Nowhere Bound: CI Workshop with Martin Keough

Nowhere Bound: CI Workshop with Martin Keough

December 7 – 9, 2018

Asheville, North Carolina

Contact improvisation requires a courageous willingness — but never so much as when we dance in the absence of will – those moments when we drop the reigns and, nowhere bound, allow our animal to carry us.

Join good company for dancing and discovery. With games, some sweat, and the unique physicality of the contact body we will savor and rock the boundaries between states of allowing and mindful intention.

We will explore:

  • Moving from a base of sensation
  • Dancing with a shared central axis
  • Seeking ease in going off balance
  • Finding the spontaneous acrobatics of the form
  • Spending more time in nuance, disorientation, and extended follow-through

This workshop is a mixed levels workshop for those with at least a beginning grasp of Contact fundamentals. If you are new to CI, please consider taking the Fundamentals Series or other classes leading up to the workshop and  coming to classes and jams to get some dance time under your belt.

Registration Open

Closes Nov. 30th

Sliding Scale Pricing
Suggested $180-300 Range
$225 average needed to cover costs



1-4pm Intermediate Module*

5-7pm Potluck @ Group House (with hot tub)

7:30-10pm Jam


10:30am Registration

11-6pm Workshop** (lunch break time TBA)

Evening Community Time @ Group House (with hot tub!)


9:30-4pm Workshop*** (lunch break time TBA)


*Friday only and full event attendance are both options.
**both Saturday and Sunday attendance is strongly encouraged.
***Sunday only registration is not an option.


About Martin Keogh:

Martin Keogh has taught and performed contact improvisation for over thirty-eight years on six continents. For his contribution to the development of the form he is a Fulbright Senior Specialist and listed in Who’s Who in the World. Martin spent time traveling to monasteries in Japan and Korea and was the director of the Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkeley before discovering the world of dance. He is the author of four books including the recently released, Dancing Deeper Still: The Practice of Contact Improvisation. More info at: