two events in NC hosted by LAC, 410 West Geer St, Durham, NC
"Contact Improvisation (CI) interrogates its history and currency,” facilitated by Karen Nelson, is an inclusive lecture-demonstration-participatory jam event that inquires into the evolution of CI as a living, breathing, changing dance form. This platform— part ritual, part performance, and part social club— calls on experienced practitioners of CI to share embodied stories centering on intersectionality, passion, identity, and one’s own history in the form.
Audience will be invited to at first witness, and later to choose to join (or not) into the dancing. As well, screenings of archival video documentation of early CI practice and performance will provide a context for one creation myth of this work.