Breitenbush Jam and Conference

The Breitenbush Jam is a six-night Contact Improvisation event produced every year in March by Joint Forces Dance Company. The Jam is held at the beautiful Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat Center in Detroit, Oregon and features open dancing, as well as workshops with leaders in the contemporary dance world.

The 2018 Breitenbush Contact Improv Jam will be held the 18th-24th of March. Prices for 2019 start at $655 a person. Includes: lodging in forest cabins and vegitarian meals. For more information, contact us directly at our email. Initial deposit of $125 will go to Joint Forces Dance Co., 576 Olive St. Suite 208, Eugene, OR 97401, USA or use PayPal

Contact Improvisation is a dance form of communicating, experiencing and relating through physical contact between two or more people. Basic skills such as falling, rolling, sharing weight and moving with momentum encourage a freedom of expression and communication unique to the form. Dancing ranges from simple to complex, depending on experience. It is an accessible form in which people of all physical abilities can meet on equal ground and explore the movement possibilities that exist between them. An international gathering, the Jam is open to all experience levels and includes facilitated warm-ups, open dancing, conference sessions and performance evenings. Jam tradition generally includes some limited live music in the space, and an ‘all-nighter’ halfway through the jam.

Recent presenters of the afternoon workshops include Steve Paxton, Ray Chung, Andrew Harwood, Alito Alessi, Benno Voorham, Ronja Ver, Katarina Ericksson, Nora Hajos, etc.

Click on the link below to learn more about the Breitenbush Jam by reading some intriguing excerpts from a conversation among key participants at the 25th Anniversary of the Breitenbush Jam.

PDF: Reflections at the 25th Anniversary of the Breitenbush Jam ».

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Joint Forces Dance Co.
576 Olive St. Suite 208
Eugene, OR 97401