Important GUS info

Global Underscore (GUS) 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019: 10:00 am–2:00 pm EST (UTC-04:00)

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2018 Global Underscore Sites

65 Sites

7 Continents:
AFRICA (0 sites)
ANTARTICA (0 sites)
ASIA (14 sites)
EUROPE (23 sites)
NORTH AMERICA (14 sites)
SOUTH AMERICA (12 sites)

Options for Participation:

Full Score Practice:                               29 sites*
Non-Synchronous Full Score Practice:   3 sites
Modified Jam:                                        16 sites
Non-Synchronous Modified Jam:            9 sites
Satellites:                                                 8 sites**
Total                                                      65 sites

*Jun Akiyama, Boulder, CO USA and Nancy Stark Smith, Florence, MA USA did solo Full Score Practices and were counted in the 29 Full Score Practices. 
**Several of the 2018 NSS January Workshop/Long Dance participants participated at various sites. Others of them were additional Satellites that were not included in the 8 Satellites because they did not register through the website. So the number of satellites was actually higher.

GUS 2018 Time Zones: June 23, 2018
  7 am - 11 am UTC-07:00   Berkeley/Ashland/Seattle  (3 sites)
  8 am - 12 pm UTC-06:00   Boulder  (1 sites)
  9 am - 1 pm UTC-05:00     Minneapolis/Cuidad de Mexico/Monterrey Argentina  (5 sites)
10 am - 2 pm UTC-04:00     Buffalo/Columbus/New York/Stukely-Sud  (7 sites)
11 am - 3 pm UTC-03:00     Buenos Aires/
Bogota/Rio/San Juan (10 sites)
  3 pm - 7 pm UTC+01:00    Galway/Lagos/London  (4 sites)
  4 pm - 8 pm UTC+02:00    
Amsterdam/Berlin/Brussels/Paris/Vienna  (15 sites)
  5 pm - 9 pm UTC+03:00    Athens/Kharkiv/Kyiv/Israel  (4 sites)
  6 pm - 10 pm UTC+04:00  Moscow  (1 sites)
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm UTC+05:30  India  (4 sites)
10 pm - 2 am UTC+08:00    Beijing/Shanghai/Taipei/Hong Kong/Singapore  (7 sites)
11 pm - 3 am UTC+09:00    Seoul/Tokyo  (2 sites)
12 am - 4 am UTC+10:00   (June 24th) Melbourne/Sydney  (2 sites)



Dadao Theatre
Sunhe No. 52 Yuan, Jingmi Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing (North of Sunhe Subway Station)
June 24 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm:  Non-Synchronous Full Score Practice
Adel Andalibi: Adel at herespace dot com
We will do a whole weekend Underscore workshop, details of which session is closer to GU time come later.

Guangzhou (LeZai Space)
2-3/F, No.1 Chang Qing Fang Back alley, No. 511 Tongfu East Road, Haizhu District
10:00 pm - 2:00 am/Modified Jam
510240 Guangdong
yuenjie MARU: yuenjie at yahoo dot com
The facilitator yuenjie MARU (from Hong Kong) will work with Moon Wu (Guangzhou local). The space is small so that participants need register through Wechat ID: TheEmptySpace, limited 16 people. No internet and need keep quiet.
Talk-Through: 8:00 pm, UTC+8

Inch dance
3399 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District
2:00-6:00 pm/Non-Synchronous Full Score Practice
Talk-through: 2:00 pm
Yu Chien Cheng: yuchiencheng at foxmail dot com

Improvisation Shenzhen
South gate of Hui Long garden,kaifeng Road,futian District
518000 ShenZhen, Guangdong
10:00 pm–2:00 am, UTC+8/Modified Jam
Talk-through: 8:00 pm, UTC+8
Yuanyuandudu and JF-wang: yuanyuandudu83 at gmail dot com
Our group used to be called shenzhen modern dance group. Now it is improvisation shenzhen. We have been participating in the Global Underscore full score practice for two years.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong (Blank Space Studio)
Wing Yip Street, Kwai Chung, New Territories
10:00 pm - 2:00 am/Modified Score Jam
Mimi Lo: mimi_lo at hotmail dot com
Talk-Through: 8:00 pm


601, 1st Floor, 12th Main, Indiranagar, Bangalore, India 560038
5:00-9:00 pm/Non-Synchronous Full Score Practice
 Karthik Rajmohan and Dara Okat Godzuki
LIVE MUSIC with Dara Okat Godzuki and friends.

Play Practice Residency
560059 #161,3rd cross, 1st main, Sapthagiri layout, Muthuraya nagar, Mysore road, R V college post,
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm/Full Score Practice
Elise Knudson/Abhilash Ningappa:  playpractice dot info at
I don't know that much about this community yet. Abhilash, whose studio this is, has practiced Underscore with Nancy and thinks there will be at least some in the community who will come. I don't think there is a regular practice happening now. We will have internet. There will be at least two of us. :)
Talk-Through: 6:00 pm

Pitampura, New Delhi
E/983, 1st Floor,Saraswati Vihar,
110034 Pitampura, New Delhi
(arrive by 5:45pm) 6:00-9:00 pm/Non-Synchronous Modified Jam
Priyanka And Guru Suraj: b.priyanka81 at gmail dot com
Talk-through: 6:00-7:00 pm

Upper Dharamkot, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh

Vishram Hainee (ask for Heena Cafe and follow the signs)
120475 Upper Dharamkot, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
6pm-9pm/Non- Synchronous Modified Jam
Talk-Through in the first 30-45 minutes
Adi and emka*: ma_ka at riseup dot net
We will start with a short talk through followed by one hour of Underscore practice. This will lead into a jam. Part of our dance will be simultaneously with the GUS.


Tel-Aviv (Noa-Dar Studio)
13 Laskov St.
17:00 - 21:00/Full Score Practice
Lior Ophir: lior.ophir at gmail dot com
Talk-Through if needed. As part of Assembly around 17:00


439053 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Block M, #02-53
10:00 pm - 2:00 am/Modified Score Jam
Faye Lim, Felicia Lim: quequegroup at gmail dot com
Underscore workshop: June 7, 7pm to 9pm

South Korea

Seoul (Momchum Studio)
Seokyo-ro, Mapo-gu
11:00 pm -3:00 am/ Modified Score Jam
Bongho Kim & AIAE Members/sulkiwoo at hanmail dot net
AIAE:  aiae.official at gmail dot com, Yes we will start early and finish early, participants : AIAE members
Talk-Through: 10:00 pm - 10:50 pm


No. 200, Sec. 4, Yan-Ping N Rd., Datong Dist.,
8:45 am -2:00 pm/Modified Score Jam
YU Yen-Fang: yuyenfangdance at gmail dot com
We will do it through FB invitation and word of mouth this year. No web-site.
The location is part of the Taipei Performance Art Center. For more information about the space, please visit:
We will have access to the internet.
Participants are still unknown. I will update it as soon as I know.
Talk-Through will occur at around 9-10pm


Tokyo or near Tokyo (katase nishihama -beach or outdoor-)
katasekaigan fujisawashi
23 June 11:00pm - 24 June 3:00 am/Modified Jam Score
Talk-Through:  June 23 9:00 -10:00 pm



Annandale, Sydney

Annandale Creative Arts Centre
81 Johnston St
Annandale, Sydney, NSW
June 24, 12:00 midnight - 4:00 am/Full Score Practice
Talk-through: prior to event
Gina Yardley: Shiatsuenquiry at gmail dot com
FB: contact Improvisation in Sydney We are a community of dancers led by 6 committee members & host underscore bimonthly ish

Fitzroy (Cecil Street)
66 Cecil Street
3065 Victoria
12:00 am - 4:00 am/Full Score Practice
Mike Green & Ashley McQueen: mikejgreen4965 at gmail dot com
Contact Mike and Ashley to find out when the talk-through will be happening.

New Zealand



Vienna (WUK, Studio 1407)
Währinger Straße 59
16:00 - 20:00/Full Score Practice
Sebastian Schubert, Lucia Schmid &  Georg Maché: sebastianschubert at gmx dot at
The Talk-through will be the same one as for our monthly Underscore-practise, on Sunday, 3rd of June, 19:30 at Prana Yoga-Studio.


Brussels (Vormingscentrum Destelheide)
 Destelheidestraat 66
1653 Dworp
16.00 pm - 20.00 pm/Full Score Practice
Caroline Waters:  Cievents31 at gmail dot com
The global underscore will take place within this years ECITE. European Contact Improvisation Exchange in Brussels
A talk through will happen at 15.00 pmjust before hand


Savolinna, Finland
Terhi Rasilo


Barnave (Le Serre)
26310 Rhône Alpes
3:00 pm Talk-Through
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm/Full Score Practice
Caroline Zenatti & Tiphaine Saintrain: collectif3petitspoints at gmail dot com

rue des Cèdres
Franck Waille: at gmail dot com
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm/Satellite
Opening and closing at France's time, with practice inside (2h more or less)

Marseille, France
Jo Bruhn

Athens (Griffon Studio)
Argolidos 48 & Riankour, Ambelokipi
17:25 - 20:00/Non-Synchronous Modified Score Jam
Marianna Makri: silent5wind at gmail dot com
Talk-through: 16:00 to 17:15


Jakob Mache

Hamburg (Triade)
Bernstorffstraße 117
Angela-Mara Florant: contact at angelamaraflorant dot de
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm/Full Score Practice
2:30 - 3:30 pm Talk-Through
The name of the dance space is Triade, in this space a lot of contact improvisation is practiced. We will have access to the internet.
Some of the participants: Angela-Mara Florant, Sigrid Bohlens, Heilke Bruns, Lara Bogataj, Natascha Golubstova



Galway (St. Nicholas Parochial School, Waterside, Woodquay)
H91 W2V0 Connacht
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm/Full Score Practice
Bernadette Divilly:   bernidivilly at gmail dot com
Participants: Roughly about 10-20 people.
12:00 pm Talk-Through


Borgo Val di Taro (Fattoria Macinarsi)
Fattoria Macinarsi
43043 Parma
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm/Full Score Practice
Caterina Mocciola: caterina.mocciola at gmail dot com
we will host the global underscore in a farm in the apennine area of italy, it will be the first CI event organized here, a sort of christening of the space. i will be supported by the group of people residing in the farm, by fahri ayrbeck and we will invite ci dancers who have been practicing the underscore in milan (a group that has recently been formed in collaboration with fahri, elisa ghion and myself) and dancers who have been participating to previous underscores in italy and elsewhere.
we will have internet access.
Talk-Through time is still to be determined

The Netherlands

Studio100, De Wittenstraat 100
1052BA Noord Holland
16:00 - 20:00/Full Score Practice
Kees Lemmens in collaboration with the other teachers/organisers of the Saturday Amsterdam Jam: kees.lemmens at live dot nl
The Amsterdam Global Underscore is organised in confluence with, and in the same studio as, the weekly Saturday Amsterdam Jam: we're extending our usual studio-time by two hours for the occasion, so we can dance the full Underscore 16:00-20:00
Access to internet is possible, but in the hallway only.
You need to ring the bell marked "Studio100" to enter the venue.
A Talk-Through will be given within the time-frame, between 16:00 and 16:45


Warszawa (Studium Teatralne)
Lubelska 30/32
Natalia Oniśk: to.punkt.kontaktu at gmail dot com
4:00-8:00 pm/Full Score Practice
The event is supported by Warsaw Flow Festival
There will be talk-through. Contact Natalia for more information.


8600 Lagos, Faro
15:00 to 19:00/Fullscore Practice
Sofia Brito: at gmail dot com
Talk-through: 13:00 to 14:30


Moscow (Open World)
Pavlovskaya, 18
Anna Titova: annzhilina at yandex dot ru
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm/Full Score Practice
Talk-Through will be held at 19.30 - 20.30, Friday 22 June



Gozd Martuljek (Summer solstice dance festival, Hotel Rute)
Zgornje Rute 40
Ales Kranjc Kuslan: aleskranjck at gmail dot com
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm/Modified Score Jam
Underscore will be part of the Summer Solstice Dance Festival ( the same as last year) which will take place from 21. till 24th of June in mountain region of Slovenia. Web site:
Talk-Though at 3:00 pm


Barcelona (ENEstudio Barcelona)
Pasatge Sant Antoni Abad. 11 (to the height 13th of Urgell street)
08015 Barcelona, Spain 
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm/Modified Jam Score
Natividad Insua: enestudiobcn at gmail dot com
    Full time, a couple of hours of jam will be added
    4:00 pm Talk-Through

    Valencia (La Escuela de Ruzafa)
    Denia 32
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm/Non-Synchronous Modified Jam Score
    Olaya Aramo: olaya.aramo at gmail dot com
    My name is Olaya Aramo, I'm starting to teach in Valencia (Spain) a city with a fresh contact impro jammers scene but small deep experience in the practice of contact impro. I've studied contact in Madrid with Cristiane Boullosa and Diana Bonilla for some years and recently moved to Valencia. I'm now starting to teach in this school "La Escuela de Ruzafa" which is focused in social dance and fusion. I really want to encourage CI practitioners in Valencia to deepen in the practice of contact impro, and I would really like also to encourage more people from the school to join contact impro practice through a conscious practice of contact and improvisation such as the underscore. So I hope to have a big group of unexperienced people who might find a deep experience of dance and somatic awareness through the underscore, including myself, as I haven't studied with Nancy nor I have participated in the underscore myself, despite I have studied it in Madrid with my teachers.

    Talk-Through info: I hope I can do it with the more focused group, and for the rest at least I will pass some material to potential participants, but I cannot assure all the people is going to be aware of the structure before doing it.


    Basel (TanzRaum im Warteck)
    Burgweg 15
    4058 Basel, Switzerland
    16:00 - 20:00/Full Score Practice
    Talk-Through: 14:00 - 15:30
    Ines Heckmann & Monique Kröpfli: info at denkeninbewegung dot de
    Monique is hosting the event in Basel, Switzerland and invited Ines for the Talk-Through to come over from Freiburg, Germany. Hopefully there will be participants from both countries and more...
    The next day, Sunday, 24.6., 11:00 - 20:00 the Mittsommer-Jam takes place in the same studio. Might be worth staying for the whole week-end!


    Kharkiv (Princess Ballet Studio)
    Plehanovskaya 4a, studio 1
    18:30 - 22:00/Non-Synchronous Modified Score Jam
    Yuriy Kuzin: at gmail dot com
    This time and place are typical weekly meeting of CI community in Kharkiv. Usually we have a class since 18:00 and then a jam since 20:00. This time we will start from walk-through at 18:00 and then will start practice at 18:45
    Talk-Through: 18:00


    Ishavara Yoga Studio
    Verkhniy Val 16/4

    01004 Kyiv
    18:00-21:00/Non-Synchronous Modified Jam
    Talk-through: 18:00
    Ivanna Smolyana: ivannasm at gmail dot com

    United Kingdom

    Caxton House Community Center
    129 St John's Way
    N19 3RQ London
    3pm-7pm/Modified Jam
    Anne-Gaëlle Thiriot, Jonathan Megaw: webmasterciuk at gmail dot com
    The GUS is at the same time as our regular Sat Jam so it will be a simultaneous practice. Some people will be practicing the GUS and the jam will also be in the same studio- so some people will come into the GUS . The harvest /reflection will include those who started at the beginning in the stand and include them.




                   Stukely-Sud, Eastern Townships (Danse Oree de Bois)
    JO2J0 Quebec, Canada
     Friday Night, June 22 at 6:00 pm Talk-Through
                 10:00 am - 2:00 pm/Full Score Practice
                   Stéphanie Gaudreau:info at danseoreedesbois dot com


    Ashland, Oregon
    Shannon Sahaja

    Berkeley, California
    John Carnahan

    Boulder, Colorado
    7:30am-12:30pm / Full Score Practice
    J. Akiyama: akiy at sharingweight dot com
    Solo Global Underscore
    (sorry, no additional participants)

    Buffalo, New York
    Wasteland Studios
    700 Main St. (6th floor)
    Buffalo, NY, 14202
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm/Full Score Practice
    Rebecca Sophia Strong:  
    Talk-Through the night before. The time and location is to be decided.

    Charlottesville, Virginia
     McGuffey Art Center, studio 20
    201 2nd St NW
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm/Non-Synchronous Modified Score Jam
    Brad Stoller and Ken Laster: organizers at cvilleci dot com
    Advance online registration will be required. Registration form link will be posted at above sites beforehand.
    We will only do a brief overview at the beginning of the event, and may discuss more during our weekly jam's closing circle the week prior (6/16 10am-noon).

    Columbus, OH
    Kelly Hurlburt
    Deerfield, Massachusetts
    Windhorse Hill
    595-B River Rd, Deerfield MA 01342
    8:30 am Talk-through
    10 am - 2 pm/Full Score Practice
    with Nancy Stark Smith
    Patrick Crowley, Sarah Young:   email
    Please be at least 10 minutes early!

    Evanston, Illinois 
    Ridgeville Park District
    908 Seward St
    Evanston, Illinois 60202
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm/Full Score Practice
    Daniel Halkin: dhalkin at earthlink dot net
    Outdoors, with indoors if required by weather
    We use verbal guidance during instead of a talk-through before - it works here in Chicago, where we have had a regular once a month Underscore for years.

    Florence, Massachusetts
    10 am- 2pm/Satellite
    Nancy Stark Smith

    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Center for the Performing Arts
    3754 Pleasant Ave S
     Minneapolis, Minnesota 55409
    9:00 am-1:00 pm CST/Full Score Practice
    Lindsay Forsythe and Timmy Wagner: lint71 at gmail dot com
    We expect 20+ participants, we have a Facebook page, "Contact Improvisation Twin Cities".
    Connect with Lindsay and Timmy to find the time for the Talk-Through.

    New York
    Eden's Expressway
    237 Broadway 4th floor 
    New York, NY 11201 
    Full Score Practice
    Lucy Mahler:  lucymegcohen at gmail dot com
    UnderscoreNYC on facebook
    9:30 am Talk-Through

    San Juan (Centro Danza Performing Arts School)1857 Ave. Ponce de Leó
    00909 San Juan, Puerto Rico
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm/Non-Synchronous Modified Score Jam
    Talk through at 11am
    Veronica E. Rodriguez Ojeda: danzacontactpr at gmail dot com
    We are in the same time zone as NY and Boston. We plan to end our score at 2pm and take part of the final facing. We still need to confirm if we will have access to the internet. Veronica E. Rodriguez Ojeda, co-founder of Danza Contacto Puerto Rico, will be leading the Underscore with the support of Maidelise Rios Medina and Rosa Lina Lima, also from Danza Contacto PR.

    Seattle (Washington Hall)
    153 14th Ave
    98122 Washington
    7:00 am - 11:00 am/Full Score Practice
    Katherine Cook: cook.katherine at gmail dot com
    No Talk-Through



    Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Centro de la Musica y la Danza. EX- Biblioteca Nacional)
    Street MEXICO 564
    1154 Buenos Aires, Argentina
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm/Modified Jam Score
    Laura Barcelo- Cristina TURDO: cristurdo at gmail dot com

    Los Molles (Ecoposada Madreverde)
    5885 Córdoba
    11:00 am-3:00 pm/Full Score Practice
    Shakti Avattar León: lorenaavallar at gmail dot com
    Name of Organizator: Shakti Avattar León Profesion: Dancer Facebook: Shakti Avattar León Place: Ecoposada Madreverde Facebook: Ecoposada Madreverde Los Molles, Traslasierras. Córdoba, Argentina.

    Molinari (monteCIto)
    Av Costanera s/n - Villa Ahora
    Córdoba, Argentina
    15:00-18:00/Modified Jam Score
    Iván Baucia: granenjambre at gmail dot com
    the place where we will perform the GUS is called monteCIto. It is a Residence space that is located in a natural environment Serrano, in the province of Córdoba. Seminars, laboratories and Jams of CI, occur regularly in this space. monteCIto does not yet have a web page. We have an internet signal.
    We invite the participants to arrive the day before to the practice of the GUS to have a time of talk about the structure of the GUS


    Angelina, Santa Catarina
    Rua Vinte e Sete
    Estrada Geral da Betânia
    88460000 Angelina, Santa Catarina
    11am - 15pm/Modified Jam
    Caue Fantin Dietrich and Ana Alonso: caue.fd at gmail dot com

    Rua Doutor Carlos Mendes de Paula, 601 - Taquaral
    (Confirm time!) 11:00-14:00/Full Score Practice
    Marília Carneiro: marilia.carneiro at gmail dot com
    June 19 at 8:30 pm Talk-Through

    Palmeiras, Bahia
    Mercado Público de Palmeiras
    Praca do Mercado

    Palmeiras, Bahia
    11:00-14:00/Non-Synchronous Modified Jam
    Hugo Leonardo da Silva, Mario Blanco, Sasha Bezrodnova: riomarblanco at gmail dot com

    Rio de Janeiro
    Casa Taura
    20240-290 Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno 100
    Rio de Janeiro
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm/Modified Score Jam
    Sofia Giliberti, Hugo Macedo, Mar Mendes - supported by Béu (Isabel) Tornaghi from afar....: at gmail dot com
    The intention is to create a closed container for seriours research practice (option A), however we forsee that option B might be more of a reflection of our reality, since it's likely that not everyone's level be par with that depth of reseacrch, even though the walk-thru will be mandatory... 11am-3pm Brasilia Time
    Talk-Through will be the evening of June 22. Connect with the facilitators to find out more info.


    Bogota (Adra Danza Casa Corporal)
    Dg. 42a #20-45
    110111 Cundinamarca
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm/Modified Score Jam
    Valentina Valencia:
    Vamos a bailar en un espacio de entrenamiento corporal durante cuatro horas, tenemos acceso a Internet, tenemos dos encuentros de estudio antes del underscore para informar a quienes no conocen la práctica.
    Talk-Through: 18 y 22 de junio

    Calle Garcia Moreno y Matovelle
    170103 Pichincha
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm/Full Score Practice
    Sofia Barriga: sofiabarrigamonteverde at gmail dot com
    Contact Sofia Barriga to get info for the time of the Talk-Through


    Ciudad de México (VIVEROS DE COYOACÁN)\
    Viveros de coyoacán, en las calles de fresnos y olmos
    01030 Coyoacán
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm/Full Score Practice
    EPIICO (Ariadna Franco, Laura Villeda, Froyland Miguel Hernández):
    ariadance at hotmail dot com
    Danzaremos en los viveros de coyoacán en el prado de fresnos y olmos, iniciamos a las 9 y terminamos a la 1.
    FB: EPIICO(Experimentación, practica e investigación en improvisación de Contacto)

    Monterrey (Centro Poniente)
    M.M delLlano 1831 PTE
    64000 Nuevo Leon
    Contact Monterrey to find out when the Talk-Through will happen
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm/Full Score Practice
    Daniel Ontiveros:  puroescape at gmail dot com


    Neptunia (Miralejos)
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm/ Modified Score Jam
    Karen Wild:  karswd at gmail dot com
    Talk-Through: Thursday 21 and Friday 22 June


    1. Wish I'd found out sooner. Our Bay Area California folks did not organize for this this year. I'd love to be informed about it sooner next year. (

    2. Hi Harmonly, sorry you didn't know about it. We will add your email address to our lists so you know about it for the future. ~Patrick

    3. As my understanding, Guangzhou should be the Modified Score Jam not the Full Score....and I think Shenzhen also....

    4. Rio de Janeiro plans to be streaming tomorrow! Check it out!