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Contact Improvisation Festival UK - Hampshire & New Forest

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Ringwood Waldorf School

Folly Farm Lane


BH24 2NN

United Kingdom

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We reach, we invite... we touch, we listen... we respond...

A weekend of Contact Improvisation, Workshops, Jams, Community, Music...

and a curiosity... what value can this practice bring to our questions, concerns and actions around the environment, politics, relationships, wellbeing and expression?

Together we create an environment for this to be explored.

20 hours of Contact Improvisation...

6 Teachers... 8 hours of workshops plus an Underscore

2 Improvising Musicians

2 Dance Studios... beautiful, warm and light with sprung wood floors

3 Delicious home-made meals

Workshops for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level dancers

Fundamental and Advanced CI Skills, Feldenkrais, Tuning & Improvisation Scores, Jams

Facilitated boundaries & support

Community... dancing, eating, sharing, getting involved

Drawing & mark making space

Discussions & Interviews

Chill-out area

Green spaces & woodlands

Limited Spaces, try to book early as the last one sold out.

Photos from Easter Festival 2019: https://www.facebook.com/richardparker27/media_set?set=a.10156853697358371&type=3



Organised by Richard Parker

Workshop Facilitators: Simonetta Alessandri, David Leahy, Klara Łucznik, Asher Levin, Gabriel Galvez, Richard Parker

Musicians: Helena Massip, David Leahy

Supporting Artist: Christine Dodd (Artist), Patrick Morrow (Interviews) & Hugh Greasley (Photography)

Chef: Ijeoma Sady (FreeFlowFoodie)



Booking Link:

Weekend (including meals): £95

Weekend Kitchen Volunteer: £80 (1 shift) / £65 (2 shifts) / £50 (3 shifts)

Day Tickets (including meals): Friday £15 / Saturday £55 / Sunday £35

Single Session (includes meal): £20



Over the two studios we will have a range of beginner and intermediate/advanced level workshops happening simultaneously. The workshops are designed to facilitate participants into a state of readiness for Contact Improvisation (CI). They offer an exploration of physical techniques, embodiment practices and sensitivity training whilst progressing through a series of solo, partner and collaborative improvisation scores. They will include a guided warm up and experiential learning of fundamental structures, skills, techniques and pathways used within CI.

Each of the workshops will lead into a Jam, which is a chance to explore the practice. A Jam is a self-regulated dance practice space, with an emphasis around CI, where possibilities of soloing, partner dances, group ensembles, witnessing, writing and drawing are all welcome.

CI involves sharing weight and lots of dynamic movements ranging anywhere between lifting and flying to rolling and sliding across the floor, please let us know before attending if you have any physical concern.

Facebook link for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/2546521835392071/
(Full programme details coming soon)


Drawing & Mark Making Space... Christine Dodd is an artist and teacher based in Hampshire. Her art practice includes performative acts, painting, installation and drawing. She'll be bringing simple drawing tools such as pencils, charcoal and colour markers to the dance space. Drawing enables an introspective, active looking-witnessing. For the duration of the festival, a table will be set up and covered with paper. Participants are invited to come at any time and make marks.

Community... in the spirit of togetherness and to help keep the costs low we trust everyone to get involved in some way, e.g. serving the meals, washing up or helping clean the space.

Our Boundaries and Container of Safety... Our aim is to be proactive about our boundaries. We invite you to recognise, respect and act upon your own boundaries. We will be offering guidance and support with this at the event.

Chill-out area... we have plenty of spaces to hang out with tables, chairs, big chunky school crash mats and cushions.

Green spaces & woodlands... the school is surrounded by nature with plenty of green spaces and woodland to explore.

Delicious home-made vegetarian food... we are buying as much fresh, organic and locally produced veggies as possible... we will also have lots of delicious homemade vegan cakes for sale.

Photography... we will be taking a few snaps and videos of the event to record some of the wonderful moments... we may use a few for promotion but only the good ones...



It is advisable to book your accommodation early.

Participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodation.

There are plenty of options available in the local area...

Airbnb & Hotels:

Rural Cottage, double bed, £29 per night: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/11426696?s=51

Garden Chalet Retreat, can sleep 3, £39 per night: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/26221757?s=51

SeaBubble, single bed, £25 per night: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/27161663?s=51

Other Airbnb's in Ringwood from around £30 per night:


Camping & Glamping:
New Forest Campsites & Glamping Lodges from around £20 per night for two people:

Local Hosts:
We have a few rooms with members of our local community, on a first come basis, get in touch if you are interested. richardparker27@gmail.com


Travel & How to find us:

Ringwood Waldorf School, Folly Farm Lane, Ringwood BH24 2NN

As you come into Folly Farm Lane, turn right into the car park, we are using the Gymnasium, which is in the main building with its entrance facing the car park.

By Car: simply follow the link...

Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/EULF2Amn3uC2

Car Park is Free (right outside the building)

Let me know if you can offer or need a lift. richardparker27@gmail.com

By Train: www.nationalrail.co.uk

From London or Brighton directions:
Train to Bournemouth (direct from London Waterloo)
Bus from Bournemouth to Ringwood (X3 or X6 / 40mins)
X3... www.morebus.co.uk/services/SQ/X3
X6... www.morebus.co.uk/services/SQ/X6
Walk to the venue (15 mins)

From Bristol or the West Country:
Train to Salisbury (direct from Bristol)
Bus from Salisbury to Ringwood (X3 / 40mins)
X3... www.morebus.co.uk/services/SQ/X3
Walk to the venue (15 mins)

By Coach: www.nationalexpress.com

National Express stops in Ringwood (direct from London Victoria)
Walk to the venue (15 mins)


Further Info:


Richard Parker | 07769901615

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