We take time to slow down to sense the materiality of your body. We practice deep listening and dive into your inverted ocean and bony landscapes to allow your tissues to soften and re-pattern in order to activate unknown and new movement pathways.
This is a collaboration between Dansalliansen and Danscentrum Syd.
Through fine-tuning our perceptions we discover new spaces and sensations. In slowing down to sense the precise detail, intelligence and archive of your tissues, organs, bones and fluids there is endless potential for movement and expression. The discoveries in the subtleties we integrate with outer sensory perception, relating to both the more-than-human and other moving bodies in space. As space opens we allow the dance to unfold and bring in speed, largeness, your own dance archive and perhaps strangeness and the unexpected.
We will each day go into a different structure within the body (such as lungs/ribs, pelvis, spine, skull and limbs) through touch and hands-on partnering, imagery, verbal poetic guidance, experiential anatomy and improvisation. There will be time for writing and reflection.
Underlying ideas within the methods offered is letting go of judgment, being in a state of non-doing/non-endgaining, omni-directionality, learning through self-discovery, being in the unknown and both embodying your subjectivity as well as letting go of it. We practice paradoxes, such as autonomy and bodily agency, collectivity and co-existence.
The practice offered is influenced mainly by Tuva Hildebrands mentor-apprentice relationship with Eva Karczag (original dancer for Trisha Brown, Alexander Technique teacher, Body-Mind Centering, Tai Ji, Qi Gong, Improvisation), but also her background in Skinner Releasing Technique/Open Source Forms, Body-Mind Centering, Alexander Technique and working with teachers, improvisers and dancers such as Stephanie Skura, K.J. Holmes and many more within the post-Judson scene in New York.
"Are you listening or waiting to move? As a researcher within improvisational forms and methods from different somatic practices I am curious about the non-violent practice of relating through listening and moving. I am interested in the idea of ecosomatics; to extend our awareness beyond the ecosystem of our own body to the larger ecosystem in which we are connected to as just a tiny particle. We are touching and being touched, forming and being formed, moving the world and being moved by the world all the time. I am interested in the power of language and states beyond it; in the experiences we carry that are too large to fit into a normative narrative; to move in the glitch, in a state of ”strangeness”, in that which cannot be comprehended. Then we return to language again with a new perception of its content. I ask the question ”what if I can re-write myself into the world through sensing and moving?”. Also, biology is political. So is how we move.” - Tuva Hildebrand
Tuva Hildebrand is a dance maker and somatic movement practitioner with a background (since 2009) in Skinner Releasing Technique / Open Source Forms, Alexander Technique, Body-Mind Centering and improvisational forms. Since 2017 she has been in mentor-apprenticeship with releasing pioneer Eva Karczag, archiving and learning her pedagogical and artistic practice. Tuva Hildebrand worked and lived in New York from 2011-2018 for the organisation Movement Research and choreographers such as Heather Kravas, Julie Mayo and Stacy Grossfield. She is one of the initiators of the organisation Plattform för Improvisation & Somatik. Her latest piece ”Sensuous Repair: An Eco-somatic Investigation” premiered in September 2023 at 3:e Våningen in Gothenburg, and it’s prequel ”Dear Earthling” premiered at Inkonst in 2022. In 2018-2020 Hildebrand did an MFA research in the methods of Karczag, Skinner Releasing Technique / Open Source Forms and her own artistic practice from a queer-feminist perspective, specifically within ideas of non-violence and gender performativity.