The jubilee, 15th edition of the Warsaw CI Flow celebrates dance, performance, and improvisation! We have invited teachers who have been co-creating the festival with us from the very beginning: Ray Chang and Iwona Olszowska, as well as new, long-awaited teachers: Nina Martin and Anya Cloud.

Where: MIK, Warsaw, Poland

When: 4-11th July, 2024

Deadline for applications: Early bird: 30th April

This year, you can expect a lot of dance, CI technique, and performative actions:

Nina Martin, the creator of the Ensemble Thinking approach, will lead the performative intensive “Big Picture”, inviting participants to immerse themselves in forms naturally occurring in improvisational dance performance: Solo Body, Contact Improvisation Body, and Ensemble Body. In her approach, improvisational dance in performance invites us to move freely across all three forms to embody improvisation as a form of art in the present moment.

Anya Cloud, representing experimental approaches in improvisation, somatics, and contemporary dance, invites participants to a workshop that is both highly physical and political: “Contact Improvisation as a High-Risk Practice”. The workshop emphasises movement potential by working on sensing, pressure, intention, tonus, direction, time, quality, and sequencing. It aims to enhance Contact Improvisation skills, enabling better listening, expressing consent, setting boundaries, and taking risks.

Ray Chang, one of the pioneers of Contact Improvisation, will lead the morning intensive “Ready”, focusing on engagement in dance at physical, mental, emotional, and creative levels. The session will explore mobility, agility, and flexibility in movement and choices, combining experience, practice, and forging new paths in improvisation.

Iwona Olszowska, a Polish improviser who has been supporting the festival from the very beginning, will lead the afternoon site-specific mini-intensive “Resonating”, taking Contact Improvisation away from the predictable spaces of the Mazovian Institute of Culture (MIK) to the city and its gardens. Her practice is based on mindfulness, exploring how the space in which we dance influences our movement patterns and manifests in our choices.

Zuzanna Bukowski, drawing from the Axis Syllabus in her practice, will lead the somatic afternoon mini-intensive “Moving me, moving you”, diving into themes such as soft landings, tensegrity, and bone movement in the body. Her workshop will bring together various movement approaches, from biodynamic to choreographic, blending the fundamentals of reflexes with creative exploration and play.

In addition, as always, there will be various labs, live music jams, and activities for the community.

See you at the MIK!

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Costs for participants:
220 EURO (+50 EURO after 30th April)

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