Framing the Gap: Contact (and) Improvisation

Dey, Misri ORCID logoORCID: and Sarco-Thomas, Malaika (2014) Framing the Gap: Contact (and) Improvisation. The Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, 6 (2). ISSN 17571871

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Abstract / Summary

This editorial serves as both introductory chapter and editorial summary of the journal. Dey and Sarco-Thomas start by teasing out the use of the words Contact ( and) Improvisation. They explore the notion of an experimental dance practice that works with both core principals of touch and exchange of weight and constant changing notions of unknowing, gaps, potentiality that defines itself in the moment of dancing, In this way, Dey argues that Contact and its improvisation can offer a political praxis, an insertion of 'change through exchange' which offers moving bodies many kinds of rides. They summarise the rich and international articles within the journal into themes:' the notion of ‘threeness’ in CI; CI principles as explored through performance-making and creative work; the ethics of relating through touch in improvisation; and the temporal dynamics of CI practice in teaching and training. This is the first curated collection of scholarly articles on the subject.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1386/jdsp.6.2.119_2
Additional Information: This is the editorial chapter of the journal we edited. Online ISSN: 1757188X
ISSN: 17571871
Subjects: Performance > Dance
Performance > Theatre
Courses by Department: Academy of Music & Theatre Arts > Dance
Depositing User: Misri Dey
Date Deposited: 01 May 2018 12:30
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:29


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