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Spirals and spheres


This contact improvisation workshop dives into the nature of spirals and spheres that surround us and are within us. We study spirals as internal and external pathways into our
solo and contact dancing.

Spirals are curved patterns and circular shapes that help us to soften our bodies and create more tangible connections while moving. Spirals and spheres are curving in their nature that can assist us in reading the directions for common pathways in weight share and flight. They can also be a tool for finding more lightness and momentum for our 
dancing contact improvisation.

Through the palette of hands on practices, exercises and scores for dancing, we inspire and generate action for improvisations. We pay attention to the dynamics of listening and use simplicity as a ground from where complexity can sprout.


Is a Finnish dance maker and teacher. She graduated as dancer in Finland 2004, and holds a MA degree in "Contemporary Dance Education"(MA CoDE, HfMDK,Frankfurt 2010). Since 2008, she’s been teaching Contemporary Dance, Improvisation and Contact Improvisation internationally in institutions, festivals and other venues for dance. In her artistic work, she is curious about the states of presence and body’s ability to transform, embody, and transmit images into knowledge, emotions, language and atmosphere’s. Merging photography, video, sound and text together with materials or objects continues fascinating her in terms of finding more ways to express ideas and execute movement, creating the larger body of her artistic work. 


Photos - Maria Rutanen

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