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Contemporary dance: improvisation training

Start Sun 3 March '24
10:30 - 13:00

8 sessions


Standard price: € 166
All prices

Location R7
New Yorkstraat 7
9000 Gent

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Language & teacher(s) Dutch/English

During these Sunday morning series, we enter the space of instant composition & improvisation, in which the concept of connection can not be ignored. How are time and a sense of space connected? How does my own movement or dance fit into that? What choices do I have in connecting with another dancer? How do we influence each other?

We open and train both our movement vocabulary and our perception. We sharpen our senses and instincts. We become more aware of space and spatial ordening on the one hand, and of time and dynamics on the other. We start to grasp how the two are connected what our own place within them is.

"The action of improvising produces coincidences, and to take responsibility for them, without any apology, is part of the compositional process." - Julyen Hamilton

We listen, in different ways. To ourselves, our fellow dancers and to the whole of our composition. We look at how we make choices. Choices based on the point where reason meets instinct. Different themes will alternate: timing and dynamics, minimalism, movement qualities, beginning and end of an action, where and how are we present, at what moment does our dance become a composition ...

We experience individually and in smaller or larger groups how we relate to all these themes. We find out how the events around us affect our dance. And how our dance and our choices echo far beyond us.


Bring a bottle of water for during the class.

Level of experience

Level 2: You have basic experience in contemporary dance, improvisation and composition.


  • Sun 3 March '24
    10:30 - 13:00
    R7 - danszaal
  • Sun 10 March '24
    10:30 - 13:00
    R7 - danszaal
  • Sun 17 March '24
    10:30 - 13:00
    R7 - danszaal
  • Sun 28 April '24
    10:30 - 13:00
    R7 - danszaal
  • Sun 5 May '24
    10:30 - 13:00
    R7 - danszaal
  • Sun 12 May '24
    10:30 - 13:00
    R7 - danszaal
  • Sun 26 May '24
    10:30 - 13:00
    R7 - danszaal
  • Sun 2 June '24
    10:30 - 13:00
    R7 - danszaal



  • Better world price
    € 183 Pay a little extra, help make WISPER affordable for everyone
  • Standard price
    € 166 Covers the costs of your course
  • Reduced price
    € 133 If you have trouble making ends meet
  • Social discount UiTPAS Ghent
    € 33 (max 6 / year) only for Ghent citizens


Mileen Borgonjon

Mileen coordinates the dance program for WISPER in Ghent and Antwerp. She is a dancer, performer…
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Helena Vandecasteele

Helena Vandecasteele is a dancer, creator and teacher. In 2017, she graduated from Codarts - the…
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