The compositional work focuses on
developing specific skills to compose with. The work
identifies and explores the different layers of composition
such as use of space, phrasing, rhythm, timing, atmosphere,
dramaturgy and story.
By practicing Instant
Composition in different configurations one develops
the ability to read other dancers, the specific compositional
situation, as well as one's own body while dancing.
Here lies the challenge to coordinate sensing and making
sense with compositional activity: to be quick enough
in tasting and reading what is being made - and making
clear decisions while dancing.
Watching others and being watched while dancing provides
insight into the different perspectives of dancer and
audience. Here one can train one's ability to read a
composition from the inside, as well as from the outside.
During the last couple of
years I have developed workshops and projects in Instant
Composition for example focusing on specific subjects
Time Perception - Space Perception
- Body and Voice - Musicality in Dance - Dialogue through
Sensing: the Action of Touch - Skin & Bones: Body
Textures - Moving Dialogues: Partnering Work - Score