Jan Boeschoten

Jan BoeschotenJan Boeschoten: Marketing. The first viewed dance piece was “The Law of Remains” of the deceased Reza Abdoh (1993 Kampnagel). This piece provided me a truly awakening experience – it opened the border to the audience and allowed direct body contact. Shortly after this I had the first class in contact improvisation with Ka Rustler at the Berlin Tanzfabrik. My first intensive teacher for contact improvisation was Dieter Heitkamp 1999 in Tanzfabrik, Berlin. At that time I started to visit many international festivals for contact improvisation in Freiburg, Göttingen, Misgav (Israel) or Orvieto (Italy).

In following years I professionalize my skills in workshops by Nancy Stark Smith, Daniel Lepkoff, Nita Little, Stefanie Maher, Martin Keogh, Scott Wells, Jess Curtis, Keith Hennessy, Ricardo Morrison, Felix Ruckert (Tools System), Cathy Caraker, Nien Marie Chatz, Karl Frost, Ray Chung, Howard Katz Fireheart, Andrew Harwood, and many others. Since 2006 I am also dancing Tango Argentino. Based on the variety of movements in contact improvisation and tango I lead some laboratories to integrate both dance languages into „contango“.