Haptic sensation

How to approach a strange body? What do I feel when I’m touching it?

shadow shapes
shadow shapesphotod.p.directorfrom the left to the rightyear2014©disdance projectcomment

The partner’s body outline is being explored; from a great distance, with only less distance to the body und finally alongside the body shape. In doing so the hand is used as a thicker, thinner, softer or harder paint brush. But also other body parts which are more difficult to use can become a painting-tool.

dead man
dead manphotod.p.directorfrom the left to the rightyear2013©disdance projectcomment

Relaxing, feeling light, handing over the responsibility. Concentrating, carefully supporting the other body, taking responsibility for it.
This exercise bodily emphasizes the importance of responsible contact.