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Performance/Workshop/Conference Project

A project of Contact Collaborations, Inc. that organizes symposia devoted to the investigation, dissemination, and performance of contemporary movement work.

Ongoing Projects

a 3-week "continuing" * workshop and extension

plus Mike Vargas and other guests

* “continuing” = for people who have attended other intensives with NSS

January Workshop:
January 7 (arrive afternoon) – January 26, 2018

Earthdance, western Massachusetts, USA

Long Dance:
January 30 – February 21, 2018

Dragon's Egg Studio, Ledyard, Connecticut, USA

Contact Improvisation
Solo Training • Changing States
Improvisation Scores • The Underscore
Composition • Performance
Self-guided Research

The 3-week residential January Workshop is a "continuing" intensive and will not be an ordinary one as it will be for people who have already been exposed to the practices and perspectives of Nancy and Mike’s work. We will refresh and go deeper into the material: contact improvisation, physical training, improvisation and composition scores, listening practice, jamming, watching, discussion, feedback, labs, contemplative practice, performance studies, and Nancy's pods (centers of practice). In solo, duet, trio, and group work; in and out of contact; in silence and with live music, we’ll move toward greater clarity and depth in our dancing and watching.

Please come prepared for intensive practice (and a bit of fun!). Previous experience in a NSS intensive required. Fill out online application form outlining your background and skill level in contact improvisation, dance, and improvisation, and your reasons for wanting to attend. All registrations must be approved by Nancy.

The January Workshop will meet Monday–Friday, 10am to 5:30/6pm in studios at Earthdance in Plainfield, MA, (a beautiful dance retreat center located 35 minutes west of Northampton, MA, in the Berkshire Mountains), and in town at an Aikido dojo. There will be some evening and weekend activities.

The Long Dance will be self-organized cooperatively by the whole group, dancing and living at Dragon's Egg Studio (and near by) in Ledyard, CT (another beautiful retreat center near Mystic, CT).

For details & application form:
Early Registration & Discount Deadline: September 8, 2017
Limited space. Apply as early as possible for most favorable consideration.

Contact: Patrick Crowley, workshop coordinator, januaryworkshop at, (617) 320-9792; or Nancy, contactq at, (413) 586-8243.

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