Contact Improvisation for Critical Response

Falmouth University and Contact Festival Dartington are pleased to invite you to join us for

a free half-day conference that is part of Contact Festival Dartington 2014
hosted by Falmouth University at the Performance Centre, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9LX
Tuesday 1st April 2014 from 2.30pm

The CI for Critical Response half-day conference occurs as a reflective pause midway through a week of dancing at Contact Festival Dartington 2014.  In curating this event the panel are trying to break out of a traditional conference presentation format and into something that allows for performative presentations, provocations and breathing space for ideas to generate through discussion where different voices are heard.

For a video teaser of last year’s Contact Festival Dartington Conference 2013: Political Ecologies in Contact, see
Our schedule on Tuesday 1st April 2014 will be:
14.30 Welcome
14.40 Daniel Metcalfe Knowing the Animal presentation + questions
15.00 Kuldip Singh-Barmi Noticing Newness improvised performance + discussion
15.20 Jo Breslin provocation, tbc
15.30 Kyra Norman Tonks Applying CI Awareness to Dance and Moving Image provocation, tbc
15.40 Robert Anderson provocation, London Contact Improvisation: Questions of Participation
15.50 tea break & tete a tetes
16.15 Discussion facilitated by Ruth Pethybridge
17.00 Charlie Morrissey and Katye Coe investigation/presentation Where we are not
17.30 Thank you and close

Contact Festival Dartington and the CI for Critical Response Conference will take place in Studio C of the Performance Centre, Penryn, Cornwall, UK, TR10 9LX.

Attendance at the half-day conference is free and no registration is required.  However, if you wish to register a place for participation in Contact Festival Dartington 2014, with jams and classes by Charlie Morrissey, Ray Chung and Eszter Gal from 30 March – 6 April, go to