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by Ken Manheimer last modified Aug 22, 2011 10:48 AM
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CI Group Warm-Up: The Small Dance into Circulating Page Sep 06, 2023 04:19 PM Being able actively explore the CI way of moving at a jam while you're not partnering can enhance your experience, including helping with your availability and readiness for partnering. Exploring this idea over time, I've developed a jam warm-up that builds on the tuning-in of the small dance.
Contact Improvisation Page Sep 04, 2023 07:24 PM I love this dance/movement game. Partners mutually follow shared points of contact, sharing equilibrium through the contact points. Engaging this way you can learn to cooperate with immediacy and depth that approaches the level of coordination with yourself. In these pages I offer my perspective on ...
Learning Contact Improvisation Folder Sep 04, 2023 03:42 PM Explaining how to do CI is like explaining how to walk or swim or surf or ride a bike – these kinds of things are learned by doing. Guidance about how to participate can provide orientation to help you find what works. In this section I offer such guidance.
Exploring Collaborative Movement Improv Online Page Sep 03, 2023 10:29 AM During the COVID-19 quarantine I wanted to continue to explore cooperative movement improvisation in so far as I could. I found success with several online scores. In the process of exploring and trying various things I've also learned more about what I'm looking for.
Finding Solo Movement Inspiration in Small Changes Page Aug 31, 2023 02:46 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 ...
Fundamental Contact Improvisation Skills Page Aug 31, 2023 12:20 PM Brainstorming: Learning to coordinate connected to someone else is as multi-faceted as learning to coordinate with yourself. What skills are useful?
What Contact Improvisation Does Page Aug 30, 2023 05:29 PM In Contact Improv partners practice moving cooperatively in a way that can approach the immediacy and depth of coordination you have with yourself. This coordination develops from the way that you and your partner's participation is organized.
Quotes Collection Page Aug 30, 2023 09:49 AM Pithy quotes appeal to my yearning for clarity. Here are some of my favorites, organized around themes.
Simplifying Selecting Partners Page Aug 29, 2023 11:28 AM The CI exercises I describe involve selecting partners. Trying the exercises with different partners is often illuminating. I like to use a kind of non-competitive "musical chairs" approach to simplify and foster ease in the partner selection process.
Exercise: Rising and Descending Together Page Aug 29, 2023 11:27 AM Explore using slight counterbalance to change levels together
Exercise: Slight Counterbalance Page Aug 29, 2023 11:27 AM A Contact Improvisation exercise that provides a basis for sharing your kinesthetic situation with a partner by sharing balance.
Exercise: The Finger Dance Page Aug 29, 2023 11:27 AM A Contact Improvisation exercise that presents a kind of idealized opportunity to practice mutually following a point of contact.
Exercise: Angel and Traveler Page Aug 29, 2023 11:27 AM Cultivate attunement to how someone is organizing their movement.
CI Sharing Balance Page Aug 28, 2023 06:11 PM Sharing balance with another person means cooperating in a fundamental, organic way.
What People Do At Jams Page Aug 28, 2023 04:16 PM Here are some touch-points that may help in finding your way at Contact Improv jams.
Spherical Database Characteristics and Invariants Page Aug 28, 2023 11:16 AM Brainstorming "Spherical", a prospective federated context-oriented information organization toolkit.
Interconnecting Groups of Details Folder Aug 27, 2023 11:10 AM There is a discrepancy between the contained organization of details in a document on the web and the boundlessly intricate connections of details between documents across the web, in which the organization of the connections is obscure. I can see a comprehensively extensible means for organizing co...
Contact Improv - What Instead of Patterns? Page Aug 23, 2023 12:38 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...
Poetry Page Aug 21, 2023 09:31 AM Sometimes I want say more than I am able. And sometimes when I try I wind up with more than I expect.
How Tough is Chuck Norris Page Aug 19, 2023 05:15 PM There are many collections of these things scattered around the web. I can't resist selecting my favorites. Order matters.
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