to dance is mainly shaped by my long experience in
Composition, a training that focuses on the development
of the dancer's technical and compositional skills as
tools to compose instantly by improvising.
I also give workshops in Skinner
Releasing Technique, an approach to dance
that can be seen as an experiential practice of kinaesthetic
training that is based on the power of poetic imagery
as a key to deeper kinaesthetic experience of movement.
Both approaches - Instant Composition and Skinner Releasing
Technique can be practised independently as self-contained
modes of dance training. At the same time they can complement
and feed each other in their specific ways of developing
and training the physical body/mind as well as opening
the imagination and creative spirit.
In addition to Instant Composition and Skinner Releasing
Technique I teach classes in Explorative
Anatomy, Movement Research, Dance Technique, Composition
and Methods for Teaching Dance and Movement.
In any teaching situation my interest
lies in creating a frame in which students learn to
develop their own way of working with the proposed tools,
and cultivating their individual language of dance rather
than learning a specific style or aesthetic.