Monday, May 9, 2022

Burlington, Weekly Jam - MONDAYs


MONDAY REGULAR CONTACT JAM -

The Burlington Contact Jam is Beginning Again!

COVID protection requirements:  Everyone must wear a Certified N95 or KN95 mask.  


Contact Improvisational  
Dance
Monday Evenings
  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm 

at:  Aikido of Champlain Valley
 257 Pine Street 
Burlington VT  05401 
Back Door

Other Requirements
  • Sign a Liability Release Form
  • Sign and have a brief orientation about Jam Guidelines 





Covid19:   Please, if you’re not feeling well stay home and rest until you’re better.   

Let’s keep each other safe by washing our hands and following the guidelines of the CDC (Center for Disease Control.)  

The Global Underscore is happening in Burlington
 
When:  Saturday, June 25th 2022 10am-2:00pm
Where:  The Champlain Club  20 Crowley Street
                Burlington, VT
 
What's an Underscore:  The underscore is a dance improvisation structure developed by Nancy Stark Smith based in Contact Improvisation, it comprises a spectrum of states, from quiet, internal activity to high energy, interactive dancing.  Undirected for research and play.  
 
What's a Global Underscore:  Practicing the underscore, at the same time, with people all around the world.
 
Training for the Underscore:  They'll be a local training which will be announced soon.  You can also participate in the training through the Global Underscore organization.  
Sign up at:


Guidelines for the Dance
The Burlington Jam is stillformalizing our guidelines.  I’m attaching guidelines from other dance communities.  We want to keep our jam safe for all participants physically and emotionally. Please let the organizers know your ideas and concerns so they can be addressed.  

We’ll have formal guidelines written soon. That will need to be agreed to before participation. If you have ideas please email us at  ContactImprovvermont@gmail.com.

Meanwhile please take time to read the guidelines from other jams.  



Join our Facebook page to connect with local dancers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/697923287050731/






Photo credit: Kinga Michalska - Burlington Jam 2018

continue the evolution and exploration 
of this grounded, flying, searching, softening, finding,
loosing, holding, feeling, knowing, confusing, loving, touching, opening, centering, rolling, spiraling, deepening, surfacing, 
quieting, playful dance form known as 
Contact Improvisation










Abbi Jaffe - The inspiration for the Walk
SCENES FROM THE URBAN DANCE WALK 
Burlington International Contact Jam 2017






momentum-based partnering ... rolling point of contact, balancing over center of gravity, sliding, 
following momentum, lifting using momentum rather than muscle power, “listening” with one’s skin surface.


 Contact Improv
 Film Festival Link

                           
The Urban Dance - from the Burlington International Contact Jam - October 1, 2016 - Church Street, Burlington VT




Scroll down for links to other dance opportunities.
Including Montpelier!




Hope to see you on the Dance Floor....
Matter tells Space how to Bend, Space tells Matter how to Move
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continue the evolution and exploration 
of this grounded, flying, searching, softening, finding,
loosing, holding, feeling, knowing, confusing, loving, touching, opening, centering, rolling, spiraling, deepening, surfacing, 
quieting, playful dance form known as 
Contact Improvisation

Space tells matter how to move.
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Being Intimate without Being Personal


Other Local Dance Opportunities:

Montpelier:  At the Everything Space:  
Wednesday Regular Contact Jam  - Thursdays beginners series
 The Everything Space (Amanda & Abbi)

Local Improv Dance with Music (Barefoot Bo
ogie Syle): vermontdancetribe.org

Underhill VT
Jams at Dharma Door with Abbi Jaffe and Amanda Frantz:  
http://www.dharmadoor.com/contact-improv.html

OUT OF STATE OPPORTUNITIES

Earth Dance: (Western MA): http://earthdance.net/

Boston: contactimprovboston.com

Montreal and other parts of Canada: contactimprov.ca

Montreal: http://contactimpro.org/


Global Sites:
contactimprov.com/

http://contactimprov.net/


INTERNATIONAL WEEKEND JAM INFO:  contactimprovvermont.com