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Contact Quarterly is an international journal of dance, improvisation, performance, and contemporary movement arts.
Dear CQ Friends & Readers,
We hope this finds you well and safe. As our world shifts and changes, we want you to know how we at CQ are responding. Due to a Stay-at-Home order issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, our staff is safe and working from home. Hence, there will be a delay in processing shipments until further notice. We thank you all for your patience.
We hope that you will find pleasure in reading the groundedness of dance thinking right here on our website. Like all arts organizations in this uncertain time, we are dancing into new territory and especially look to your generous support to help us continue to move forward. Please stay safe and keep your imagination moving!
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.
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
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Watch a clip of Soft Pallet–video of CI by its founding practitioners. Videoda Archive.
Dancers: Steve Paxton & Daniel Lepkoff, 1973
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