Dorte Bjerre Jensen
Caring with- sensitizing oneself

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.

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.

As a director, creator, choreographer, and performer, Dorte Bjerre Jensens work is anchored in an evolving artistic inquiry into multisensory relations of ecological attention through movement, manifested as performance, participatory performative scores, live art installations,workshops, and writing. From 2019-2022, she was a part of the research project Experimenting, Experiencing, Reflecting (EER): between Studio Olafur Eliasson and the Interacting Minds Centre (IMC), Århus university. As part of EER, she performed the piece Sharing Perspectives (SP) at Tate Modern London. SP that is grounded within the practice of contact improvisation and score design, gave a rare insight into the world of the other by embodying another person’s perspective. As ways to navigate the pandemic, she developed the performative scores, Greeting Cards (2020), which questioned and redefined the choreographed gesture greeting; and INviteME Online (2021), which invited participants to reconnect to their private spaces, plants, and each other. She publishes these collaborations in both artistic and scientific books and journals. Her latst work Cluster of Forces, a hybrid between interactive installation and performance investigates everything is in flux, including our ability to survive! We are always already deeply connected to each other and the more-than-human through touch, fragrances and frequencies. It messes with the genius solo-artist and the interdependency of life and work, a feminist-materialist aesthetics of production (Ullerup). More info: Article Sharing Perspectives:


Dorte Bjerre Jensen


Caring with- sensitizing oneself




3.20–24.2023, 10:00


1 hour 30 minutes


Dirch Passers Allé 4, 2000 Frederiksberg


Photo credit Mathias Vejerslev

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