For the Next 60 Seconds (1995)

Title

For the Next 60 Seconds (1995)

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Streaming Media

Description

Concept by Carolyn Stuart and Patrick Gracewood. Performed at the West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival.

Performance Date

1995

Comments

Concept by Carolyn Stuart and Patrick Gracewood. Performed at the West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival.

Carolyn Stuart and Patrick Gracewood were interviewed by Eric Nordstrom in 2015.

From Points of Contact (contactgames.wordpress.com/about/): Touch Monkey is a perspective in Contact Improvisation that has grown out of the dancing relationship between Carolyn Stuart and Patrick Gracewood over 25 years.

Carolyn Stuart has been a devotee of Contact Improvisation since 1984. Her research and development in the art of improvising in contact has spanned 17 countries, hundreds of projects, and diverse populations. Her primary teachers have been commitment to the process of exploration and the use of the blindfold. Her mission is to make contact improvising accessible by distilling the vastness of possibility into the simplest of terms. The current edge of her investigation is applying the principles of the C.I. paradigm to life at large. If mutual well-being is possible on the dance floor, then what about off the dance floor too- for the generations to come.

Patrick Gracewood is a professional artist. As sculptor and dancer he’s interested in the intersection of movement and stillness. A strong sense of play influences his art and his dance. “Through play is how I learn and create.”

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This recording is made available through the Portland State University Library Special Collections and University Archives with permission and is for educational and non-commercial use only. It cannot be reproduced in any form, distributed or played for commercial purposes. For more information, please contact Special Collections at Portland State University Library at: specialcollections@pdx.edu or (503) 725-9883

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19384

For the Next 60 Seconds (1995)

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