Morrissey, Charlie
January 2011
Contact Quarterly;Annual2011, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p37
The article offers insights on basic principles and practices of contact improvisation (CI) exercises. The exercise can be started by lying on one's back on the floor, leaving the skin to do the work of containing. The practice involves letting the body spread into the ground, from the center out into the expanding periphery while releasing into all the available space. The activity includes gathering the limbs together as a way to move onto one's side.


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