Expressing embodied poetry to space

Language from feet and floor

What if we consider our body a vehicle of language. From which we can talk to space, articulate, formulate, create shapes. From which we can communicate with the other. I would like to explore how we can be shaped by earth, grow from our ground. How we can let our anatomic system articulate and move into languagelike poetic expressions. Moving and talking from Feet and Floor. In these classes we will move through softness and strength, stability and playfulness. We will taste different skills and viewpoints that can work as principles and guidelines as we try to navigate and make choices in different spaces. We will make restrictions into possibilities and we will try to see what we can not see, try to move from stillness and to express what we didn ́t know we needed to say. We will go through techniques and scores. Working in solo, duo and different group constellations. I am inspired to work a lot with feets ́ relating to surfaces, upside-down, with invitations and reading movement, with levers and weight sharing. How can i support the other even though I stay focused on my own individual research? How can I stay engaged in a dance with others and at the same time have awareness of my own choices, directions and inspirations?

Johan Nilsson

I am working with natural sciences, art and gardening. I am a trained gardener/teacher in Biodynamic farming. Its connection to alternative methods and its deep relationship to the natural world are great sources of inspiration to me. I dance CI since 2004. In improvisation I experience the same fascination as when I was a child playing in the forest, in contact with nature, in a world full of imagination and playfulness. My earlier movement history includes sports, capoeira, African dance, world dance and fire spinning. My main inspiration in CI comes from Måns Erlandsson and Malin Anclair, Stockholm. The last few years I have been participating as teacher and performer in several projects, festivals and dance events in Europe. For the past seven years I have beenteaching classes and organizing CI events in Järna and Stockholm. I like to use imagination and the fascination of small details as tools to create my own dance and as inspiration in contact with others. From fire-spinning comes the fascination of continuously travelling weight. In contact improvisation I like to relate to weight shifts and space and I definitely love to take a certain amount of risk.