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 (was planned). This plan changed by the time from CIGA to the wrongcontact.zone. 

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), Colleen Bartley, Norbert Pape, Martin Hülse, later Davide Casiraghi; and more recently Defne Erdur, Stephanie Pecoste and Emma Bigé.

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 the 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. The opening of the Calendar was in April 2019. We welcome you to use it and participate in its further development. (See here for ways to get involved).

More Info about the development of the GlobalCalendar here (link)

More Info about the development of the wrongcontact.zone (Archive)  here (link) 


CI Global Calendar Management Team

Administrator: Eckhard Müller (FR)
Administration Assistence: CJ O´Reilly (US)
Communicator: Nica Portavia (I)
Project Manager: Eckhard Müller (FR)
Team Supervision: Defne Erdur (IT/TR)
Translators: Bruno Garrote (BR), Caterina Mocciola (IT), Filip Wencki (PL), Paul Evans (JP), Paula Zacharias (RA), Thomas Wanner (DE), Yulia Bodrova (RUS), Yves Salmon-Legagneur (FR)
Web Designer/Developer: Davide Casiraghi (IT/SI)
Calendar Volunteers who rotated out: Hugo Leonardo da Silva (BR), Javier Marquevichi (RA), Jenny Döll (DE), Lucía Sánchez (ES), Maga Radlowska - Judd (PL), Marika Rizzi (FR), Simonetta Alesandri (IT), Stephanie Pecoste (FR), Magali Bocken (BE)

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.