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ABOUT FESTIVAL

Warsaw CI Flow is a festival that has been developing and evolving under the influence of trends shaping the Contact Improvisation technique over the last 10 years. The next three editions of the festival will create a space for exploring the technique of contact improvisation, as a cultural and social phenomenon. When building the festival program, we think holistically to create space for research of interweaving trends, practices and various dimensions of CI. We perceive contact improvisations as a comprehensive phenomenon, that as a communication system becomes a tool of self-discovery and change at the level of perception. We strive to create space for research and experiment, both in the area of CI technique itself and in a broader context.

And so it was on the previous, 10th edition:

ABOUT FESTIVAL

Warsaw CI Flow is a festival that has been developing and evolving under the influence of trends shaping the Contact Improvisation technique over the last 10 years. The next three editions of the festival will create a space for exploring the technique of contact improvisation, as a cultural and social phenomenon. When building the festival program, we think holistically to create space for research of interweaving trends, practices and various dimensions of CI. We perceive contact improvisations as a comprehensive phenomenon, that as a communication system becomes a tool of self-discovery and change at the level of perception. We strive to create space for research and experiment, both in the area of CI technique itself and in a broader context.

And so it was on the previous, 10th edition:

ABOUT THIS YEAR'S EDITION

The 11th edition of the festival is organized in the atmosphere of aroused sensitivity and readiness, which is a consequence of uncertainty and constant change. Despite the extraordinary time and in response to the need for finding new communication channels, we try to create an opportunity to dance, regardless of the difficulties caused by the global pandemic. Through a multilayered, free exploration of movement and creativity, we strive to create a space for research and practice. While working on our adaptability and responsiveness, we will listen to our intuition and look for internal strength and creativity. 

We will be extremely happy if you reach us in person, however, we also invite you to participate online. Following the dynamically developing new trends and in order to reach those who will not be able to reach us, the festival program is expanded to include activities in the Internet space. Not wanting to lose the essence of CI and trying to enable practice, we invite you to participate in online activities in duets, trios and groups.

The number of festival participants will be limited in order to maintain safety and because of the introduced regulations. We will ensure the highest possible level of safety in the practice space, but we believe in a sense of solidarity and responsibility for each other. We will have a choice and a chance to dance solo and duo, maybe in small or bigger groups, outside and inside. Together we will consider what we need to feel safe when practising and how to use CI resources in the current situation.

This festival is open to all levels of experience. We strive to be as inclusive as possible and will make every attempt to accommodate those who approach us with accessibility needs.

ABOUT THIS YEAR'S EDITION

The 11th edition of the festival is organized in the atmosphere of aroused sensitivity and readiness, which is a consequence of uncertainty and constant change. Despite the extraordinary time and in response to the need for finding new communication channels, we try to create an opportunity to dance, regardless of the difficulties caused by the global pandemic. Through a multilayered, free exploration of movement and creativity, we strive to create a space for research and practice. While working on our adaptability and responsiveness, we will listen to our intuition and look for internal strength and creativity. 

We will be extremely happy if you reach us in person, however, we also invite you to participate online. Following the dynamically developing new trends and in order to reach those who will not be able to reach us, the festival program is expanded to include activities in the Internet space. Not wanting to lose the essence of CI and trying to enable practice, we invite you to participate in online activities in duets, trios and groups.

The number of festival participants will be limited in order to maintain safety and because of the introduced regulations. We will ensure the highest possible level of safety in the practice space, but we believe in a sense of solidarity and responsibility for each other. We will have a choice and a chance to dance solo and duo, maybe in small or bigger groups, outside and inside. Together we will consider what we need to feel safe when practising and how to use CI resources in the current situation.

This festival is open to all levels of experience. We strive to be as inclusive as possible and will make every attempt to accommodate those who approach us with accessibility needs.

PROGRAM INCLUDES:

Morning contact improvisation workshops for a closed group of participants at various levels of advancement.

Classes for people of all levels with the possibility of joining one workshop.

A path focused on exploration and study of the performative and compositional aspect of the CI. Open to anyone interested in the artistic dimension of KI, addressed in particular to people professionally involved in performance practice.

Open to the public work-sharing, ending Composition Laboratory.

Evening jams on various topics: focused, live music, as well as performance jam.

Time and space to study, follow curiosity and expand borders. Open space remains at the participants' disposal.

Space where you can find books, publications and magazines about CI.

Do you have interesting materials? A book or an article? Maybe you write about KI yourself and would like to share your work with others? Please send or bring your materials with you to the festival.

During film screenings we will present artistic films and archival materials, documenting the history of CI.

During the talks, we will place our practice in a theoretical context. We will reflect on the questions that intrigue us. Teachers, theorists and practitioners will tell us about their research in the IC.

The festival has been programmed thinking about those who will not be able to be with us in Warsaw. Some of our events and workshops will be available and adapted to enable you to practice in duo, trio and groups from anywhere in the world.

PROGRAM INCLUDES:

Morning contact improvisation workshops for a closed group of participants at various levels of advancement.

Classes for people of all levels with the possibility of joining one workshop.

A path focused on exploration and study of the performative and compositional aspect of the CI. Open to anyone interested in the artistic dimension of KI, addressed in particular to people professionally involved in performance practice.

Open to the public work-sharing, ending Composition Laboratory.

Evening jams on various topics: focused, live music, as well as performance jam.

Time and space to study, follow curiosity and expand borders. Open space remains at the participants' disposal.

Space where you can find books, publications and magazines about CI.

Do you have interesting materials? A book or an article? Maybe you write about KI yourself and would like to share your work with others? Please send or bring your materials with you to the festival.

During film screenings we will present artistic films and archival materials, documenting the history of CI.

During the talks, we will place our practice in a theoretical context. We will reflect on the questions that intrigue us. Teachers, theorists and practitioners will tell us about their research in the IC.

The festival has been programmed thinking about those who will not be able to be with us in Warsaw. Some of our events and workshops will be available and adapted to enable you to practice in duo, trio and groups from anywhere in the world.