Mirva Mäkinen Movement and Touch
The dialogue between movement and touch
Movement and touch are key elements for me in creating dynamic development of the experience in contact improvisation and dance. I am always curious to find tools what helps to dance contact improvisation. How to create alive dancing dialogue by using touch, weight and balance? I am interested what kind of details we can find from the dance by listening to the live situation. I remind myself that in every moment there are many possibilities where i can guide or allow dance to go. What is happening between movement and touch?
I am curious, how well we recognize when we are leading or following the dance or when being just passive? What are my habits in dance and what are the directions in movement where I never want to go? Often i wonder, how can we continue movement after loosing touch from our partner. Is there any gap between or is it just part of the dialogue? I keep on asking, where movement is coming from and where it is going at? Is there difference when i am moving alone or with partner? So this intensive will be lot about what kind of choices we make in dance and technical tools for contact improvisation.
I think body is designed by nature, or has evolved in nature. It is like landscape with great efficiency. Like landscape we are breathing and changing naturally.