Dancing Date

CONTACT IMPROVISATION & PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 6, TBILISI, GEORGIA
Welcome!
This is a festival of Contact Improvisation that brings together people from all over the world and unites
various types of contemporary art.

Sound, text, color and form are going to be embodied in us during an unforgettable week spent in the City of Love.
Morning Intensives
3 Contact Improvisation workshops in relation to pedagogy, philosophy and urbanism
Daily Scores
Dancing Date, Round Robin, One-to-one and other contact games in stunning locations
Evening Jams
Silent, music and focus jams
in 500 sq m gallery of Zereteli Museum
Intensives
9:00 - 12:00
Christine Cole
USA
Asaf Bachrach
France
Dorte Bjerre Jensen
Denmark
Dorte Bjerre Jensen
"Relational Fields".
Contact improvisation and process philosophy.

As a dancer and teacher I am interested in our body ́s innate ability to respond
physically to the environment and its ability to trust its own physical
intelligence.
Our body creates space and it is space, and it is in a constantly relational be-
coming while extending its skin out in space.
In this workshop I will take point of departure in my latest research: "Relational
Fields" - touch and relation in the frame of process philosophy and contact
improvisation. By letting words and practice work together, a living vocabulary
will become steppingstones where each one will enable further articulation in
body/words/practice.
With a sense of subtle readiness and playfulness, we will together with other
sensing moving bodies meet the moment with our senses open, and moving
spherical with a clear powerful connection from center to extremities.
There will be a focus on enhancing our sensation of our: responding skin, the air
around us, the relations we create, and the power of moving together in physical
contact.

Bio

Dorte Bjerre Jensen is a dancer/performer, researcher, teacher and organizer,
and she is deeply interested in bodily movement and expression as an art form
both in practice and in theory. As an artist she creates, direct and perform.
Dorte holds a 2-year postgraduate education for professional dancers: Dance
partnership; research, performance/dance and facilitation, at the Danish
National School of Performing Arts. Her final research project was in the frame of
process philosophy and contact improvisation.
Furthermore Dorte is an educated school teacher, yoga teacher, Rosen Method
therapist, Conscious Touch therapist.
She teaches contact improvisation nationally and internationally, in dance and
acting schools, at festivals and in open workshops. She offers her work to
professional dancers, actors, people in leadership roles, and to the general
public.
Dorte is the author of two chapters: Contact improvisation and Dance & fight, in
"The Anthology of Dance" (being released this autumn).
Dorte has also journeyed through life as a soccer player, material artist
(Taekwondo) and as a circus artist.
Christine Cole
Description is on a way :)
Christine Cole, RSMT, the founder and director of Somatic Body Training Program, is an expert in the embodiment of human development. On the leading edge of research about somatic movement education and therapy, she displays a radical trust in embodied experience as the primary way for groups to co-create knowledge. As a result of 30 years of engaging deeply in learning and teaching the somatic body practices of Body-Mind Centering®, dance/movement, and bodywork, Christine clearly embodies the material she has evolved and models a deep understanding of how the body's systems change in various developmental stages. A teacher of Body-Mind Centering®, and Practitioner of Integrative Acupressure and Infinity Healing, she has taught at the School for Body-Mind Centering® in Amherst and Amsterdam, Holland, and runs her own trainings in Boston, Vermont, Montreal and Northampton, MA. She also maintains a private practice in Developmental Bodywork in downtown Northampton, MA. In addition, Christine has long term practices in Contact Improvisation, Post-Modern and Improvisational Dance, Authentic movement, Improvisational Theater, writing and vocal training. Contact Improvisation dancer since 1981.
Asaf Bachrach
Description is on a way :)
Dance Experience:
Regular practice and teaching of contact improvisation (CI, a contemporary dance technique) as well as other types of dance (Butoh, release, tuning score)since 1994 years. Studied in Tel Aviv, New York, Paris and Boston. Among his most influential professors are Steve Paxton, Kirsty Simson, Lisa Nelson, Min Tanaka. Since 2000, he has taught in Europe, in the USA, in Buenos Aires and in Israel. In 2012, he organized an international conference in Paris around CI and 'mindfulness' (http://mindthepoint.wordpress.com/). Founder of the ME-lieu collective (2015). Since 2016 he is a certified Rolfing® practitioner. Asaf has been co-leading, since 2016 the F.A.R nomadic somatics school, a trans-somatic (Feldenkrais, ALexander, Rolfing and CI) experiential research group.
Daily Scores
15:00 - 18:00
Literature Museum
Dancing Date
* Put your name in the table (1st day of festival)
* Can be 1, 2, 3 or more dancers
* 15 minutes (can be less, but no more)
* Audience and camera witnessing
* Dance is happening
Round Robin
Everyone sits in a circle while two people dance a contact duet in the middle. After some time someone from the circle enters the space and a transitional trio emerges until one of the duet people leaves the dance and goes back into the circle.
One to one
There are 15+5 minutes blocks during a score. Partners dance in duos, then giving 5-minutes verbal feedback to each other. Good opportunity to catch teacher that you want to learn from but not necessary.
Evening Jams
20:00 - 00:00
Spacious Galleries of Zereteli Museum
Silent Jam
Music Jam
Focus Jam
Schedule and intensive descriptions are on a way!
T B I L I S I
This is a place, where things are happening.
Ancient city, capital of Georgia, is known for its hospitality,
big heart, and romantic eclecticism of the meeting of modernity and antiquity.
Dancing in Museums and Galleries
Living in historical centre of ancient city
Performing in exiting places
Enjoying variety of local food and wine
Questions
Yes, we love it!
Where to live?
Good question. We recommend to live close to historical centre where most of our dancing spaces are located. Price for hostel 5-8 euros/day, double room in a hotel 20-40. Also there is a good option to rent a flat with other participants. If you want us to help with that, tick the button during a registration.
Where to eat?
Get ready to bring few more kilos from Georgia. Feeding guestі is a kind of national sport here. Food is very tasty, a lot of restaurants everywhere. We will send our recommendations by email to all the participants.
What else is interesting?
- "Tbilisi" literally means "warm spring". There is still ancient quarter of sulphur baths called Abanotubani. One of the evenings we will spend there swimming, singing, sweating - that's something you really have to experience in your life.

- "Bassiani". World's top-10 techno club. What about crazy Friday night?

- First week of October is "Tbilisoba" - Day of Tbilisi, rooted in ancient tradition of harvesting grapes, making wine, inviting friends and celebrating life! The best time to be here.
How to get to Tbilisi?
Take a flight.
Also there is an option to take a cheap Wizzair flight to Kutaisi, and take a bus from there.
There is Silent Contact Festival happening
on September 23-29 in a mountain forest of Racha.
If you are interested, check this out

Enjoy the Silence
Price
Including Dance program, excursions and snacks

- Performative and Jam - 99 € (79 € with a friend)
- Intensive - 99 €

Together - 190 € (179 € with a friend)

Together with Silent Contact Festival:

- Performative & Jam 60 €
- Intensive 80 €

Together 130 €
REGISTRATION
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