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Contact Quarterly

CQ/CE Publishing Project Directors
Lisa Nelson
Nancy Stark Smith

Melinda Buckwalter
Lisa Nelson
Nancy Stark Smith

Editorial/Production Associate
Lailye Weidman

Contributing Editors
Marion Barrios Solano
Margit Galanter
Heidi Henderson
Karen Nelson
Andrea Olsen

Newsletter Co-editors
Colleen Bartley
Nancy Stark Smith

Supporting Editors
Steve Paxton
Simone Forti
Christina Svane

Jill Apolinario

Daniel Lepkoff

Operations/Office Mgr
Merricka Breuer

Meredith Bove

Products/Shipping Mgr
Dawn Siebel

Jessica Beliles
Sofia Engelman
CJ O'Reilly

CI & CQ Archive Volunteers
Robin MacRostie
Dale Rosenkrantz

Advisory Board
Chris Aiken
James Dowling
Marlon Barrios Solano
Lailye Weidman
Marlene Wong

CONTACT QUARTERLY, journal of dance, improvisation, performance, and contemporary movement arts, is the longest living, independent, artist-made, not-for-profit, reader-supported magazine devoted to the dancer's voice.

Founded in 1975, Contact Quarterly (CQ) began as a forum for discussion of the emerging dance form contact improvisation. Serving as a meeting ground for a worldwide network of contact improvisers, CQ quickly grew to include writings and interviews on postmodern and contemporary experimental dance, somatic movement practices, improvisational dance, mixed-abilities dance, teaching methods, creative process, and performance.

Providing a platform for seasoned and emerging artists and educators to communicate and dialogue about their work, CQ is a singular record of the developments over the last 40 years (see our Back Issues) and plays an active role in supporting the artists and creative forms that appear in, and reach beyond, our pages.

We invite you to participate in the dialogue that is CQ. See how by clicking through our newly redesigned site. There are opportunities to submit writings and to comment on articles you read online in CQ Unbound and CI Newsletter. You can also share your work through advertising in our print publications and online Dance Map and Dance Directory.

Current Issue Article Gallery CQ Unbound
CONJURING THE SPIRIT with Merián Soto and Pedro Alejandro Dance, Somatics, and Neuroscience Dance, Somatics, and Neuroscience
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CQ is a resource for:

  • Artists
  • materials about dance-making, creative process, collaboration, teaching and performance practices
  • articles by dancers evolving new forms, concepts, and practices
  • Contact Improvisors
  • a biannual CI Newsletter with reports of CI activities and views from around the world
  • CI "shoptalk" articles in print and online
  • a CI Contacts List for finding CI events and practitioners worldwide
  • Dance Students and Enthusiasts
  • information about workshops and trainings
  • an inside look at thoughts, practices, and creative work of professional dance and movement artists at all levels of their careers
  • source material for academic papers
  • an opportunity to feel connected with a worldwide community of dancers
  • Dance Educators
  • articles about teaching methods, for both young and seasoned teachers
  • regular listings of new resources: books, DVDs, references
  • Dance Scholars and Critics
  • 40 years of original source material by and about prime movers in the field of contemporary dance and improvisation
  • Somatic Practitioners and Dance Therapists
  • experiential writings about the psychological, emotional, and physical effects of movement practices
  • articles about body-mind practices including: Body-Mind Centering®, Feldenkrais®, Ideokinesis, Alexander Technique, Skinner Releasing®, Continuum, Authentic Movement, and DanceAbility
CQ Contact Quarterly
P.O. Box 603
Northampton, MA 01061


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

© 2014 Contact Collaborations, Inc. CC is the 501c3 non-profit
parent organization of Contact Quarterly, Contact Editions, Videoda,
& Performance/Workshop project.

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circle drawing courtesy George Manupelli

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