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Contact Quarterly, a vehicle for moving ideas,
is an international journal of dance, improvisation, performance, and contemporary movement arts.

Here you can access the dancer's voice in writings that shed light on the many emerging dance and improvisation forms and practices, somatic movement approaches, and creative processes which intrigue and nurture our art form.

In addition, CQ is an important hub for historical and current materials about the dance form Contact Improvisation and promotes a special collection of dance books and DVDs authored by journal contributors, through Contact Editions book publishing project.

Read more about our mission and Online PublicationsCQ Unbound, CI 50th Anniversary Newsletter, and Rolling Edition.

In 2021, we ceased being a subscriber-supported organization and began our transition to a Resource-Archive Site, including the full contents of our print issues in digital form, translations to many languages, and much more, to be accessible to everyone.

Like all arts organizations in this uncertain time, we are dancing our way through change and especially look to your generous support to help us continue to move forward. Please stay safe and keep your imagination moving!

Thank you for your patience while we update and reorganize our site.

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

CQ 45th Anniversary Calendar 2020 Basic Neurocellular Patterns CQ/Contact Improvisation Sourcebook, Vol. III CQ/Contact Improvisation Sourcebook, Vol. III This Very Moment

Publications on contemporary dance, improvisation, performance, and somatic movement arts.

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Contact Improvisation
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Dancers: Steve Paxton & Daniel Lepkoff, 1973

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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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