This Year PJAM offers a longer format, from 9-15th October with the first 3 days for labbing followed by 3 days for focused Jamming, Underscore practice & a little labbing! You may join for part 1 or 2 or both! We are open also to applications if you would like to come just for the weekend.
PJAM invites dedicated CI dancers to an autumnal gathering in the green grounds of Ponderosa. With optimal time for dancing, we host a space that invites your questions, inspires investigation and cultivates community exchange.
We will be an intimate group of 30 dancers coming together to nourish our bodies, inspire our dances and in times of radical change; explore new and vital forms of practice.
This Year PJAM offers a longer format, from 9-15th October with the first 3 days for labbing followed by 4 days for jamming! You may join for part 1 or 2 or both!
Part 1 Labbing is a peer driven Contact Improvisation practice which embraces experimentation, collaboration, discussion, and creative research formats. We invite your questions, topics and research proposals, if you know already what you would like to explore please include this in your application. With the proposals gathered we expect to form 2-3 groups around the larger themes of Performance, Technique, Touch & Sensations and we will have an afternoon/evening dedicated to performance outcomes and other forms of sharing on the final day.
Part 2 Jamming we will gather to practice Contact Improvisation, with opening circles, group dancing, time & resources for personal and group reflection and harvesting. There will live music, silent jams and jams with a shared focus. Afternoons will offer further opportunities for Labbing.
Schedule 9-16th October 2023
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The price includes delicious vegan/vegetarian food, lush studios, a dance library, dormitory or double room accommodation, sauna, green pastures for walks and a nearby river-for swimmers: Full €500-540, Part 1/2 only €300-340, (double rooms cost €340/€540)
Please register via the online form above. Bookings will be confirmed following your expression of interest, an acceptance from both sides & €150 deposit.
Ponderosa is a dedicated dance centre approximately 1 hour outside Berlin, info on how to get there is available on their website (follow this link)
We look forward to welcome you, your hosts: Rosalind Holgate Smith and Katja Keya Richter