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

CI's 50th Birthday in 2022!

Celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of Contact Improvisation happening in 2022!

Here are some we know of:

Visit for up-to-date listing of events around the world.


CRITICAL MASS: CI@50 Dance Film youtube channel.
Sponsored by the 5-day event hosted by Oberlin College in Ohio from July 7-11, this on-going and growing collection celebrates the collaboration between CI and film.

TOWARDS—Thailand Contact Improvisation Conference celebrates 50 Years of CI. A meeting point for practitioners from East Asian communities and beyond, a space for inquiry, artistic exchange, intense practice and collaboration. The 4 WEEK PROGRAM includes workshops, intensives, master classes, laboratories, lectures and performances.
18 June - 21 July
Chiangmai, Thailand

FACES OF CI PODCAST Marriki Schlifer interviews Contact Improvisation teachers and dancers about their affinity with the practice as a mirror for life. Hear talks with dancers from all over Asia now celebrating 50 years of CI at TOWARDS—Thailand Contact Improvisation Conference.
IG: @facesofci


CI50 EVENT IN MONTREAL Quebec. Round Table Discussion & Celebration with performances and jams, and guests Dena Davida, Stéphanie Gaudreau (ACI) & "ARTivists."
December 3, 2022
UQAM, University of Quebec in Montreal, dance pavilion

CI50 LONDON - A celebratory weekend of dancing, discussion, classes, jams, presentations and more....
26-27 November
Goldsmith’s University, London

LéTANEC AUTUMN 2022 - Celebrating CI 50 festival in nature. With intensive workshop, classes, jams and Underscore.
26 Aug - 4 Sep 2022
Trstenice u Litomyšle, Czech Republic

CI50 EVENTS at EARTHDANCE Retreat Center:
Celebrating CI 50 with Jams, Classes, an Underscore, Discussions, Screenings & more.
July 7 - 10, 2022
Post CI50: Global Village
July 14 - 17, 2022
Plainfield, Massachusetts

Online GATHERING of 1st & 2nd GENERATION CI TEACHERS sharing observations, questions, and considerations connecting from close to the seeds of CI to the present moment.
July 13 - 14 on zoom
All are invited to tune in to a livestream of the conversation on July 14th, 11am-1pm EST on this youtube channel. For more info, email Erica Kaufman:

CI WARSAW FLOW International Dance Festival celebrates 50 years of contact improvisation. Inviting international teachers to facilitate our practice in contact technique, somatics and performance arts. Alongside will be an exhibition—50 years of CI: Seeds, Roots, Branches—and discussions about the history and social context of CI.
8 - 13 July
Warsaw, Poland

a 5-day event
July 7 - 11

locating the past, present, & future of the form
hosted by Oberlin College in Ohio

CELEBRACIóN 50CI BUENOS AIRES— Communicating, tuning in, sharing and collaborating to make this anniversary a celebration in contact in sync with other CI communities around the world. All activities will be free.
8 - 10 Julio
Buenos Aires, Argentina

BRISTOL CI (UK) celebrates 50 years of Contact Improvisation. A weekend of classes, happenings, jams and more, dancing the past, present and future of CI.
8 - 10 July
Bristol, UK


50 ANS DE CONTACT-IMPROVISATION—R a p p r o c h é e invites you to celebrate with a weekend of practice, jams and films.
2 - 3 July
Aouste-sur-sye (en Drôme), France

CI50 1972-2022 in ECUADOR—Festejaremos los 50 años de Contacto Improvisación, bailando en simultáneo en varios paises del planeta. Classes, Labs, Jams, and Performance.
30 June - 3 July
Otalvo, Ecuador

IG: @contact.ecuador; FB: #contactimprovisacionecuador #contactimprovisación

RETREAT in KEA ISLAND, Greece. CI and contemplative movement in nature to celebrate 50 years of CI. With Christina Klissiouni and Christina Svane.
24 - 26 June
Kea Island, Greece

As CI turns 50, we're inviting people to be together in this year's festival. Not only together in a duet, but "together" with yourself, with dancing partner, with community, with the city, with the whole world. Together. To gather.
24 - 26 June
Kyiv, Ukraine

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