Details in Dance, Mirva Mäkinen
|About masterclass: ||During this intensive i am curious to find tools what helps to dance Contact improvisation. How to create alive dancing dialogue by using touch, movement, weight and balance? What kind of details we can find from dance by listening the alive situation. What if I have every moment many possibilities where i can guide or allow dance to go. How well we recognize when we are leading or following the dance? So this intensive will be lot about what kind of choises we make in dance and also about juicy details and basic principles of Contact Improvisation.
|About Mirva Mäkinen: ||I am 33 years old professional dancer, choreographer and teacher from Finland. My friends from contact improvisation scene call me "White rabbit", which was my first CI name, after that I have been called "Jääkarhu" (polar bear) and latest one is "Mirvana".
I enjoy moving and I love to dance contact!
I have studied movement in different places. I have Masters degree in Art of Dance (Theatre Academy of Helsinki, Finland) and before that I made Masters of Physical Education (University of Jyväskylä, Finland). I have learned CI, dance and movement by studying, teaching, performing and practicing. I love to explore my body and I am curious for all the movement possibilities. I find other inspiration from contemporary dance (release technique), astanga yoga, meditation, aerial dance and acrobatics. I work as a dance teacher in Kallio high school which is special school for performing arts in Helsinki, Finland. I also work as a freelance dancer and choreographer. My most important teachers has been my dance partners.