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by Ken Manheimer last modified Aug 22, 2011 10:48 AM
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Solo Contact Improv? Page Mar 12, 2019 01:00 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 found ways to do this that evokes the state of alertness and engagement which ...
CI Sharing Balance Page Feb 26, 2019 11:30 AM Sharing balance with another person means cooperating in a fundamental, organic way.
Partings Collage Image Feb 25, 2019 08:01 PM Gathering with friends at the home of one who had been doing collage for years, we spent an evening creating our own collages. I came up with this one, informed if not inspired by sadness I was grappling with in recent parting from a several-year romantic relationship. I found that the piece did jus...
Poetry Page Feb 25, 2019 09:37 AM Sometimes I want say more than I am able. And sometimes when I try I wind up with more than I expect.
Quotes Collection Page Feb 08, 2019 03:57 PM Pithy quotes appeal to my yearning for clarity. Here are some of my favorites, organized around themes.
What People Do At Jams Page Feb 07, 2019 01:51 PM Here are some touch-points that may help in finding your way at Contact Improv jams.
The DC Jam's (Nearly) Monthly Underscore Page Feb 04, 2019 10:59 AM
DC Contact Improv Collage Feb 04, 2019 10:59 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.
A Description: What Is Contact Improvisation? Page Jan 24, 2019 12:30 PM CI is a cooperative movement game organized around a very simple premise. It offers an opportunity for extraordinarily deep and immediate physical collaborative play just for the sake of play.
Some Jam Discoveries Page Jan 23, 2019 11:35 AM I've been a central tender of the Washington, DC jam for many years now. At various points those of us caring for it struggled with fostering a robust jam, one that provides a good situation for newcomers and experienced dancers, alike. The jam has tended to be solidly attended, with lots of intent,...
Welcome! Page Jan 14, 2019 08:29 AM
Learning Contact Improvisation Folder Nov 22, 2018 05:55 PM Learning CI hinges on learning how to navigate and discover what works well in coordinating with another, and with yourself. While the fundamental premise of the practice - mutually following points of contact between you - is simple, what works and what doesn't can be obscured by the inherently col...
The Finger Dance Page Nov 08, 2018 04:52 PM A Contact Improvisation exercise that presents a nearly ideal opportunity to practice following a point of contact.
Fundamental Contact Improvisation Skills Page Oct 30, 2018 12:06 PM Learning to coordinate connected to someone else is as multi-faceted as learning to coordinate with yourself. What skills are useful?
Sharing the Moment Page Oct 29, 2018 04:41 PM in contact improv, depth of engagement depends on mutual responsiveness rather than imposition of control.
Improvised Dance/Music duet with Musician Daniel Barbiero Page Oct 29, 2018 04:31 PM Performed May 9, 2015 at DC Joy of Motion. This is one of my favorite collaborations!
DC Jam Liability Waiver File Sep 09, 2018 11:53 AM Anyone who participates in DC contact improvisation jams must accept the terms of this liability release. Click the pdf file link to download and print a copy, then please sign and bring it to the jam. (We generally also have copies there to sign.)
Real Faith Page Jul 25, 2018 01:01 PM My primary article of faith: Reality Exists. Duh.
The Sunday Jam Page May 12, 2018 06:10 PM
Contact Improvisation Collection May 03, 2018 01:27 PM I love this dance/sport, especially spontaneous, exquisite cooperation that can happen.
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