Teachers

Mirva Mäkinen (FIN)

Mirva Mäkinen (FIN)

Movable support and flying technique in contact improvisation  Contact improvisation is based on the communication between two moving bodies that are in physical contact and their combined relationship to the physical laws that govern their movement; gravity, momentum, inertia. The body, in order to feel these sensations, learns to release excess muscular tension and abandon a certain quality of willfulness to experience the natural flow of movement. This class will include rolling, falling, being upside down, following a physical point of contact, supporting and giving weight to a partner. We will aim towards movable support and gentle flying technique. Mirva […]

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Alex Guex (CH/FR)

Alex Guex (CH/FR)

A TRIBUTE TO TOUCH  Contact Improvisation & Body Mind Centering ® What else to do in thise crazy time? A propose: a “revolution through touch”! That was how the CI was described  by Karen Nelson 30 years ago. We are in charge of it ,now more than ever. So in this intensive, I feel like taking time together to deepen our commitment to touch, building truth and trust in it. Sensing it, feeling it. There is ways to explore touch as nutrition, ways to explore it as a deep place of support . There is borders to be re-opened, meeting to […]

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Dorte Bjerre Jensen (DEN)

Dorte Bjerre Jensen (DEN)

Relational Fields 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 […]

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Consuelo Pacheco (CHL)

Consuelo Pacheco (CHL)

EMBODIMENT OF PRESENT TIME I think about C.I. as an investigation in two simultaneous directions: stillness and movement. Both directions bring to appear the consciousness of present time on to the body, the duration of the sensation, the speed of attention, the constant of gravity testing our balance, the frequency of the sensitive stimulus, the rhythm of breathing, the proximity of the reflex reactions. The perception is a great improvisation dance with deep connections in to the present. How can we make our practice a psychophysics consciousness experience of time? In this sense, as improvisers in search of unknown landscapes, […]

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Marc Torrents (ESP)

Marc Torrents (ESP)

Toolbox for moving contact situations  In this classes we will work with diferent scores o phisical tools that will help us later in organizing our body and find fluidity for improvising: gravity, weight, unstable equilibrium, skin and touch, direction of the eyes, continuity, impulses, relationship with the other. All this as basic tools to go into momentum and the phisical response in a healthy and sicure way. Ojectives: To explore diferent poits of view to be prepared to practice CI. Give the body the tools to move out of axes. Increase the body perseption to have better responds. Have presense […]

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Marcella Carrara (ITA)

Marcella Carrara (ITA)

FLUID MIND In this class I will share my investigation around some event that keep my mind moving and my body available while I dance C.I. We will look at the “ground reaction” as bio-mechanic phenomenon. The architecture of the bones direct the weight downwards with the resistance of the floor replying with an upward supportive force, called ground reaction. To be able to receive this force back and let it travel along the body structure it’s one of the key of joy and grace in dancing. We will play with some primitive patterns and see how they can nourish […]

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