Extending our skin – CI Workshop Online

with Dorte Bjerre Jensen – May 1-2

Contact improvisation in your own space: multidirectional support and the power of your imaginary dancepartner. 

Improvisation is a practice that is dealing with the unknowable, the unpredictable by letting your body respond physically to the environment and its ability to trust its own physical intelligence. Your body creates space and it is space, and it’s constantly be-coming while extending its skin out in space. 

You are not alone. There is this multidirectional support within our bodies and around us.
Our one and only constant truly committed partner is the earth, the floor underneath our feet.
We will enjoy its magical support and let ourself move with ease. 
We will let us be supported by the air and the space we are in.
And within this we will allow ourselves to  sense the notion of: whatever you touch is touching your back!!(Karen Barad)

We will let our imaginary dancepartner guide us and surprise us , and allow ourselves to go places we haven’t visited before.

“…I must engage my own imagination to break free” adrienne marry brown

With a sense of subtle readiness and playfulness, we will meet the moment with our senses open. We will allow ourselves to move spherical with a clear powerful connection from center to extremities.

Teacher Bio

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 M.F.A. from the Danish National School of Performing Arts “Dance Partnership” for professional dancers included an emphasis on artistic research, facilitation and phenomenological research methods at the Danish National School of Performing Arts (DDSKS). Her final research project was in the frame of process philosophy and contact improvisation. Additionally, Dorte is an educated Hatha Yoga teacher, Rosen Method therapist, and Conscious Touch therapist. She has been researching and practicing contacting 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: “Facilitating Thinking-Touch through Process Philosophy and Contact Improvisation”

in Thinking Touch: Artistic, Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives on Partnering and Contact Improvisation(forthcoming) Editor Malaika Sarco-Thomas: Cambridge Scholar Press Forthcoming, 2020 and “Kontaktimprovisation.” in Dans 22. Bevægelse. Koreografi. Performance , 129–141. Mie Lykke Nielsen : Frydenlund, 2018.

Friday 1st of May : 16-18 
Saturday 2nd of May : 10-12  
Please arrive 10 minutes before start

I will establish contact and connect around any questions you may have. We will all gather at the end to have a discussion, answer questions, and close for the time being.

Preparation Instructions: Prepare an area of your home for this online workshop. The beauty is that we all have different “dance spaces”, so allow yourself to be creative with your own space. Maybe it is time to re-decorate your room 😉

At anytime you are welcome to turn off your video, to mute and un-mute – although it is nice to be able to see each other, but it is totally up to you!!

Fee: 500 kr 
Sign up via email to Dorte Bjerre Jensen: dotbjerre@hotmail.com 

You will receive a zoom link when you have paid to Swish: 0709-541695 to Malini Odenhall or you can chose to pay to Dorte Bjerre Jensen (you will get Dortes bank details when she has received your email:-)

Thank you so much!

Looking much forward 🙂
Warm wishes

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