please click on this link to learn more about it: Resources for Students of Contact Improvisation
The Sunday Jam Is now at Links Hall/Constellation
3111 N Western Ave, Chicago!
(Once in a while we're somewhere else - PLEASE check the "Jam Schedule and Reminders" section below.)
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Constellation, 3111 N Western (half a block south of Belmont) - please see "Jam Schedule and Reminders" section below to make sure.
Cost: $5 - or whatever you can afford.
Newcomers: On your first day please arrive close to 11:30 so you can change clothes, get oriented, read the Guidelines for the jam and be ready to start class at 11:45. (If you have substantial Contact Improvisation experience and wish to warm-up on your own rather than take class that's OK, but we'd like you to be present during the opening circle that occurs before the class.)
If you haven't done Contact Improvisation before, please click on this link to learn more about it: Resources for Students of Contact Improvisation
Be sure to wear comfortable clothing that won't limit your movement (preferably cotton: synthetic materials don't work as well). Full length pants work better than shorts; a long sleeve shirt can be useful as a second top layer.
All ages are welcome, but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The adult is responsible for monitoring the child's safety and must be willing to intervene if the child's behavior is disruptive to others.
The sequence of activities is as follows unless indicated otherwise in the Jam Schedule & Reminders section:
11:30 - doors open
11:45 - opening circle, followed by a class in Contact Improvisation
1:00 - jamming begins (often starts with a second opening circle)
2:15 - closing circle (with time to process our experiences)
2:30 - end of the jam
If you need more info, or want to confirm the jam is happening a certain week (check the schedule below first), please call Daniel at (847) 971-2465 or e-mail dhalkin at earthlink dot net
3rd Wednesday of the month Class + Jam
The class will be geared towards basic skills (newcomers are welcome as are skilled contacters who want to refresh some basics).
The jam will be open to all skill levels.
Class starts at 6pm sharp, no late comers; the jam will start at 7:15/7:30ish and end at 9pm.
Dates CURRENTLY ON HIATUS
Class+jam is $5-10; for jam only $3-5.
(If cost is a hindrance to you coming, please, contact Rob privately.)
1625 W. Sherwin Ave. #2.
2 blocks from Jarvis Red line stop; two blocks from the #22 bus; several blocks from #147, #151, #215, #290, & #97 and the Howard L stop. Street Parking is usually available, but may take some hunting.
(home of Katie Eberhardy, Andy Given, Sarah Gottlieb, and Rob Welcher - the dance space can accommodate 8-12 people - aka Blue Fire Dance)
Please RSVP: Rob Welcher to guarantee your spot at 517-703-6080 / welcher [underscore] robert [at] hotmail [dot] com
Third Wednesday Class and Jam at Blue Fire Dance
1625 W. Sherwin Ave. #2
Class (basics focus): 6pm sharp - ~7:15/7:30p
Jam: ~7:15/7:30p - 9pm
RSVP: Please, RSVP for class and jam!
Cost: Class & Jam: $5-10; Jam only $3-5
Chicago Jam Schedule, Events & Reminders (updated 1/3/15)
|PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR LAST MINUTE CHANGES - CANCELLATIONS, LOCATION CHANGES...|
| We have an Underscore jam the first Sunday of each month (with a few exceptions).|
Just in case you need reminders of what this is about, a .pdf file with excerpts from Nancy Stark Smith's description of the Underscore is at the bottom of this webpage. There is also a great interview with Nancy Stark Smith on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-GDeTiW5Eo&feature=player_embedded
|PLEASE NOTE: On the Calendar below, if it says "??? leads the jam" within 4 days of the jam, Daniel is leading the jam.|
Regional Contact Improvisation events (outside of Chicago)
*To find out about jams and events in other cities in the Great Lakes region, click here to check out the Great Lakes Contact Improvisation Community Event Listings.
"chicagocontactimprov" is for Chicago jam members, and
"GLACIER" connects contact improvisers throughout the Great Lakes area.
To join the e-mail group used by Chicago jam members, use the link below to go to the "chicagocontactimprov" Yahoo group webpage.
(Please note that part of the process of joining is signing up to Yahoo groups, if you aren't a member already.)
To join the e-mail group for the Great Lakes area at large, use the link below to go to the "GLACIER" Yahoo group webpage.
(The group is called GLACIER because it stands for "Great Lakes Area Contact Improvisation Enthusiasts Retreat")