Conversational Contact Improvisation


11/11/2023 - 12/11/2023    
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


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

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|LANGUAGE| Useful and clear physical tools to support your solo dancing, engagement with the floor and contact with other movers. This ‘language’ will include movement patterning; rolling, spiralling, supporting; helping you to land, lift and jam confidently.

|TONE| Encouraging efficiency and ease, knowing when to employ strength and softness.

|MONOLOGUE| Investment in soloing; for you to feel confident to explore your curiosity before and while dancing in contact; we will integrate this awareness through all that we do.

|DIALOGUE| A relational practice, we will tune our listening skills when in partner dances as well as larger constellations. We will research how to let the dance unfold, how to pose questions through the dance and how to embrace the mutuality of each engagement.

Sat 11 Nov
9.30 am – 5 pm
*1 h 15 m lunch break
Sun 12 Nov
9.30 am – 5 pm
*1 h 15 m lunch break

Early bird £90 until 13th Oct
Full Price £110.
To register please email
or message +447708252649 on Whatsapp
I ask that you pay the whole price or 50% deposit to secure your place, the other 50% can be paid up until the workshop *.
If the financial aspect is stopping you from dancing please contact us and we will try to find an arrangement.
Places are limited to 24 participants
* Once you register, due to organizational reasons, the deposit is not refundable.

We have the lovely St Michael’s Parish Hall, with its large, bright studio and a little kitchen to warm your winter soups.

Harriet is a dedicated practitioner of contact Improvisation, she has travelled extensively in search of hubs, homes and bodies researching CI. She has supported and taught within a variety of residencies dedicated to the form as well as festival, workshop, and university settings. Trained as a contemporary dancer, Harriet divides her time between dance facilitation, performance, and hands-on therapy. She is trained as a doula and has spent the last years dedicated to the education of the reproductive body. For artistic projects see here: Harriet Roberts (
Photo: Alexander Dodgson