Bristol National Jam 2013


22/03/2013 - 24/03/2013    
7:00 pm - 6:00 pm


St. Michael's Parish Hall
Park Ln, Bristol BS2 8BE, Bristol, BS2 8BE

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Dates: Friday 22nd March 2013 –Sunday 24th January 2013
Times: 22nd Mar: 7:30pm-10pm | 23rd Mar: 10am-10pm | 24th Mar: 10am-6pm*
Venue: St Michaels Parish Hall, Park Lane, Bristol.

A space to Dance, Learn, and Jam. All welcome.

Event highlights to include:

  •  Lots of lush Jam-time
  •  Saturday class with Lucia Walker
  •  Sunday class with Rick Nodine
  •  Live music
  •  Space to relax
  •  Friday Night Film jam
  •  Children under 15 welcome for free


Full Event

  • £40 early bird (before 28th Febuary)
  • £55, (£50 concs) (after 28th Febuary)

Day Rate £30

(Includes basic refreshments but not food and accommodation)

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For any further question or queries please contact Claire Coveney , Tel: 07773738241

* exact timings may change


Lucia Walker 

has been practicing and teaching Contact Improvisation since 1986. She first encountered the form in workshops with Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark-Smith and Kirstie Simson. In 1987 Lucia qualified as a teacher of Alexander Technique and teaches the technique to individuals, groups and on teacher training programmes in England, Germany, US and Japan.

Lucia worked for many years with Jointwork Dance Group exploring improvised performance and continued this research with Telling Times International Theatre project. She also works on performance collaborations with other artists and dancers Attention, vitality and curiosity are central to her work as a teacher and a performer.

Rick Nodine

After completing a degree in biology, Rick Nodine went on to study contact improvisation with the pioneers of the form. He began a performing career in the early 90s, and In 2001, he became a member of staff at London Contemporary Dance School where he teaches composition and improvisation.

For the past 15 years Rick has collaborated with dancers, actors, musicians and designers to create improvised performances.

As a guest teacher Rick has been invited to teach in 10 countries and more than 30 cities and this year he has been selected as a Key Teacher to represent the UK in the international IDOCDE project, a Contemporary dance education documentation project.

Recent Choreography has been for The National Theatre, Glyndebourne Opera, Shift, Edge, Coventry University, Devon Youth Dance, LCDS and he is a 2013 Place Prize Finalist.

Class description: Rick’s warm-up articulates the soft athletics and multidirectional awareness of CI in solo movement. Taking responsibility of one’s own weight within one’s own dancing allows CI to be a meeting place for two aware bodies. Embracing opposites will be the theme for partner dances throughout the morning. Sets of opposed qualities, ideas or materials such as stillness and movement;  Improvisation and set exercises; Pedestrian movement and virtuosic dancing will frame a range of explorations – from the slow and meditative to the vigorous and acrobatic.



Click here to download a copy of the Schedule and the Welcome Letter