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

Emptying &Returning: Journeys of breath and imagination

“We breathe air, air breathes and buoys us. Breathing involves a continual oscillation between exhaling and inhaling, offering ourselves to the world at one moment and drawing the world in to ourselves at the next.”

(David Abram)

Deepening into the pathways of breath and imagination, we shift our capacity to respond and deepen our perceptual awareness, moving into a fuller expression of ourselves. In this class we will begin by locating and orientating through breath and imagery. Through attentive touch and spacious moving time, we will trace and play with the meeting points of breath which bring us in and out of contact with another. A supportive space to un-do, re-imagine, re-awaken the body in movement in the solo and shared dance. All welcome!

Evelyn is a Registered Somatic Movement Educator (RSME/MA) and CI dancer with a passion for working with socially isolated groups. She teaches in Bristol, Bath and throughout the UK and is currently engaged in somatic research.

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.