druna - tableland
contact improvisation, dance, movement, experience, voice and meditation

Long Wolf Jam

27 – 29 December 2019

Long jam of contact improvisation at a secluded place in countryside of Orlice Mountains. Three days spent together, wordless, in the middle of snow-covered forests and hillsides, in warm house with open view to the landscape.

Dance and contact improvisation, physical conversations and meeting each other in motion together with live improvised music in six three-hour blocks. Harmony of moving bodies boosted by sound of musical landscapes. We will plunge into ceaseless stream of improvisation reflecting changes in moods, images and sounds. We jam tirelessly, both wildly and gently, with open perception and willing to be all out in each situation.

We will meet each other wordlessly. We will dance and play at jams, other times we will take a rest, go out to surrounding nature and come back. Wordlessly, we will listen to ourselves, to others and to anything surrounding us. What is it like when our perception stops being influenced by words? Bodies, mind and space harmonize with each other. They find mutual relation and reveal deeper meaning. Together we support each other in courage, openess, sensitiveness, curiosity.

We cultivate the ability to be together without speaking. With acquaintances and strangers, with those who come from faraway places. We have all other means that allow us to sense each other, to understand each other, to feel connected, true and really here. Time to try our courage and to experiment radically. Possibility to get to know our own self and others in another way, different from what we are used to. To look forward to all the new that we will explore, brought here by anyone.

Zita Pavlištová

She will organize morning blocks devoted to awakening body and mind. She will introduce the essence of contact improvisation, cooperation with partner and movement games. At the beginning of each jam she will lead a short introductory tuning where we will explore different qualities, moods, feelings and inspiration for the movement.

Michal Turek

He provides accompaniment for each evening jam with improvised music on violoncello and electrical guitar, together with singing, words, poems and rap. He also creates sound atmosphere at the morning classes.

Žíl is located at the foothills of Orlice Mountains in the village Javornice – Přím. GPS coordinates are 50.169522, 16.392851. If you plan to come by train or bus, let us know, we can pick you up at the station.

We will await you on Friday from 5 pm, the program will begin at 8 pm. If you wish to arrive later, please let us know the estimated time.

Price 150 EUR. For reservation deposit of 50 EUR needs to be paid in advance.

Meals and accommodation 30 EUR.

The Long Wolf Jam will be followed by New Year’s Eve Party (30 December – 1 January). If you reserve your place at both events, discounted price applies: 200 EUR for both workshops and 70 EUR for meals and accommodation.

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For more information reach us at druna@druna.cz or via the phone on +420 725 449 409.