My first encounter with contemporary dance happened when I was nearly twenty and still it was strongly affected by the aesthetics of classical dance. My highest goal at that time was to become an excellent ‘dance reproducer’, i.e. master my skills in learning and repeating choreographic material - fixed material, which as a dancer you are not allowed to change. You can only master your skills in reproducing it over and over again.
My values and interests in dance started to change after I got to know some of somatic techniques. It was a slow process of sinking into the internal sensations and learning how to handle those, after years and years I’ve spent floating on the surface of my own body and physicality. The main lesson I’ve learnt from that practice was to accept changes, CONSTANT CHANGES. Changes in breathing, in muscle tone, in perception of my own body, finally, in movement which can be repeated many times, but each single time it feels different. Observing my body through the flow of changes was my first step to discover movement improvisation – the discipline which helped me to reveal my creative identity. In this process Julyen Hamilton was the person whose artistic and pedagogical approach had the most influence on me.
Passionate about creating dances in the instant moment of time – this is where I find myself at this period of my professional and personal path. In this passion I practice how to be attentive to all the changes which constantly happen inside and outside of the body while I’m creating dances. I practice to navigate between static conclusion and dynamic perception. I practice to deal with what is happening instead of what should happen. I practice to materialize the immaterial: to dissolve my ideas into the dances. I practice to create poetry through movement, sound and words.