New Contact is a unique approach to contact improvisation (and solo), integrating a wide spectrum of techniques related to working with the body. Moving on the full scale of muscle tone, the ability to tune in, but also to offer counter-proposals. Following the shared centre, yet shifting the focus beyond the weight centre, up to and beyond the peripheries. Movement in tune with the fall, yet with the tension in the body – the fascia tapes, and the sets of muscles and tendons. A dance in which focus follows the physics of body behaviour, but also awareness of body-mind emotionality. Searching for beauty in motion, truth in the body, and vibrations that drive movement and expression.
I am interested in the conflict between letting the body be free to respond to stimuli: both physical and emotional, internal and external, and the control needed for safe dance and performative activities. A state in which the body uses both learned skills, such as safe falling or movement through relaxation, as well as innate reflexes and instincts, such as avoiding collisions or situations that favour injuries. Simultaneous body autonomy and control. A state of suspension of the mind while sharpening the senses. Full relaxation and at the same time full readiness to move.