Nancy Stark Smith

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Nancy Stark Smith (1952 – May 1, 2020)[1][2] was an American dancer. She was a founding participant in Contact Improvisation.[3] Smith was born in New York City.[4]

She worked with many partners including Steve Paxton, Julyen Hamilton, Karen Nelson, and Mike Vargas.

In 1975, she founded Contact Quarterly, an international journal of dance and improvisation.[5]

Smith died on May 1, 2020 from ovarian cancer in Florence, Massachusetts at the age of 68.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Svane, Christina (2020-05-02). "[Post announcing death]". Facebook. Retrieved 2020-05-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "[Post announcing death]". Facebook. Contact Quarterly Dance Journal. 2020-05-03. Retrieved 2020-05-03.
  3. Paxton, Steve (1993-01-01). "Review of Sharing the Dance. Contact Improvisation and American Culture". Dance Research: The Journal of the Society for Dance Research. 11 (1): 84–87. doi:10.2307/1290606. JSTOR 1290606.
  4. "Alumna Nancy Stark Smith Talk". Oberlin College. Archived from the original on 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  5. Cheryl Pallant (July 2006). Contact improvisation: an introduction to a vitalizing dance form. McFarland. p. 153. ISBN 978-0-7864-2647-8. Retrieved 2011-01-13.