Purpose of These Writings

I watched two contemporary dance teachers peering through a small window in a door in a large dance complex. Through that window they were observing a contact improvisation class. The students were sitting in a circle articulating their experiences with the previous dance.

One of the teachers said to the other: “I can’t believe they are…

talking again.”

What they found so befuddling about contact improvisation is one of the aspects that I most value about this dance form. We attempt to bring language to our research and investigation.

These writings are one of my contributions to meet dancers, to meet you, in the realm of words and images.

I invite you to delve into these pages, to articulate, and contribute your musings to this ongoing conversation.