To understand what I' am saying, you have to believe that dance is something other than technique. We forget where the movements come from. They are born from life. When you create a new work, the point of departure must be contemporary life - not existing forms of dance.
Pina Bausch

Contemporary Dance

Contemporary is an expressive and dynamic dance form where free movement of the body is in focus. The genre comes from Modern dance, jazz dance and classical ballet and allows the dancer to move versatile, individually and with organic movements that flow in and out of each other.
More than rigid and isolated movements, contemporary works with an organic liquid and dynamic vocabulary that allows the dancer to utilize the body's full potential in a free and playful way. Abrupt changes of direction, the dancer's ability to move with power, speed and ease in and out of the floor, and an availability to fill movements, are all features of this form. In Contemporary we work with concepts such as floor work, fall and recovery, suspension, counter balance and release.
Acclaimed contemporary choreographers and dance companies are, among other:
Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/Rosas (NL), Ohad Naharin/Batsheva Dance Company (IL), Hofesh Shechter Company (GB), Akram Khan Company (GB), Sasha Waltz & Guests (DE), Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods (US/DE/BE), Anouk van Dijk/Chunky Move (AU), Dansk Danseteater (DK) to name a few.