Breitenbush Jam and Conference
The Breitenbush Jam is a nine-day Contact Improvisation event produced every year in March by Joint Forces Dance Company. The Jam is held at the lovely Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat center in Detroit, Oregon and features much open dancing as well as workshops with leaders in the contemporary dance world.. To register, please download a and email it to Joint Forces Dance. Send your $125 deposit to Joint Forces Dance Co., 576 Olive St. Suite 208, Eugene, OR 97401, USA.
The 2017 Breitenbush Contact Improvisation Jam will be held on March 16th - 24th. 2017 prices will be: $870 includes lodging in forest cabins and vegetarian meals. Cabin WITH bathroom: $1000. Dorm rooms: $745. For half time options, contact us directly at our here for the registration form.or contact us through our . Click
Contact Improvisation is a dance form of communicating, experiencing and relating through physical contact between two or more people. Basic skills such as falling, rolling, sharing weight and moving with momentum encourage a freedom of expression and communication unique to the form. Dancing ranges from simple to complex, depending on experience. It is an accessible form in which people of all physical abilities can meet on equal ground and explore the movement possibilities that exist between them. An international gathering, the Jam is open to all experience levels and includes facilitated warm-ups, open dancing, conference sessions and performance evenings. Jam tradition generally includes some limited live music in the space, and an ‘all-nighter’ halfway through the jam.
Recent presenters of the afternoon workshops include Steve Paxton, Ray Chung, Alito Alessi, Benno Voorham, Ronja Ver, Katarina Ericksson, Nora Hajos, etc.
Click on the link below to learn more about the Breitenbush Jam by reading some intriguing excerpts from a conversation among key participants at the 25th Anniversary of the Breitenbush Jam.