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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
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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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