Chung, Ray
January 2006
Contact Quarterly;Winter/Spring2006, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p54
The article presents information on the practice of listening, the most useful aspect of basic contact improvisation (CI) principles. The practice of listening is the most useful CI principle regardless of experience or ability. The practice of listening expects an active engagement in being present with one's partner's and his own intentions as they become apparent physically. One exercise for practicing listening in the context of following and leading during a CI dance is being discussed. A tendency is also there for the leader to direct the follower. A capable leader, while leading, is able to follow or listen.


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