Journals will be used in and out of class for reflecting on your experiences with contact improvisation. At least once a week, take some time to reflect on your experiences with CI through writing and possibly other media (drawing, poetry, etc.) -- be thoughtful, but also have some fun with it!

Use the writing prompts provided (on Courses or in class) to examine your discoveries, questions, and fears, as well as the connections you are able to make between contact improvisation and other facets of your studies and your life.  Each week (except weeks in which reading responses are due) hand in one substantial journal entry (or collection of entries). 
Length: approximately 2 pages handwritten (or double-spaced typed)

Use any one or more of the following prompts to inspire your first week's journal writing:

What is it like to rely on your sense of touch for communication?  Discuss your experiences of this in class.  If you wish, relate these to how you do or do not use touch to communicate outside of class.

Observation without judgment is central to the practice of contact improvisation.  What have you observed about your body/mind's response to the various explorations and exercises we've undertaken so far? How does your body/mind respond to the opportunity/obligation to make movement choices (for example, as the leader in some of the leader/follower improvisations that we've done)?

Please hand in your first week's journal writing in class on Monday, Sept. 13.  You may choose to hand in your whole notebook (marking which passages should be read) or you may hand in photocopies of selected pages or printouts (if you are keeping your journal electronically).
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