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by Ken Manheimer last modified Aug 22, 2011 10:48 AM
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Welcome to Ken Manheimer's Website Collage Jan 09, 2022 02:01 PM I use this site to make my stuff available in a lasting way, including work-related efforts and also casual musings and explorations. I try to be clear about which is which.
Quotes Collection Page Jan 05, 2022 12:40 AM Pithy quotes appeal to my yearning for clarity. Here are some of my favorites, organized around themes.
Contact Improvisation Collection Oct 04, 2021 06:09 PM I love this dance/sport, especially spontaneous and very engaging cooperation that can happen.
About Contact Improvisation Page Oct 04, 2021 06:01 PM In CI, partners discover their dance by mutually following shared points of contact. How does that work? Here's my enthusiastic perspective.
A Description: What Is Contact Improvisation? Page Oct 04, 2021 05:55 PM CI is a game organized around a very simple premise: exploring movement cooperation organized around mutual contact points. It offers an opportunity for extraordinarily immediate and involving physical play for the sake of play.
An Online Contemplative Movement Score Page Jan 24, 2021 04:33 PM Barbara Dilley developed a shared dance/meditation practice called Contemplative Dance Practice – CDP, a "dancer's meditation hall". I've been exploring adaptation of this score for online sharing. The aim is to share meditation and movement across the gap of social distancing.
Elementary Online Meditation and Personal Movement Practice Page Oct 26, 2020 01:46 PM
Exploring Collaborative Movement Improv Online Page Oct 20, 2020 01:38 PM During the COVID-19 quarantine I've been exploring online ways to maintain the skills and enjoyment of sharing improvised movement. Here are some scores that I've tried and like, and also some logistical info for those interested in participating in these as ongoing practices. In the process of expl...
Finding Solo Movement Inspiration in Small Changes Page Oct 10, 2020 06:56 PM Contact Improvisation offers extraordinary opportunities to explore movement cooperation with others and with oneself. I've been curious a question about how to find in solo moving the kind of inspiration that can come from dancing with others. I had been exploring a practice for a long time before ...
An Online Collaborative Movement Accumulation Score Page Oct 10, 2020 06:25 PM Paying attention to others through a screen adds another level of challenge to an already challenging proposition, inherent in any collaborative improvisation, of paying attention to yourself and to others at the same time. This combination of inwards and outwards attention can be key to collaborati...
Ken Manheimer on An Online Contemplative Movement Score Comment Oct 05, 2020 04:34 PM On April 5, 2020, after trying the score a few times, I added the following comment to my initial writeup of the description. In it [...]
Online Movement Collaboration Folder Aug 15, 2020 11:49 AM Seeking to maintain the skills and enjoyment of sharing movement exploration I found over many years of practicing Contact Improvisation and related activities while we're unable to gather in-person during the COVID-19 quarantine, I've been exploring ways share collaborative movement online. I'm usi...
Silly Craft Page Aug 08, 2020 02:31 PM Funny, feeble, and farfetched stuff.
A small selection of Steven Wright jokes Page Jul 06, 2020 04:17 PM I am in awe of Steven Wrights ability to deliver pithy jokes that walk the line between sense an nonsense so fluidly that you often get to notice that moment before you get it.
Real Faith Page Jun 24, 2020 10:09 AM My primary article of faith: Reality Exists. Duh.
The Finger Dance Page Jun 08, 2020 09:07 AM A Contact Improvisation exercise that presents a nearly ideal opportunity to practice following a point of contact.
Poetry Page Apr 27, 2020 11:22 AM Sometimes I want say more than I am able. And sometimes when I try I wind up with more than I expect.
Respecting Boundaries Page Apr 18, 2020 11:23 AM 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!
Steve Paxton's 1977 Small Dance Guidance Page Mar 22, 2020 12:16 PM Notes taken from Steve Paxton's class in February 1977, during ReUnion’s teaching/performing tour of Contact Improvisation on the West Coast. Throughout the tour, the members of the 1977 ReUnion (Nita Little, Lisa Nelson, Steve Paxton, Curt Siddall, Nancy Stark Smith, and David Woodberry) transcri...
"Myriadicity" Page Feb 11, 2020 04:13 PM I like depth, but sometimes need to widen my focus, notice more of what's around. I use "myriadicity" to refer to the abundance of the world, around and within, to be discovered.
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