Contact Improvisation

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Steve Paxton (b. 1939)


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The term given to a system of improvised movement which is based on the relationship between two moving bodies and the effect that the laws of gravity, momentum, friction, and inertia have on their movement. The system was devised by Steve Paxton in New York in 1972. It has since had a significant influence on many contemporary choreographers.

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