Vega: FROM INSIDE OUT - Performative qualities in Contactimprovisation

Performance. Contactimprovisation. Composition. Dance.

Seeing. Being seen. Doing. Choosing. Being. Presence.

All are big themes, what do they mean for each of us? For me?

Dance and expression are arising from inside out - from feeling and sensing, from energy, from authenticity - being in the moment, and feeling what is true in it. Following our curiosity and inspiration.

I am interested in this stretchable area between unknown and known, intuition and technique. Structure and emotion. How to bring us in this blessed state of flow, where we become one with our dance, and our body knows how it needs to move.

In this intensive we bring light on such improvisational qualities as space, time, rhythm, composition in contactimprovisation. We´ll touch and re-visit as well basic principles and techniques of contact as our shared language and vocabulary. We will play with tools of breathing in and out from contact, creating playful sphere of listening, where surprises and choices can lead us into adventure!

Vega / Katri Luukkonen

is dancer, performance-artist, and festival-organizer originally from Helsinki, Finland. She has graduated from TEAK - Theatre Academy of Finland - as dance- and theatre-teacher (MA). She is one of the organizers of Goa Contact Festival, and teaches her winters in Arambol. Vega is also co-organizing In-Touch -festivals and BodyLove -festival in Berlin, and in elsewhere.

"...I am drawing my inspirations from contact improvisation, authentic movement- and voice, BMC, meditation, breathing-techniques... For me it is important to root the expression and movement into your inner energetical state, and emotional body. From inside out. Finding the balance between being and doing, technique and sensing-feeling-intuition... Staying connected to the source and flow, but within structures. All the elements can grow together, opposites feeding each others.

I Love dancing and kissing, I love fighting and feeling the fire, I love honesty and authenticity, spontaneity and extremes. Flow and Intuition. Listening the moment, waiting in stillness. Flying like a dream in the air.