The Montreal contact improvisation dance community has set up a formal (and let’s admit it: legally incorporated) structure to preserve that fragile, precious moment when anything seemed possible. This structure is the Association de contact improvisation.
In its formal dimension, the Association is composed of members who come together annually in a general meeting to elect a board of directors, ratify any changes to the general guidelines, and approve the financial statements.
In its intuitive dimension, the Association expresses a hope of solidarity and harmony arising from the regular practice of contact improvisation.
The mission of the Association of Contact Improvisation (ACI) consists of: assembling individuals to support an artistic community project, adequately representing its membership before concerned parties, promoting contact improvisation dance through education, research and performance, developing the practice of contact improvisation and broadening its accessibility to the public.