no room for the instinctive
no room for the instinctive is based on choreographer Lars Dahl Pedersen’s artistic solo and research practice. Since 2014, the practice has been presented in many forms; for instance, at workshops serving as a starting point for discussion and reflection – as well as creative and embodied group explorations.
The purpose in no room for the instinctive is for the practitioner to try to access and stay in a certain mode of being where both a creative and critical awareness is always present. This is done in order to be able to be open to change and to show how it is possible to challenge oneself in the action. By doing the practice the idea is that the unconscious will lead the dancer and at the same time the dancer tries to catch ‘the moment of recognition’. In addition, the dancer will talk and dance at the same time to illustrate the process of what he/she is interested in finding. This is not equivalent to making movement for a piece or performing in front of an audience. Rather, as a training of the ability of being both thoughtful and instinctive with the body, the practice is an end in itself.