This is a seminal video created by the founders of Contact Improv, a dance style which my father, Andrew Harwood has dedicated a lifetime to. Growing up in this community I spent a lot of time around Steve and Nancy, and the handful of other pioneer practitioners of this dance genre.
Nowadays I practice this style recreationally because it’s just really fun and helps me connect to things like gravity, balance, spontaneity, alignment, and much more. …Also just keeps me limber.
Most people have no idea what I’m talking about when I mention anything about C.I. and this video narrated by Steve Paxton himself (which comes in 3 parts on youtube) explains it all very well…from the horse’s mouth as they say.
If you wish to get involved with the form here in Montreal, I recommend heading over to the ACI website.