Aug. 31 – Sept. 11, Burlington, Vermont
w/ Carly Czach, Daniel Bear Davis, Jonathan Lilly, and Kyle Syverson
Immediately followed by the Burlington Annual Jam
This two-week intensive is intended for dancers seeking a deep immersion in the study and practice of contact improvisation within a structured learning environment. For two weeks we will train and explore, with creativity and rigor, while sleeping under the stars beside the beautiful Lake Champlain.
This class-focussed intensive, with four hours of instruction per day on each of eight full days of training, offers offers a unique opportunity to propel our dancing to a new level. Another twenty-eight hours of jam time over the two weeks offer a wide-open horizon for exploration, assimilation, and play.
In an innovative format, four different teachers, with four very different backgrounds, will take turns interweaving their personal visions of contact improvisation. These “elements” of our rich and multifaceted dance form will cross-pollinate, co-inspire, and combine into an alchemy of learning.
Carly Czach — contemporary dance, yoga, anatomy, poetry
Daniel Bear Davis — The Axis Syllabus, bodywork, performance, composition
Jonathan Lilly — aikido, Feldenkrais, meditation, physics
Kyle Syverson — gymnastics, tree climbing, tango, improvisation
The intensive is in two halves, which can be done separately or together. In each half there will be four full days of classes and jamming, together with an opening and closing jam on the first and last days.
Week I. Materials, Aug. 31 – Sept. 5
Week II. Alchemy, Sept. 6 – Sept. 11
The first half is suitable for all dancers with prior experience with contact. The second half is intended for dancers at an intermediate level and higher, with at least two years of experience, or those who have attended the first half.
The intensive is timed to dovetail with the Burlington Annual Jam, which begins the evening of Friday, September 11. Stay for the weekend and make it a full 13 days of dancing.
Visit contactsummercamp.net for more information and to register.
[Photo credits, clockwise from top left: with Tim O'Donnell by Patrick Beelaert, by Grusha Tsiolkovskogo, by Moti Zemelman, with Frances Idlebrook by Homer Horowitz.]
August 31 – September 11, 2020
Sliding scale: full intensive $900--$1100, either half $475--$575