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An Online Collaborative Movement Accumulation Score
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 ... by Ken Manheimer last modified Oct 10, 2020 06:25 PM
Finding Solo Movement Inspiration in Small Changes
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 ... by Ken Manheimer last modified Oct 10, 2020 06:56 PM
Elementary Online Meditation and Personal Movement Practice
by Ken Manheimer last modified Oct 26, 2020 01:46 PM
An Online Contemplative Movement Score
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. by Ken Manheimer last modified Jan 24, 2021 04:33 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Exploring Collaborative Movement Improv Online
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 ... by Ken Manheimer last modified Oct 20, 2020 01:38 PM
Online Movement Collaboration
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 ... by Ken Manheimer last modified Aug 15, 2020 11:49 AM
A small selection of Steven Wright jokes
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. by Ken Manheimer last modified Jul 06, 2020 04:17 PM
The Exam
Instructions: Read each question carefully. Answer all questions. Time limit -- 4 hours. Begin immediately. by Ken Manheimer last modified Aug 02, 2019 07:25 PM
WebLog
by Ken Manheimer last modified Jun 20, 2019 06:23 PM
WebLog
by Ken Manheimer last modified Jun 20, 2019 06:23 PM
Solo Contact Improv?
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 ... by Ken Manheimer last modified Mar 12, 2019 01:00 PM
Partings Collage
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 ... by Ken Manheimer last modified Feb 25, 2019 08:01 PM
Improvised Dance/Music duet with Musician Daniel Barbiero
Performed May 9, 2015 at DC Joy of Motion. This is one of my favorite collaborations! by Ken Manheimer last modified Oct 29, 2018 04:31 PM
Slight Counterbalance
A Contact Improvisation exercise that conveys the sense of a fundamental kinesthetic connection with a partner by sharing your center of gravity with your partner, and thereby sharing your collective dynamic balance. by Ken Manheimer last modified Apr 29, 2018 11:58 AM
The Finger Dance
A Contact Improvisation exercise that presents a nearly ideal opportunity to practice following a point of contact. by Ken Manheimer last modified Jun 08, 2020 09:07 AM
Learning Contact Improvisation
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 ... by Ken Manheimer last modified Nov 22, 2018 05:55 PM
Fundamental Contact Improvisation Skills
Learning to coordinate connected to someone else is as multi-faceted as learning to coordinate with yourself. What skills are useful? by Ken Manheimer last modified Oct 30, 2018 12:06 PM
Poetry
Sometimes I want say more than I am able. And sometimes when I try I wind up with more than I expect. by Ken Manheimer last modified Apr 27, 2020 11:22 AM — Filed under:
A Description: What Is Contact Improvisation?
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. by Ken Manheimer last modified Jan 12, 2021 06:45 PM
DC-CI Mailing List Guidelines
The DC jam depends on our mailing list for logistical coordination and connection - connection for a purpose. by Ken Manheimer last modified May 19, 2017 07:31 PM
Questions: Performing Collaborative Movement Improv
I do movement improv because I love doing it, not because I want others to watch me. That said, fantastic things that are worth seeing sometimes do happen. So, how can we arrange collaborative movement improv to foster those things, and not just for interesting moments but also as sustained ... by Ken Manheimer last modified Jan 14, 2017 03:22 PM
Workspace
A place for things that I'm working on related to Contact Improv by Ken Manheimer last modified Dec 16, 2016 05:53 PM
Play
by Ken Manheimer last modified Dec 15, 2016 03:39 PM
Tangle
by Ken Manheimer last modified Dec 15, 2016 03:36 PM
Declination-ECJ-2011
by Ken Manheimer last modified Dec 15, 2016 03:31 PM
Flying Roll, ECJ 2006
by Ken Manheimer last modified Dec 15, 2016 03:16 PM
DC Contact Improv Jam, 2013
DC Contact Improv Jam, 2013 by Ken Manheimer last modified Dec 15, 2016 03:04 PM
(Long) CI Different from And Similar to Partner Dance; for Interfusion 2017
[An extended preliminary copy of the Interfusion 2017 blog article, with substantial elaboration of the Skills section - excessive in the context of the blog entry, but possibly useful for collecting my prospectus of CI skills.] by Ken Manheimer last modified Dec 16, 2016 05:57 PM
CI Different From And Similar to Partner Dance
Preparing to teach at a large dance festival with people who practice other kinds of partner dance, I wanted to alert them to different orientations, inherent in CI, that can lead to similar satisfactions. by Ken Manheimer last modified May 09, 2017 01:18 PM
Contact Improv - What Instead of Patterns?
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 ... by Ken Manheimer last modified Feb 18, 2015 01:06 PM