Martin Keogh Contact Improvisation  
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Narrative Account


Teaching History


Martin Keogh has been teaching and performing Contact Improvisation for over three decades. After attending the Interlochen Arts Academy and Stanford University, Martin spent time traveling to monasteries in Japan and Korea and was a dharma teacher at the Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkeley, California.

He is one of the original members of the Motivity Dance Company, which specializes in aerial dancing on low level trapezes.  Martin founded The Dancing Ground, an organization that produces conferences on gender, race and mythology.  He worked as consultant and teacher with Touchdown Dance USA, an organization that teaches C.I. to the blind.

For his contribution to the development of Contact Improvisation Martin is a Fulbright Senior Specialist and listed in Who's Who in the World. He has taught in 33 countries on five continents. He is author of, The Art of Waiting, As Much Time as it Takes, and the recently released, Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World. Martin lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico with his family.











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