Byron Bay Contact Improvisation

Byron Bay Contact Improvisation

The central meeting point for the Byron Bay Contact Improvisation Community, a place for sharing info on classes, jams and up-coming events.

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Nancy Stark Smith died this week aged 68. She leaves behind a huge life of dance that covered most of the world and influenced and touched so many. Some of us were lucky enough to have been in her workshops others got her work as it passed between colleagues and influenced Contact Improvisation Festivals all over the globe. Such an amazing legacy and wisdom moves through so many of us now thanks to her passion and path in life.
I private dance with candles and Philip Glass playing in gratitude and love.
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6 months ago

Hi Dancers, There is no Jam this week or any other week in our St Martins Hall, Mullumbimby as it is closed until further notice.

There are other options including moving outside following a score in your own space, connecting to nature, knowing that others are practicing at the same time...

There are also different people offering classes and moving experiences over the internet from all over the world. They are not so hard to find if you go looking...

remember the world is your oyster

Stay safe look after each other & enjoy the small things.
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7 months ago

The Contact Improvisation Jam has a lead in by an experienced dancer every Saturday
11-1pm
St martins hall
Mullumbimby

Arrive at 11 for the lead in . This week by Jim Mant.

Jamming costs have gone up to cover the hall. $10 / $8 🤩. Get your $ worth and come at 11am
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8 months ago

Contact Improvisation tomorrow Sat 15
Our Mullum Jam continues with lead in’s, to inspire us to drop into the form and dance together from 11am to 1pm.
Opening the space and leading this week is Jim Mant. . Arrive 11am $5
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9 months ago

The Jam is on this Saturday with a lead in offered by
Jim Mant.
Freshly back form weeks of dancing and attending Contact Improvisation festivals in Israel.
Get along for the 11am start. 🙂
$5 contribution keeps the Jam running 😉
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9 months ago

CI Jam tomorrow 11-1pm
The lean with the roll the roll into a lean,
falling together .
Kimberley McIntyre will lead in the Jam this Sat. Arrive at 11am to catch the lead in or turn up, warm up and join the floor for jamming .
$5 for the CI space . 😊
St Martins Church hall , Mullumbimby
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9 months ago

EOI for sharing your CI love at ACIC 2020
was Due 15th Jan
We may look at them if received by the end of the week 😏
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9 months ago

This Sat 11-1pm the CI Jam rolls on and the lead in will be offered by Marco Bonazzoli
Arriving for warm up lead in at 11 😉
See you there at St Martins Church Hall, Stuart Street Mullumbimby. Cost $5 😀
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9 months ago

CI Jam today with lead in from 11am
Focus is phases of the underscore
😊 see you when you arrive
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10 months ago

First Jam for 2020
This Sat 4th
Kimberley will offer a lead in
be there for 11am
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10 months ago

Jamming this Saturday and all through the holiday period keeps us sane & happy.
This Saturday 21st Dec Tess is leading us into dancing Please arrive at 11am for the lead in.
$5 contribution keeps the Jam going 🙂

St Martins Anglican church Hall Mullumbimby
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10 months ago

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Greg - in case husband feels like jammin

Saturday ‘s 11-1pm. CI Jam
Will be at WeMove.studio, Mullumbimby, just a few cartwheels away from st Martins.

Andrea Falletta will lead in and offer a beginning to the beginning so come at the beginning to get the lead in and start dancing .

Contact Improvisation every Saturday .
This Sat 30th at We Move studio.

😅 loving the rain
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11 months ago

Ci Jam is on again tomorrow with a lead in by Emma Newman.  Emma has been dancing CI for a long time and is back in the area living in Lismore these days.  With Emmas lead in we will be  easing into explore taking and giving weight, listening to others bodies, feeling gravity, to move into sharing movement.
The lead in is not a class but a way to help the room drop in together and wake up group awareness. 
11am to catch the lead in...  Jamming goes till 1pm.
$5 contribution
St martins Anglican Church Hall, Stuart Street, Mullumbimby

Also for two more Saturdays 9 - 10:30am you can do Curious Body classes at WeMove.studio.  And get well primed for your weekend or the Jam with Kimberley McIntyre.

This image is another golden oldi from ACIC 2007. Thanks to Alejandro Rolandi

Ci Jam is on again tomorrow with a lead in by Emma Newman. Emma has been dancing CI for a long time and is back in the area living in Lismore these days. With Emma's lead in we will be easing into explore taking and giving weight, listening to other's bodies, feeling gravity, to move into sharing movement.
The lead in is not a class but a way to help the room drop in together and wake up group awareness.
11am to catch the lead in... Jamming goes till 1pm.
$5 contribution
St martins Anglican Church Hall, Stuart Street, Mullumbimby

Also for two more Saturdays 9 - 10:30am you can do Curious Body classes at WeMove.studio. And get well primed for your weekend or the Jam with Kimberley McIntyre.

This image is another golden oldi from ACIC 2007. Thanks to Alejandro Rolandi
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12 months ago

The Jam is on  this Saturday with a lead in by Kimberley.  Researching rolling with reaching and leading/not leading following / by leading / following. 
The lead in runs for 11am -11:40 roughly and segues into jamming.

Jam is $5,  all CI movers welcome. If your new to the form also welcome, its not a class but there are classes on offer for the asking.

Also Prior to the Jam We Move is hosting Curious Body Classes by Kimberley. There are improvisational explorations for solo and ensemble moves. We use hands on and compositional scores, we witness and play for 1.5 hours 9-10:30am  Sessions are at We Move but this week it will be at St Martins.  So you can dance a whole half a day if you wish it. 😀

Image ACIC 2007 Alejandro Rolandi with Ashley Macqueen

The Jam is on this Saturday with a lead in by Kimberley. Researching rolling with reaching and leading/not leading following / by leading / following.
The lead in runs for 11am -11:40 roughly and segues into jamming.

Jam is $5, all CI movers welcome. If your new to the form also welcome, it's not a class but there are classes on offer for the asking.

Also Prior to the Jam We Move is hosting Curious Body Classes by Kimberley. There are improvisational explorations for solo and ensemble moves. We use hands on and compositional scores, we witness and play for 1.5 hours 9-10:30am Sessions are at We Move but this week it will be at St Martins. So you can dance a whole half a day if you wish it. 😀

Image ACIC 2007 Alejandro Rolandi with Ashley Macqueen
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1 years ago

The CI Jam is back at St Martins Hall this week with Masta Aqua Watsu leading in the dancing  integrating some Somatic Experiencing into our Contact Improvisation.

Arrive at 11am to get the warm up lead-in

Jam 11-1pm $5 :)

Image by Alejandro Rolandi ACIC 2007

The CI Jam is back at St Martins Hall this week with Masta Aqua Watsu leading in the dancing integrating some Somatic Experiencing into our Contact Improvisation.

Arrive at 11am to get the warm up lead-in

Jam 11-1pm $5 🙂

Image by Alejandro Rolandi ACIC 2007
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1 years ago

The CI Jam is cancelled this week 19th
Due to the hall being busy

See you next week 26th
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1 years ago

CI SATURDAY: Another Jam, Another Lead in. 🤩
This week Marco a wonderful traveling Dancer from Brazil will lead in the Jam.
Arrive at 11am to get the lead in and Jam on until 1pm
St MArtins Anglican Church Hall
Stuart Street Mullumbimby
Cost $5 😃
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1 years ago

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Wish i could come😢

CI - Continuing with our weekly Lead ins to the Jam.
This week Kimberley will lead in with a focus on the small dance and the subtle falling into dancing and then let the Jam go form there.

Arrive at 11 to start with this focus.  Costs remain as $5 for lead Jams.  
photo credit Alejandro Rolandi from a ACIC event back in 2005?  something like that.  Keep dancing people :)

Mullumbimby Jam space Stuart Street Mullumbimby St Martins Church Hall.

CI - Continuing with our weekly Lead in's to the Jam.
This week Kimberley will lead in with a focus on the small dance and the subtle falling into dancing and then let the Jam go form there.

Arrive at 11 to start with this focus. Costs remain as $5 for lead Jams.
photo credit Alejandro Rolandi from a ACIC event back in 2005? something like that. Keep dancing people 🙂

Mullumbimby Jam space Stuart Street Mullumbimby St Martins Church Hall.
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1 years ago

Official handover happening this Monday 23rd Sept 😃

Official handover happening this Monday 23rd Sept 😃Official Hand over from our amazing 2018 ACIC Organising Team: Thank you 🥰🤩😍
Catherine Magill, Emily Bowman & Ashley Macqueen
for all you did to make the 9th ACIC happen, thanks for great weather and everything else you pulled together to serve the CI community in converging yet again.
ROLL OVER
2020 and the next ACIC is just around the corner and the new organising team to help wrangle this iconic event into the best, yummiest CI hot-spot on the 2020 calender is Jacob Lehrer, Martin Hughes, and Kimberley McIntyre.
Wish us luck as we go forth to collaborate this event into existence. Thanks for Photo Ian Ferguson ACIC 2018
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1 years ago

This Sat Tess is going to lead us in again.
CI with a lead in gets the dancing going gets the Jam grooving. Thanks Tess 🙂
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1 years ago

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we are practicing the Underscore tomorrow 11-1pm
Please arrive at 11 as arriving is part of the score.
The score is simple and all encompassing. If you have never practiced it or don't know what it is take the time to watch this video with Nancy Stark Smith. It's very insightful. www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzG609NWp1Y&t=472s
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1 years ago

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CI Jam  -   Sat 11-1 
This week a Lead in by Tess
to kick off the practice 
$5 
Come for an 11am start

CI Jam - Sat 11-1
This week a Lead in by Tess
to kick off the practice
$5
Come for an 11am start
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1 years ago

No Jam today ,
Take a break and we can all dance next week 31st Aug.
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1 years ago

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Great underscore jam practice today. 
5 of us grooving a great practice .  
Happy Solstice and global underscore

Great underscore jam practice today. 5 of us groo...

Otto Akkanen from Finland sharing the dance in a weekend workshop lots of room to roll and fly people.  Weight and tone in the dance extending the dance enjoying the dance 😀😝😩😊  use your imagination...

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Waves - This video was taken some 5 years ago at either the first ACIC at Durrumbel Hall or at Stamping Ground.  It was given to me but unfortunately I don't know the maker - thanks anyway.  I used this piece in a performance a few years back called "same texted marriage".  Personnally I love the sea of humanity with beaming smiles.  and I love the fluidity of motion.  Enjoy.  Peter Notley

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Ci Jam is on again tomorrow with a lead in by Emma Newman.  Emma has been dancing CI for a long time and is back in the area living in Lismore these days.  With Emma's lead in we will be  easing into explore taking and giving weight, listening to other's bodies, feeling gravity, to move into sharing movement.
The lead in is not a class but a way to help the room drop in together and wake up group awareness. 
11am to catch the lead in...  Jamming goes till 1pm.
$5 contribution
St martins Anglican Church Hall, Stuart Street, Mullumbimby

Also for two more Saturdays 9 - 10:30am you can do Curious Body classes at WeMove.studio.  And get well primed for your weekend or the Jam with Kimberley McIntyre.

This image is another golden oldi from ACIC 2007. Thanks to Alejandro Rolandi
The Jam is on  this Saturday with a lead in by Kimberley.  Researching rolling with reaching and leading/not leading following / by leading / following. 
The lead in runs for 11am -11:40 roughly and segues into jamming.

Jam is $5,  all CI movers welcome. If your new to the form also welcome, it's not a class but there are classes on offer for the asking.

Also Prior to the Jam We Move is hosting Curious Body Classes by Kimberley. There are improvisational explorations for solo and ensemble moves. We use hands on and compositional scores, we witness and play for 1.5 hours 9-10:30am  Sessions are at We Move but this week it will be at St Martins.  So you can dance a whole half a day if you wish it. 😀

Image ACIC 2007 Alejandro Rolandi with Ashley Macqueen
The CI Jam is back at St Martins Hall this week with Masta Aqua Watsu leading in the dancing  integrating some Somatic Experiencing into our Contact Improvisation.

Arrive at 11am to get the warm up lead-in

Jam 11-1pm $5 :)

Image by Alejandro Rolandi ACIC 2007
CI - Continuing with our weekly Lead in's to the Jam.
This week Kimberley will lead in with a focus on the small dance and the subtle falling into dancing and then let the Jam go form there.

Arrive at 11 to start with this focus.  Costs remain as $5 for lead Jams.  
photo credit Alejandro Rolandi from a ACIC event back in 2005?  something like that.  Keep dancing people :)

Mullumbimby Jam space Stuart Street Mullumbimby St Martins Church Hall.
CI Jam  -   Sat 11-1 
This week a Lead in by Tess
to kick off the practice 
$5 
Come for an 11am start
Sat Jam in this  weekend as usual
Sat 11-1pm 
St martins Church hall
Mullumbimby 
Thanks Stu New and Ngai Bea for hanging in there 😀. Image by Minka at the fantastic shared practice weekend
Great dancing to be had at the Ci Jam in Mullum these past weeks.  There is no Jam next Sat 22/9 due to the annual Craft Show!  Kimberley is teaching a workshop at WeMove.studio from 1-5pm on that Sat... And we may be able to have a Jam on Sunday 23rd so watch this space. 
https://wemove.studio/contact-improvisation/
post ACIC  Mullum Jam 2017
Byron Shire this week 
Thursday night 5:45-7:15pm 
Kimberley teaching open CI class at WeMove.studio
(followed by Zouk open class with Joe Jurd 7:30pm)

Saturday 16th  At St Martin Church Hall, Stuart Street Mullumbimby
10-11:30  OPEN CI Class with Emily and Kimberley
11:30-1pm Jam space 
$20 class and Jam / $10 Jam only
Contact Improvisation tonight class at we move studio Mullumbimby
with me 5:45pm-7:14  Open to everyone 
WeMove.studio
Contact Improvisation class tonight at WeMove.studio. 5:45pm - 7:15pm
The class is open suitable for beginners and also catering for CI dancers offering warm up into tone and release, spirals and slides.  If you have never been to We Move you get first class free or you can drop in or buy a 10 class pass on the web site.  Register on line WeMove.studio before you come, makes it all fluid at the door. ;) ;)
Come and jam on Easter Sat.
11-1pm the space is open
Contact Improvisation dance improvisation 
move it or loose it.
St Martins Hall, Stuart Street Mullumbimby
We are going to practice the Underscore this Saturday from 10:30am to 1pm inclusive of arriving and debriefing.

Arrive on time for this practice as we need to talk through the score and set the timing and then do the practice.  

The underscore is a great container for dancing and practicing CI.   It is suitable for all CI dancers.  A certain  level of comfort with the form is needed, that you feel confident to roll with what unfolds.  If you are unsure you can come at 10:30 and hear the score and decide. 
If you are brand new to CI perhaps wait for next Saturdays class or check out the WeMove.studio timetable for CI classes and other wonderful offerings. :)
Contact Improvisation this Saturday at 9:45  and Improvisation classes on Mondays starting 26th Feb.
Dancing and learning, rolling with laughing, falling extending, softening relaxing feeling, extending, rolling leaning falling flying dancing Contact Improvisation

classes continue for 2 more Saturdays  
9:30-11   with Kimberley McIntyre

11am -1:30pm Jam time for all CI dancers to enjoy unstructured studio time for dancing Contact Improvisation.

St Martins Church Hall , Stuart Street Mullumbimby
Hey CI groovers with friends who wanna learn some principles to get more into the flow of Jamming.  Send them to Classes,  now happening before the Jam.  Starting next Sat 30th.  Other sessions on offer also :)
Musicians locked in for This Saturdays Mullumbimby Contact Improvisation Jam.
Come and dance with with cello & guitar
Class at 10am with Kimberley suitable for beginners $15
Jam from 11:15  $10

St Martins Anglican Church Hall, Stuart Street
Mullumbimby
Contact Jam in Tyagarah, Byron Bay
All levels of dancer welcome
11am to 1pm
Prestons Lane, Tyagarah
Gold coin donations to the hall.

The Saturday Jam will be ongoing through out the holiday season including tomorrow Sat 24th December. 

Photo from the net for inspiration... reach, roll, support, yield, fly...
Contact Jam is on This today 11 -1pm  as usual, leading in by Kimberley today.   A bit of In and out of Contact Play.
And a quick plug for our Dance and Music performance tonight.  It was great last night so come along. Check the flyer.
Reminding Dancers that the Contact Jam is on Tomorrow 
Sat 16th April ongoing
11 to 1pm at Gondwana Sanctuary Hall.

Directions:
Turn off HWY onto Grays Lane. past the Hot Air Balloons up to Prestons Lane. Turn into Prestons Lane, it's the second driveway on the left.
"Gondwana Sanctuary". Drive in park your car and dance...
All Contact Improvisation dancers welcome to come and Jam on Saturday's.
11 to 1pm at Gondwana Sanctuary Hall.
A Beautiful Hall to roll into and practice.
There will be a lead warm up into the dance jam every week.
This is an ongoing available space, the more the merrier.

Directions: 
Turn off HWY onto Grays Lane! past the Hot Air Balloons up to Prestons Lane. Turn in to Prestons Lane, it's the second driveway on the left. 
"Gondwana Sanctuary". Drive in park your car and dance...
UKI peer practice retreat is happening  Thurs 10th till Sun 13th.
Dancers are coming to stay from Melbourne and Sydney.
OPPORTUNITY to come and dance on Friday, Sat, or Sun,

A 3 hour Underscore will be practiced every morning: $20/$15 Bring Lunch to share. You can also stay for afternoon session which will evolve after a swim in the creek with a conscious dance practice or a labbing session.

You may want to car pool up here. Allow plenty of time to get here, you must arrive by
*** 9:30am
*** 100 Bayside Drive UKI (best is to come from Stokers siding)

NOTE: Saturday 12th Morning Underscore will have live music by Barry Hill !!!
EVENT:  Dance Moves & Choreographic Project
https://www.facebook.com/events/1612819628981928/
Some of you might want to check out this event, the dance moves include Contact Improvisation influences, so if you want to extend your dancing in this way look at the event and check it out this Friday 12-2pm at the Yellow Church. with Kimberley McIntyre
Anyone up for Dancing this rainy Saturday Kimberley will be leading the session at 11am, Yellow Church.
I hope to see some old and new faces on the floor today.
Looking forward to getting into the possibility spine....

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