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

Contact Improvisation in 2024


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Road Junky Sahara Retreats in Morocco

18-24 February 2024 | 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 ...


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Contact Improvisation Festival of Provence

20-26 April 2024 | Provence, France

Join dancers of all skill levels at the Contact Improvisation Festival of Provence in the heart of southern France. A team of contact improvisation dancers will personally lead you through dance works ...

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Festival de Danse Contact Improvisation

20-26 April 2024 | Rustrel, France

Enjoy 7 days in one of the most beautiful villages in France, participating in intimate workshops, jams, and live performances at Festival Contact Improvisation. Delicious vegetarian delights will be ...


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Algarve Contact Community Gathering

8-12 May 2024 | Algarve, Portugal

Dance and play with other freedom seekers at the Algarve Contact Community Gathering. This meeting of creatives celebrates local artists, dancers, and musicians in a cozy, countryside backdrop. Activi ...

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Contact in Paradise

17-20 May 2024 | Reichenau/Rax, Austria

Contact in Paradise is a contact improvisation festival where you can immerse yourself in a community of creative, joyful dancers exploring paradise together. The festival boasts a lineup of world-cla ...

Contango Festival

26 May-2 June 2024 | Italy

Contango is a blend of contact improvisation dance and tango and the Contango Festival is a chance to try that out – there are multiple dates in Germany and Italy. The festival organizers say: ...


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Italy Contact Fest

3-23 June 2024 | Gaia Terra, Northern Italy

Join the 10th-year celebration of Italy Contact Fest in Gaia, Italy. An experienced lineup of contact teachers will take you on a transformative journey of intensive dance workshops, jams, and classes ...

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Italy Contact Festival

12-18 June 2024 | 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 ...

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Emerging Hearts Contact Improvisation Dance Camp UK

26 June-1 July 2024 | Wiltshire, UK

Where Community Matters as much as the Dance Contact Improvisation inspired gathering All sorts of amazing dance workshops (not just contact) Variety of creative, somatic and sound-based experiences S ...


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Hungarian Contact Improvisation Festival

2-14 July 2024 | 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 ...

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Contango Festival Freiburg

5-7 July 2024 | Freiburg, Germany

Kick off your shoes and join your fellow tango enthusiasts at Contango Festival Freiburg. The festival merges contact improvisation and tango to form one thrilling dance style. Enjoy live music while ...

Netherlands Contact Improvisation Festival

9-14 July 2024 | Overveen, Netherlands

The festival organizers say: “A yearly festival where people and dancers from all over the Netherlands and abroad are coming together to create a dancing community that explores and play with th ...

Warsaw Flow Contact Improv Festival

31-31 July 2024 | Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Flow is Poland’s main contact improvisation festival and is one of the most dynamic CI events in Europe. The Warsaw Flow organizers say : “In our festival  we want to: – use ...


Contact Improvisation Festival: Summer in the City

2-4 August 2024 | Stuttgart, Germany

If you are looking for an intimate experience, focused on community building and connection, Isabelle Guidi’s Contact Improvisation Festival is the event for you. Split into two sections; an int ...

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Solo & CI Tirol Festival

27 August-3 September 2024 | Austria

Immerse yourself in the deep antiwar history of contact improvisation at the Solo & CI Tirol Festival. Join workshops, lectures, and public talks with artists from Ukraine, as they discuss the cur ...



Vesuvius Contact Festival

3-8 September 2024 | (Pompeii) Naples, Italy

Jam every night at Vesuvius Contact Festival! You will cultivate a greater connection to your body with workshops teaching floorwork, communication, transition, and falling, amongst other contemporary ...

Portugal Contact Festival

5-10 September 2024 | Algarve, Portugal

Portugal Contact Festival is a contact improvisation community music festival immersed in nature.  Enjoy the spontaneous jams, and get lost in the wave of movement in the outdoor dance space in the b ...