Creating an OPEN SPACE for CREATIVE PLAY requires participants to agree to cooperate in forming a safe environment.
Here are some guidelines as to how we try and facilitate this…
A JAM IS NOT A WORKSHOP OR A CLASSThe facilitator's role is to ensure safe practice, which includes running a half hour warm up at the start of each jam, not to lead the work for the entirety of the jam.
We can happily direct you relevant classes, etc. should you wish to attend them too.
PLAY IS A COOPERATIVE VENTURE,
thus there may be times when observation is necessary or that turns are taken. We request that these choices, where possible, are self-managed rather than left to the Facilitator alone.
WE ARE ALL MUTUALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYONE'S ACCESS REQUIREMENTS
We all have different requirements in regards to accessing the jam. As part of a cooperative supportive group it is up to each of us to respect and enable everyone's participation in the work in the way they wish to.
WE ADVISE ALL PARTICIPANTS TO ATTEND FOR THE GROUP WARM-UP This allows all participants to be introduced to one another through a common language and space is made for all art forms to find a access to warming up together.
EVERYONE TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY
(physically and emotionally) and for their possessions in the space.
This includes the responsibility to move, speak up or leave a dance / jam situation if something feels uncomfortable or unsafe and, if necessary, talk to the facilitator about it.
The facilitator cannot however, be held responsible for loss, damage or injury during the jam.
PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE SIGNED THE WAIVER BEFORE PARTICIPATING.
PLEASE WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING
for the demands of the activity you engage in. Please no jewellery, belts, shoes or anything that might 'catch' on another person and inflict injury. Also please no strong scents or excessive creams to prevent the possibility of allergic reactions.
THE JAM IS A PARTICIPATORY SPACEOUTSIDE OBSERVERS are not permitted as this is a space for play rather than performance.
AND AFTERWARDS TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!!
We always welcome feedback, in person or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org