Bristol CI: Nita Little workshop and Evening Jam


1:00 pm - 10:30 pm


The Island
Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2LE

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Bristol CI presents a rare opportunity for dancers who practice Contact Improvisation to learn more about its form from one of the founders of CI, Nitta Little.
The workshop is aimed for those with a baseline of CI, feel comfortable sharing weight and have experience listening to bodies in motion.
The session will include an exploration of the early scores used to develop CI , followed into Nita’s research into relational intelligence. The workshop shall be followed by an evening jam for others to drop in.
We ask all participants to be sure they are fit and healthy for the session and will be kindly requesting attendees to take a lateral flow test at the venue before entry. (these will be provided)
Workshop space will be limited to 20 people to maintain a safe environment
Approx. schedule of day:
Arrive/First session: 1-4pm
Break: 4-5.30pm
Second session: 5.30-7.30pm
Evening Jam 8.30-10.30pm (Please email to book just for the jam)
Ticket Cost:
£55 Full Price
£35 Concession (limited)
For bank transfer/or any other queries please email:
Please use Ref: “Nita Little (your initials)” on payments
Nita Little is an activist for relational intelligence through improvisational dance practices that began with the emergence and development of Contact Improvisation (CI) in 1972, a path provoked by Steve Paxton. Nita has remained on the cutting edge of this practice for 50 years, training generations of Contact Improvisation practitioners and teachers worldwide, A dancer, teacher, choreographer, and dance theorist, Little received her PhD in Performance Studies in 2014. She now returns to international touring invited by dance companies, festivals, conferences and universities to teach, lecture, and compose emergent events. Her writing investigates ecological actions of attention and the creative potentials present in entangled relations. She directs an international network of dance research ensembles – the Institute for the Study of Somatic Communication (the ISSC) which has remained in suspension with the pandemic, but will return to practice soon.
Photo: Darryl Ferrucci