Five days of Contact Improvisation jamming and labs from morning to midnight at the beautiful Fort Worden State Park. Collaborate and deepen your CI practice with others from the region. Centrum provides cozy onsite lodging for an affordable and fun community event for dancers of all levels.





A few typical scenes at Centrum, a turn-of-the-century decommissioned army base transformed into a center for the arts. The beach is just steps away and wild animals abound nearby.


ARRIVAL: Wednesday Dec. 13, 9:30am on (most come in the afternooon) DEPARTURE: Sunday Dec. 17 @ 3pm

Morning Labs 10am-12pm - break into groups to explore subjects of mutual interest, led by one or more facilitators.

Lunch 12-1pm

Afternoon Labs 2-5pm

Jam Time: 6pm-2am

Sunday closing jam 12-2pm

Centrum Address: 223 Battery Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Local activities links:

For hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, bird-watching, fishing and swimming activities at Fort Worden, click here

For activities in Port Townsend, click here

Fort Worden vicinity restaurants, click here

FOR MORE INFO: email or call Cyrus at 206-552-0694






















The 2017 Port Townsend Jam (at Centrum)

Join us for a five day Contact Improvisation collaborative residency hosted by Cyrus Khambatta at Centrum, December 13-17, 2017. Explore, research and practice CI, labbing and jamming with other dancers in a daily facilitated format. Afterward, soak in a soothing hot tub! Centrum’s Residence Program, created in 1980 for artists of all genres, is located in the beautiful and inspiring Fort Worden State Park, surrounded by the sea and nature. Housing is comfortable and the setting focused for a fulfilling five days for dancers of all levels.

JAMMING: Studios in the JFK building will be available for the use of jam participants throughout the day into the evening. Through the residency, the studio is accessible 24 hours a day to participants.

BODY CARE: We will have a hot tub available for relaxation and to help sooth any achy bodies. As it is a state park, bathing suits will be required when using the hot tub, so be sure to bring it along with you.

LODGING: Jam participants will be able to stay at the artist lodging including two and three-bedroom houses/suites each with a kitchen, all nestled together in the same housing complex. One fourplex with an expanded kitchen will provide a group gathering place for meals and other events.

FOOD: In order to keep costs minimal for participants, there will be two options. 1) Bring your own food and cook together with your housemates (and other invitees) or 2) purchase the dinner option (3 meals - Thur-Sat.) for $50 or an any individual dinner $20. Workstudy participants will cook these meals.

TRAVEL: Centrum is located in Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, a picturesque historic town circa 1851, approximately 1.5 hours from Seattle. Click here for detailed directions. Click here for ferry schedule and ticketing.


$250-$350 (sliding scale) with deposit before Nov. 1 and $300-$400 after -includes lodging and five-day jam attendance and unlimited hot tub use (food is not incuded - see dinner option below).

Single day jam attendance with lodging included is $125 before Nov. 1, $150 after.

Single day jam attendance only (provide your own lodging) is $75/day before Nov. 1, $100 after.

Dinner Option - Add on a group dinner Thursday-Saturday evenings (total 3 days/dinners prepared by workstudy) $50 for all three or $20 any single dinner Note: Each unit has its own kitchen, so you can opt to make your own dinners (and other meals) with housemates and others at no charge.

DEPOSIT: $100 by Nov. 1 for earlybird discount. Send checks payable o Khambatta Dance Companyat 5609 34th Ave. SW Seattle, WA 98126 . The deposit is non-refundable as housing reservation is based on number of participants registered with Centrum. To make a deposit by credit card, use the form below.

FULL PAYMENT DEADLINE: Full payment must be received by Dec. 1 (deposit of $100 is still due Nov. 1). If full payment is not received by Dec. 1, jam attendance is not guaranteed. Send check to address indicated previously. To pay by credit card use the form below. Please note you will need to calculate and fill in the payment you wish to make on the following page. Remember to deduct any deposit previously made and add any meal plan desired. After Dec. 1 and final payment is made, there are no refunds.

Please use the form below for deposit and full or remaining payments:


Deposit & Final Payment (select & enter total on next page)
Dinner Plan (optional)
Days attending-meals requested