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Excerpts — Dance Improvisations

Try the clay sculpting game to introduce dancers to contact improvisation

This is a trust-based task that you can use as an introduction to contact improvisation. It asks dancers to remember what it felt like to be moved in terms of force, timing, correct use of space and quality. It can also get dancers thinking about how they can create original movement material.

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Get started providing dance improvisation experiences to your students

A spirit of spontaneous creativity is essential to dance improvisation. Improvisation is like a quick conversation that demands immediate responses, or movement answers. To stay creative within that demand, dancers need to know that no movement answer is wrong. This new books helps teachers provide dance improvisation experiences to students.

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How many body parts—an improv warm-up game

How many body parts? is a great activity you can start using right away.

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