Category: analysis

Characteristics of a Jam Crush

Collaboratively created by certain members of the July 4th Earthdance Jam on July 5th, 2014, edited by Amy W. and Richard A rarely-acknowledged but all-too-common phenomenon in the contact improvisation community is the Jam Crush. In the kitchen one night…

In and Out

The Earthdance New Year’s Jam starts today, one of the largest and longest contact jams in North America. It reminds me of the challenges of in and out in the contact improvisation community, particularly at multi-day jams.

The Circuit

Okay, as far as I know, I’m the only one who calls it “The Circuit.” But every year in the northeastern part of North America, many contact dancers from New England and Quebec follow a well-worn, well-established path through about…