness: move to adjacent room for prolonged and involved chats
  • Keep safety in mind: do not grab limbs or jump/lifts near walls or lying bystanders

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3:00pm — 6:00pm

Doors open: 2:45pm


14+ accompanied by an adult


Tickets: £2/4/8

Booking fee: 10%

Tickets no longer available