Contact improvisation dance festivals are popping up everywhere these days. There's always a warm community feeling and there are many who go from one contact improvisation (also known as contact improv, impro or CI) event to the next.

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Of course, you might be wondering, what is a contact improvisation dance festival anyway?

Contact Improvisation in 2021



January

To be confirmed: Winter Snowboard & Contact Festival

31-31 January 2021 | Slavsko, Ukraine

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… Winter Snowboard & Contact Festival organizers say: “Hey, contact dancer! We are going to meet in a cozy ...

February

Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement Festival

20-27 February 2021 | Derry, Northern Ireland

Although for 2021 their main website does not have any dates yet, here we see that they are aiming for 20-27 February and their Instagram page also states February as the upcoming date. The Echo Echo ...

April

To be confirmed: Madrid Contact Improvisation Festival

30-30 April 2021 | Madrid, Spain

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… The Madrid Contact Improvisation Festival organizers say: “We will work with strategies — mundane and magic — to ...

Wroclaw Contact Improvisation Festival

30 April-4 May 2021 | Wrocław, Poland

Wroclaw Contact Improvisation Festival is one of the leading contact improvisation festivals in Poland. The organizers say: “The festival, which has been taking place in Wrocław since 2010, has ...

May

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To be confirmed: Berlin Contact Improv Festival

31-31 May 2021 | Berlin, Germany

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… The festival organisers say: “We warmly invite you to the Contact Improvisation Festival in Berlin! This unique and w ...

To be confirmed: Berner Contact Improvisation Jam

31-31 May 2021 | Berne, Switzerland

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… The 2020’s event has been postponed to 2021 but we don’t have the exact dates yet. The Berne Bejam organizers s ...

To be confirmed: Moving Life Contact Improvisation Festival

31-31 May 2021 | Allgäu, Germany

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… The organizers say: “Listen to your inner movements and expand. Workshops in Yoga, Contact Improvisation, Bodywork &a ...

To be confirmed: Ukraine Contact Improvisation Festival (Dancefulness)

31-31 May 2021 | Kiev, Ukraine

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… The Ukraine Contact Improvisation Festival organizers say: “Festival is a natural way for us to become a part of the ...

June

EmBODYment Contact Improvisation Festival

3-6 June 2021 | Traunsee, Austria

The organizers say: “An invitation to dive deep into the body and flair awareness times quite arrive in itself. The nervous system gets space and time, deeply to regulate between the needs for r ...

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Italy Contact Festival

11-17 June 2021 | Rivignano (Udine), Italy

Set in a little historical town in the heart of Italy, the Italy Contact Festival is where to go to connect with the Italian contact improvisation scene. There will be teachers from around the world w ...

To be confirmed: Transoceanic Contact Improvisation Festival

30-30 June 2021 | Bornholm, Denmark

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… The organizers say: “TOCIF is a dance festival for the research and practice of Contact Improvisation. It takes place ...

July

Siberian Contact Improv Festival

1-10 July 2021 | Altai Mountains, Russia

The Siberian Contact Improv Festival organizers say (according to Google Translate): “9 days of immersion in practice is the possibility of a quality reboot, through movement, through dance, thr ...

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Hungarian Contact Improvisation Festival

6-11 July 2021 | Három Kincs Völgye, Hungary

A cosy contact improvisation festival in Hungary for just 60 dancers. The organisers say: “We will celebrate Contact Improvisation and deepen together into our practise during 6 days surrounded ...

Festival of Contact Improvisation in Ladoga

17-25 July 2021 | Lake Ladoga, Russia

The Contact Festival of Lake Ladoga organizers say: “This is our XII festival. After the fifth year of its existence, we began to call this festival the Dancing Village. Because they decided to ...

Desert Summer Fest

22-26 July 2021 | Almería, Spain

The organizers say (according to Google Translate): “Born in 2020 Desert Summer Fest! But our event has already been around for 6 years as we started out as Desert Contact Almeria. This event wa ...

To be confirmed: Contact by the Sea

31-31 July 2021 | Brittany, France

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… Contact by the Sea will encourage you “not-doing” (wei-wu-wei in the Chinese of Lao Tzu)… Sometimes the ...

To be confirmed: Netherlands Contact Improvisation Festival

31-31 July 2021 | Overveen, Netherlands

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… The organizers say: “A yearly festival where people and dancers from all over the Netherlands and abroad are coming t ...

To be confirmed: Warsaw Flow Contact Improv Festival

31-31 July 2021 | Warsaw, Poland

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… Warsaw Flow is Poland’s main contact improvisation festival and is one of the most dynamic CI events in Europe. The W ...

August

Body Love Festival

1-6 August 2021 | close to Berlin & Hamburg, Germany

The organizers say: “INTERNATIONAL DJ´s & MUSICIANS in an eclectic evening program. DAILY Workshop Program with CONTACT IMPROVISATION – ECSTATIC DANCE – TRIBAL SHAKE – CONTEMPORARY DA ...

Emerging Hearts Contact Improvisation Dance Camp UK

7-12 August 2021 | Wiltshire, UK

A great opportunity to discover the magic of contact improv!  The contact improv camp organisers say: ‘Many of us have this innate desire to dance and be together, especially at this time whe ...

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Ecstatic Dance Fest

8-15 August 2021 | Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine

Ecstatic Dance Fest offers sets of ecstatic dance, yoga sessions, contact improvisation classes, massage jams, breathwork, experimental theater, live music and many more. What can be better than findi ...

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Freiburg Contact Improvisation Festival

12-18 August 2021 | Freiburg, Germany

Freiburg is known as one of Germany’s most alternative town and if you want to sink into the contact improvisation practice then a week in August might not be a bad bet. The organisers say: R ...

To be confirmed: Cardedeu Contact Festival

31-31 August 2021 | Cardedeu, Spain

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… The Cardedeu Contact Festival organizers say: “7 days of contact improvisation in a quiet and cozy atmosphere. Conta ...

September

To be confirmed: Dancing Date Georgian Contact Improvisation Festival

30-30 September 2021 | Tbilsi, Georgia

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… In case you needed an excuse to travel to Georgia… The CI festival organisers say: ‘This is a festival of Conta ...

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To be confirmed: Portugal Contact Improv Festival

30-30 September 2021 | Algarve, Portugal

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… The Portugal Contact Improv Festival invites you to come early to help set up with the camp and stay afterwards for a kind ...

To be confirmed: Silent Contact Improvisation Festival

30-30 September 2021 | Shuakhevi, Georgia

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… The organizers say: “We are happy to invite you again to a beautiful village of Gomarduli for a 3-d edition od Silent ...

November

To be confirmed: Fall in CI

30-30 November 2021 | Fethiye, Turkey

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… There is not much to do during the cold November days… Fall CI saves the day. The weather is good, CI community is ac ...

December

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To be confirmed: Israeli Contact Improvisation Festival

31-31 December 2021 | Tel Aviv, Israel

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… When Europe has been cold and miserable for ages, Christmas is coming and it’s too early to join us in the Sahara, th ...

Contact Improvisation in 2022



January

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Road Junky Sahara Retreats in Morocco

16-22 January 2022 | Morocco

If you’ve ever fancied visiting the Sahara Desert and experiencing a meditation, dance and yoga retreat deep in the sand dunes then the Sahara retreat in Morocco could be for you. 20 travelers g ...