The Annual Burlington VT International Contact Improv Jam
The Annual Burlington VT International Contact Jam
Sept 8-10, 2017
This event happens with a lot of love and support from everyone involved, including participants. Thank you all for making the Burlington Jam so special.
This year's organizing team:
Abbi, Amanda, Paul, Alison, Michelle, Joanie, and Hazel
Where: Beautiful Downtown Dance Space: City Hall, Contois Auditorium, 149 Church St., Burlington, Vermont
Friday 5 pm - 10 pm:
5pm: Group floor cleaning fun =)
5:30-7:30: Class and warm up with Rachel Schwartz . Arrive anytime.
7:30-10pm: Open Jam with Musicians Amanda Turk and Glenn Smith
Saturday 9:30 am - 11:30pm:
10am Opening Circle
10:30am Warm up with Nicole Dagesse
3-4:30pm Moving the Big Questions Around Being Alive Right Now (How does being alive with the prominence of systemic oppression shape who and how we are in the world? with Amanda Franz and Abbi Jaffe ***Arrive on time, CLOSED container***
4:45pm Urban Dance Walk / Embodiment Activism with Abbi Jaffe
4:30pm- 7:30pm: Open Jamming
7:30pm-9:30pm*** Authentic Relating Games with Katie Giddings, Malaïka Bittar-Piekutowski and Riley Drever
***The Evening Activity is a CLOSED CONTAINER. Please ARRIVE BY 7:30pm to PARTICIPATE***
At Authentic Relating Games you can expect to practice vulnerability, honesty, listening and explore new ways of being with people in an embodied way. The facilitators will set a container where the participants are invited to lean into their edges and connect more authentically while honoring self and other. We will play relational games designed to allow us to build our own self-awareness and enhance our empathy and understanding of others. We believe that this practice can help us develop skills to show up more fully in our lives and relationships.
9:30pm-11:30pm Ecstatic Dance with Sarah Monette
Sunday 9 am - 3:30 pm:
9:15 am: Breakfast
10am: Underscore Talk Thru. Required for those new to the Underscore.
10:30am-1pm: Underscore. Full attendance of the Underscore is requested.
12:42pm: Closing circle begins
2:15pm Group Clean (many hands help so much) and Farewell =)
Artists in Residence:
Class on Friday: Rachel Schwartz
Musician Friday night: Amanda Turk and Ali Skalli
Warm-Up Saturday morning: Nicole Dagasse
Urban Dance Walk: Abbi Jaffe
Saturday afternoon offering: TBD
Saturday Night Event: Authentic Relating Games with Katie Giddings, Malaïka Bittar-Piekutowski and Riley Drever
Ecstatic Dance: Sarah Monette
Underscore talk through and Underscore: Michelle Lefkowitz
(Includes Breakfast and Lunch Saturday and Sunday)
EARLY BIRD (Paid for by Aug 25, 2017):
Whole Weekend: $75
Saturday only, $50
Sunday only, $25
Whole Weekend: $90
Saturday only: $60
1/2 DAY Saturday: $30 (includes lunch only)
Sunday only: $30
FRIDAY NIGHT only (starting at 5:30pm):
Sliding scale $10-30
FRIDAY NIGHT only (starting at 7:30pm):
Sliding scale: $5-15
SATURDAY NIGHT only (starting at 7:30pm):
Sliding scale $10-30
Work Trade Available: If you are able to commit to help for 3 hours during the weekend, we would love your help. We need help washing the floors each day (so fun!), help with registration, cleaning up meals (yum), and with clean up at the end (so helpful!). 3 hours of help takes $30 off of the jam cost. You will pay the regular jam fee and be reimbursed at the end according to the hours you worked.
Here is the form to sign up for work trade: https://goo.gl/forms/IpS5nFDnuj1b2da92
Thank you so much for co-creating a smoothly run jam with us!
Register Step ONE:
Go to PayPal and select 'Send Money to Friends and Family.' Then send the correct amount to this email: contactimprovVermont@gmail.com
If you would like to send a check, make checks payable to: Burlington Contact Jam
Send checks to: Michelle Lefkowitz, 71 Park Street, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
Register Step TWO: Fill out this form to complete your registration.
IMPORTANT: SCENT FREE ZONE: Help us create the most accessible space possible. To support the needs of those that are sensitive, please do not wear perfume, essential oils, cologne, scented face creams or scented bodyhair care products, or, wear clothing containing chemicals such as: dryer sheets, perfumed laundry soap, cologne, perfume, scented deodorant, mothballs, etc. Thank you! Thank you!
Contact Paul (email@example.com) with questions.
We changed the date of our jam to the Summer so that we can offer camping. We are a small and yet vital community, and sadly we don't have the ability to find housing for dancers. Please find your own housing. There are options below. Camping will run out, so reserve your site with the campground soon. Contact Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
North Beach Campground: A really beautiful location, right on the bike path (bring your bike) and next to the LAKE!, just 2 miles from the jam. They accept reservations and will fill up, so... Go online to http://enjoyburlington.com/ or Call the campground directly at 1-800-571-1198. Tent sites with one tent = $72 for the two nights for up to 4 people. If you want more then one tent, then that is $5/night more. So at the most, split between 4 people and having an extra tent, brings you to $20.50 for lodging for the whole weekend. Only one car per site, extra car parking is available.
Amanda and Abbi are staying at the campground and most likely biking to and from the jam. =) More info and to reserve a campsite: http://enjoyburlington.com/
Couch Surfing: couchsurfing.org. (Free) This is a really great resource that we highly recommend.
Burlington Hostel: $40/night. Learn more: http://www.theburlingtonhostel.com/rooms.html
AirBnB: Really charming options for as low as $40/night. The lower price ones will go quickly. More info: www.airbnb.com
Have an idea that is not on here? Please let Abbi know, email@example.com
Accommodations: Programs and Activities held in facilities of the City of Burlington are accessible to people with disabilities. For information or to request accommodations, call Michelle - 802.864.7306 lefkoweiss(at)yahoo.com or 802.253.0195 VT Relay Service.