When teaching Instant
Composition I start from explorative work that zooms
into the tangible body and its physiology. I focus on
exploring different body systems like the skin, the
soft tissues or the bones and experiencing how their
specific role in the body can inspire our dance and
lead to specific movement material.
Exploration of the architecture,
function and movement qualities of specific body parts
(like the spine, the hip joints, the torso, the pelvis
or the extremities) refines our movement capacities
and improves our skills.
Specific exercises stimulate coordination, kinaesthetic
awareness and the different senses in order to open
up the creative body as a rich source for dancing.
In addition to the anatomy of the body, the technical
work explores the dancer's relationship with space,
floor and environmental factors such as gravity. Working
on different ways of rolling, sliding and being on or
off the floor gives clear physical feedback and clarifies
the dancer's spatial intention.