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Aalia Hashem

Contact: Faces of CI

Saltspring Island, BC,

I am a Contact Improv Teacher and Jam/Event Organizer.

I go by Aalia Hashem (also known as Marriki) and I'll be guiding your dancing days. A Contact Improvisation Facilitator and Dance Artist from Vancouver, Canada, I have been teaching the practice since 2019, hosting workshops, retreats, classes, and jams. Previous movement studies over the last two decades include contemporary dance, hip-hop, swing , fusion, qigong, and yoga.

I began my training in Contact Improvisation from Edam Dance Company, studying with some of the originators of CI, including Anne Cooper, Andrew Harwood, Martin Keough, and Peter Bingham. In 2019, my inquiry into the dance form took me abroad to Asia to continue studying with 40 Contact teachers, including intensives by Alain Montebran, Kirstie Simson, Sasha Dodo & Dolores Dewhurst-Marks, and Vega Lukkonnen. In a short time, I was based in Bali, dancing in music videos for International artists, performing at dance conferences, and directing collaborative films.

Projects I've launched include "Contact Body" the first self-paced online course for Contact during the pandemic, "Fortune Score" an oracle deck game for jams, and hosting the podcast "Faces of CI" interviewing Contact facilitators about CI as a mirror for life. Momentum, my Beginner's intro workshop for Contact Improvisation, has been taught 20 + times to over 200 dancers, sharing the fundamental roots of the practice through technique, playfulness, and creativity.

Clients and teaching opportunities in recent years include Bali Bloom Festival 2022, Towards 50CI Conference, NYX Bali Co-working, Soulshine, Parq Ubud and Mansion Resort. I previously organized and taught Current Artist & Dance Retreat (2022), and Bali Eco Stay Jam (2021).

My curiosity and love of dance stems from sharing Contact principles, delving into the socio-psychological aspects through reflective group conversation, creative improvising, exploring dance scores, and befriending the unknown. When I'm not dancing, I'm likely meditating in nature, attempting humo

Billy Adam Gottlieb


37-1311 Hillside
Victoria, BC, V8T 2B3,

I am a Contact Improv Teacher and Jam/Event Organizer.

This member can host out-of-town jammers.

Billy Adam Gottlieb performs and teaches solo, duo, and group creation in contact improvisation dance. He has trained with contact masters Nancy Stark Smith, Chris Aiken, Andrew Harwood, Kirstie Simson, Ray Chung, and Lisa Nelson, as well as in site-specific creation (The Body Cartography Project), dance & martial arts (Battery Opera), dance-acrobatics (Sandra Botnen), butoh (Martine Viale), Body-Mind Centering (Gurney Bolster), authentic movement (Sylvia Berlin), aikido (Francois N'senga), Tadashi Suzuki method (Leigh Evans), West African dance (Asanti Dance Theatre), dance & yoga (Judit Keri), and Shiatsu bodywork (Guijek Institute massage therapist’s diploma), since 2001.

Victoria is a beautiful small city on the west coast of Canada, near Seattle, Vancouver, and the Gulf Islands, where there are many other contact improv events.






Helen Tudway-Cains


Victoria, BC, V8T 3X6,

I am a Contact Improv Teacher and Jam/Event Organizer.

Scott Wells
Flying =/= Jumping
A 5 day Intensive on Contact Improv
Jan 19th -23rd, 2011 Victoria, B.C.

This is the workshop where Scott teaches all his crazy lifts. In this Intermediate workshop we will start with clear, satisfying contact in which pleasure is the first teacher. We will practice flying, catching, landing, fluid acrobatics and deft maneuvers. For the acrobatics everyone will work at their own level and will learn best by building group safety and trust-- everyone will do something new. We will learn some repertory and practice taking the aerial work into improv. Jumping =/= Flying because jumping is a muscular action, whereas flying is in the bones and is affected greatly by emotions and attitude. Don’t be scared off by the photo, no-one is required to leap over chairs!

For an example of Scott’s innovative work, check out this 1 minute trailer:

“An electrifying style of contact improvisation” San Francisco Weekly

Early registration = low-stress workshop planning! Register early and receive big discounts!
Super Early Registration Post marked by Nov 17th $330
Early Registration Post marked by Dec 15th $360
Regular rate After Dec 15th $400

Send Non Refundable deposit of $75 to: Helen Tudway-Cains, 2516 Prior Street, Victoria, B.C. V8T 3X6. For info call (778) 433-3120 or

john davies


173 whims road
Salt Spring Island, BC, v8k1c1,

nelson bc contact jam

250 352 0327

Contact: keira zaslove

533 baker street
533 baker street
nelson, BC, v1l 1l3,

I am a Contact Improv Teacher and Jam/Event Organizer.

come drop in and play/fly in Nelson BC.......on going Jam drop in every Monday at 7 30 to 9 00 pm..........on going drop in class before Jam 6 30 to 7 30 pm 533 baker street The Moving Center

Selena La Brooy

Contact: Rhizome Springs

Salt Spring Island, BC,

I am a Contact Improv Teacher and Jam/Event Organizer.

This member can host out-of-town jammers.

Stuart Phillips


Contact: stuart phillips

1595 York Pl


I am a Contact Improv Teacher and Jam/Event Organizer.

This member can host out-of-town jammers.

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