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Contact Editions publishes, distributes, and promotes books and DVDs on contemporary dance, improvisation, performance, and somatic movement arts. In addition to our own titles, we distribute self-published books by dancer/authors and are the primary U.S. distributor of many dance books published overseas.

Featured

Caught Falling

The Confluence of Contact Improvisation, Nancy Stark Smith, and Other Moving Ideas

by David Koteen, Nancy Stark Smith
with a Backwords by Steve Paxton

The inside-out of dancer/ Contact Quarterly editor Nancy Stark Smith’s life as seen through the kaleidoscope of her thirty-six year ...read more

Back to School SALE

$28
(til 9/15/16; reg. $33)

add to cart

Contact Improvisation at 36 (DVD)

Perspectives on the Dance Form in its 36th Year

a documentary film by Nathan Wagoner

This documentary about Contact Improvisation was shot at CI36, a celebration of Contact’s 36th birthday in 2008 which brought together ...read more

CQ/Contact Improvisation 25th Anniversary Sourcebook

Collected Writings and Graphics from Contact Quarterly dance journal 1975-1992

Eds: Nancy Stark Smith & Lisa Nelson

This is the first volume of writings reprinted from Contact Quarterly dance journal concerning the practice of contact improvisation, a ...read more

CQ/Contact Improvisation Sourcebook, Vol. 2

Collected Writings and Graphics from Contact Quarterly dance journal 1992-2007

Eds: Nancy Stark Smith & Lisa Nelson

In celebration of Contact Improvisation’s 36th anniversary, we released this second volume of the multivioiced history of the dance form’s ...read more

Material for the Spine - Steve Paxton (DVD-rom)

A Movement Study

Produced by Contredanse

In 1986, dancer Steve Paxton began examining the spine he had observed in the practice of Contact Improvisation, a duet ...read more

Sensing, Feeling, and Action, 3rd ed.

The Experiential Anatomy of Body-Mind Centering®

by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

Pioneering movement educator Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen’s innovative approach to embodiment, movement analysis and reeducation, Body-Mind Centering®, is the subject of ...read more

Videoda Contact Improvisation
DVD #3

Contact at 10th & 2nd (1983)
[also included on Collected Edition]

VIDEODA, a project of Contact Collaborations, Inc., archives performance and training documents of Contact Improvisation from its very beginning in ...read more

Inventory Sale

$20 (formerly $55 & $75)
add to cart

Videoda Contact Improvisation Archive (DVD)

Collected Edition 1972 – 1983

VIDEODA, a project of Contact Collaborations, Inc., archives performance documents of Contact Improvisation from its inception in 1972.

 ...read more

$60
Indiv.

add to cart

$100
Instit.

add to cart

Full Catalog

Action Theater

The Improvisation of Presence

by Ruth Zaporah

For over 25 years, Ruth Zaporah has trained people in her innovative improvisational form--Action Theater. Through its investigation into the ...read more

$29.95

add to cart

Anna Halprin, Dancing Life/Danser
la vie (DVD-Rom)

by Baptiste Andrien, Florence Corin / Contredanse,
with Anna Halprin

Since the 1950s, Anna Halprin has been shaking up the field of dance, breaking down barriers between stage and audience, ...read more

Are We Here Yet?

Damaged Goods/Meg Stuart

Jeroen Peeters, ed.

How does choreographer Meg Stuart create work? In this book, Stuart reflects on her own practice in dialogue with Peeters ...read more

Body and Earth

An Experiential Guide

by Andrea Olsen

In a remarkable integration of environmental science, biology, meditation, and creative expression, Andrea Olsen offers a guide to a holistic ...read more

$29.95

add to cart

Body Space Image

Notes Towards Improvisation and Performance

by Miranda Tufnell and Chris Crickmay

Body, Space, Image is a narrative of discovery that sets the mind loose from the rut of everyday perception. Through ...read more

Temporarily Out of Stock

$32.95

BodyStories

A Guide to Experiential Anatomy

by Andrea Olsen in collaboration with Caryn McHose 

The information in BodyStories is applicable to dancers, artists, athletes, bodyworkers, massage therapists, teachers, and individuals with injuries or with ...read more

$29.95

add to cart

Caught Falling

The Confluence of Contact Improvisation, Nancy Stark Smith, and Other Moving Ideas

by David Koteen, Nancy Stark Smith
with a Backwords by Steve Paxton

The inside-out of dancer/ Contact Quarterly editor Nancy Stark Smith’s life as seen through the kaleidoscope of her thirty-six year ...read more

Back to School SALE

$28
(til 9/15/16; reg. $33)

add to cart

A Choreographic Mind

Autobodygraphical Writings

by Susan Rethorst

This collection of essays by choreographer and teacher Susan Rethorst tracks the emergence of her "practical philosophy" of choreographic thought, ...read more

Composing while Dancing

An Improviser’s Companion

by Melinda Buckwalter

Dance improviser and coeditor of Contact Quarterly, Melinda Buckwalter mines her direct experience of the improvisational strategies of 26 pioneering contemporary dance artists and their varied approaches to this art form. With a mosaic of histories, methods, sample practices, source writings, and biographies of the artists, including Barbara Dilley, Simone Forti, Nina Martin, Mary Overlie, Steve Paxton, Min Tanaka, et al. Composing offers a much needed and inspiring resource for dancers and dance educators. Watch the YouTube infomercial.

$24.95

add to cart

Contact Improvisation

An Introduction to a Vitalizing Dance Form

by Cheryl Pallant

In this book the author draws upon her own extensive experience and research to explain the art of contact improvisation, ...read more

Contact Improvisation & Body-Mind Centering

A Manual for Teaching & Learning Movement

by Annie Brook

This book is a playful and skillful guide that supports body-mind integration and the development through movement of an improvisational ...read more

Contact Improvisation at 36 (DVD)

Perspectives on the Dance Form in its 36th Year

a documentary film by Nathan Wagoner

This documentary about Contact Improvisation was shot at CI36, a celebration of Contact’s 36th birthday in 2008 which brought together ...read more

CQ  chapbook 1:
newDANCEmedia

Hélène Lesterlin, Jonah Bokaer/Nancy Wozny, Scott deLahunta, Dawn Stoppiello/Troika Ranch, William Forsythe/Marlon Barrios Solano read more...

CQ  chapbook 2:
The Goldberg Observations

unwritable notes on an unthinkable practice

from the working diary of Jurij Konjar, with Steve Paxton, Martin Kilvady, Lisa Nelson, Natasa Zavolovsek, and Sandra Noeth read more...

CQ  chapbook 3:
The Anatomy of Center

An introduction to the practice of Topf Technique® and Dynamic Anatomy

by Nancy Topf, with Barbara Clark, Marsha Paludan, Melinda Buckwalter, and Jen Harmon read more...

CQ  chapbook 4:
Emergent Improvisation

on the nature of spontaneous composition where dance meets science

by Susan Sgorbati with Emily Climer & Marie Lynn Haas read more...

CQ  chapbook 5:
Passing For Dance, A HIJACK READER

by HIJACK/ Kristin Van Loon & Arwen Wilder read more...

CQ  chapbook 6:
Forgetful Snow

by Melinda Ring read more...

CQ Reprints: #1

Interviews with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.

Two early interviews by Nancy Stark Smith and Lisa Nelson for CQ (included in the book Sensing, Feeling & Action)

CQ Reprints: #2

Kinetic Awareness

by Frances Becker

Introduction to "The Great Ball Work," with an exercise by founder Elaine Summers. Reprint from CQ Vol. 18 No. 2.

CQ Reprints: #3

Ideokinesis & Creative Body Alignment

Interview/article by André Bernard

Discussion with one of the foremost teachers of the Todd-Clark work, interviewed by Richard Rosen and Nancy Lyons, including an article by Bernard introducing the work. Reprint from CQ Vol. 22 No. 2.

CQ Reprints: #4

Regarding Richard: Richard Niles Bull, 1931–1998

Writings and reflections by and about Richard Bull, a pioneer of "choreographic structured improvisation." Reprint from CQ Vol. 24 No. 1.

CQ Reprints: #5

Now Thyself, 3 Installments

by Remy Charlip

Offprints of Remy Charlip's delightful three-installment CQ article from 1986 & 1987, available as a set. Imaginative "bodyplayresearch," in drawings and text to be read aloud or savored in silence.

CQ Reprints: #6

Growing Up in Public: The Making of an Autobiographical Dance for Lucas Hoving

Conceived and Directed by Remy Charlip

Choreographer Remy Charlip describes the process of co-creating a performance of Lucas Hoving's life stories that premiered at BAM in New York City in 1984. Included is a version of the script that they co-authored, as performed by Hoving on his 75th birthday in 1987. Reprint from CQ Vol.13 No. 2.

CQ/Contact Improvisation 25th Anniversary Sourcebook

Collected Writings and Graphics from Contact Quarterly dance journal 1975-1992

Eds: Nancy Stark Smith & Lisa Nelson

This is the first volume of writings reprinted from Contact Quarterly dance journal concerning the practice of contact improvisation, a ...read more

CQ/Contact Improvisation Sourcebook, Vol. 2

Collected Writings and Graphics from Contact Quarterly dance journal 1992-2007

Eds: Nancy Stark Smith & Lisa Nelson

In celebration of Contact Improvisation’s 36th anniversary, we released this second volume of the multivioiced history of the dance form’s ...read more

Embodied Lives

Reflections on the Influence of Suprapto Suryodarmo and Amerta Movement

Editors: Katya Bloom, Margit Galanter, and Sandra Reeve

Since the mid-1980s, Suprapto Suryodarmo's moving/dancing has inspired many thousands of people in the West, and many more in his ...read more

$29.95

add to cart

Encounters with Contact

Dancing Contact Improvisation in College

edited by Ann Cooper Albright, et al.

Through a series of student writings and essays by established artists teaching in universities throughout the U.S., Encounters considers the unique experience of teaching and learning Contact within an educational institution. Included are sections on students' first impressions, thoughts on the often surprising effects of touch within the dance, classroom exercises, the role of Contact in life after school, debate about institutional formats, a comic strip, and more.

Force of Nature (DVD)

a performance documentary with Kirstie Simson

by Katrina McPherson

Over the course of five years, award-winning director Katrina McPherson filmed improvising dance artist Kirstie Simson performing and teaching across ...read more

$39.95

add to cart

Handbook in Motion

An Account of an Ongoing Personal Discourse and Its Manifestations in Dance

by Simone Forti

Tracing a period in her life from the 1969 Woodstock Festival through the following years living on the land, this ...read more

Ideokinesis

A Creative Approach to Human Movement and Body Alignment

by André Bernard, Wolfgang Steinmüller, and Ursula Stricker

An introduction to the work of André Bernard (1924–2003), a major teacher in the lineage of Mabel Todd.

$19.95

add to cart

Inside Motion

An Ideokinetic Basis for Movement Education

by John Rolland

Inside Motion is a comprehensive study of anatomical imagery based on the Todd-Clark body alignment work as developed by dancer ...read more

$19.95
Spiral bound

add to cart

$19.95
Perfect bound

add to cart

A Kinesthetic Legacy

The Life and Works of Barbara Clark

by Pamela Matt

A Kinesthetic Legacy is a comprehensive guide to the life and works of Barbara Clark, one of America’s most innovative ...read more

The Knowing Body

The Artist as Storyteller in Contemporary Performance

by Louise Steinman

This hands-on guidebook offers a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process involved in transforming personal stories to theater. Including journal ...read more

Landscape of the Now

A Topography of Movement Improvisation

by Kent De Spain

Author Kent De Spain takes readers on a deep journey into the underlying processes and structures of postmodern movement improvisation. ...read more

$29.95

add to cart

Material for the Spine - Steve Paxton (DVD-rom)

A Movement Study

Produced by Contredanse

In 1986, dancer Steve Paxton began examining the spine he had observed in the practice of Contact Improvisation, a duet ...read more

A Moving Presence (DVD)

Ruth Zaporah and Action Theater

a film by Kent De Spain

Following sixteen people through a two-week workshop in New Mexico, we enter the challenging improvisational world of Action Theater™ and ...read more

My Body, The Buddhist

by Deborah Hay

Through a series of imaginative approaches to movement and performance, choreographer Deborah Hay presents a profound reflection on the ephemeral ...read more

$19.95

add to cart

On the Edge

Dialogues on Dance Improvisation in Performance

edited by Agnès Benoit

Devoted to improvisation as a performance form, this book consists of 14 interviews with dancers/improvisers whose creative process derives directly ...read more

The Place of Dance

A Somatic Guide to Dancing and Dance Making

by Andrea Olsen, with Caryn McHose

The Place of Dance is written for the general reader as well as for dancers. It reminds us that dancing ...read more

$29.95

add to cart

Rapids

Visions for Body-Mind Centering®

by Ziji Beth Goren

These essential messages from Body-Mind Centering® were gleaned from the author-photographer’s initial seven years of study with her pioneering mentor ...read more

$16.95

add to cart

Sensing, Feeling, and Action, 3rd ed.

The Experiential Anatomy of Body-Mind Centering®

by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

Pioneering movement educator Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen’s innovative approach to embodiment, movement analysis and reeducation, Body-Mind Centering®, is the subject of ...read more

Sharing the Dance

Contact Improvisation and American Culture

by Cynthia J. Novack

In Sharing the Dance , Cynthia Novack considers the development of contact improvisation within its web of historical, social, and ...read more

$21.95

add to cart

Taken by Surprise

A Dance Improvisation Reader

Editors: Ann Cooper Albright & David Gere

This collection of new and previously published writings on dance improvisation brings together twenty-one essays by prominent dancers, scholars, and ...read more

$24.95

add to cart

This Very Moment

teaching thinking dancing

by Barbara Dilley

This Very Moment braids threads of Barbara Dilley’s memoir in and out of a handbook for classroom practices of dance, ...read more

Through the Back

Situating Vision between Moving Bodies

by Jeroen Peeters

In today’s visual regime, contemporary dance operates as a critical force. It questions univocal representations and dominant cultural ideals of ...read more

Through the Eyes of a Dancer

Selected Writings

by Wendy Perron

This book compiles writings that Wendy Perron, noted dance critic and editor, published in SoHo Weekly News , , ...read more

Videoda Contact Improvisation
DVD #3

Contact at 10th & 2nd (1983)
[also included on Collected Edition]

VIDEODA, a project of Contact Collaborations, Inc., archives performance and training documents of Contact Improvisation from its very beginning in ...read more

Inventory Sale

$20 (formerly $55 & $75)
add to cart

Videoda Contact Improvisation Archive (DVD)

Collected Edition 1972 – 1983

VIDEODA, a project of Contact Collaborations, Inc., archives performance documents of Contact Improvisation from its inception in 1972.

 ...read more

$60
Indiv.

add to cart

$100
Instit.

add to cart

Wisdom of the Body Moving

An Introduction to Body-Mind Centering®

by Linda Hartley

A comprehensive guide to the basic philosophy and key elements of Body-Mind Centering®, the innovative approach to embodiment pioneered by ...read more

$23.95

add to cart

The Wise Body

Conversations with Experienced Dancers

by Jacky Lansley and Fergus Early

Twelve "distinguished dancers who continue to enjoy exceptionally long performing careers" discuss their diverse pathways through the art form and what sustains them in their present performing practices. Representing a wide range of dance traditions, interviewed artists include Yoshito Ohno, Steve Paxton, La Tati, Julyen Hamilton, Pauline de Groot, Lisa Nelson, Philippe Priasso, Jacky Lansley, Will Gaines, Jane Dudley, Fergus Early, and Bisakha Sarker.

Temporarily Out of Stock

$24.50

Workshop with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (DVD)

Dance and Body-Mind Centering®

Produced by Contredanse

A rare document of a workshop led by ground-breaking movement educator Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, creator of Body-Mind Centering® in Brussels ...read more

Books

Action Theater

The Improvisation of Presence

by Ruth Zaporah

For over 25 years, Ruth Zaporah has trained people in her innovative improvisational form--Action Theater. Through its investigation into the ...read more

$29.95

add to cart

Are We Here Yet?

Damaged Goods/Meg Stuart

Jeroen Peeters, ed.

How does choreographer Meg Stuart create work? In this book, Stuart reflects on her own practice in dialogue with Peeters ...read more

Body and Earth

An Experiential Guide

by Andrea Olsen

In a remarkable integration of environmental science, biology, meditation, and creative expression, Andrea Olsen offers a guide to a holistic ...read more

$29.95

add to cart

Body Space Image

Notes Towards Improvisation and Performance

by Miranda Tufnell and Chris Crickmay

Body, Space, Image is a narrative of discovery that sets the mind loose from the rut of everyday perception. Through ...read more

Temporarily Out of Stock

$32.95

BodyStories

A Guide to Experiential Anatomy

by Andrea Olsen in collaboration with Caryn McHose 

The information in BodyStories is applicable to dancers, artists, athletes, bodyworkers, massage therapists, teachers, and individuals with injuries or with ...read more

$29.95

add to cart

Caught Falling

The Confluence of Contact Improvisation, Nancy Stark Smith, and Other Moving Ideas

by David Koteen, Nancy Stark Smith
with a Backwords by Steve Paxton

The inside-out of dancer/ Contact Quarterly editor Nancy Stark Smith’s life as seen through the kaleidoscope of her thirty-six year ...read more

Back to School SALE

$28
(til 9/15/16; reg. $33)

add to cart

A Choreographic Mind

Autobodygraphical Writings

by Susan Rethorst

This collection of essays by choreographer and teacher Susan Rethorst tracks the emergence of her "practical philosophy" of choreographic thought, ...read more

Composing while Dancing

An Improviser’s Companion

by Melinda Buckwalter

Dance improviser and coeditor of Contact Quarterly, Melinda Buckwalter mines her direct experience of the improvisational strategies of 26 pioneering contemporary dance artists and their varied approaches to this art form. With a mosaic of histories, methods, sample practices, source writings, and biographies of the artists, including Barbara Dilley, Simone Forti, Nina Martin, Mary Overlie, Steve Paxton, Min Tanaka, et al. Composing offers a much needed and inspiring resource for dancers and dance educators. Watch the YouTube infomercial.

$24.95

add to cart

Contact Improvisation

An Introduction to a Vitalizing Dance Form

by Cheryl Pallant

In this book the author draws upon her own extensive experience and research to explain the art of contact improvisation, ...read more

Contact Improvisation & Body-Mind Centering

A Manual for Teaching & Learning Movement

by Annie Brook

This book is a playful and skillful guide that supports body-mind integration and the development through movement of an improvisational ...read more

CQ/Contact Improvisation 25th Anniversary Sourcebook

Collected Writings and Graphics from Contact Quarterly dance journal 1975-1992

Eds: Nancy Stark Smith & Lisa Nelson

This is the first volume of writings reprinted from Contact Quarterly dance journal concerning the practice of contact improvisation, a ...read more

CQ/Contact Improvisation Sourcebook, Vol. 2

Collected Writings and Graphics from Contact Quarterly dance journal 1992-2007

Eds: Nancy Stark Smith & Lisa Nelson

In celebration of Contact Improvisation’s 36th anniversary, we released this second volume of the multivioiced history of the dance form’s ...read more

Embodied Lives

Reflections on the Influence of Suprapto Suryodarmo and Amerta Movement

Editors: Katya Bloom, Margit Galanter, and Sandra Reeve

Since the mid-1980s, Suprapto Suryodarmo's moving/dancing has inspired many thousands of people in the West, and many more in his ...read more

$29.95

add to cart

Encounters with Contact

Dancing Contact Improvisation in College

edited by Ann Cooper Albright, et al.

Through a series of student writings and essays by established artists teaching in universities throughout the U.S., Encounters considers the unique experience of teaching and learning Contact within an educational institution. Included are sections on students' first impressions, thoughts on the often surprising effects of touch within the dance, classroom exercises, the role of Contact in life after school, debate about institutional formats, a comic strip, and more.

Handbook in Motion

An Account of an Ongoing Personal Discourse and Its Manifestations in Dance

by Simone Forti

Tracing a period in her life from the 1969 Woodstock Festival through the following years living on the land, this ...read more

Ideokinesis

A Creative Approach to Human Movement and Body Alignment

by André Bernard, Wolfgang Steinmüller, and Ursula Stricker

An introduction to the work of André Bernard (1924–2003), a major teacher in the lineage of Mabel Todd.

$19.95

add to cart

Inside Motion

An Ideokinetic Basis for Movement Education

by John Rolland

Inside Motion is a comprehensive study of anatomical imagery based on the Todd-Clark body alignment work as developed by dancer ...read more

$19.95
Spiral bound

add to cart

$19.95
Perfect bound

add to cart

A Kinesthetic Legacy

The Life and Works of Barbara Clark

by Pamela Matt

A Kinesthetic Legacy is a comprehensive guide to the life and works of Barbara Clark, one of America’s most innovative ...read more

The Knowing Body

The Artist as Storyteller in Contemporary Performance

by Louise Steinman

This hands-on guidebook offers a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process involved in transforming personal stories to theater. Including journal ...read more

Landscape of the Now

A Topography of Movement Improvisation

by Kent De Spain

Author Kent De Spain takes readers on a deep journey into the underlying processes and structures of postmodern movement improvisation. ...read more

$29.95

add to cart

My Body, The Buddhist

by Deborah Hay

Through a series of imaginative approaches to movement and performance, choreographer Deborah Hay presents a profound reflection on the ephemeral ...read more

$19.95

add to cart

On the Edge

Dialogues on Dance Improvisation in Performance

edited by Agnès Benoit

Devoted to improvisation as a performance form, this book consists of 14 interviews with dancers/improvisers whose creative process derives directly ...read more

The Place of Dance

A Somatic Guide to Dancing and Dance Making

by Andrea Olsen, with Caryn McHose

The Place of Dance is written for the general reader as well as for dancers. It reminds us that dancing ...read more

$29.95

add to cart

Rapids

Visions for Body-Mind Centering®

by Ziji Beth Goren

These essential messages from Body-Mind Centering® were gleaned from the author-photographer’s initial seven years of study with her pioneering mentor ...read more

$16.95

add to cart

Sensing, Feeling, and Action, 3rd ed.

The Experiential Anatomy of Body-Mind Centering®

by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

Pioneering movement educator Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen’s innovative approach to embodiment, movement analysis and reeducation, Body-Mind Centering®, is the subject of ...read more

Sharing the Dance

Contact Improvisation and American Culture

by Cynthia J. Novack

In Sharing the Dance , Cynthia Novack considers the development of contact improvisation within its web of historical, social, and ...read more

$21.95

add to cart

Taken by Surprise

A Dance Improvisation Reader

Editors: Ann Cooper Albright & David Gere

This collection of new and previously published writings on dance improvisation brings together twenty-one essays by prominent dancers, scholars, and ...read more

$24.95

add to cart

This Very Moment

teaching thinking dancing

by Barbara Dilley

This Very Moment braids threads of Barbara Dilley’s memoir in and out of a handbook for classroom practices of dance, ...read more

Through the Back

Situating Vision between Moving Bodies

by Jeroen Peeters

In today’s visual regime, contemporary dance operates as a critical force. It questions univocal representations and dominant cultural ideals of ...read more

Through the Eyes of a Dancer

Selected Writings

by Wendy Perron

This book compiles writings that Wendy Perron, noted dance critic and editor, published in SoHo Weekly News , , ...read more

Wisdom of the Body Moving

An Introduction to Body-Mind Centering®

by Linda Hartley

A comprehensive guide to the basic philosophy and key elements of Body-Mind Centering®, the innovative approach to embodiment pioneered by ...read more

$23.95

add to cart

The Wise Body

Conversations with Experienced Dancers

by Jacky Lansley and Fergus Early

Twelve "distinguished dancers who continue to enjoy exceptionally long performing careers" discuss their diverse pathways through the art form and what sustains them in their present performing practices. Representing a wide range of dance traditions, interviewed artists include Yoshito Ohno, Steve Paxton, La Tati, Julyen Hamilton, Pauline de Groot, Lisa Nelson, Philippe Priasso, Jacky Lansley, Will Gaines, Jane Dudley, Fergus Early, and Bisakha Sarker.

Temporarily Out of Stock

$24.50

DVDs

Anna Halprin, Dancing Life/Danser
la vie (DVD-Rom)

by Baptiste Andrien, Florence Corin / Contredanse,
with Anna Halprin

Since the 1950s, Anna Halprin has been shaking up the field of dance, breaking down barriers between stage and audience, ...read more

Contact Improvisation at 36 (DVD)

Perspectives on the Dance Form in its 36th Year

a documentary film by Nathan Wagoner

This documentary about Contact Improvisation was shot at CI36, a celebration of Contact’s 36th birthday in 2008 which brought together ...read more

Force of Nature (DVD)

a performance documentary with Kirstie Simson

by Katrina McPherson

Over the course of five years, award-winning director Katrina McPherson filmed improvising dance artist Kirstie Simson performing and teaching across ...read more

$39.95

add to cart

Material for the Spine - Steve Paxton (DVD-rom)

A Movement Study

Produced by Contredanse

In 1986, dancer Steve Paxton began examining the spine he had observed in the practice of Contact Improvisation, a duet ...read more

A Moving Presence (DVD)

Ruth Zaporah and Action Theater

a film by Kent De Spain

Following sixteen people through a two-week workshop in New Mexico, we enter the challenging improvisational world of Action Theater™ and ...read more

Videoda Contact Improvisation
DVD #3

Contact at 10th & 2nd (1983)
[also included on Collected Edition]

VIDEODA, a project of Contact Collaborations, Inc., archives performance and training documents of Contact Improvisation from its very beginning in ...read more

Inventory Sale

$20 (formerly $55 & $75)
add to cart

Videoda Contact Improvisation Archive (DVD)

Collected Edition 1972 – 1983

VIDEODA, a project of Contact Collaborations, Inc., archives performance documents of Contact Improvisation from its inception in 1972.

 ...read more

$60
Indiv.

add to cart

$100
Instit.

add to cart

Workshop with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (DVD)

Dance and Body-Mind Centering®

Produced by Contredanse

A rare document of a workshop led by ground-breaking movement educator Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, creator of Body-Mind Centering® in Brussels ...read more

CQ  Chapbooks

CQ  chapbook 1:
newDANCEmedia

Hélène Lesterlin, Jonah Bokaer/Nancy Wozny, Scott deLahunta, Dawn Stoppiello/Troika Ranch, William Forsythe/Marlon Barrios Solano read more...

CQ  chapbook 2:
The Goldberg Observations

unwritable notes on an unthinkable practice

from the working diary of Jurij Konjar, with Steve Paxton, Martin Kilvady, Lisa Nelson, Natasa Zavolovsek, and Sandra Noeth read more...

CQ  chapbook 3:
The Anatomy of Center

An introduction to the practice of Topf Technique® and Dynamic Anatomy

by Nancy Topf, with Barbara Clark, Marsha Paludan, Melinda Buckwalter, and Jen Harmon read more...

CQ  chapbook 4:
Emergent Improvisation

on the nature of spontaneous composition where dance meets science

by Susan Sgorbati with Emily Climer & Marie Lynn Haas read more...

CQ  chapbook 5:
Passing For Dance, A HIJACK READER

by HIJACK/ Kristin Van Loon & Arwen Wilder read more...

CQ  chapbook 6:
Forgetful Snow

by Melinda Ring read more...

CQ  Reprints

CQ Reprints: #6

Growing Up in Public: The Making of an Autobiographical Dance for Lucas Hoving

Conceived and Directed by Remy Charlip

Choreographer Remy Charlip describes the process of co-creating a performance of Lucas Hoving's life stories that premiered at BAM in New York City in 1984. Included is a version of the script that they co-authored, as performed by Hoving on his 75th birthday in 1987. Reprint from CQ Vol.13 No. 2.

CQ Reprints: #5

Now Thyself, 3 Installments

by Remy Charlip

Offprints of Remy Charlip's delightful three-installment CQ article from 1986 & 1987, available as a set. Imaginative "bodyplayresearch," in drawings and text to be read aloud or savored in silence.

CQ Reprints: #4

Regarding Richard: Richard Niles Bull, 1931–1998

Writings and reflections by and about Richard Bull, a pioneer of "choreographic structured improvisation." Reprint from CQ Vol. 24 No. 1.

CQ Reprints: #3

Ideokinesis & Creative Body Alignment

Interview/article by André Bernard

Discussion with one of the foremost teachers of the Todd-Clark work, interviewed by Richard Rosen and Nancy Lyons, including an article by Bernard introducing the work. Reprint from CQ Vol. 22 No. 2.

CQ Reprints: #2

Kinetic Awareness

by Frances Becker

Introduction to "The Great Ball Work," with an exercise by founder Elaine Summers. Reprint from CQ Vol. 18 No. 2.

CQ Reprints: #1

Interviews with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.

Two early interviews by Nancy Stark Smith and Lisa Nelson for CQ (included in the book Sensing, Feeling & Action)

category: Improvisation & Dance-making

Action Theater

The Improvisation of Presence

by Ruth Zaporah

For over 25 years, Ruth Zaporah has trained people in her innovative improvisational form--Action Theater. Through its investigation into the ...read more

$29.95

add to cart

Anna Halprin, Dancing Life/Danser
la vie (DVD-Rom)

by Baptiste Andrien, Florence Corin / Contredanse,
with Anna Halprin

Since the 1950s, Anna Halprin has been shaking up the field of dance, breaking down barriers between stage and audience, ...read more

Are We Here Yet?

Damaged Goods/Meg Stuart

Jeroen Peeters, ed.

How does choreographer Meg Stuart create work? In this book, Stuart reflects on her own practice in dialogue with Peeters ...read more

Body Space Image

Notes Towards Improvisation and Performance

by Miranda Tufnell and Chris Crickmay

Body, Space, Image is a narrative of discovery that sets the mind loose from the rut of everyday perception. Through ...read more

Temporarily Out of Stock

$32.95

Caught Falling

The Confluence of Contact Improvisation, Nancy Stark Smith, and Other Moving Ideas

by David Koteen, Nancy Stark Smith
with a Backwords by Steve Paxton

The inside-out of dancer/ Contact Quarterly editor Nancy Stark Smith’s life as seen through the kaleidoscope of her thirty-six year ...read more

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$28
(til 9/15/16; reg. $33)

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A Choreographic Mind

Autobodygraphical Writings

by Susan Rethorst

This collection of essays by choreographer and teacher Susan Rethorst tracks the emergence of her "practical philosophy" of choreographic thought, ...read more

Composing while Dancing

An Improviser’s Companion

by Melinda Buckwalter

Dance improviser and coeditor of Contact Quarterly, Melinda Buckwalter mines her direct experience of the improvisational strategies of 26 pioneering contemporary dance artists and their varied approaches to this art form. With a mosaic of histories, methods, sample practices, source writings, and biographies of the artists, including Barbara Dilley, Simone Forti, Nina Martin, Mary Overlie, Steve Paxton, Min Tanaka, et al. Composing offers a much needed and inspiring resource for dancers and dance educators. Watch the YouTube infomercial.

$24.95

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Contact Improvisation

An Introduction to a Vitalizing Dance Form

by Cheryl Pallant

In this book the author draws upon her own extensive experience and research to explain the art of contact improvisation, ...read more

Contact Improvisation & Body-Mind Centering

A Manual for Teaching & Learning Movement

by Annie Brook

This book is a playful and skillful guide that supports body-mind integration and the development through movement of an improvisational ...read more

Contact Improvisation at 36 (DVD)

Perspectives on the Dance Form in its 36th Year

a documentary film by Nathan Wagoner

This documentary about Contact Improvisation was shot at CI36, a celebration of Contact’s 36th birthday in 2008 which brought together ...read more

CQ Reprints: #4

Regarding Richard: Richard Niles Bull, 1931–1998

Writings and reflections by and about Richard Bull, a pioneer of "choreographic structured improvisation." Reprint from CQ Vol. 24 No. 1.

CQ/Contact Improvisation 25th Anniversary Sourcebook

Collected Writings and Graphics from Contact Quarterly dance journal 1975-1992

Eds: Nancy Stark Smith & Lisa Nelson

This is the first volume of writings reprinted from Contact Quarterly dance journal concerning the practice of contact improvisation, a ...read more

CQ/Contact Improvisation Sourcebook, Vol. 2

Collected Writings and Graphics from Contact Quarterly dance journal 1992-2007

Eds: Nancy Stark Smith & Lisa Nelson

In celebration of Contact Improvisation’s 36th anniversary, we released this second volume of the multivioiced history of the dance form’s ...read more

Embodied Lives

Reflections on the Influence of Suprapto Suryodarmo and Amerta Movement

Editors: Katya Bloom, Margit Galanter, and Sandra Reeve

Since the mid-1980s, Suprapto Suryodarmo's moving/dancing has inspired many thousands of people in the West, and many more in his ...read more

$29.95

add to cart

Encounters with Contact

Dancing Contact Improvisation in College

edited by Ann Cooper Albright, et al.

Through a series of student writings and essays by established artists teaching in universities throughout the U.S., Encounters considers the unique experience of teaching and learning Contact within an educational institution. Included are sections on students' first impressions, thoughts on the often surprising effects of touch within the dance, classroom exercises, the role of Contact in life after school, debate about institutional formats, a comic strip, and more.

Force of Nature (DVD)

a performance documentary with Kirstie Simson

by Katrina McPherson

Over the course of five years, award-winning director Katrina McPherson filmed improvising dance artist Kirstie Simson performing and teaching across ...read more

$39.95

add to cart

Handbook in Motion

An Account of an Ongoing Personal Discourse and Its Manifestations in Dance

by Simone Forti

Tracing a period in her life from the 1969 Woodstock Festival through the following years living on the land, this ...read more

The Knowing Body

The Artist as Storyteller in Contemporary Performance

by Louise Steinman

This hands-on guidebook offers a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process involved in transforming personal stories to theater. Including journal ...read more

Landscape of the Now

A Topography of Movement Improvisation

by Kent De Spain

Author Kent De Spain takes readers on a deep journey into the underlying processes and structures of postmodern movement improvisation. ...read more

$29.95

add to cart

Material for the Spine - Steve Paxton (DVD-rom)

A Movement Study

Produced by Contredanse

In 1986, dancer Steve Paxton began examining the spine he had observed in the practice of Contact Improvisation, a duet ...read more

A Moving Presence (DVD)

Ruth Zaporah and Action Theater

a film by Kent De Spain

Following sixteen people through a two-week workshop in New Mexico, we enter the challenging improvisational world of Action Theater™ and ...read more

My Body, The Buddhist

by Deborah Hay

Through a series of imaginative approaches to movement and performance, choreographer Deborah Hay presents a profound reflection on the ephemeral ...read more

$19.95

add to cart

On the Edge

Dialogues on Dance Improvisation in Performance

edited by Agnès Benoit

Devoted to improvisation as a performance form, this book consists of 14 interviews with dancers/improvisers whose creative process derives directly ...read more

The Place of Dance

A Somatic Guide to Dancing and Dance Making

by Andrea Olsen, with Caryn McHose

The Place of Dance is written for the general reader as well as for dancers. It reminds us that dancing ...read more

$29.95

add to cart

Sharing the Dance

Contact Improvisation and American Culture

by Cynthia J. Novack

In Sharing the Dance , Cynthia Novack considers the development of contact improvisation within its web of historical, social, and ...read more

$21.95

add to cart

Taken by Surprise

A Dance Improvisation Reader

Editors: Ann Cooper Albright & David Gere

This collection of new and previously published writings on dance improvisation brings together twenty-one essays by prominent dancers, scholars, and ...read more

$24.95

add to cart

This Very Moment

teaching thinking dancing

by Barbara Dilley

This Very Moment braids threads of Barbara Dilley’s memoir in and out of a handbook for classroom practices of dance, ...read more

Through the Back

Situating Vision between Moving Bodies

by Jeroen Peeters

In today’s visual regime, contemporary dance operates as a critical force. It questions univocal representations and dominant cultural ideals of ...read more

Through the Eyes of a Dancer

Selected Writings

by Wendy Perron

This book compiles writings that Wendy Perron, noted dance critic and editor, published in SoHo Weekly News , , ...read more

Videoda Contact Improvisation
DVD #3

Contact at 10th & 2nd (1983)
[also included on Collected Edition]

VIDEODA, a project of Contact Collaborations, Inc., archives performance and training documents of Contact Improvisation from its very beginning in ...read more

Inventory Sale

$20 (formerly $55 & $75)
add to cart

The Wise Body

Conversations with Experienced Dancers

by Jacky Lansley and Fergus Early

Twelve "distinguished dancers who continue to enjoy exceptionally long performing careers" discuss their diverse pathways through the art form and what sustains them in their present performing practices. Representing a wide range of dance traditions, interviewed artists include Yoshito Ohno, Steve Paxton, La Tati, Julyen Hamilton, Pauline de Groot, Lisa Nelson, Philippe Priasso, Jacky Lansley, Will Gaines, Jane Dudley, Fergus Early, and Bisakha Sarker.

Temporarily Out of Stock

$24.50

category: Contact Improvisation

Caught Falling

The Confluence of Contact Improvisation, Nancy Stark Smith, and Other Moving Ideas

by David Koteen, Nancy Stark Smith
with a Backwords by Steve Paxton

The inside-out of dancer/ Contact Quarterly editor Nancy Stark Smith’s life as seen through the kaleidoscope of her thirty-six year ...read more

Back to School SALE

$28
(til 9/15/16; reg. $33)

add to cart

Contact Improvisation

An Introduction to a Vitalizing Dance Form

by Cheryl Pallant

In this book the author draws upon her own extensive experience and research to explain the art of contact improvisation, ...read more

Contact Improvisation & Body-Mind Centering

A Manual for Teaching & Learning Movement

by Annie Brook

This book is a playful and skillful guide that supports body-mind integration and the development through movement of an improvisational ...read more

Contact Improvisation at 36 (DVD)

Perspectives on the Dance Form in its 36th Year

a documentary film by Nathan Wagoner

This documentary about Contact Improvisation was shot at CI36, a celebration of Contact’s 36th birthday in 2008 which brought together ...read more

CQ/Contact Improvisation 25th Anniversary Sourcebook

Collected Writings and Graphics from Contact Quarterly dance journal 1975-1992

Eds: Nancy Stark Smith & Lisa Nelson

This is the first volume of writings reprinted from Contact Quarterly dance journal concerning the practice of contact improvisation, a ...read more

CQ/Contact Improvisation Sourcebook, Vol. 2

Collected Writings and Graphics from Contact Quarterly dance journal 1992-2007

Eds: Nancy Stark Smith & Lisa Nelson

In celebration of Contact Improvisation’s 36th anniversary, we released this second volume of the multivioiced history of the dance form’s ...read more

Encounters with Contact

Dancing Contact Improvisation in College

edited by Ann Cooper Albright, et al.

Through a series of student writings and essays by established artists teaching in universities throughout the U.S., Encounters considers the unique experience of teaching and learning Contact within an educational institution. Included are sections on students' first impressions, thoughts on the often surprising effects of touch within the dance, classroom exercises, the role of Contact in life after school, debate about institutional formats, a comic strip, and more.

Sharing the Dance

Contact Improvisation and American Culture

by Cynthia J. Novack

In Sharing the Dance , Cynthia Novack considers the development of contact improvisation within its web of historical, social, and ...read more

$21.95

add to cart

Taken by Surprise

A Dance Improvisation Reader

Editors: Ann Cooper Albright & David Gere

This collection of new and previously published writings on dance improvisation brings together twenty-one essays by prominent dancers, scholars, and ...read more

$24.95

add to cart

Videoda Contact Improvisation
DVD #3

Contact at 10th & 2nd (1983)
[also included on Collected Edition]

VIDEODA, a project of Contact Collaborations, Inc., archives performance and training documents of Contact Improvisation from its very beginning in ...read more

Inventory Sale

$20 (formerly $55 & $75)
add to cart

Videoda Contact Improvisation Archive (DVD)

Collected Edition 1972 – 1983

VIDEODA, a project of Contact Collaborations, Inc., archives performance documents of Contact Improvisation from its inception in 1972.

 ...read more

$60
Indiv.

add to cart

$100
Instit.

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category: Dance & Somatic Education

Anna Halprin, Dancing Life/Danser
la vie (DVD-Rom)

by Baptiste Andrien, Florence Corin / Contredanse,
with Anna Halprin

Since the 1950s, Anna Halprin has been shaking up the field of dance, breaking down barriers between stage and audience, ...read more

Body and Earth

An Experiential Guide

by Andrea Olsen

In a remarkable integration of environmental science, biology, meditation, and creative expression, Andrea Olsen offers a guide to a holistic ...read more

$29.95

add to cart

BodyStories

A Guide to Experiential Anatomy

by Andrea Olsen in collaboration with Caryn McHose 

The information in BodyStories is applicable to dancers, artists, athletes, bodyworkers, massage therapists, teachers, and individuals with injuries or with ...read more

$29.95

add to cart

CQ Reprints: #1

Interviews with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.

Two early interviews by Nancy Stark Smith and Lisa Nelson for CQ (included in the book Sensing, Feeling & Action)

CQ Reprints: #2

Kinetic Awareness

by Frances Becker

Introduction to "The Great Ball Work," with an exercise by founder Elaine Summers. Reprint from CQ Vol. 18 No. 2.

CQ Reprints: #3

Ideokinesis & Creative Body Alignment

Interview/article by André Bernard

Discussion with one of the foremost teachers of the Todd-Clark work, interviewed by Richard Rosen and Nancy Lyons, including an article by Bernard introducing the work. Reprint from CQ Vol. 22 No. 2.

CQ Reprints: #5

Now Thyself, 3 Installments

by Remy Charlip

Offprints of Remy Charlip's delightful three-installment CQ article from 1986 & 1987, available as a set. Imaginative "bodyplayresearch," in drawings and text to be read aloud or savored in silence.

Ideokinesis

A Creative Approach to Human Movement and Body Alignment

by André Bernard, Wolfgang Steinmüller, and Ursula Stricker

An introduction to the work of André Bernard (1924–2003), a major teacher in the lineage of Mabel Todd.

$19.95

add to cart

Inside Motion

An Ideokinetic Basis for Movement Education

by John Rolland

Inside Motion is a comprehensive study of anatomical imagery based on the Todd-Clark body alignment work as developed by dancer ...read more

$19.95
Spiral bound

add to cart

$19.95
Perfect bound

add to cart

A Kinesthetic Legacy

The Life and Works of Barbara Clark

by Pamela Matt

A Kinesthetic Legacy is a comprehensive guide to the life and works of Barbara Clark, one of America’s most innovative ...read more

Material for the Spine - Steve Paxton (DVD-rom)

A Movement Study

Produced by Contredanse

In 1986, dancer Steve Paxton began examining the spine he had observed in the practice of Contact Improvisation, a duet ...read more

The Place of Dance

A Somatic Guide to Dancing and Dance Making

by Andrea Olsen, with Caryn McHose

The Place of Dance is written for the general reader as well as for dancers. It reminds us that dancing ...read more

$29.95

add to cart

Rapids

Visions for Body-Mind Centering®

by Ziji Beth Goren

These essential messages from Body-Mind Centering® were gleaned from the author-photographer’s initial seven years of study with her pioneering mentor ...read more

$16.95

add to cart

Sensing, Feeling, and Action, 3rd ed.

The Experiential Anatomy of Body-Mind Centering®

by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

Pioneering movement educator Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen’s innovative approach to embodiment, movement analysis and reeducation, Body-Mind Centering®, is the subject of ...read more

Wisdom of the Body Moving

An Introduction to Body-Mind Centering®

by Linda Hartley

A comprehensive guide to the basic philosophy and key elements of Body-Mind Centering®, the innovative approach to embodiment pioneered by ...read more

$23.95

add to cart

category: Primary U.S. Distribution

Anna Halprin, Dancing Life/Danser
la vie (DVD-Rom)

by Baptiste Andrien, Florence Corin / Contredanse,
with Anna Halprin

Since the 1950s, Anna Halprin has been shaking up the field of dance, breaking down barriers between stage and audience, ...read more

Are We Here Yet?

Damaged Goods/Meg Stuart

Jeroen Peeters, ed.

How does choreographer Meg Stuart create work? In this book, Stuart reflects on her own practice in dialogue with Peeters ...read more

Body Space Image

Notes Towards Improvisation and Performance

by Miranda Tufnell and Chris Crickmay

Body, Space, Image is a narrative of discovery that sets the mind loose from the rut of everyday perception. Through ...read more

Temporarily Out of Stock

$32.95

Caught Falling

The Confluence of Contact Improvisation, Nancy Stark Smith, and Other Moving Ideas

by David Koteen, Nancy Stark Smith
with a Backwords by Steve Paxton

The inside-out of dancer/ Contact Quarterly editor Nancy Stark Smith’s life as seen through the kaleidoscope of her thirty-six year ...read more

Back to School SALE

$28
(til 9/15/16; reg. $33)

add to cart

Contact Improvisation & Body-Mind Centering

A Manual for Teaching & Learning Movement

by Annie Brook

This book is a playful and skillful guide that supports body-mind integration and the development through movement of an improvisational ...read more

Contact Improvisation at 36 (DVD)

Perspectives on the Dance Form in its 36th Year

a documentary film by Nathan Wagoner

This documentary about Contact Improvisation was shot at CI36, a celebration of Contact’s 36th birthday in 2008 which brought together ...read more

CQ Reprints: #1

Interviews with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.

Two early interviews by Nancy Stark Smith and Lisa Nelson for CQ (included in the book Sensing, Feeling & Action)

CQ Reprints: #2

Kinetic Awareness

by Frances Becker

Introduction to "The Great Ball Work," with an exercise by founder Elaine Summers. Reprint from CQ Vol. 18 No. 2.

CQ Reprints: #3

Ideokinesis & Creative Body Alignment

Interview/article by André Bernard

Discussion with one of the foremost teachers of the Todd-Clark work, interviewed by Richard Rosen and Nancy Lyons, including an article by Bernard introducing the work. Reprint from CQ Vol. 22 No. 2.

CQ Reprints: #4

Regarding Richard: Richard Niles Bull, 1931–1998

Writings and reflections by and about Richard Bull, a pioneer of "choreographic structured improvisation." Reprint from CQ Vol. 24 No. 1.

CQ Reprints: #5

Now Thyself, 3 Installments

by Remy Charlip

Offprints of Remy Charlip's delightful three-installment CQ article from 1986 & 1987, available as a set. Imaginative "bodyplayresearch," in drawings and text to be read aloud or savored in silence.

CQ Reprints: #6

Growing Up in Public: The Making of an Autobiographical Dance for Lucas Hoving

Conceived and Directed by Remy Charlip

Choreographer Remy Charlip describes the process of co-creating a performance of Lucas Hoving's life stories that premiered at BAM in New York City in 1984. Included is a version of the script that they co-authored, as performed by Hoving on his 75th birthday in 1987. Reprint from CQ Vol.13 No. 2.

CQ/Contact Improvisation 25th Anniversary Sourcebook

Collected Writings and Graphics from Contact Quarterly dance journal 1975-1992

Eds: Nancy Stark Smith & Lisa Nelson

This is the first volume of writings reprinted from Contact Quarterly dance journal concerning the practice of contact improvisation, a ...read more

CQ/Contact Improvisation Sourcebook, Vol. 2

Collected Writings and Graphics from Contact Quarterly dance journal 1992-2007

Eds: Nancy Stark Smith & Lisa Nelson

In celebration of Contact Improvisation’s 36th anniversary, we released this second volume of the multivioiced history of the dance form’s ...read more

Embodied Lives

Reflections on the Influence of Suprapto Suryodarmo and Amerta Movement

Editors: Katya Bloom, Margit Galanter, and Sandra Reeve

Since the mid-1980s, Suprapto Suryodarmo's moving/dancing has inspired many thousands of people in the West, and many more in his ...read more

$29.95

add to cart

Encounters with Contact

Dancing Contact Improvisation in College

edited by Ann Cooper Albright, et al.

Through a series of student writings and essays by established artists teaching in universities throughout the U.S., Encounters considers the unique experience of teaching and learning Contact within an educational institution. Included are sections on students' first impressions, thoughts on the often surprising effects of touch within the dance, classroom exercises, the role of Contact in life after school, debate about institutional formats, a comic strip, and more.

Force of Nature (DVD)

a performance documentary with Kirstie Simson

by Katrina McPherson

Over the course of five years, award-winning director Katrina McPherson filmed improvising dance artist Kirstie Simson performing and teaching across ...read more

$39.95

add to cart

Handbook in Motion

An Account of an Ongoing Personal Discourse and Its Manifestations in Dance

by Simone Forti

Tracing a period in her life from the 1969 Woodstock Festival through the following years living on the land, this ...read more

Ideokinesis

A Creative Approach to Human Movement and Body Alignment

by André Bernard, Wolfgang Steinmüller, and Ursula Stricker

An introduction to the work of André Bernard (1924–2003), a major teacher in the lineage of Mabel Todd.

$19.95

add to cart

Inside Motion

An Ideokinetic Basis for Movement Education

by John Rolland

Inside Motion is a comprehensive study of anatomical imagery based on the Todd-Clark body alignment work as developed by dancer ...read more

$19.95
Spiral bound

add to cart

$19.95
Perfect bound

add to cart

A Kinesthetic Legacy

The Life and Works of Barbara Clark

by Pamela Matt

A Kinesthetic Legacy is a comprehensive guide to the life and works of Barbara Clark, one of America’s most innovative ...read more

Material for the Spine - Steve Paxton (DVD-rom)

A Movement Study

Produced by Contredanse

In 1986, dancer Steve Paxton began examining the spine he had observed in the practice of Contact Improvisation, a duet ...read more

A Moving Presence (DVD)

Ruth Zaporah and Action Theater

a film by Kent De Spain

Following sixteen people through a two-week workshop in New Mexico, we enter the challenging improvisational world of Action Theater™ and ...read more

On the Edge

Dialogues on Dance Improvisation in Performance

edited by Agnès Benoit

Devoted to improvisation as a performance form, this book consists of 14 interviews with dancers/improvisers whose creative process derives directly ...read more

Rapids

Visions for Body-Mind Centering®

by Ziji Beth Goren

These essential messages from Body-Mind Centering® were gleaned from the author-photographer’s initial seven years of study with her pioneering mentor ...read more

$16.95

add to cart

Sensing, Feeling, and Action, 3rd ed.

The Experiential Anatomy of Body-Mind Centering®

by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

Pioneering movement educator Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen’s innovative approach to embodiment, movement analysis and reeducation, Body-Mind Centering®, is the subject of ...read more

Through the Back

Situating Vision between Moving Bodies

by Jeroen Peeters

In today’s visual regime, contemporary dance operates as a critical force. It questions univocal representations and dominant cultural ideals of ...read more

Videoda Contact Improvisation
DVD #3

Contact at 10th & 2nd (1983)
[also included on Collected Edition]

VIDEODA, a project of Contact Collaborations, Inc., archives performance and training documents of Contact Improvisation from its very beginning in ...read more

Inventory Sale

$20 (formerly $55 & $75)
add to cart

Videoda Contact Improvisation Archive (DVD)

Collected Edition 1972 – 1983

VIDEODA, a project of Contact Collaborations, Inc., archives performance documents of Contact Improvisation from its inception in 1972.

 ...read more

$60
Indiv.

add to cart

$100
Instit.

add to cart

The Wise Body

Conversations with Experienced Dancers

by Jacky Lansley and Fergus Early

Twelve "distinguished dancers who continue to enjoy exceptionally long performing careers" discuss their diverse pathways through the art form and what sustains them in their present performing practices. Representing a wide range of dance traditions, interviewed artists include Yoshito Ohno, Steve Paxton, La Tati, Julyen Hamilton, Pauline de Groot, Lisa Nelson, Philippe Priasso, Jacky Lansley, Will Gaines, Jane Dudley, Fergus Early, and Bisakha Sarker.

Temporarily Out of Stock

$24.50

Workshop with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (DVD)

Dance and Body-Mind Centering®

Produced by Contredanse

A rare document of a workshop led by ground-breaking movement educator Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, creator of Body-Mind Centering® in Brussels ...read more

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