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ContactFestival : ContactFestival Gttingen: Contactimprovisation dancefestival in Göttingen for dance, contactimpro, improvisation. Tanzfestival für kontaktimprovisation und Contemporary Dance.

 Contact Festival - Contact meets Contemporary  
 - in Goettingen, Germany


A Contact Festival where Contact Improvisation meets Contemporary Dance


Dear dancing ones,


we hope to have the next edition of this wonderful festival in summer 2023!

Your cmc Team



The Intensives 2020 are with:

Heike Pourian (Germany)
Relating to the political legacy of CI

Nina Wehnert (Germany)
Space, Volume & Elasticity - Body-Mind Centering® into dancing

Sandra Hanschitz (Austria)
Fall int(w)o

For private reasons Yaniv Mintzer, who was supposed to teach an intensive, had to cancel. We'll miss him, but we are also very happy to have Sandra Hanschitz stepping in!


 Registration is already OPEN ... and the Corona Virus situation

If there is any responsible way to hold our festival we'd like to do so.  Midterm planing is impossible for most of us right now - we don't know what's going to happen but we hope for the best. So we want to keep things open for as long as possible and hope that meeting, connecting and dancing will be possible again not too long ahead.

We keep the registration open. But please only register and do not send any deposit yet. We will decide latest end of May if CmC can happen this year. We keep you updated...


Embodiment and Improvisation as a base for cultural change

We love the light hearted & minded spirit that has been developed on this festival within the last 11 years. We want to continue our dedication for focussed movement-research and improvised dancing within the frame of Contact Improvisation and related contemporary dance forms.

cmc wants to acknowledge the dramatic challenges that are about to change our lives through climate change. We believe that somatic practices, which support embodiment and calmness, will be a key for the necesarry cultural change and so is the general ability to improvise, to compose together with what we have, consciously and intuitively.

We want to dive into our familiar practices through classes that offer CI-skills, contemporary dance techniques, somatic approaches and improvisational tools. Many formats will suport a mode of more self directed research. Our beloved interactive lectures will feed the mind with new perspectives. And in the Jams we will celebrate the dance together. Within all that we'd like to include an awareness that we are connected to a world, that needs our somatic and improvisational knowledge.

As usual cosy corners support the needs to rest. Organic food from our fabulous cook Lorén will nurture us physically. A park and a public ecological pool closeby add a summer feeling to our festival.

A team of around 25 international teachers will support and inspire this festival.

Our musician: Nathaniel Damon (USA/ Germany)

Some deeper insights into the idea and history of the festival you can
find in the online edition of contact quarterly:

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Your festival team
Jörg Hassmann, Daniel Werner, Gabi Neumann and Nadja Schwarzenbach

The festival is designed for people who feel rather familiar with CI or Contemporary Dance.


The content of this website is partly from 2019, we are in the process of updating!



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