Contact Improvisation at 36

Director: Nathan Wagoner
Producers: Nathan Wagoner, Erica Kaufman, Nancy Stark Smith (2012)

Runtime: 3 hours 45 minutes/2 discs
Language: English
Regions: all

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This long-awaited documentary about Contact Improvisation was shot at CI36, a celebration of Contact’s 36th birthday in 2008 which brought together nearly 300 CI practitioners from around the world. The documentary (Disc 1) offers views of dancing in jams, classes, performances, and everywhere in between. Disc 2 offers 3 hours of highlights from 22 interviews Wagoner conducted at the event. Dancers reflect on the past, present, and future of Contact—what they love and what troubles them.

Featured are many of the pioneers and leading teachers of Contact Improvisation, including Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith, Nita Little, Nina Martin, Andrew Harwood, Ray Chung, Martin Keogh, Keith Hennessey, Benno Voorham, Martin Hughes, Erica Kaufman, Eckhard Mueller, Leilani Weis, Joerg Hassmann, Katy Dymoke, Vitali Kononov, Mary Prestidge, Scott Rodwin, Carol Swann, Cristina Turdo, Paula Zacharias, and Moti Mark Zemelman.