Open Source Dancing

Open Source Dancing
Posted by on Sep 29, 2014

In the world of computers there is a revolution happening called open source programming. A piece of software is written and then anybody who wants to can improve the

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Posted by on Sep 1, 2014

CONTACT 

IMPROVISATION

intimately rooted in the texture of time

(connect here)

Thinking Good Thoughts is Not Enough

Thinking Good Thoughts is Not Enough
Posted by on Jul 22, 2014

Mahatma Gandhi never said these words: “you must be the change you want to see in the world.

Many people speak this phrase with great authority. Now when I hear it, I’m hearing them say,

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Humble Brag Ahead

Humble Brag Ahead
Posted by on Apr 1, 2014

It feels good to make a difference.

Last week I facilitated a Contact Improvisation workshop with 22 of Colombia’s foremost dance teachers, choreographers and dance academics, by invitation of the Ministry of Culture.

This was one of the biggest challenges of my 34 years of teaching. These were Colombia’s most

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A Study: Observing Contact Improvisation: 3 Duets (Video)

A Study: Observing Contact Improvisation: 3 Duets (Video)
Posted by on Dec 17, 2013

At the 2nd Annual Contact Festival Vienna there were moments during the festival where dancers could “share their practice.”

Leilani Weis, Sabine Parzer, and I did a score to draw attention to the act of observing contact improvisation. Below is the video with the

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Why Do You Dance Contact Improvisation?

Why Do You Dance Contact Improvisation?
Posted by on Oct 24, 2013

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The Revolution that is Contact Improvisation

The Revolution that is Contact Improvisation
Posted by on Oct 14, 2013

I’ve heard that farmers who plant domesticated wheat have a vitally important task to do every few years if they want their crops to flourish. They must go into the wilderness and find wild

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Music at Jams

Music at Jams
Posted by on Sep 30, 2013

Many years ago I put out the call for words of advice for musicians at jams. This is one of the best writings to come back. I’m afraid I don’t remember who wrote it. (If you wrote it please let me know so I can give you credit)

Improvised Music at Contact Improvisation Jams

Yes, I am a contact improvisation dancer and a musician. The keyword here is “sensitivity“.

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Old Growth: A Meditation on Dancing and Aging

Old Growth: A Meditation on Dancing and Aging
Posted by on Sep 26, 2013

I used to roar into the dance studio and begin by jumping off the walls – becoming sweaty and energetic and frothy. Then I would slow down and shift into sensation. Now, as I’m in my 50’s, I slide into the studio and start slow, steeping in the ale and gradually working up to the froth.

The words “young” and “old” have never made sense to me. But I appreciate now the notion of aging, of time passing and changes in the body and outlook.

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Spanish Version: Cuáles son las Cualidades de un Bailarín Avanzado de Contact Improvisación?

Spanish Version: Cuáles son las Cualidades de un Bailarín Avanzado de Contact Improvisación?
Posted by on Sep 17, 2013

Recientemente algunos organizadores de mis talleres “avanzados” han rechazado estudiantes por no tener suficiente base de CI para unirse al grupo.

Este mes de julio en Barcelona, los organizadores y yo le pedimos a dos personas que no continuaran porque sentimos que

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