Do we need technique to dance CI?

Davide Casiraghi
Oct 12, 2018
Many time I find myself in discussions about this topic and I notice that often in the jams many participants don't care about taking classes or workshops to improve their skills.
But what are this skills? And what can we archive if we master this skills ?

In this video, we can see two contact teachers dancing. 
You can observe how they provide each other a safe ground that support the other and how they move with minimum effort.


An advanced contact dancer is able to mastering the laws of physics in a way that he can perform with ease many kind of acrobatic movements.

To dance and enjoy this “Art/Sport” where people meet into jams for the pleasure of dancing, we don’t need big muscles, instead we need to learn some of this principles:
Rolling, sliding, following a physical point of contact, rolling point of contact, to base our movements from a base of sensations rather than from a plan, finding ease moving off balance, quality of touch, share the weight with our dance partner, small dance and moving relating to the force of gravity, spirals, falling, flying principles, hi bench, low bench, multidirectional awareness, aikido rolls, handstands and comfort in upside down positions, relate to partners even if we are not in contact, “no hands” dance, to surprise ourself, and many others.

Here you can find a beautiful article about some of the basic skills of CI.
http://www.bodyresearch.org/contact-improvisation/fundamentals-of-contact-improvisation/

Would you love to add any skill I forgot to mention?