Contact Improvisation Class and Jam


6:00 pm - 8:15 pm


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

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Contact Improvisation is based on the physical exploration of how the body moves through its own intelligence and how two or more bodies in contact with each other can move together. A dance that fine tunes your senses and wakes up your ability to listen and respond to what is happening in the moment. Sometimes wild and athletic, sometimes quiet and meditative, and all levels in between. It is a form open to all bodies and inquiring minds.

The class will be led from 6 – 7.30pm leading into open jam from 7.30pm – 8.15pm. The whole session runs from 6 to 8:15. Please be on time or you may not be able to take part.

Class Description

Photo credit Karel Mujica / Joon Dance

First humans in the world…
Discovering our bodies and the bodies of others as if for the first time. We will endeavour to find a childlike playfulness in our exploration of the mechanics and sensations involved in improvised movement through space and in partnership with one or more other body”

The last Sunday of each month will usually be an open jam from 6 – 8:15pm with a live musician. Please note that the next one will actually be Sunday 1st March instead.

These Sunday sessions are run and taught by a community of contact dancers. Classes are open to all levels and generally led by a different teacher each week.

Participants are responsible for their own safety and wellbeing in the jam. Take care to be alert and sensitive to yourself and others. The organisers cannot accept responsibility or liability for injury.