karen nelson, dancer/choreographer, performer, teacher and organizer, co-taught with mayfield brooks and Ray Chung a life changing 6-day residential workshop called FISSURE (2019) that reverberates with its powerful anti-racist vision and action. karen interrogates whiteness within her own embodiment and larger community continually moving towards fully respecting each being’s experience and identity location. Across decades she has instigated annual dance events investigating access, research and improvisation while touring widely. At the start of social distancing in March, she moved her long practice of Tuning Scores (developed with Lisa Nelson and Image Lab throughout the 1990’s) onto zoom. Now, during this poignant transition for the dance journal Contact Quarterly, karen is a part of the editor team for CQ’s on-line blog format Rolling Edition.