In her artistic research Mirjam Gurtner looks at structured improvisation, instant composition and the interplay between sensation and physicality. Movement is not fixed but defined in each moment. The dancers cannot hide behind set choreography, revealing their decision-making in the moment. Her work searches for the personal in order to point towards what is shared. In collaboration with sound artists she examines the relation between the moving body, its live sound and the audience.
How can we take time to truly meet an encounter and react in the moment? What boundaries, both personal and social, are necessary to fall? I want to make the dancer visible in the complexity of his humanness. How to create a performative space where real risk is taken, where we meet the self in its full strength and total vulnerability? I am looking for the most intimate in order to find what is shared. A genuine sensing of presence, of touch, of being in relation to others.