Schedule and contents

Schedule for participants

*We may add or change the schedule, please check it sometimes.
  10/8 Sun 9 Mon 10 Tue 11 Wed 12  Thu 13  Fri 14  Sat



     Body work / worm up   7:30 - 8:30
Breakfast  8:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:45
Workshop ①
10:00 - 11:45
Workshop ② 

10:00 - 11:45
Intensive workshop
A - ① 
10:00 - 11:45
Intensive workshop
A - ② 
10:00 - 11:45
Intensive workshop
A - ③
Clean up


Lunch  1:45 - 13:45
14:00 Gathering
check in&

15:00 -
Watching the Performance
Isa city cultual hall
13:45 - 15:30
Workshop ③

15:50 - 17:30
Workshop ④

13:45 - 15:30
Intensive workshop
B - ①

15:50 - 17:30
Workshop ⑤

13:45 - 15:30
Intensive workshop
B - ②

rehearsal, lab

evening - 
Studio showing
 Hot spring, bath, supper, jam, lab etc  17:30 - 22:00

*The teacher of workshop⑤ is not decided yet.

Professional lab (not public subscription)

10 / 6 Fri 7  Sat 8  Sun 9  Mon
Breakfast  8:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:45
Professional lab
10:00 - 11:45
Professional lab
10:00 - 11:45
Professional lab

Lunch  11:45 - 13:45
Lab or free time

Lab or free time

Lab or free time

Preparation for performance


15:00 -

Isa city cultual hall
Hot spring, supper, lab, jam etc  17:30 - 22:00

Intensive workshop A

Kirstie Simson
10:00 - 11:45 October 11-13

Move, Touch & Be Moved

What moves us and why?
There is deep inspiration and rigor in a practice of improvisation that posits vulnerability at its heart. Developing the skills to care for, engage, respect and respond to that state of vulnerability gives life and depth to improvisation, making it powerful and transformative.

Kirstie Simson will share her extensive experience of dance improvisation in this workshop. She will share what has kept her inspired in her practices for the last three decades. The workshop will include practical explorations of movement and attention. With an aim to develop and tune kinesthetic and perceptual awareness as a means of expanding experience and the grasp of what is available to us when we move. The classes will be about listening in the body and applying that listening to the activity of moving.

The workshop will include facilitated exercises, open time for play and exploration, movement scores, observations and discussion. Much of the work will be experienced through partnering and connection with others, balanced with solo work and time for processing and reflection.

Kirstie views her art form as a life practice. She will share insights gleaned from thirty-two years experience of loving and living dance improvisation, and why she believes the underlying principles practiced through this work are so important for todays world.

Kirstie draws from her knowledge of contact improvisation, dance techniques, the Alexander technique, aikido, meditation and her extensive experience of improvisation in performance. Her work explores the huge potential of the body’s response to the primal urge to move, inspired by the energy released through human interaction, physical challenge and a daring to go beyond inherent ideas of limitation.

Intensive workshop B

Michael Schumacher
13:45 - 15:30, October 11-12

Improvisation and Instant Composition

The aim of this workshop is to develop conscious presence while improvising in a performance.Each session begins with exercises that explore relationships between thought, movement and presence in the immediate environment. By promoting a greater awareness of sensory input, the performer becomes better equipped to interact with their internal and external impulses.
The session continues with examples of both fixed and open structures in which the participants improvise with such elements as dance, music, text, and light. Through practice and theory, participants explore a process by which they collectively experience spontaneously created compositions. workshop

Chico Katsube Shoko Kashima
October 9 ①, 10 ②③④

Dancing like learning language

This workshop start from basic physical exercise, approaching to bring out fun of contact improvisation sensuously. Phased and comprehensive opprtunity

Morning activities

Leaders are volunteers
7:30 - 8:30 October 9-14  

Bodywork, yoga, warm up, walking in the forest etc.

Let's try to get up early! You might have good thing. Let's get fresh air and let your cells wake up. Use morning time lovely for meditation, yoga, bodywork, warm up, and walking etc.



16:00~, October 8, and free time, after dinner etc.

Jam is the best part of contact improvisation

Jam is the time to share the space and dance with other people or alone freely , also playing music for the space.

Studio showing

Evening, October 13 Admission free 

Casual performances. Short time for each person or group. Any participants or guest artists who want to perform can perform.

Anybody can come and watch.

Improvisation performance

October 9  start 15:00 venue:Isa city cultual hall 
Entrance fee:¥3,000 / under high school student ¥1,000


Improvisation performance by guest artists, musicians, ligting designer and supporting artists. Before it, they have proffesional labs to share dance, sences, thoughts for the performance.
Let's enjoy what happen on the stage.

There is a market of light meal and cafe at the hall on the day.
From the performance of i-Dance Japan2015

From resaech of i-Dance Korea2016From research of i-Dance HK 2016


Healthy foods from local

Local foods supporters are making good meals for you. Actually, i-Dance Japan is famous for good foods. If you are interetes in making meals, please help and exchange with local people.


Goemon bath

Old Japanese style bath

There are three Goemon baths at the venue.
It is very simple and old style bath, making fire with firewoods.
Just submerge in the hot water thinking about old days.
Please experience to make fire with firewoods.

*The cottages have bath and shower.
*There are hot springs in Isa city. You can go there by car, if you like.



Professional lab

Not public subscription

Before the festival start, guest artists, musicians, and supporting artists have proffesional lab for three days. They share and resaech works, think about the performance, exchange there.
This is the time to meet and know each other, improve of thier own.

主催・・Contact Improvisation Group
パートナー・・i-dance Taipei iDance Hong Kong i-Dance Korea



Illust:Hanano Teshirogi, Shoko Kashima