Contemporary Rave is a combination of a rave, a dance class and consciousness dancing all over the walls. It’s a rave in a dance studio. It’s consensual touch, the best dance floor in the city and a rave for your 30 best friends that you just don’t know yet.
The night has a precise structure, but you can arrive when you feel like it. Of course the night has been designed as a whole so you will get the most out of it if you journey through it in full. If you arrive later, please note that the beginning of the night is very delicate so do respect other dancers’ experience when entering the space.
B E G I N N I N G
20.30 – 21 Entering the space. Selecting the blindfolds. Your own tuning in before beginning together.
D A R K N E S S
21 – 22.30 Dancing blindfolded. We begin in silence, but play music after the quiet tuning in. This sensitizes you to both to the movement of others, touch and music.
L I G H T
22.30 – 24 Dance with your eyes open. A second tuning in towards the rise of the energy. dj set also lifts the energy higher than in the dj jams.
N E W W O R L D
00 – 00.30 Cooling down in the space without music.
The night is based on gentle somatic exercises, contact improvisation, experiencing the music with your whole body and dancing your brain away in a safer space. You don’t need to have experience about dance, contact improvisation or basically about anything to take part. You do need to read the guidelines of a safer space at the end of this description and follow them.
DJ & FACILITATOR
Samee Haapa is an actor FIA, dancer and a dj, who has 20 years of experience in organising alternative clubs and raves and teaching and making radical contemporary dance. They have previously started the dj jam which is now running its seventh year and Blindfold Jam. Contemporary Rave is their latest proposal for a better contemporary party in 2022.
TIME & LOCATION & PRICE
Eskus – Performance Center, studio 1, Puhdistamo (building n:o 6) 2. fl. Official address: Kaasutehtaankatu 1/33, 00540 Helsinki.)
Letting go of the control of the sight changes your perception of others, space and boundaries. Please consider whether this is something you’re ready for. There are multiple safety precautions in place to keep everyone safe, but ability to recognize and articulate your own boundaries is essential.
We’ll take some photos and possibly shoot some video in the event. If you’d rather not be seen in these, come and tell it to the dj and we’ll sort it out.
Contemporary Rave is committed to the principles of safer space. This means respect for all genders, sexualities, backgrounds, bodies and abilities. Racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic or other oppressive behavior is not allowed.
dj is in charge of safety in the space and they are never too busy to react so do feel free to contact them at any point if you have any concerns.
Contemporary Rave is intoxicant-free and naturally high