The nexus for Contact Improv dance in the Ann Arbor – Detroit, Michigan area! Everyone is invited to dance with us, regardless of dance experience or physical ability.
WHAT IS CONTACT IMPROVISATION (CI)?
…a social dance that arises out of modern dance traditions. One of its central principles is a rolling point of contact between two (sometimes less, sometimes more) people through which both dancers give and share weight. It is somewhere between tango, modern dance, aikido, wrestling, gymnastics, and none of the above, and usually takes place without music. People dance contact in any combination of genders, there are no steps, and it’s entirely improvised. CI teaches you to read your partner’s movements and understand your own body. The dance form is hard to define, in part because it’s intentionally undefined and in part because it continues to evolve and change.
“Contact Improvisation is a unique dance that blends the play of the body with the physics of the universe and the wonderful dynamic of physical ‘conversation’ with others.” Pam Johnson, Toronto
We currently have weekly jams EVERY SUNDAY through April and we sometimes host classes and regional workshops, too.
ANN ARBOR 3pm-5pm January 6th, January 20th, February 3rd, February 17th, March 3rd, March 17th, March 31st, April 14th, April 28th
at SOMA Studio Of Movement Arts
218 N. 4th Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS & ALL BODIES ALWAYS WELCOME
DETROIT 1pm-3pm January 13th, January 27th, February 10th, February 24th, March 10th, March 24th, April 7th, April 21st
at Light Box
8641 Linwood St. Detroit, MI 48206
Our Detroit venue is wheelchair accessible. If you know of an affordable, wheelchair-accessible venue in Ann Arbor please let us know.