Warsaw CI Flow is a festival that has been developing and evolving under the influence of trends shaping Contact Improvisation technique over the last 10 years. Every year, the festival program addresses a variety of needs to create space for the exploration of interweaving trends, techniques and practices in the area of CI, contemporary dance and performance.The next 3 editions of the festival in the years 2020-2022 will be a space of exploration contact improvisation as a dance technique, a cultural and social phenomenon.We perceive contact improvisations as a comprehensive phenomenon, that as a communication system becomes a tool of self-discovery and change at the level of perception. We strive to create space for research and experiment, both in the area of CI technique itself and in a broader context.
ABOUT THIS YEAR EDITION:
The 11th edition of the festival is organized in the atmosphere of aroused sensitivity and readiness, which is a consequence of uncertainty and constant change. Despite the extraordinary time and in response to the need for finding new communication channels, we try to create an opportunity to dance, regardless of the difficulties caused by the global pandemic. Through a multilayered, free exploration of movement and creativity, we strive to create a space for research and practice. While working on our adaptability and responsiveness, we will listen to our intuition and look for internal strength and creativity.
We will have a choice and a chance to dance solo and duo, maybe in small or bigger groups, outside and inside. Together we will consider what we need to feel safe when practising and how to use CI resources in the current situation. We will be extremely happy if you reach us in person, however, we also invite you to participate online. Following the dynamically developing new trends and in order to reach those who will not be able to reach us, the festival program is expanded to include activities in the Internet space. Not wanting to lose the essence of CI and trying to enable practice, we invite you to participate in online activities in duets, trios and groups.
This festival is open to all levels of experience. We strive to be as inclusive as possible and will make every attempt to accommodate those who approach us with accessibility needs.
Co-financed by The Capital City of Warsaw.