Jeff Bliss

Jeff Bliss has been exploring and learning about Contact Improvisation for over 27 years. Jeff began performing contemporary dance with Betty Jones in Hawaii and then joined Liz Lerman/Dance Exchange for 8 years. Besides teaching in Movement Research and many Universities in the US, he has traveled to teach CI and improvisation in Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, and Argentina. As a member of Group 6 (with Chris Aiken, Nancy Stark Smith, Ray Chung, Julie Carr, and Peter Bingham) he explored performance issues in Contact Improvisation. He and Nancy have performed a trio with musician Mike Vargas at Naropa University in Colorado, Bates Dance Festival in Maine, and at the CI 36 festival in 2008.