Focusing on floor and release techniques, contemporary offers a discovery of dance. You will gain a foundation in modern dance and an understanding of the body as a means of expression.
We explore a wide range of body qualities, musical knowledge, and performance experiences.
Teaching emphasises building necessary strength and understanding of your own body, which is useful in all aspects of life! We work both with technique and creativity, which resembles the life of a professional dancer.
With specific tasks and precise tools, we explore our individual movement abilities while we perform group movement sequences.
Kirstine Kyhl Andersen
Kirstine Kyhl Andersen teaches modern dance and ballet at Vestjyllands Højskole. She received her training as a dancer and choreographer at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam; she has been based in Copenhagen since then. In collaboration with composer and guitarist Niels Bjerg, she founded the music and dance company WE GO. Their concert and dance performances developed a distinctive expression of the symbiotic relationship between dance and music.
Throughout her education, she explored various modern dance techniques, improvisation for choreography or as stage expression, somatic practices, contact/improvisation and composition.
For over ten years, Kirstine has been active as a board member of the De Frie Koreografer Associations and Scenedans in Denmark. Both work to improve Danish dancers' working conditions and to ensure a dialogue between artists and institutions. Since 2013, she has been training director at Kitt Johnson's "Open Training".
As she grew up in rural Denmark, she couldn't fulfil her childhood dream of attending a ballet school in Copenhagen. She did, however, develop a ‘just do it' approach to life. Her first choreography experience was inspired by staring at a field full of cows outside her window. She was amazed by the organised yet chaotic movement of the cows' tails. This vision continues to be a great inspiration.