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The 6th International Contact Improvisation Festival – Warsaw Flow

Sylwia Śmigiel

Warsaw Flow 2015 is the 6th edition of Poland's only international festival of contact improvisation (CI), one of the most dynamically developing dance genres across Europe, including Poland. Warsaw Flow is different to traditional events of this kind as it focuses not on showcasing but on developing dance pieces, and offers artists a chance to learn with excellent teachers in a creative atmosphere that stimulates exploring CI by professional dancers (of different advancement levels) and amateurs alike.

The 6th International Contact Improvisation Festival – Warsaw Flow is taking place on 1st –6th of July 2015 in Warsaw. Go to www.polandcontactfestival.com to register for the event and the preceding SKIN project for dancers. Participants of this year’s edition of Warsaw Flow will focus on the performative aspect of contact improvisation, in contrast to previous editions, which were more concerned with social and educational matters.

This year, apart from the workshops, the event will embrace:

  • 2 intensive projects,
  • 6 performances,
  • site-specific actions,
  • an open stage,
  • a performance class,
  • jams,
  • a publications.

The participants will be able to learn from such excellent teachers as: Mirva Makinen (Finland), Daniela Schwartz (Argentina/France), Eckhard Müller (Germany/France), Iwona Olszowska (Poland), Ralf Jaroshinski (Germany/Brazil).

The festival will be preceded by a special project for dancers. As part of SKIN, Daniela Schwartz and Eckhard Müller will take participants on a quest to find out "How to attain maximum readiness to improvise, be fully present when accepting the unknown, and access all possibilities it offers?". The classes, lasting from 27 to 30 June, will end with a performance on the festival's first day, 1st of July 2015.


  • If you register to participate in the festival on 31st of March at the latest 2015, you will receive a discount of PLN 200, paying only PLN 600.
  • If you register to participate in the festival and the SKIN project on 31st of January 2015 at the latest, you will pay only PLN 1100.
  • If you register on or after 1st April 2015, you will pay PLN 800 for participating in the festival and PLN 600 for taking part in the SKIN project.

More info: www.polandcontactfestival.com 

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