Wednesday, 19 July 2017

@TGJ July newsletter

Dear Jammers,

We know … We never keep a regular time for the newsletter. We are improvisers and love surprises! We hope you do too because this newsletter is full of them.

After our wonderful and well attended (if a little controversial) Global Underscore led by Penny on 24 June, @TGJ has gone on a bit of a jamming break. We are not idle, though, and we are working backstage getting opportunities ready for you for this Autumn. Our jams resume on Sunday 17 September with the wonderful Skye Reynolds. The full programme, till December, is here: http://theglasgowjam.blogspot.co.uk/p/jam-calendar.html

We are delighted, honoured and humbled to be hosting Nicolás Nuñez, an international and world leading theatre and movement practitioner (see flyer below). He will be working with us on a weekend intensive for 3 days. Tickets are going fast and the early bird booking closes on 1 August. Get your place soon! We have made it very affordable (£130!) and the group is small so you can make the most of your time with such an eminent practitioner. Not to be missed!

In October, we are delighted to be hosting Dominic Snyder’s exhibition ‘Jam’ at the Glad Café in Glasgow. There is some more information below (as well as a beautiful preview picture). Keep your eyes peeled for details of the private view. Dominic is the artist who drew our logo and, yes, you’ve guessed it, we will be unveiling a new colour of t-shirts at the opening. These will be a limited edition so make sure you get yours!

Last, we are over the moon to be hosting a class and jam at the Beacon Arts Centre in November, thanks to our wonderful friend and dancer Gail Sneddon. Penny and Laura will lead a one hour class followed by a jam on Saturday 25 November in one of the most beautiful dancing spaces in the whole of Scotland. Make sure you put it in your diary. Don’t say we did not give you notice!

We told you, we like surprises. See you in September, if not before!

Penny and Laura xx


SPECIAL WORKSHOP with NICOLAS NUÑEZ

Friday 29 September---6-9pm / Saturday 30 September---10-5pm / Sunday 1 October---10.30-5pm --- KPC --- £130 (Early bird before 1 August) / £150.




Jaman exhibition by Dominic Snyder


'Jam' is derived from engagement with @TheGlasgowJam, Glasgow’s hub for contact improvisation. It is the result of an interest in drawing within a context of live dance and movement. The work represents an intense and sustained period of exploratory and experimental drawing as well as subsequent developments from these drawings in a variety of media.


@TGJ jams


SEPTEMBER
CLASS: Sunday 17 September ---12-1pm --- Skye Reynolds --- CCA Clubroom--- £12
JAM: Sunday 17 September ---1-3.30pm --- Skye Reynolds --- CCA Clubroom --- £7 (free with class)


OCTOBER
CLASS: Sunday 15 October ---12-1pm --- Nina Enemark --- CCA Clubroom--- £12

JAM: Sunday 15 October ---1-3.30pm --- Nina Enemark --- CCA Clubroom --- £7 (free with class), 4-7.30 --- Penny Chivas --- KPC --- £10



Other movement and dance in Glasgow
Dance House Glasgow, our partner organisation, offer a variety of dance classes http://www.dancehouse.org/


Edinburgh Jams


London Contact Improvisation

Thursday, 8 June 2017

The Sacred Art of Acting with Nicolás Nuñez

World renowned Nicolás Nuñez wiull be in Glasgow at the end of September and we are hosting a 3 day workshop with him. Bookings are open and there are only a few places!



Monday, 8 May 2017

@TGJ May newsletter


Dear Jammers, 

Yes, yes, yes … We are a little bit late with our newsletter this month but we have good reasons!
On Saturday 6 May, we hosted Robert Anderson, who delivered a sold out class as part of Dance International Glasgow. This was jamming at its best: fun, warm, creative and a little crazy. Thank you Robert for sharing your vast knowledge with @TGJ !

Our next jam is on Sunday 14 May and Mark Rietema will be leading a class 12-1 at the CCA Theatre, followed by a jam till 3.30pm. Mark was with us at the last DIG so some of you had a chance to already experience his wonderful CI and Mind Body Centering skills. Don’t miss it!

DIG is still in full swing until 21 May. Our director Penny Chivas and @TGJ facilitators Sara Bizzoca and Jer Reidpremiered Decline on Tuesday 25 April. Congratulations on a wonderful piece! They will be touring Italy very soon.

There is still lots coming up, some of which we are still holding back on till the next newsletter (we need to keep you excited for the summer!). We are hosting a modified jam score for the Global Underscore. Last year’s was very well attended and such fun. We will catch the opening and closing small dances with everyone else around the world and we will also highlight some of the key themes of the underscore. Save the date: Saturday 24 June, 4-7.30pm at KPC, only £10!

That’s enough for May from us, but keep tuned for some big news in June. You won’t be disappointed!

Below are our next jams in Glasgow, links to other dance classes in Glasgow as well as jams in Edinburgh and London. The days are longer now, which means more time and energy for dancing. Come and move with us!

Penny and Laura xx

MAY

CLASS: Sunday 14 May ---12-1pm --- Mark Rietema --- CCA Theatre --- £12
JAM: Sunday 14 May ---1-3.30pm --- Mark Rietema --- CCA Theatre --- £7 (free with class)

JAM: Friday 26 May --- 6-9.30pm --- Laura Gonzalez --- KPC --- £7

JUNE

CLASS: Sunday 18 June ---12-1pm --- Penny Chivas --- CCA Clubroom --- £12
JAM: Sunday 18 June ---1-3.30pm --- Penny Chivas --- CCA Clubroom --- £7 (free with class)

MODIFIED GLOBAL UNDERSCORE: Saturday 24 June, 4-7.30 --- Penny Chivas --- KPC --- £10

Other movement and dance in Glasgow
Dance House Glasgow, our partner organisation, offer a variety of dance classes http://www.dancehouse.org/

Edinburgh Jams

Christine Devaney’s Out of Class jam at Dancebase in Edinburgh
Sunday 14 May: 11-1pm,Studio 1
Sunday 25 June: 11-1pm, Studio 

London Contact Improvisation

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

@TGJ April 2017 newsletter

Dear Jammers,

So much exciting stuff to announce! Right, we are cutting to the chase.

Our Dance International Glasgow jam with special guest Robert Anderson is ready to book here: http://www.tramway.org/events/pages/event-details.aspx?EventId=c524e9ea-ff91-4141-942c- It will take place at the Tramway Studio on Saturday 6 May from 11am to 2.30pm. We could not be more excited to have Robert lead a 1 hour class into the jam. He is a very experienced and fun teacher and everyone is welcome, regardless of experience.

Our very own director Penny Chivas and @TGJ facilitators Sara Bizzoca and Jer Reid are showing Decline as part of DIG on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 April at 6.30pm. This is a fabulous chance to see where improvisation techniques lead and to experience a really interesting dance work. Book here: http://www.tramway.org/events/pages/event-details.aspx?EventId=66319c30-c7cf-469f-99ce-a73900e4886d

We changed our June programme around a little to accommodate a modified jan score for the Global Underscore. Last year’s was very well attended and such fun. We will catch the opening and closing small dances with everyone else around the world and we will also highlight some of the key themes of the underscore. Save the date: Saturday 24 June, 4-7.30pm at KPC, only £10!

In May, we are hosting our LONDON month, with Robert Anderson for our DIG Jam and Mark Rietema leading our class and jam on the 26. We are lucky to have such teachers come to Glasgow!

And there is more in the pipeline, a lot more … But we have to leave something for our next newsletter, right?

Below are our next jams in Glasgow, links to other dance classes in Glasgow as well as jams in Edinburgh and London. Nature is opening up for Spring. Come and open your body with us!

Penny and Laura xx


APRIL

JAM: Friday 7 April --- 6-9.30pm --- Penny Chivas --- KPC --- £7

MAY–LONDON MONTH!

DANCE INTERNATIONAL GLASGOW JAM: Saturday 6 May, --- 11am–2.30pm --- Robert Anderson --- Tramway Studio --- £10/£8 | Online transaction fee £1/Phone transaction fee £1.50. Book here: http://www.tramway.org/events/pages/event-details.aspx?EventId=c524e9ea-ff91-4141-942c-

CLASS: Sunday 14 May ---12-1pm --- Mark Rietema --- CCA Theatre --- £12
JAM: Sunday 14 May ---1-3.30pm --- Mark Rietema --- CCA Theatre --- £7 (free with class)

JAM: Friday 26 May --- 6-9.30pm --- Laura Gonzalez --- KPC --- £7


Other movement and dance in Glasgow
Dance House Glasgow, our partner organisation, offer a variety of dance classes http://www.dancehouse.org/

and

Paul Michael Henry is running monthly Butoh workshops called The Dreaming Body at the CCA. Newcomers welcome: https://www.paulmichaelhenry.com/workshops/

Edinburgh Jams

Christine Devaney’s Out of Class jam at Dancebase in Edinburgh
Sunday 30 April: 2-4pm, Studio 1
Sunday 14 May: 11-1pm,Studio 1
Sunday 25 June: 11-1pm, Studio

London Contact Improvisation

Thursday, 2 March 2017

@TGJ March newsletter


Dear Jammers,

Can you feel spring is finally near? Nature is beginning to open and now is the time to awaken every cell in your body by moving it!

Laura started her new job at the Conservatoire and is organising a symposium on self-care for performers at Glasgow University of the 5 March. An interesting topic close to contact improvisation too. How do you take care of yourself in your daily life? @TGJ, we move mindfully, of course. It works!

February jams were led by our very own Penny Chivas and her collaborator Sara Bizzoca from Italy. Such a joy to get to share their explorations.

And yes, you guessed it, we are planning a jam as part of Dance International Glasgow. We even have more amazing news: Robert Anderson from London Contact Improvisation will be facilitating it! We are so lucky! Save the date: Saturday 6th May, 11am–2.30pm at Tramway. Watch this space for more details.

Adam Benjamin, founder of Candoco and well-respected improviser will be leading an International Integrated Dance Summer Intensive at Plymouth dance. Treat yourself! Details are on this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-summer-intensive-with-adam-benjamin-tickets-31932924236

Remember our friends in Edinburgh are also hosting fantastic workshops in March with Alicia Grayson. We have attached a flyer with the programme. Book soon as places are going fast!



Below are our jams in Glasgow, links to other dance classes in Glasgow as well as jams in Edinburgh. Lots going on; make sure you are part of it!

Penny and Laura xx


MARCH

JAM: Friday 10 March --- 6-9.30pm --- Kai Wen Chen --- KPC --- £7

CLASS: Sunday 26 March ---12-1pm --- Saffy Setohy --- CCA Clubroom --- £12
JAM: Sunday 26 March ---1-3.30pm --- Saffy Setohy --- CCA Clubroom --- £7 (free with class)

APRIL (one Jam only due to Dance International Glasgow)

JAM: Friday 7 April --- 6-9.30pm --- Kieran Shannon --- KPC --- £7


Other movement and dance in Glasgow
Dance House Glasgow, our partner organisation, offer a variety of dance classes http://www.dancehouse.org/

and

Paul Michael Henry is running monthly Butoh workshops called The Dreaming Body at the CCA. Newcomers welcome: https://www.paulmichaelhenry.com/workshops/

Edinburgh Jams

London Contact Improvisation

Friday, 10 February 2017

@TGJ February Newsletter


Dear Jammers,

Well, 2017 has well and truly started... and ah... what a better thing to do these days than to dance and feel part of a community of diverse people. Bring some warmth and joy to these days!

I am up to Aberdeen this Sunday the 5th of February to teach a CI workshop into a jam, hosted by Citymoves. If you are up that way, please do come and join in!

Also, later in February we have a guest facilitator from Italy -Sara Bizzoca! Some of you will remember Sara from a jam she led for us last year as well.

Our friends in Edinburgh are also hosting a fantastic workshop in March as well. Please see attached flyer. The time promises to be a rich one with work drawing upon Authentic Movement, as well as a day of FLYING for experienced movers.

Below are our jams in Glasgow, links to other dance classes in Glasgow as well as jams in Edinburgh.

Penny and Laura xx


FEBRUARY

CLASS: Sunday 12 February ---12-1pm --- Penny Chivas --- CCA Theatre --- £12
JAM: Sunday 12 February ---1-3.30pm --- Penny Chivas --- CCA Theatre --- £7(free with class)

JAM: Friday 24 February --- 6-9.30pm --- Sara Bizzoca --- KPC --- £7

MARCH


JAM: Friday 10 March --- 6-9.30pm --- Kai Wen Chen --- KPC --- £7 

CLASS: Sunday 26 March ---12-1pm --- Saffy Setohy --- CCA Clubroom --- £12
JAM: Sunday 26 March ---1-3.30pm --- Saffy Setohy --- CCA Clubroom --- £7 (free with class)


Other movement and dance in Glasgow;
http://www.dancehouse.org/ (our partnership organisation!)
and
Butoh with Paul Henry

Edinburgh Jams



Saturday, 21 January 2017

What is Contact Improvisation?

If you have never done Contact Improvisation, you can get the feeling of what it is through this beautiful video our regular jammer Kieran Shannon put together. Rigour, awareness, presence, play and lots of fun!

video