Reach Out And Touch Someone

The phenomenon of ‘contact improvisation’ is going strong in the modern dance world, despite having been dismissed by many serious dancers as a fad when it was invented in the 1970s. In fact, many modern choreographers say that the improvisational technique has been crucial to their development. “A product of its time, [contact improv] emphasizes spontaneity, togetherness, body/mind integration and other Age of Aquarius values.” Call it the dance equivalent of free-association literature.