Category: news and trends

A great start to CI in 2016

2016 begins with an exciting confluence of contact improvisation events in the northeastern part of North America that I can’t recall seeing in years. Alicia Grayson, Kirstie Simson, and Andrew Harwood are all coming to this part of the world…

CI events, spring 2015

Spring in the northeastern part of North America brings a trickle of CI events, though April is pretty quiet. Here’s the latest: Sunday, March 15, Northampton: Winter Underscore. I think the location is secret because there’s limited participation — you…

CI Events, Fall 2014 (part 2)

As a follow-up to my previous post, here’s what’s going on from now through the end of the year that I know about in the Northeastern part of North America: Monday, November 3 to Friday, November 7, Montreal: Montreal’s annual…

CI events, Fall 2014 (part 1)

It’s an exciting time to be a contact improvisation dancer in Northeastern North America. Lots and lots of workshops, classes, jams, and new initiatives are going on. Here’s a tour of some (but I’m sure not all) of them. As…

Looking ahead, Spring 2014

If you live in the Northeastern part of the United States, there’s a flood of contact improvisation events coming up New York and other areas in the next few months. Here’s a list to help you sort through it all.…

Unicorns, or why this picture moves me

I find this picture, recently posted to the Contact Quarterly Newsletter, surprisingly moving. The reason, I think, is that it’s like seeing a unicorn. It is rare, and beautiful, and mythical. It is something that you never thought you would actually…

The Toronto Sunday Jam

There are many special things about the Sunday Toronto contact jam, celebrating its 35th anniversary on Sunday, September 8, 2013. The space The first, and one that lingers strongly with me, is the space. It’s not clear what Dovercourt House,…

Martin Keogh has a blog!

It looks SO much nicer than mine. Wow. Here’s where you find it: http://sandgrainsintopearls.wordpress.com/. Maybe he’ll write about the “erection question” (what do I do if I have an erection while dancing?) so that I don’t have to. :) Already…