Madison Contact Improvisation Jam
Contact Improvisation is an improvised dance form that originated in the early 1970s and is now practiced in community "jams" all over the globe. A good place to learn more about Contact Improvisation on the web is at: www.contactimprov.net. Information about contact improv in the Great Lakes area can be found at www.glacierdancer.com. This page also links to the Madison-specific web page.
The Madison Contact Improvisation Jam meets twice a week at Main Street Yoga, 1882 E. Main Street, just off First Street between E. Washington and Winnebago:
* Our "facilitated" Jam meets on Sundays from 4:00-6:00 pm. Punctual arrival is important. Cost = $5. This jam includes an opening circle "check in", facilitated warm-up, and facilitated instruction on topics such as weight sharing, lifting, safe falling, perception, fluid dancing, etc. Those who are new to contact improvisation are encouraged to attend the Sunday Jam to learn basics of the form.
* Our "open" Jam meets on Wednesday nights 7:30-9:30 at Main Street Yoga. Cost = $5. This Jam has a very open format. Participants are responsible for their own warm-up and cool-down, and for entering and exiting their own dances.
For information about the Jams, contact Heather Good at (608) 239-1263 or Nataraj Hauser at (608) 246-2092.