TOWARDS CI51 Thailand Contact Improvisation Conference PART 2.
Gathering to celebrate the 51 year anniversary of Contact Improvisation in the heart of South East Asia.
The conference is a meeting point for practitioners of CI from Asia-based communities and beyond. A space for inquiry, artistic exchange, intense practice and collaboration.

Where: Chiang Dao, Thailand

When: 26 may – 8 June 2023

Deadline for applications: 20 May 2023

It is an opportunity to connect with the practice and wider community, reshape and deepen shared understanding of Contact Improvisation by considering its history and development since its inception in 1972.
Formats include workshops, intensives, classes, laboratories, lectures, performances and jams.
For this year’s conference, we invite collective inquiry on how we can make a safe, clear and inspiring space dedicated to Contact Improvisation.

How can we – teachers / organisers / experienced practitioners, take care together beyond our own territory of dancing / teaching / organising?

There will be a scholarship program to support those who wish to participate but cannot afford to do so due to financial circumstances. The conference supports environmental projects run by the local community, both in the form of financial contributions and experiential education.



Intensive workshops with Anjelika Doniy (RUS), Yasukichi Suzuki (Japan), Dolores Dewhurst Marks (UK/Thailand).
Workshops and classes with Tu Le (Vietnam), Nitipat Ong Pholchai (Thailand), Christina Dohr (Germany), Santiago Ortiz Heredia (Spain), Mikis Taguchi (Japan), Damla Ozcelik (Turkey) and more.
Musician: Viktor Schramek (Slovakia/Taiwan)


Information about PART 1 – an Intensive with Ming-Shen Ku (Taiwan) 18th – 24 May
is here:



The training will take place at the Youth Camp in Chiang Dao, Chiang Mai, Thailand. The open-air dance space is situated right next to a big green field and a small stream and the venue is a 10-minute walk from a natural hot spring by the river.
Chiang Dao is 1.5 hours North of Chiang Mai, it can be reached by public bus, taxi or with your own vehicle.
See info pack for more details:


17,000THB/€460 Low income price which covers the minimum cost of organization – 20 places available.
21,000THB/€570 Regular price
24,000THB/€650 Supportive price – 3000THB of the ticket sale goes to the scholarship program.
Part of every ticket sale goes towards supporting environmental projects in the local community.


Nourishing Thai and fusion vegetarian meals are included in the price, made using organic locally-sourced produce by Ann from HorJhama Studio.


Accommodation is not included in the price.
There are 2 options for onsite accommodation:
Camping space (bring your own tent) – 200THB/night (~5.5EUR)
Bed in a shared dormitory – 250THB/night (~7EUR)
Both options have a shared kitchen and bathrooms
There are private bungalows for rent within walking distance, please check the information pack for more details:


Places are limited. To register, you need to fill in the form here:


Organised by:
Towards – Centre for the practice and research of Contact Improvisation in Thailand / Asia.

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