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Embodiment in Contact, Three Ways In – Intensive Workshops in Contact Improvisation with Alicia Grayson

Embodiment in Contact, Three Ways In Intensive Workshops in Contact Improvisation with Alicia Grayson December 7 - 9, 2018 Help Spread the Word - Share & Invite on Facebook! Explore three ways into Contact Improvisation through these Intensive Workshops. Alicia... Continue Reading →

Winter Contact Improvisation Fundamentals Mini-Series

This Contact Improvisation series is an introduction and exploration of key concepts and skills of contact improvisation. Great for movers and dancers who are new to CI, and for regular CI dancers who would like to deepen their range of... Continue Reading →

Nowhere Bound: Contact Improvisation Workshop with Martin Keogh

Nowhere Bound Intensive Workshop in Contact Improvisation with Martin Keogh December 7 - 9, 2018   Contact improvisation requires a courageous willingness -- but never so much as when we dance in the absence of will - those moments when we... Continue Reading →

3-Week Contact Lab&Jam Series @ Homewood – 9/26-10/10

3-Week Contact Lab&Jam Series Wednesdays 7:30-9:30 – 40min Lab – 80min Jam Sept. 26th-Oct 10th @ Homewood, 19 Zillicoa St., Asheville, NC $10 All experience levels welcome, beginners especially! Facilitated by Geri Hubbe. Contact Geri for any questions. With inspiration from Martin… Continue Reading →

The Tri-Axial Spine (Axis Syllabus inspired workshop), CI Jam, Potluck and Ecstatic Dance

August 4th, 2018 CI Jam is moved to EartHaven! Come for just the jam or the whole afternoon! Read below for more details!     To find carpooling rides or riders post on the FB events here and/or here or (if not... Continue Reading →

CI Class + Jam with Idelle Packer – Saturday July 14th

Our usual jam is a class this week! Idelle Packer is fresh back from the wcci jam with material to share! 4pm Class 5:30pm Jam Until 6:30pm @ the Center for Art and Spirit   Class – Suggested $10 donation Jam… Continue Reading →

Cultivating Connection: Contact Improv Fundamentals Series at Earthaven – 5 weeks in August

Contact Improvisation is a wonderful and expansive practice of connection with self and other. This series will deepen core skills for movement improvisation with others and expand movement potential. This 5 week all-levels series will deepen your presence with self,… Continue Reading →

Cultivating Connection Contact Improv Fundamentals Series at Earthaven

Contact Improvisation is a wonderful and expansive practice of connection with self and other. This series will deepen core skills for movement improvisation with others and expand movement potential. This 4 week all-levels series will deepen your presence with self,… Continue Reading →

Earthaven Class + Potluck & Dance! Feb 03

Saturday Feb. 03, 2018 – 3-6pm + Potluck & Dance! Contact Improv classes, Open Jam, Potluck and ecstatic dance wave with sound by Michael Hurd. Also, Katie’s birthday dance party, acro yoga, fire spinning extravaganza! Costumes/ dressing up is encouraged…. Continue Reading →

The Axis Syllabus Workshops – Asheville, December 2017

We are hosting two December weekend workshops on a type of movement research known as The Axis Syllabus. The Axis Syllabus is a body of research relevant to dynamic movement, which draws on many forms of Dance, Martial Arts, Acrobatics,… Continue Reading →

Pathways On The Road to Axis with Aaron Birk – Nov 2017

In preparation for the December Axis Syllabus workshops, Aaron Birk will be offering an introductory series on the bio-mechanical elements of The Axis Syllabus for three Saturdays in November. Immediately following Aaron’s class, there will be a two hour contact… Continue Reading →

Earthaven Jam, Potluck and 1st Saturdays Dance Party!

This month Earthaven is hosting an ALL-DAY LAMMAS CELEBRATION!!! Invite your friends on Facebook! Come join us on SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th with: -An EDIBLE PLANT WALK with Dimitri Magiasis from 10am-12noon (suggested donation of cash, LEAPs or hugs, no one… Continue Reading →

Nita Little Workshop

June 22-25th, 2017 Register Here Facebook Event Response-Ability: Physical communication through attentional tensegrity   This is a Contact Improvisation skills and ensemble improvisation class that provokes dancers to train the bodymind in motion as a single action of attention. Attention is… Continue Reading →

Earthaven Jam, Potluck and 1st Saturdays Dance Party!

Saturday, June 3, 2017 Contact Improv Jam – 4:00pm-5:30pm Join us at the gorgeous dance space of Earth Haven: Warm-up and mini class facilitated by Julia Taylor Open Jam 5:30-6:30 Potluck Dinner – 6:30pm-7:30pm Bring something yummy! Ecstatic Wave – 7:30pm-9:30pm Facilitated… Continue Reading →

Earthaven Jam, Potluck and 1st Saturdays Dance Party!

Saturday, May 6, 2017 Contact Improv Jam – 4:00pm-6:00pm Join us at the gorgeous dance space of Earth Haven: Warm-up and mini class facilitated by Julia Taylor Potluck Dinner – 6:00pm-7:30pm Bring something yummy! Ecstatic Wave – 7:30pm-9:30pm Facilitated by CJ O’Reilly Invite… Continue Reading →

research. dance. discovery. ~ Asheville Winter Jam 2017

Register for the Jam! Sliding Scale – None turned away for lack of funds! Sliding Scale – Suggested $90.00 USDSliding Scale 1 $45.00 USDSliding Scale 2 $70.00 USDCI Patron 1 $120.00 USDCI Patron 2 $150.00 USD What do you hope… Continue Reading →

Zen and the Art of Contact Improv Class and Jam + Earthaven Dance Party! (Jan 2017)

**CANCELED: SNOW DAY!!!** Class 4pm – suggested donation $10-30 Jam ~5:30pm into potluck – suggested donation $5 POTLUCK Dinner from 6:30-7:30 Ecstatic Dance Boogie with Mix by CJ 7:30-as long as the dance floor is moving (until at least 9:30) – by… Continue Reading →

Underscore Jam @ Battery Park Apts (Dec 2016)

UNDERSCORE @ Battery Park Apts Dec. 17th, 2016 3:30-6:30pm 3:30 pm-4:00pm – Underscore Talk Through 4:00pm – 6:30pm – Underscore Invite folks on Facebook! Location (SPECIAL!): #1 Battle Square, Battery Park Senior Apartments, at top of hill, large handsome red brick building… Continue Reading →

Mindfullness in CI Workshop + Earthaven Dance Party

The weekly Saturday Asheville Contact Improv Jam will be *moved* to Earthaven’s beautiful council hall, and followed by a community potluck and Earthaven Dance Party! 4:00 – 5:30pm Contact Improv Class with Mindfullness Focus taught by CJ O’Reilly and Idelle… Continue Reading →

Mixed-abilities CI Jam with Scores by Idelle Packer

Mixed-abilities Contact Improv Jam with Scores by Idelle Packer   Come one, come all!   Saturday October 29th, 2016 4-6pm @ Battery Park Apartments (13th floor Roof Garden Studio at, Battery Park Senior Apartments, 1 Battle Square, Asheville, NC, north of the Grove… Continue Reading →

Momentum and Lift in Contact Improv – Class and Jam

Often we think about size as a big variable when it comes to our ability to lift, direct, and move other bodies. It doesn’t have to be! Come explore the foundations of lifting and weight sharing. We will take a… Continue Reading →

Class and Jam: Inspiration for Movement: A Senseploration

Saturday Sept. 10th 4 AM – 7 PM at the Movement and Learning Community Center of Asheville (FBFC) Often Dance is something done to music, where music is the guide and measure of movement. Contact Improv opens the body to… Continue Reading →

The Dance Conspiracy at Open Streets Asheville

at Open Streets Asheville Sunday, September 18th 2016 3pm-5pm The Dance Conspiracy schemes to make dancing more normal by creating opportunities for dancing in public, by the public!   Asheville Jam, the Asheville Contact Improvisation community, will be dancing in… Continue Reading →

The Dance Conspiracy – Asheville Summer Jam

The Dance Conspiracy – 2016 Asheville Jam

August 5th, 6th, and 7th   Contact Improv Workshops by Brad Stoller, Idelle Packer, and CJ O’Reilly, and more! Fusion Workshop by Aubrey Griffith-Zill Outdoor Deep Forest and Waterfall Silent Disco with Mason Greenewald Multiple dances and gatherings for all… Continue Reading →

The Dance Conspiracy – Pack Square Park Dance Wave!

July 24th @ 11am Pack Square Park, Downtown Asheville Outdoor Dance Wave in Collaboration with Asheville Jam, Asheville Movement Collective, and The Dance Conspiracy Details coming soon!    

Live Music Jam with Aaron Kaczmarek

  Our usual jam location (the FBFC’s MLC ), but a special guest! Saturday, June 11th 4pm-6pm This week we’re inviting Aaron Kaczmarek to join in our dance via his own form of movement: vibrations. Aaron plays a wide variety of… Continue Reading →

Global Underscore 2016

What: The Global Underscore 2016 read more here: http://globalunderscore.blogspot.com/ Where: 1 Battle Square, Roof Garden Room Battery Park Senior Apartments behind the Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville When: Sunday, June 19, 2016 Talk-through and warm-up: 9-9:50am Underscore: 10sharp-2pm Post-Underscore Pot-luck… Continue Reading →

Live Music Class and Jam – May 07, 2016

Bringing the Music In Exploring the Fundamentals of CI and Live Music   CI class with Idelle Packer and musician Elon. In this class we will lab various ways of interaction among dancers and musicians drawing from shape, texture, weight and… Continue Reading →

Underscore w/ Special View!

UNDERSCORE – April 23rd, 2016 – 3:00-6:00pm 3:00 pm-4:00pm – Underscore Talk Through 4:00pm – 6:00pm – Underscore Location (SPECIAL!): #1 Battle Square, Battery Park Senior Apartments, at top of hill, large handsome red brick building behind the Grove arcade, downtown Asheville. We will be dancing… Continue Reading →

Live Music Jam with Aaron Kaz Kaczmarek

Our usual jam location (the FBFC’s MLC ), but a special guest! This week we’re inviting Aaron Kaczmarek to join in our dance via his own form of movement: vibrations. It takes a special touch to improvise a soundscape for CI,… Continue Reading →

Underscore with Special Location

  UNDERSCORE – Jan 30, 2016 – 3:30-6:00pm 3:30 pm-4:00pm – Talk Through 4:00 – 6:00 – Underscore Invite ya friends on Facebook   Location (SPECIAL!): #1 Battle Square, Battery Park Senior Apartments, at top of hill, large handsome red brick building behind the Grove arcade, downtown… Continue Reading →

Live Music Contact Jam w/ elon – Jan. 16th

Special treat because we’ve got a 5th Saturday this month! Come enjoy moving together with the vibrations of Elon He’ll play a few choice instruments including a Heron (sitar-esque instrument), Violon and Spanish Guitar. Listen to some of his music… Continue Reading →

Alicia Grayson – Swimming in the Ocean of Possibility – Feb. 13th and 14th

Alicia Grayson of the TumbleBones CI Collective is back in Asheville all the way from Colorado! Swimming in the Ocean of Possibility: Contact Improvisation and Mindfulness This workshop offers specific explorations in Contact Improvisation and embodied mindfulness practices, guiding us… Continue Reading →

FasciaPLAY Workshop – Aaron Brando – Jan. 9th 1pm-5pm

Contact Improvisation that Educates and Activates the Body open to ALL moving bodies & curious minds In this workshop we will be investigating how an embodied understanding of the concepts in facial research can enliven our movement sensibilities and expand… Continue Reading →

Open Community Meeting – Fall 2015

We’ll be having an open community meeting on Wednesday Nov. 11th, 4-6pm – save the date! The Open Community meeting is aimed at creating connection within the community, getting feedback, and empowering our members for collaboration and participation in organizing… Continue Reading →

Workshop with Alicia Grayson and EE Balcos 9/13/15

Solo Dance in the CI Duet A workshop with ALICIA GRAYSON and EE BALCOS in Asheville, NC – Sunday September 13th 10:30-5:30 This workshop will explore ways to cultivate our solo while dancing in contact so that our dances are creative… Continue Reading →

LIFEDANCE 2015 – Asheville’s 5th Annual Summer Jam

This event was great! Thanks Everybody, from home and far away, for making this a great 3 day weekend! See you next year! -Asheville Jam organizers   LIFEDANCE 2015 Asheville’s 5th Annual Summer Jam How can we bring the intention… Continue Reading →

Asheville Global Underscore 2015

A global simultaneous practice! Some other sites: Bologna, Lisbon, Boulder, Asheville, just to name a few! (Check the Official Global Underscore site for a complete list of registered sites.) LOCATION: JCC Asheville, 236 Charlotte St, enter from Lenox St to… Continue Reading →

Alicia Grayson Workshop Jan 17-18

Inner World, Outer Expression, Systems, Skills and States in CI An All Level Contact Improvisation Workshop in Asheville NC Jan 17-18 Dancing is most satisfying when there is congruence between our inner world (psyche, energy, state) and its changing nature and… Continue Reading →

Asheville 3Day Jam ~~ The 68 Hour Score

Jams, Classes, Food and Fun! Join Western North Carolina and its Ashevillians for a beautiful 3 day weekend of Contact Improvisation! This is a beginner friendly event, and a great way to get started, delve deeper, or otherwise enjoy doing… Continue Reading →