Contemporary Dance

Focusing on the 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 various body qualities, musical knowledge, and performance experiences.

Teaching emphasizes building necessary strength and understanding of your own body, which is helpful in all aspects of life! We work with technique and creativity, which resembles the life of a professional dancer.

 

With specific tasks and precise tools, we explore our movement abilities while we perform group movement sequences.

Teacher

Kirstine Kyhl Andersen

Kirstine Kyhl Andersen teaches modern dance and ballet at Vestjyllands Højskole. She trained as a dancer and choreographer at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam;

 

Collaborating 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 stage expression, somatic practices, contact/improvisation, and composition.

For over ten years, Kirstine has been 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 fulfill her childhood dream of attending a ballet school in Copenhagen. However, she developed 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 organized yet chaotic movement of the cows' tails. This vision continues to be a great inspiration.