These morning classes with Dorte Bjerre Jensen wish to propose a practice of caring with. Caring with in the attendance to others, with asymmetry of touch, friction, gravity, senses, and smells, caring with inside the unequal, messy and troubled situations. Caring with as deep listening.
Caring with is about proposing an embodied multisensory affectively and politically targeted way of knowing, grounded in sensitizing oneself to each other and the “more than human” sentience, by asking: what modes of attention and practices of attunement can bring us into responsible relationships? To care with and get carried away!
As a dancer, artist, researcher and educator Jensen is interested in our body ́s innate ability to respond physically to the environment, and the surprisingly ways we create relational matrices by composing our bodies in and with space.
The practice of care creates the condition of being vulnerable to others. A vulnerability that creates space for unpredictable encounters: “we are not in control, not even of ourselves… we are thrown into shifting assemblages, which remake us as well as our others”. (Tsing: Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins). I take point of departure within the practice of contact improvisation, instant composition and performative scores.
Studio: Zen 1
How to get there?
Zen 1 is located on third floor, please use the backstairs to access the studio.
Go in via the main entrance on first floor, keep going straight ahead towards the changing rooms next to the climbing area on the first floor, open the door in the far end and go up the stairs until you arrive on the third floor. Zen 1 is through the door on your right side.
Accessibility requires a little extra preparation.
The studios are equipped for wheelchair users. It is possible to use the lift for access up to the 3rd floor. If you wish to use this, please let us know in advance, as the studio you have to go through via the lift is sometimes booked.
We kindly ask you to meet up 15 minutes prior to class, so there is time for “self check in” with your QR code on the ticket.
Only as a member, you can take part in Dansehallerne’s training activities – a year-round program with approximately 5 days of training per week.
This is for all professional members no matter background in dance training, and it is possible to drop in✨
International guests can also join training for free for up to 1 month.
You are also welcome to join Peer 2 Peer Wednesday 22nd of March 5-7PM, where Dorte Bjerre Jensen is invited to a dialogue with the field of contemporary dance.