the 3rd annual Berkeley New year’s Contact Jam is tentatively scheduled for December 29 2017 to January 1 2018. We are also tentatively adding a more focused gathering beforehand inspired by the structure of the Sierra Contact Festival, December 26-December 29. More details will come later. Below is the text from the 2nd annual New Year’s Jam (2015-2016).
In the 2016/2017 Jam, we raised over $9400 for good causes!
The 2nd annual Berkeley New Year’s Contact Jam
When: Friday December 30 2016 to Sunday January 1 2017
What: a 3-day weekend of lightly facilitated and financially accessible space for the practice and exploration of contact improvisation.
A non-profit event organized as a fundraiser for environmental and social justice causes
note: Karl Frost is moving to Barcelona for a postdoctoral research position. The jam will be run this year by Miriam Wolodarski, Andy Lundberg, and friends.
In the tradition of the Very Affordable Contact Jams in Berkeley and Davis, we present another weekend of open contact improvisation practice organized accessibly. The idea is to have an open weekend of space for practice and exploration with just enough facilitation to help it all hang together. You can expect…
- facilitated warm-up and mixer scores leading into open dancing
- a mix of silent jam space and jam space with soundscape and live music in the evenings
- TWO studios to play in, to allow both open dancing and the exploration of structured
- Afternoon scores:
- basics-oriented classes Friday and Saturday to help newer dancers integrate and feel at home.
- open ended encuentro-style community discussion leading into dancing Saturday and Sunday
- Access to the dining room and kitchen space downstairs
- Basic, simple meals and regular refreshments and snacks provided (with an invitation to add in with potluck extras and desserts to share)
- space for out-of towners to stay at the hall (bring your own bedding!)
- expected attendance 90 to 100 (last year we had about 85 people participating)
Contact: for more information, write to Andy and Miriam at email@example.com
also, sign in on the Facething page to keep in touch about updates about things like schedule, offerings, etc.
pay what you can within the range
|registered by||December 29||December 16||November 25||November 11||October 14|
to register, you can either paypal directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the paypal button at the bottom
There is Work Exchange available. write to Miriam and Andy for info.