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At Montréal, thirty CI dancers gathered and connected to those cities :

Boulder, Colorado (USA), New York City (USA), Montreal (Canada), Connecticut College, Connecticut (USA), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Montevideo (Uruguay), Bristol (UK), London (UK), Latillé, Poitiers (France),
Ibiza (Spain), Paris (France), Mallorqua (Spain), Bruxelles (Belgium),
Marseille (France), Freiburg (Germany), Ponderosa, Stolzenhagen (Germany), Perth (Western Australian), Seoul (Korea), Melbourne (Australia), Sydney (Australia)
+ de nombreux satellites !!

Have fun on Summer !

Montreal joins the Summer Solstice Global Underscore.

The event will take place Saturday, June 19 from 9am to 1pm, in the Parc Lafontaine. It is a Contact Improvisation Focused Jam. This score was created by Nancy Stark-Smith, a founder of the Contact Improv form, over her 38 years of exploration and teaching.

It is an organic and careful way to practice a Contact Improvisation Jam and to connect with a particular attention to oneself, others and the space. It is a safe way to travel through the various states and stages that we experience in the conduct of a jam, full of listening, permission and respect.

The Underscore will be danced simultaneously by groups of dancers all around the world. This event is 10 years old this year. Thirty cities participate in this celebration of the solstice. What is a better way to celebrate this transition than doing something you love (dance!) simultaneously with other people all around the world?! For this reason, the time of our appointment is immutable and we ask everyone to arrive early. Note that some cities even dance between 2am and 6am to be connected with all …

We therefore gather at 8:30 in the morning, near the Felix Leclerc statue, in the Parc Lafontaine, to receive final instructions before starting. This jam is free!

If the weather is against us, we will meet in a studio, with same schedule. We will notify you of the change if necessary, within 24 hours preceding the event. In this case, you will be invited to make a donation adjusted to your budget, to cover studio fees.

The score is simple, but you need to know it to join the group.
For this reason, a theory sharing session of the UnderScore followed by a jam-practice will be held Thursday, June 17 at Studio Fleur AsphaltE from 6 to 10 pm (6847 St-Hubert) . Please bring you notebook and pen, as well as your dancewear/kneepads and your bottle of water.

If you already know the score, join us anyway for a revision! The more you control the score, the more the jam is pleasant, the less the dance is intellectual.

This event replaces the usual focus jam on Thursday. There will be no fixed price. You are invited to give a donation for the coaching and facilitation (suggested: $5/$10/$15/$20 depending on your budget). Nobody will be refused for inability to pay.

So, come join us Thursday evening June 17 and Saturday morning June 19!

In summary:
 Theoretical and practical sessions:
Thursday, June 17, 6 to 10 pm
Studio Fleur d’Asphalte: 6847 St-Hubert, between Belanger and St. Zotique (Beaubien and Jean-Talon metros)
Donation $0 to $20 depending on your budget.
 Summer Solstice Global Underscore:
Saturday, June 19, 8:30am to 1pm
Parc Lafontaine, near the Félix Leclerc statue
Free admission
(In case of rain, you will be informed on the ACI website: http://contactimpro.org, donation for studio fees)

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