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Welcome! Page Apr 25, 2014 03:54 AM
DC Contact Improv Collage Apr 25, 2014 03:54 AM The place for info about Washington, DC metro area Contact Improv jams and other community resources. Check here for up-to-date jam status, info about joining the dc-ci mailing list, other local events, and more.
Respecting Boundaries Page Mar 27, 2014 05:09 PM Contact Improvisation and open ensemble movement improv are based around mutual cooperation rather than control. To work well they depend on respect for one another's boundaries, which we describe here. Please read, to help foster a healthy and safe jam!
About Contact Improvisation Page Jan 25, 2014 12:49 AM In CI, partners discover their dance by mutually following shared points of contact. How does that work? Here's my enthusiastic perspective.
Occasional alternate space: Chevy Chase Community Center Page Jan 01, 2014 10:14 PM
Occasional alternate space: GWU Marvin Center dance space Page Jan 01, 2014 10:12 PM Info about a space the Sunday jam commonly winds up in on the rare occasions when the parish hall is unavailable.
How Tough is Chuck Norris Page Dec 26, 2013 11:21 PM
Contact Improv - What Instead of Patterns? Page Dec 26, 2013 10:22 PM It can be tempting to resort to patterned movement in cooperative improvisation, like CI, and avoid the risks and vulnerabilities of uncertainty. Resorting to patterns, however, specifically foregoes the opportunity to mutually discover what best suits the partnership in each moment. I describe here...
Contact Improv As A Way Of Moving Page Dec 26, 2013 10:05 PM Contact improvisation is organized differently than other kinds of partner dance, with some elusive challenges, but that doesn't mean that learning it has to be unclear or confusing. In getting clear about this for myself, and helping others to find their way in it, I've found the key is to recogniz...
Ensemble Improvisation's Essential Ingredients Page Dec 01, 2013 12:15 AM The ability to cooperate is developed in practice, and ensemble improvisation provides an opportunity to explore a balanced combination of external and internal receptivity, developing cooperation as an art.
Quotes Collection Page Nov 29, 2013 06:51 AM Pithy quotes appeal to my yearning for clarity. Here are some of my favorites, organized around themes.
Ken's PGP / GPG public key Page Oct 22, 2013 07:39 PM
The Sunday Jam Page Sep 14, 2013 10:01 PM
Organizing Connections Collection Jun 06, 2013 03:21 PM Vast potential for comprehensive management of information depends on extensible principles for dynamic organizing of connections between details.
Curriculum Vitae Page May 21, 2013 05:34 AM Ken Manheimer is a software systems developer and coordinator with extensive experience in a broad spectrum of application and systems analysis, design, development, integration, admistration, and operation.
The DC Jam's (Nearly) Monthly Underscore Page May 05, 2013 04:05 PM
Contact Improv and Ensemble Improv Page Apr 26, 2013 02:55 PM Contact Improvisation is a collaborative movement practice that I have practiced for many years, and I increasingly teach and perform it. For me, it has not been just a remedy for the static of every-day life. It is an exceptional opportunity to explore and enjoy the essence of cooperation, as art ...
CI Is An Opportunity to Play Page Feb 11, 2013 06:08 PM CI offers an extraordinarily engaging opportunity to play. the only "equipment" necessary is an open space with a suitable floor and partners with a shared interest.
Ken Manheimer on Ensemble Improvisation's Essential Ingredients Comment Oct 31, 2012 10:55 PM I've been getting a wonderful opportunity, in working with the Havlik group, to experiment with some practices that explore this principle with a specific concentration [...]
Real Faith Page Dec 31, 2012 05:41 PM my primary article of faith: Reality Exists. duh.
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