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Joensuu, Finland – Introduction to Contact Improvisation – 8-11th September 2014

This Open Workshop is part of ISLO one-year Dance and Somatics programme – more info and booking details here

This one-week course serves as an introduction to Contact Improvisation. We will identify the physical sensations from which we can develop the perceptual skills which lie at the heart of CI and explore improvisational scores that reveal different types of CI vocabulary. The aim is to give everyone the skills and confidence to begin to the explore the world of CI and underlying this is the cultivation of safety while dancing in close contact with another.

Places are limited and are by application only. Please write a short email (300 words maximum) telling us why you would like to attend.

Teacher: Malcolm Manning

Classes: 8-11th September – Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9.30-15.45, Wednesday 13.00-15.45

Studio: Papinkatu 5, Motora’s studio Motti.

Breaks: 11.45-13.00 lunch

Accommodation: Accommodation is not included to the course fee. In Joensuu you might find something from the links below.
Youth Hostel for cheaper stay, see:
Hotel for economy price:
Couchsurfing for free:

Registration: application emails to or +35850 3727 399
In case you do not get an answer to your e-mail, call or text to Elina Ikonen

Further Information:
Elina Ikonen (course director)
ISLO Education in Dance and Somatics
Kalevankatu 8
80110 Joensuu
+358 50 3727 399