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This is a group based in Colorado, serving the Boulder/Denver (and surrounding) areas. It is for people who practice or are interested in CONTACT IMPROVISATION. This Yahoo email group is intended for CI-related classes, workshops, events, and discussions about the form.

Contact Improvisation is a partner dance form based on the physical principles of touch, momentum, shared weight, and most quintessentially - following a shared point of contact. The form was founded in 1972 by Steve Paxton. This dance practice explores the skills of falling, rolling, counterbalance, lifting using minimal effort, how to make ourselves light when being lifted, centering and breathing techniques, and responsiveness to our partners and surroundings. Contact Improvisation is a sweet surrendering that happens when our bodies stay faithful to what is happening in the moment. One learns to recognize and differentiate subtle impulses in our movement choices and our partner's choices. We begin to decipher the cues that we give and receive which tell us when to lead or follow, when to go up, when to go down, where to touch, how to lift, when to slow down, and when to be still. In this form one learns to stay in integrity with each choice, never forcing, never rushing. (excerpt from definition by Mark Zemelman)

For spam control reasons, ALL REQUESTS FOR MEMBERSHIP MUST BE APPROVED BY THE MODERATOR. Other than spam control, I do not plan to exclude anyone. Please include a very brief note with your membership application to allow me to make this determination. I encourage you to include your name in your profile. -Bruce

Group Information

  • 489
  • Modern
  • Apr 4, 2001
  • English

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