Our contact improvisation group organises classes, open jams and workshops which are open to all bodies, no matter of experience.

Contact improvisation is an open-ended exploration of two or more bodies moving while sharing physical contact. By offering a regular space for learning and practicing the form we aim to gather and share the evolving practice of contact improvisation and its practitioners. As there are different approaches to learning and practicing CI classes would vary. All classes are led by experienced teachers from inside and around the region.

  • The class will start with a 1.5-hour class followed by a 1 hour jam
  • The jam will start with a 30 minute guided warm-up followed by a 2 hour jam

Both sessions are open to all levels and no previous experience is required.

See below for dates and teachers.

For more details on what contact improvisation is, please click here


Sundays, 1.00 – 3.30pm (please arrive at 12.45 for a prompt start and feel free to leave at any point during the jam)


Brighton Ki Centre, Ground Floor Studio, 12 Queen Square, Brighton, BN1 3FD
(Near the Clock Tower & at the top right corner of the square, under the DV8 sign).

The dojo has a padded floor.


  • Class – £10 (£9 concessions*/SDN members)
  • Jam – £7 (£6 concessions*/SDN members)
    *Concessionary rates apply to full-time students and those who are unemployed or have a low income.

There is no need to book any of our sessions in advance and we take cash only.

Upcoming dates and teachers:

  • 14 of July – class with Anne-Gäelle Thiriot
  • 28 July – jam with Belinda Papavasiliou facilitating the warm-up
  • 11 and 25 of August to be confirmed

If you have any questions, please contact brightoncontactimprov@gmail.com

Class description for 14 July 2019:

Anne-Gaëlle will propose a way to play between physicality and musicality, looking back at some fundamental connections in our bodies and with one or more partners – thinking diagonal and spiral, to develop new movement patterns, enjoy dancing and prep for the jam.

Teacher bio:

Anne-Gaëlle Thiriot is an experienced contacter who works as a dancer, performer, teacher and maker across UK, Europe, the USA and South America. She has trained and worked with Charlie Morrissey, KJ Holmes, Rick Nodine, Simone Forti, Simonetta Alessandri, Annie Lok, Julien Hamilton and Nancy Stark Smith among many others. Most recently she has taken part in the last two editions of GLIMPSE in Seattle and Salt Lake City, researching and performing the Underscore led by Nancy Stark Smith.


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Date(s) - Sunday 14 July, 2019
1:00pm - 3:30pm

Brighton Ki Centre