About

 

The CI Global Calendar (CIGC) is part of the Round Robin Project (RRP), an international adventure initiated in 2008 to serve the dance form Contact Improvisation (CI) and all the people worldwide who are engaged in that work—dance practitioners, performers, researchers, teachers, and any other interested people.

The goal of the CI Global Calendar is to make information about Contact Improvisation events easily accessible in several languages—representing, at a glance, CI activities around the globe. It offers listings of CI classes, jams, workshops, festivals, and events happening throughout the global CI community, posted individually by event organizers and teachers.

 

Round Robin Project

The Round Robin Project currently has two aspects :

  • The CI - Global Calendar (CIGC).
  • A collective CI - Global Archive (CIGA), with a broad and diverse index of materials about Contact Improvisation ranging from articles, books, chapters, theses, transcripts, videos, to other CI artifacts, in many languages (currently in process).

Some history

The vision of creating a global sharing place on the Internet for CI calendar and archival material emerged from CI36, Contact Improvisation’s 36th Anniversary event in 2008, at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, US. The initial team investigating this vision included Eckhard Müller, Nancy Stark Smith, and Dieter Heitkamp.

The idea was introduced to CI teachers at the 2009 ECITE (European Contact Improvisation Teachers Exchange) in Ormskirk, UK, and subsequently presented and updated at various CI festivals and conferences over the following years. Regular reports on RRP’s development appeared in Contact Quarterly dance journal and CQ’s CI Newsletter. Numerous individuals have joined the team for periods of time, contributing their expertise and commitment to the project, notably Tinu Hettich (who introduced the idea of a “round robin”-style of sharing Global Calendar information), Norbert Pape, Martin Hülse, Daniel Hayes, Craig Harman and Colleen Bartley... (Sorry if we are forgetting some names. After 10 years we are for sure missing contributors, please contact us if you are one of them).

Through everyone’s efforts, the Round Robin Project has moved forward in creating a shared, cooperative, global CI Calendar. The first study and prototype of the Calendar has been done by an Italian CI dancer and web developer, Davide Casiraghi, in collaboration with Colleen Bartley. The current version has been developed by Davide Casiraghi in collaboration with Stephanie Pecoste and the current RRP Steering Committee.

We welcome you to participate in its development and use. (See here for ways to get involved).

The Round Robin Project Team

Both aspects of the Round Robin Project are led by a Steering Committee that meets irregularly to oversee the development and launching of the CI Calendar and Archive projects—with the secret hope that once these projects are established, others will rotate into their roles in maintaining and supporting the project (Round Robin idea).

  • Defne Erdur (FR/TR)
  • Dieter Heitkamp (GER)
  • Eckhard Müller (FR/GER)
  • Nancy Stark Smith (USA)
  • Romain Bigé (FR)

CI Global Calendar Management Team

The group that is in charge of the creation process, maintenance, and support of the CI Global Calendar is:

  • Coordinator of Management Team: Eckhard Müller (FR/GER)
  • Project Manager/Administrator: Stephanie Pecoste (FR)
  • Web Designer/Developer/Technical Manager: Davide Casiraghi (I/SI)
  • Translators: Hugo Leonardo da Silva (BR), Javier Marquevichi (RA), Jenny Döll (DE), Lucía Sánchez (E), Maga Radlowska (PL), Marika Rizzi (FR), Simonetta Alessandri (IT), Thomas Wanner (DE), Yulia Bedrovna (RU), Yves Salmon-Legagneur (FR) 

Legal Roof

At the moment this Calendar is hosted by the “Legal Roof” of:
CorPoetica Association
via Nino Bixio 8
20068 Peschiera Borromeo
Milano – Italy

 

We hope this CI Calendar serves the brilliant work of Contact Improvisation and all those engaged in it throughout the world.

THANK YOU!