Animal Movement Exploration – Subtle Readiness
A contact improvisation workshop with Dorte Bjerre Jensen
Moving moves me. It’s the life force within me and around me. My research is currently driven by an interest in our body´s innate ability to respond physically to the environment and how the use of images can support and develop our dancing. We will ask questions such as: what does it mean to trust our own physical intelligence? How can survival and bodily readiness be a motivation for movement? And how do we meet the present moment with our senses open and composing our own response? For me, animals are their movement and they need to be able to move to survive. It’s their subtle readiness, playfulness, their instincts and their listening with the whole body that inspires me. The workshop will be fun, challenging, creative and hopefully it will inspire you to use your body and mind in a new way!
Dorte is a school teacher, yoga teacher, Rosen Method therapist, Conscious Touch therapist and completed a 2-year postgraduate education for professional dancers at the Danish National School of Performing Arts. She teaches contact improvisation nationally and internationally, in dance and acting schools, at festivals and in open workshops. She offers her work to professional dancers, actors, people in leadership roles, and to the general public. She is deeply interested in bodily movement and expression as an art form both in practice and in theory. As an artist Dorte creates, directs and performs. For more information, see www.dortebjerrejensen.dk.
Saturday 18 Nov: 10-18 workshop
Sunday 19 Nov: 10-16 workshop
There will be a lunch break from 13-14. You can bring your own food, or buy some sandwiches not so far from the venue.
On Sunday 19 Nov right after the workshop there is a jam for everyone with Dorte as warm-up facilitator. Warm up 16-17, jam 17-19.
Kompani 415, Marketenterivägen 1, 415 28 Göteborg. http://kompani415.se/event/
Ten minutes walk from the tram stop Bellevue or three minutes walk from the bus stop Brovägen. Look for a big yellow wooden house. Free parking right in front of the building.
Sliding scale SEK 600 (unwaged) SEK 900 (low waged) SEK 1200 (waged)
To reserve your place, please first contact the Göteborg contact collective at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your registration is valid once we have received your transfer of the full fee to the following account:
Account holder: Carine Cassia
Account number: 5694 04 676 29
Clearing number: 5694
Bank: SEB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken).
Don’t forget to put your name and what the payment is for (“WS Nov 17” for example) in the payment reference. Registration deadline: 14 November.