Alessi, Alito
July 2009
Contact Quarterly;Summer/Fall2009, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p37
The article discusses the basic contact improvisation principles and practices. The exercises aim to develop listening skills, to identify what a dance partner needs and learning not to overcome a partner's desire. It discusses the "know work" principle which assigns each dance partner as the "imaginer" and the "toucher." The "Yes or No Work" development it the practice in which a dance partner directs and the other one receives.


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