Fall Jam 2023

Fall Jam 2023

The Fall Jam in Bellingham is a Contact Improvisation weekend hosted by Carmen and Rajendra Serber, featuring a special workshop with Nita Little and music by Serge Gubelman, YamSweets and Shamsi Bluesky. We are lucky to have Michal Lahav and Jessi Rado as additional facilitators. Join us to practice Contact Improvisation with the inspiration of classes, labs, music, contemplative dance practice*, the underscore and of course jamming. Come behold the beauty and splendor of the Aikido Peace Education Center while moving yourself and connecting with people in this somatic container.

September 22 ~ Friday day workshop with Nita Little.
September 22-24 ~ Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday morning see schedule below...

The low low bargain price of $60 to $100 (sliding scale) for the jam weekend, or the Friday workshop with Nita Little (including Friday evening) $80 to $130 or join us for everything $130 to $250.

Register by filling out the contact form and send payment via Venmo to @Carmen-Serber with the note "Fall Jam in Bellingham". Sign up soon!

Please let everybody you want to dance with know ~ share this post in email, on Facebook or wherever you are social.

🏕️ Camping options are available at the Lookout Art’s Quarry for $18 a night. Additionally we probably can accommodate another 5-10 people. If anyone in Bellingham can host a dancer, please let us know.

Nita's workshop description

A brief introduction to Relational Intelligence in Contact Improvisation

This one-day workshop will introduce dancers to body-based practices that rethink and retrain our relational skills through understanding how our embodied states influence our communicative impact and abilities. This material stems from 5 decades of movement work formed on the ground of contact improvisation. Our work in this single day offers dancers the recognition that moving well together allows us to become more than single beings. Expanding who we are together frames what we can be and what can arise in the immediacy and vitality of each moving moment.


Nita Little, PhD, is an activist for embodied relational intelligence and a teacher, choreographer, and scholar of improvisational dance. She is one of the foremost developers of Contact Improvisation since its inception in 1972. She specializes in physical and mental relations between people and their worlds. Nita is invited to teach and speak to people worldwide.


Friday September 22 ~ workshop with Nita Little

10am Workshop
1pm Lunch Break
2-5pm Workshop

Friday September 22 ~ Jam starts

6:00 Open Space
7:00 Welcome experience into Jam
8ish Jam ~ music with Serge Gubelman

Saturday September 23

9:30 Contemplative Dance Practice* with Carmen
11:00 Jam
11:30 Welcome activity
12:00 Lunch
2:00 Class with Carmen
3:30 Waking up your voice with Jessi Rado
4:30 Open Space ~ Jam
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Improvisation Farm 🐓
8ish Jam ~ music with YamSweets and Shamsi Bluesky

Sunday May 14

9:30 Open Space
10:00 Underscore with Michal Lahav
12:30 Closing Circle
1:00 Clean up

*Contemplative Dance Practice, developed by Barbara Dilley, is a simple yet profound practice of moving meditation. It works with the innate intelligence of the body, psyche and imagination, and their drive for wholeness and integration. We pay attention to the body and invite it to lead into movement or stillness, suspending self-criticism and cultivation awareness. We may move, or be moved, into deeper streams of consciousness. As we practice, the artificial boundaries between body, psyche and spirit begin to dissolve and we discover aspects of ourselves and our lives from fresh perspectives. As we practice with others, we develop an appreciation for the diversity of human experience.