Dorte Bjerre Jensen
I am interested in our body ìs innate ability to respond physically to the environment and its ability to trust its own physical intelligence. Our body creates space and it is space, and it is constantly be-coming while extending its skin out in space.
In this workshop I will take point of departure in my latest research: “Relational Fields” – touch and relation in the frame of process philosophy and contact improvisation. By letting words and practice work together, a living vocabulary will become steppingstones where each one will enable further articulation in body/words/practice. With a sense of subtle readiness and playfulness, we will together with other sensing moving bodies explore the potential of touch as articulated in an active encounter with the unknowable, in a constant relational becoming and inventing.
Dorte Bjerre Jensen (Denmark) is a dancer/performer, researcher, teacher, and organizer. She is deeply interested in bodily movement and expression as an art form both in practice and in theory. As an artist she creates, directs, and performs. Dorte holds a two-year postgraduate education from the Danish National School of Performing Arts “Dance Partnership” for professional dancers included an emphasis on artistic and pedagogical research. Additionally, Dorte is an educated yoga teacher, Rosen Method therapist, and Conscious Touch therapist. She has been researching and practicing contact improvisation for more than 20 years, and teaches contact improvisation nationally( DDSKS,The Academy of music, dance and Theatre, CORPUS The Royal Ballet,The Academy of fine Arts, Ophelia Acting School etc.) and internationally at festivals, and in open workshops. She offers her work to professional dancers, actors, people in leadership roles, and to the general public. Dorte is the author of two chapters: Contact improvisation and Dance & fight, in “Dans22”