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Festival of Contact Improvisation and Music

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Welcome to Contact Improvisation and Music festival at eco-farm «Bobry»!

17-19 August 2018

for information and registration: 



We invite you to explore together contact improvisation and its interaction with music. Classes with Steve Batts (UK), jams and labs with Artiom Markov, Masha Grudskaya, Evgeniya Dybovskaya, Oleg Frolov and other teachers and musicians.

And, of course, the festival is more than jams and classes – it is open and easy communication with others, opportunity to share space and time together, and to be yourself. In a semi-wild space of eco-farm «Bobry» you’ll find river and forest, sauna and fireplace, studio and kitchen, sunrise and sunset…


We invite contact dancers of all levels —

To explore how sound becomes part of movement – the sound of the river, forest, birds, music, voice…

Somehow in CI tradition we do not dance to music, music is not a primary sourse for movement. But what if we integrate music as another partner or landscape for dance?

There will be space to dance with music and in silence…




  • Classes for dancers and musicians with Steve Batts (UK)
  • Contact jams with live music and silent jams, with special Jam Team – guest teachers who will support jam space
  • Music jams
  • Authentic Movement in nature
  • Instant performances and Dance-music dates
  • Circle folk singing and singing at the fire
  • Sauna, river, fire, open-air cinema and other joys of living in nature
  • Special space for kids with classes and other activities



17 August, Friday

9:10 bus from Moscow (buy your own ticket in advance!

13:00 Dance Performance directed by Steve Batts in Tarusa town (250 rub)

14:30 going together to the farm (shared taxi)

15:00 lunch

16:00 Opening and Jam

19:30 dinner

20:30 music at fireplace, sauna, free studio


18 August, Saturday

8:00 Authentic Practice with Maria Grudskaya and Artiom Markov

9:00 breakfast

11:00 CI class with Steve Batts

14:30 lunch and river time

17:00-19:00 JAM

19:30 dinner

20:30 music at fireplace, sauna, free studio

19 August, Sunday

8:00 Meditaion-Movement-Writingwith Maria Grudskaya and Artiom Markov

9:00 breakfast

11:00 CI class with Steve Batts

14:30 lunch, river time and packing

16:30 travel back to Tarusa to catch a bus to Moscow

Welcome to join us at a concert of our festival musicians in Tarusa town at 17:00 — Syavash Rastani (Iran/Germany), Roman Kushniarou, Pavel Makarov (payment- donation)

Registration and information: 


– bring your own tent!

Fee 75 Euro