Contact Improvisation Cavalcade with Waileth & Bardon
Elin Waileth, Emelie Bardon
Location: Black Room

DETAILED INFO in Swedish & English see Facebook-event

→Thursday 4/1 @ 6.30-8pm

Friday is all about foundational techniques and jam etiquette, things that are good to know as a beginner (or improver, or advanced dancer). Practical exercises are mixed with discussion. Are you a total beginner, we warmly recommend that you participate this day both because of its own fantasticness, and because it will help you get the most out of Saturday and Sunday. Even if you already have experience, and want to remind yourself of the foundations, you’re very welcome.

→Friday 5/1 @ 12.15-8.00pm

12.15-12.45 Drop-in, registration, and tea
13.00-16.00 Opering circle, warm-up, and technique training
16.00-17.30 Break for food and rest
17.30-20.00 Jam etiquette, and actual jam

Saturday is all about technique training on an open level. Total beginners are recommended to participate on Friday as well, to get the most out of Saturday. Practical exercises, which are adapted to each dancer’s experience and needs for challenges, are mixed with discussion. Focus is on the physical exploaration. This day ends with a long jam with live music by multi instrumentalist Andrea Ek Frisk, and a guest musician. It’s possible to participate in the jam only.

→Saturday 6/1 @ 9.30am-10.00pm

09.30-10.45 Drop-in, registration, individual warm-up, and jam
11.00-13.30 Common warm-up, and technique training
13.30-15.00 Break for food and rest
15.00-17.30 Technique training
17.30-19.00 Break for food and rest
19.00-22.00 Jam with live music

The whole Sunday is set aside for the Underscore. The Underscore is a structured jam that takes 3-4 hours. The form is developed by Nancy Stark Smith, one of the first contact dancers in history, with starting point in the phases she observed in common jams. The Underscore has more than 20 phases, of which each has got a name and a symbol that work as a map for the dancers. Within the frame each dancer is free to have their own dance, alone and together. An important difference from a normal jam is that all dancers must stay the whole time. It’s not possible to drop in or out during the jam.

→Sunday 7/1 @ 9.30am-3.00pm

09.30-10.00 Drop-in, registration, and tea
10.00-15.00 Underscore, including a run-through of the form, and a closing discussion

INVESTEMENT & REGISTRATION see IAC-frontpage or Facebook-event

Event dates
4 January, 18:30
5 January, 12:15
6 January, 09:30
7 January, 09:30