About the Book
I have come across Contact Improvisation about six year ago and I fell in love. Since then it became part of my life, I enjoy connecting with people through the dance, I found it quite amazing, to loose one self in the movement, give in to the fleeting moment, feeling the body, the floor, the air, the people dancing with me. I discovered it as a very engaging and intimate way to connect to myself and to others, to listen, to explore. We dance, we roll, jump, fall, fly... sometimes fast and exuberant, sometimes slow and still. I enjoy watching other dancers, the relationships that are created in the moment, different energies flow and fill the room, silent communication; through the body, the skin, the bones. I was looking for a text that will express my feelings about Contact Improvisation, after a long search I have found this beautiful poem by Caroline Plummer, it really touched me and seemed perfect to go along the photographs. Caroline was a dancer and an artist, sadly she died from cancer in 2003. (more information about Caroline’s life and work can be found at www.carolineplummer.org.nz.) This book is a result of countless observations over many Contact Improvisation jams, held at Moving East Centre. in London.