A jam for all different contact improvisation experience and movement experience. For now there will be a “class” for the first hour or so.
Every Sunday from 5p.m.-8p.m. every month
@ Wasteland Studios
700 Main St. (6th floor)
cross street is Tupper
Weekly jam held in Ithaca, NY at the Ahimsa Yoga Center, located at 215 North Cayuga Street in the Dewitt Mall, directly opposite the entrance to Moosewood Restaurant. Use the exterior door facing the parking lot. Beginners are always welcome, bring a friend!
Small donation requested for space rental, $3-5 suggested
Jams are on Sunday from 1:00 to 2:30.
A seasonal event for performers, dancers, sketch artists and musicians to jam, improvise, collaborate and get to know one another!
This is a unique opportunity to explore the combination of visual, motion-based and audio arts. As host, Green Space hopes to provide a relaxed environment for spontaneous, free expression and improvisation between the different forms while encouraging synergy amongst artists.
These sessions are open to artists, dancers, musicians and viewers alike.
$5 at the door
Friday, October 21st 2011 7:00-10:00 pm – Pumpkin Cheesecake
Friday, February 17th 2011 7:00-10:00 pm – Kind Actions at Random
Friday, May 11th 2012 7:00-10:00 pm – Birthday Party! / Everything Yellow!
Friday, July 13th 2012 7:00-10:00 pm – Fool’s Paradise
For each event we are including a theme based on different, unique celebrations that occur on that particular date. The theme will give a focus to the improvisation and sketches. Interpret them as you like!
(Themes subject to change. Stay tuned!)
Also. Artists should bring simple materials: non-messy, acoustic, easy to carry, etc.
2011- 2012 Schedule
June 15 LAST EVENT!!
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
These weekly classes are open to people of all levels of movement experience, and are informed by the individual teaching artists. Teaching artists change every month so see www.movementresearch.org for details.
Classes are $13 each; $120 for a ten class card (good for four months); and $60 for a five class card (good for two months). Payment by cash or check. Enrollment begins 30 minutes before class.
Sundays 6:15 to 8:30pm
2nd and 4th Sundays at Eden’s Expressway
No Underscore June 23 at Eden’s – see Global Underscore instead
The Underscore is a long-form dance improvisation structure developed by Nancy Stark Smith and practiced worldwide. The form includes contact improvisation and allows for a full spectrum of physical forms and changing states, often including periods of quiet internal activity and other times of higher energy and interactive dancing. The Underscore’s undirected practice affords simultaneously a framework for research, a forum for play, and an opportunity to experience collective improvised composition. Open to all, familiarity with CI and the Underscore suggested. To familiarize new participants, Underscore NYC offers “talk throughs” to introduce the language, glyphs and structures of the Underscore. Stay from start to finish.
The second and fourth sunday of every month. We’re part of Movement Research’s calendar of events. See their website for more info.
The Open Movement Jam consistently draws 30 to 40 contact and non-contact movement improvisers and dance-friendly musicians, meeting absolutely all Monday evenings at the Greenwich House Nursery in the center of Greenwich Village, NYC. We are open to all sorts of movers — including those who may be trained in or trying out various dance forms, contact improv, theater, martial arts, yoga and other styles — and welcome participants with all sorts of physical capabilities. We continue to mix many out-of-town visitors and other newcomers with semi-regulars and regular participants, meeting in this enormous, beautiful space.
The jam and its predecessors have 40 years of continuous participation:
> Carrier Pigeon events of the 1960s (conceived by Kenneth King, still the most accomplished and supportive improviser around)
> Robert Wilson School of Byrds of the 1970s (from which more than a dozen of the collaborators still participate, including the great Christopher K.)
> Open Movement at PS 122 from the 1970s-90s (founded by Charles Dennis, who regularly contributes his creative energy and ideas) and
> The Jam at Judson Church 1999-2001 (founded by Bill Jacobson, who brought the jam to the center of the Village and participates whenever in town.)
> Open Movement Jam at the Children’s Aid Society 2001-2011.
Thank you to all who bring the wonderful energy that makes this event.
We now suggest an $8 contribution.
New Time: 7 till 10 PM absolutely every Monday night.
Weekly Contact Improvisation Jam from 1:30-4:30. Come anytime. Eden's Expressway, 537 Broadway (Between Prince & Spring) 4th floor, $5. All levels welcome.
Saturdays, 1:30 to 4:30
All movers and shakers are cordially invited to dance to the sounds of the acoustic improv musicians at the Open Music Circle, now six years old! We meet regularly in Brooklyn and Manhattan. There is no structured agenda and no director. The musicians sit in a circle or semi-circle and start with silence. Then someone begins to play or sing or move. Then we watch, listen to each other and, when we want, begin to play, vocalize or move accordingly, and so it goes. Finally we end the evening with silence.
To attend, first sign up for free on www.meetup.com and then join the Circle at www.meetup.com/openmusiccircle and finally rsvp there for the particular gathering you wish to attend. For additional informat0on email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help pay for on-line fees, supplies, instrument repairs, our Manhattan rent, and other operational expenses, a donation is requested from musicians and dancers alike at the end of the evening in the amount of $ 5 at each Circle in Brooklyn and $10 at each Circle in Manhattan.
In Brooklyn, we meet at the Circle Space, 485 Ocean Avenue; in Manhattan, we meet at the New York Insight Meditation Center, 28 West 27th St.
We meet on Sunday nights: on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, we meet in Brooklyn from 7 – 9 PM; on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month we meet in Manhattan from 8:15 – 10 PM.
There are usually one or two jams a month in Rochester, some at the Physikos Movement Studio, and some on the University of Rochester campus. All are welcome to attend!
Please check the website for the current schedule
is on hiatus at this time, but if you would like to call me, I might be able to gather a group of people for dancing while you are in town. Let me know: 1 518 833 1340. Sue