I have at times found it effective to ask students to not ask questions and just watch. Dropping the verbal, doubting self can invite our ability to perceive and understand physically what we see and experience to blossom.
The intensive will be an improvised relationship among us all and between me as instructor and the group. We will have time together as dancers, feeling our way through and using non-verbal communication, ranging from intended physical transparency, feeling, proprioceptive sensing, and telepathy-like mimesis to more fore-brain moments of symbolic gesture and pantomime. We all come with the agreement of contact improvisation, but that is a big territory and we will feel our way through the details
The silence invites introspection and a moving beyond verbal concepts to the sensorially perceived world. Contact invites reflection on the body and the self in relation to environment and other. We come together with a very basic mutual agreement of exploring physical contact within a frame of classic contact improvisation (sensing, being in physical/mechanical relationship, weight sharing, exploring the range from diving into subtle details to playful mutual challenging, risk taking and responsibility for self). Again, we feel our way through the details.
Eyes closed solo movement and mutual witnessing will be a recurring practice. How does the curiosity I have about myself transfer to curiosity about other or myself in relationship to environment and other?
I will be teaching through a mixture of demonstration and non-verbal communication. We’ll try to create together a mutually supportive environment for introspection and mutual curiosity. You will be asked to explore following your authentic interest and awareness based on what you see and in physical and investigative relationship with others.
Early Bird price - 420 €
(before May 31)
Regular price - 450 €
(after June 1)
Jam by The Sea +100 €
(120 without festival)