CI Celebrates CDS Fundraiser

CI Celebrates CDS
Fundraising Event
Curated by Colleen Bartley

Saturday 7 September 2019

Tickets on the door (online ticket sales ended)
All Day + Performance: £25 (£20 conc.)
Single Jam (Morning or Afternoon): £10 (£8 conc.)
Family Jam: by donation on the door
Evening Performances + Auction: £10 (no conc.)
Entry to lounge only: Free


Chisenhale Dance Space has a proud history of supporting artists and was key in the development of Contact Improvisation in the UK. We are celebrating that relationship and raising funds to continue to support artists, improvisation, and the facilities at CDS. The Performance Studio will be full of CI dancing featuring one of CDS founders, Mary Prestidge, and one of Dartington’s graduates Caroline Waters. In the afternoon, Jamie McCarthy will improvise a soundscape alongside the dancing.  There’s a Family Friendly Jam with warm up by Jo Dyer in the Research Studio.

In the Lounge will be screening a selection of dance films by CDS Members and more. There will be tea, cake and other nosh and a Silent Auction with wonderful prizes ranging from yoga classes, massage, 1:1 advice sessions, a box of port, music and art work. You can also find out more about Chisenhale’s programmes and a bit more of its history.

We round off the day with Evening Performances and Live auction for the bigger prizes with performances from CDS members and guests and some other surprises including the announcement of the winning bids for the Silent Auction (see below for prizes).

There will be a bar serving alcohol and alcohol free options.

Please join us to Celebrate CDS and support everyone who makes this possible. 



11am-2pm Morning Contact Improvisation Jam in the Performance Studio with warm-ups led by Mary Prestige and Caroline Waters

11am-7pm- Dance film screenings, tea and cake, silent auction in the Lounge

3-5pm Family Jam in the Research Studio, facilitated by Jo Dyer

3-6pm Afternoon Contact Improvisation Jam in the Performance Studio with warm-ups led by Mary Prestige and Caroline Waters

Live music in the afternoon with Jamie McCarthy

7.30pm-9pm- Evening Performances and Live Auction with fabulous prizes (see below for prizes)


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Image of Kathy Crick, Valerie de la Rochette, Lee Walder and Mayan Patel jamming. Photo © Srik Narayanan