Image credit: Daniel Lukehurst's Various Creations
Contact Improvisation is a deeply physical experience, even in the moments when we appear to be doing very little, and it's here that I find language meets its limitations. Practicing contact improvisation is where I feel the biggest shifts that filter into my daily life. In CI we practice the action of holding and being held, being in counter-balance, surrendering to gravity. We learn how momentum can be our playful friend and that the peripheral is as integral as the central. We dance with and within all the in-betweenness of bodies and space. It is a profound enquiry into the intersection of self and other, that which when attended to is never stagnant but always moving, and calls on the body to be at its most intelligent.