Contact Improvisation in Boulder & Denver


Contact Improv is a form of improvisational dance, which originated at Oberlin College in 1972. It is done barefoot and usually without music. The defining feature of the form is that one is in (physical) contact with one's partner(s). This contact might be extended, as in finger-tip to finger-tip, or it might be very condensed, as in log-rolls accross the floor. Communication between partners is largely involved with exchange of weight. If one is giving weight to (leaning on) one's partner there is strong communication, even if the partners are back to back.

This site is intended to be a gateway to the Boulder/Denver Contact Improv community

To be "in the loop" (on the mailing list)- 

Click here to join the BoulderContactImprov listserv (you will be taken to the group's homepage within Yahoo).  This listserv is a Yahoo-based egroup.  It is an interactive mailing list, meaning that each person in the group can send one email that will reach the entire group. This group is not a chat room, and it is free of spam. It will keep you in good touch with Contact events and classes. 

Every message that you get from the group will have a footer containing an unsubscribe link, the moderator's address, and a link to the guidelines for using the list.

I, Bruce Cohen, maintain the list, as well as this site.  If you'd prefer, you can just email me, and I will add you.  (Hint- if 'Contact Improv' is in the subject line, I always read it).

If the email link does not work in your system, my address is bruce(at)boulder(dot)net

Not only that, but I am so laid-back and old-fashioned that I answer my phone- 303-440-4838


contact the webmaster (Hint- if 'Contact Improv' is in the subject line, I always read it)

relevant links are welcome, and will be added on request