About Atlanta Contact Improv
Contact Improvisation first came to Atlanta in 1984 and 1985, via former Atlantan Robin Feld and New York dancer Charles Dennis. Atlanta dancers who gravitated to the form began jamming together and meeting for workshops shortly after that. Atlanta hosted Contact co-founder Nancy Stark Smith for a weekend workshop in 1993. Regular Contact jams have come and gone through the years in Atlanta. The current jam started in the summer of 2005 and has met fairly consistently ever since.
We move around to different jam spaces from time to time and occasionally change our schedule. In order to find out where we're meeting each time, you can join our e-mail list.
We always offer a skills-building/warm-up session for the first half-hour of each jam. We periodically host guest teachers who teach for longer periods at the beginning of a jam, and occasionally we have live music by non-traditional percussionist Klimchak, who has a long history of playing and composing music for dance choreography and improvisation.
In the summers of 2006 and 2007 we hosted a weekend Southeast Contact Jam here in Atlanta, and we may do so again. There are other multi-day jams around the Southeast which we regularly publicize in our e-mails.