Contemporary dance is a dance performance genre that was developed during the mid twentieth century and has since grown to become one of the dominant genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world. The idea was to be freed of classical dance codes (Ballets Russes).
Nowadays, it has obviously evolved but keeps its fundamental objectives. It focuses on body expression and links between body and soul. Space, matter, body possibilities are developed. Students will work on weight, muscular tension or “relâché”.
Teachers can leave room to improvisation (which is a fundamental of contemporary creation).