Dancer/Choreographer, Nancy Havlik Dance Performance Group, United States
For Ken Manheimer, dance is an antidote to the static of every-day life. Ken has studied Contact Improvisation and Ensemble Improv with central CI and improv teachers, and continues to practice with myriad dance partners at jams. He coordinates the weekly DC CI jam and is an organizer of the yearly regional Spring East Coast CI jam, and has taught and facilitated collaborative and contact improvisation on many occasions.
Since 2008 Ken has explored the intersection of ensemble improvisation, CI, and choreography with the Nancy Havlik Dance Performance Group, and performed in numerous venues around DC and New York.
Ken writes about his fascination with contact improv and spontaneous collaboration at http://myriadicity.net/contact-improvisation .