Jam Registration is FULL, with a full wait list. [Update 3/27/19] We are sorry that we cannot accomodate more dancers for the Workshop and Jam this year! .
Moab Jam: May 23 - May 27, 2019
The Moab Jam features rich dancing, creative friends, beautiful surroundings, and opportunities to explore both on and off the dance floor. Being under the wide-open desert sky surrounded by colorful landscape fills one with the spirit to move and create. We invite you to come join us and experience the magic of dancing in the desert.
We create a friendly and supportive environment where you can enjoy the Jam that you want - whether it's dancing non-stop, exploring somatic awareness practices or specific movement skills, spending time with friends, or taking time to nourish yourself with the solitude of nature.
Six "Jam Hosts," from various parts of the US, will support the Moab Jam in a variety of ways—as teachers, as as peers in the jam space, and as facilitators of discussion and exchange. They are extraordinary dancers, bringing enthusiasm and commitment to the investigation of Contact Improvisation (and other movement practices). Each has exceptional generosity towards sharing their artistic passion with dancers new to CI, with those well along the dancing path, and with other professional dancers. They value the power of creative community, a rich exchange of perspectives, movement styles, and pedagogical approaches. Jam Host team and the Moab Jam organizers collaborate to create the structure and rich environment at the Moab Jam.
Additionally, Bradley Teal Ellis, our 2019 Workshop teacher, will participate at the Jam as a Jam Host, and will offer a class for Jam participants with some material from the pre-jam Workshop.
We will also have LIVE MUSIC for this year Moab Jam! Ira Echo (LA) and M’Gilvry Allen (CA) (and a few other special guests) will be adding musical environments to support the dancing during some of the jam times and classes.
lend their inspiring presence to the Jam, and part of their role is to circulate and "juice-up" the dancing spaces. They lead warm-ups, facilitate mixers, guide classes and labs, provide feedback/coaching, and offer one-to-one sessions. There are a generous number of Jam Hosts, so that everyone gets time to dance with these world-class dance artists.
Here's a sample of the Jam Schedule.