The Fussy Dance: A Low Ambition Entry into Contact Improvisation

Martin, Nina; Bryant, Rebecca; Paek, Margaret
January 2010
Contact Quarterly;Annual2010, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p37
The article offers information on the basic principles and practices of contact improvisation (CI) in the U.S. It states that the Fussy Dance has been applied in CI for it creates a nonlinear, chaotic approach that results in a letting go of habitual patterns, expectations and planning. Moreover, the application of the approach enables dance to become a meditation that curtails extraneous and distracting thoughts.


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