Rob Welcher was awarded a 2017 Co-MISSION Summer Intensive, and is one of the leaders of the weekly Contact Improv Jam at Links Hall.
Rob Welcher is a Chicago-based contact improviser, performer, swimmer and Waldorf math teacher. He regularly facilitates and leads the Chicago contact jam and pre-jam class; as well he often teaches classes in his home studio. He was a faculty member at the 2015 Great Lakes Area Contact Improv Enthusiasts Retreat (GLACIER) and a guest teacher at the 2016 Contact Meets Contemporary Festival in Göttingen, Germany. The difference between the energy and awareness of jams versus that of performance is a keen interest; he seeks to grow the opportunities and audience for improvised-based performance.