Contact Improvisation is a dance form that is well loved by those who practice it...and virtually unknown to those who do not. In 1972, a dancer named Steve Paxton conceived of contact improv as a dance experiment, defying social norms like “keep your distance” and “stay upright.” 40 years later, contact is a social dance playground and a worldwide subculture.
Contact improv commands your respect and awareness. It offers abundant communication, touch, play and fun!
It is also a deep and joyous opportunity to expand presence and awakeness in a context of touch and movement. As such it can be a practice as profound as meditation, yoga or martial arts.
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