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Appropriating a Past that is still in the Present?

I’m staying with a woman here in London who is a professor of drama at Queen Mary, where they have a rad department and “drama” actually means performance art.  She told me today that a group of her graduate students have formed a contact improv group.  They feel that what they are doing isn’t necessarily the form itself, but an appropriation of the form.  They are working with a certain nostalgia about its origination.

I don’t know, I thought this sounded interesting, and I’m curious about what this looks/feels like in comparison with present contact.  I’m going to try to go while I’m here…

Jillian Peña, 2009 MR artist-in-residence,, i love you

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