please visit the 2011 festival website

Please visit the new website for the 2011 Touch&Play Festival:

We are astounded and overjoyed by the popularity of the Touch&Play concept in Berlin 2010. We are returning in Cardona, Spain for the 2011 Touch&Play Festival.

Registrations are now open for the 2011 Touch&Play Research Experiment, and will soon be open for the Festival.

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If you’re dancing physics, you’re dancing contact. If you’re dancing chemistry, you’re doing something else.

Steve Paxton (1987)

To move within physics is to realize your body. To dance with chemistry is to accept your soul. Combining both could be the most exhilarating thing you have ever done

Touch & Play (2010)


to the first edition of the Touch&Play Festival. This five-day event will break open Contact’s physicality to touch and play with the human chemistry that lies beneath. Together with 16 different teachers and artists we will be investigating those aspects of CI that are so often taken for granted or shied away from in our jams, classes and communities. We will be looking at the intimacy involved in creating close and improvised physical contact with another person. We will research the impact of emotions on our dances, engage with our hormones and fears, explore our sensuality by bringing our senses into the game, and create a safe and consensual space for people to investigate the place of sexuality in their dance and play.


Dieter Heitkamp, Keith Hennessy, Angela Doniy, Felix Ruckert, Daniel Hayes, Julie Mona Hunger, Mo Herzinger, Jorgos Fokianos, Sabine Sonnenschein, Daniel Mang, Federico Finamore, Michael Hartenfels, Alice Godfroy, Irmela Kastner, Andrea Keiz, And more…

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