Bristol CI: Sunday Class & Jam


5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


DMAC, (4th Floor) Hamilton House
80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY

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Beginner friendly pre-jam warmup class 5-6.30pm followed by the jam 6.30-8.30pm. Doors will be closed for the duration of the class to keep the focus, so please arrive early to attend the class, you can arrive at any time for the jam. Dancers can come just for the class, £6, or stay for the jam, £9. You can also book on MoveGB

For more information feel free to contact the teacher/facilitator or We send out regular emails of class descriptions, to get these, please sign-up to our mailing list.

Class Description

photo by Cristina Crippa, Ecite 2017, Tuscania (VT), Italy, August 2017

Considering Contact Improvisation as a tool to investigate our body’s orientation as part of a wider interdependent landscape in constant transformation I will facilitate a somatic based session into Contact Improvisation.

The proposed focus will be our sense of limit…

When does my sense of me ends and sense of you begins?When does our sense of self begin to dance together?

Drawing inspiration from Contemplative Dance Practice of Barbara Dilley and scores from ‘Perception Frames’ project by Rosanna Irvine, we will investigate the relationship between stillness and movement, as a process o ‘relating’ to our sense of self embedded as part of a wider whole. Acknowledging the path of our attentive state, navigating through the map of the ‘extended’ body, embracing the primal language of gravity as a way to re-negotiate possible ways of coming in and out of contact.

Bring paper to draw..I will provide colours… 🙂

Rebecca Marta D’Andrea
Movement Artist

The Jam

A jam is an informal gathering of dancers. There is no teacher, but space and time to develop skills and confidence. You are free to dance, rest, or sit and watch, as you wish. The jam provides an opportunity to explore and integrate techniques you have learned, and to find your own routes into dancing.

At some jams a teacher will facilitate a score to follow such as a focused (silent) jam, the Underscore (developed by Nancy Stark-Smith), or a blindfold (or eyes-closed) jam, this will normally be advertised via our regular mailout – so sign-up if you want advance notice.

  • Live musicians will improvise with the dancing at many of the jams.
  • For more information, please email or contact the individual teachers.