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Summary of various discussions, labs and research of past Teachers Meetings of the contactfestival freiburg from 2005 to 2013.
2019.05.12

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CONTENTS
PREFACE 

FESTIVAL RELATED
STUDY LABs
What is a study lab? 
How do I propose a study lab? 
How do I facilitate a study lab? 
ONE2ONE-SESSION
What is a one2one session? 
What do we want to create in these 2 hours? 
How do we try to create this? 
Notes for teachers: 
INTEGRATION
Things to consider: 
Things we can do: 
LANGUAGE GROUPS  INFORMATION FOR THE TEACHERS 2011! 
Monday 
Tuesday 
LANGUAGE GROUP INFORMATION FOR THE TEACHERS 2012! 
One2One 
Dance Dates 
Contact Improvisation Performance Night - Saturday 20:00 –21:30 
Spontaneous Performance 
FLOWers- supporting group 
Bodywork 
Study labs - research Labs 
Jamming 
Market place 
JAM INFORMATION 

TEACHING RELATED
TEACHING A LARGE GROUP IN THE BIG HALL! 
THE ROLE OF ASSITANT TEACHING: 
Possibilities to assist: 
Important for the teacher before class: 
In class: 
TEACHING CI 
Your role as teacher 
HOW DO I TEACH MY OWN STYLE OF DANCING? 
EMERGENCY GUIDLINES FOR TEACHERS AT THE FESTIVAL
Staying with the injured person (assistant?) 
Sending somebody to get ice packs or spray 
Sending somebody to get one of the organizers 
Sending somebody to call the ambulance 
Let them know that somebody will take care (1-2 people) and send them away from the injured person 
Take a break with the class or depending on the injury - go on with the class 
Ask that person to smile (she will not be able to do so) 
Ask that person to speak a simple sentence (like for example: „it is very nice today.“) 
Ask that person to lift both arms (he will not be able to do both, maybe part of it) 
Ask that person to protrude the tongue (if the tongue is curled, or winding from one side to the other it is a sign for a stroke) 
TEACHING NON-TEACHING
Some practices and choreographers mentioned: 
People shared interest in: 
Philosophy: 
How do we structure classes? 
Teachers: 
Learning Outside of Jams: 
More Strategies 
More of what CI teachers teach: 
Then we agreed upon a short CDP score: 
WHAT DO I REALLY TEACH WHEN I TEACH CI? 

JAM RELATED
JAM DISCUSSION
Music: 
Non-music jams/general jams: 
TEH REALITIES OF A JAM & HOW TO SURVIVE
Points of reference: 
JAM DISCUSSION
When do we need to make a setting, to support focus… - what do we need to consider? 
How to communicate? 
General in Jams: 
Open jam (means jam with no restriction?) 
Focused jam 
Music and jamming 
GENERAL JAM INFO FOR TEACHERS
Jam hosts 
Music 
Interference - strategies to help create the best possible environment: 
Focused jam: 
Beginner’s score/secret score 
JAM IMFORMATION
Information for teachers to convey at the Tuesday Info Group (2012) 
Tuesday info groups’ transition: score into jam 
General Jam Information for Teachers (2012): 
FACILITATINF JAMS #1 
FACILITATING JAMS #2 
One small group: 
Sharing in the big group of all teachers: 
FACILITATING JAMS #3 

WORK & STUDIES
IINGREDIENTS OF CI /CORE PROPOSITION
AGING BODIES IN CI 
Upcoming topics: 
Following structure: 
Experiences / Insights / New + Recycled topics: 
IMPROVISING CONTACT IMPROVISATION
SCORES
1. What is a score? 
2. Catagories of scores 
3. Scores in performance 
4. Scores for teaching 
5. Beginner’s scores 
THEORY AND PRACTICE
Notes from my discussion groups: 
Notes from the big group: 
Books and Articles: 
CONTINOUS FALLING AND FLYING
BREATH & INNER AND OUTER - WHAT ABOUT THE? 
TOUCH
STRANGE EXCERCISES
Dancing and singing (i.e. opera) 
Opposites: 
Systemical Groups: 
More/less: 
Partners body is landscape: 
CI IN PERFORMANCE – RESET 
Appearing questions: 
OPEN LAB
FIGHTING
NOTES ON 10 x 5 
First Session - Friday 
Second Session – Saturday 
MULTITASKING AND SUBTEXTS
FASCIA
CONTACT IMPROVISATION IN THE WATER
HOW WE HAVE CHANGE WITH CONTACT - our history, development and how it informs our dancing now in a jam NOTES 10 x 5
Sunday 4th, 2013
Monday 5th, 2013 

LISTS OF THEMES AND TOPICS
TRIED'N TRUE
Disorientation 
Short phrases that define principles: 
Blind excercises 
Transitions between exercises(how to end one thing and begin next) 
Opening the Jam (for individuals coming in to duets and other dances) 
Highlighting the difference between pushing and giving weight 
Falling into the space behind your head 
The full list of Tried’n True topics 
THEMES OF INTEREST IN THE TM 
TEACHER MEETING THEMES 
FUL LIST OF LAB IDEA AT THE TM 2011 
FUL LIST OF LAB IDEA AT THE TM 2012 
LABS THAT HAPPEND AT THE TM 2013 
Imagination 
Peripheral Intelligence in CI 
Birth of Momentum 

 

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