Wonderful Contact Improv related stuff to know about:
Earthdance – a retreat center and intentional community in Western Mass. founded a few decades ago and centered around contact improv – It’s Wonderful! Earthdance hosts many workshops and jams including two amazing 5-day jams every year: The New Years Jam and the 4th of July Jam. They are EPIC events drawing 100+ dancers from around the world! www.earthdance.net.
East Coast Jam – a fabulous 4 day contact improv jam that happens every spring and fall at Claymont Court in Charles Town WV (7 hour drive from Asheville): www.eastcoastjam.com
Contact Quarterly – a moving journal. The print publication for contact improv. A wonderful contribution to writings and art inspired by contact improvisation. Also the best site to buy knee pads. www.contactquarterly.com
Idelle Packer – a wonderful local Physical Therapist deeply steeped in the Alexander Technique (and one of our core organizers!): www.idellepacker.net
The FlowJo: a dance studio in Carrboro NC (3.5 hour drive from Asheville) that fosters many wonderful forms of movement, including contact improv, ecstatic dance, acro-yoga, aerial arts and more! http://www.theflowjo.com/
contactimprov.net – has a very comprehensive list of contact improv happenings around the world, organized by country and city.
danceamc.org – The Asheville Movement Collective is a dance collective fostering ecstatic dance in Asheville, that is run using Dynamic Governance, a wonderful consent based decision making structure.
contactimprov.com – Great site with LOTS of links, and a world contact map!