SIAMB , fundado en el 1999, es precursora del Contact Improvisación en España, organizando las primeras Jams y el primer Encuentro Internacional de Contact-Improvisación en Barcelona ECIB en Septiembre 2002 ( 2020 19ª Edición). Posteriormente se sumaron los eventos Summer Meeting Barcelona (Julio 2018, 4ª Edición) y Primavera Spring ( Abril 2018, 5ª edición) En estos encuentros han participado maestros CI de primer nivel
SIAMB organiza “LA JAM ” desde el año 1999, actualmente se realiza todos los jueves en el espacio del Centre Cívic Barceloneta.
SIAMB procura espacios de investigación sobre el CI en laboratorios llamados Exploració y Jams con intervenciones performáticas llamadas Perfo Jam
Al mismo tiempo produce y realiza piezas de Improvisación CI tanto en formato espacio escénico, vídeo o pieza de calle.
Director: Ramon Roig
Coordinación: Aida Vargas
Colaboradores habituales: Daniel J.Hayes, Crisal Rodriguez, Marcelo Salazar, Marina Sans, Alba Segarra, Umma Maraval, Leilani Weis, y un largo etc.
Con todo ello hemos querido reivindicar el derecho a la danza.
El conocer y compartir con tantos maestros y bailarines de todo el mundo ha hecho que nuestra forma de entender la danza se abra a un concepto que va mas allá del movimiento, tal vez un forma distinta de entender el mundo.
SIAMB, founded in 1999, is a precursor of Contact Improvisation in Spain, organizing the oldest Jams and the first Barcelona ECIB International Contact-Improvisation Meeting in September 2002 (2018 17th Edition). Subsequently, the Summer Meeting Barcelona events (July 2018, 4th Edition) and Primavera Spring (April 2018, 5th edition) were added.
SIAMB organizes “LA JAM” since 2001, every Thursday in the space of the Center Cívic Barceloneta.
SIAMB seeks research spaces on the IC, in laboratories called Exploració and Jams with performative interventions called Perfo-Jam
At the same time, he produces and performs pieces of Improvisation CI both in scenic space, video or street piece format.
Directed and coordinated by Ramon Roig
Regular collaborators: Daniel J. Hayes, Aida Vargas, Crisal Rodriguez, Marcelo Salazar, Alba Segarra, Umma Maraval, Leilani Weis, Marina Sans and a long etc.
Director: Ramon Roig
In 1999 four dancers (Leo Castro, Miguel Strebel, Africa Navarro and Ramon Roig), gather to dance and exchange views. Shortly after an open call for dancers and movement artists one day a week is created and ends up becoming the first open Improvisation Dance Jam City. Kaspar König joined the group and formed SIAMB, Societat d’Investigació de les Arts Modernes Barcelona. Later also they add Marielle Morales and Conrado Parodi.
The dance was always the soul of the group although these meetings convened not only dancers but also artists in any field. The Contact-Improvisation would be the vehicular tool to combine, at those meetings, the language of dance with all the scenic elements, thus generating magical moments through improvisation. SIAMB born of that concern, channeling all that energy and focus increasingly towards the study of improvised dance, body language as well as artistic expression.
The Jam I and Jam II. These public events were held in exchange for the loan of the room where the Jams happened: Already in 2001 the first laboratories Improvisation organized by siamb are created.
This trade pact was extended to all areas where siamb He created a new Jam, so we could keep the idea of free and open, very important at the time where all the dance in the city went on in closed areas and payment.
SIAMB was born the idea of creating a platform open to everyone. Thus, since its inception, it has been nurtured SIAMB power and art of many people. Besides the already mentioned many names who have participated and collaborated by providing creativity and work … Estela, Paula, Rachel, Christina, Maribel, Niko, Alf, Gabriel, Ricardo, David, Gisela Lin, Hansel, Susana Marcelo, Marina, Alice, Paolo and many more.
Events and Labs. S.i.a.m.b
Jam I combined the luminous space, improvised dance and live music. This time the call was open but agreed to a specific start time. They were the first attempts to make a jam in a performative action.
The Jam II was an implicit combination of music, video projection, lighting and scenery, inhabited all seven dancers improvisers who roamed the space guided by a chronological order, creating different combinations with other media. The idea was to guide the focus of the viewer in order to generate a certain rhythm scenic and keep their attention.
Parc de Montjuic was an open combocatoria inter disciplinary improvisation composed of two phases. The first was experiential and consisted of living for dance and creating a theme park that at the time was derelict. The segunada phase was aimed at making a documentary video- and actions consecutively in different parts of the park were organized.
3B Festival was a meeting at the Mercat de les Flors given for the presentation of the company and where SIAMB were still share the same premises of improvisation and interdisciplinary fusion space. We combine this time artists from different materials and distributed in different spaces intended to be shown consecutively. The performance ended with a Jam music and dance on white ground where video images are projected.
Improvisation on stage (2001 espai Cia. General electric) Tour guidelines (parkour) for dancers and performers, where space determines the actions and transforms improvisation giving some dramatic content.
Video-Dance Laboratories (2002-2004 CCBneta) Analysis of the relationship between video and dance where exercises between the camera and the dancer is performing live and recording forms effectively sought improvisation.
Dansa i improvisation Music (Can Fabra 2003) With professional improvising musicians worked for several days and involved about twenty people, with the aim of experience in the relationship between music and dance during a joint improvisation.
Accions d’Improvisació (Sesions Golfes La Porta) (Barceloneta Civic Centre 2001 -…) Various shares of improvisation that happen consecutively in different adjacent spaces. The viewer must continue the work, choosing to the perspective that most interests you. This way of observing understood as more appropriate to observe improvisation.
The street and dance (interventions in urban spaces where aimed to create a real relationship between dance and everyday action. These actions were taxed discreetly (hidden camera) among others Txalo Toloza.
Impro-fusion Paris-Barcelona in 2002 an act of exchange with a French group, where the fusion kisas promotes inter-disciplinary THROUGH improvisation performed. The group moved to Paris to share the studies that were performed in Barcelona.
International Meeting of Contact-Improvisation Barcelona
Since 2002 we organize this meeting with the aim of depth and promote the practice of CI. Over the years they have participated in our masters event known international prestige: Martin Keogh 2002, Gustavo Lecce 2003, Cathie Caraker 2004, Frey Faust 2005, Ray Chung 2006, Martin Keogh 2007, Karl Frost 2008, Scott Wells and Otto Akkanen 2009, Daniel Lepkoff 2010, Benno Voorham 2011, Jules Beckman, Adrian Russi, Mirva Mäkinen 2012, Ray Chung Martin Keogh and 2013. These meetings were also attended by teachers and local groups as Jordi Cortes, Dominik Bouruki, Maria Montseny, Ester Montblanc Ester Forment, Jannet and Arn, Africa Navarro, Ramon Roig, Soledad Medina, Platform Crim, As d’Art, Seed, etc.
SIAMB & Contact-Improvisation
The Contact Improvisation was adopted by siamb spontaneously and served as a pattern for the development of all its activities. The values and principles that guided our dances also served to make our projects, trying not to fall in contradiction to the principles of CI. Most of our activities were happening spontaneously and often even no visual record of this. Discover, live dance in everything around us, playing as a synonym for sharing …
In 2001 we started to give the first regular contact-improvisation classes: Marielle Morales, Ramon Navarro Roig and Africa were the first local teachers who dared to teach in Contact-Improvisation themselves in the city.
The Jam /s.i.a.m.b.
Conquered for Improv Jams spaces were: La Caldera, Banana Factory, Mine, General electric Riereta 20 CCBarceloneta. Finally leaving, unfortunately, only the latter, which worked on an exchange with the center and where shares were held in small format event starts the same center.
The CI Jam Barceloneta Civic Centre, is the meeting of contact-improvisation oldest to be held in the Spanish state, with over 12 years of continuous existence.
With all that we wanted to claim the right to dance.
Every Thursday from 16:30 to 19:30 in Barceloneta Civic Centre
Barceloneta Civic Centre C / Conreria 1-9; BCN http://www.bcn.cat/centrecivicbarceloneta/
info: 0034 932213241
Knowing and sharing with many teachers and dancers from around the world has made our way of understanding dance open to a concept that goes beyond the movement, perhaps a different way of understanding the world.