Contact Improvisation is not restricted by forms. Our movements are free. In other words: they are driven by our own decisions. I am interested in the non-performing aspect of this art. In my understanding, I handle awareness as an own kind of art. Having this in my mind I am exploring a topic, I call "poetic contact".
What is Contact Improvisation?
Contact Improvisation is an evolving system of movement initiated in 1972 by American choreographer Steve Paxton. The improvised dance form is based on the communication between two moving bodies that are in physical contact and their combined relationship to the physical laws that govern their motion—gravity, momentum, inertia. The body, in order to open to these sensations, learns to release excess muscular tension and abandon a certain quality of willfulness to experience the natural flow of movement. Practice includes rolling, falling, being upside down, following a physical point of contact, supporting and giving weight to a partner. Contact improvisations are spontaneous physical dialogues that range from stillness to highly energetic exchanges. Alertness is developed in order to work in an energetic state of physical disorientation, trusting in one's basic survival instincts. It is a free play with balance, self-correcting the wrong moves and reinforcing the right ones, bringing forth a physical/emotional truth about a shared moment of movement that leaves the participants informed, centered, and enlivened.
- early definition by Steve Paxton and others, 1970s, from CQ Vol. 5:1, Fall 1979
Kontaktimprovisation ist ein Tanz, der nicht durch vorgegebene Formen beschrieben ist. Unsere Bewegung sind frei. In anderen Worten bedeutet das, dass sie durch unsere eigenen Entscheidungen entstehen. Mich interessiert daran der Aspekt, dass hier Kunst für ein inneres Publikum gemacht wird. Mit diesem Schwerpunkt begebe ich zu einem Ziel auf die Reise, das ich "Poetic Contact" nenne.