Saturday, 7 October 2017

@TGJ October newsletter



Dear Jammers,

As some of you may be aware, we (Laura Gonzalez and Penny Chivas) recently made the decision to step away from directing the work of @TheGlasgowJam.  We would like to publicly thank everyone who has supported us during these years, Four for Penny and two for Laura. We would also like to offer our appreciation to Monika Smekot and Nina Enemark who are stepping in and up to guide the direction of @TheGlasgowJam from January 2018. Whilst there will be time over the next few months to both celebrate the achievements of @TGJ and welcome in this change of dancing hands, we make this public now so that 2018 can begin to be shaped and directed by these two capable dancers. Stay tuned!

This month, we had a fantastic 3-day workshop with the internationally renowned theatre maker, mover and all round wonderful practitioner Nicolas Nuñez from Mexico. Those of us who were there know how life changing it was and we hope to work with him again sometime. We also opened Dominic Snyder's exhibition at the Glad Café (continuing throughout October, see attached flyer). Dom is the artist behind the @TGJ. We STILL have our jams planned until December, with a couple of special events!

Next jam is with Nina. Her class andjam will be part of the programme of events for Luminate Festival, Scotland's active ageing festival. To welcome newcomers to the form, this session will feature a longer class of 1.5 hours and a slightly shorter jam. See more information here: http://www.luminatescotland.org/events/theglasgowjam-class-and-jam


More jams follow below, including Penny's LAST jam as co-director of @TheGlasgowJam (yes, it really has been four years!), as well as our special @TGJ in Greenock at the Beacon!

Hope to dance and see you soon,

Penny and Laura xx



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)

November
CLASS Sunday 19 November ---12-1pm---Monika Smekot--- CCA Clubroom--- £12
JAM: Sunday 19 October ---1-3.30pm --- Monika Smekot --- CCA Clubroom --- £7 (free with class)

SPECIAL CLASS in partnership with the BEACON ARTS CENTRE: Saturday 25 November ---12-1pm --- Penny Chivas--- ***BEACON ARTS CENTRE (Lindsey Wood room)***--- £12


SPECIAL JAM in partnership with the BEACON ARTS CENTRE: Saturday 25 November ---1-3.30pm --- Penny Chivas--- ***BEACON ARTS CENTRE (Lindsey Wood room)*** --- £7 (free with class)


December
CLASS Sunday 17 November ---12-1pm---Penny Chivas--- CCA Clubroom--- £12
JAM: Sunday 17 October ---1-3.30pm --- Penny Chivas --- CCA Clubroom --- £7 (free with class)




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


Edinburgh Jams
https://www.facebook.com/Contact.Edinburgh/
https://edinburghjam.wordpress.com/#calendar


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Friday, 1 September 2017

@TGJ September newsletter


Dear Jammers,

Did you have a good summer? We have! Things have been quiet on the jamming front but Penny has been performing in Edinburgh with Lyra’s Lone Wolf. The reviews have been amazing! Laura has been traveling around Europe all summer and we are both ready to start our jams again.

This newsletter is to remind you of all the lovely goodies we have prepared for you this Autumn. This will beat the summer blues!

Penny will be leading the class in London on the 16th September. If you are around do drop in to dance with her!

Our @TGJ jams resume on Sunday 17 September with the wonderful Niamh O'Loughlin. We are so delighted to welcome her as a facilitator (she already is one of our regular jammers). Niamh is currently a student at the Space in Dundee and she will share learnings from her dance training in the CI class. What a treat!

The full programme, till December, is here: http://theglasgowjam.blogspot.co.uk/p/jam-calendar.html

There are only a very small number of places available for our Nicolás Nuñez workshop, ‘The Sacred Art of Acting’ (see flyer below). If you want to come don’t delay booking!

We are in full preparation for Dominic Snyder’s exhibition ‘Jam’ at the Glad Café in October. Below is an invitation to the show and the opening party. 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. We will have 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!

See you at the jam 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 --- £150.





Jam
an exhibition by Dominic Snyder
Glad Cafe, October 2017




'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 --- Niamh O'Loughlin --- CCA Clubroom--- £12
JAM: Sunday 17 September ---1-3.30pm --- Niamh O'Loughlin --- 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)



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

Friday, 25 August 2017

Jam – an exhibition of works by Dominic Snyder


We would like to invite you to celebrate Dominic's work (who designed our beautiful logo) on 5 October at 6pm at the Glad Café. If you cannot make it then, pop over any day until the 29th to see his work and, maybe, buy one of his prints or one of our new red t-shirts!


The work for this exhibition at the Glad Café stems initially from an intense and sustained period of exploratory and experimental drawing in a context of dance and movement. This grew through collaborative work with contemporary dancer Penny Chivas, working under the name of The Snyver Project. Together they identified a common interest in their work and found ways to share and merge the kinaesthetic dialogue of their respective creative practices. Over a period of some four to five years they have jointly created many live performances fusing together the processes of Chivas’s dance and movement with Snyder’s drawings, and developments in print and sculpture. These have been presented at venues including Peacock Visual Arts Aberdeen, the CCA Glasgow, The Glasgow Print Studio and a Conflux event at Summerhall Edinburgh.

Chivas introduced Snyder to the activities of Glasgow’s Contact Improvisation Community, @TheGlasgowJam. This created opportunities for further drawing in response to live movement, with realisations and methods of how to try and make some sense across the two activities. Snyder has collaborated and worked with @TGJ through leading workshops in drawing movement. He also participated in the New Jammers programme, run by @TGJ and funded by Creative Scotland, which trained contact improvisation facilitators. He designed the logo for @TGJ, now widely familiar with Glasgow’s contact improvisation community and worn by many on printed t-shirts. A new edition of these, in red, will be on display and available throughout this exhibition.

The works on display cover a wide period and range, carried out in a variety of media; drawings, prints, paintings, sculpture and some digital works. They are a celebration of what has been a very fertile creative period and Snyder welcomes the opportunity to display them at the Glad Café.

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