Kristin Horrigan

Kristin Horrigan is a Professor of Dance and Gender Studies at Marlboro College in Marlboro, VT. She has been practicing, researching and teaching Contact Improvisation for 20 years, around the US and abroad in places such as Europe, Australia, Japan and Argentina. In her CI research and teaching over the past few years, Kristin has been focused on cultivating our ability to be interested, looking at the relationship between composition and play in CI, teaching CI technique in a way that preserves the accessibility of CI for people of all abilities, and most extensively, exploring the ways gender influences our CI dancing. A recent publication in Contact Quarterly shares some of her ideas about gender in CI: As an educator, Kristin works to help students bring together movement and critical thinking to deepen their practice as dancers, creators and scholars and to make progress in answering their own most pressing research questions.