Daniel Bear Davis
Movement Education and Performance
Contact Improvisation is a movement practice and performance tool that arose in the early 70s at a time when dancers, like so many social actants, were asking how to make their practice less hierarchical. In alignment with this anarchic origin, the practice was never codified and regulated... so I won't try to do so here!
Suffice to say, Contact Improv is a practice of two or more people discovering what's physically possible between them that is not possible alone. For me it has been an on-going context for physical inquiry, play, creation, and nourishment.
I wrote a great deal on Contact history and exercises once upon a time. You can explore it here.
Or, scroll through my galleries to see how Contact has worked it's way into many corners of my performance work and check out the upcoming Contact Workshops