Photographs of Contact Improvisation

These photographs appear by permission of the photographers, who retain copyright on the images. I have no way of knowing whether the photographers have obtained permission from the people in the pictures to be photographed or to have their picture on the Web.

[23 Mar 2005]

See also photographs from CI25
John Bainbridge's CI page and Nataraj Hauser's photo gallery

Karl Frost and Olive Bieringa in parking lot (Black and White JPEG, 27Kb)
Karl Frost and Olive Bieringa dancing in a parking lot in Wellington, NZ. Photographer unknown, sent by Karl via Brenton Cheng.
Karl Frost and Olive Bieringa in parking lot. 30Kb
Second in the series.
Charley Mosey and Nuria Bowart 21Kb
Charley Mosey and Nuria Bowart connect at the Fall 1996 East Coast Contact Jam at Claymont Court, West Virginia. Jim Benson Photo.
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Lee Ross (Boulder CO) approaches Cheryl Pallant (Richmond VA) at high speed during the Fall 1996 East Coast Contact Jam. Jim Benson Photo.
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Sycamore Toffel (Huntsville, AL) balances atop Sherman Dailey (Huntsville, AL) during a performance at the Fall 1996 East Coast Contact Jam. Jim Benson photo.
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David Lord of Eugene, OR (yellow sweats) tumbles with Tommy Gallahan of Rockville, MD in this four-photo sequence during the Fall 1996 East Coast Contact Jam. Jim Benson photos.
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Keith Winston (Hyattsville, MD) rolls with Jenny Llewellyn-Jones (Miami, FL) at the Fall 1996 East Coast Contact Jam. Jim Benson photo.
B&W photos from the First Contact Improvisation Teachers Festival 1987 in Berkeley, CA
by Andrew Clibanoff (aclibanoff@home.com) Added 14 Feb, 1997
Carol Swann and Chris Mathias 63Kb
Francesca Castelli 42Kb
Leigh Lightfoot and Thais 77Kb
Sharon Tomsky rolling off Martin Keogh's back 55Kb
Martin Keogh on his hands with Sharon Tomsky 63Kb
contact improv 40Kb
Liz Ozol and Grace Lee, with Clarinda Maclow in background. An outdoor class or performance Wesleyan University 1986. B&W photo by Andrew Clibanoff (aclibano@whirlweb.com) Added 14 Feb, 1997.
Andy and Jim 62Kb
Andy and Jim Clibanoff B&W photo by Andrew Clibanoff (aclibanoff@home.com) Added 14 Feb, 1997
Martin Keogh and Keith Hennessey 23 Kb
at 1995 West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival. Photographer Theodora Litsios Added 23 June 1997.
a contact jam at CI25 30 Kb, color
Photographer: Ray Chung. I like this photo for the movement it shows. Added 26 June 1997.
Spiral Roll (AVI movie, 2.5 Mbyte)
Videographer: Tom Giebink. Steve Paxton demonstrates a spiral roll, at CI25 in June 1997. For those without the ability (or patience) to display AVI, see this montage of key frames (b&w jpeg, 28 Kbytes) instead. Added 20 Aug 1997.
drawing by Matthew Age 6How Contact looks to a child
A drawing by "Matthew, Age 6", a child in Oberlin Ohio. Added 8 Sept 1997
Michael Anderson and Rafael Cohen 1 (B&W jpg, 45 Kbyte)
Contact outdoors at Oberlin College, late spring 1997 Photography by Douglas Chapman. Added 17 Nov 1997
Michael Anderson and Rafael Cohen 2 (B&W JPG, 42 Kbyte)
Contact outdoors at Oberlin College, late spring 1997 Photography by Douglas Chapman. Added 17 Nov 1997
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Wendy Fox and unknown person at Breitenbush Jam, Spring 1996.
Photograph by Harmony Gates harmonyintouch@usa.net [Added 15 Feb 1998]
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Jess Curtis and Gretchen Spiro Shansby at Breitenbush Jam, Spring 1996.
Photograph by Harmony Gates harmonyintouch@usa.net [Added 15 Feb 1998]
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Mary Ganzon and unknown person Breitenbush Jam, Spring 1996.
Photograph by Harmony Gates harmonyintouch@usa.net [Added 15 Feb 1998]
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Carolyn Stuart and unknown person at Breitenbush Jam, Spring 1996.
Photograph by Harmony Gates harmonyintouch@usa.net [Added 15 Feb 1998]
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Jeanne Jaubert (in purple tights) atop Normon Johnson as a weekly Jam in Santa Fe, NM (July 99).
Photographer unknown [Added 11 March 2000]