Dorte Bjerre Jensen (Denmark) is a dancer/performer, researcher, teacher, and organizer. She is deeply interested in bodily movement and expression as an art form both in practice and in theory. As an artist she creates, directs, and performs. Dorte holds an M.F.A from the Danish National School of Performing Arts “Dance Partnership” for professional dancers included an emphasis on artistic and pedagogical research. Additionally, Dorte is an educated Hatha Yoga teacher, Rosen Method therapist, and Conscious Touch therapist. She has been researching and practicing contacting improvisation for more than 20 years, and teaches contact improvisation nationally (DDSKS, The Academy of music, dance and Theatre, CORPUS The Royal Ballet, The Academy of fine Arts, Ophelia Acting School etc.) and internationally at festivals, and in open workshops. She offers her work to professional dancers, actors, people in leadership roles, and to the general public. Dorte is the author of: “Facilitating Thinking-Touch through Process Philosophy and Contact Improvisation” in Thinking Touch: Artistic, Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives on Partnering and Contact Improvisation(forthcoming) Editor Malaika Sarco-Thomas: Cambridge Scholar Press Forthcoming, 2020 and “Kontaktimprovisation.” in Dans 22. Bevægelse. Koreografi. Performance , 129–141. Mie Lykke Nielsen : Frydenlund, 2018.
Film premiere and performance lecture by Olivia Curt Mesa and Dorte Bjerre Jensen. The film INTIMACY portrays an artistic virtual research on the subject INTIMACY : Even if I can not touch you I feel that you are with me. It is the essence of genuine intimacy! (Marcel, 2008)