Sustainable Dance Training / Dorte Bjerre Jensen (DK ) /Kontaktimprovisasjon
Caring with- sensitizing oneself.
As a dancer, artist, researcher and educator I am interested in our bodys innate ability to respond physically to the environment, and the surprisingly ways we create relational matrices by compo-sing our bodies in and with space.
I wish to propose a practice of caring with. Caring with in the attendance to others, with asymmetry of touch, friction, gravity, senses, and smells, caring with inside the unequal, messy and troubled situations. Caring with as deep listening.
Caring with is about proposing an embodied multisensory affectively and politically targeted way of knowing, grounded in sensitizing oneself to each other and the “more than human” sentience, by asking: what modes of attention and practices of attunement can bring us into responsible relationships? To care with and get carried away!
The practice of care creates the condition of being vulnerable to others. A vulnerability that creates space for unpredictable encounters: “we are not in control, not even of ourselves… we are thrown into shifting assemblages, which remake us as well as our others”. (Tsing: Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins).
I take point of departure within the practice of contact improvisation, instant composition and performative scores.
Sustainable Dance Training er et samarbeid og utveksling mellom våre søsterorganisasjoner i de nordiske landene; Danscentrum Stockholm (SE), Dansehallerne (DK) og Tanssille ry (FI).
Dorte Bjerre Jensen (DK) er en av de fire unike kunstnerne som er plukket ut til denne nordiske undervisningsturnéen.
Sustainable Dance Training er støttet av Nordisk Kulturfond
Photo: Mathias Vejerslev