My current interest lies around questions of authenticity. In the correlation between sensation and physicality, I am looking for a state of ‚unknowing’. As a dancer, I feel we are confronted with sensory (over-) stimulation that results in the patterning and de-sensitising of our physical response to our environment and therefore in the loss of authenticity.

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 see the human. 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. 

 

 

© Mirjam Gurtner. dancers: Adam Gain, Anne-Gaëlle Thiriot, Sophie Arstall, Mirjam Gurtner