Summer dj jam

summer dj jam is based on music spinned by a dj, a shared tuning-in, dance and touch.

the jam happens each time in a different park. the park is always in central helsinki within easy distance for travel.

in case the weather turns bad, the jam will be transferred to eskus – performance center (kaasutehtaankatu 1) in suvilahti, helsinki. in that case it’s also possible to attend remotely.

dj jam arises out of contact improvisation. CI is improvisation through a shared contact point. due to the situation around corona, in the beginning of the jam we will form groups to which the touch is limited so we can monitor the situation. this is also the reason why we ask everyone to purchase their ticket in advance.

you can also take part in the jam by keeping a safe distance. we are always in contact with the world around us and can enjoy contact with the earth, plants, air and sun and enjoy the shared space and music together with others.

you don’t need to have any experience about contact improvisation in order to join the jam.


18 – 18.30 arrival

18.30 – 19 shared and facilitated tuning-in. here we will also go through the rules regarding safety, update the overall situation and form the groups

19 – 20 jam

20 – 20.30 cooling down and ending circle

you can come and go as you want, but we recommend arriving for the shared tuning-in and staying for the ending circle as that will deepen the experience of the jam and make sure everyone shares the same information regarding safety.


the jam is paid in advance at holvi. the jam needs at least five registrations in advance to happen. we will also limit the jam for the moment to 10 dancers to comply with the regulations by the authorities. if the jam happens outside, we will open more spots on the morning of the jam.

after you have paid the jam, also leave your e-mail and phone number at holvi, because we will use these to communicate to final location in the morning of the jam. if the weather is bad, we will also make the decision about the inside space at this time.


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 fifth year, blindfold jam and contemporary rave, which have aroused a lot of interest as new forms for jams this year.


we’ll take some photos and shoot some video at the jam in order to spread the word about upcoming jams. if you’d rather not be seen in these, mention it to the dj and we’ll remove you from the footage.

the jam 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 behaviour is not allowed.

DJ is in charge of safety in the jam and they are never too busy to react so do feel free to contact them at any point if you have any concerns.

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