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Pierre Mathieu


Contact: ViaDanse ABCD(AllBodiesCanDance)

Montréal, QC, H2K4C2,

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

This member can host out-of-town jammers.

Biomecanics, coaching, dance, and living procass Facilitator, Pierre has danced and performed from a young age, He has directly been influenced by Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith, Nita Little, Constantine Darling, Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood and many many more dancers of all approaches and exploration levels. He has Performed CI at numerous Festivals in Canada, Europe and in South america, and with the MAisons de la Culture, he has recentely devised the "J.A.M.M.O.B.I.L.E." - Bringning arts music and movement in an inclusive interactive street experience often involving CI. Pierre has also taught and organized CI events for more than 25 years. He is a Founder of the Cananadian CI Association: Association Contact Improvisation and creator of the "Dancing Breakfasts" With grade school children.

Pierre Is also a massage therapist and energy medicine practitionner (PEMF, Light-Colour, sound)
He his pursuing further research on the cellular level implications and interractions of movement, light and sound in the human body.

Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood



1835, Rue Gauthier
Montreal, QC, H2K 1A1,

I am a Contact Improv Teacher.

Andrew de Lotbinière Harwood is a leading international teacher, performer and creator in the field of instantaneous choreography and contact improvisation since 1975. He is the artistic director of AH HA Productions, a project oriented company dedicated to improvisation as a performing art form. Andrew studied, taught and performed with Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith and Nita Little, the founding members Contact Improvisation. He also has a background in gymnastics, yoga, modern dance, somatic studies, release technique, compositional improvisation and Aikido. His work has been presented in numerous international festivals since 1980. Andrew danced for the companies of Fulcrum, Jo Lechay, Marie Chouinard and Jean-Pierre Perreault, and continues to collaborate with the Echo Case yearly. He has also collaborated in performance with Chris Aiken, Kirstie Simson, Ray Chung, Lisa Nelson, Benoit Lachambre, Lin Snelling, Joerg Hassman and Mirva Mäkinen among many others. He is the recipient of the Canada Council’s Jacqueline-Lemieux award for the year 2000.
Harwood attended five major Contact Improvisation festivals in the past 3 years (Trans Contact Festival in Romania, Israeli Contact Festival, Kontact Budapest in Hungary, Freiburg Contact Festival in Germany and Zip Contact Festival in Italy, and recently returned from CI36, where he taught advanced classes to many avid practitionners and teachers of the form and performed with other international Contact artists.

Eryn Dace Trudell


Contact: PIE (Performance Improvisation Exchange)

4552 av de L'Esplanade
Montreal, QC, H2T 2Y5,

I am a Contact Improv Teacher.

Thank you for the wonderful Resource.

Isabelle Kirouac


I am a Contact Improv Teacher.

Urban nomad, I spent many years on the road. Without a place to come back to, my body became my home. I learnt to adapt, to cultivate a sense of readiness, to listen and to pay attention to the rhythms of each steps. Contact Improvisation is about attention. Paying attention allows us to constantly be in research, to practice unknowing, to redefine ourselves in each moment. In this constant dance of holding on and letting go, we expose ourselves and witness each others. Through dance, I have been developing a greater awareness of my own body and exploring the nature of my relationships with others. I believe in Contact Improvisation as a process of transformation, which turns fear into curiosity. It is a form of political action that allows us to see and be seen, to communicate through the body, to share and study intimacy, and to find ease and flow while catching the waves.

Isabelle Kirouac has been teaching Contact Improvisation for many years in North & South America, Europe, Israel, Palestine & West Africa. She has been participating to international festivals as well as teaching to profesionnals, community members, youth groups, woman groups, mixability students (...) in such diverse venues as universities, theaters, dance studios, and woman community centers. She is the founder and artistic director of Elsewhere CIDI Festival (Lasqueti Island)

Karine Rathle

Contact: Fleur d'asphalte


I am a Contact Improv Teacher.

This member can host out-of-town jammers.


514 272 1651

Contact: Hyperdance

5624 av.Esplanade
Montreal, QC, H2T3A1,

I am a Contact Improv Teacher.

Peace in Presence


Contact: Anthea Browne

1190 Woodley Ghyll
Montreal, QC, V9C 4H9,

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

With extensive experience in teaching dance and yoga, Anthea has a ballet background, then worked as a contemporary dancer with a butoh flavour. These days she works improvisationally, often creating site-specific pieces to bring dance to new audiences. She has danced in bookstores, on scaffolding, and under waterfalls.

A firm believer in contact dance as a developmental and social networking tool, Anthea's teaching is encouraging and full of positivity.She is well-known for spreading the joy of dance through her innovative workshops and classes.

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