March Newsletter

Dear Jammers,

Bookings are coming in for our Embodied Vision workshop, led by Anna Bambridge on Saturday 26 March. If you are undecided whether this is for you, this is how Anna describes the workshop:

Dancers, movers, jammers, come and experience how natural vision techniques can deepen your practice. Learn how where you place your attention affects your perceptions. Play with your awareness of space and of movement (your own and others). Accept invitations to experience relaxation and new ways of looking. Explore how your body habits and visual habits mirror each other. This is a structured practice with deep potential which uses vision as a way in, encouraging an integrated mind and body dynamic relaxation, which means.... it'll put you in the jamming zone!

Doesn’t that sound really interesting? Get your place soon (details below)!!

On Wednesday 20 April, we are hosting a special event to celebrate visual arts in Glasgow, as the International Festival takes place around the city. We welcome artists, movers, singers, musicians and curious people to a multidisciplinary improvisation space. Bring your materials and instruments. No previous experience is needed as you will be guided into the jam by Nina and Laura, who will introduce you to the form and invite you to move, draw and see individually, in duets and ensembles. The rest, is down to your creativity. Come and explore with us! You will find all the details below on our list of events.

We are planning a very exciting event as part of the Global Underscore on Sunday 19 June. Save the date and keep your eye out for information on our next newsletter.

By popular demand, we are welcoming the return of the gorgeous green @TGJ t-shirts. These will be available for a short time only so get your orders processed by emailing while our stocks last. Only £15!

The next jams are listed below and, if you need to plan more ahead, we have our full January–June programme on our website: Lets jam together soon!

Much love,

Penny and Laura x


A contact improvisation weekend with Anna Bambridge


Workshop Saturday 26 March 2016, 11am–5pm
Class and Jam Sunday 27 March 2016, 1–4.30pm
Kinning Park Complex

Using relaxation and movement techniques grounded in the Bates method of vision education we will explore how our attention and intention affects how we see and how we feel. Vision is a learned sense that we can continually attend to and we will encourage new ways of using our eyesight. Aspects of vision we will explore include peripheral and central sight (and the relationship between them) and our senses of perspective, colour, movement and depth. You are encouraged to bring warm layers, as there will be times of stillness in the workshop.

You are invited to explore your natural vision for this workshop. This means that if you wear glasses you can take them off or if you wear contact lenses please bring what you need to take them out.

Saturday workshop only £40
Full weekend £45

Wednesday 20 April, 6.9.30
Assembly Hall at the Artschool, Renfrew Street (Scott Street entrance)
Led by Nina Enemark and Laura González



JAM: Friday 11th March --- 6-9.30pm --- Solène Weinachter --- KPC --- £5

WORKSHOP: Saturday 26th March ---Natural Vision workshop with Anna Bambridge. (See above)

CLASS: Sunday 27th March --- 1-2pm --- Anna Bambridge --- KPC --- £10
JAM: Sunday 27th March --- 2-4.30pm --- Anna Bambridge--- KPC --- £5 (free with class)


JAM: Friday 8th April --- 6-9.30pm --- Brian Hartley --- KPC --- £5

SPECIAL JAM! Wednesday 20 April --- 6-9.30pm --- Nina Enemark and Laura González --- The ASSEMBLY HALL at the ARTSCHOOL in RENFREW STREET --- £6

Sunday 24th April --- 1-2pm --- Nina Enemark--- KPC --- £10
Sunday 24th April --- 2-4.30pm --- Nina Enemark --- KPC --- £5 (free with class)


Jams are open to everyone and it is a family friendly event
There will be a 30mins warm up. Musicians come and play!

Sunday March 6, 6:15pm-8:45pm

The Calton Centre,
121 Montgomery St, Edinburgh, EH7 5EP
Hall B (downstairs)

£5 (£3 concessions)

email (Monica)
call 07763 782 834 (Teresa), 07857 289 859 (Khalid)

Wednesdays Contact Improvisation Dance classes in Edinburgh
at St Margaret's House, studio G 25
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
light, grounded, flexible and powerful,
set and free to express,
create the dance with the others...
Price: £8 / drop-in, 6 classes £40
contact monica:

POZA Project Music and Dance Improvisation lab
Kinning Park Complex

8 day long creative lab ending with a public performance, open to: dancers, movers, musicians and sound makers.

Public Sharing on 5th March - 17.00

Every day will start with the focus on physicality where the musicians will get the chance to move and the dancers will challenge their physical range through improvised tasks and set phrases - all with live music.

Solène Weinachter and Jer Reid will explore many aspects of improvised music / dance. There is no 'and' in the title because our interest is in blurring the boundaries between music and dance. The music and the body will exist with an equal weight. To make a single event. We will explore the physicality of sound and the music inherent in movement and how both exist in the acoustic-spacial area of architecture. This is not at the expense of what is unique about the two creative areas. What is similar and what is different make an endless dialogue. Areas to explore will include deep listening, fusing of dynamics that exist in both or either music and dance, physical tasks based on anatomic principles and instinctive impulses, and developing techniques for structuring improvising in performance.

For more information:

5, 12 March           Caroline Waters
13 March               Caroline Waters Sunday Workshop
19 & 20 March      Weekend Jam @ Siobhan Davies Studios
2 April                    Andrew Harwood
9, 16 April              Rick Nodine
23 April                  Irmela Stone
24 April                  Rick Nodine Sunday Workshop
30 April                  Rick Nodine
7 May                    Katy Dymoke
14 May                  Katy Dymoke

class £8; jam £5.00; both £10
class: 12.00 – 14.00
jam: 14:00 – 18:00

Moving East
St Matthias Church Hall
Wordsworth Road
N16 8DD
(access by stairs only, we regret)

Getting there:

Information on other classes, workshops, jams in London and the UK here:

SUSPENSION [of weight, of time, of balance and of disbelief]
a contact improvisation workshop with Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood

MovingEast, London 
28th March - 1st April 2016

In this workshop, we will explore the many facets of suspension. In a physical sense we will focus on the suspension of our weight allowing a stretch of time as we float in the air for a moment longer. Also, our bodies, like all motor vehicles, are equipped with a system of shock absorbers, also know as suspension, allowing us to cushion the impact of our mass as we move safely in and out and across of the floor. On a subtler level, it may also refer to the postponement or temporary halt of a judgment, an impulse, a decision or an opinion as in suspending our disbelief. Through a dynamic physical collaboration of the senses we will follow our instincts and be guided by what is already in our body in order to access multiple facets of our innate creative wisdom.

Fully waged / funded: £185
Part-time waged / Independent artist: £165
Unemployed / Full-time Student: £ 145 

This workshop is hosted and administered by MovingEast in partnership with London Contact Improvisation and curated by Robert Anderson.

This is an intermediate/advanced workshop for students or professionals that have a firm grasp of Contact Improvisation basics.  If you wish to participate please email:

Contact Improvisation residential Jam in Anglesey, N. Wales


International CI workshops and festivals are listed here:


Penny Chivas and Laura Gonzalez
In association with Dance House

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