CIGR 2018 registration information

CIGR is a unique opportunity for a residential in-depth practice of the form with a concentrated number of experienced practitioners. Our intention is to use this common language to research different areas of our expertise as dancers, body-workers, teachers, humans, citizens… Contact Improvisation, in this “Ground Research”, is not the answer to any question that we may ask: it is our way of communicating together to refine our inquiries.

We would love to have you submit a short application to Thank you for considering being a part of this exciting research!


CIGR Residency (March 18-22)

$280 per person for 4 nights of residency; Only fulltime residency payment accepted.

Part of the intention of CI Ground Research is to integrate deep inquiry and investigation of Contact Improvisation into the Spring Equinox Jam for the benefit of our larger Jam community. To this end, Earthdance is offering a greatly reduced price to CIGR participants for the Spring Equinox Jam. While this is optional, we highly encourage CIGR participants to register for the jam.

Spring Equinox Jam (March 15-18)

$195 discounted rate for Spring Equinox Jam.

Accepted CIGR participants pay this fee directly through the Earthdance registration process.

Only fulltime Jam payment accepted.

Please send a concise response to the following questions.

  • Your reasons for wanting to participate in CIGR 2018.
  • A description of your previous experience and skill level with contact improvisation, dance, performance, improvisation, and teaching. Please include major influences and years/intensity of practice.

Please also include: a bio, one reference of a colleague or teacher, a photograph, and any links to websites and/or videos of your dancing.

Along with your application, please send a $75 deposit (fully refundable if you are not accepted) either by Paypal or check.

Paypal instructions:

Log into your account, click on “pay or send money” for “friends and family”, and send $75 deposit to:

(If you send your deposit via “goods and services”, there is an additional charge from Paypal to CIGR, which will be included in your remaining balance.)

Or send a check made out to:

Aaron Brando
142 North Street

Northampton, MA 01060
Space will be limited and this event has a history of filling up early.
Feel free to forward this invitation to other skilled dancers who would be a benefit to CIGR. We are always interested in expanding our research community!

Hope to see you on that warm, soft, exquisite Earthdance maple floor this Spring!