Focus Jam Weekend 2019

5 - 7 July 2019 in Hamburg

Open mind. Open exploration.

The Focus Jam Weekend 2018
Welcome onboard! Lets go on an expedition to the vaste and diverse world of contact improvisation jams. By focussing on different points of interest we go deeper into that somatic and psychic mysterium. Where do we reach boundaries? What is beyond?

Start Friday, 5 July 2019, 6 pm
End Sunday, 7 July 2019, 6 pm
Place Triade, Bernstorffstr. 117, Hamburg
Registration is open
Fee 120€ if money is transfered by 1st July, 140€ thereafter
Sleeping in the studio is possible.
Max. 30 participants
Self-catering. Meals are not included.

The jams will be dedicated to a specific quality or topic to explore. All optional focusses are listed and discribed →below. They will be voted within the registration process. Depending on the focus, it takes more or less preparation of the group to allow a deep diving into the specific topic. So one specific "Jam" can become structured rather like a class while another one is quite free with a short warm up or introduction only. If you prefer to dance freely without any topic and any structure, this is not your festival.

Changes in 2019:
· Jam 3 (Saturday afternoon) is our Selfcare-Jam. Its providing time and space for your individual relaxation and digestion of the the group experience. What do you need to let go? Sleep? Meditation? Dance? Rage? Physical contact?
· Jam 4 is open for friends and guests. In the →schedule, you'll find more Information about that.

There will be short starting circles to gather and focus the group energy. So please be in time, if you want to join the jam. Some additional structures like breaks, smaller harvest circles and exchanges will be offered. In order to let grow a strong trustful group, try to be part of every jam. Be sure that you are wanted, just as you are, even when tired, sad or not in the 'right' mood. In the morning there is a sounding and singing circle with the option to listen and meditate besides. If you are musician, you are invited to bring your instrument.

It is possible to sleep in the studio (7€ per night per person). Please bring your sleeping bag and camping mat. There is only one shower and two bathrooms.

To keep it simple and low budget, meals are not included. Please bring what you need to eat and drink and feel free to share. There are many restaurants nearby.

Please keep the spaces clean. The cleaningjam takes place sunday noon.

There are too many possible focusses to work on that weekend. So its over to you to choose in the registration form which focus you wish to work on. The few commentational words behind the names of the jam try to explain roughly what is meant. As some of the focusses need a high concentration, they are only realisable for a part of a jamtime, maybe 30 minutes. Others may need a longer introduction, so the jam becomes more like a class. And others just are selfexplaining and give space for individual experience and exploration for hours... If you have your own focusses ideas, write them down for the next FJW at the end of the registration form. On the german version of the webpage, you find a list of focusses we already used the last years (→ Archiv).

Friday, 5 July Saturday, 6 July Sunday, 7 July
1000 - 1045 Sound Circle Sound Circle
1100 - 1300 JAM 2 JAM 5
1300 - 1530 Lunchtime, Nap Lunchtime, Nap, Cleaning
1530 - 1800 JAM 3 (Seflcare-Jam) JAM 6, Closing Circle
1800 - 2000 Arriving, 1900: Welcome Circle Dinnertime
2000 - 2200 JAM 1 JAM 4 (open*)

*The open jam on Saturday night invites guests and friends (Contribution: 10-15€). The topic of that evening will be published here a few days in advance. Entrance and arrival at 7:30pm. Beginning and closed doors at 8pm sharp.

Feel free to email me: tilman(at)
For Information about me go to

  1. Fill out this form completely and agree to the conditions.
  2. Some days later you'll receive a confirmation email with the details of the money transfer. If it takes more than a week, please write me an email!
  3. You're fully registered as soon as the money is transfered.
If there are any problems email me: tilman(at)existanz(dot)de.

Who are you?

email adress might be forwarded to other participants for organizing rideshares.

Where do you want to sleep?

want to sleep in the studio (Triade) and I bring my own sleeping back and camping mat. (7€/night)
can offer a private place to sleep for 10€/night (e. g. sofa, room, appartment...).
search a private sleeping place for 10€/night.
sleep at home or I organize the nights in Hamburg by my own.

Which are your favourite focusses?
Conditions of participation

(1) You participate on your own risk! 
(2) The organizers and helpers cannot be held liable for any loss, damages or injuries.
(3) There are no health concerns arguing against a participation.
(4) By submitting this form you oblige yourself to pay the participation fee.
(5) The registration is valid when money is fully transfered.
(6) The fee can't be refunded for any reasons including cases of injury, illness, etc.
(7) Your personal data won't be given to other participants unless you agree explicitly.

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