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  Cancellation of the Festival 2021!
December 1st, 2020
Unfortunately we had to cancel the festival 2021 because of the virus.
We decided to postpone the whole program of 2020 to 2022.

2021: Because we consider dancing together as an essential activity, we still wish to organize whatever event the conditions and situation will allow us in the summer 2021. If gatherings are possible, we will reinvent formats and create time/space for sharing the dance. As we learnt from last year, it will not be before late spring that a clear image can emerge.

Preworkshop will happen!
July 7th, 2020
Yes we can rent the spaces and will run the preworkshop - please reagister as soon as possible: preworkshop

Coronanews about the preworkshop and the idea of the alternative event!
June 17th, 2020
we hope you are finding your way into the pleasure of movement at home, outdoors or dealing with the indoor distance measures.
Here are some updates as we promised you: After some conversations with the Town Hall this week, it is still not clear if we can rent a gym hall. At the moment they are only available for the schools and not for external associations like us and groups of max 10 people are allowed in the gym. These rules run till June 30th and we don’t know when this will change. If they don’t change, we are unable to organize anything.
We are still full of hope that we can host the preworkshop with Charlie Morrissey as planned on August 3rd - 7th, 2020. The content of the workshop will be redesigned into Material of the Spine, solo, duet and group Improvisation without touch and with physical distance, to suit the current measures. The workshop is addressed to experienced contacters and improvisors.
We are also brainstorming about an alternative event directly after the preworkshop from August 8th - 14th, 2020 that could also fulfill the sanitary necessary measures for 25 participants. It takes the shape of a CI Research Lab for peers. Participation will be only through a personal invitation. We will contact you as soon we know more about changes.
For both events we are in close dialogue with the town hall and will get a next update about new regulations for renting the spaces for our purposes, at the beginning of July. We are planning to come back to you by July 7th with the last news.
It is a big help to know you are sustaining this uncertainty with us till we can pronounce our final decision in July. Thank you!
We keep you posted and look forward to dancing together again!
Best and caring wishes, the team

Festival is cancelled for 2020!
May17th, 2020
After holding the hope of making the Festival happen this year we finally let go. Sadly we announce that the contactfestival freiburg 2020 will not take place. By cancelling the planned program, we are following the COVID-19 measures of the German Federal Government.
We would like to acknowledge this emotional moment and the difficulty of making our decision. We started working for this Festival edition in September 2019 and since March we are busy, trying to understand the situation in Germany, Europe and globally. Especially in these times it made us realize the importance of the role of the Festival that has always promoted: proximity, touch, togetherness and physical dialogue for an International dance community. In the process of making our decision we needed to acknowledge that till August we won’t have the necessary conditions for our event to manifest in its Spirit: the certainty of a big size group gathering permission, the allowance of TOUCH, a free travel/open borders situation for you all to reach Freiburg.
We can not imagine the possibility of a virtual contactfestival, so we decided to maintain the entire program from this year -including all intensive, class and guest teachers and the already selected 6 Scholarships, as far as this will be possible- for the contactfestival 2021, happening from August 12th - 18th.

Still we are full of hope that we can host the preworkshop with Charlie Morrissey as planned on August 3rd - 7th, 2020. The content of the workshop will be redesigned into Material of the Spine, solo, duet and group Improvisation without touch and with physical distance, to suit the current measures. The workshop is addressed to experienced contacters and improvisors.
We are starting to imagine the possibility of organizing an alternative event directly after the preworkshop from August 8th - 14th, 2020 that could also fulfill the sanitary necessary measures, for about 20 - 40 participants.
For both events we are in close dialogue with the town hall and will get a next update from them about new regulations for renting the spaces for our purposes, by middle of June.
We keep you posted and look forward to dancing together again!
A virtual hug with the best and caring wishes, the team

Festival information about the current situation and the Virus!
April 23rd, 2020
we want to thank all of you, who have registered accompanying us in our dream of making the Festival happen this summer.
We are keeping ourselves informed, observing the different measures and the ways each country chooses to deal with this situation. Living in Germany & France, with the heart close to people living far, like Argentina, confronts us to the diversity of political responses, giving us a wider view on the heterogeneity of responses that the global CI community might be going through.
The scenery is uncertain to make a final decision, as the regulations in Germany are still changing. A lot of information is missing and each region takes different positions just like in the EU and in a bigger scale, globally. What becomes more clear is that physical distance seems to be a must for the current and the next future times and that some countrie’s borders might still be closed in August.

We hold our decision to go forward with the event for now. We do keep the hope and slowly start accepting to assume that the Festival might not be able to happen in 2020.
Meanwhile, we start to imagine alternatives to it: a smaller scale of a meeting about Improvisation, only EU participation or even local, or….
With the little information we have now, we are unable to plan anything, yet.
We invite you to sustain this uncertainty with us till we can pronounce our decision. We might need to wait till June for the clarity of the conditions, but we plan to do a next update by the middle of May. We thank you in advance for your patience!
In case you wish to register, do so, but please do not send any money till we contact you again.

We hope you are finding your own ways and resources through the difficult conditions of this time.
Dreaming to dance together again!
The team Dani, Barbara, Ecki

Festival registration will start on the 1st of April!
March 24th, 2020
Taking into account the recent news about the Corona virus (COVID-19) and the uncertainty that this creates, we have made the decision to go forward with the preparations for the Festival without ignoring the facts, challenges and changes to be made.
As organizers of this big and international event we feel socially responsible and we are keeping ourselves informed to respond with the necessary precautions to create a safe and healthy environment at the Festival.
We do have the hope that the circumstances will allow us to make it happen, but we will take our responsibility to cancel the event if the situation demands it and send you back the payment you did.
By registering for the event you will help us to keep the work flow and show us your interest to meet and dance this summer. None of us can be sure if there is a possibility to meet in August, but if so we want to make it happen.
For now we sustain the project till further notice, adjusting where it is necessary to support global health and life energy especially in relationship with our international event. We will keep you updated.

Festivalschedule and all the information is online now!
February 13th, 2020
Yes all the information about the teachers and the schedule is online. Check it out. Registration starts on April 1st like always.

Preworkshop information is online!
February 12th, 2020
All information for the preworkshop with Charlie Morrissey is online.
Registration is possible from now on.

Research Podcast recordings from 2019!!
December 9th, 2019
We uploaded the recordings from From the Research Podcast facilitated by Romain Bigé. Please check if you know more names....

Look at the video material from 2019!!
December 7th, 2019
See the documentary from Konstantinos Mihos and the Talk of the Organizors as well as the Performance under video archives.

CO2 offset at the Festival!
December 2nd, 2019
Read more about our donation and your participation for reducing CO2 under FAQ's

Apply for a scholarship!
October 20th, 2019
Please see the description and what is needed here. Deadline: 5th of March 2020

Apply as researcher at the contactfestival freiburg!
October 20th, 2019
Details and application process here. Deadline: 1st of May 2020

Looking for a video artist!
October 20th, 2019
See details here.

Send in your T-shirt designs and apply for a free entrance at the Festival!
October 20th, 2019
Details here and deadline: 31. May 2020!

We are waiting for your applications!
October 20th, 2019
After a wonderful 20th anniversary we are starting all over again! Happy to receive your class teacher applications till 31st of October 2019! See the details here.

Festival registration is closed!
July 31st, 2019
Hello dear dancers, we are closing the Festivalregistration and there will be no chance to get a place anymore. Please don't come to the place if you are not assigned and ask, there will be no place for you. We have more people assigned, than we can take we are at the end of our capacity.
Happy to receive a big amount of international people and totally in the hot phase of preparing.
The Festivalteam!

Waiting list!
June 28th, 2019
We are on waiting list now. Don't hesitäte to register for the waiting list. Tilll the Festival starts we are sure that the list will still change! So the chances to get a place are still high. We hope to see you this year!

Winner off the T-shirt Design Competition!
June 17th, 2019
Congratulation to Liza Andreyeva, Carry Jeffries and Rosalind Holgate who are the winners. See the design under archive/competition

Collective Documentation and Collaboration!
June 2nd, 2019
As part of the 20th anniversary, we are happy to share with you:
After a collective decision at contactfestival freiburg Teachers Meeting 2016 & 2017 we decided to collaborate with idocde.net to collectively document the Teachers Meetings in the future making the notes available for the international dance community.
Last year, thanks to Defne Erdur & Dilek Üstünalan’s facilitation we gave it a try and we were happy to start this shared practice.
The 2005-2017 lab notes can now be found at http://www.idocde.net/folders/95
The 2018 lab notes can be reached at http://www.idocde.net/folders/92
This year our collaboration continues.
We hope that the international dance community benefits from this collaboration and that you find on this platform and the notes a great tool to research, archive and exchange about your dance practice.

See the applications of the T-shirt Competition!
June 1st, 2019
See the T-shirt Designs of the Competition. We will decide about the winner soon and let you know mid June. T-shirt Competition

SUSTAINABILITY at the Festival!
May 24th, 2019
We gathered all information about sustainability at the Festival. Please read more under faq.

Video artists at the Festival 19!
May 22nd, 2019
We are happy to announce that for the 20th years Festival Celebration, we selected 2 video-artists:
Konstantin Mihos (GR) his Festival docu film will be also part of his MA thesis at the University of Aegean.
The yielding lens
From the train station to the entrance of the gym hall we‘ve been surveyed by thousands of cameras protecting other’s property. Inside the Festival we are in a communal land where a camera is no longer a mechanical tool of authority nor a stalkers's eye but a limb, my limb. I am not the video man, I am one more Contacter dancing with all of you; I don’t even look through the viewfinder. I trust my camera to balance my axis while dancing with you, supporting, closing and opening space, sustaining or accelerating time. After our dance will be finished, I will look, probably with surprise, at the captured images. And then I will be the video man who will deliver a documentary about the Festival of 2019.
Yevhen Titov (UA) his Festival docu film will be integrated in a New Collection about the last 20 years Video documentations of the Festival, edited also by him.

Researcher 2019!
May 22nd, 2019
We are happy to announce that Flor Campise (ARG/BE) & Meldy IJpelaar (NL/BE) will work on their research: „FROM CI ISLAND TO CONNECTIVE CI RHIZOME“ More information coming up on the Website. Also check our facebook site: www.facebook.com/contactfestivalfreiburg

Send in a T-shirt design for our 20th edition and win a place for free!
April 24th, 2019
The deadline for this years T-Shirt Design Competition is the 31st of May. Check here for more information.

Apply as researcher!
April 24th, 2019
We are still open to recieve application for our research program.
Deadline is the 1st of May. Please check here.

Registration is still open!
April 24th, 2019
You have still the possibility to register regulary. Once we are full we will start the waiting list probably in May.

The new schedule and all teachers descriptions are online now!
Februar 25th, 2019
The website is updated with the new schedule and all teacher descriptions.
Registration starts on April 1st.

Preworkshop registration is open!
Februar 13th, 2019
All information for the preworkshop is available and the registration is open.
See workshops

Send your designs for the T-shirt!
Februar 5th, 2019
As every year we are giving one place for free at the next years Festival for the T-Shirt design. Please check the information for the competition 2019.

Send in research applications!
Februar 5th, 2019
The research application details are also online! Curious about your research! Look here.

Send in scholarship applications!
Februar 5th, 2019
The details for the scholarship applications are updated. We are happy to receive your applications! Please send it soon! Look here

Video documentations of the last Festival available!
October 3rd, 2018
The Video from Tiina Jääskö, and of the Performance and the Talk of this years Festival are online for you to watch! Check the Video-Archive

Celebration ideas for the 20th contactfestival freiburg!
September 28th, 2018
Do you have ideas, questions, visions about the Festival?
We want to hear your inspirations and make it possible to have a hyper phantastic galactic visionary fratalistic celebration!
Write to us!

Teacher applications for upcoming Festival!
September 28th, 2018
We are gathering till the 1st of November, teacher applications for next years Festival. Please read our conditions. http://www.contactfestival.de/english/festival/teacher.htm

After the Festival!
September 6th, 2018
We finished the 19th contactfestival freiburg. Happy and exhausted we are gathering the information and what is left. Let us know if you have photos or videos to share.
Patrick set his photos on his webside. Check our archive

Reports about past Festivals!
July 7th, 2018
We updated the reports about the past Festivals. They are great to get an impression before the next comes. Even though each is unique in itself. Check Archiv - text documentation - articles

Information about the musicians!
July 7th, 2018
We added more information about this years musicians in the descriptions.

Researcher of 2018!
July 7th, 2018
Read now more detailed information about the research of Joe Dumit.

T-shirt design 2018!
June 15th, 2018
Yippie - the T-shirt design is chosen for 2018! archive-competition

Researcher of 2018!
June 1st, 2018
We chose one research proposal this year:
How do we consciously or intentionally enter, play with, and survive jams? When we lose the immediacy of presence within the space or isolate ourselves, what are the specific practices that help us to return, become present, stop thinking, stop stopping, and begin again? More information is coming up soon!

Scholarships of 2018!
June 1st, 2018
The Festivalorganizors are happy to announce the assignment of the Festival scholarships for this year: Frosina Dimovska (Novi Sad, Serbia) & Arfan El Masri (Syria, Lebanon). Unluckily Arfan cannot come and we offered the place to Stefan Veselinovic (Belgrade, Serbia). Congratulations!
Like last year we received again a private offer from Melanie and Uwe to sponsor 1 dancer deeply committed to the CI practice and not able to afford the Festival. Out of this call for applications for private sponsorship, Melanie & Uwe selected among many dancers: Eslam Saleh Elnebishy Mohamed Moubark (Cairo, Egypt). Congratulations!
After sharing this new initiative, we received a further ½ scholarship from a German donor. In order to offer the Festival for free, we completed the reduction through work-exchange for the other half to make it possible. We are happy to be able to offer it to Thaer Askar Ramadan (Amman, Jordan). Congratulations!
We share this now again to inspire more of you. For us it would be great, if we could offer more reduced price spots to passionate dancers through your contribution. We do have on our list more dancers that could really benefit from it. We are a Non Profit Cultural Organization; your contribution could be deducted from your taxes.
If you would like to sponsor any amount, contact us: info@contactfestival.de

We chose the Festival video artist of 2018!
June 1st, 2018
We are happy to announce that Tiina Jaasko is the selected video artist for 2018. She will be following the movements behind the camera as a "witnessing eye" to observe the power of touch, the quality of touch and the power of mind. She will watch from close and far with the intention to grasp those moments when movement become dance.

Registration is on Waiting list!
May 7th, 2018
We are on waiting list now. But please don't hesitate to register on the waiting list. The chances to get a place is still very good. A lot people will cancel till the Festival starts and will give places free.

Registration started!
April 1st, 2018
The registration is open - looking forward to you all!

Festival docu 2017 is online!
March 2nd, 2018
The short Festival documentation made by Derin Cancaya is now online. Check out our video archive

The schedule of the Festival 2018 is online!
February 22nd, 2018
Finally we updated the Schedule and we are very happy about the Team of teachers of this year. Registration for the Festival will start 1st of April.

The preworkshop information is online!
February 22nd, 2018
Vera Mantero from Portugal is teaching this years preworkshop. Check the information on workshops

Check the application programs!
January 27th, 2018
As every year we offer scholarships sponsored by the Festival
or by private people.
We offer again the T-shirt design competition.
Don't forget the research project and
the video documentary and
many more possibilities to be part and to enrich the Festival with your personal flair.
All this information is updated now - please check in facts

Back virtually!
October 11th, 2017
We are back on the desks, the Festival has passed and we are happy to provide all those wonderful memories of the real world ;-). In the finishing participants letter, we were already sending you these links:
The photos and links from Patrick and Marco are online now. See photo archive
This years "Talk" and "Performance" are available. They are recorded and uploaded by Derin Kankaya. See the video archive
And the next Festival date is fixed: 9th - 15th of August 2018!

Out of office!
June 3rd, 2017
Dear dancer,
We are on holidays starting 4th of June and will barely answer your emails.
We are receiving your emails and will reply starting 20th of June.
Wish you moving, sunny days!
The Festival-Team Barbara, Dani, Ecki

Looking for video artist!
April 28th, 2017
As every year we are looking for somebody who will produce a small film, documentation, artwork at the Festival. We prolong the deadline till 15th of May!
Read more here

We changed to Waiting List!
April 27th, 2017
We have many participants already and will start now the waiting list. Since we have a lot of time till the Festival starts and the list will be moving - don't hesitate to register for the waiting list - the chances to get a place will be quite good!

Registration is open!
April 1st, 2017
Yes we are ready the registration is open.
In case your browser still shows the close registration.
Try reloading it or close the program or even the Computer and start all new again. Usally it works.
Also check the javaoption in the your browser if it doesn't work.
And you should get an email after you suceeded with your registration - also check your spam filter if you didn't get it.
If all doesn't help please email us.

You want to be an active part of the Festival?
Or you want to help and get a reduction?

February 14th, 2017
Check the FAQ site for more possibilities how you could attend the Festival. For example: scholarship, Tshirt design competition, or as a video artist, musician, child care, or as light technician and much more - see FAQ.

All information about the Festival 2017 are up to date now!
February 14th, 2017
You find the current information: the new schedule, all teacher information and the registration information now on our site.

Ready to register for the Preworkshop!
February 9th, 2017
Please check out the preworkshop of this year Benoit Lachambre with "Interrelational Mobile Choreografic Architectures"
- all information is online now and you can already register. See workshops

Researcher of 2017 is decided!
February 8th, 2017
We got a very inspiring application for the research and decided about it already.
So we will not have a call this year. ICI, a transdisciplinary research group based in Paris and led by Asaf Bachrach they will be in residence during the Festival and Teachers meeting.
Read more about the work at our research archive.
Look also the research site they created: https://www.facebook.com/events/1875841685984036/

Currently working on the website for the next Festival!
February 3rd, 2017
We are currently working on the new information for the website and ask for some patience.
As always there are different possibilities to attend the Festival - information you can get alreay on the facts site (this will be updated soon): http://www.contactfestival.de/english/festival/facts.htm
Current information also on our Facebook site:
or you can register for the newsletter:
The Registration is only possible over our contactfestival website and starts like always on the 1st of April.
Generally you will get all current information and updates here News ;-).

Preworkshop of the Festival 17!
February 3rd, 2017
We are inviting Benoit Lachambre with "Interrelational Mobile Choreografic Architectures" Somatics > Improvisation > Composition (for experienced improvisors) for the Preworkshop from the 31st of July - 4th of August 2017.

Intensive teachers of the Festival 17!
February 3rd, 2017
We are happy to announce the intensive teacher of the contactfestival freiburg 2017: Ann Cooper Albright USA, Benoit Lachambre CAN, Cristina Turdo RA, Franck Beaubois F, Isabelle Üski F

Dates for the next Festival!
February 1st, 2017
The Dates for the next Festival are the 10th - 17th of August 2017.
The Teachers meeting for former teacher of the Festival will take place from the 5th - 10th of August.

Registration closed!
July 29th, 2016
Since we already have a long waiting list we closed the registration. There is no chance anymore to get a place at the Festival. Nevertheless we hope that we will see you next year. Registration starts on 1st of April - be on time!

T-shirt Design contest!
June 12th, 2016
Thank you for your many applications. It was very difficult to decide. And we are happy to announce and congratulate Yuenjie Maru, Sabrina Diesler, Monica Almagro - the winner of the Contest. See Competition

Researcher are chosen!
June 12th, 2016
We needed to decide between many exciting applications with various interest. And we found Romain Bigé (F)- "Touch and Think" und Mandoline Whittlesey (F/US) - "Seen Beeings" as a good completion to this years Festival. Congratulation!

Scholarship are chosen!
June 12th, 2016
And it wasn't easy to choose among the applications for the new scholaship program. And hope to cover more next year!
Congratulations to Srishti Jain Noida/India and Rohit Poojary Mumbay/India we are happy about the possibiltity to bring them to our Festival.

Current application programs!
April 11th, 2016
We offer every year a free entrance or reduction for participants through competitions, the research program and now new the scholarship:
Research applications - Deadline: 1st of May 16 information
T-shirt Design Contest
- Einsendeschluss: 31st of May 16 information
Video Contest is not happening 2016.
Scholarship/Stipendium - deadline is over: 30. of March 16 information

And you could support us at the Festival and get a reduction:
Photograper - write as an email with links to your photos.
Videoartist - information
Help with the lighting technique and change of this. write us an email with your experience.
Caretaking of children - information
Musicians - are already decided for this year.

Video documentation of 2015!
April 11th, 2016
The short Video documentation of the Festival 2015 is now online. See in archives

Registration started!
April 11th, 2016
The Registration for the Festival started as always on the 1st of April. It has been very successfull and there are still a few places left. Don't hesitate and sign up.

Call for Videoartist!
March 11th, 2016
The Festival is looking for a Video artist to do the annual Festival documentation. See conditions here...

NEW - Scholarship offer!
March 11th, 2016
The Festival decided for the first time, to offer a scholarship for professional dancers coming from countries with a difficult financial situation. Read more about application conditions...

Register now for the preworkshop!
February 22nd, 2016
All information about the preworkshop with Andrew Harwood are online and you can already register for it! Check it out

Schedule and classdescriptions are online!
February 17th, 2016
The Schedule and the classdescriptions of the Festival 2016 are online!
Registration starts on 1st of April!

Changes in the Team!
February 14th, 2016
After 16 years of collaboration Benno leaves the festival team in mutual agreement. The new team consists of Barbara Stahlberger, Daniela Schwartz and Eckhard Müller.
We gratefully thank and honor Benno Enderlein for being a co-founder and a co-organizer, and for accompanying us in the adventures of creating contactfestival freiburg all these years. We welcome him to the future Festivals as a Honorary Founder.

December 30th, 2015
The preworkshop is set. Andrew Harwood - check for dates and info under workshop
(more information and registration will come soon)

Research Project
December 30th, 2015
We are curious about your research! Let us know if you have questions and check our offer.

December 29th, 2015
We decided to not have a video competition in 2016. Therfore check the T-shirt design competition. Infos are online now.

Currently updating!
December 29th, 2015
We are currently updateing the webside from now on and will inform you here, what is set and new online now.
Anyway we hope you had a nice Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year!

Dates of the Festival 2016!
December 10th, 2015
Finally we have the new dates for next year: 11th - 17th of August 2016 (Thursday till Wednesday)! Please check again before you book flights - there might be a little possibility that it will change!

Registration is closed!
August 4th, 2015
Sorry we closed the registration - there is no chance to get a place anymore. Be on time next year - 1st of April!

Open night!
July 28th, 2015
Again this year we will have an open night for guests to jam with us. Is the Sunday 16th night from 8pm on. We ask for a little donation (5-10 EUR) from the guests. Please also respect our limit of people and don't stay to sleep onsite.

More info of Romain Bigé, this years researcher!
July 27th, 2015
More information about our researcher of this year is online. Check research history.

Photos of the Festival 2014!
July 19th, 2015
Watch the photos of the last Festival or from older ones. See Archives of photos

Winners of the Competitions!
July 19th, 2015
You can see the winners of the T-shirt Design and Video Competition on this side: competitions

Freiburg information updated!
May 14th, 2015
There is a new bike rental at the central station - you can read the updated information here: Freiburg

Registration started midnight!
April 1st, 2015
We started the registration for the Festival. Happy to see you soon!

All Festival information is online now!
February 16th, 2015
Have a look on our Website and be curious who is coming this year!
We are starting with the registration for the Festival on the 1st of April
(German time)

Research Project!
February 15th, 2015
We are curious about what you are working on - waiting for your applications!
See more info here

Prefestival Workshop - registration is on!
February 15th, 2015
From now on you can register for our prefestival workshop with Martin Keogh. See more information here

Win a place at the Festival and take part in the competitions!
February 13th, 2015
Now you can start to think about a video or a t-shirt design and win a free place at the Festival. Deadline for both is: 31st of May 15. Read more here.

We are updating the Website!
February 12th, 2015
Dear dancers! We are currently updating the website with all new information and hope to be finished till latest end of February. We are posting all news here for you. Thanks for your patience!

Report of last years Festival!
December 16th, 2014
Every year some of the teachers write a report of the Festival for the Contact Quarterly, newsletter section. This is a good way to get informed of what have happened in the past Festival. Malaika Sarco-Thomas, Richard Sarco-Thomas and Christina Klissiouni wrote the report of 2014! See archive/textdocu/article

New Festival dates 2015!
December 15th, 2014
The Festival of 2015 will happen 13th - 19th of August 2015!
New Information on the website will be updated till end of February.

More info about the researcher!
June 27th, 2014
Read now more info what the researcher are researching about ;-)

We are on facebook!
June 27th, 2014
Hello dear participant!
The Festival is coming closer and we are happy to announce, that we are now also on facebook! You will get current info through this page if you "like" it. ;-) https://www.facebook.com/contactfestivalfreiburg
If you are already a participant you will get emails with all important info and you will not miss out on information - so don't worry if you don't have an facebook-account.
Happy to see you soon life!
The Festivalteam!

Changes in the schedule!
June 5th, 2014
Please note that there were some class teacher changing. Check the schedule.

June 4th, 2014
Thank you for all the wonderful videos you sent. It was difficult to decide about which is better. So this year we couldn't decide between the 2nd and 3rd place - and have now two 2nd places.
See the winners here
Watch all contributions on our festival video channel

Research project - decision is made!
May 26th, 2014
We are happy to announce Sash Bion and Manuel Krumrain as our researcher at the teachers meeting and contactfestival this year. And happy to be part of their project. More info about their work will come later to our site. Read research history

Research deadline prolonged 2014!
May 2nd, 2014
We will prolong the deadline for sending proposal for the research project till the 15th of May. Curious what you are interested in ;-)!

Waiting list 2014!
April 14th, 2014
After we started the registration on the 1st of April we now have a lot of registrants and put the registration on waiting list. If you are interested on coming please don't hesitate to register - there is a lot movement till the Festival is happening and the chance are pretty big to still get a place. Please also see our competitions where you can win a place and win a place for free and also check out our research places.
And if you want to work in a more intimate workshop check out our preworkshop with Sarah Shelton Mann.
The Festivalteam!

Trailer 2013!
February 17th, 2014
The trailer of the documentation of the Festival 2013 is online now. See the videoarchives.

Win a free place at the Festival!
January 24th, 2014
Like every year we are offering again through two competitions a free place at the Festival. We do have competitions for a Video clip and for the T-shirt Design. More information here.

Updated Research info!
January 24th, 2014
Happy to offer again support for CI researcher to deepen the knowledge at the Festival. Read more information here.

Open registration for the preworkshop!
January 24th, 2014
You can already register for the preworkshop with Sara Shelton Mann. Check out the informations here.

Website is updated!
January 24th, 2014
We finished the updating of our website. Happy to offer another year of exciting events, teachers, dances at the Festival - check it out.
Registration starts like always 1st of April (Midnight - Central European Time, CET)

Updating the Website!
January 9th, 2014
We are currently updating the webside with all the new information. It could be that some information is still old. We look for mid February to finish the updating and let you know here when we finished.

New Dates for 2014!
January 3rd, 2014
Happy New Year to you all. We hope to see you in Summer. Here are the new Festival dates:
preworkshop (Sara Shelton Mann) 4th - 8th of August
Festival 14th - 20th of August

Registration is over!
August 7th, 2013
Finally we closed the registration. We are sorry, that there is no place anymore. But we hope to see you than next year! We start with registration on the 1st of April!

Archives for the research project 2012 - online!
July 22nd, 2013
Finally we finished the section in our archives for the research 2012! Find out more on the research archives.

Archives with texts around the Festival!
July 22nd, 2013
We now have an archive with texts around the Festival. There you can find articles from the contact quarterly, country reports...) find this on the textarchives

Research week got cancelled!
July 3rd, 2013
We are sorry, that we have to cancel the research week before the Festival. The applications we got were very interesting, but we didn't get enough to make it possible. We hope that we can offer similar events in the next years!

Ride shares to the Festival!
July 3rd, 2013
See this information on our website for travelling to and from the Festival.

Winner of the T-shirt Design competition!
June 13th, 2013
So many beautiful designs arrived - THANK YOU. Still we needed to choose - these are the winners.

Winner of the video competition!
June 13th, 2013
Thank you very much for this many wonderful contributions. You didn't make it easy to choose!
See the winners here and if you want to see all the contributions just go to our contactfestfreiburg youtube channel.

Research week!
May 25th, 2013
You have 10 more days to send your applications for the research week. We are curious about your themes and don't hesitate to ask if you are unsure.
Here are the instructions for the application.

10 more days for the applications of the competitions!
May 25th, 2013
You want to come to the Festival for free?
You have 10 more days to apply for the video competition and the T-shirt Design competition till the deadline expires.

We chose the researchers at the Festival!
May 25th, 2013
We are happy to announce our 2 researchers for the Festival: Jess Curtis (USA/Ger) and Juriy Konjar (SK). We will soon announce more info about their research.

Deadline for research week changed!
April 17th, 2013
The deadline for the researchers applying for the week, teachers meeting and Festival stays the same on the 1st of May, 2013.
If you want to apply for the research week - you have now time till the 1st of June, 2013! If you have something already prepaired we are happy to receive it any time. Read the proposal and changes on the research site:

Registration on waiting list!
April 5th, 2013
The registration for the Festival is now on waiting list. The chances to get a place are still very high. So don't hesitate to register for the waiting list. A payment falls only due after we send you a request and you agreed to come. Happy to see you soon!

Registration for the research project is possible now!
March 22nd, 2013
Now you can register for the research week and research project. The registration gives us the information that you are interested in the research project. For the final application (see the guidelines) you still have time till the 1st of May. registration

Registration for the workshops is open!
March 22nd, 2013
From now on you can register for the pre or post workshop! Workshop registration

Win a free place at the Festival 13 with our competitions!
March 15th, 2013
We found a new topic for the video competition!
And the information for the T-shirt Design competition are online
Check it out on: competitions

Festival fee and support for our climate!
March 11th, 2013
We rised the price for the contactfestival freiburg up to 330 Euro. This is according to the excellent organic food and the new carbon offset program or our event that is now included in the price. (see more information about it here)

All the new information is online now!
March 10th, 2013
The most of the new information for the Festival 2013 is online now!
Registration starts as usual 1st of April!
Look under workshops for the pre and post events!
The information about the competitions will come up soon!

workshop info & registration:
research project - Dani and Barbara: research(at) contactfestival(dot)de
Preworkshop - Ecki:
preworkshop(at) contactfestival(dot)de