Mike Poltorak

MikeSteadwings2I have practiced CI for three years and see it as a vital component to my own development as a dancing person and researcher. As a medical and visual anthropologist I am particularly interested in those aspects of CI that are personally, socially and politically transformative in terms of bodily experience, relationships and community. As a documentary filmmaker I aim to make films  on CI that emerge out of collaboration and uniquely capture in form and content the assumptions and knowledge structures of the transformative and community aspects of CI.  I use CI in teaching film making and am increasingly exploring the use of CI to teach ‘embodied concepts’ and key anthropological concepts through movement and role play.

Experiment: An Experiment in Contact Improvisation and Community