BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 9538

Contact improvisation

Contact improvisation
Key Info
  • Contact improvisation
  • Duration: 02:04
  • Dancers from Motionhouse Dance Theatre show us how contact improvisation and specifically the use of weight and momentum can lead to the creation of original and exciting movement. Kevin Finnan and Louise Richards demonstrate a range of improvised movement ranging from the relatively basic falls to advanced lifts such as the Orbit. They emphasise the need to progress gradually, building trust and experience.
  • Subject:

    Physical Education


    Dance Activities

  • Keywords: games, control, supports, tumbles, rotate, play, contact, improvisation
Ideas for use in class
  • For introducing contact improvisation. For illustrating lifts in dance and physical theatre.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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