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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. See our current subscription options.

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 through Contact Editions 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

Basic Neurocellular Patterns CQ/Contact Improvisation Sourcebook, Vol. III Gravity Dancing Deeper Still CQ 45th Anniversary Calendar 2020

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
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with world-wide news & views photo © Illuminate Theatre Productions

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P.O. Box 603
Northampton, MA 01061


ph: 413-586-1181
fax: 413-586-9055

site design by Ajitate
programming by Daniel Lepkoff
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.

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

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