‘Contact improvisation classes’ by Lucia Walker; on using the Technique to help contact improvisation and how contact improvisation can help one’s use.
‘Contact improvisation/movement’ by Lucia Walker describes some of the issues she explores in workshops, e.g. contact, attention, support, presence, quality of touch, movement, improvisation.
‘Contact improvisation and the Alexander Technique’ by Susan Lehotsky; on learning contact improvisation and the Technique at the same time and how they inform each other.
F. M. Alexander
There is a short criticism of dance as a ‘free expression’ in MSI, where Alexander writes that ‘unrestrained, unguided efforts of the children to dance are likely to prove extremely harmful.’ He goes to relate the story of a six-year old girl, whose coordination was interfered with by this style of free expression dancing.
First generation teachers
Marjorie Barstow, who was on Alexander’s first teacher training course, was a dancer and taught dancing. A short interview covers her early dance history.
Writings – Book...