Burlington Annual Contact Improv Jam 2019

WELCOME to The Annual Burlington VT International Contact Jam, Sept 6-8, 2019

This event happens with a lot of love and support from everyone involved, including participants. Thank you all for making the Burlington Jam so special.

The 2019 organizing team:
Abbi, Amanda, Michelle, Hazel and more

Your dedicated organizers create a dynamic experience for the local and wider contact improv community every year.

Each Jam includes a fundamentals class for all levels by a teacher that is familiar with AXIS Syllabus, music jam, guided warm up, urban dance walk / embodiment activism, DJ dance party, and an Underscore.

We work to incorporate social justice into our theme each year and to diversify the organizational and guest artist team.
Please reach out to us with your ideas.

​LOCATION
Join us in downtown Burlington on Church Street, at City Hall, in the beautiful Contois Auditorium
149 Church St., Burlington, Vermont

SCHEDULE
Friday 5 pm - 10 pm:
5pm: Group Floor Cleaning. Join the clean team, its fun!
5:30pm-7:30pm: Fundamentals Class with Kelsey Hobbs or Personal Warm Up Time
You are welcome to join the class or quietly warm up in the space on your own. The class will offer tangible skills to support newcomers to the form and provide content interesting to experienced dancers.
8-10pm: Open Jam

Saturday 9:00 am - 11:30pm:
9am Breakfast Served
10am Opening Circle
10:30am Warm up into Open Jam with Anne Orellana Whitney
​1pm Lunch Served
3-4:30pm Workshop: Embodying Inclusion and Consent Consciousness with Hilary Lake and Opeyemi Parham
4:45-6pm Urban Dance Walk / Embodiment Activism, meet outside in City Hall Park with Abbi Jaffe
4:45-6pm Round Robin into Open Jamming
6-7pm: Space open for jamming. Dinner on your own
7:30-8:30pm: Focused Jam with some live music
8:30-9:15pm Slow DJ'ed Music with DJ Journey Weaver / Sarah Monette
8:30pm-11:30pm: DJ'ed Music with DJ Journey Weaver / Sarah Monette

Sunday 9 am - 3:30 pm:
9am: Breakfast Served
10am: Underscore Talk Thru **Required for those new to the Underscore.**
10:30am-1pm: Underscore **Full attendance of the Underscore is requested.**
12:42pm: Closing circle begins
1:15pm Lunch Served​
2:15pm Group Clean (many hands help so much) and Farewell =)

​ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Jam Hosts: Amanda Franz and Abbi Jaffe: theeverythingspace.com
Contact Improv Class on Friday: Kelsey Hobbs
Jam Musicians include: Ali Skalli
Warm-Up Saturday morning: Anne Orellana Whitney: https://www.anneorellanawhitney.com/
Urban Dance Walk / Embodiment Activism: Abbi Jaffe theeverythingspace.com
Saturday Workshop: Embodying Inclusion and Consent Consciousness with Hilary Lake and Opeyemi Parham
Saturday Night DJ: DJ Journey Weaver / Sarah Monette djjourneyweaver.com
Underscore talk through and Underscore: Michelle Lefkowitz


​REGISTRATION
Cost Includes FOOD: We serve snacks Friday and Saturday night, a simple breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning, and a simple lunch Saturday and Sunday. Dinners are not provided.

EARLY BIRD (Paid for by Aug 23, 2010, 2 weeks before the jam):
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED so we can better plan the food we will be feeding you =)
Whole Weekend: $75
Saturday only, $50
Sunday only, $25

REGULAR PRICE
(The regular price of the jam is higher because we want to encourage you to register ahead of time so we can better plan the food we will be feeding you.)
Whole Weekend: $100
Saturday only: $70
1/2 DAY Saturday: $40 (includes lunch only)
Sunday only: $40

FRIDAY NIGHT only (starting at 5:30pm):
Sliding scale $10-30

FRIDAY NIGHT only (starting at 7:30pm):
Sliding scale: $5-15

SATURDAY NIGHT only (starting at 7:30pm):
Sliding scale $10-30

Community Effort: Would you like to be a part of the magic that makes this jam run? We would love your help. Just fill out the work trade form and let us know you don't need reimbursement. Extra funds raised each year will go into our newly forming scholarship program.

​​IMPORTANT: SCENT FREE ZONE: Help us create the most accessible space possible. To support the needs of those that are sensitive, please do not wear perfume, essential oils, cologne, scented face creams or scented body/hair care products, or, wear clothing containing chemicals such as: dryer sheets, perfumed laundry soap, cologne, perfume, scented deodorant, mothballs, etc. Thank you! Thank you!

REGISTER HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfv7YbVweRVSxfstdUPA9ONzbFDU_8co7Z_XLcYGRSl8aIKEA/viewform


​WORK STUDY
Work Trade Available: If you are able to commit to help for 3 hours during the weekend, we would love your help. We need help washing the floors each day (so fun!), help with registration, cleaning up meals (yum), and with clean up at the end (so helpful!). 3 hours of help takes $30 off of the jam cost. You will pay the regular jam fee and be reimbursed at the end according to the hours you worked.

Thank you so much for co-creating a smoothly run jam with us!

SIGN UP FOR WORK STUDY HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeYlQJKYhPQ5yTBgFirYD9qoHOefX8LDoBu5uVqCUJwQLz8FQ/viewform?c=0&w=1


SCHOLARSHIP
We want to be a part of a thriving community. We are grateful for the gifts of contact improvisation and the contact improv community. We understand that there are barriers that make the jam not feel accessible. We aspire and work towards being a welcoming place for a diverse community.

In 2019 we can award 2 scholarships.

This scholarship is for anyone who has a relationship with contact improv or wants to start and who self identifies with being a part of an underrepresented and/or marginalized group. Preference is given to those who have not previously attended the Burlington Jam. Scholarship participants do not have any obligation to the jam besides attending the jam at their level of comfort and filling out a feedback form about their experience.

The scholarship includes:
Burlington Jam admission (including the meals provided at the jam)
A campsite for one tent. (Northbeach Campground, Burlington VT, more info below)
Welcoming orientation Friday at 4:45pm and additional support from Burlington Jam organizers
Total value: $100

Scholarship Application Deadline: Aug 16, 2019 11:59pm
The Burlington Jam will award 2 scholarships at its discretion to applicants who have met the application deadline of Aug 16, 2019 11:59pm. Notification of scholarship awards will be sent by August 22, 2019. Please email Abbi with any questions: abbi.jaffe(at)gmail.com

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMFJMurt-ATZTpF4tz1A6K9ipt4wQu9LODdd7LQiHNobAsOQ/viewform


​HOUSING OPTIONS
We changed the date of our jam from March to the Summer so that you can camp during the jam. We are a small and yet vital community, and sadly we don't have the ability to find housing for dancers. Please find your own housing. There are options below. Camping will run out, so reserve your site with the campground soon.

North Beach Campground: A really beautiful location, right on the bike path (bring your bike) and next to the LAKE!, just 2 miles from the jam. They accept reservations and will fill up, so... Go online to http://enjoyburlington.com/ or Call the campground directly at 1-800-571-1198. Tent sites with one tent = $72 for the two nights for up to 4 people. If you want more then one tent, then that is $5/night more. So at the most, split between 4 people and having an extra tent, brings you to $20.50 for lodging for the whole weekend. Only one car per site, extra car parking is available.

More info and to reserve a campsite: http://enjoyburlington.com/

Couch Surfing: couchsurfing.org. (Free) This is a really great resource that we highly recommend.

Burlington Hostel: $40/night. Learn more: http://www.theburlingtonhostel.com/rooms.html

AirBnB: Really charming options for as low as $40/night. The lower price ones will go quickly. More info: www.airbnb.com

​ACCOMMODATIONS
Programs and Activities held in facilities of the City of Burlington are accessible to people with disabilities. For information or to request accommodations, call Michelle - 802.864.7306 lefkoweiss(at)yahoo.com or 802.253.0195 VT Relay Service.

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A somatic education and embodiment studio weaving personal growth and dynamic social change. ​The Everything Space is a collaboratively run movement studio providing skillful and accessible somatic education, curated by Abbi Jaffe and Amanda Franz. We are dedicated embodiment activists, passionate about somatic education, community building, and more. We are committed to unleashing the body’s intelligence to co-create a more resilient world. We acknowledge the global implications of climate crisis, collective trauma and embedded systems of oppression and we aim to unite personal growth and dynamic social change. We offer classes, consultations, individual sessions, performances and creative space which create opportunities to listen deeply to the wisdom of the body, express grief and celebration, and rewild ourselves for the purpose of inhabiting and supporting more resilient communities. ​We are in this, with you, as humans, together. All of our offerings are sliding scale and most offerings are trauma informed. Everyone is welcome. Some classes take place outside. We lead retreats and trainings at our sister studio 'Reciprocity: Vermont Embodiment Center' in Underhill, VT (growingreciprocity.com). Join us for: *Growing Resilience: Being Trauma Informed Trainings with Abbi Jaffe and Amanda Franz *Listening from Within: Foundational Practices of Contact Improvisation Series with Amanda Franz *Rise Up Dance Therapy with Sarai Hinkely *Somatic Movement Series with Amy LePage *CoMotion Dance for children and adults with MC DeBelina Doyle *Bodies of Change: Embodiment & Social Change Monthy Discussion Group with Sarai Hinkley *The Annual Burlington VT Contact Improv Jam Weekend (Aug 17-19, 2018) *and much more

Participating artists

A Contact Improvisational Dancer for eighteen years, Michelle’s held the space for the weekly contact Jam for over ten years. She’s studied with many teachers including intensive training with Nancy Stark Smith. She’s a practitioner of Aikido (2nd Dan), a certified Yoga Teacher with over forty years of practice, she has a BA in Theatre and produced two one woman shows. Michelle’s business is called “Playing on Purpose” where she encourages hula hooping, juggling and fooling around. Contact Jam: When: Mondays: 7:30-9:30pm Where: Aikido of Champlain Valley - 257 Pine Street, Burlington For more Information go to: http://www.contactimprovvermont.blogspot.com

Partner

A somatic education and embodiment studio weaving personal growth and dynamic social change. ​The Everything Space is a collaboratively run movement studio providing skillful and accessible somatic education, curated by Abbi Jaffe and Amanda Franz. We are dedicated embodiment activists, passionate about somatic education, community building, and more. We are committed to unleashing the body’s intelligence to co-create a more resilient world. We acknowledge the global implications of climate crisis, collective trauma and embedded systems of oppression and we aim to unite personal growth and dynamic social change. We offer classes, consultations, individual sessions, performances and creative space which create opportunities to listen deeply to the wisdom of the body, express grief and celebration, and rewild ourselves for the purpose of inhabiting and supporting more resilient communities. ​We are in this, with you, as humans, together. All of our offerings are sliding scale and most offerings are trauma informed. Everyone is welcome. Some classes take place outside. We lead retreats and trainings at our sister studio 'Reciprocity: Vermont Embodiment Center' in Underhill, VT (growingreciprocity.com). Join us for: *Growing Resilience: Being Trauma Informed Trainings with Abbi Jaffe and Amanda Franz *Listening from Within: Foundational Practices of Contact Improvisation...

When

September 6–8, 2019

Cost

$5 - $100 work trade and scholarship available

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Published August 26, 2019