June sees the beginning of a new series of contact improvisation classes and jams in Brighton. Our first class will be taught by Lizzie Rosenthal. Sessions will alternate between two different structures:

  • 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:

  • 23 June – class with Lizzie Rosenthal
  • 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 23 June 2019:

‘Internal & External Space’: In this class, we will make space for nourishing and playful experiences of shared weight in movement. We will search for internal space through the activation and loosening of fascia and nerves so that the body-mind is open and ready for real-time connections. We will also augment some core physics and anatomy of the practice by excavating classic contact improvisation situations, before opening into a jam to give space for the body to speak, as it desires.

Teacher bio:

Lizzie Rosenthal is a dance artist from the UK currently studying the Axis Syllabus. Her material is part of an ongoing search for anatomical integrity connected to the release of histories that have manifested in the body and inhibited intelligent movement pathways and creative expression. She is also curious about the absence of knowing during improvisation, whilst encouraging movement to grow from our inner perception toward outward form. Lizzie is supported and inspired by long-standing research in contact improvisation, somatics and movement in water.




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Date(s) - Sunday 23 June, 2019
1:00pm - 3:30pm

Brighton Ki Centre