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A provocative talk by economist CI dancer Christian Felber, at the contactfestival freiburg 2014

curated by Daniela Schwartz 

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Contact Quarterly dance journal

Welcome to our vehicle for moving ideas

Contact Quarterly is an international journal of dance, improvisation, performance, and contemporary movement arts.

Here you can access the dancer's voice in both print and online writings about the many emerging dance and improvisation forms, teaching methods, somatic movement practices, and creative processes which intrigue and nurture our art form.

Presenting materials that spring from the experience of dancing, Contact Quarterly encourages articulation and dialogue and stimulates activity and exploration within the field of movement and its performance.

In addition, CQ makes available a special collection of dance books and DVDs and is an important hub for historical and current materials about the dance form Contact Improvisation.

CQ gives progressive dance artists, working in a range of modalities, their own voice. It invites them to experiment with ideas, with language, with form: to bring to the page the same experimental attitude and excitement they bring to the studio and the stage.
        —Elizabeth Zimmer, dance writer

Contact Editions books & dvds

Videoda Contact Improvisation Archive (DVD) This Very Moment

Publications on contemporary dance, improvisation, performance, and somatic movement arts.

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Contact Improvisation
a dance form—resources

Watch a clip of Soft Pallet–video of CI by its founding practitioners. Videoda Archive.
Dancers: Steve Paxton & Daniel Lepkoff, 1973

CI Resources
photo by Paula Zacharias

Read the current CI Newsletter
with world-wide news & views photo by Rebecca Bone

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Contact Quarterly is the longest living, independent, artist-made,
reader-supported magazine devoted to the dancer's voice in the field        
of contemporary dance and improvisation.

© 2014 Contact Collaborations, Inc. CC is the 501c3 non-profit
parent organization of Contact Quarterly, Contact Editions, Videoda,
& Performance/Workshop project.

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site design by Ajitate; programming by Daniel Lepkoff
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